It’s tricky keeping up with Sandy Kim nowadays. She’s been busy and crazy as ever. Most recently she made the music video for “Wait” by DIIV, the band that Colby plays drums in. Naomi at FADER did a nice write-up about the video.
Sandy is also in an art show called Nudes at Guerrero Gallery in SF alongside folks like Mark Gonzales and Faile. It opens March 9th in case you’re around.
Santiago Muñoz, 14, takes two buses and two trains from Far Rockaway, Queens, through four out of the five boroughs to Bronx High School of Science, where he’s a freshman. I photographed his commute for a project called Journeys to School. It’s a collection of photo essays documenting students going to school all over the world. The project is sponsored by Sipa Press and UNESCO. An exhibition of the work is opening at the UN Headquarters on March 4th and will be on display until March 25th.
This month marks the 7th anniversary of Lovebryan. That’s an eternity in internet time — before Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, when people were still using Myspace and Youtube wasn’t a household word. I made the site on an old eMac that I kept in Anya’s bedroom because I was traveling and didn’t have a home of my own. It’s crazy to see how far everyone has come. Danilo has traveled the whole world making films. Mike has become a serious photographic force. Sandy went from being a graphic design student to everyone’s favorite photographer’s favorite photographer. And I get to take pictures for a living. I’m not going to say that it all started here, but it is all documented here. Seven years of sharing our lives in tens of thousands of pictures (and a few words). Thanks to everyone who has kept visiting the site over the years and the photographers that have continually posted the things that are important to them. I apologize if we get busy and don’t post as much as we should. I have no idea where Lovebryan is going or where it will be in another seven years. But I’m proud that we’ve last this long and really appreciate everyone that cares enough to keep coming back. We’ll do what we can to keep you entertained and inspired.
By Mike Belleme from one of the first Lovebryan posts.
Mike Belleme is featured on CNN Photos for his “Kids of Hate and Love” series. It’s a good edit with some nice background information on the project. Nice to see Belleme being recognized for his most personal work. Big ups.
Danilo is raising money for his new film project called Mr. Grillo: The Thereminist on Kickstarter. It’s a pretty exciting project and perfectly represents our Danilo unique vision. Think about helping out.
Anyone that knows me knows that I love sad music. Even when everything is great, when life is grand, I still can’t help putting on some Sinead O’Connor and letting the emotions fly. So when I saw William Cody Watson’s Sad-Ass Music column on Vice, I felt as if I’d found a brother. Watson came of age in the mid-nineties and does a good job of hitting on all those nostalgic bummer jams of the time. I think our paths diverged a little in high school, but I still back a lot of this man’s playlists.