I havnt done much updating to my portfolio site. But I finally had some time to add a couple new images to the Commercial and Studio sections, showing off new work with Original Penguin, Hypebeast and HUF. Go check it out here. Enjoy…..
The HUF Summer 13 Look Book I shot just came out today. Check em out and then go over to check out the new HUF store.
Elsewhere in the world they may be known as corner stores, delis and groceries but in New York, these sell-everything party stores are famously (and fondly) referred to as bodegas. They are a vital institution of the city, stretching all five boroughs and selling New York’s roughly 8.3 million residents everything they need from milk to magazines. Their heritage may vary between neighborhoods- Italian, Spanish, Polish and Korean- but the product offering remains more or less the same. Shelves lined with rows of dusty cracker boxes, canned soups with thirty days until expiration, half-ripened produce and a refrigerated section of Good Humor ice creams and single-serve beer cans of an assorted variety are all familiar staples. No matter if your vice is alcohol, gambling, nicotine or sugar, bodegas have a fix for every kind of fiend. You may go for garbage bags but you’ll leave with a few scratch-offs, a new lighter and a bag of chips too.
Even more than the wide selection of goods and local delivery service offering for a nominal fee, it is their 24-hour operation that makes bodegas most convenient. This is also the reason why store owners and register clerks end up getting to know their neighborhood residents on a personal level- because it is those purchases made in the harsh, early hours of the morning that can be most revealing of one’s identity. Most New Yorkers aren’t embarrassed by this phenomenon though, instead they come to trust these people, know them by name, and look forward to seeing them… even if only to talk about the score of the Knicks game last night and find out if anyone hit the Powerball jackpot. Put simply, bodega employees develop into the most comforting kind of friends who remember the way you like your turkey sandwich, have no problem letting you owe them a few dollars from time-to-time and are happy to serve you.
The next issue of Steady titled “Embark” is all printed, and what better way to celebrate the release of this issue than with a PARTY! Come join us this Saturday, February 2nd at Present Company Gallery, Located at 101 North 13th Street, Brooklyn NY. The Party starts at 8pm and goes to 11pm. Free Beer and Zines available, and music by Bessedof. Hope to see you there. Check out the video below filmed by Brandon Kuzma showing a little behind the scenes of the making of this issue.
The Upcoming issue of Steady titled “Embark” will be available soon in a printed edition of 1,000 and available for a digital download at steadyzine.com. Check back soon for more information and release date.
“BEYOND” is an exclusive documentary featuring photographer Joey L. Set in Varanasi, India. The documentary by filmmaker Cale Glendening follows Joey and his assistant Ryan as they complete their latest photo series- “Holy Men.” Almost every major religion breeds ascetics; wandering monks who have renounced all earthly possessions, dedicating their lives to the pursuit of spiritual liberation.Their reality is dictated only by the mind, not material objects. Even death is not a fearsome concept, but a passing from the world of illusion.
Steady Zine Issue One “Subways” Now Available For Download! Get It Here!!!
I haven’t posted many photo updates recently. Probably because I haven’t been shooting as much. But here are a few shots from the last month. I have to get out of the subways. Enjoy
Over the last couple months now, Justin Hogan, Dan Zvereff, and myself have been developing a photo zine titled “Steady“. As the reign of digital media continues to rule, Steady was founded on the desire to see photography printed. In the age where photography has been so far removed from its original, manual process, we seek to bring back the analog nature of the medium. The first issue is now available in retail stores across the city. Check the Steady site for a Retailer List. The Zine will also be available for a digital download on December 7th, so check back then if you dont get your hands on a copy.