T-Files 045: Nicole Reed

I’ve known Australian photographer Nicole Reed for a good few years now, mostly via her great work for Australian T-shirt journal, T-World. She’s easily one of the best photographers I know, and I have to thank Eddie Zammit, founder of “the world’s only T-shirt journal” (interviewed), for connecting us. He is a huge supporter of her work – Nicole accompanied him to the US several times to shoot portraits for the publication, shooting some of the biggest names in art, design, and streetwear in the process. We met on one of these visits and have kept in touch since. [Read More]

Designing for a Sea Change

This week I visited the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City with the team from Imprint Culture Lab. The current exhibition, “Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change,” focuses on the global problem of rising sea levels, the increased intensity of natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, typhoons in the Philippines, the Tōhoku earthquake & tsunami in Japan, and what that means for low-lying areas like The Netherlands, Bangladesh, and right here in California. Fascinating, albeit worrying, stuff – with some inventive solutions presented too. Worth a visit!

Agenda Recap

I didn’t really take many photos at Agenda this time, but really, there’s no need because Brandon Shigeta was on hand for the Hypebeast Agenda Recap. He takes some of the best photos on Earth, I’m pretty sure he can make almost anything look amazing. Great photos of what I think is one of the best trade shows going.

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New Year’s Revolution

Yesterday I spent a few hours at the Agenda Show in Long Beach, catching up with old friends and making new ones. One highlight was spotting myself and lots of friends and contacts on the booth for The Hundreds. They asked several talented photographers to contribute portraits of people in and I was lucky enough to be photographed by John Pangilinan, along with Jeffstaple, Julia Huang, and Brandon Shigeta. We were also asked to give our names, where we live, what we do, and goals for 2015. Check them all out here.

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Light Regions

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Earlier this year, I interviewed talented LA-based photographer Michael R. Dueñas for this site. If you’re interested in seeing more of his work, check out the new Light Regions website, in partnership with Ryan Correll. It serves as a collective portfolio for their professional photography and production, including videography for the likes of Audi, Nike, and Red Bull. Great to see these two guys continue to push it forward!