This was shot a while back, but I never put it up here, along with so many other things I have yet to post. Here is Luca Stewart-Iaconi, a twenty something year old who has spent the last 5+ years painstakingly building a Boeing 777 out of manila folders, an exacto knife and adobe illustrator. It’s 1:60th scale and is literally as detailed as the real thing….tvs on the back of the seats, retractable landing gear, everything. The real airplane takes about 50 days to build. Crazy. The story and more pictures can be seen here.
I have 8 images up at the Newspace Center for Photography in Portland. The show is called, ‘The Art of Work,’ a themed exhibition curated by Julia Dolan, the Minor White Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum, and John Jay,Executive Creative Director of Wieden+Kennedy, images in the exhibition were created by 17 photographers working on assignment. Whether each image was ultimately used by the client or not, all were originally made at another’s behest. My images were from jobs for Apartamento, Nike, ARS and Time Magazine.
Thanks to Bryan Schutmaat for telling me about this and to Justin Kaneps for all his help. I never show work in this way. Assignment work isn’t what I’d ideally want to be showing, but it’s a start. Now I just have to create some free time from paid work to make work for myself…..and then show it.
Composer Karl Berger and his wife, singer Ingrid Sertso founded the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock in 1973. They acted at the urging of Ornette Coleman, with encouragement from John Cage, Buckminster Fuller, George Russell, among other visionaries. Jazz legend, Don Cherry was foremost among their active supporters. After a decade or so of workshops and lauded recordings, the studio is now an archive project in collaboration with Columbia University. Over 400 recordings with leading improvising artists of the 70’s and 80’s are being transferred to digital domains and an oral history component preserves essential information from the studio’s heyday.
Here’s another project I did for Nike….This time I was asked to roam around the courts of Brooklyn for two days in late April. I really enjoyed this project. The final usage of these images will go into a larger library of images for Nike, but were immediately used for brochures, in store displays, posters, shopping bags, etc for the new House of Hoops store in Brooklyn. There are tons of images from these two days. Here are only ten, but I’ll upload a larger gallery soon.
Earlier in June, I trekked around Central Park for three days with a 4x5 over my shoulder and a slew of film holders and then hopped in a helicopter and convinced the pilot to do an illegal pass over the park…..all for the current issue of D2.