Posts Tagged ‘ photography ’

Pilsen, hasta prontito

October 26, 2013
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It’s gotten cold in Mexico City this week, I pulled out my winter coat and scarves, boots. In a week I am moving back to Chicago after almost a year here in Mexico (minus a few months away). This return marks 10 years away from the city I grew up in, a city I have...
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Bernard Plossu’s Photos & Notes on Mexico

September 16, 2013
Bernard Plossu’s Photos & Notes on Mexico

When  French photographer Bernard Plossu was 20 years old he went to Mexico to visit his grandparents who had recently emigrated from China. He traversed the country for a year (1965-66) from the mountains to the beach to the desert, taking photos with a borrowed camera. I came across a book with some of his...
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DANCE!

June 28, 2013
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I have been pretty much just been dancing since my last post… which is why nothing has been happening here at BIG THINGS. No but really, I have been dancing a lot– salsas, merengues, cumbias. And because of all the dancing that I have been doing, I am finally feeling energized to continue posting...
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Trees Can Draw

August 21, 2012
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While visiting my family in the British countryside several years ago, we stopped into the New Art Gallery Warsall and I saw these photos of trees drawing. I forgot about them for a while and today decided to try to find them again. I searched for “pens tied to tree drawings” and lo and...
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NYC: The Place to BE?!

May 31, 2012
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I decided to take somewhat of an impromptu pre-Memorial Day long weekend to New York…! The program consisted of lots of running around to: Schiaparelli & Prada, TOMAS SARACENO on the roof of The Met, the in-fucking-credible Dia:Beacon, Stephen at Sri Textiles, the Wythe Hotel, and various holes-in-the-wall, backyards, parks, rooftops (& rooftop farm!), beergardens, streetcorners, bus...
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New Old Works by Hans Krondahl

May 24, 2012
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Swedish textile designer and BIG THINGS AHEAD interviewee Hans Krondahl has been digitizing his personal archives and recently wrote me with some images he dug up of works from 1985-88 created after a trip to the Pacific. I always love his bright, playful textile designs, but this time these bushy, colorful experiments with fibers...
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Idolatry: Gilles Larrain’s 70s Transvestite Portraits

May 16, 2012
Heidelberg Drum Scans & Exhibition prints by DOT EDITIONS

Who can possibly resist the glamour, extravagance & strange allure of  drag queens!? After seeing these images from Gilles Larrain’s 1973 book, Idols, documenting the 1970s New York transvestite scene, I am dying to get my hands on the 2011 version, which includes even more selections from his archives. Also dying to have some raging dress-up...
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Hair Over There

May 8, 2012
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Diggin’ on Frank Hallam Day‘s photos of hand-painted signs of hair salons in rural Ethiopia. Day explains that these are part of a larger project exploring the Western influence on African ideals of beauty & self-image. But the images are also just a grand collection of work of amateur artists and sign painters in...
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heading south

March 14, 2012
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The charming folks at Oxford American wrote the other day to share their latest issue: The Visual South, which includes a list of their top 100 emerging visual artists of the American South! While the print issue contains the first 40, the latter half of the list is available online. I can’t wait to...
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power of the people

December 8, 2011
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WAKE UP! that’s the message of the occupy movement, which is rapidly gaining momentum in the us and in cities, towns and villages all around the world! people are angry and want to reclaim their lives, homes, rights, and bodies, from the tight grasp of corporate greed and influence! it is a movement that...
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