BOOKS | Ryan McGinley’s ‘Way Far’


Ryan McGinley's new book with Rizzoli "Way Far"  drops today. McGinley shot to photographic fame in his early 20's with his photos of America's disenchanted youth culture, i.e. his friends, and has since changed the language of photography. You can read my whole article on Ryan and his background HERE, but basically, if you love looking at young naked people, literally being wild and free, set against American Pastoral scenes that Ryan and his team capture on months-long summer road trips on 35mm film using Yashica T4s and Leica R8s (and who doesn't!) this book is for you. "Ryan's glorious … [Read more...]

BOOKS | Warhol’s Polaroids 1958 -1987


  I've probably blogged about Warhol's polaroids a million times now, but I don't care! The polaroid format that Warhol made famous is today being mimicked by Instagram- people are even calling Andy the original Instagrammer. Warhol was hanging around some of his eras biggest superstars-from Jack Nicholson to Audrey Hepburn, Divine to Jean-Michel Basquiat, Grace Jones to Yves Saint Laurent, and beyond. Warhol took over 20,000 Polaroids between the 1950s and his death in 1987 providing "an intimate look at celebrities outside of their normal spotlight; an unpolished, impromptu glimpse … [Read more...]

On Kim Kardashian’s Selfish.

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If you would have told me a year ago that I would be on the internet highly recommending Kim Kardashian's book of selfies, I would have laughed. I just texted someone that I was writing a blog post about how cool this book is and they replied "How is that possible?" Well, it is. At this point I'm convinced that Kim is a genius performance artist, and that "Selfish" is one of the most important art books of 2015. There could be college classes dissecting Kim's rise to fame and America's fascination with her. I'm kind of engaging in hyperbole right now, but I'm almost not. To quote a Slate … [Read more...]



After being kicked out of her apartment in Brooklyn in 1992, and unable to afford rent anywhere near her school, art student Ash Thayer became a squatter. In the ‘90s, NYC's Lower East Side was full of abandoned buildings that outcasts and people who desperately needed housing, quickly made their own. These squatters would move in, fix up and take over these abandoned buildings that were barely livable. They buildings were filled with vermin. They lacked plumbing, electricity, and even walls, floors, and a roof. Punks, junkies and outcasts from all over the city joined the squatter movement … [Read more...]

Justina Blakeney | The New Bohemians.

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Yesterday Justina Blakeney, the woman behind such genius as a "Face the Foliage" and the awesome blog The Jungalow, released her first book: The New Bohemians. It's spectacular. The photography is by Dabito, who is AWESOME, and it features 20 homes of New Bohemians. If you've ever liked a photo of a houseplant, moroccan rug, weaving, suzani, ikat.... etc etc etc... this book is like crack cocaine. I mean, I'm kind of a preppy New Yorker who in my own imagination is artist living in Venice, but this book makes me want to start making cement planters (I'm gonna DIY some, I already bought the … [Read more...]