Posts Tagged ‘Issue IX’
Words by Ken Strudato Since bursting violently onto the big screen in flicks like Cape Fear and the brilliantly insidious Natural Born Killers, as well as playing the love interest of both Woody Allen (Husbands and Wives) and Johnny Depp (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape), Juliette Lewis has cagily skirted the perimeter fence of Hollywood stardom. As it turns out, she was actually just prepping her inner rocker for a no-holds-barred coming out; indeed, Juliette Lewis and The Licks’ 2004 [...]
Who: Mike Mabes, Photographer Where: Williamsburg, Brooklyn What: 1 Bedroom Apartment Photography by Jamie Beck
Photography by Winnie Au Words by Moni Briones and Molly McCort Tucked away on an obscure street in Brooklyn, lies Saffron, a flower addicts dream. It’s rare to find a boutique business near the Atlantic station, especially amidst the metro transit chaos and fortress of Target. Non the less, Saffron fits perfectly on Hanson Street and gives a welcoming hello to it’s neighbors. Daughter and Mother, Mihoko and Kana Togashi, are proud owners of saffron while son Shunya Togashi heads up [...]
Photography by Jamie Beck Words by Molly Shuster Greenpoint, home to many delightful boutiques, bakeries and markets, happily includes Dandelion Wine in its trove of venerable stores. Located at 153 Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Dandelion Wine offers a unique selection of wine at affordable prices. Selling bottles from around the world, the folks at Dandelion make an effort to seek out the best and rarest bottles. As their owner Lily explains, they look for wine with a story. [...]
If you could live in New York in any era, when would it be? That's what we wanted to know. Working Class hit the streets to see what people in Brooklyn had to say. Jahmal "78' or 79', back when the foundations and key elements of hip hop were being laid." Carla "When the settlers first arrived here. To see the landscape before it was so completely transformed forever by man." Mark "The 20's. It would be cool to experience prohibition, and the jazz. Plus the fashion was great [...]
Words by Megan Martin Check out these Old School Bohemians and see why we love them. ALLEN GINSBERG NAME: Irwin Allen Ginsberg OCCUPATION: Poet, writer HOMETOWN: Newark, New Jersey YEARS IN NEW YORK: 30+, Ginsberg moved to New York to attend Columbia University on scholarship. KNOWN IN NEW YORK BECAUSE…: He was one of the original members of the New York beats, writing poetry and living a truly bohemian lifestyle while exploring the opportunity of living alternatively [...]
Words by Moni Briones Photography by Winnie Au Illustrations by Jessica Repetto Picture a clandestine cinematographic moment of a woman walking into Brooklyn’s Spuyten Duyvil with “If you leave” by OMD in the background. The woman is named Jessica Repetto, designer and fashion illustrator based in Brooklyn. The bar scene is somewhat sparse for a Monday night but her chic 1940s flapper with a subtle biker flair, makes all the difference. “Did you find the place okay?” I asked. [...]
Words by Moni Briones Editorial Photography by Jamie Beck Still Life Photography by Winnie Au Fashion trends come and go and sometimes one is left to wonder why they even embraced high wasted jeans or faux fur. Did I really need to throw down $50 on my pair of 80s revival Keds and did I seriously need to buy another boyfriend jacket? Probably not. But there are some “trends” that are not really trends at all. One dear to my heart and head is the hat or head piece. Trend, I think [...]
“Oh, I miss the days of cinched waists.” “But you’re expecting!” “True, empire cut from here on out… I really just want a cocktail.” “Oh honey, it’s 1951. We can drink while we’re pregnant.”
Photography by Jamie Beck Hats by Cassandra MacGregor for House of MacGregor Styled by Meagan Camp Hair Marcel Dagenais Makeup Susie Sobol Photo Asst.Tiffany Arement Model Sade at Orb
Photography by Joanna McClure Styled by Nicole Reda Hair by Kate Hanley Makeup by Alex Almeida Models by Matta and Julia at Ford Models Jasmine at Fusion Models NYC
What do we even say about these ads? Big Yank? Amazing.
Photography by Allan E. Schoening Styled by: Jessica Soga and Kylie Fife Hair Stylist: Marcel Dagenais Make-up Artist: Haruko Kori Art Direction: Jessica Soga and Kylie Fife Assistant: William Perls Model: Georgina with Q Model Management
Photography by William Perls William Perls was sent out to New York by his school, the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and assisted on Working Class' Girl with Flowers photo shoot. These photographs document his journey and a few of the people he encountered while he was here. To see more of his work click here.
Photography by Thomas James Winchester Words by Anney Bonney It was after the last white bead had been rescued from the bottom of the trunk. The yellow newspaper broke into shards as if it were glass. soft hides and red feathers. The ghost from the plains over his shoulder made him look taller, prouder- his eyes smaller. He wasn’t seeing the wall, the dust, what was happening next door- Before the camera looked away and he looked after. Only awkward for a moment.
Words by Megan Miller Jason Maas has made quite a few changes this year. Not only has he changed locations, swapping his Brooklyn zip code in favor of Philadelphia, but the one time teacher is now the student. Maas spent the last few years as an elementary school art teacher in upstate NY. Commuting from Brooklyn to Westchester everyday definitely presented him with time limitations to labor over his own artwork and the exploration of new concepts, until now. He decided to leave behind [...]
Shot on silent super-sixteen during some of his most memorable shoots, these films attest to Guy Bourdin's ruthless pursuit of beauty. A pursuit that often verged on recklessness and the misanthropic, like a mix of poetry and snuff films. Some of his antics include covering a model in plastic gems until she fainted from asphyxiation, hanging models upside down in elaborate contraptions and restaging his first wife’s suicide as a fashion shoot. But in the end, he always got his [...]
Photography by Marcel Dagenais
Brandi Kaseta is a filmmaker, photographer, painter, collagist, and craftslady. Since finishing her MFA at Savannah College of Art and Design, Brandi has continued filmmaking here in New York by re-appropriating archive footage into contemporary contexts. Click here to see more of her work.
Photography by Judith Henry In 1977 artist Judith Henry took these photographs of people unsuspectingly while they commuted on the west side A-train. The candid portraits represent a piece of New York's history when the subways were still covered in graffiti, but aside from that it wouldn't be too different from the subways, styles and people you find today.
Photography by Mike Mabes To see more of his work click here.
Photography by Whiskey Gone Bad Words by Sean Welsh You can always smell the fresh seasons and mark them with symbols that will last as long as your time. Winter and jazz, autumn and Neil Young, summer becomes whatever starts or finishes sweat, exasperating under a hazy or clear night. Spring however, licks everything with possibility making that stale St. Paddy’s day liver clean. It makes a session of catch a reality, puts a coat of vibrancy on things lethargic, let’s the sexy [...]
Before photoshop, this is what advertising looked like.
Photography by Whiskey Gone Bad Words by Seizures R. Fake If someone told me how fucked 2009 was going to be I would have done a couple of things to prepare myself better for the spirit crushing listlessness that will forever define the end of this decade. After 10 months of wasted purpose and constant rejection by a steady stream of automated human resource department response emails, my poor ego can be found mending at a hospice on Kingsbridge Avenue in the Bronx after enduring the [...]
Words by Craig Berger I had a beeper once that my mother gave me my freshman year in college. It was a fine beeper. About as black and sleek as Motorola made them those days. When I didn’t call back within five minutes she would start to worry. After ten minutes she would start to cry. After fifteen minutes she would start to search the obituaries and calculate all the money that I owed her. That is why I had to throw my beeper in the lake, and it skipped well. My love [...]
They don't make em' like they used to.
Words by Raimy Nurit Rosenduft There is a part of the movie Mean Girls that, if I still had a VCR, I would rewind to and play again and again. It’s the part of the story, after they discover the burn book, where Miss Norberry and Mr. Duvall gather all the little beyotches in the gym. The girls stand on a platform and apologize to one another. As Karen tells her friend Gretchen, “I'm sorry I laughed at you that time you got diarrhea at Barnes & Nobles… And I'm sorry for telling [...]
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Words by Megan Cahn An eerily telling quality draws you into Andrew Michael Casey's photos, but still leaves so much to wonder. When I first saw his black and white portraits, I felt these childlike tendencies of mine creep back into my behavior. Not because his images are innocent or light-hearted in any way - in fact they all have a dark seriousness to them - but because they triggered something I don't use too often anymore. As I gazed at each distinctively different character shot from a [...]