Posted on August 7, 2014
While exiting the train, I was just stuck in awe by the sunset. Since I was on the higher grounds, the tracks was such a nice touch. It felt like the sky and the city met and fell in love. I had to grab my camera and just take in that breath taking moment.
I just loved this one in black and white…it’s so dark and gloomy, it reminds me of Gotham City.Well, now that I can breathe again… later guys!
Posted on March 10, 2014
I finally figured out a name for my new Canon Rebel….Belle.. yes, I’m a loser I know. I’ve been doing my homework and looking up youtube tutorials like crazy. I want to be able to use my new toy to the fullest extent. Looks like I’m going to need to save up for lenses and lighting equipment as well. What did I get myself into??
I know I have the eye for it, now let’s see what I can do with it.
I started shooting friends and family on my free time to start getting some experience and build up my portfolio a bit. If you noticed I had a photography section on my links above, but ended up breaking it down a bit by topics like Mother Nature, People, Surroundings, Maternity & Events.
I want to start having family and event shoots to do on the side…. always hustling, I know.
Anyway, here’s a few pics I took while walking around Williamsburg on my way to go visit my nephew. Which I took a whole bunch of pictures of… and awwww they are the cutest thing ever. I actually surprised myself. I wish I could I share with you , but I’ll be respecting the parents wishes by not putting his face online.
Alsooooo, I did a maternity shoot for my friend Judy, I’ll be posting those up soon.
Posted on November 20, 2013
Walking through the City after the pop up shop with Q, I picked him up from work and wanted to surprise with a little bar time. After some good burgers, pizza and weird beer around St. Mark’s place we had some “us” time and decided to take a stroll around the city.
Sometimes one of the greatest pleasures is holding your person’s hand, breathing in some fresh air and being lovey dubby with each other, and that’s exactly what we did.
It also goes to show, that no matter how many art events I go to, sometimes the art in the streets is what catches your eye the most.
The first image on this post is by artist Cali Killa, and I caught this baby right when I left the pop up shop and made left on Rivington.This wall is all so ever popular and it’s constantly being changed and blessed by many different artist with all kinds of different visions. This piece on East Houston was bold and vibrant and had so much going on. I noticed a father taking pictures with his young daughter, while she ran and played and he captured images of her. I of course offered to take a pictured of them both, and once he agreed the little girl got so shy on me!
The picture came out absolutely adorable and I hope they liked it as much as I did.My Mr.Minx and I roamed around Bowery and made some turns we normally never really walk through, and found these beauties: Sir Shadow‘s artwork (pictured above) is jazz inspired and here’s the hitter, its all one continuous line. Which means once his pen hits that paper, or in this case, wall it never comes up for air until the whole image is finished.André Saraiva is a graffiti artist from Paris who is well known for his stick figures with top hats known as Mr.A.Q ended up making some random 15 second friends when these girls came rushing in asking to hop in the picture. Q’s face was priceless as you can obviously tell from the confusion you see above.
After the click they scurried along while yelling how cool he was. Q just ended up looking at me all worried and says ” babe, I was scared, I thought you were gonna beat them up”.
I couldn’t help but to crack up.
The Betty Page store has been haunting me ever since I knew it was going to open up, and I have YET, managed to make my way into the store. I have passed it numerous of times, and it never fails, either I’m in a rush somewhere, or it’s night time and it’s already closed.
Just my luck. I did however manage to take a peek inside through the window, and one of these days, i promise you I’ll be in there, struttign my stuff in my not so 50’s style body.
Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?
All in all, it was good, smooth night with a good, smooth man.
Don’t forget that art is never far, take a walk around your city, make a turn you never turned before. You’ll never know what gem you’ll find that just might inspire you, or let alone make you feel good.
Later my loves.
Posted on August 27, 2013
For his final project, graduate architecture student Hank Butitta bought an old school bus on Craigslist for $3,000. 15 weeks and $6,000 of improvements later, Hank and his two friends were ready to embark on a 5,000 mile (8,046 km) journey across the United States.
The 225 sq. ft mobile home features reclaimed gym flooring and dimmable LED lighting. Using the 28 inch wide windows as a modular guide (the aisle is also 28 in. wide), the bus is divided into four primary zones: bathroom, kitchen, seating, and sleeping. The space can be configured in a variety of combinations, depending on need.
At 10 miles per gallon, the school bus is not the most efficient vehicle, but it’s an unforgettable way to travel and one that is sure to bring Hank and the team experiences for a lifetime. Below you will find images of the bus and additional information on the design.
For all additional details, be sure to check out hankboughtabus.com to track their journey, donate and stay in touch with the crew.
Envisioned with a nod to the tiny house movement, the project was a way to show how building a small structure with simple detailing can be more valuable than drawing a complex project that is theoretical and poorly understood.
The primary goals during the design phase was to develop a living space in 225 sq ft that was as open and unrestricted as possible. To accomplish this, Hank set self-imposed guidelines that eliminated any furniture or structure above the bottom edge of the window. This allows the space to remain continuous, and maintains clear sight-lines from one end of the space to the other, even while seated.
In order to help remove the inhabitant from the reminders and connotations of its former life as a school bus, entry into the space is reoriented to the rear. Upon entering the space, the occupant first encounters the bathroom. In this zone, one side of the aisle is walled off to enclose the toilet.
The kitchen occupies two window bays and currently features a foot-pump sink as its only true utility. There are plans for one of the bays to become a chest fridge, and for a gas cooktop to be installed, but for now they are surviving using a cooler and a portable propane stove.
The seating space is the most versatile. It occupies four bays so is also the largest. In its neutral state, the zone features four large seats on either side of the aisle. The two seats nearest the kitchen occupy the space over the wheel wells so they have no storage underneath. The faces of these seats fold out into the aisle to create a platform that can be covered with neighboring cushions to create a queen-sized sleeping area.
The next seat down on either side of the aisle can be raised or lowered to create a table surface for eating or working. This allows for up to four people to have table space without having to climb over each other. The final seat features a large lockable storage bay underneath. The flexibility of this zone allows it to accommodate a large number of conditions and situations.
Original article from Twisted Sifter.
Posted on July 26, 2013
A documentary and a public family event hosted by Marthalicia.
Throughout the summer of 2013, cameras followed four New York City artists as they joined others at 5 Pointz,
a well-known quarter in Queens, NY, where artists from all over come out to create art and celebrate freedom of expression by showcasing their art across building walls.
The artists took to the famed brick canvas to paint the phrase “The Artist Process” captured it all on film.
Acclaimed New York City “live art performer”
“We all live in NYC, so we all have a rhythm…These are just
layers, you can say, of all the art that has been expressed here…
I hope this event can show and tell people there is a lot of love
for the creating and hopefully this love can equal positive energy.”
The Artist Process,
*The mission for this documentary, is to help non visual artist and artist alike to share their skills to the public.
*The mission of the mural is to work collectively with others, with the sounds provided by the musical performers and poets, as the b-boys and b-girls dance to the rhythm of both the spoken and harmony of the sounds/beats.
Hopefully the public can witness the love we have for what we do, and in return appreciate the struggles of the artist to help understand our need to keep the arts thriving and living, if not for our life time, but for our children’s life time.
“The Artist Process”is a documentary in the lives of New York City artist. The purpose of creating these documentaries or such event is to educate those that are unaware and unfamiliar to the many artist that we have present in our life time, that are utilizing their talents for the betterment of today’s youth. Those that participated in the 2009 summer “T.A.P.”that was held in 5 POINTZ, Queens, can tell you how of a great impact it was for them and others to unite together and perform to the public.This time around, a new twist and idea came about to better help bring a closer view to how the artist see themselves and their art.Meet the ARTIST for the 2013 visual Showcase:
1. T = Host
2. H = Jorge Matarrita
3. E = Anthony T. Morton
4. A = Carlos Javier Gemelo Ramos
5. R = Crystal Clarity
6. T= Paulie Nassar
7. I = Giannina Gutierrez
8. S = Siende
9. T = Andre Trenier
10. P = Ralph Serrano
11. R = Rico Tomas < Mas Paz >
12. O = RIMX
13. C = Christian Cortes
14. E= MINX
15. S = Sek 3
16. S = Antonio KEL
My Mr.Minx dropped me off in Queens and hurried along to work, trying not to be late.
The heat was unbearable and I know I wasn’t the only one feeling it.
I dressed as comfy as I possibly could, knowing I was gonna stain all my clothes anyway.
I decided to work with spray paint and acrylic.
My main focus most of the time was the hair….
oh maaaaan, it took me fooooorever!
Everyone was so nice, networking and cracking jokes.
This Artist Process was part 3, and my second to date. I attended and painted on the first one and not the second one. You can see that post here.
There was so many little kids running around, dancing, breaking, painting and “borrowing” our supplies.
Cortes had the letter C, in blue and grey skulls, with red ones in the background… he made it look so simple and finished it so quickly, 1-2-3.
His shadows and highlights were great.
Sek 3 was pretty damn dope and broke out in a very patriotic piece in red and blue with stars and polka dots….
oooooo…..polka dots ♥
He was pretty good to, I was impressed.
Since I was so busy painting,I knew I wasn’t going to have to much time to get all the shots of this event like I wanted to.
The bestfriend Misha came through and I know she was pretty upset she forgot her SD memory card at home and wasn’t able to take any pics at all.
After everyone was done painting, and yes.. I was one of the last ones to actually finish painting, due to the fact that I was working with brushes.
It’s funny though, because we were all required to submit in a sketch for the respective letter that was given to us, and yes I submitted mine in..
A few steps away the music was blasting and many were dancing.
There was a Bboy, Bgirl competition hosted by Chief 69 going on, and everyone was going in .
On the side there was ArtistNameLong getting his juices flowing and painting the mural DURING the time it’s actually getting painted.
That must be so difficult.
Not only painting what’s not finished, blocked by everyone in the way, but have to duplicate everyone’s work in the process.
I can’t wait to see the end result!
(He’ll be mailing me the end result, so you guys better stay tuned for that)
After all the commotion, Philartiste, Misha, Randy and I went to a diner to catch up and talk silliness.
We walked back to 5 ptz, since the sun went down and was actually better weather… ( so much for that storm that was supposed to happen)
and went inside to see an exhibit, a very sexual exhibit might I add.
The canvases, prints and displays all were incorporated with sex.
The female and male body.
the list goes on and on…..
It was actually pretty cool.
The day was great.