Hypnotize Art
NYC Ballet Presents “New Beginnings”
New York / May 10, 2016

I wish I had seen this sooner. The New York City Ballet created this beautiful tribute to 911, on the 57th floor of the 4WTC building. It was released on September 12th as a hopeful look forward. Watch below!     MUSIC Spiegel Im Spiegel by Arvo Part with kind permission of Universal Edition AG Vienna Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc. CHOREOGRAPHY After the Rain by Christopher Wheeldon DANCERS Maria Kowroski Ask la Cour VIDEO Directed by Davi Russo Edited by Tim Zeigler Produced by Radical Media Executive Produced by Gregg Carlesimo Executive Produced by Maya Brewster Produced by Logan Luchsinger Developed in collaboration with DDB New York © 2013 New York City Ballet, Inc.

Alex Roulette
New York / May 7, 2016

Paintings by New York-based artist Alex Roulette. More below.        

Photographer Elliot Ross
New York / May 3, 2016

Brooklyn based photographer, Elliot Ross shares his wonderful body of work titled Dynasty. The series looks into the Berber (or Amazigh) people of Morocco and the current human condition of cultures that were once empire builders and societies on the forefront of human advancement. Take a look at more images below.                              

Best of Kickstarter: Odyssey Works “Six Proposals for a More Beautiful World”
New York / April 26, 2016

For the last 15 years, Odyssey Works have specialized in single-audience performances: studying the life of a single individual and then orchestrating the kind of intimate and immersive experiences their audiences-of-one never forget. Many are said to go on to change jobs or commit to loved ones afterward. So who better to write a guide book for creating life-changing moments? Check out the video below for more information on their Kickstarter!  

Video of the Day: New York Dancers Flex to Fela Kuti
New York / April 24, 2016

New York-based dancers Flizzo, Opt, Jay Donn, Sedo, and Danny respond to the afrobeat rhythms of Fela Kuti by ‘flexing’, a style of dance that came out of East Brooklyn. Watch “Fela Flex”, directed by Dominick Sheldon, below!   Dancers: Flizzo Jay Donn Opt Sedo Danni Director: Dominick Sheldon | Lion Dolo Films Director of Photography: Christopher Bisagni Okayafrica: Producer: Allison Swank ROOT Studios: Production Director: Kip McQueen Capture Producer: Joshua Steen Camera Operator: Eythan Maidhof First AC: Ed Barnes Second AC: Chris Bye DIT: Alex Strohmeier Grips: Rob Hubert, Jon Ervin, Austin Kennedy Producers: Sarah Reynolds & Abbey Zembower Production Assistants: Payal Parikh & Peggy Gertner Hair & Make-Up: Donna Kim & Cathy Foster Styling: Leah Snow Clothing: Diesel Set Designer: Whitney Hellesen Post Production: MAAVVEN Post Production Supervisor: Dina Ciccotello Editor: Holle Singer at Consulate Colorist: Clark Muller at Incendio VFX: Cully Bunker Online Editor: Skulleys Music: FELA KUTI “Zombie”

F5 / Day One
New York / April 12, 2016

My friend Andrew and I went to today, and a lot of other people did too apparently. We had to snag seats in the balcony for the first part but moved to floor seats after lunch. It worked out because the presentations got better as the day went on. I was very excited to hear Asif Mian speak as part of presentation and speaking to him out in the lounge later on was a bonus. The other highlight for me was The Blackheart Gang’s screening of : I am definitely getting inspired out here!

VHS Skateboard Series by 5Boro
New York / April 8, 2016

It’s been a while since I bought a skateboard but this series of VHS inspired decks by New York brand 5BORO is fantastic. If anyone knows who designed them please let me know (I searched for a design credit for awhile and came up with zilch). *Edit – The designers behind these boards are Mark Nardelli, Matthew Tapia, and Max Vogel Razauno. Thanks to Gerry, Daniel and David who helped me track them down via Facebook. Have a closer look at each deck below.                                    

Wayne Lawrence
New York / March 24, 2016

Photos by Wayne Lawrence. Brooklyn, New York. See more below.          

Artist Profile: Alyssa Monks
New York / March 15, 2016

A beautifully shot portrait of Brooklyn-based artist Alyssa Monks, leaving the city to paint and reflect on her art practice. Watch the video below.