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Aaron & Owen Smith
You might remember Owen (bottom photo) from San Francisco, I was privileged to have been introduced to his twin brother Aaron when I visited Los Angeles. Owen illustrates, Aaron paints. Both of them showered me with kindness beyond human abilities, such wonderful gentlemen they are.
Combining her love for Mathematics and Art, she creates the sickest looking pattern-work.
She would spend months planning for a piece, with mathematical equations and stuff like that (honestly I didn't know half of the equations she was talking about) and then she would spend hours and hours working on these intricate pieces.
This is Susan Happersett
Thankfully, a friend directed me to a video about Sophie and the print she did for the New York Subway. (Which you should watch here, it's only 4 minutes)
I'm assuming half of you didn't click on that link, because let's face it, most of us can't be bothered clicking on a video link and watching it. So this is me forcing Sophie's story down your throats.
Sophie runs a blog "Missed Connections". Missed Connections is a section in craigslist for lovestruck individuals to write to that drop dead gorgeous girl on the bus but never got the chance to talk to her because she was busy reading her book. What Sophie does is she draws these couples that write to each other in her own special way.
Yeah, now you want to watch the video don't you? Go ahead, click here.
Check out more of her work at
The Safehouse Studios houses a collective of yet again, very talented artists, also a small art school, they have a space above the studios where workshops and classes are held. These 5 individuals were terrific hosts, sharing jokes and wine, it was hard not to be too comfortable while shooting. Unfortunately, not everyone working at Safehouse was around for the shoot, but do check out everyone's work on their website.
from top: Jeremy Mann, gypsy queen Layil Umbralux, Ryan & Carla, and Heavy-weight champion Zach Oldenkamp
This is Zero Friends, a bunch of talented individuals who you can never take too seriously (you can probably tell from the photo)
..and this is their store in Oakland, California.
Darren Scott, the business and brains behind the company. The backstage guy, he does the emails, the accounts, the logistics.....the beer. And speaking of beer, check this out.
Unfortunately Quake and Dave (guys on the left), didn't have time to get their individual photos taken, actually Quake didn't like his photo taken at all. But there you go, Zero Friends.....still not in the most serious zone.