As cheeky as it might be, this video is about 1000000000x more insightful than that crap that Taylor Swift did for NYCGO.com
I enjoyed this mini-docu about urban exploring. Instagram seems to be the modern brand of Kodak courage. Peep it.
There was a lot of content relating to coffee today in my news feed. I’m not exactly sure why. Probably coincidence. I found it all relatively interesting for various reasons. This photo/audio essay explores the idea that the ubiquity of Starbucks is somehow diminishing people’s experience when traveling the globe.
This article relays the findings of several studies about how caffeine affects people depending on their genetic make up, and other factors.
…and finally, Nowness ran the video below. Not only is it quirky and interesting, it also has a really nice visual aesthetic.
I was on Vimeo yesterday and was surprised to see Kirsten Dunst’s face in one of the staff pick vids that was featured on the homepage. Apparently she teamed up with Matthew Frost to make this short commentary on the current state of things. It is so spot on, that it is slightly painful.
Every so often, I clear out all of the photos from my phone. This set spans from sometime in September 2013 to early March 2014. The photos are loosely in chronological order (but not perfectly). Over 12k photos are shown for less than 1/10th of a second per frame. The first one of these I made is over here.
1- “Duals” by Bonobo
2- “Glittering Clouds” by Cut Copy
3- “No Rest for the Wicked–Joris Voorn Remix” by Lykke Li
Jose Parla and JR are two of my favorite contemporary artists. I like not only their art, but their philanthropic influence. On top of all of that, they are both super nice guys. Last year they collaborated on a project in Cuba. It was documented and later exhibited at the Wolkowitz Gallery in NYC. I ended up covering the opening. You can still peep a large wheatpaste piece on the wall of the Getty Mart parking lot at 24th and 10th, that was originally placed to promote the show. I was pretty excited when I saw that Nowness released this short video documenting the project. Check it out below.
In this video, youngster runway model Natalie Westling gives some sage advice about skateboarding. I especially appreciate the part about cruiser/longboards. Peep the vid below.
Cool Hunting recently profiled Brooklyn based Horse Cycles in a video they made. I thought it was pretty cool. I sort of dream to have a gig like Thomas Callahan who owns Horse, and builds the bikes. I envy anyone who can make a living doing something that they are truly passionate about.
Seriously digging this video that my homey Jeff Staple did for the upcoming season of Staple Design. I wish that I would have had more availability to shoot during the copious amounts of snow storms that we had in NYC this season. Vid below–
On rare occasions have I seen such genius. Peep the unofficial emoji version of Beyonce’s ‘Drunk in Love’ video below. I’m quite literally still wiping away the tears of laughter.
During that little snow storm that we had last week, I decided to make a timelapse video. I taped a GoPro Hero 3 to my window and let it run. Unfortunately the card only holds 9 hours worth of video at 1080p. I started shooting around 7 PM. So it cut off before it got light outside. But, it is still mildly entertaining (imo).
This video is nothing new (2007)… but I wanted to post it anyway. A friend of mine recently turned me onto it. The track is “What’s a Girl to Do” by Bat for Lashes. Sadly, this song is a bit of a deviation of her typical sound. I also wish that they could have done a little bit better than 360p for the video resolution. Just the same, I think that this song and video both rule.
This is a quick and dirty little vid of landing my papito’s plane at Salt Lake Airport No. 2. There was a lot of light in the cockpit, so it was really hard to dial in the right exposure. Also, my video post production skills are seriously lacking (which is why all of my vids basically look the same, hehe). Anyway, here it is–
I mean, the rain room at the MoMa was pretty cool. But check out this installation titled “Advection” in Germany by Robert Seidel. I came across the video last week on Core 77, who describe it as “a two-channel video projection displayed on a water fountain and pond in Bad Rothenfelde, Germany.” Similar to the rain room, Seidel’s installation interacts with the individual observing. According to Core 77, “the reflections from the resting water and the shadows from passersby add an additional layer of interactive visuals past the planned digital image. The end product is an ethereal mix of music, digital projection art and fantasy.” Watch the video below to see it in action–
The funny part about this, is that I walked right past this spot an hour before when I was snapping the new Swoon piece down the block. Anyway, here is a view from across Houston Street, of Banksy’s Reaper installation. Since I had my cam with me, I shot this quick vid. When we first started observing, the reaper in the bumper car was driving to the soundtrack of a live accordion player. Then, smoke machines went on, and so did the track “baby don’t fear the reaper.” That is the segment in the video below.
I got this idea from a friend a few years ago. When I use the cam on my phone, I tend to snap 5-10 frames. So when I lumped all of them into a video, it came out like a flip book or stop motion. This vid is actually a bit over a year worth of images from my phone. Each image appears for .3 of a second, yet still comes out on the long side of 10 mins. Anyway, this is probably the most personal thing that I have posted since Jan or Feb of 2012. So, try not leave any hate comments.
I headed upstate last week the evening of the Perseid Meteor Shower, to a relatively remote spot in Harriman State Park. I pointed the cam skyward on an intervalometer (aka PC computer) and fired off 45 minutes worth of 30″ exposures. It was the first time that I had every attempted to capture something like this. The first thing that I would do differently is shutter speed. The earth moves a long way in 30 seconds. you can see the star trails in the still image above.
Initially, I wanted to layer all of the images into a composite to show all of the meteors at once. That plan got a bit messy. Instead, I threw them all into this vid below. I sped it up, and looped it 4x. The track “Star Guitar” by Chemical Brothers seemed fitting.