"The poor and the underclass are growing. Racial justice and human rights are non-existent. They have created a repressive society and we are their unwitting accomplices." - They Live (1988)
Gosh, this is disturbing and pretty accurate.
It’s been a long day to say the least…started off like this with my homie @heavy_meta
A behind-the-scenes glimpse from today’s photoshoot.
“ Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.”
Re-commiting to MY photographs after a two-year hiatus. Ready to go on a new adventure; to dive into uncharted waters.
(The trip was supposed to take a year, but now that he’s rolling he’s not sure when he’ll stop. “I’m going to do it till I’m bored,” he says. “I’m having the time of my life.”)
“ Life unfolds through action, which is why it is so important to follow your heart and to be brave.”
I am excited today to tell you all about a project I’ve been working on for the better part of this year! It’s called PACT.
My friend Darrin and I have formed a partnership centered around great design and built upon a highly principled foundation. Our first collection of products has been over 5 years in the making and reflects an uncommon refinement, a deep respect for the material, and an ethos of minimalism and simplicity that goes deep.
We have decided to pre-sell our initial collection via Kickstarter, so that we can acquire the specialized equipment necessary to produce it.
Specifically, we need lasers.
Because these pieces are pushing the edges of modern leather-craft in ways that no one else is doing, they require extreme precision to produce. You see, all five pieces in the collection are made using nothing but leather. No buckles, no clasps, no rivets or snaps. No stitching and no glue. Just leather—the best we can find, cut to sub-millimeter tolerances, and then carefully woven and folded together by hand to create fully integral cases.
We’re really proud of these and I would be honored if you’d give them a look over on Kickstarter.
Like any crowdfunding campaign, it’s critical that we get it in front of as many people as possible, especially in the early days. So I’m reaching out to my Tumblr friends to see if you’d help me spread the word. If you like what you see (and even if these aren’t the right product for you) it would mean the world to me if you’d share it with your friends and followers (or reblog this).
Thank you!! —Ben
When it comes to 20th century photographers, few names have as much clout as Richard Avedon, the famed staff photographer for Harper’s Bazaar from 1946-1965.
The Richard Avedon Foundation recently released a beautifully designed iPad app featuring the entirety of Avedon’s archive. Oh, and did we mention that it’s free?
via Harper’s Bazaar