Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City
February 7, 2012
Before we did her hair and wrapped rope around her face, we enjoyed a dinner of shrimp mixed in with the quinoa. We drank red wine and listened to Nitzer Ebb, Jazz and Blues. My fiance threaded her hair into braids then the rope. The look was inspired by Romans. The rope was inspired by Manila.
November 27, 2012
It’s taken me a few days to get work out of the way so I could post some photos from my recent trip to New Orleans. These are a few from St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and probably my first cemetery photos in over a year.
What gets me about this cemetery or any cemetery is the amount of artwork contained within. The eternal marriage of decay and stone is riles my imagination. Pressing my hand against lichen along the cracks and crevices of crypts reminds of thousands of little hands reaching for what lies within. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is rife with religious voodoo markings and offerings, which combined with all of the previously mentioned elements creates an intoxicating harvest of ideas. This cemetery is one of the many, many aspects that make New Orleans a refuge for me. This city awakes my mind.
I’ve been pretty fortunate to have worked with artists whose work I genuinely respect. Vespertina recently released a single called, “Devil’s Dance” reminds me of music you might hear at a burlesque. I’ve worked with the band’s singer, Lorrie Doriza before so I was able to already gauge her fun personality, dedication, and musical talent. When I was asked to provide the album artwork for Vespertina’s single, I was very happy to do so.
Here is the before and after of the image I gave this talented team and what they did with it. A huge congrats to them and a BIG thank you. Download their FREE single, “Devil’s Dance” and see for yourself HERE.
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