Trekked out last Wednesday night to Anza Borrego for the Perseids meteor shower with amazing friends / Steven and Jeremy. Notes to self > rent a proper lens + sand does not a secure tripod. Fell asleep under the Milky Way peppered with constant lightning tails of meteors, and woke up to yet another bucket list item / watch an unadulterated sunrise.
I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.
Blue-Eyed Devil, Lisa Kleypas
recently, i /
01 dusted off my cd mixes and re-found a filipina dance gem from the early 2000s
02 tackled yeast for the first time and made two loaves of challah bread
03 realized my heart can stretch farther than i thought possible
things i want to do before august is over in two weeks /
04 experience sunrise or sunset with turrell's skyspace at pomona college
05 road trip to watch the perseids meteor shower
one something [a broadly-scoped compilation of twenty captured sound waves] with which i wish to gift to you /
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Last week, shot Audra at Abbot Kinney and Manhattan Pier: she rocked that Anthropologie hair and green dress. The sunset was a gray orange sherbet... always feel so fortunate whenever I make it out to the beach.
Caught the Polish filmmaker Zbigniew Rybczynski and an evening of his selected works at Cinefamily a few weeks back. Most significantly a blue/greenscreen pioneer, Rybczynski was also a prolific music video director: his most famous arguably being John Lenon's "Imagine."
Out of his shorts, "The Fourth Dimension" (1988) captivated me - the clip above is an excerpt. No CGI, just unadulterated slit-scan cinemagic. Other amazingness / Tango (Academy Award for Best Animated Short 1983) + the Nowa Zsiazka / New Book (1974).
I mention all that to non-sequitor-ly say / here's twenty tracks for the seventh month. Will be on rotation at Andante this weekend as I hijack the sound system while pounding out espressos.
To kick off Pride Week, Ace hosted an LGBT event at the rooftop last Sunday. Devendra, who was DJing with Amy von Harrington, kindly helped me pass out questionnaires, and I shot corresponding portraits for Ace's blog. Met the sweetest people, and had such a blast... pretty fortunate to be part of this. Thank you, Yael.
Two Saturdays ago, I was honored to shoot stills for my talented friend's curated show at the Ace. Producer/performer Nicole Disson's The Series, a beautifully curated evening of performance and visual arts, intertwines the experience of performer, audience and space. Blown away.
musical performance by TEARIST feat. CAUGHT A GHOST
singer-songwriter by JENNY O.
contemporary violist CHRISTEN LIEN
choreography by KITTY MCNAMEE with HYSTERICA DANCE CO.
burlesque by TANSY
performances by ZOE AJA MOORE & CO.
poetry by MANDY KAHN, performed by NICOLE DISSON + dancer AUSTIN WESTBAY