Nice little piece about Alec Soth’s, Silicone Valley project from the SFMOMA site. Interesting to hear his take on the project and photographing something that doesn’t have a physical form like “The Cloud”.
Nikon recently announced a sick ass DSLR camera called the Nkon DF, it has a retro design with a full frame 16.2mp sensor inside….which pretty much means it will take some amazing photos and look good doing it. I’m drooling over this thing! I love my Fuji X100, but this thing may replace it….if I can ever afford it. Hit the jump to scope out some more pics of this beaute.
Chinese Contemporary artist, Ai Weiwei, has a sick installation up in Toronto called “Forever Bicycles,” which conists of about 3,000 bicycles installed together to create this behemoth sculpture. This thing looks massive and epic; if you are in Toronto definitely go scope this it out! Found this over at Huh, which is a good source for some time wasting…obviously after you waste time here first.
Holy shit, Action Park! Haven’t thought about that place in a minute.
I know some of you Jersey/East Coast viewers remember Action Park (from back in the day) well. Wild rides, loose atmosphere and urban legends galore. I’ve only been there once, but it was awesome. And yes, that loop of death was closed that day.
Click below to check out this quick 2 part mini documentary on the place.
One of the coolest things about watching old episodes of Miami Vice is noticing the fact that pretty much each episode has a strict color palette. The wardrobes, props, interior decor, landscapes and even food (!) adhere to the palette.
Click below to see a bunch more grabs from a single episode (Season 3 Episode 2) which aired in 1986 and guest starred Liam Neeson. Colors were blue with hints of green and yellow.
Ever wonder why sneakers end up on powerlines? Me neither for the most part. I notice them all the time but don't give it a second thought. Well, this doc gathers some international theories on the subject. I thought it was gonna be some eye-rolling sneaker nerd shit, but it's not. I ended up getting sucked in.
I know it's insane to imagine these days (even to myself), but it was definitely out of this world when Yo! MTV Raps hit the airwaves back in the day. That's where you went to catch rap music on TV, and they did a great job with it. Rap is all over the place now, but not back then (yes, I remember the stone age).
In the process of trying to sell you clothes, Stussy put together this sweet 2 part series on the show. There's lots of notable people in this, so check it out.
The other day I came across Complex's Magnum Opus series. In a nutshell, the series spotlights classic rap songs through the people who helped create them as well as the artists themselves. I love this shit!
The first one I watched was the one above, featuring “Come Clean” by Jeru The Damaja. I loved this song when it came out, and I still love it now. I'm a huge DJ Premier fan as well, so this was right up my alley.
There's only 4 episodes right now, but I watched all of them this morning and I suggest any fan of rap music to do the same. There's Lots of cool stories and info from notable people put together in a nice package.
This new documentary on street photography in NYC looks to be one not to miss. Some great great artists in here….and I can’t wait to hear their stories and viewpoints on what street photography means to them.
Andrew Norton has an amazing project called The Photographer Series which is a nice look into some of the best photographers in skateboarding and the stories behind some amazing photos. This one on Jonathan Mehring definitely reminded me that I need to get my ass out on the road for some exploration.
The Daily Beast has a great interview with producer Rick Rubin. I have so much respect for this dude. To say that this guys career is INSANE, would be an understatement. He founded Def Jam in his dorm room and worked with everyone from Slayer, RUN-DMC, Johnny Cash, the Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West and on and on and on.
Say what you will about his antics, but Kanye West is one of the most captivating people in American society today–and his new New York Times interview has already lit the internet world afire. There are countless page view hungry websites putting up “Kanye’s [insert number here] Most Stupid/Hilarious/Awesome Quotes” articles stemming from the article and it even sparked a discussion when I crossed paths with Harrison Boyce late yesterday. The article ranges from topics such as the process of designing and making music and really digs deep into the people/influences that made the polarizing figure who he is today–get to the NYT website and check it out.