Monday, November 29, 2010

meet the sawyers

im attempting to create a book for my dad for christmas. i thought it would be a cool idea to dig up old family photos and kind of research on the sawyer side of things, since i really dont know anything about them.

so my journey begins...

grandpa sawyer in okinawa 1944

 dad and aunt carol

 dad and aunt carol jan.1960

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

NYC fall 2010

i went to New York earlier this month because i've heard so much about how beautiful the concrete jungle is in the fall. these picture hold no justice to how beautiful it really was...

... there was so much beauty it could make you cry...

babushkas aka a glimpse into my future ;)

grand central station


on top of the rock

hobbit in a tree

central park

oh george.

30 rock

brownstones in brooklyn


my favorite picture @ barmarche

the met


nyc public library

feathers... i couldnt resist.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FEIST x Look at what the light did now.

Recently, I went to a screening of Feist’s new documentary
 “Look at What the Light Did Now”.

signed poster
So you may be thinking… how is this art related? Isn’t Feist just another pop singer who was in an Ipod nano commercial? Yeah she is a Pop singer, but Director Anthony Seck's documentary reveals that there is a good deal of artistic collaboration that goes into producing that "Pop". Feist refers to her collaborators as "amplifiers". The "amplifiers" who contributed to Feist's Grammy Award winning album were drawn from a diverse group that include– shadow puppeteers (Clea Minaker), a video director (Patrick Daughters), musicans (Chilly Gonzales and Mocky),a visual artist (Simone Rubi) , and a photograher (Mary Rozzi). In the film we see the role that all of these artists had in "amplifying" Feists abilities through archival footage of recordings in a dilapidated French mansion, one on one interviews, stadium packed live performances, and behind the scenes footage of Feist's music videos.

simone rubi - graphic artist

After the screening there was a Q&A with Feist, Anthony Seck, Mary Rozzi, and Simone Rubi. Something interesting that Anthony said was “ We all have a language that connects us, and draws us in and blinds us. The language that connected everyone in the film was the music and friendship.” The purpose of the film was to show how all these different art forms are connected and how they interact with one another. From the directors, the music, the photography, the shadow puppets during the live shows, to the album artwork and the making of it. All of these extra pieces added something more to the music resulting in "amplification".

If you want to see some very inspiring synergy between a musician and fellow artists... check out this film, In stores December 7, 2010!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

merry blues

this song just gets me every time :)
Gracias Manu Chao para hacer que la vida se sientan bellas