i really don’t like posting two RIP post’s in a row but it must be done. fashion photographer deborah turbeville passed away four days ago in manhattan at the age of 81. the beauty of her work speaks for itself.
“i have an instinct for finding the odd location, the dismissed face, the eerie athmosphere, the oppressive mood…my muses are kafka, dostoyevsky, andree tarkovsky, the list is endless…i like my pictures best when there is a sense of tension, an unfinished narrative,…ambiguity… in these times aesthetic taste is dismissed as irrelevant. well, i am perverse, for that very reason i´m more drawn to it than ever. i have been described as having style, of being a mannered photographer…it´s some people´s quarrel with my work and others´ fascination.”
lou reed passed away today. this makes me very sad and very grateful at the same time. sad that he’s gone and grateful that he was ever here at all. the velvet underground is one of my all time favorite bands. obviously.
i remember the first time i ever heard lou reeds song “walk on the wild side”. i was probably about 8 years old and driving in my fathers mark VIII. the song came on the radio and i remember that my dad new all the words. i had no idea what they were talking about but i loved the colored girls! do da doo da doo da doo da doo
i still can’t believe that this actually happened. here are a few photos and videos of the day that we all decided to jump from an airplane and leave our worries in the sky. this was actually the reason i jumped. i had been feeling so bad i couldn’t think of anything else to forget my woes. ahahahhahah it worked.
we didn’t think we would actually get to make our jump as it was raining and the day was getting late. in fact, we ate schnitzel and drank all day because the rain didn’t seem to be letting up. sure enough, at 19:15, the rain stopped, the sun came out and we were rushed off for the sunset jump! the whole experience couldn’t have been more perfect.
below is a video of hesam’s jump which actually makes me laugh harder than anything “MOTHERFUCKER!!!!! YEAAAAAHHHH” hahahhaahha so great.
and then the final video, which is of us, jamming out in the car, super happy and elated that we just cheated death. sort of.