Category Archives: Art

Photo of the Week by Arthur Leipzig

Divers East River 1948

Arthur Leipzig was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1918. After studying photography at the Photo League in 1942, he became a staff photographer for the Newspaper PM, where he worked for the next four years. During this period, he completed his first photo essay, on children’s street games. In 1946, he left PM. After a short stint at International News Photos, he became a freelance photojournalist, traveling on assignments around the world, contributing work to such periodicals as The Sunday New York Times, This Week, Fortune, Look, and Parade. Edward Steichen encouraged him to teach, which he did for twenty-eight years at Long Island University, where he is now Professor Emeritus.


My Opinion: Nice old school film photography. This photograph captures the scene of these three divers diving in sequence very nicely.

True Social Justice by Eric Vaughn

In an attempt to reach those who love Def Jam Poets and Conscious Spoken Word Artists, Eric Vaughn opens the eyes of the people, revealing the way to obtain True Social Justice. Performed during Lyricist Lounge 3, Eric Vaughn is a member of The Passion for Christ Movement (P4CM) and attends UCLA.

“A Def Jam poet would never tell you to practice abstinace, practice what you preach, or preach what you practice….” – Eric Vaugh

My Opinion: The poet is speaking the truth, bringing light to issues that really matter, and most of all exposing things we did in the past that didn’t work and still don’t work now. This was a very intellectual poem, I’ve never heard anything like it. I give two thumbs up.

The Nexus Project Tailer

Over a span of months and a collaborative spirit, David Z’s Ronnie Fieg along with a select group of power bloggers, teamed with Sebago to design a series of ten custom Sebago shoes to form “The Nexus Project”.  Fieg and some of the most influential bloggers including Marcus Troy, Jake Davis, Greg Weinstein of Culture Shoq, William Yan, and Joshua Kissi of Street Etiquette experienced a complete immersion at Sebago’s Dominican Republic Facility to create this ultimate collaborative Sebago collection.  Designs include individual takes on the Docksides, Lighthouse boot as well as other exclusive Nexus styles. – Cluture Shoq

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The Nexus Project

Check out this new project from Sebago shoe company and shoe designer Ronnie Fieg . This project includes the collaboration of 6 different blogs witch include  Joshua Kissi of Street Etiquette, so Enjoy!

“Throughout the summer of 2010, a limited run of 48 pairs will be created of each Nexus style.  The shoes will be available exclusively at David Z’s flagship store in New York as well as Bloggers will each bring their own angle and story to their blogs to communicate the Nexus Project. The entire collaboration was filmed by Jake Davis on location in the Dominican Republic. Each blogger will have their own trailer that can be seen on their respective websites. Please make sure to check out each bloggers trailer throughout the release of this project” –Cluture Shoq



Behind the Scenes: Ryan McGinley x M.I.A. NY Times Photoshoot

The presentation above is a behind-the-scenes look into a photo shoot by Ryan McGinley, shot for New York Times Magazine and featuring star musician/political activist M.I.A. The video is only about half a minute long, the shoot clearly gives us an indication of the action that went down that day. Enjoy!

Traveling Denim By Takayuki Akachi

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Shot over a two year period and spanning over 50 different countries, Takayuki Akachi’sTraveling Denim video is a comprehensive look into a pair of Levi’s. The video was done entirely in stop motion fashion. Throughout the travels and subsequent locations across the world, a progressive look into the denim’s fades and contrasts are documented as it also interjects the wearer’s travel experiences to create a fascinating piece of cinema.


Photographs of M.I.A. For New York Times Magazine

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With there being so much hype surrounding her latest music video ‘Born Free‘, Directed by Romaine Gavras, Maya Arulpragasam, also known as M.I.A., recently did a two-day photo shoot around Manhattan and Brooklyn New York with photographer Ryan McGinley, for New York Times magazine. Ryan McGinely did a wonderful job in capturing M.I.A. at her finest; carefree, young, loose and passionate. The image of her on the swing is amazing.

These photos go along with the article M.I.A.’s Agitprop Pop written by Lynn Hirschberg a long time contributer for The New York Times Magazine. M.I.A. recently spoke of her disagreement with Hirschbergs’s article saying what she wrote wasn’t the truth, seen here on her Twitter account, the article features Hirschberg and M.I.A. speaking about her links to Sri Lanka, her visa problems in the US and her family. This was also covered by NME Magazine. The recording artist had this to say:

“917.834.3158 CALL ME IF YOU WANNA TALK TO ME ABOUT THE N Y T TRUTH ISSUE, ill b taking calls all day bitches ;)” – M.I.A.


So like she said the unedited version of the interview will be on M.I.A. personal website this Memorial Weekend, so be on the look out, because it will be covered here. Seems like M.I.A. has been in the news a lot lately for her mouth, but I like her for that, I can respect a person, let alone a major music artist who isn’t afraid to speak their mind.

Nice photography from Honey Magazine

I was looking on HoneyMag’s website and came across this post “Milk and Honey, the cover picture is what caught my I so I decided to take a look at it. The post was about taking inspiration from the runways and incorporate tribal patterns, brights, neons and neutrals into one’s wardrobe, for women obviously, but like I said the photography was my focus. The photography was shoot by Ashley Sky Walker and the models where Chevonese (Boss Models) and Victoria Brito (Major). Click here to see more photography.

My favorite photos from this shoot: