Emmanuel's work captures the carefree spirit of our generation. We're calm on the outside, but really all over the place - messy, worried, wondering about the future. And wandering.
Photography was the reason Mr. Rosario travelled the US, and wants his photos to influence people to get out and explore. He shows us rare moments of calm in a hectic world. Enjoy a selection of his beautiful work here, and even more lovely photos on his inspiring Tumblr.
Read a quick interview with the artist inside the post to learn more about him and his work.
May 24, 2013
May 23, 2013
I'm a huge fan of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. I'm also a huge fan of RuPaul's Drag Race (and lip-synching for your life). So when I heard that some of the amazing drag divas from the show were joining forces with OCC my heart skipped a beat. Vicky Vox, Willam Belli, and Detox are the first spokespeople for the brand, and they couldn't have picked better representatives. They are super fun, over the top, and most importantly know they how to work it.
I met the fabulous ladies at an event in Sephora Times Square, where they talked briefly about their own collections for the vegan cosmetic brand. Each queen has her own limited edition nail polish & lip tar set, which will be available soon in a Sephora near you. I also got a sneak peek at the new Lip Tar Stained Glosses, which come out today. Wine in black goblets and vegan cake pops were served, and everyone had a blast taking photos with the ladies of honor. Check out some photos from the event below. You down with OCC?
The fierce artists behind OCC
Cute & yummy vegan cake pops!
The DJ wore Boy London
The range of Lip Star Stained Glosses, a brand new product from OCC
The queens having fun with David Klasfeld, the creator of OCC
Vicky Vox, Detox, & Willam Belli hamming it up for the crowd
The very confused tourists on Broadway
The drag queen collections and new Stained Glosses
May 22, 2013
Over the past few years, I've been on the hunt for a pair of clear frames that don't look like rec-specs (remember those things you had to wear in gym class?). My search led me to this season's Kris Van Assche x Linda Farrow collaboration. Known for producing glasses with top designers, the Linda Farrow brand has most recently worked with contemporary and avant-garde designers like Boris Bidjan Saberi and Alexander Wang to create some of the most stylish optical and sunglasses frames on the market.
The current season of Kris Van Assche x Linda Farrow frames are made out of clear resin poured over a titanium metal frame. The result is a really unique look. The titanium has an aged effect applied to it, which makes the frames not completely clear but a silver or gold tint depending on the angle you're viewing them from. The frames themselves are available in several shapes with varying degrees of opacity and tints of grey from completely clear (mine) to almost black.
All of the shapes, from circular to almost square look great, but each one is so different from one another that even though you can buy them online, I'd recommend you write Linda Farrow an email and ask about a shop that carries them near you so you can try them on. Check out some pictures of the frames below.
May 21, 2013
Emmanuel's work captures the carefree spirit of our generation. We're calm on the outside, but really all over the place - messy, worried, wondering about the future. And wandering. Photography was the reason Mr. Rosario travelled the US, and wants his photos to influence people to get out and explore. He shows us rare moments of calm in a hectic world. Enjoy a selection of his beautiful work here, and even more lovely photos on his inspiring Tumblr. Read a quick interview with the artist below to learn more about him and his work.
location Harlem, New York favorite camera Nikon D700 random fact about yourself I have an obsession with The Daily Show and The Colbert Report favorite subject matter to shoot Friends photographers you admire I am heavily influenced by the photographs of Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, and my great friend Théo Gosselin what makes a great photo A great photo is one that makes the viewer wish they were in that particular place at that particular time, I am true believer that photographs influence us to travel and seek adventures. A great photograph to me, can do just that. what makes a terrible photo Bad composition can turn a great moment into a terrible photograph. why do you love photography Photography became my reason to explore the environment around me and became the reason why I have traveled the US. do you do any other art? I love making things out of wood frames, chairs, any many other little things that are simple yet useful around the house.
May 20, 2013
For me the latest Original Fake collaboration with Fragment Design was a bit of nostalgia. In the earliest seasons of Kaws' streetwear line, following his running collaboration with A Bathing Ape (cerca 2006), he produced some really unique graphic t-shirts that blended photography with his signature street art style. They were graphic, fun to wear and they turned heads.
The first OF shirt I ever owned used the graphic above (minus the Fragment logo). But season after season, Original Fake did more of the same. The quality was not to be doubted, but the concept became a bit boring. Then, this year, Original Fake announced that it would be retiring from street wear. Now most of the way through their final season of perfectly fitting woven shirts, faded denim and detailed outerwear, OF collaborated with another Japanese streetwear icon, Hiroshi Fujiwara's Fragment Design, on a capsule collection of shirts.
The shirts from this collab are, again, more of the same. The graphics are reused from past seasons with the addition of the ever recognizable Fragment lightning bolts in bright colors for summer.. Despite the reused graphics, the fact remains that they're still popular. For the same reason that Jordan can release the same shoe every couple years, Kaws can do the same with his skulls and X's.
The construction on the items is great. The shirts are made with a thick and soft cotton and the silhouette has a good fit. The print is heavy and feels like it will hold up after plenty of washes. The retail price was $90, but if you can find a place where they haven't sold out yet, you might be able to get yourself a steal. Because of the quality and nostalgia value of these shirts, I'd give them a 9/10- especially if you can find them on sale! Check out some more pictures below.
May 19, 2013
May 16, 2013
Sasha Arutyunova is a photographer whose work I’ve been drawn to ever since moving to New York about two years ago. (She’s been in the city much longer than I, having graduated from NYU in 2011 with a degree in Imaging & Photography.) I won't try to pin down her style, since you can scroll down and check out some of her stuff. I'll just mention: I find that she has a tremendous awareness of light and I really dig the idiosyncratic lighting she's able to find and use productively time and time again.
Sasha is involved in quite a wide spectrum of projects - most notably co-founding the wise-beyond-their-years multimedia production company Nomadique, a conglomeration of NYU alumns interested mainly in documentary storytelling. She has also worked extensively as a photographer/videographer for the burgeoning Brooklyn-based music production company Mason Jar Music.
Also, she has a badass Instagram account. No, really: she once won a year's supply of cupcakes with it.