Tuesday, December 14, 2010

HERO SPOTLIGHT: Bruce Davidson

'Brooklyn Gang' Series 1959

"In the spring of 1959, I met a group of teenagers in Brooklyn who called themselves "The Jokers." At the time there were an estimated thousand gang members in New York City. A Youth Board had been formed which sent "Youth Workers" out to dissuade gangs from fights and to help socialize them. It was after reading a newspaper article about a skirmish in Prospect Park that I decided to find the gang and enter "the cool world" of their lives. At first, I attached to the youth worker assigned to them, but then stayed with the gang members as they stood late at night on the street corner, hung out in the candy store, or went to the beach at Coney Island with their girlfriends.

I was twenty-five and they were about sixteen. I could easily have been taken for one of them. My way of working is to enter an unknown world, explore it over a period of time, and learn from it. The previous year, I had traveled for a few months with a circus, making intimate photographs of a dwarf clown. Now I found myself involved with a group of unpredictable youths who were mostly indifferent to me. In time they allowed me to witness their fear, depression, and anger. I soon realized that I, too, was feeling some of their pain. In staying close to them, I uncovered my own feelings of failure, frustration, and rage."

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


The newest additions to my shoe family. Oh mannnnn.... I CAN'T WAIT til these little 'Swordmaker Booties' rock up.... woot!
And now I just need a new storage solution for my babies (read: shoes).... I think I've created a genius solution, but more on that when it comes to fruition.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Dreams Do Come True

I've been a Willy Wonka fan since forever (the Gene Wilder one, not that awful travesty that was the Tim Burton version). The inventing room in the original BLEW MY MIND.
Ever since I saw that amazing room, I would 'imaginary-taste' everything: the whipped cream on the toadstools, the skittles that pop out of that balloon... I even imagined crunching into that sugar daffodil Wonka eats.
But what I always wanted most of all, was one of the GIANT GUMMY BEARS!!
This is the best pic I could find..

And now I have one!!!!!

This five-pound Gummy Bear is equal to 1400 regular-sized bears.
What am I gonna do with it? I dunno. But has my childhood dream been fulfilled? YES.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Makeover Time!

I need a style makeover for Summer.
I've decided to make an effort to look less like I'm just 'dealing' with heat. It's time to get 'classy'....in a stylised 90s way, of course...
So naturally my inspiration shall be Kathryn played by Sarah Michelle Gellar in Cruel Intentions. HOT.