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 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
The Raw Book Interview
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.
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.