Making the mundane into something incredible isn’t anything new, but when it looks as delicious as the photos of Mitchell Feinberg, well then you really have something. I knew of Mitch’s photography through my last job, he shared an agent with my old job, but it wasn’t until I was reading in the newest issue of GQ that I was reminded of how amazing he is. He’s basically one of the premiere product photographers in the world. The man has shot just about anything you can think of for about every magazine out there. I personally think what he does is a slice of amazing.
The photos above are from a story titled My Sweet Life, which is basically writer Alan Richamn’s grand ode to all of the amazing types of desserts there are out there. The story is cute and clever and really does cover most any dessert you could think of, but the story is enhanced so very much by Feiberg’s photos. The top photo of the chocolate cake truly looks like heaven in every way, and the pile of California brittle below that makes my mouth water. I’ve put two more photos from the shoot under the cut as well, a root beer float and some beautiful salt water taffy.
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Last night I had the pleasure of going to The Hammer museum for a concert by a band called Megapuss along with the photos of Lauren Dukoff. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, though I know I liked Lauren’s photos, and I had heard rumors that Megapuss was the new side-project of Devendra Banhart. Well it turns out the rumors were true, Devendra, along with Priestbird drummer Greg Rogove and two other fellows (and a harpist for one song), are Megapuss.
The whole thing took place out in the courtyard of The Hammer, which is an absolutely beautiful place to see a concert. They ended up playing for about an hour, playing songs titled things like Duck People Duck Man, Chicken Titties, and Surf. They sounded a lot like Devendra, maybe a little more Beach Boys-esque, but still just as weird and awesome. This was their first show, so they were all over the place, playing a lot of Tears for Fears in-between songs. I also just want to say that Devendra Banhart is the funniest, most charming man alive. His banter was great and he seemed like a very genuine, nice guy. I also spotted Natalie Portman hanging out at the show, and I guess my friend Kelly talked to her about her racist dog. No idea what that means.
Check out Megapuss’ MySpace to get a taste of what’s to come! Also be sure to check under the cut for one more photo I took!
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I was pouring over the website of amazing menswear company Blackbird when I came across this amazing book called Take Ivy. Take Ivy was the product of Japanese photographer T. Hashiyada, who traveled to America to photograph the fashion of ivy league schools. The result is amazing, a beautiful portrait of fashion in the late sixties. What’s also so remarkable is how much this prep school style is coming back into vogue. I mean, this is pretty much the style I’m personally going for these days, maybe a bit more contemporary, but what’s in these photos is definitely the building blocks of today’s style.
The book was found by Michael Williams over at A Continuous Lean who was awesome enough to scan a ton of the pages from the book. I’ve posted some photos from the book under the cut but you can also see more of Michael’s scans here and here. Also be sure to check out the rest of Michael’s site as well, it’s totally worth a damn and I’ve thrown it into my Daily Sites in the sidebar as well.
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A lot of the time (like almost always) if someone links to me I visit their site to see what they’re saying. I do this through my Stat Counter, it tells me where all of my hits are coming from, it’s really not that creepy, I promise. But I noticed one that I hadn’t seen before so I went to check it out, and was immediately struck by the awesome decks you see above. Cut to me searching on the internet for like, 30 minutes until I FINALLY came across some information that they were the work of the wonderful Daniel Curtis.
I thought these decks were so rad when I saw them. What he told me was that he drove around town with his little brother in tow, searching for all sorts of junk food. They ended up with all the crap you see above, which Daniel says they ate quite a bit of what you see. After that he couldn’t eat meat for a week, haha… Hands down my favorite is the donuts one, those blue donuts in there are the yummiest looking treats. Sadly the boards aren’t available yet, but they should be around later this month through The Source.
Also take a sneak peek at Daniel’s upcoming clothing line, Bon Voyage, he’s got some rad looking tees!
I usually don’t post often on Sundays but I’ve got too many things that I’ve been meaning to post, so here we go! I posted about Advice To Sink In Slowly a while back, a poster project that was created for the incoming students of the University College Falmouth in England. The posters feature inspirational words of wisdom created by alumni for the incoming students, which is a great idea because I’ve seen a lot of very blank, boring dorm rooms before.
Well they’ve now expanded their awesome line of posters into a set of postcards, which look really great. The cover was created by the awesome guys over at Telegramme, and the book features 24 different designs to fit whoever you’re sending them to. The pack runs about $12, so get off your email and send some real mail!