Manhattan Solstice!

May 31st, 2013

In case you missed this years 1st of 2 Manhattan Solstices also called Manhattanhenge, here is what it looks like from 42nd Street East. I took this picture 2 years ago, but I think this one looked very similar ; ). Its definitely magical when the sun appears sideways on the lower part of the building canyon to appear dead center on the bottom and then slowly sinks into the horizon shifting to the right. The 2nd one this year will be on July 13.

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I just love living in Bushwick. Here are some of my favorite graffiti pieces I have seen strolling around my neighborhood.

 

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When I met her at a photographers party, she wore a snake around her neck and twisted casually like pretzel. Luckily she agreed to a photo shoot. Not only can she do incredible things on a rope with her body she’s also an avid advocate for underprivileged children. She teaches them the art of circus. Recently she started her own non-profit organization.

 

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I went to Boots and Saddles to see CoCo’s hilarious Sunday afternoon show. As you can see the girl worked it.

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She can be a glam puss too if she wants, see below. That was from my shoot at Luck Chengs a few months ago.

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Ass out – ass in!

May 27th, 2013

Ass seen last night on Essex Subway stop

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I couldn’t believe he actually pulled his pants up.

 

Drum Casket is an interactive performance and sound piece, centered around artist Amery Kessler’s invented instrument, Drum Casket. I have met both Amery and Mary Jane at the 2012 Inaugural World Peace Day in Linzhou China. We were all invited by the UN friends & Government of China to the First event for Peace and Art in China. Last night Amery and Mary Jane showed their Drum Casket Installation at the English Kills” Gallery in Bushwick, right around the corner from my studio. Drum whiz Sidy Maiga from Mali worked his magic and made us all dance.

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Favorites at Frieze

May 15th, 2013

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Ryan McGinley – William (David), 2012

 

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Otto Muehl – Aktion Astronaut, 1985 – 1990

 

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Adam Fuss – The Space Between the Garden and Eve, 2013

 

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Katy Grannan – Anonymous, CA 2011

 

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Servet Koçyiğit – Sunset, 2012

 

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Robert Mapplethorpe – Italian Vogue, 1984

 

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YU Hong – Security Screening, Fall 2013

Very17Launch-s

I went to my friend Uscha Pohl’s “Very” Magazine 17th issue launch party in Tribeca. “Very” launched in 1997 and became one of the first fashion-art magazines on the market. I have followed the magazine’s evolution since the “very” first issue and shot for the magazine’s second issue. It is great to see the magazine is still going strong. My favorite article in this issue is “A Circle In The Sand” by Hugh Thompson that talks about discovery of 4000 year old mysterious tree formation called Seahenge.