April 14, 2012
March 14, 2012
Remind me not to make assumptions.
It’s been over a year since we last spoke and I fell off the list and I took it personal. But I was wrong. But how right I was to put myself out there and reconnect because in doing so I remembered just why I love Boogie.
I feel like I might write a little novella right about now. Or compose a sonnet. But then, I imagine him rolling his eyes and shaking those eyebrows and a smile spreads across my face. You know how lucky I am to have made two books with one of the greatest photographers working today.
I’ve been enjoying memories of the times we spent making It’s All Good and Belgrade Belongs to Me. Umm wait. Hold up. It’s All Good is out of print? I didn’t know. It’s $300 on Amazon! Ohmagosh. Boogie! I am so proud. I am glowing. I am…
Okay, here’s the thing. Boogie pitched It’s All Good but it went to the wrong person. No one replied. His work went ignored, if you can believe that. Then, funny style, Tim Barber made the introduction years later. And I fell off my chair. For real. My ass hit the floor. He started sending me photographs. And that was the very first time I can remember feeling high, so high. Looking at photo after photo with adrenalin shooting through my veins.
The cover of the It’s All Good hung over my bed for years. It always made me feel warm and protected. Cause I never noticed the gun. Just the love.
March 6, 2012
All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
Whenever you feel like criticising anyone,
just remember that all the people in this world
haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.
Writers aren’t exactly people…
they’re a whole lot of people trying to be one person.
Art by Erte
Quotes by Scott Fitzgerald
March 5, 2012
March 5, 2012
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous.
How many cares one loses when one decides
not to be something but to be someone.
Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
Quotes by Coco Chanel
Images from The Real Orphan
March 1, 2012
February 29, 2012
There are no good girls gone wrong — just bad girls found out.
A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
I’m no model lady. A model’s just an imitation of the real thing.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Quotes by Mae West
Photographs by Mariel Clayton
February 29, 2012
I feel all kindsa special getting email from GHOST. Like, you know, I am in touch with powers of the other world. Powers of art and style and unbridled New York energies. Of true talent and skills that go beyond this thing called graff. I mean, he had that, but now he’s got this. A gift. A rare ability to transition from the wall to the canvas. Because he isn’t doing that thing. You know the one. With the tags. Indoors. Neutered. Tamed. Captured. Zoo animals.
Nahh. That ain’t him. He ain’t that kinda guy. He’s something else. Something special. Something that leaves the name where it belongs. The name is free, ain’t no money. Can’t be bought, can’t be sold. It is illegal and beautiful and a big old fuck you to the world and that’s what makes me smile. But man can’t live on throw ups and tags and pieces alone. Man gotta do his thing, man gotta grow.
He’s doing his thing on canvas and it is blowing my mind. If you’re out in Helsinki, check out his show at Make Your Mark Gallery opening April 6. And if you can’t make it, just feast your eyes on this ..