I am a creature of habit. Once I get into a routine it becomes a source of comfort to me. This kind of behavior gets a lot of flack because it supposedly doesn’t breed an adventurous spirit. But I think order and organization can go hand in hand with spontaneous experience. My most routine-based time of the…Read More
Archives for January 2016
Our final creative in the Artist Series is the Russian-French painter Marc Chagall (1887-1985). Much of his work is tied to his identity as an Eastern European Jewish man and his paintings depict a lot of the folk culture that goes with that. You may recognize The Fiddler which inspired the musical “Fiddler on the…Read More
From left to right: 1) I sold a few photos to the New York Times! 2) Champagne on a snowy Saturday. 3) Reading an old favorite. 4) Donuts all day every day. 5) Got these loafers for only $3 at Primark. 6) One of my favorite quotes from Catcher in the Rye.
I thought I’d start this year off with an old favorite, Tolstoy’s War and Peace. This is a different translation from my go-to (the Aylmer and Louise Maude edition). War and Peace is ultimately a story about the basic elements of the human experience. It focuses on love, duty, and the lifelong search for meaning. All…Read More
Next up in the Artist Series is the stunning and tragic Frida Kahlo. As many of you know, Frida was a Mexican painter who worked in the first half of the 20th century. She’s famous for her self portraits which reveal the trials of being a woman in a stifling patriarchal society. Frida was a…Read More
As the first two creatives featured in the Artist Series were men (Francisco Goya and Hiro) I felt it was high time to introduce a lady. Cindy Sherman is an American, feminist photographer best known for her conceptual portraits made to look like film stills. Some of Sherman’s most compelling work involves her dressing up…Read More