Seattle Week for Sight Unseen

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Ashley Helvey, artist, stylist and creative director at Totokaelo.

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Iacoli & McCallister, industrial designers.

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Katy Krantz, ceramicist.

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Jill Wenger, founder of Totokaelo.

I spent time this past February in Seattle photographing artists and designers for what would result in a full week of Seattle-based features for my friends at Sight UnseenAbove: three outtakes from each profile with link to the original feature beneath each.

 

 

 

LAND for Monster Children

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Above: The cover, spread and personal outtakes from a sunny afternoon I recently spent in the LAND design studio in Austin, Texas. Ryan Rhodes & Caleb Everitt reformed a defunct medical supply warehouse into their spacious design studio that also doubles as a motorcycle workshop. The design duo have been highly sought-after and also highly imitated as of late for their patented hand-drawn approach and tight aesthetic. Monster Children covered the story on their blog as well as in print for Issue 42, which is available at newsstands now.

Alyson Fox

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Above: outtakes from a feature for Freunde von Freunden.
Click here for the full article (featuring interview by Leigh Patterson).

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Above: outtakes from a feature for Sight Unseen.
Click here for the original article.

I had the honor of photographing Texas-based designer and artist Alyson Fox and her beautiful home/studio not once, but twice in the recent months.
View more of Fox’s work here.

Presidio / Brewster


These two West Texas counties border each other and their respective towns therein, Marfa and Alpine. Leigh and I paid a visit to each on our route back to Austin from Santa Fe last week.

Chimayo / Truchas


Leigh and I spent last weekend with some dear friends in their new home state of New Mexico. After a late winter snow in Santa Fe cleared we trekked into the mountains and explored the towns of Chimayo and Truchas.

FvF: Joe Sadler


Another new tag-team feature w/ Leigh is up with our friends at Freunde von Freunden. This time, we visit LA-based fashion designer Joe Sadler and his new venture, CWST.
Read the full interview by Leigh Patterson and view more photos at FvF.

FvF: Jack Sanders


I recently had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with architectural designer and baseball manager Jack Sanders of Design Build Adventure at his studio/home in far east Austin as he prepped for an upcoming art show involving pressed tortillas.
Read the full interview by Leigh Patterson and view more photos at FvF.

Winter Music 2013/2014 for The Fox Is Black


I had the privilege of compiling a new set of wintery sounds for the newest installment of my seasonal playlists for my friends The Fox Is Black.
Thanks for listening and happy 2014. Links, info and previous seasonal mixes below.

View the original post at The Fox Is Black to stream and download.

Cover Image
Track #
Artist
Song
Album
Link



01
Small Sur
Labor
Labor
Link


02
Dukes of Chutney
Domino
EP
Link 


03
Wymond Miles
The Ascension
Cut Yourself Free
Link


04
Botany
Sunna/Show Me
Lava Diviner (Truestory)

05
Julianna Barwick
One Half
Nepenthe
Link


06
Sam Amidon
Bright Sunny South
Bright Sunny South
Link


07
Broderick & Broderick
Pop’s Song
Broderick & Broderick
Link


08
Bitchin’ Bajas
Sun City
Bitchitronics
Link


09
Goat
Goathead (Excerpt)
World Music
Link


10
Olan Mill
Salkantay Trail
Home
Link


11
Tim Hecker
Stigmata II
Virgins
Link


12
Raum
Event of Your Leaving
Event of Your Leaving
Link

 

 

Previous seasonal mixes:

2013
Summer
Spring
Autumn

2012
Summer
Spring
Autumn
Winter

2011
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter

2010
Summer
Autumn
Winter

Comal / Frio


I took a solo trip to the Hill Country this past weekend and spent some time on the banks of two great bodies of water. These somehow look like paintings to me.
1-2. Comal, Comal County
3-4. Frio, Real County 

Synonym: Issue 3


My girlfriend Leigh Patterson is the editor of Synonym Journal. Issue 3 is now available for order and physically stocked in a handful of fine shops worldwide. Following a central thematic structure around the idea of “cliffhanger”, this issue explores the particulars of unfinished endings, suspense, physical reactions to the sensory, melodrama, etc and features work by Rachel Albright, Lou Benesch, Brian Ferry, and Brion Nuda Rosch among others. Highly recommended.
More info + ordering here.