Archive for October, 2009

Because it’s all rock’n roll & rock and…

BlacRoc….project… The Black Keys hard rockin duo with HH heads via D. Dash.

This is gonna be good…perfect timing where hip-hop is looking to reinvent itself…good ‘ole hard rockin & rollin to the rescue remix whaaat!!!

Because we want Clinton to…

…afford and love NY 🙂

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Because Rock ‘n’ Roll ain’t noise pollution…

…Rock ‘n’ roll ain’t gonna die. 🙂

Because legends live, work, and R.I.P…

Mr. Penn…one of the 20th century’s most prolific and influential photographers of fashion and the famous, whose signature blend of classical elegance and cool minimalism was recognizable to magazine readers and museumgoers worldwide, died this morning (Wednesday October 7th, 2009), at his home in Manhattan. He was 92.


His long career at Vogue spanned a number of radical transformations in fashion and its depiction, but his style remained remarkably constant. Imbued with calm and decorum, his photographs often seemed intent on defying fashion. His models and portrait subjects were never seen leaping or running or turning themselves into blurs. Even the rough-and-ready members of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang, photographed in San Francisco in 1967, were transformed within the quieting frame of his studio camera into the graphic equivalent of a Greek frieze.

Merry Foresta, co-organizer of a 1990 retrospective of his work at the National Museum of American Art, wrote that his pictures exhibited “the control of an art director fused with the process of an artist.”

Although schooled in painting and design, he chose to define himself as a photographer, scraping his early canvases of paint so that they might serve a more useful life as backdrops to his pictures.

Irving Penn was born June 16, 1917, in Plainfield, N. J. His father, Harry, was a watchmaker and his mother, Sonia, a nurse.

Andy Grunberg, NY Times

Because of Advanced Style…

… by Ari Seth Cohen. “I am often asked if I have an age limit for Advanced Style and this is something I constantly think about when I go out taking photos. I started the site as a means to connect to New York city and learn from the people who have made it the culturally rich place that it remains.”

photo from with Titles by PNY.

photo from with Titles by PNY.

“All of the people I photograph have a story to tell and much of their character is revealed by their unique and individual styles. I have noticed that older people wear their clothes with confidence and pride, whether they are still wearing the beloved pieces of clothing that they have cherished for many years or tend to dress in more contemporary fashion. There is a certain romanticism that accompanies the way they speak about their clothing as if a favorite coat or pair of gloves can inspire memories of the past.”

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