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.

E 2nd Street Flea


Last Sunday, the inaugural E 2nd Street Flea took place in Austin. Housed in the warehouse adjacent to Sam Hill, over a dozen local vendors (Farewell Books, Flattrack Coffee, Traveler Denim, Lumiere Tintype, and Watchman Woodworks among others) set up temporary shop to display their wares.

Ooga Booga

What was originally shot for a now defunct Nothing Major, here is a feature on the downtown shop and gallery space for the amazing, Ooga Booga. Located just east of the LA River on S. Mission, the shop houses an elaborate collection of art books, journals and zines; a gleaming mine of thoughtful publications. The shop’s adjacent gallery space boasts massive square footage and an on-going program of unique exhibitions from reputable artists (Laura Owens’ “12 Paintings” show pictured above).
More on Ooga Booga via their blog.