Author Archives: Erin Dixon

Erin Dixon is the editor of Style.

Reinterpreting the Ring Cycle

It took Samantha Casolari four days to shoot the four cycles of Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” (the Ring Cycle) at New York’s famed Metropolitan Opera. Using a Canon 5D Mark II, the Italian-born, New York-based photographer and filmmaker captured the full dress rehearsals with a discerning eye and surreal predisposition. Approximately seven days [...]

Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn-bred novelist, artist and philosopher Henry Miller was likewise disparaged and lauded for his alternative moral code. Judgments to which he responded, in his 1934 novel Tropic of Capricorn, “The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” In his attempt to “live,” Miller [...]

Escapes From Paradise

At Dossier, we’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Elle Muliarchyk a number of times on fashion editorials. Each time, the result has been a complex and highly saturated tale—both in color and character. So when Elle wrote me with news of her latest project, “Escapes from Paradise,” with a subject line reading: My most [...]

Grey Area x Helmut Lang

Expanding its mission to explore the “grey area” between art/design and commerce, the aptly named Grey Area—founded by Manish Vora and Kyle DeWoody—teamed up with Helmut Lang to curate an exhibition of sculptures by Shelter Serra and “Helmut Lang Goods” or limited-edition gift items, by Shelter and fellow artists Emilie Clark, James DeWoody, Debra Folz, [...]

Martina Hoogland Ivanow In Conversation

When I called photographer Martina Hoogland Ivanow in Stockholm to discuss her upcoming exhibition Far Too Close (which opened October 11 at the Gallery at Hermès), I was sitting outside of the public library in Rathdrum, Idaho, population 6,969. In a quest to gain perspective on my New York City-based life, I had sought out [...]

Alex Ross Perry and Carlen Altman In Conversation

At just 27 years old, Alex Ross Perry could be viewed as the cinematic arm of the “artisanal” movement that has been occupying Brooklyn with its homemade pickles and beef jerky, locally brewed beer and independently roasted coffee. The artisanal nature of Alex’s process is evident in the “head-to-tail” approach he takes to filmmaking––he co-wrote, [...]

Mint&Serf and the PPP Portraits

Our recently debuted issue features interviews with members of the New York graffiti collective the Peter Pan Posse, lead by Mint (a.k.a. Mikhail Sokovikov) and Serf (a.k.a. Jason Aaron Wall), along with a group photo by Michael Avedon. Get a preview by perusing Michael’s individual portraits above and below, then order the issue here. Above: [...]

Matt Ducklo and Matthew Monteith In Conversation

When Gertrude Stein declared, “A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears,” she was challenging artists to shift their perceptions. The upcoming exhibition at the Fondation d’Enterprise Hermès, opening March 16, takes the assignment a step further, tasking not only the artist but also the subject of the work [...]

The Cilo at The Grand Street Bakery

A welcome departure from the standard holiday festivities, The Grand Street Bakery marks the debut of The Cilo at The Bakery with tonight’s opening party. Situated in the back room of the bakery, which used to house a flour cilo, The Cilo expands The Bakery’s inspired mix of new and vintage clothing, homewares and trinkets [...]

WhaiWhai: The Pegleg

When I was in grade school, New York City was heralded as the world’s “melting pot,” an anthropomorphic melding of cultures. Today, word is that teachers have moved onto a “salad” analogy, arguing that while the various human ingredients harmoniously mix and mingle, they retain their separate identities. Whichever school you subscribe to, one of [...]