Lobster Rolls, The Black Dog, bike rides, the Inkwell…Martha’s Vineyard is a magical place filled with lighthouses, sailing and clam bakes. I went to a wedding here years ago and have been dreaming of making a return visit. 5 Beaches x 1 Pair of Shades #2 (Martha’s Vineyard) by cultureshockart Current/Elliott denim shorts / Sperry … Continue reading 5 Beaches x 1 Pair of Shades (#2-Martha’s Vineyard)
Happy 4th of July! I’ve got a serious case of vacation-itis which means I have beaches on the brain. I figured I’d find an artistic angle to this wanderlust, and thanks to Saatchi Online, I’ve found some incredible works of art that whisk me away to warm sandy beaches (minus the sunburns, sandflies and jellyfish). … Continue reading 5 Beaches x 1 Pair of Shades (#1 Venice)
It’s not every day that you can celebrate Paris in New York and LA at the same time, but thanks to the Paramount Studios NY backlot, you can! Paris Photo Los Angeles made its debut this weekend. For 17 years Paris Photo has cemented a strong presence in the photographic art fair market and it … Continue reading Paris Photo LA
I took this picture in 2010 during a visit to the Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco. This is a piece created from a photo by Chester Jiggins Jr. The piece spans 2 stories and is fashioned from over 2,000 individual photos from people all over the world. It’s stunning in person, and the … Continue reading Black History Month Art #5: MoAD
I have been thinking about this phrase for a long time. This 1988 piece by Glenn Ligon was an adaptation of a legendary photo taken in 1968 by Ernest Withers. The original photograph is from the ’68 Sanitation Worker’s Strike in Memphis, TN which was initiated in response to the egregiously deplorable working conditions workers … Continue reading 2013 Inauguration/MLK Day Reflections
This picture made my jaw drop. Not surprisingly because Naomi Sims had that kind of captivating, arresting beauty, but check out her accessories!!! Swoon!!! In case you don’t know Naomi Sims (I won’t judge you too harshly), she was one of the first black supermodels to grace a magazine cover in 1968. Here is her … Continue reading Naomi Sims
Jane Birkin shot by Jeanloup Sief. Photo Credit: Dangerous Minds Continue reading I’d Photoshop A Wu Tang Album Into This Pic.
This picture. What do you say when a picture says a thousand words, but you are challenged to use just 200? That was the subject for a recent contest sponsored by Coach and the Sartorialist last week. Of course, the lure of a Legacy Handbag and an opportunity to meet the man behind one of … Continue reading Two Hundred Words: Inspired By…