Issue VIII: The Summer of Love Issue
Sketchbook drawings by Matt and Darla Click to enarge images.
Photography and words by Sandra Larriva Henaine Dave Wallin is both an artist and a collector. For the past 18 years, he has painted on other people’s skin, and displayed the work of friends and colleagues all over his body. Since mid-July, he’s found more negative space on which to display his work and the
Amy Kalyn Sims, a native Floridian, is a freelance photographer now living in New York City. She is known for her fine art photography as well as her portraiture, food, travel and still-life work. Travel photography remains her favorite subject in fine art but she experiments with a wide variety of photographic techniques including using
Who: Jamie Beck, Photographer and Kevin Burg, Web Designer Where: Upper West Side, NYC What: 1-bedroom brownstone apartment
Photography by Jaime Martinez Go to brightlightbrightlight.com to see more of Jaime’s work.
Photography by Andrew De Francesco Words by Megan Cahn If you’re a New Yorker who doesn’t spend every weekend trading in the blistering humidity of the city for the Hamptons, fresh air, or taking the subway to grimy Coney Island to escape the heat, you might not consider a bathing suit an essential wardrobe key.
Born in Catanzaro, Italy in 1962, where he currently lives and works, Claudio Parentela is an illustrator, painter, photographer, cartoonist, collagist, and journalist. He has been involved in the international underground art scene for several years and has contributed to a wide variety of projects including gallery shows, death metal bands’ album covers, poetry, ‘zines,
Photography by Tracy Morford Styled by Michelle Obama Hair by Marcel Dagenais Makeup by Lindsay Hile Retouched by Jaz Harold Model Hillary Gluck
Photography by Jamie Beck Look 1: On Him: Uniqlo t-shirt; J.Crew chinos; H&M straw fedora, belt and sneakers. On Her: Vintage sundress and scarf from Kill Devil Hill (170 Franklin St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn); Vintage handbag from Atlantis Attic (771 Metropolitan Ave. Williamsburg, Brooklyn); Sunglasses from Urban Outfitters; Stylist’s own shoes. Look 2: On Him: J. Crew striped button-down and
Words by Marcel Dagenais I’m sitting on a front porch in Savannah, Georgia with Trish Andersen and Maureen Walsh of Domestic Construction, a design company that was started with a simple idea and has evolved into something completely refreshing to the way people approach their home environment. The air is thick and steamy on this
Words by Megan Martin Photograph by Michael Lanzano The commute out of the city was quite simple, hop on a couple of trains through a couple of stops and some beautiful scenery. Then there was the hike through a long windy highway across a rural town in upstate New York, and the nice, young man
Words by Caroline Bach Detroit is on sale, inch by inch, and for just a dollar you can own a piece of it. Welcome to Loveland. Loveland is the brainchild of futurist entrepreneur Jerry Paffendorf, and the first project of the Why Don’t We Own This? (WDWOT) division in his even larger ambition, The Crazy
With the hefty rent that we have to pay in New York, it seems that a lot of us are all staying pretty local for the sweaty days of Summer in order to stay afloat. We’re in a recession! But either way, it is summa time and we all need treats and retreats. Whether its
Rivers and Tides is a 2001 documentary directed by filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer. The film follows British outdoor artist Andy Goldsworthy who creates intricate and ephemeral sculptures from natural materials such as rocks, leaves, flowers and icicles. One of the most fascinating aspects of Goldsworthy’s work is his race against Mother Nature. After spending several tedious
Words by Jamie Wilxborough Far Rockaway Beach was a frequent hang out spot this summer, while there I was told that I had to stop by a little, local taco shop called Rockaway Taco. Andrew Dayfield and David Selig run the restaurant; who live next door and harvest their own honey. The food is delectable,
Photography by JJ Sulin JJ Sulin traveled to Sidney, Iowa, also known as “Rodeo Town USA”, to document the 85th annual Sidney, Iowa Championship Rodeo and the crowning of Miss Sidney Iowa Rodeo.
Photography by Marcel Dagenais Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date; Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm’d; And every fair
Words by Sandra Larriva Henaine Several decibels away from the cacophonous Bedford Avenue scene, but only a short walk from the L Train stop is Sprout Home, arguably the neighborhood’s greenest shop. Co-owned by Brooklyn resident Tassy Zimmerman and her partner Tara Heibel, who runs their Chicago store, this indoor and outdoor plant heaven in Williamsburg
Photography by Marcel Dagenais Words by Megan Martin This photo was taken on one of the first hot days of summer. By hot I mean sticky hot, where you can see the thickness of the air and walking becomes more like wading. A beach trip with Marcel turned into a miniature triathalon. We rode to
Words by Raimy Rosenduft Leslie broke it off after a few months, two weeks short of when I planned to say, “I love you.” She was in Union Square and I could hear the snot bubbles coming out of her nose through the pay phone. I think the conversation went something like: “I’ve had a
Photography by Tommy Kearns To see more of Tommy’s work click here.
Words by Ken Scrudato Considering that punk was one of the monumental touchstones of 20th Century feminism, it was pretty fucking depressing watching it all regress back into an antediluvian dichotomy of ape-ish doodism (Lollapalooza) and huggy foofyism (Lilith Fair). But the equally glorious and ferocious return of landmark girl-punks The Slits–now in the form
Words by Marcel Dagenais Nestled in the far reaches of Greenpoint, Brooklyn lies the progressive Osborn Design Studio where two artists are building a business based on the creative hipness of New York and the global outreach of struggling nations. Aaron and Carla Venticinque-Osborn are the husband and wife team behind this concept. I first
Photograph by Marcel Dagenais If you’ve looked out at the water this summer and noticed a barge that looks a little out of place, it’s most likely the work of artists, permaculturists, and architects who have come together to collaborate on a floating eco-habitat called the Waterpod. The Waterpod is focusing on the lessons and
A back hand to the modernization of “photography” and the images everyone uploads to their Facebook account.
Photography by Tom Winchester Styled by Kelly Brown Hair by Jamal Hodges Makeup by Susie Sobol Model: Yaya @ Women Direct Photo Assistant: Clay Rodery Stylist Assistant: Tammie Fossaceca