I’m honored to be among the contributors to the latest issue of Andy Levin‘s 100eyes Magazine, China: The Past is a Foreign Country. I’m especially excited about the issue for a couple of reasons: my essay China Everbright was included and used on the cover (above), there are a few Chinese photographers included in the mix, and the issue moves beyond the usual surface look at the country’s development and foreignness. I feel out of place among the talented group of photographers that comprise this issue: James Whitlow Delano, Markel Redondo, Katharina Hesse, Ryan Pyle, Xiqi Yuang, Wayne Liu, Carolyn Drake, Rian Dundon, Tim Franco, Eric Guo, Christian Als and Holly Wilmeth. You can see the whole issue here.
There’s a new tearsheet on my portfolio site, this one from Fader #61 (the whole issue is available as a downloadable pdf, as well). I’m honored to be in the company of the other great photographers involved in the shoot: Gabriele Stabile, Dominic Nahr, G.M.B. Akash, and Christopher Anderson. There’s a short story on the Fader website about how the shoot was put together behind the scenes, as well. The shoot, now a couple months ago, was a blast for my first foray into fashion.
Via their handy podcast feed, I found this morning the pdf for the latest issue of FADER, which includes a picture of mine.
Back in September I made a day-trip up to Vancouver, WA to meet two ladies who form the band Fan Death. From the piece: “With Fan Death, black and white hooks are colored by coquettish strut and orchestral strings full of melancholy glitter, finding the point where new wave noir births literary disco.” Yea, so interesting people I got to meet! (Their name comes from a crazy Korean myth too.. read the article). Thanks again to Marta and Dandelion who, besides being good sports with the pictures, showed me around a bit of their neighborhood in Vancouver and introduced me to a really nifty gelato place.
I’m pretty happy with this result, always nice to have a big picture published and great to be working with the Fader again (will have another clip next month too..). Maybe later I can post some of the outtakes (images I like better, I’ll admit). Be sure to check out this issue, lots of interesting pieces and pictures. I especially like Jason Nocito’s story on Kanye West. Lastly, a reminder that we had a short little interview with FADER Photo Coordinator John Francis Peters last week, check that out too.