Tag Archives: New York City

This is The End

Salt Lake City gets a bad rap. Weak beer, guns galore, Brigham Young and his many wives – you’ve heard the reports. Still, it’s a place that tends to produce some very interesting and talented people. I met Cody Comrie in the summer of 2008, and he introduced me to his brother Michael Comrie soon [...]

Crystal Dyer in Conversation

Crystal Dyer’s studio is made up of a several small rooms, one leading into the next like a series of dimly lit caves. The ceilings are low and many of the walls are ripped up, exposing puffy insulation and thick metal wires. A large black sheet of peeling wallpaper hangs off the wall; this is [...]

Lizzi Bougatsos in Conversation

There are few people for whom it is safe to employ the cliché, “She needs no introduction.” Lizzi Bougatsos—visual artist, Gang Gang Dance frontwoman, I.U.D. drummer and charmingly gentle weirdo—is one of them. Back in 2008, when Aaron Bondaroff’s show My Life in T-Shirts opened at Terrence Koh’s now defunct Asia Song Society, she was [...]

Insekta

In an exercise of free association, the word “insect” may incite the following responses: creepy, repulsive, disease-carrying. It is something to swat, squash, kill. These reactions of aversion, fear and neuroses are what one would expect. Certainly, most people wouldn’t find sophistication in an insects movements, admire their fierce sense of community or be amused [...]

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: [...]

In Conversation with Teresa Nasty

Images by Samantha Casolari The thing about Teresa (aka Miss Nasty) is that you develop a crush on her just by following her Tweets. She has a way with words that is addicting. Even an ocean away, you can feel an overwhelming warmth and gentleness, despite her chosen profession. After experiencing the aforementioned coupe de [...]

In Conversation with Alessandro Zuek Simonetti

From NYC 08-10. All images by Alessandro Zuek Simonetti. I met Alessandro in Milan while he was preparing a photography exhibition. He’s a sort of Al Pacino-looking guy who grew up in Bassano del Grappa, a little Italian city near Venice, and moved to New York in his twenties, eventually finding his professional footing as [...]