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–
Yesterday morning bright and early I was at the Standard Hotel shooting the arrival of a traveling piece by KAWS. It is actually one of the same pieces that was at the Aldrich, last year.
Above: still sitting on the flatbed before assembly. Check out the whole set over here.
Onto equally exciting news– I leave tonight for Salt Lake City with my good friend M. Cuomo. We are headed out for a “man” weekend in the wild west. Cuomo is moving to Italy next month and as a sendoff we felt like some male bonding would be appropriate. The planned activities include:
- Shooting guns
- Riding quads
- Breaking stuff
I still have to pack, but I have a feeling it will be pretty easy. The only downside to all of this, is that I started coming down with a nasty head cold yesterday. At first I just thought it was my incessant allergies. When I woke up this morning, I knew differently. Nothing like flying while congested. Dayquil, don’t fail me now.
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.
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!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Yesterday was the official launch of Tommy Hilfiger’s “Prep World” Collection. To celebrate, they had a soiree in Gansevoort Plaza, inside of a little popup house, followed by a housewarming party at the Standard. The collection is awesome. The party was fantastic. Today’s photo hunt is a scene of Mr. Hilfiger, himself chatting with a party guest. There are 5 differences. I made two of the differences fairly subtle (in my opinion). You may have to click on the images and enlarge them. Go!
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.
I shot the press preview for this year’s NYC Auto Show this morning. To be honest, I was a bit underwhelmed. They didn’t really have any mind blowing concepts, like I was hoping for. I feel like my photos were a bit underwhelming too. I guess that can happen when I’m not feeling inspired. But, I’m posting a couple of my favorite cars from the show. I have basically always been an Audi-man. So, my favorite was the R8 above. I even like it in matte white.
Next up is a throwback Jag. When I was in HS one of my friends’ mom drove this car. The thing is all hood. She got a ticket on I-15 for going too slow. Such irony.
I love the new Lotus Esprit. Again, even in boring old white.
This Saab concept was pretty cool. It was clearly inspired by the ship in the 80′s sci-fi movie “flight of the navigator.”
I really liked this M1 Coupe. It reminds me of the old 318i. My friend Mike D. had one. Good memories in that bad boy.
Finally, I had to throw in the disco ball smart car.
Even though the image on the right isn’t dialed in as much as I would have liked, I felt like these images were worth posting. They are from this shoot, which I really enjoyed (I especially love the shot of Eddie next to the punching bag).
As for giveaway No.6, thanks to everyone who participated. It seems like there are a lot of people with an opinion about Warhol’s work. It’s always interesting to hear all sides. I randomly chose two winners. They are Dakota and Amanda. So, hit me up with your shipping info and I’ll get them right out to you. I guess whoever responds first can choose which one they would like.