About that camera life.
photography,music, fashion, design and everything between.
The crew has been getting a lot of love lately. Mic aka Post Modern Gent aka 1/3 partner in our yet to be launched magazine, got a nice feature in Details magazine. Read about how he’s all cool and shit.
I started this blog in January 2012 (almost a year ago). At the time, I was taking a lot of photos on my phone and had joined some mobile photography communities. My main aim for starting this blog was to have a central place to keep my mobile photos. Well a year later and this blog has turned into a diary, fashion blog, music blog, with a bit of randomness thrown in there for good measure. Through this blog, I’ve meet some amazing people- and that alone has been worth all the effort. I love personal evolutions and this blog has been something that’s very personal to me, I’ve watched it grow and change-very much in the way that I have this year as well.
I’m not sure what the New Year will bring. The other day my yoga teacher said to the class, “Take all of your unclaimed gifts.” My only resolution this year is to do just that and be honest, open and forgiving with myself and others. And with that said, thank you so much for reading, for your suggestions and support. I’ll leave you with the final out takes from our party in early December. Happy holidays and I’ll see you on the other side in 2013. Until then please check out my favorite blog, bitchesgottaeat.blogspot.com/
Several months ago, I approached postmodern gent (aka Mic) on doing a collaboration. A few weeks passed and nothing happened. Then back in November, I literally ran into him and Gina (his lady and my friend) on the streets of the West Village. And several drinks later we had finally found our collaboration It would be a holiday party that would bring together some of our creative friends in one place- my small Brooklyn apartment. No one really remembered to take photos except during the beginning and end of the party. Here are the first rounds of photos from that night.
I’m sharing a few more photos from the Pop-Up Flea from this past weekend. One of my friends asked me how it was with a touch of scorn embedded in the question. He said “I bet there were few people of color.” He was right there were only a few. But I won’t use this blog to discuss the lack of diversity in fashion. I will say that I wish there was more diversity not only in terms of people but also design. Again, that’s not to say that the event wasn’t good because it definitely was. But the event could have been even better by including more stores like BkCircus and Strivers Row. Alas, another time.
On Friday my friend James called me and asked if I wanted to stop by the Pop Up Flea in Chelsea. After a long week, I had to pass. Then on Saturday it seemed like almost everyone I follow on Instagram posted pictures of the Pop Up Flea. And guess what? On Sunday, I found myself at the Pop Up, score another point for Social Media.
The press has described the Pop Up Flea as a market held over the course of three days with carefully selected vendors that provide a space of “concentrated excellence.” My expectations were high!
From the moment I walked in I felt like the vendors and wears were well curated and the price tags reflected that. It was also good to see the faces behind a lot of the brands I follow. The awesome thing was that many of the vendors were from Seattle and Portland- which made for an instant connection. I was proud to see the Pacific Northwest leading the way in the menswear game.
I took lots of photos and had some interesting conversations about the direction of menswear- way too much to cover for one post. There will be more posts to come but to kick things off here are some photos from Wood & Faulk and Unionmade among others.
From my understanding there are two types of One Step cameras. One that uses SX-70 film and the other that uses 600 integral film. The one pictured here is the One Step that uses SX-70 film. I was looking for an entry level One Step- one that uses 600 integral film for a friend. While in that search I found an SX-70 film One Step. It’s in amazing shape with a Q light! It’s been a good two weeks in the camera collecting department- I’ll share next week the other finds I’ve made.
That was the text I received from a friend after we were slammed with another storm. I was so defeated after a 90m commute in an overcrowded train and then walking home in the freezing cold, that all I do when I got home was to curl up under the covers. That’s no way to live. Which means I’m booking a vacation.
I was in the market for a Polaroid SX-70 for about two years. I didn’t want to spend over $100 but I wanted the camera to be in great condition with all the original components. I would occasionally look online and saw some pretty amazing SX-70 cameras but most of those were well over $400. And then I would see a few used ones but one thing or another was missing. And a few weeks ago I got lucky. I found a SX-70 in great condition with the original bag and a few flashes. Once life is somewhat back to normal in New York, I plan to take my new love to the Impossible Project in Soho for film and a few accessories.
I change work bags every 3 months, usually coinciding with the change of seasons.
My work bag has to be a workhorse. On any given day it needs to be big and strong enough to carry a change of clothes, shoes, reading material, umbrella, laptop and my notebook. And it has to be reasonable stylish and also take a beating. I was trolling around Zara.com looking for red jeans (I’m obsessed with red these days) and came across a bag that looked like it could be the perfect workbag- large, cheap, and stylish. (Note: The site is only showing it available in tan now). I ordered it on a whim, and when it arrived a few days later I was pleasantly suprised. Questionable leather withstanding, it’s a pretty well put together bag. I used it for the first time yesterday and got a few compliments. Say hello to my new work bag, which you’ll be seeing a lot over the next 3 months.
I woke up at the crack of dawn Sunday and drove with some friends up to the Hudson Valley. See, the Hudson Valley is one of my favorite places in New York state, especially in Fall. The color of the leaves are amazing, the air is crisp and the food markets are full of goodies. Perfect way to spend a Sunday.
"Taxi driver be my shrink for the hour. Leave the meter, running. Its rush hour so take the streets if you wanna. Just outrun the demons could you. He said Allah Hu Akbar…"