Kiss & Tell: Spring Fling:
Move D [Source, Workshop | Heidelberg]
Bryan Kasenic [The Bunker - Brooklyn]
Bethany [Kiss & Tell - Brooklyn]
Hostess and Photographer Seze
Extra fun added by Deanna
Wednesday May 22
7pm – late
The Panther Room
74 Wythe Avenue (North 12th Street entrance)
Spring is in the air and we’re all feeling a little flirty. The ladies of Kiss & Tell are back with Kiss & Tell resident DJ Bethany, The Bunker’s Bryan Kasenic and Move D!
We will be breaking in The Panther Room, a new Williamsburg venue. We are quite excited to settle into our new home and sip some after work cocktails as we listen to vintage dance music records on a brand spankin’ new Funktion One sound system.
You just might hear: disco, ladies’ choice jams, space oddities, geigh haus!
Dress to impress in your finest floral frocks. Wear flowers in your hair or in your lapel.
More info on the Kiss & Tell site: www.kissmekiss.me
I love these imaginary cityscapes of New York showing what it would look like without light pollution. See more in this pretty NY Times gallery.
Michaelangelo Matos‘ article is finally up on The Resident Advisor site, commemorating ten years of The Bunker’s history. I have been involved in The Bunker for over seven years now, photo documenting most of the events, hosting the party, welcoming artists in our home, and taking care of the flyer design until recently. Needless to say it has been a huge part of my life and also an immense creative outlet.
The Bunker Best of 2006 photos
The Bunker best of 2007 photos
The Bunker best of 2008 photos
The Bunker best of 2009 photos
The day after Hurricane Sandy… a view of Manhattan from Brooklyn, shot today during our walk around the neighborhood. Prayers to everyone who is suffering from this wicked storm.
Yesterday I had an amazing day photographing the DJ Cassy Britton in Harlem. Here is one of my favorite photos from the shoot. This lovely gentleman asked us if he could jump in the shot, I am so glad he did! More highlights from the shoot coming soon.
Radio-Activity at The Museum of Modern Art, April 11, 2012 in 3D!
She’s a model and she’s looking good
I’d like to take her home that’s understood
She plays hard to get, she smiles from time to time
It only takes a camera to change her mind
She’s going out tonight but drinking just champagne
And she has been checking nearly all the men
She’s playing her game and you can hear them say
She is looking good, for beauty we will pay
She’s posing for consumer products now and then
For every camera she gives the best she can
I saw her on the cover of a magazine
Now she’s a big success, I want to meet her again
subway ride home
Photos by Seze Devres
Rest in Peace Helen Frankenthaler.
Artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans talk about their stained glass window in the Museum at Eldridge Street. Their new design is the culminating piece of the 20-plus-year restoration of this national historic landmark, an 1887 synagogue. Smith and Gans’s design features a celestial motif – illuminated stars in a swirling pattern that evokes the Big Bang.
Listen to the story here
Stained-glass window by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans
in the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue
Courtesy Museum at Eldridge Street
Flyer by Seze Devres
photo by Seze Devres
My dad found an old drink ticket from the 80s NYC club Danceteria and scanned it for me. I always loved their logo and flyer designs.
front & back
An amazing archive of Danceteria Flyers
Danceteria blog filled with cool videos and memorabilia
Late Night Reruns - Stephanie Chernikowski - 4/09/82
Dance Mother, 2009
Brooklyn’s Telepathe is my favorite new band. Bryan gave me the album this morning and I have been listening to it nonstop all day in the studio and in transit while I was running errands. They are the perfect combination of synth and indie. Some of the songs are very Shoegazer-esque, reminding me of the really good Lush songs. They seem really young, so I hope they keep making more and more gorgeous music.
Download a Telepathe Mix Tape and Lauren Flax’s Telepathe remix here
Helen Levitt died this week at a ripe old age in her sleep. Reading her obituary reminded me how much I have always loved her street photographs of children in New York City. Here are some of my favorites:
Melissa Block’s interview with Helen Levitt on NPR
My dear friend Zoh invited me to see The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Her costume shop she worked on the fancy crystal costumes for the final skit. It was a such a treat to have a ridiculously festive date with her.
All photos by Seze Devres
On November 6, I went to the Whitney Museum of American Art for the opening of the William Eggleston’s exhibition The Democratic Camera. I consider William Eggleston to be one of the fathers of color photography. I used to stare at his images in photo books for hours at the library when I was Stephen Shore’s photography student art Bard College. His strange images were a huge influence on me. Eggleston made it ok to turn snapshots into works of art, and therefore he made me feel more confident about my own early images. He is a master when it comes to color. The richness in the way Eggleston printed his images was something very new at the time.
Photo by William Eggleston
In my opinion this is one of Eggleston’s best photographs. It displays the sheer bliss of light (sunlight) and photography, my two favorite things.
I showed up alone at the opening but I ran into a few friends, which was an unexpected surprise. It is always a nice to bump into people from a another part of your life at a completely different kind of event. I saw my friend Kirsten there who happens to be an old family friend of the curator of the exhibition Elisabeth Sussman. Kirsten immediately introduced me to Sussman and her brother Paul Sacks. We were all very excited for Sussman! I have admired her curatorial work for years and it was a pleasure to meet her.
Elisabeth Sussman and her brother Paul Sacks
Kirsten Sonnenberg and Paul Sacks
With my mentor Charles Traub, the head of the SVA MFA Photography program.
Then as if it was not already an amazing night, I had a chance to walk through the exhibition with Dan Bell?!! It is always great to see how another artist that I admire reacts to iconic works of art.
Photo by William Eggleston
Dan Bell could relate to this photo because he tours all the time.
More images at www.egglestontrust.com
November 12, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPECIAL TIMES EDITION BLANKETS U.S. CITIES, PROCLAIMS END TO WAR
* PDF: http://www.nytimes-se.com/pdf
* For video updates: http://www.nytimes-se.com/video
Early this morning, commuters nationwide were delighted to find out
that while they were sleeping, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had
come to an end.
If, that is, they happened to read a "special edition" of today's New
In an elaborate operation six months in the planning, 1.2 million
papers were printed at six different presses and driven to prearranged
pickup locations, where thousands of volunteers stood ready to pass
them out on the street.
Articles in the paper announce dozens of new initiatives including the
establishment of national health care, the abolition of corporate
lobbying, a maximum wage for C.E.O.s, and, of course, the end of the
The paper, an exact replica of The New York Times, includes
International, National, New York, and Business sections, as well as
editorials, corrections, and a number of advertisements, including a
recall notice for all cars that run on gasoline. There is also a
timeline describing the gains brought about by eight months of
progressive support and pressure, culminating in President Obama's "Yes
we REALLY can" speech. (The paper is post-dated July 4, 2009.)
"It's all about how at this point, we need to push harder than ever,"
said Bertha Suttner, one of the newspaper's writers. "We've got to make
sure Obama and all the other Democrats do what we elected them to do.
After eight, or maybe twenty-eight years of hell, we need to start
Not all readers reacted favorably. "The thing I disagree with is how
they did it," said Stuart Carlyle, who received a paper in Grand
Central Station while commuting to his Wall Street brokerage. "I'm all
for freedom of speech, but they should have started their own paper."
NY Times response
The best Halloween costume I ever had was when I was six, my mom sewed a Snow White costume for me. While I wore it and it I truly believed I was the real Snow White. I grew up in a large apartment building in Midtown Manhattan. So we trick or treated by ringing all the doorbells on each floor and waited to see who opened their door. Some people would give us candy and some slacker bachelors would give us small change. The year I was Snow White someone gave me a red apple, just like the apple she was given to fall into a deep sleep in the fairy tale. When I got home my mom peeled the apple to serve it to me. Much to my mother’s horror she found a sewing needle in the apple!
Currently listening to Bob Dylan’s Halloween Theme Time Radio#26
Horizons 2008: Perspectives on Psychedelics lectures audio is available for listening online here. I especially recommend listening to one of my favorite author’s Daniel Pinchbeck’s talk.
In 2007 I designed the Horizons Web Site take a look at it to see more information on this amazing yearly conference.