Before We Land – Time Lightbox

My “Before We Land” project is featured on Time’s Lightbox today. The project is an attempt to capture the fleeting moments of youth as we transition from our 20s to 30s. And it’s really validating to get a nod from Time for this work. I’m more inspired than ever to wring out the last few drops of sunlight from what’s left of this summer.

43 Issue 004

Issue 004 of Allen’s skateboard magazine 43 is on sale now and available in select skateshops, bookshops, museums, car trunks, titty bars, luxury hotels, crack dens, and in organic, gluten-free puffed rice cereal boxes. Peep it. There’s supposedly a feature on Danilo. All in the family.

PDN30 Seminar

I’ll be speaking on a panel with two other PDN 30 photographers as part of a seminar on March 26th at 6:30pm at S.V.A. in NYC. The seminar is about strategies for young working photographers. Get ready for some ramblin’.

Bryan Derballa selected for PDN30

On the last day of 5th grade, I won the twist contest. In 11th grade, I got an award for perfect attendance. For the last 15 years, I’ve been living off the glory of winning a few skateboard contests. But now I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been awarded one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers. I’m honored to be included alongside my homie Ben Rasmussen, who is daily source of inspiration, and others I admire like Bobby Doherty and Bryan Schutmaat. These days, my twist is good but great, my attendance is imperfect, and my 360 flips pretty wonky. But I assure you that this photography thing will only keep getting better.

Danilo at Work

Danilo has been on a tear lately. In case you haven’t been keeping up, he’s released yet another video he directed for Skaters called “Miss Teen Massachusetts”, he shot another episode of Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia about Swazi Gold, and he did an great interview for The Raw Book. Dude’s on fire.

Miss Teen Massachusetts

Swazi Gold

The Raw Book Interview

Huck Documentary Photo Special

Our friends at Huck Magazine put out a Documentary Photography Special issue. My Before We Land project is featured alongside a number of close homies, including Mike Belleme, Mustafah Abdulaziz, and Alex Welsh. It’s a gorgeous issue flush with incredible photos from all over. I’m really proud to be a part of it and happy to have this project printed for the first time in such a capacity. Click here to read my story as a PDF.

Subculture in the Digital Age

The New York Times ran an interesting article about subcultures and the photographic documentation of them in the internet age. It’s a discussion that’s pretty relevant to Lovebryan. The article also includes Mike Brodie who put out a beautiful book this year called “A Period of Juvenile Prosperity” and Tod Seelie, with whom I used to share Fecal Face’s NYC blog. Tod just put out his first book called “Bright Nights: Photographs of Another New York”. I’m eagerly awaiting my copy. If you grew up skateboarding or listening to punk rock, you should probably take some of this stuff in.


It’s the 7th Annual Craig Murphey Memorial fundraiser this Sunday, October 20th, at Brooklyn Brewery. They’re charging for tickets this time but it’s totally worth it. There will be a hummus cook-off, all you can drink beer, a raffle, and good ol’ party. Please come out and support the cause.

Proof – National Geographic

My Before We Land project is featured on National Geographic’s brand new photography blog called Proof. Nat Geo is the dream so it’s nice being recognized by them in any capacity. Look for more of the project soon.

Covers, Baby!

Both Mike Belleme and Sandy Kim have magazine covers this month. Mike shot Cat Power for Huck and Sandy shot her friend Sky Ferreira for FADER. I’m really proud of these guys.