Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lucy Watson [149]

Lucy Watson
Allston, MA, USA

This series of pictures is inspired by my life in the Butcher Shop AKA many names. It is an anomaly of the Boston area. It is a house where kids put on shows. A rare place here. It actually began as a performance art venue a few years ago but the feeling of the house changes over time depending on who moves in. Drone, Noise, Art Damaged, Hardcore punk, Witch House. The butcher shop has seen a lot. It survives because of it's benevolent landlord that I know only as Zhou. Thats who I sign my checks over to. This is a scene that happened after a hardcore punk / pop punk show happened.

I don't know Will Mayo very well personally but he is a sign of a very specific time. He is one of the few older members of the Butcher Shop/ Boston music scene. An old fish in a small pond. A living relic. Like the great Marlin. His body tells the tale of times long past. He is haunted with the energy of the house as the house is haunted by him.

This is a photo of Ringer Park in the snow near the Butcher Shop. I don't think the painters were BS residents but the energy of the house does not rest within it's walls. It combines with the energies of the other show houses in the area: Problem house, Gay Gardens, Wacky Castle, House of 100000000 smiles. Instilling anxiety ridden youth with the impetus to create banners of their own power and psychology. However ganja derived that psychology may be.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Nathaniel Fink [148]

Nathaniel Fink
Boston, MA, USA

Subverted meanings on Magazine St, New Orleans

The images I am submitting were taken last year in New Orleans while I was walking down Magazine Street one afternoon and encountered as posted sign about raising awareness about gun violence in the city nearby a sign in a Quizno's window advertising "toasty bullet" sandwiches. Another empty storefront had a sign reading " FOR LEASE UPSCALE RETAIL WILL SUBDIVIDE" that was divided by a beam down the middle that seemed to pervert its meaning. The signs seemed evocative for their messages, their juxtapositions to one another, and their context within a city rapidly gentrifying while large numbers of residents are stuck in a cycle of poverty and violence.

Friday, March 25, 2011

C. L. DeMedeiros [147]

C. L. DeMedeiros
New Jersey, USA and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1. if you see something... say something...
2. ... self explanatory
3. I love this collage a lot - I did part of a series - you can see it first hand

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dallas James White [146]

Dallas James White
Jamaica Plain, MA, USA
contact (remove spaces to obtain email address): dallasjamesphotography @ gmail . com

TraniWreck, an all gender, all genre cabaret show, marching in the Boston Pride Parade 2010. Signs were by Aliza Shapiro. Photo by Dallas White. more info, images and signs at

Monday, March 7, 2011

Damien Olsen [141]

Damien Olsen
Brooklyn, NY, USA

I like Eno, I have more of his albums, but i am not crazy about them.
i swear, i didn't write this, i found this wall in the Lower East Side.
The wall is covered by a cuneiform texture of bird shit.
magic atmosphere uh!...?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hyeronimus Rojapiel [140]

Hyeronimus Rojapiel
Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1: I did this drawing in my city with aerosol, because many times, I am happy to walk through it. Is as i thought with the heart, all in love will be better.

2: In my city walls are widely used for political propaganda (in democracy) This wall suffered thousands, but the drawing of school children continues to linger at the bottom of the wall.

3: This one, i made it with two faces, and he is saying "Lets go" (vamos).