My second favorite part about visiting my Grandma growing up was being able to read through all her magazines. They were primarily celebrity tabloids and the usual Time and Newsweek. For my birthday, I would ask my mom for a new yearly magazine subscription. By the time I was 13, I received eight different publications a month. I would try and read all the words in as many different articles as I could - but my eyes would just dangle across to the photographs and pictorials more and more. Nowadays, the magazines I enjoy reading are a little pricey, but the high I get after flipping each page is worth it. I enjoy getting my blog fix, but these magazines will always be your friend. They’ll fill your bookshelf and provide endless hours of infinite inspiration at 2.am when your eyes need a release from the mundane shit you see.
My friend and fellow photographer Pete Ulatan has featured myself and Lovelin on NAKAMA.
About NAKAMA: Nakama is a collective of artistic talents who thrive in the competitive life. Founded in 2010 by Graphic Designer/Photographer, Pete Ulatan and partners Jayson Pizarro & Al Lagura, Nakama is grounded on the premise of celebrating the camaraderie inherited through the spirit of competition. Whether it be in sports, music, or the arts, we celebrate the organically grown bonds built in those environments.
“Ones in countries that are at least two flights away, and where the people are not at all media savvy. When you go to places like that there’s no hidden agenda, they are what they are. If someone has a rip in their jeans it’s not because they’re cool it’s because they’ve been worn so much. There’s no tossing of the hair or self admiration in mirrors. Going back to Richard Avedon, the pictures are amazing because it’s almost like a human study, like anthropology. His politicians and musicians are incredible but with people like the drifters it’s that thing of studying someone: it’s not a case of taking a thousand frames, it’s a case of sitting with the cable release in your hand waiting for the person – and it sounds corny – to lose themselves and drop their guard.”—Boo George, What Type Of Jobs Attracts You The Most?
“There’s no need to play it safe, right? It’s just to create something for you, first and foremost. And if someone else stumbles upon it and stops to think about it for a few blinks, or more, then what more is there?”—