The most amazing videos of Pete Seeger’s Rainbow Quest show are up on youtube. Amazing stuff! How could it not be with that name!
Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt was sent to photograph Hemingway for the cover of Life Magazine in the 50s in conjunction with the release of “The Old Man and the Sea.”
The photographer later recalled it as one of his most difficult assignments. Hemingway didn’t want to be photographed and felt if he was photographed he should be able to show off his “virile body.” Interestingly, Eisenstaedt insisted he be clothed for the cover and posed him in different portraits with sticks walking up a hill or standing at the top of a ladder. What’s confusing to me is that Eisenstaedt is famous for that candid kissing couple in Times Square and yet his approach to Hemingway was so staged. I wish he would have taken the photos of Hemingway in his ubermasculine virile old self.
If you haven’t already partaken of the festivities the past two days, start now and don’t stop! MFNW is killing it. I saw one of the best shows of my life last night. The Dirty Three played an amazing show. I’m convinced that Warren Ellis, Jim White, and Mick Turner are the holy trinity. It was incredible. I didn’t have my camera so I’m going to share some lovely photos from Green Man blog that capture the ball of energy that is Warren Ellis.
Tonight Pink Mountaintops!!!!!!!!!! I won’t forget the camera.
Hoang Tran, a pro rider for Sub Rosa recently took a trip to Japan. Along with shredding he took some great photos of his trip, to see some more of what he took click here to see what the Defgrip crew has.
Two of our lovely artists from previous show are featuring their work on album covers this month!
Jonny Fenix, lent not only the name of his art show (Time for Lions), but his talented hand to the new Stars of Track and Field album and website.
Both are really fantastic! Great job guys.
Landscapes aren’t always my thing, but these are incredible…
Marilyn Manson played the Roseland Theatre this Monday! The house was sold out, the show was great, the crowd was insane and the light show and costumes were awesome! To see a little video from the performance click here.
Way better than the crazy clownmobile that parades around Portland! These Pakistanis have some style!
On a lighter note than this morning’s post….for those of us who love guitar and guys who rip on them!
Conceived by producer Thomas Tull, Guggenheim’s It Might Get Loud follows three legends of the electric guitar—Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), The Edge (U2), and Jack White (White Stripes, The Raconteurs)—concentrating on their personal stories and how each developed their own unique style.
War is a reality and the documentation of it is very important. A very touchy subject, and a gruesome one at that. I read this morning how the Associated Press is getting grief for distributing a photo that was captured of Joshua Bernard, a 21 year old Marine fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan. It was taken after he was hit with a rocket powered grenade and mortally wounded. This photo was shot by Julie Jacobson of the AP and this is what she had to say about it,”To ignore a moment like that simply … would have been wrong. I was recording his impending death, just as I had recorded his life moments before walking the point in the bazaar,” she said. “Death is a part of life and most certainly a part of war. Isn’t that why we’re here? To document for now and for history the events of this war?”
However hard it is to look at…we need to see it. If this isn’t seen then it dosent exist. It needs to exist to make a personal connection to those of us sitting at our desks sipping our morning coffee. I’m not saying there isn’t a boundary being over stepped for the family but its worth it for the world to see what they do so well to ignore. This could have been your loved one. This is the war you support. This is the war you ignore. This is us keeping the peace.
When i was little i used to dream of the day i would shoot glamorous fashion photos and show the world true beauty, forcing my sisters into what ever outfit i deemed worthy of my next shoot. By the age of 16 i realized what i was looking at and aspiring to create was in fact a collaboration of fabricated body shapes, eating disorders and serious airbrushing.
But sometimes what we know isn’t real makes us even a little more interested. I’ve been perusing some fashion photos and found some I actually wanted to share!
The site English Russia has some amazing photos of crystals, stalactites and stalagmites growing in the sewers there. Beautiful, disgusting, crazy and fantastic all at once. Vodka does wondrous things.
Come by this first friday from 6-10 pm and have a drink with us while we enjoy being Rooted in Stars and Magic. Jesse Reno’s abundance of work will fill the halls.