I recently helped my partner organize a night of art and activism at the Living Gallery in Brooklyn. As a painter, my partner has always been interested in visual expression and with recent understanding about cat calling and street harrassment amongst our close friends, he wanted to highlight this issue through art making and community. We designed flyers for print and social, wrote a manifest, sourced materials and designed the gallery space to fit our needs. We offered wine and paint supplies to our guests and made art for several hours. Each person pinned their work to a blank wall and we chatted about our experiences. At the end of the night, we took it all down and burned it! The goal was to express ourselves, share and remain present. The production was a lot of fun and the outcome even more so. Here are some photos I took of the event - enjoy!
I've been a ceramics artist for almost 2 years now and I wanted to showcase my work and brand myself, so I created Lonely Clay. The name, logo, brand identity, photography, website and social accounts all developed and designed by me <3 Check out the website and learn more about the branding project here. Enjoy!
Keeping it simple.
I clearly remember this horrifying moment at the Mary Boone gallery in NYC when the gallery attendant pointed at my Kodak disposable camera and asked "What's that?" From that moment on I decided I'd never let film out of my life. So here are a few from a roll I recently had developed. Enjoy!
Working at Laird+Partners has given me a chance to delve into the world's of fashion photographers, installation artists, and the realms of luxury goods in a way I never would have as a freelancer. I've come across some incredible artists and recently discovered Zoe Ghertner - a fashion photographer based out of California. Learn more about Zoe in this interview by Elizabeth Pollard of Corinne.
These are some of my favorites from my research. Enjoy!
playing with photos of Rodin's sculpture - giving her a pulse.
I recently visited the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia and discovered a new love for sculpture. I found beauty in Rodin's ability to translate the grace and rawness of humanity into a solid form. He often modeled with a milky softness but sometimes used a rough touch, conveying extreme emotions and capturing intimate moments. These were some of my favorites from the collection, enjoy.
I've been working a lot lately at Laird + Partners and haven't had much time to update on what's been going on, but I can say that I've been very inspired and am really excited about how 2015 is starting off.
I took a quick trip to Philadelphia with John Haro to visit the new Barnes Foundation and was overwhelmed by the incredible work of master artists like Cezanne, Picasso, Degas, and Courbet - the vastness of the Barnes collection and its new home is not to be missed. Since the trip, I've been on a fine art/painterly kick so these are just a few of the inspirations I've found this month - enjoy and happy new year!
This past weekend I took my Fuji Instax out to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. After my indoor experiments, I discovered that the camera worked best under natural light and decided to capture some Fall beauty in one of my favorite Brooklyn hideouts. These are some of my favorites from the day.
Crazy camera crush! I recently purchased the Fuji Instax 210 when I was traveling in Oregon and it's finally arrived. Fuji offers several sizes, but I opted for the panoramic body because I love shooting landscapes and more conceptual images. These are a few test shots I took today just to get a feeling for the output - automatic flash is a PITA, but overall I'm really happy with the look and feel. Film is forever! Never let it die.
See more of my film photography here and stay tuned for more polaroids.
p.s. if you're interested in experimenting with disposables, this article by Photojojo is awesome. Exploring and shooting with disposables is one of my favorite soul-lifting activities - so much to see, so many outcomes!
Some of the best weekends are the ones with no particular plan in mind. This is how fellow designer and book cover genius, Catherine Casalino and I spent our Saturday. Here are a few of my favorite shots from our walk through Soho.