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Find more amazing work on www.elodiechapuis.com
“You can practically smell the cigarettes and the booze wafting up from a Brad Elterman photograph. Even his recent photos look like they’re from the wild, coked-up ’70s in which he made his mark as a teenage rock ‘n roll photographer who partied with Joan Jett, rolled with The Ramones and occasionally bluffed his way into exclusive Hawaii sail boat shoots with Peter Frampton.
On Wednesday, April 23, Milk Gallery will bring the party to 450 West 15th street with Dog Dance, a collection of Brad’s iconic work that effortlessly captures the gritty glamour of the late ’70s and early ’80s that’s so often imitated today. Brad was friends with everyone who was anyone and those he wasn’t close with, he’d find them at a party and shoot them anyway. Those were the days when rock stars didn’t care about public relations or crafting a brand. When Brad was around, Steve Jones would grab his crotch in an LA apartment building pool shortly after the break up of the Sex Pistols, and Bob Dylan would show off his new friend, some nobody actor named Robert DeNiro.
We didn’t all get to live through the ’70s, but from April 23 through May 18, we can get the next best thing from the man who lived and captured it all.” (Milk Made)
Photography by Brad Elterman
After a few years modelling, native French photographer Elodie Chapuis reshaped her fashion career from posing in front of the camera to shooting behind it. Currently based in Paris, Elodie splits her time between her two main passions – music and photography . When not contributing to international fashion magazines and designer portfolios, she is shooting live music festival performances and off stage portraits, capturing an intimate collection of images from bands like The Temper Trap, Phoenix and The XX. We caught up with Elodie to learn more about what drives her passion.
DISCOSALT: Can you tell us a little about yourself and your photographic background?
ELODIE CHAPUIS: I am native from the French Alps and I grew up in the suburbs of Paris. These are my roots. I don’t refer to any others particular photographic background because I’m self-taught. However, the study of the surrealist movement was a real revelation to me, particularly through the works of André Gide et Jean Cocteau. All of it still influence me today.
D: How did you make the career shift from fashion model to getting behind the camera? And at what point did you realize that photography is what you wanted to do as a career?
EC: The transition happened quite naturally. I was already evolving in the field of fashion for a while both as model and artistic consultant.
I think the photography at first daunted me, although it clearly seems that it would be through the image that I would get the better expression of myself.
It was just a matter of time. I had to feel the moment was right. I started out taking some test shots for models agency, and I had the chance to be spotted out by brands who ask me to realize their look book & campaign visuals. This spontaneous confidence pushes me to plunge and start it as a career.
D: What is the most important skill for a photographer to have?
EC: Imagination and in a way the ability to share it with a wider audience.
D: What camera and lenses do you typically use? How much equipment do you typically bring to a photo-shoot?
EC: I mainly use my canon 5 D mark II, and regarding lenses, I am quite faithful to prime lenses such as 85 & 135mm. For equipment, it depends..when it is a commissioned work, I bring slightly more equipment. When I do personal work and reporting, I love to feel free, so I am very minimalistic and this is a good thing as I love natural light.
D: What makes a great photograph?
EC: A photograph that provides you a true emotion, even if it last only for a very short time.
D: You capture such incredible images in Black and White. Are you drawn to Black and White over color for an any particular reason?
EC: Thanks. It’s really all very spontaneous. It’s my imagination that tells me color or black & white. For the stage, my eyes very often turn it in black and white as there are too many colors that parasitize the image. In this case, I found in “black and white” some rigour that is important to me.
D: What are some of the challenges of working in Fashion?
EC: In fact, whatever field in which you works, the most beautiful challenge for a photographer will be with himself, I mean to be driven by passion as long as possible.
D: What are some of the challenges working within the music scene?
EC: You don’t plan and prepare the set, you make it yours ! you try create a kind of instantaneous magic with unpredictable elements . I’d say the music scene photography, requires a lot of physical endurance and ability to concentrate. Two abilities that are all equally important sum in fashion!
D: How did [STAGE ME OUT] begin?
EC: Feet in the mud! For my first music festival I chose the Roskilde festival in Denmark and I was not disappointed! The experience was so rewarding. First, it led me to other festivals, and then to meet the opportunity to share this personal work through exhibitions.
D: What projects are you working on now? Any upcoming projects in New York City?
EC: Various ones right now, I usually follow the flow of things as each day brings new project in some way, and I keep them multiple because I don’t want to lock me up in particular a field.
New York City? I will love to ..people often generate projects, who knows? Perhaps you’ll see me there pretty soon!
Portland, Oregon’s past glows on with vintage neon signs.
“City Silhouettes”, photos by Jasper James. Over the past decade Jasper has lived and worked in New York, London and Beijing, covering assignments around the globe for some of the worlds leading magazines, design and advertising clients.
Photographer Davis Ayer can’t get enough analogue. He shoots most of his projects on film and his photo essay series called Time Travel, combines two forms of film photography: vintage photographs of cityscapes and forests projected on nude models. The arcs of bridges and trunks of ferns hug the hip lines of partially lit girls. Autumnal foliage wraps around the curved back of a model, warping and blurring, as if frozen mid a caressing motion. Scratches dotting the film become indistinguishable from beauty marks. It all seems quite effortless and light.“
LA based artist Doug Aitken is most known for his innovative fine art installations but not limited. In 2007, Aitken’s “Sleepwalkers” exhibition at MoMA was able to transform a whole city block into an expansive cinematic experience. His work, which utilizes a wide array of media and artistic techniques, ranging from photography, sculpture, film, and sound can be seen on display in London, in a new solo exhibition in London taking over both floors of Victoria Miro. The exhibition includes a specially reconfigured presentation of his acclaimed multi-channel film installation Black Mirror, alongside new wall-and floor-based sculptures and light box works. Check out more HERE.
“In the upper gallery Aitken’s film installation Black Mirror explores the story of a nomadic individual, set in a modern wilderness: a geography constructed of calls, electronic messages, and virtual documents superimposed over the physical world. It is a portrait of people who are the products of a society that has lost track of information and is saturated with change. The characters move in shorthand, they communicate in quick pulses, they travel long distances for short meetings. They depart quickly. The protagonist, a young woman played by American star Chloë Sevigny, exists in the borderless world of Black Mirror where people live fast lives in the shadows. These are the people you pass and don’t identify at the airport terminal, the hotel lobby and the car rental kiosk. Black Mirror explores modern life accelerated. Like a river of light moving on the highway, we’re all on this road, but this is the story of those for whom the road is existence; those who don’t step back to breathe the air, those who never stagnate or stop… this is “the now.” (http://www.victoria-miro.com/exhibitions/_425/)
Meet Elodie Chapuis, the newest member of the discosalt Artist Collective. Since she began photography in 2006, Elodie has contributed her music and fashion photography to a slew of culture magazines and fashion projects. In 2007, she spent 4 days covering the Roskilde Festival in Denmark; the first step towards a personal artistic project to photograph live performances and off stage portraits. Elodie’s work in music, has lead her to several solo and collective exhibitions and she is constantly looking for new upcoming artists and bands to photograph. Some of her work includes The Kills, Franz Ferdinand, The Drums, Razorlight, Florence & The Machine, The XX, Iggy & The Stooges, Cold War Kids, PJ Harvey, The Strokes among others. For updates, check back soon to find more of Elodie’s work in the collective here.
Magazines play an essential role in skateboarding’s heritage, documenting the culture. 43 is a free, independent, non profit, bimonthly skateboard magazine, with a clean art book feel, dedicated to quality, photography and arts devoted to the unfiltered portrait of real skateboarding. The magazine has been in development for well over a year now with New York City skateboard photographer Allen Ying carefully building it thoughtfully from the ground up, questioning every detail to result in a magazine that is as inspiring as the skateboarding featured in it.
If you like this project, head over to kickstarter to give some support. Funding is still needed to cover the paper, printing, distribution, and contributors. with your support, this will be a special 1st issue with minimal or no advertising. moving forward, we will fund future issues with advertisements on no more than 38% of the magazine’s pages.
Meet Discosalt Artists Yusuf Sevincli. Born in Zonguldak, Turkey in 1980, Yusuf graduated from the Communication Faculty at Marmara University in Istanbul in 2002 and gained experience as a photographer for various newspapers and magazines between 2000 and 2004. In 2004, he completed a masterclass on documentary photography in Nordens Fotoskola, Sweden and now lives and works in Istanbul. Check out more of his work HERE.
We are excited to welcome Ana Cabaleiro as a new member of the Discosalt Artist Collective this month!
Escape the city, to a washed out world of never ending sunny days, clean air and overwhelming natural beauty. In these spaces there are things to smell other than car-exhaust and there are textures to feel other than concrete or brick. Being there, photographing these types of areas simultaneously engages all of Ana’s sense in a pleasurable way, something that happens infrequently in the crowded and noisy urban environment.
Check out more of Ana’s work HERE.
London based photographer/ motion image designer Chloe Rose Hayward’s work is very broad, encompassing elements of design, directing and creating unique visual effects. Her “photographs are enveloped by a sort of nebulous periphery. Simply put, they seem more like snapshots of daydreams.” You can check out some of Chloe’s photo portfolio above or watch Hello Mexico ‘Five Twenty Seven’ from Chloe Rose on Vimeo.
“The photographs in FULL BLEED introduce the characters who would personify and capture a culture: There’s the aspiring artist Neck Face and a young videographer named Spike Jonze; a bundled bridge-and-tunnel teen-ager who would become skate icon Mike Vallely; and Harold Hunter, a prominent skater and L.E.S. personality, picked by director Larry Clark to star in the movie “Kids.” The book captures the sensation of flight and movement within heavy, confining spaces, and the sweeping colors of the boards, the graffiti, and the riders as they fly between the gray sky and grayer pavement. “(THE NEW YORKER)
Join Clic Gallery, Christiane Celle and Vice Magazine on Tuesday, December 14 for book signing of FULL BLEED: NEW YORK CITY SKATEBOARD PHOTOGRAPHY by Alex Corporan, Andre Razo and Ivory Serra.The book collects thirty years of outstanding photos of skaters from over sixty photographers, including Larry Clark, Ed Templeton, Ivory Serra, and many more. In addition, Clic Gallery will be displaying and selling their amazing selection of Supreme skateboards, including rare collector’s editions designed by Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons, and Damien Hirst, and displaying skate photography from Clic artists. (clicgallery)
Brad Elterman’s golden rule of concerts?
“There’s always a party.”
And if anyone is an authority on this, it’s Elterman.
Around a curtained corner in the posh Le Parker Meridien hotel on Manhattan’s West Side, under a neon burger sign, I sit down with prolific rock photographer, Brad Elterman. The Burger Joint is a crowded hole-in-the-wall in the middle of this luxury hotel. Elterman has suggested this place for dinner, which turned out to be apropos for the man himself.
Elterman is a sort of Everyman – a completely unpretentious, quality guy, who just happens to seat himself in the middle of decadence. At sixteen, he borrowed a friend’s camera and snapped a shot of Dylan performing on stage, launching a whirlwind career that has given him backstage access to just about every rock/punk/pop legend to grace the stage and my high school bedroom walls. He has partied with the best, and he has spent his life chronicling these adventures.
As we talk, I realize how genuinely interested Elterman is in hearing my perspective on his photos: why do I like them and what do they mean to me? He talks about music, his disgust for today’s pop culture, why he likes Lindsey Lohan. He appreciates a good burger, a good beer, a good whiskey. He just also happens to be good friends with Cherie Currie, used to party with nude girls at The Mega Mansion in Beverly Hills four times a week, and still has dinner with the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones.
Elterman’s new, limited-edition, signed, seventy-two page book, Like It Was Yesterday, which has graciously included Discosalt in the intro, is a personal collection of fifty-five provocative black and white and color glossies. Pop culture aficionados are transported back to the long gone, but not forgotten, rock-and-roll renaissance of the seventies and eighties. It’s a collection of raw, candid, often intimate snapshots of celebrities at a point in time when celebrity meant something very different than it does today. Brad’s unadulterated images manage to capture and transcend something beyond the guise of the lens: a loner slacker Joey Ramone in a parking garage; a workaholic David Bowie hustling to his car at 6am; Steve Jones showing off his “sex pistol” in a swimming pool. These are moments that can never be reproduced in a studio.
As we chew the fat about his prolific career and the book, I realize that Brad’s rule for concerts, doesn’t only apply to concerts. It’s sort of his life mantra. There is always a party, if you are looking for one. And Brad is always looking, thankfully right behind a camera.
DISCOSALT: Do you have an all time favorite photo you have shot over the years?
BRAD ELTERMAN: Probably the photo that I took of Bob Dylan backstage at The Roxy in 1976. It wasn’t just the photo, it was getting to meet Dylan, shaking his hand, chatting with him and to take his photograph with Robert DeNiro. It was really something.
DS: Craziest Party you’ve ever been to?
BE: Warner Bros Records threw The Faces with Rod Stewart a party at The Green House in Beverly Hills. That was probably around 1976. I was invited by Rod’s colorful publicist Tony Toon and at one table sat Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, David Blue, Cher with Greg Allman and Paul and Linda McCartney. I did not own a wide angle lens so I just zoomed in on Dylan at the table. Floating around the party was Jimmy Page, Rod with Brit Eklund and best of all Bryan Ferry. I will never forget that evening as long as I live.
DS: How is Celebrity different today than it was back in the 70’s and 80’s?
BE: Celebrity today? There is no real celebrity today. I had Dylan and The Ramones and today you have Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga. No interest to me. Pop Culture today is created in an attorney’s office in Century City. In the office is a lawyer, manager, publicist and a booking agent with some hand selected overproduced starlet. Let’s see how they are remembered in three decades.
DS: Are you still in touch with any of the musicians in the book and have you gotten any of their reactions to the photos today, looking back?
BE: I see Leif Garrett once in a while. Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols lives up the street from me and we dine from time to time. Steve adores the photograph of him jerking off in my pool in 1978. We talk about it all the time! I just saw Bebe Buell in New York last week.
DS: Who would you love to shoot today?
BE: Lindsay Lohan. She is a photographers dream and she is loaded with controversy. That’s what makes a great photograph. I am sure that I will photograph her one day, but I refuse to pay her for a photo session. Instead I will share with her all of my stories and sign for her a copy of my book! I will photograph her with a roll of black and white film just like it was yesterday.
Like It Was Yesterday is officially out this Decemeber 2, in all its signed, 500-limited-edition, seventy-two page glory. Can’t wait until December? We found two hard-cover copies available on Amazon for $150 here. This is sure to become a collector’s piece, so grab one!
Strange things happen in the dark and photographer and Cargo Collective artist, Trinh Huynh has a new photo essay that chronicles her night time adventures. “There is something so intriguing about non-descript night time shots of people, places and things during an adventure outing. Maybe it’s because it stirs up raw, almost adolescent emotions that make you want to recapture your youth; or perhaps it makes you pause and think of your own foolishly awesome adventures. Either way, Trinh Huynh’s series of photographs seem like quiet reflections of amazing escapades.” Sick Of The Radio
This week,Sick Of The Radio turned us onto Australian photographer Jackson Eaton. ” Eaton takes a unique approach to chronicling life through the lens. It is, more often than not, determined by his life experiences. Establishing a rough chronology of his life and love with his Korean lover, Eaton sets out to illustrate the power of the subject in the photograph and that person’s relationship with the photographer.”
Eaton “mainly documents the quiet moments between himself and friends or lovers in an intimate view privy only to the populace due to his unique position as the pictorial storyteller. The connection he feels with in his relationships is felt through the photograph and directly to us. Some may say the strong relationship between the photographer and subject, the personal experiences shown to us, may dilute the artistic merit of the image but here it enhances it, strengthens the resolve and spirit of the experience. Eaton’s images cannot simply be passed off as pictures of friends one might find in a Facebook album; instead they tell a story that we can relate to.Eaton’s other projects include music and fashion photographer, as well as a unique album of portraits entitled “New Portrait’s for No One.” Though Eaton’s strength as a photographer is in his ability to capture subtle, hushed moments in his life and relationships, his fresh take on portraits is just as strong. Each pose looks calmed, nonchalant and purposeful.”(Sick Of The Radio)
Discosalt artist Leonie Morse has a new website up and running for you to check out.
“Leonie is a portrait and fashion photographer based in East London, UK. She had her first solo exhibition in London in September 2009. Entitled Rocker the project consisted of intimiate portraits and gritty documentary photographs, taken on the UK rockabily scene. Since her adolescence, Leonie has always been drawn to subcultures. once a die-hard mod, she then became fascinated by the colorful characters and vibrancy of the rockabily scene and has been able to enter their world, photographing intimate portraits of them. Currently she is working on a personal project entitled Rebel Rebel, photographing 12 achingly cool teenagers in their bedrooms, capturing their private worlds. Leonie has previously been commissioned by The Face, X Ray Magazine, Sleazenation, You Magazine, Virgin and Time Out Australia. Leonie was nomiated in The Hospital Club Top 100 list in 2010, under the category “Emerging Artist” “(http://www.leoniemorse.com/about.html)
You can also check out some of Leonie’s work here on Discosalt.
Our friends at Sick Of The Radio have posted another great photo blog that reminds us of the Penelope Spheeris ’84 cult classic Suburbia. Three years after her groundbreaking doc The Decline Of Western Civilization, and pre-dating Wayne’s World, Spheeris traced a bunch of suburban punk runaways, including a very young, and then unknown Flea from The Chili Peppers, who squat out a minimalist, punk lifestyle in an abandoned tract home and display some, well, “DIY” after school special acting chops. Worth dropping in the netflix queue for the live footage of D.I. performing “Richard Hung Himself” and True sounds of liberty performing “darker my love”…and of course mini Flea putting a rat in his mouth.
In a similar vein of Suburbia, “Irish Photographer and filmmaker Niall O’Brien followed around an photographed south-west London punks for four years compiling his “Superhero” series which showed a few months back entitled “Good Rats”. In a quote from a recent interview Niall said,”I walk around with these kids and the noses that are turned up are unbelievable, people are disgusted by the kids and they think of them as rats, people think they’re despicable, but I feel, in my heart of hearts that they are good kids. Hanging the show has been easy, Art Works Space is a really beautiful gallery, I saw it and just thought yeah, perfect. It’s a massive space and I’ve had to fill it, I’ve never done things by halves, (laughs).” (sickoftheradio.com)
Check out some more images from “Superhero” below”:
And here are some scenes from Suburbia. Seriously, check out mini Flea:
This post comes from our friends on the West Coast at Sick Of The Radio:
“Elizabeth Weinberg lives in Brooklyn, New York, with two cats, a bicycle, and a moped. Her work spans many themes including portraits, and fashion and documentary photography. Elizabeth has also done commercial work for Nylon+Casio, and Sony. She is also working on 3 different projects entitled Abigail, Of Recklessness and Water, and Rattland, check out her website here for more info.”
Check out some more of our favorites below:
discosalt is really excited about a new website called Camerabag.tv. The site toasts both emerging and established photographers, adding a new photographer profile each week and giving an intimate glimpse into their work spaces and tools of the trade.
This week, the site features a really cool piece on BuzzFoto founder, legendary rock photographer and discosalt fav and friend, Brad Elterman; a photo guru whose edgy, often raw and raunchy photos you’ve most likely been subliminally consuming in books, magazines and TV since you were born. Now, Camerbag.tv gives you the opportunity to peep Brad’s workspace through videos and stills, learn about his arresting life as a photographer, his camera arsenal, favorite photos, the “Golden Rule” of concerts!, and get a really neat preview of his new limited edition book project which we are anxiously awaiting the birth of some time this fall. As always, check back with discosalt for updates on the release.
CLICK HERE to watch the interview with Brad, or check out some photos from Camerabag.tv below and remember, there’s always a party!:
West coast photographer Anthony George Noceti has just assembled a new series of landscape photo narrative’s on his website Esoteric Traveler. The images are taken from within vehicles along Anthony’s travels with a low resolution digital and 35mm camera. Read what Anthony has to say about his work:
“Conveying a detached and voyeuristic presence, the mode in the Esoteric Traveler is that of a passenger moving through an every changing landscape where the notion of reality is blurred. An onmiscient sort of being, the passenger is more of an implied character who does not take part in the narrative, but only relates it to the viewer. In this sense the narrative takes on a feeling of esoteric projection, wherein the traveler leaves the physical to explore a greater realm.”( Esoteric Traveler)
Check out some of our favorite images below:
Jeremy & Claire Weiss are far and away my favorite husband and wife photography team (ok, maybe the only one i know of) but they are two of the hippest photographers on the West coast with an amazing portofilio that dips into portraits of musicians, directors, actors, friends, hipsters and the girl next door. Based out of Los Angeles, CA, the couple, who also go by the name of their photo studio Day 19, have put together a really amazing portfolio for you to check out. They work on composition using light and shadows to create simple, highly stylish images that can take you right inside moments of real comfort or high energy. Their work has been featured on the covers of Nylon and Paste and they have shot portraits of a slew of musicians, film makers and actors from David Lynch, Jack Black, No Age, Slash, Devendra Banhart, The Black Keys, Rivers Cuomo to Billy Corgan. The list goes on and on.
Visit their website or check out some more of our favorite images below:
Check out this new series of photographs by Jason Travis in the pretty self-explanatary photo project “What’s in your bag?”. You can visit Jason on Flickr or read an interview with him on Dashboard Co-Op. Who would have thought that guy would have a sandwich in his bag?
Two photographers explore life in Cuba in two very different photo essays, both of whom, manage to capture a unique and intriguing snap shot of life on the island. Habanasucia is a Cuban b&w photographer we came across on Flickr that caught our eye, while Simone Lueck is an artist based out of LA with a unique focus on old televisions in Cuba . Check out their photo diaries below. The island wants you to view them:
M.I.A aka “The Tamil Tigress” seems to be spreading her pop propaganda everywhere these days, from a street art campaign on 13th street between Broadway and 4th Avenue, to the New York Times/Twitter drama over her political statements and most recent video for Born Free.
Most recently, M.I.A. has a new photo spread, brilliantly shot by renowned Dutch photographer Ruud Baan in the Art Magazine Spread , created by, for, and about cultural instigators. Check out some of the shoot images below:
New British portrait photographer, realist and Discosalt Artist Leonie Morse photographs very cool, gritty settings bringing beauty out of them and has now been nominated in the Hospital Club Top 100 ‘Brave New Future’ shortlist this year, in the category of ‘Emerging Artist’ (above Tyrone Wood even!!!). We love Leonie’s work so spare a minute of your time and show your support for Discosalt artists by voting for her! here is the link: http://www.thehospitalclub.com/100/vote.php
Check out some more of Leonie Morse’s work right HERE
The Creators Project event series is a roving global celebration of creativity which launches this summer on June 26 in NYC, featuring groundbreaking live performances, art exhibits, discussion panels, and screenings by some of the world’s leading artists.
Live Music from Interpol, Neon Indian, The Rapture, Gang Gang Dance
DJ Sets from N.A.S.A, XXXChange, Lemonade, Tame Impala
Films from Spike Jonze, Danny Perez
Art Exhibits from MOS Architects, Legs, Graffiti Research Lab, XX, Radical Friend
Admission is free. Please register here to qualify for passes to the all-day event.
Registration is open until 11:59 p.m. on June 14.
The Creators Project is a collaborative initiative from Vice and Intel that brings together leading innovators who use technology to push artistic boundaries.
Starting May 26th and running until June 15th, 2010, Discosalt artist Yusuf Sevincli will be showing his work at the Fotograf Sergisi Photography Exhibition in Istanbul. For a preivew of Yusuf’s work, check out his portfolio in the Discosalt Artist section or click HERE
New York City based photographer Alessandro Zuek Simonetti was born in Italy and grew up parallel to the urban street cultures of the early 90’s. Developing his own distinct photographic language reflects his deep interest in young niche cultures. Quite often each project stretches beyond the photographic medium which serves as a sign of his maturing expression as an artist. After his graduation from the Accademy of Fine Arts of Venice in 2001 he became a professor of Photography at The Institute of Arts in Padova, Italy. His works have been published in important national and international magazines such as Rolling Stone, GQ, Warp Magazine Japan, Tema Celeste, Vice and Theme. He has also collaborated with brands such as Carhartt, Zoo York, 55dsl, Lee, Bijules, Still Life NYC, Redbull, Evisu, Sartoria comunication and Slam Jam. (http://www.zuekphotography.com/?q=bio)
So many photo portfolios to get excited about this week. The latest is Brad Elterman’s photo career which started way back in 1974, when the 16 year old Brad borrowed a friends camera and snapped a shot of Dylan performing on stage. Since then, he’s been riding the gravy train on cheese wheels; one sex, drugs, and rock and roll infused photo feast, where Brad has had the amazing opportunity to photograph just about every rock/ punk/ pop legend to grace the stage and my highschool bedroom walls. From The Faces with our man Rod, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, Devo, Talking Heads, The Runaways, Joan Jett, Kiss, Blondie, the Ramones, The Who, even Sean’s favorite band Abba…the list goes on and on. This guy has serious cred. Dipping his beak into just about every rowdy Hollywood party, Brad has made stellar contributions to magazines like Rolling Stone, Creem, Circus, etc. He was eventually hired to do official publicity photos by major record labels before forming one of the first Los Angeles-based photo agencies, California Features International, Inc. which specialized in providing celebrity coverage to magazines and newspapers worldwide.
Brad’s photos provide a rare, often raunchy glimse into rock and roll history where it seems Brad is always at the right place at the right time, camera ready. There is even a photo of Dylan posing with a young Deniro at The Roxy in 1976! and Brad, by some alignment of the planets, was some kid with a camera. There might be a better chance of quadruplet albinos being born under a solar eclipse, than a cosmic opportunity like that happening again in a young photographers career.
You can go back to where it all began… Like it was yesterday, and browse through the past few decades in music on Brads website or check out some of our favorites below:
We don’t know too much about photographer Ana Cabaleiro, but we really dig her photostream on
Flickr . We do know, Ana has a blog (www.calmintrees.blogspot.com) and in an interview with freckledcup.com she professes her love of music, travel and taking photos in very open, arid and spacious spaces. We have so much in common. (call me?) She uses the words “freak, psych, weird, folk” to describe her work which often focuses on the tips of heads, mountains, and trees and is inspired by American/Indian mythology, other Flickr photographers, the sun, mountains mountains mountains, trees, people free and running naked, tropical breeze, tribal drumming and people’s backs, always. Ana’s photographs capture landscapes and people in Northern Spain, Las Bardenas Reales, Navarra deserts, and las Médulas, amazing old ruins in León. Some images to peruse below:
After attending Art Center College of Design in LA, photographer Nicholas Alan Cope has worked for a number of commercial and editorial clients as well as some personal projects. His most recent work focuses on abstraction and viewer perception. “The Cope’s” images, emphasized by stellar composition and all shot in black and white, play upon the idea that everything in the world can be broken down into simple geometric shapes. Great images here. Some more goodies for you all below:
Lately, I’ve been really digging London based photographer/artist Ren Rox. She has a serious CV under her belt, being featured in publications like The Face, Dazed & Confused, Dazed Digital, BlackBook, Oyster, Neo2, Fader, NME, Clash, Stella (The Telegraph), DAMn, Magnificent, Artrocker, Calle 20, LaMilk, Lamono, Dirrty Glam, Prim, Soko, etc. But what’s more impressive, her photos have this really recognizable cool dreamlike psychedelia to them that we love. While, Ren’s online portfolio is fashion minded, she also documents art, music, travel, and herself. And if she ever gets bored with photography, her self-portraits show she is just as good in front of the camera as behind it. A great mix of personal, high fashion and rock n’ roll and in her music collection, Ren has had the amazing fortune to work with a solid crop of some of Discosalt’s favorite musicians like: Crystal Castles, The Kills, Peaches, The XX, Art Brut, Von Bondies, Late of the Pier, Camera Obscura, Lightspeed Champion, Be Your Own pet, The Datsuns, and Vivian Girls, to name a few. You can check out the Complete list below. We are really looking to seeing more of what Ren has in store in the coming future.
So many great photos to choose from, but here are some of Discosalt’s favorites:
Jamie Nelson is a New York based fashion photographer with work shown in numerous international publications, ad campaigns and billboards. Her work is really remarkable, taking inspiration from textures, people, sounds and places. You may have come across some of her work in Cosmo, Elle (Russia), Harper’s Bazaar En Español, InStyle Germany, Lula, Nylon, Oyster, Plaza, Vanidad and Vanity Fair (Italy). Nelson recently participated in a New Museum/Chandalier art exhibit in New York as well as a collective exhibit in Rome. Take a peek at some of our favorites:
Everybody knows this is nowhere, is the latest gallery exhibition from American photographer Ryan McGinley at Team Gallery in New York. The show runs only until April 17, 2010, so get over there before its gone. McGinley’s last exhibit featured a photo series of carefree teenagers playing in the American desert but for this new exhibit, he has taken an extensive series of nude black and white studio portraits of 150 hand selected subjects. While Neil Young’s album by the same name took 2 weeks to record, McGinley, has spent the last 2 years composing this exhibit. “The result is a surprisingly restrained, open-ended study of black and white portraiture. Here we see McGinley not as a chronicler of youthful adventure, but as an engine for an almost scientific cataloguing of a kind of emotional optimism.” They kind of remind us a little of Hedi Slimane’s photo diaries. Check out some of the images from the exhibit below:
Team is open from Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm and located at 83 Grand Street, cross streets Wooster and Greene, on the ground floor.
“I gotta get away from this day-to-day running around, Everybody knows this is nowhere.”- n. young
The Bicycle Film Festival celebrates the bicycle. The Festival hits New York City June-16-20 to celebrate its 10th Anniversary. The good folks behind the fest have been doing it for the past 9 years and are doing it and doing it and doing it well. The BFF hits 30 cities to celebrate the bicycle lifestyle through art, film and music, featuring all styles of bikes and biking from Tall Bike jousting, Track Bikes, BMX, Alleycats, Critical Mass, Bike Polo, Cycling to Recumbents. Bringing together all aspects of bicycling together to advocate its ability to transport us in many ways, and ultimately the Fest is about having a good time. Past BFF’s have featured work from artists like Jorgen Leth, Mike Mills, Jonaas Mekas, Blonde Redhead and Michel Gondry. Its also where we first learned about “encuclopaedia”. Google it.
How do I submit my film? Download the submissions form here and send it to:
Bicycle Film Festival
70A Greenwich Ave. #307
NY NY 10011
along with your film on either DVD or miniDV, NTSC and PAL are accepted by March 27, 2010. There’s no submission fee.
Check out this pretty cool photo-stream shot by Lorenzo Fariello, featuring some action in front of BFF Headquarters in New York today. Austin Horse stopped by with a flat on the Samurai Messengers cargo bike. As well a BMW hit a cyclist out front. He looks to be alright.
…or some of Discosalt’s favorite Bicycle Music Videos:
Some stunning new work from Roger Weiss, a Swiss born photographer who studied in Milan at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. Since an early age, Roger has always experimented with photography and his curiosity with the human form led him towards an artistic approach. He continues as an artist, as well as a fashion photographer. Check out the rest of Roger’s portfolio HERE or scroll through some of Discosalt’s favorite images from Roger’s photostream below:
Being inspired by everything from mystical nuances, the female psyche, and the southern gothic, to crumbling wealth, sexuality and death, Macon (GA) based Logan White creates fantastic photography that can’t be put into just one category. Her work ranges from lifestyle and fashion, to more artistic photography.
Check out the rest of her work here.
or scroll through the images below:
Check out Discosalt’s review photo from last summer’s unapplified accoustic BBQ at Fort Tilden in Brooklyn, in the book version of Look At This F*cking Hipster (LATFH.com), which hits stores on March 30. LATFH takes its hipsterati photo format from the web to your fingertips, providing a coffee table friendly slice of hipsterdom that will sit nicely next to your helf-empty PBR cans. Now you can ironically hate your coffee table book too. You can win free copies of the book by checking out The_Real_LATFH on Twitter on March 30.
Check out the rest of the Discosalt photoshoot here.