Oct 21 2009

GREY GARDENS

almighty dustward elite rebekah maysles and her sister sara maysles are in town screening their father’s and uncle’s film, GREY GARDENS, playing tonight at the castro theater.. they are also promoting their new book, click here to buy it! its amazing, they just gave me one. they have been printing their dad’s negs here at the lab all week, dont jock them too hard if you meet them..

more about the book project : http://www.aladyisalady.com/

Oct 19 2009

TOBIN YELLAND, DP

“..Hello I am a DP based in New York City. I got my start making skateboard films. Here is my most recent Reel. Beautiful Losers feature Doc. Heloise and the Savoir Faire Shot on RED Camera. Apples and Stereo video Directed by Elijah Woods. High on Fire music video. Intros for MTV High School Stories and MTV Made. I shot the Nick Tunes spots with a still camera. I like how that looks. Etnies Verte spots shot on 16mm. Coventry fashion look book shot with two cameras in HD. Sony commercials for Sony Power PC computers. Stereo Video with Jason Lee’s last video part. Also Nike 6.0 Commercials I directed..”

check out his site, TOBIN YELLAND. and check out more, click here..

Oct 15 2009

OPEN SEE

this photo in our newest issue got cropped alot due to our layout formula, apologies to JIM GOLDBERG who shot it. this photo is part of a new series he’s been working on and there is a show and book release opening tommorrow in london!

“Begun as a commission for the Greek Olympiad in the summer of 2004, Jim Goldberg’s work documents the experiences of refugee, immigrant and trafficked populations who travel from war torn, socially and economically devastated countries, to make new lives in Europe.

Originating from locations as varied as Iraq, Bangladesh, China, Pakistan, Ukraine, The Balkans, Congo, Liberia, Mauritania and India, these ‘new Europeans’ have left often violent, oppressive, poverty stricken or AIDS ravaged communities, in search of stability and the promise of a better future.

Since 2003, Goldberg has been photographing and collecting stories through a range of formats: Polaroid’s, video, written text, ephemera, and large and medium format photographs. The exhibition installation will reflect Goldberg’s dynamic approach to the documentary genre through multi-faceted displays of imagery and text. These will include Polaroids, which have been marked, destroyed and written on by the subjects they portray. The words and images combine to tell the intimate and often violent stories of past and present experiences. Faces and features are sometimes scratched out, coloured in, or marked in some way.

Larger scale colour photographs depict landscapes from the subjects’ countries of origin, which Goldberg visits after meeting them in their newly adopted countries and having heard their stories. These works reflect Goldberg’s interest in the motivations behind migration and the conditions for desiring escape.

Open See continues Goldberg’s innovative use of image and text, a signature technique in his work. He began to explore experimental storytelling with the series Rich and Poor (1977 – 1985), which highlighted inequalities within the American class system. In Raised by Wolves (1985 – 1995), he closely documented a group of homeless teenagers in Los Angeles and San Francisco over ten years.

Jim Goldberg: Open See is a Magnum Photos Touring Exhibition, co-produced by the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation. It is run in conjunction with an exhibition of Goldberg’s ‘Rich and Poor’ work at the Magnum Print Room, London.”

more info click here

Oct 14 2009

2PACALYPSE NOW

its been awhile since last 2pac nite, was out of town, traded nights, etc etc. anyways, its back on and it is so on. if you were there last time then you know what the f im talking about, come thru..

Oct 13 2009

VIVIAN MAIER

This is the work of Vivian Maier, a French born photographer who passed away this year. A majority of her unpublished and unseen work was purchased by photographer John Maloof and is being scanned and posted for all to see. Wonderful work from a quiet person. Via LPV and HCSP (Go there for the full story).