I sat down with Khoi Vinh, former Design Director of NYTimes.com, to discuss the subject that has made his work most noteworthy: the grid. And in his case the “g” almost deserves to be capitalized. The result is an illuminating conversation about Khoi’s plans for the future, first interest in the field of design, and even the grid’s complex relationship with emotion.
Teaser for Hi-8 by Thaddeus Clark. Full video to follow soon.
There is the famous Godard adage about needing only a gun and a girl to make a film. But what about a Zipcar and a couple? There’s always sneaking into abandoned warehouses and the beach too.
Recent ones from break-time in the afternoon. At the office, and close by.
The saturday farmers’ market in Brooklyn is where I make a weekly vow to cut back on fast food. Then monday night football comes on, and there’s the buffalo wing place right downstairs from the studio.
The news of the larger Occupy Wall Street protests was lost in the Steve Jobs tidal wave, but the discontent was no less potent. Ironically, many of the non-professional photographers there were snapping away on their iPhones. I was too.
On Saturday morning young Morales and I hit the streets to see what the city had to offer. There were food products and carved statues.
It only took us five months since shooting… but we got it done. Here’s the video for Thaddeus Clark’s Downtown/Connect. The (banging) song is available for download at hellabasic.com. Special shots to my editor Jason Morales who slogged through many weekends and evenings to help bring this to the light of day.
The guy in the top picture’s shirt matched the colors of the stage lighting for the jazz performers in the bottom shot. It was a fun couple of hours. And I’m now able to say that I’ve set foot in the state of Wisconsin.
Big, heavy city, that Chicago. My movie played on opening night of a film festival there. After that it was all long walks and picture taking, with a cubs game and Harold’s fried chicken thrown in for good measure.
Here’s a promo I directed for the Wu-Tang Clan. The most recent album is called Legendary Weapons. Cop that disc, nahmean!
After shooting Joe Carini’s beautiful carpets, me and Scott talked about the business of creativity. Booming as it is, there are always doubts, cracks. Which is when you gird yourself up with friends and conversation. And, in this case, french fries.
Chinatown remains one of my favorite places to shoot photographs in the city. Maybe it’s because it feels dense and gritty the way New York is supposed to feel. Or maybe it’s because of how intensely foreign it feels at times. On Saturday, because of Manhattanhenge, the streets were particularly fetching.
Thursday was a good one for shooting portraits of “L” people at the office. Liz needed a grown-up photo for an upcoming book show and asked if I’d take one — which I did, in exchange for beer. Later that day, Logan stopped by and the afternoon light was just too much to pass up. Lucky me.
Four pictures from Cork, Ireland.