We have a lot of exciting projects ahead for 01 Magazine. Being in New York fueled the fire for us to venture into unguarded territory for creative endeavors for the future. We met with people that inspire us but also help bridge the gap on these ideas.
My second studio visit was with Nicholas and Julie from Confetti System. We first met them in L.A. about a year ago when we went to a party for Paper magazine and they had decorated this theater with their signature party theme of fun. This duo has made clothing, jewelry, worked on movie sets, worked with Martha Stewart, dabbled in painting, drawings, pattern making, sewing and crocheting to name just a few of their projects. Recently they collaborated with United Bamboo, and they were just part of a group show at The Museum of Art And Design curated by Stephen Burks. It was really lovely to sit down with these two friends and to talk about what is up for them on the horizon.
I went to Sam Falls beautiful studio in the heart of Brooklyn to pick up a new piece of art from him for our 01 Magazine Group Exhibition to replace the one that was sold when we had our show at No.6. We talked about his flourishing career which includes a new book and a group show that will be curated by Tim Barber and will also include Ryan McGinley. A mild mannered fellow, it is no surprise that he has a somewhat spiritual attachment to his work and his life. Falls experiments with analog photographs utilizing a process that abandons traditional materials and methods. One of his processes uses colored construction paper, which he masks out certain areas of, then exposes it to direct sunlight and lets the art take its form organically. He just recently had a solo show at OH WOW gallery in L.A. and will be showing in Toronto at Hunter & Cook. Thanks for the book Sam!
The first time I met Lele was about a year and a half ago when we were visiting New York and he tagged along with friends that were dropping off art to us after just freshly moving into the city from Italy. Since then, he has definitely settled in. It was nice to catch up with him at his new home/studio. After walking around in the rain for most of the day warm coffee with warm conversation was the best solution. Lele is not only a talented photographer but he has a great sense of humor and a lot of personality. He is one of the new artists that we added to the roster for our 01 Group Exhibition at the Interurban on July 8th. His work has been published in several international magazines, such as VICE, L’Uomo Vogue, D-laRepubblica, Rolling Stone, GQ and Apartamento. From 2007 to 2010, he has been the photo editor of the Italian edition of VICE Magazine and also a co-founder of ‘Ithoughtiwasalone’. In the meantime, he has worked on several independent projects, and is now finishing a book (for Seems publishing) and a short-movie (with NOAGE), both called “Incubi et Succubi”, that will come out next September.
Check out Lele’s video Paura Nella Citta Dei Morti Viventi
Kyle Garner-Sit And Read
Kyle Garner is the owner of the Brooklyn based store Sit and Read. He is an interior and industrial designer that has his hands dipped in a few different projects. He currently designed the charming Neighbour store in Vancouver and has worked with Unis for a line of home furnishings that has timeless appeal and is thematic to the menswear collection. To be honest, these photos don’t translate well on how amazing his space is. I really admired his taste and over all eye for detail. Unfortunately a lot of my photos didn’t work out! So if you are spending sometime in Williamsburg don’t forget to check out his space for yourself.
Sit And Read for Unis:
It was nice to end my day and have a couple drinks with Ken. We both agreed that these were much needed refreshments after we both had a long and busy day. Every time I am visiting New York we always make time to catch up on happenings and brainstorm on ideas. I value his ambitious experiences because he make us set the bar high. His book ‘Shoot: Photography of The Moment’ was incredible and established a platform for point shoot photography. The publication was supported with events and exhibitions throughout 2009 and 2010 at the New Museum in New York, Tate Modern in London, Colette in Paris, UCCA in Beijing, and PARCO in Tokyo among other venues. Recently Ken came out with a new book called Urban Research: New York. In his new book Ken features images by Marcelo Gomes, Poppy de Villeneuve, Zoe Ghertner and CONFETTISYSTEM with design by Jiminie Ha and casting by AM Casting. Here is what he had to say about it:
“With Urban Research: New York, we pay tribute to the city’s historic places and the waves of humanity that lead to its future. The mixing of images in this book represents the shifting contrasts between people, places and structures that define the city. This ambitious mixing that-more than anything-defines the urban environment of New York.”
Here is a preview from Ken’s new book: