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.
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.
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.
Danilo is putting the final touches on his film Mr. Grillo: The Thereminist and he’ll be premiering an excerpt at the Kickstarter Film Fest this Saturday in Brooklyn. There’s a rumor floating around that Mr. Grillo himself might make an appearance. Don’t miss it.
Sandy Kim just released a new book of recent work called Into the Light. It’s an edition of only 500 copies so get yours fast at Pogo Books.
DJ Hennessy Youngman’s CVS Bangers Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 is one hell of a party. This is the music I usually listen to. But I feel conflicted about the mix. It’s simultaneously validating and exploiting my musical taste. What can you do? A banger is banger.
After Danilo worked on this Pharmacopeia story about Isolation Tanks, he tried to make one out of his bathtub. Danilo and Hamilton are a good team and this documentary is as interesting as it is quirky. They’re currently working on some pieces on the other side of the world.
Our friends at MJR made a video of personal work to celebrate their 100th weekly (though often monthly) collection of images. It’s fun to watch, especially if you know any of these fools.
Damn. Jason Molina, the singer and songwriter behind Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co., drank himself to death a couple days go. He was one of my perennial favorites, the voice that got me through break-ups and bus rides for the last ten years. After being so prolific, it’s hard to believe it’s over. A crying shame. I’m gonna spend some time with Axxess & Ace and miss the shit out of this guy.
From a show in SF in 2005. I met him backstage and he confused me with a bike messenger from Indiana.