But pitbulls are “evil”
NYC-based photographer Joy Mckinney has spent most of her life conforming to the norms she believed to be “socially correct.” Her latest series,The Guardian, is about breaking through those norms and her own socially guarded personality in order to interact with strangers on the streets of New York in a real and meaningful way.
The short version is that she goes up to strangers and, with their approval, simply touches their face with her hand as she photographs them. Seventy four strangers later, and Mckinney has been pleasantly surprised at what she’s found to be true of most people:
I am able to see via the photograph what I believed about strangers was in fact false, and that often times people are accepting and willing to share … The photographic work serves as a triumph and personal achievement to my ability to let go of my judgments and fears in order to share with another human being in both space and time.
Sango | “When I Need You The Most”
Always find the best beats when I’m at work/high.
Esta | “Paradise”
Fun fact: Esta stepped on my foot at FAME. I proceeded to yell at him, “Hey man, just cause you opened at Coachella doesn’t mean you can step on my foot without apologizing.” He grinned then proceeded to give me daps.
Daft Punk | “Lose Yourself to Dance” (feat. Pharrell and Kanye West) (Kero One Refix)
my piece for the Space show at gallery 1988 west.
the show was curated by Mike Mitchell, who is a stand-up dude and who I would like to thank for including me in this thing. here’s his post with the info! I hope all of my LA friends can make it out.
big ups to belka and strelka.
Elli Ingram | “Mad Love” (Prod. by Felix Joseph)
I’m addicted to you.
I’m a little excited about this.
Liz | “Horoscope”