Sunday, December 28, 2008

Houston Lights

Friday, December 26, 2008

Paul Schiek

THIS GUY is the raddest. Amazing photographs, brilliant publications, what would seem like GREAT SHOWS. His work has popped up here and there for years and I picked up a copy of his newest book from Dashwood a few weeks back. Subscribe to THIS PROJECT if you are rich, or generous, or just better than me.

He also has a new series up on No Found that you can see HERE

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Is the Bestmas

Hope you're all having a good one. Mine looked like this:

A one day hibernation.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Mario Zoots

Check out some more new work HERE

I'm looking forward to working with Mario on a book for SLEEVES.

Which is STILL coming soon, by the way.

Oh the Economy.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Home Style


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Steady Rolling

Back from Texas. 5 Rolls of film, and the photolab can't scan more than three negatives right. We're talking half-frame overlaps. Bullshit. Anyway, while I get them all redone here are two that made it through okay.

Expired film.

Friday, December 5, 2008


Please do yourself a favor and spend some time HERE if you haven't already. Topless girls, vintage motorbikes, and some shred sledding thrown in. Max is the best. Good even if you don't care for any of the latter. Trust me.

Incidentally if anyone knows where I can find his new Vans Syndicate models here in New York, let me know.

Black & White Tile

I've been thinking: I'd like for you to take a long relaxing bath. To half fall asleep in the salts and the steam. To watch me as I sit on the white wooden chair, by the leaky radiator, reading a book and talking to you about what we should have for dinner. When you wake up.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008


RAINOFF BOOKS is new, and from Australia, and I'm stoked and jealous and anxious at the same time.


Friday, October 31, 2008

Niall McClelland

Finally this thing is back in order. I'm uploading straight from my hard drive, but still...

THIS GUY is really fucking awesome. I just spent an hour looking through his blog clicking on stuff and generally being stoked.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Swim Meet

EDIT: Does anyone know why Blogger sized these so strangely? Click for real life size.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Mark Borthwick

Thanks to JUAN for the heads up on this article. Everyone knows how much I love this guy. His work, his music, his words:

"Mark Borthwick spent his teenage afternoons doing makeup, picking psychedelic mushrooms in the forest and cooking them into treats for friends. “We’d wake up every day and make each other up,” says Borthwick, now 42 , an iconic photographer and artist. “Makeup was about creating identities and indulging in the individuality in each of us.” Those bucolic, communal days have stuck with Borthwick, from England to France to his current home in NYC.

Borthwick moved to Paris in 1984, bought a small club and started taking pictures of the stylish patrons. Around this time he became close with soon-to-be influential editors of magazines like i-D and The Face. These relationships ensured that his exuberant, sun-drenched style (incorporating nature, architecture and design with fashion) was on its way to mainstream recognition. Eleven years later, the artist moved to New York City with his daughter and wife, designer Maria Cornejo, and began a series of multidisciplinary collaborations both in and outside the fashion industry.

After settling into family life, his work was published extensively in i-D, The Face, Italian Vogue and Purple, while he staged large, all-inclusive public exhibitions. Borthwick takes pride in the fact that he has never had gallery representation, instead preferring to work on his own terms with artists like Mike Mills, Aaron Rose, Sinéad O’ Connor and Sonic Youth. He favors museums over galleries: “Museums are so much more interesting, because there’s no money involved. It allows me to work completely out of context. If you don’t have a gallery, then you aren’t responsible for the business aspect of things. I just give my work away for free. Why not?”

In continuance of his generous spirit, Borthwick loves sharing his art in his live/work space in Boerum Hill. The multistory property is a legitimate creative utopia with guitars, photographs, slides, records and even friends’ phone numbers lining the walls and cluttering the floors. Just as a Borthwick photo is often identifiable by pulsating light leaking across the frame, his work environment is similarly overexposed; floor to ceiling windows let the sun pour into the apartment and further illuminate the art on the walls. Often, friends will stop by to jam or sample the artist’s well-known culinary experiments, which he considers an integral part of his oeuvre.

In 2001, Borthwick added music to his résumé and began a series of collaborations, which evolved into a group called USUN. Featuring local experimental rock musicians such as Hisham Bharoocha, the band reflects a true collective mind-set, feeding off improvisation and communal art gatherings to create serene acoustic folk music, Borthwick says. “There’s no difference in music, art, photography or even cooking for friends,” says Borthwick. “New York has been, and still is, a place where people can enter a free collaborative environment and communicate without words or genre requirements getting in the way.”

To round out his repertoire, a retrospective book about his career will be released in February 2009. Winkingly titled Not in Fashion, the book presents more than 200 vibrant images from Borthwick’s art, fashion editorials and portrait projects, along with a healthy selection of personal journal entries. “I have this new book because I realized that I needed to share content in a new way,” he says."

Thursday, October 23, 2008