Here are some pictures of a Voodoo Priest that lives in my backyard and sneaks into my house at night. And you thought you had it bad.
Assisted by Alex Welsh
Makeup by Tessa Travis
Model: Dashaun Wesley
PS: Vice just interviewed me for their Weekend Watchin’ blog.
Here are some pictures of my friends who I see around a lot. I don’t know how else to describe this post.
I just learned how to do moxibustion.
Harry just had his B-day.
There were no dinosaurs bones coming to life, or anything like that, but I premiered my film, and Kalaparusha played his saxophone, and my good friends came out to eat the delicious catering. Here are some pictures from this successful event. (First ones are from our very own Bryan Derballa.)
Kalaparusha, the star of the film, was in attendence dazling the crowds with his free form sax playing.
When I told Kalaparusha that we were showing the film, he got really nervous even though we had spoke about it weeks ahead of time. I think the fact that it was all coming together made him nervous. But it made me nervous too.
We watched the film, but my eyes were on the star. I was nervous to what his expressions might be, but he loved it and even shed a few tears.
I did get to watch the film in bits and pieces when I wasn’t hiding in the back.
Kalaparusha and Michael Logan kept jamming after the film showed.
Some off duty photographers from the Wall Street Journal were there. (Bryan Derballa and Alex Welsh)
Thanks to all that came, curse to all that didn’t. Special thanks to Kalaparusha for letting the world into his life. I imagine it would be a scary thing to do. PS: The film just got into the Rooftop Film Festival in New York on June 18th. So if you missed this event there will be more to come.
I am premiering my documentary entitled “Closeness,” this Friday, April 9th, at the National Arts Club. It’s going to be an awesome event because Kalaparusha and his band will be there playing music, and there will also be plenty of amazing artwork. Also, I painted a painting of Kalaparusha for the show which if anyone bids on it, the money will go to Kalaparusha. So you should come and check it out.
Here are some pictures I took of Kalaparusha after he recorded his newest album and a letter he wrote to the producer of the album about the meaning of the music.
Here is a sneak peek at my Kalo painting:
And here is the full trailer for the film:
CLOSENESS TRAILER from danilo Parra on Vimeo.