Thursday, June 24, 2010


Caetano Veloso, Brazilian political activist/songwriter & musician, is making my summer even hotter. I have been looking up translations for every possible song from this amazing collection of albums from 1968-1972. I want to know the poetry I am dancing around the house and shaking my ass to. So far very moving and beautiful.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Female Gaze is Upon Herself

The Countess of Castiglione, 2005

The Countess of Castiglione, 1860

I am currently designing a catalog for an exhibtion at Steven Kasher gallery, entitled Inspired, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody. This photo is my favorite so far, Len Prince & Jessie Mann's 2005 interpretation of Pierre-Louis Pierson's The Countess of Castiglione, c. 1860.

The Countess, Virginia Oldoini, was a visionary. Like most women in court, she had portraits taken. However, she became a bit obsessed and thought of it more as an artistic performance, a play she set the stage for. She directed the shoots with Pierre-Louis in which she re-created imporatnt scenes of her life; experimenting with props and fulfilling her own fantasy of the female gaze through the act of photography. 700 different photographs were created.

Maybe Lady Gaga should be taking more photos of herself and not making music?

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Orange Flush.

These are a small series of photos taken by myself and the luminous Jaime Brassil. It was a little competition we entered together for Oyster Magazine, and the theme was .. um .. orange;) I would love to do this again.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Be Golden

and sexy

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Color Coordinating

Color Collective is this incredibly inspiring blogsite that not only helps me sometimes when i need a nice color palette, it also links to some fantastic artists and photographers. So, so good.