A very recent obsession/inspiration is 0FR Bookshop and their publications– one like my recent acquisition “Guide Paris.” As you may or may not know, I’ve been working on my own guide, and have had my eyes peeled for others that have been able to set a real standard– this is probably it! They have employ a beautiful aesthetic in everything they do, and have great taste..
Oddly, the day I picked this up– I went home and googled them to find that the owner Alexandre Thumerelle was in that day’s edition of T-Style’s “The Insider,” one of my favorite series. Nice coincidence.
Back in Portland I did a photo-shoot with Lady Di, excited to show you the rest of the photos.. it was such a pleasure to work with her and the boys from Torso Vintages who were pulling museum grade pieces to style her in…. how does ‘museum grade’ grab you?
Stunning work over at Nomenus, shot by my dear friend and colleague Erik Madigan Heck. Released initially on Nowness, you can now see as part of the most recent release of Nomenus Quarterly (No. 11).
Here is the official release:
NOMENUS QUARTERLY 11 NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.NOMENUSQUARTERLY.COM
The most recent issue features: Anselm Kiefer, John Currin, Sigmar Polke, John Baldessari, Lawrence Weiner, Paulina Olowska, Lovisa Ringborg, and a portfolio of images for Rodarte’s spring summer 2011 collection. Essays included feature a retrospective glance at Sigmar Polke by George Pitts, as well as a reprinting of Anselm Kiefer’s acceptance speech for the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, Paulskirche, Frankfurt am Main, October 19, 2008, translated by Angelika Fremd. Additionally, the 11th issue is now available in HTML 5 instead of flash, for the ease of viewing on iPods and iPads.
NOMENUS QUARTERLY RADIO LAUNCHES
We also have introduced Nomenus Quarterly radio, which features exclusive live abient and experiemental mixes, beginning with a 45 min set that includes music from Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bjork, The Field, Colleen, DJ Spooky, Susumu Yokota, Marsen Jules, Enya, Aphex Twin, Mara Carlyle, Bing and Ruth, and more.
The 2nd featured mix will be compiled by Karlo Steel, from Atelier New York, whose mix will focus on ambient krautrock: bands from Germany 1969-1974. Followed by a 45 min set by German composer Marsen Jules, playing new and rare additions from Nostalgia and other lps. Please check NQ radio for more releases in January.
The other night I had the enormous privilege to attend a presentation by Bruce Davidson, a sort of ‘retrospective (though he made it quite clear that he’s nowhere near done),’ followed by a Q&A session. He is a massive inspiration– one of my favorite photographers (which you may have deduced by my other posts about him), and hearing him speaking on his work, combined with peripheral information of the time (and maybe more interesting, the subjects he photographed.. who they were, and where they are now) was so rich and awe-inspiring.. Again, I felt incredibly blessed to be there. If you don’t know his work by now… do yourself a real favor…
Here is an official recap:
Last night, photography enthusiasts headed to the Levi’s Photo Workshop to listen renowned photographer Bruce Davidson lead a discussion on his life’s work in photography. Best known for his works “Brooklyn Gangs,” “East 100th Street” and “Central Park,” Davidson showcased works from a variety of projects he’s worked on over the past 50 years, shedding light on how projects materialized and explaining how he gained the trust of his subjects.
Following the impressive presentation, the forum was opened up to the audience – both in-house and those watching live via the Levi’s Facebook page (over 35, 000 viewers tuned in!). Guests eagerly listened as Davidson discussed the most frightening moment of his career and his plans to revisit Los Angeles in early 2011. Afterwards, Davidson signed copies of his latest retrospective, Outside/Inside.
I saw posters all over the Bowery advertising a gallery opening for Liz Cohen’s EL TRABANTIMINO, only vaguely familiar with her narrative photography– I wondered if my imagination of an El Camino–Trabant hybrid was out of the question.. It clearly wasn’t. From what I’ve read its a pretty amazing story and work– I’m excited to check this out tomorrow, opening 6p-8p at Salon 94.