“In Slab City, everybody’s got a certain regard for everybody. They may not like each other or they may love each other, but dammit they look each other in the eye.”
Introduction & Photographs by Kelly Brown For the first time in my life, I would be spending Christmas away from home, away from family, away from traditions and comforts that I expect year after year. Being alone in Los Angeles on Christmas day sounded like ...
Archive for: January, 2012
“Travel has really always been a theme in all of my works and by that, home has almost been a theme even in its absence.”
Paradigm Magazine & Studio Christensen Present: The Last Showing of ‘The Odysseus’ Photographs by Mikael Kennedy
Opening Reception | Feb 10th 6pm-9pm Studio Christensen 333 South 20th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
“Traveling the world has really let me appreciate what’s unique about the United States; not in a jingoistic way, in a cultural way. We’ve got to hold on to the regional, the authentic, the roots…in everything, not just music. We shouldn’t become a bland homogenized monolith. It’s in the music, it’s in the food, it’s in the dirt; you just have to turn off the TV and find it; that’s how I like to live.”
“Thats the real beauty of light painting. The diligent ghosts furiously at work behind the bright lines of light…bodies blurred from the rapid desire to complete before the shutter snaps down. The human element that reminds us of just that.”
Introduction by Anonymous & Interview by Theo Constantinou Director Darcy Prendergast (b. circa 1985) has always had imagination. After starting his artistic career on the living room walls, his parents supplied his chubby, yet surprisingly dextrous ...
“When you buy something cheap, you start to feel bad as it starts to fall apart quickly. You have a sadness that comes with the disappointment with the lack of care that went into the thing. You start to feel bad about it and want to move on. This applies to everything in your life whether it is homes, objects, or people. So it’s important to choose wisely.”
Introduction & Interview by Theo Constantinou In ...
“DJs had to start pandering to the lowest common denominator, like these soulless vapid … you know like iPods. And it became less about selection, less about taste making, less about personal choice and aesthetic, and more about playing whatever pop record it is. That became the norm and that wasn’t the norm. The sounds keep on changing…it’s up to DJs to either change with it, adapt with it, or stay on top of it, ...
“And I know that it sounds so old school, but it’s so old school, it’s new school. I can’t be bought is a really cool thing to say. It means a lot to me.”
Introduction by Gus Laessig & Interview by Theo Constantinou & Dustin Seidman My two year old son has a toy, where you put round blocks through round holes, square blocks through square holes, and so forth. When he first played ...
“There are those however, that argue in spite of its deficiencies; Philadelphia is worth the cost of paint and brush. It is a city imbued with a spirit of resilience, and the art it produces reflects this.”
Essay by C.A. Stephens for Paradigm Magazine & Artwork by Philadelphia artist, NoseGo
The art world lays claim to many great cities, cultural titans that have behind them generations of creative influence, eclipsing both imitators and would be usurpers. ...
“Copy everything until you hit upon your own personal style. Do it because you love it, not because it’s a job. In this profession I have good days and bad days, but I need to occasionally remind myself that I create pictures for a living, and that ain’t bad!”
Introduction & Interview by Theo Constantinou Colin Johnson’s piece Everything & Nothing, has a quote by Eugene Delacroix, “The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves ...
“Movement in response to rhythm, there is nothing more natural than that.”
Introduction to ‘Rear Window’ by Theo Constantinou & Cosmo Baker Introduction by April Lanier Rear Window is a visual project I developed for Paradigm Magazine, which is a 21st century documentary style play on Alfred Hitchcock‘s famous 1954 film, starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, without the suspense and murder. 10 years ago, there was a Skateboard video magazine called 411VM. In each video ...