A brilliant idea!
-0002. Alejandro Chaskielberg
This photograph has inspired a lot of things, but only in my head. It’s everything I want to create..but I don’t know how to go about creating such chaotic imagery. It’s a reason why I want to go in to photo journalism. I’m not sure if this is real or staged.. either way I don’t think it matters, this photo rules.
Ak Fixed is our little NZ based community for fixed gear bicycles. It’s loosely operated by dudes who are willing to put time aside to put on events like Resurrection. For a while it had been linking to an old site that no longer gets used, so today we did a big revamp of the front page and also will be changing up the forums soon.
So if you like bikes, not necessarily fixed gear (although it is aimed that way. But we’re always open to new people!) you should swing by the forums, post up and talk shit with us. or at us. We seem to argue a lot, but it’s cool too.
01. Sungkyun Yuk, LCF BA program
I don’t normally post about fashion other than what I like.. mostly because I really have nothing more to offer than an uneducated opinion in the matter. Recent graduate from LCF, Sungkyun Yuk’s, show really stood out to me so I thought it was worth mentioning.
This is just a x-post from Hypebeast, but I really like the overall look of the garments and fits he’s created. Reminds me of White Mountaineering, where maybe the fits of their look book don’t exactly stitch together as single outfits (but who wears just one label head to toe right?) but the individual garments are pretty amazing themselves. I guess this is a little of the opposite, amazing fits together but not sold on the individual pieces.. well at least I personally couldn’t pull off/work the garments into my own wardrobe. Feels a little theatrical (in a good way), defined in an overall sense of time, and mostly it is a great use of colour/texture. Some days mono tone speaks louder than any thing else you’ll see on the street.
Whenever I run with a blog I find it harder to update regularly with any substantial content that someone else would be interested in. Mostly I just do it for myself, as some sort of record of the days- possibly a place to recognise accomplishments as well. Lately all I do is go to work, go home and watch a lot of tv/movies.. nothing of any interest to any one else, so momentum is hard to keep up. I think a lot of people who maintain some sort of blog will feel this as well.
In comes tumblr. Tumblr started some revolutionary quick blogging- an assortment of images (rarely text) and an ability to create a style rather than a voice. I liked the ability to share quick snippets without the drag of needing to say something about it every time.. but at the same time, it is a bit much. It certainly defines your style but tends to lack everywhere else. No doubt, I have a tumblr too.. but I think things are better off here. A mix of things as my old blog used to be.
I come across some pretty amazing things everyday and usually put them in a giant folder on my computer named ‘collection’ (4.5gb deep, 7689 photos inside), now and again i’ll share them with you. Collection moves online.
I’ll reference/credit where I can, apologies if I miss something- it is difficult to track the source some days.
-0001. Nikola Tesla, unknown source
01. Brian Brake – ‘Offerings to the unknown dead, Kyoto’ [Toshi Satow offering a candle]. Taken for a series on Japan.
I’ve been reading and looking into a lot of photo journalism lately. In the past it has never really interests me- the idea of capturing a moment as opposed to recreating one like I tend to do. People come out with the most amazing stories, images are just a slice of the story.
Brian Brake, a New Zealand photo journalist, has his life’s work on at the Auckland Art Gallery currently. I haven’t been to check it out, but will go very soon.. I hear it’s amazing
Photos over the past week// Qubic Staff Dinner at Velvet Burger (burgers are no joke. Go in starving, well worth it) and Alex leaves for Germany! Best wishes.
01. Durcus One Pivotal Seat
02. Durcus One Marco Bar
03. Chain-lock Black/Reflective
Everything (BUT THE FRAME!) for my new build is now in the country. A mix of Atomlab, Profile, W-Base, Blkmrkt and Nem Pro. Mostly American with a little bit of Japan. The bars are 685mm, probably a bit too wide so i’ll cut them down if I get enough bruises on my knees. I’m excited to be riding again.. it’s been a while.
01. W-Base Durcus One Marco Bars
My bike isn’t far off.. (Ugh. I feel like i’ve been saying that for months. Buying frames straight from builders is not easy!). These W-base bars arrived from Japan today as well as some other things, which i’ll photograph when it’s not 1am