PHOTOS BY: MIKE KRIM
The space will house photos by photographer Sean Maung, as he will also be taking live star shots with a V-Day-specific backdrop. The event will showcase a limited edition long-sleeve T-shirt.
In addition to this, exclusive Kelsey Niziolek risograph zines will be available at the pop-up.
SPONSORED BY: OPC
PAPER WORK NYC presents “THIS IS FOR YOU,” a Valentines Day pop-up at the Helmut Lang Melrose storefront this Saturday, Feb 10th. Photographer Sean Maung will be showcasing photos and taking live portraits in a V-Day themed backdrop. New limited-run Kelsey Niziolek risograph zines exclusive to the show will be available. First 50 guests will receive a very special complimentary gift bag from Paradiso Gardens .. 7-11PM
Sponsored by: OTHER PEOPLES CHILDREN
1. So after all you went through in the last two years, who is THE LONDON VAGABOND since coming home this past September?
The London Vagabond has come out as a reformed character! Nah, in all honesty I've just been settling back into reality and have got straight back to shooting as much as I can! I'm sure a few people will say I have come out a little bit more screwed up than before, perhaps they're right...
NIGHT MOVES || By: JORDYN RYLIE is a colorful and raw collection of photos taken over time to document her life in Australia in and out of the strip club. Uncensored and unapologetic the photos offer a tunnel vision into back rooms and bedrooms and everything in between.
These days through social media it's easy to make a whole persona with no authenticity and big branding buys into that without fact checking the artist. Can you talk about the importance of having an authentic body of work and what changes you would like to see in how culture is being showcased to the main-stream audience.
SEAN MAUNG - That's a good and important question. My body of work is my soul. It will be the spirit that transcends my body after I die. All I ever wanted since I picked up a camera was for my work to be dope and official. That's all I can do, and the rest is out of my control. As for how art and culture are being showcased, who are these "gatekeepers" aka creative directors, gallery curators, art-book stores, etc? Most are so disconnected from the street, from everyday life, from the communities where movements are being born. They live in lofts and eat at spots in Echo Park and chill with people who are all their same age and background. There is no cross pollination. So they are isolated and they turn to social media and they follow the hype that has been created artificially. That's what I see when I see these "gatekeepers." Isolated from real-ass people and communities and relying on social media to find what's hot. There ain't nothing original about that and it shows.
PAPER WORK NYC teamed up with ADIDAS to create a Zine to promote their new PROPHERE sneaker that released in Brooklyn last night. The idea was to create something handmade on location during the event. The zine was given out for free in an edition of 400 with no resale value.Read More