Tag Archives: Samantha Casolari

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 [...]

Far Rockaways Emergency Help

As many of you know, the Far Rockaways have been wrecked: entire families have lost their homes, business have been torn away and the whole boardwalk literally ripped off. The situation is desperate but nevertheless being somewhat ignored by mainstream media, so people are working at the grass roots to help all the families and [...]

The Wild & The Innocent

When photographer Jordan Sullivan returned to New York City after spending 12 months in “middle-of-nowhere Texas,” working construction in the land of ranches and wide-open places, the urban setting proffered a profound jolt, placing him on a new path of artistic investigation. “I wanted to explore our relationship with nature at a time when I [...]

Ari Marcopoulos Surfboard

I love art on objects. Recently, I am also fascinated by surfing. Enter here art on a surfboard, in the form of the “Ari Biscuit.” Designed by Ari Marcolpolous, the limited-edition board (produced in ten numbered editions) is a special collaboration between the artist and ZED Surf of Byron Bay. The project is curated by [...]

Secrets Show

Secrets, a group photography show Alec and I curated, opened in LA just before Halloween. The show features 38 photographers’ idea of what constitutes a secret. It will be on view though November 14 at Space 1520 at 1520 Cahuenga. If you don’t have a chance to see it, you can also pick up the [...]