I posted one of these images a while back, vaguely mentioning what it was about. Well…. One of Reagan’s friends and long-time client has worked in fashion forever. She recently left her full time gig, in order to freelance. She had this idea where she would use her apartment to style up items, photograph them and sell them online. A few weeks ago she asked me if I would like to shoot it, and help with the web stuff. It sounded fun, so of course I said yes. Anyway, The site went live today. I think that it is pretty cool, given the fact that it was all done with two days of shooting, and only about a week and a half of coding (mostly done by my friend Joe, who I enlisted to help share the load). Anyway, check it out when you get a chance. The site is Hollysapartment.com. Also, check out the write-up in Racked, today. Here are the rest of the rooms we shot, below–
Last night was one of the rare occasions that I made it into the East Village. Shockingly enough, this time it wasn’t to get my Crif Dog fix. I shot a soiree for Lucky Magazine held at a little speakeasy styled spot on East 3rd. Reagan joined the party after she left the salon. Our friend Amanda also met up with us. We had a great time and made some new friends. One more shot–
Despite the less than ideal weather yesterday, I ended up being super productive. I got a couple of images that I really like. The shot above is of the new JR piece on Houston (same spot as Scharf, Fairey, Os Gemeos, etc.). For a couple more looks of the JR piece jump over here. Since it was Thursday, I also hit like 3 gallery openings. All of the installations were very cool. My favorite was probably the show that opened at Kasmin last night. There were a lot of big names there, which makes it fun. Also, I think that I may have shot the only photo in existence, of KAWS smiling. Anyway, while I was scurrying around Chelsea, I saw this girl running like she was being chased by a dude with a chainsaw (she wasn’t).
Apologies to the girl in the photo for recording her stressful moment. But I thought it was awesome to see a girl straight sprinting while wearing a dress. Speaking of stressful moments, check out this mighty comical story that our friend Katie posted this week.
Have a great weekend!
Early Sunday, Reagan and I took her family to Liberty Island. It was the first time that we had ever been there. We aimed to make it on the first boat over to the Statue of Liberty and nearly made it. We did eventually make it over to the island, but because we took a later boat over, we couldn’t spend very much time there (because we were meeting one of Reagan’s sister’s at Piper’s house). Anyway, Reagan’s fam went up into the statue pedestal. Reagan and I couldn’t go, since we had prohibited items (large umbrellas and an iPad). So we did what anyone would do and had a mini photo shoot. Hahaha.
Liberty Island is pretty awesome, but I’m not sure if it is worth all of the hassle to get over there. Here is one more pic.
Saturday evening, we took a stroll in Central Park. Not long after we entered the park, there was a micro burst, followed by some awesome evening light. Above: Reagan flipping her hair around; Below: from behind.
Reagan, her parents, brother and aunt at the bandshell:
When I said awesome evening light, I wasn’t foolin’ Reagan wasn’t too happy about posing for these shots, but seriously, check out the light.
One more of the light–
Finally, the obligatory Times Square visit. Reagan was expressing her amazement of all of the sites.
Tomorrow: pack for Europe.
Do you ever have those days that you totally expect to go a certain way, but then they don’t and it is super deflating? That was me yesterday. It was so packed. Super packed. I was really excited when I left the house in the morning, until I walked out into the pouring rain. The day ended up being almost a complete bust. It is possible that the non-stop monsoon caliber weather had something to do with it. I’m not going to go into the inanities of yesterday’s shortfalls. But let’s just say that there was a saving grace toward the end of the evening. I always enjoy the soiree’s that Kiehl’s throws, because my home ZT is there to hang out with.
Pharrell also came through (above), and gave me a “star trak” (no, not star trek) “v”. Meanwhile, pouring rain. All of these shenanigans are part of the 160 year birthday celebration that Kiehl’s is currently having. Do you use any Kiehl’s stuff? Reagan and I are both huge fans. As a part of the hooplah, they designed some throwback packaging, check it-
Anyway, thanks Zack, Kiehl’s and Pharrell for salvaging and otherwise crap day. I really hope that we can have a bit of a reprieve from the rain, soon. Because… dude!
In unrelated news, apparently we will be arriving in the Eurosphere just in time for some Spanish protesting in Barcelona. If I’m lucky, maybe I can get a shot of a dude getting hit with a tear gas canister, or something.
I have had this idea for a little while now, that I wanted to try to do a portrait of me, together with the City. It sounds really corny, I know. What better time to do portraits, than when we are both having an “ugly” day, right? Ok, in honesty we have both been having a lot of ugly days lately. I need to get a haircut and some sun, like nobody’s biz. Thank goodness that the vacay is right around the corner. As for the City having ugly days, it’s not really her fault. It is spring. Rain happens a lot in the spring. Despite all of that, it is kind of hot the way that the unfinished 1 WTC disappears into the clouds.
So, NYC and I went into kiddie candids together and asked for some portraits. This is how they came out.
For the most part I’m pretty happy with them. But I want to try it again some time with a different setup. I’ll keep you posted.
Part II of le post–
Linda wins the Rag & Bone x Timberland notebook. Congratulations! This actually makes things very easy for me, since I can just pass it off to Zack tomorrow night.
I’m going to put the giveaways on hiatus for the next few weeks, while I’m out and about. But, I’ll be coming back with a banger. For those who love Italian made photography gear, you might want to get in on this one.
This has been a super busy week for me. The best part about those kinds of weeks, is that Friday tends to sneak right up on me. I shot some good stuff this week. I’m still sorting it all out, and trying to figure out what is ok to share. But in the mean time, here is an image from an apartment-turned gallery for the weekend. NYC’s Vandalog, is sponsoring a show this weekend, which is being held in an apartment on the UWS. The idea behind the show was to have street artists who are used to making large scale outdoor pieces, create smaller pieces that could be hung indoors. The piece above by Logan Hicks was one of my favs. You can read more about the show over here, if you are interested.
Anway, I’m so glad that the weekend is here. We have Karaoke on tap for tonight, followed by what will mostly likely be some quality inside time with Piper, based on the weather forecast for tomorrow and Sunday. I’m not complaining.
Have a great weekend!
As you may have heard, some big stuff has been happening in the news, lately. It has made it super fun for me to get to and from the building I work in. Apparently every network on the planet had the idea to do at least one broadcast per day, live from WTC. This evening I snapped a shot of one of my favorite setups. That is a CNN camera set up so that the 7 World Trade Center Jeff Koons sculpture is the backdrop. Very clever. Although, if Mr. Koons catches wind of it, he may try to collect some royalties. I guess that Mr. President himself is going to be onsite Thursday. With what a zoo the FiDi has been on the non-presidentvisitdays, I may have to work from home that day in an attempt to maintain sanity.
In equally mundane news, JNB giveaways return this week. Tomorrow morning, to be precise. Spoiler: it is Madewell swag. So, check in if you are interested. I’m also going to do my best to have a Tommy Hilfiger photo hunt lined up for Thurs. Oh, the excitement. Buenos Noches.
Last night I shot an event at the new Madewell store on lower 5th Ave. This was my second encounter with the Bumbys (Above). They are a performance duo that show up events and rate people based on their appearance. It is kind of a fun concept. Anyway, It is a total bummer that Reagan couldn’t come, because she loves the store, and she loves Alexa Chung (below), who happened to be at the party. Not much of a coincidence, actually, given that her second Madewell collection will be launching this fall. Reagan picked up a dress that Alexa designed, last fall.
“So, what did Jill Bumby have to say about your outfit?”, people might be wondering. Well, here it is:
Thanks, Jill. Lucky for me, I was wearing my green patent leather loafers. Who else is ecstatic about the fact that this week is almost over?
No photo hunt today. But see if you can spot me chatting with A. Chung in this Lucky Magazine article.