Sunday, December 5, 2010

Making Art Amongst Friends

Fellow Chicagoan Melissa Stinson and I stopped by the Levis space in the old Deitch gallery in Soho for a shoot from photographer Kareem Black. Tokyo TV was in town from Japan to shadow stylist Valissa Yoe for an upcoming documentary and the space was busy with an audience of fellow artists and fans. The styling was on point, the sick helmet Valissa pulled from Kerin Rose worked perfectly with singer Raquel Reeds futuristic style. Raquel just released a video for her new track "I'll Show You" with none other than Redman. Please peep the hot pink comb stuck in his fade!

Love the gold Vivian Westwoods
Jess Jubilee on the 1's and 2's
Kareem and Raquel on set
Valissa and Raquel

The Levis Workshop is open until December and is open to the public; photoshoots, printing and general art making goes on all day in the building so be sure to stop by. They also have a photobooth you can shoot and print your portraits like the old school photstrips. (It's a bit addicting).

I'll be shooting portraits of a few of my favorite musicians, actors and artist friends this Wednesday afternoon in the space from 3-5 so stop by and say hello!

18 Wooster St @ Grand

Check the videos where Kareem and Valissa talk inspiration and "making art amongst friends."

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