1. 10:30 pm, Summmer by Jules Dassin
2. IL Divo by Paolo Sorrentino
3. Blow Up by Michelangelo Antonioni
4. Before Night Falls by Julian Schnabel
5. Mother by Bong Joon Ho
6. Diva by Jean-Jacques Beineix
7. White Ribbon by Michael Haneke
A scene from Diva
It’s been a while to see David LaChapelle’s work at NYC. And it is my very first time to see him in person and it was quite fabulous to be there for his return to this funky town, NYC after he had left to Hong Kong to reside and work since 2006!
This all-glassed reception room was filled with incredible energy even without one single beat of music because of the artist himself there standing welcomed by the city and completely surrounded by million paparazzis and drag queens like Anna and big stars like Uma, Mr.LaChapelle ( I always envied his last name by the way) taught me again what NYC is all about! And his one big bunch of fun and friendly groupies and friends were definitely sweet eye candies.
Not to mention too much about it, today I have many many pictures to share that energy of successful opening night for return of David LaChapelle. Enjoy it! Also Check out this, www.lachapellestudio.com
Photos by Emi, Guess what this is!
Paris to Tokyo bound, back in September, tucked in a seat with a glass of wine and puffy eyes and legs. Feeling tired and desperately wanting to watch a good film. The perfect one for a long plane ride… Anyway, Browse and browse… and, Bingo! ”I am love!” ” Tilda!” I only had read two lines of review and saw couple screen shots a while ago. The title always stayed in my head though. It’s such a luxury now to even think of going to the cinema to watch films. I mean I am way too busy. I got no time. So, plane ride is always a chance to make up on a few for me.
The first few scenes of Milano beautifully covered in quiet snow starts the film with wonderful John Adams’ score. I feel a slap on my face, an almost pleasant wake up call. I sit up. I am really getting ready to watch this. I knew this would be going to be different from anything else. I believe Admas’ genius scores are one big part for this film to stay in it’s particular invisible boundary of bit peculiar and almost bit strange modern vibe regardless of its exact time setting ( I believe it’s the turn of the Millennium ), the classic wardrobe ( Jill Sander and Fendi) and the home of Haute Bourgeoisie of Recchi family almost gives a mid century vibe. There’s lightness and this beautiful beautiful light in this film for the whole time which I envy and completely felt in love with. And John Adams sure does his part to that. Kudo to the director of this film Luca Guadagnino to pull it all together in such an artistic way and Yorick Le Saux ’s magnificent Cinematography to die for. There’s a soft and free spirit of 70’s eyes to see the light in this film. It’s beautiful and organic.
There’s a huge influence of Michellangelo Antonioni’s Film-Making is in Io Sono Amore: The artful balance of Cutting and Intense camera work that patiently documenting little details around and within. Tilda Swinton shines with her powerful acting. She speaks so much in her silence. There’s sea of her emotion in her every little move. Her eyes pours all out.
Here I have a few of my favorite scenes from Io Sono Amore.
There are so much coming beyond this point. I didn’t finish the film on a way to Tokyo, so we got it through Netfilx. I highly recommend you to also watch the Director Luca and Tilda’s “Commentary ” on the special bonus track.
It’s a great new classic to learn what Cinema could do and can do.
*”We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory.” Henri Cartier-Bresson
“It is through living that we discover ourselves, at the same time as we discover the world around us.”
I will kill to just travel and take photos.
Go see Henri Cartier-Bresson at Moma.
In right this moment,
an immersive 3d environment is being set up collaborating with
artist Ail Hossaini at the ise cultural foundation @ 555 broadway
between Prince and Spring.
A celebration of music and video art with proceeds to benefit our ongoing support
for the arts.
The Benefit includes multiple channels of video art
in the street and in White Box’s gallery, Buttoh dance by the Vangeline Theatre,
installations, urban projection and DJs spinning late night dance grooves.
After that, an after party at white box!!
@ 329 Broome Street between bowery and allen, as a fund raiser. Artists, Djs, dancers will be partying all night after the opening.
Participating artists include Seth Carnes, Ali Hossaini, Hye Rim Lee, Shantell Martin, Devan Simunovich, SWEATSHOPPE, Seanna Sharpe, Vangeline Theater. Featured DJs are Smirk of Wolf + Lamb Music, Josh Doubles of Backseat Buzz, and Kimyon. Curated by Koan Jeffrey Baysa. It would be great if you could make either, if not the gallery is open from tues-sat 11am-6pm
All of these are done through mirrored images.
Liking the concept, styling and the vibe.
All images are from this awesome photographer, Daniel Bolliger’s website, www.danielbolligerstudio.com
Check out his website for more cool photos.