I've twice been over to the Sasha Wolf gallery to see Elinor Carucci's most recent work about her and her twins Eden and Emmanuelle titled Born. The work is quite amazing and the prints are really beautiful to see in person.  I think Elinor is limning new and compelling territory in her photographic exploration of motherhood.  I'm quite looking forward to this project becoming a book. 

Eden and Emmanuelle the first month, 2004

Nick Cave

No, not the musician, the fashion designer, just seriously wowed me at his recent show at the Mary Boone Gallery here in NY. 

photos by James Prinz

photos Mary Boone Gallery


Book Signing - Interior Relations by Ian Van Coller

October 21, 2011
International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street NY, NY

The Map is not the Territory

Photographers Vanessa Winship & George Georgiou are traveling the United States over the course of the next year documenting their impressions of America. You can follow their work and travels on a blog titled The Map is not the Territory. Vanessa won the 2011 Henri Cartier Bresson Award and with that award is here for the next year working on a new project Out There: An American Odyssey.
George Georgiou is accompanying his wife Vanessa on the American journey and also photographing along the way. George Georgiou's work from Turkey is included in MoMA's New Photography 2011. George and Vanessa met in photography school in the UK over twenty-five years ago. The two of them are extraordinary photographers, and have such an admirable working partnership. Good Stuff!

© 2011 George Georgiou Reno, NV.

© Vanessa Winship from Dancers and Fighters


Arias with a Twist

Last night I saw a beautiful fantasia of a show starring NY legendary performer Joey Arias. The show is a collaboration between Arias and master puppeteer Basil Twist. It was a glorious performance taking you on a magical journey through the most imaginative stage design, sets, and puppetry. Arias has a very strong voice that often mirrors Billy Holiday and the show delivers the naughty punch you would expect from a drag diva like Arias. It is only running through tomorrow night but hopefully they will bring it back soon.


7 Minutes in Heaven

I just came across this wonderful series of shorts by Mike O'Brien, a Second City Alum and writer for Saturday Night Live. They are all shot in a closet and could be described as brief interview and performance bits. What makes them particularly interesting is how O'Brien's random guests react and respond to him. Here he is with Kristen Wiig - check it out.