Gordon Parks was quite an accomplished man, the first African American to work for Life Magazine, one of the first to shoot for Vogue, and the first to write, direct, and score a Hollywood film. His beautiful photos from the civil rights era are finally on display.
Thanks to a French photographer, we can see our favorite DC and Marvel comic book characters come to life, but in the 16th century. Renaissance CP3O from Star Wars is everything.
This is a pretty amazing photography series by Jimmy Nelson entitled: Before They Pass Away. I encourage you to take a look at the photos here and here. They are breathtaking.
Sorry I’ve been slow on the updates. Currently bouncing around from NYC to LA, Portland, and San Francisco. While I was in LA for my 4th time, as a former vehement hater of Los Angeles, I have to say that the 4th time is the charm. I left feeling pretty ok about LA. Due to my track record of thinking LA is the worst place on earth (save maybe Miami), I made arrangements to go camping in Sequoia National Park. Which is gorgeous. And phone service-less. Unless, like me, you find yourself at the top of a mountain and miraculously your cell phone works again. My friend Erin and I camped at a lower elevation campsite, because we weren’t prepared to freeze our asses off. Sequoia is largely a driving National Park anyways. You have to drive up General Highway to get to most trails. We, of course, saw the tallest tree in the world, and survived the apocalypse of Moro Rock. The next day, after a rainy night inhibiting us from making a fire …
It was really cute to see all the kids sledding and the dog walking. A nice break from regular life and probably the only way to enjoy a Blizzard.
This is a throwback, but when the Metropolitan Museum was having the Andy Warhol Exhibit they threw a Factory themed party where you could go see the exhibit after hours with a valid student ID for free. It was awesome, here’s a peep. The exhibit focused on Warhol’s influence on art over the decades. They showcased this through art work not only by Warhol but by other contemporary artists that he paved the way for such as Murakami above and Jeff Koons. One of the most outrageous was Hans Haacke’s larger than life cigarettes.