I meant to post about this earlier, I got my Cheetah print from Ryan Berkley! Now I just gotta go out and get a frame for it! “After cataract surgery ten years ago, this cheetah realized that an eyepatch can be a real conversation starter with the ladies. His eye has long since healed but his social calendar remains quite full.” Can’t say enough about this stuff – make sure you swing by the Berkley Illustration Etsy page!
I noticed some new prints went up this month as well! Take a look at them below!
I never took a camera with me to Hawaii because I am an idiot a light packer – so I have been creepin’ on Facebook stealing photos from friends’ albums. The place really does live up to the hype. If I can figure out how to fully waterproof my Macbook I might move back to Maui and just live underwater. Someone told me they didn’t think that would be possible but I am pretty sure they are wrong. Alternate titles for this post: “Sayonara golden tan” and “Seasonal depression starts now”.
Back to work…
Back when I was blogging on Hypebeast I used to post live Beastie Boys concerts in mp3 every now and then. Since then I have recieved many requests from people to start doing so again. Today is your lucky day. First up is the Sydney Australia show from 1999. This bootleg is direct from soundboard I believe so the sound quality is A+.
Better be quick to grab this while it’s up and stay tuned for more, I have about 5 data discs full of concerts. The photo is courtesy of Maya Hayuk and has nothing to do with the concert but I love her work and this series of photos especially. Click “more” for the link.
I have never met William Lamson but I feel like we would really get along. He takes pictures and makes wonderful little videos, and really seems to enjoy what he does. He has had solo exhibitions all over the world and currently resides in NY. What I like about his work is that there is as much humor to it as there is beauty. Some of them made me laugh and others were surreal to the point they became almost meditative. William was kind enough to upload a few of them to youtube just so I could post about them!
This first video is called Tundra. There is something really beautiful about this piece. It’s so quiet and simple. It’s like haiku poetry for your eyes.
From 2004 to 2006 Riitta Ikonen mailed around 100 postcards to Margaret Huber from Japan, Spain, Finland, Russia, and England. “Hair, fish, a sachet of white powder, a piece of broken record etc. were sent to test the postal system. Only three cards never reached their destination.” This is another portfolio that deserves your full attention.
First of all, I just want to say thank you to all you regular readers of the site, you’ve really made this site something I look forward to updating everyday. Moving forward, I’m going to devote even more time to the site because, well, this baby is still growing at an alarming rate. 170,000 views in the past two months is no joke! Big thanks to all the sponsors/advertisers for helping offset my site costs.
In honor of the huge increase of spam in the comments section (none of which actually shows up thanks to the wonderful akismet plugin) and the appearance of spam text messages on my freakin cell phone (how?) I am heading to the spam capital of the world (the other kind!). If anyone needs me I’ll be getting tanned and jacked in Maui for the week.
I’ve pre-written a few posts, so there will continue to be new content posted while I’m away. As soon as I return I’ll post up the Project #3 gallery (had some great submissions already)! Oh, and keep your eyes peeled, I’ve got a bunch of fun stuff planned for the upcoming months.
The title is a bit mis-leading, I didn’t personally take these photos that I’m about to share with you, they’re from Josh Monaghan’s fabulous I TOOK PHOTOS BLOG. No relation to itookphotos, which is also a great site but the slick navigation slows me down – I just want to scroll! Sometimes simple is better. No, simple is always better. If you know of other great photo blogs, not named “i took photos” hit me! And then tell me about the photo blogs! Hiyoooo.
Jude over at Run 4ist Run and I are definitely on the same page! Jude has started a great little collaborative project called “Do Not Leave Unattended“. The project is about sharing images, insights, stories, quotes, anything to inspire others (kinda like here!), and it’s open to anyone. It’s as simple as signing up and a notebook is sent to you. Then you have two weeks to draw, collage, paint, write something, or paste in photos. After your little piece is complete you’re in charge of passing the notebook onto someone else you know.