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Saturday, 30 August 2014

POPARCHIVES DIARIES BY DUSTIN PITTMAN - CLAYTON PATTERSON - THE GOD OF THE LES

FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHIC DIARIES OF PHOTOGRAPHER    Dustin Pittman

CLAYTON PATTERSON "THE $16 BURGER SHOW" WITH ELSA RENSAA & THE Art Collective BAND - DAMEHT

Longtime Lower East Side archivist, artist, photographer, Clayton Patterson has announced that he is leaving New York for a small village in the Austrian alps.“The $16 Burger show,” a pop-up exhibit featuring Patterson’s work, along with his life partner Elsa Rensaa’s original artwork, was held in a gallery space formerly known as "PopBurger" in the Meatpacking District.  It has been christened “Galerie ABP,” short for Au Bon Punk. Patterson, calls the neighborhood “the Dead Meat District.” Dameht, a band which is part of an art collective in NYC, helped stage the exhibit, along with Kate Litvinov.

I believe in Clayton and everything that he represents. I, to, have witnessed the distruction of the LES and other Historic Manhattan Neighborhoods only to be priced out with Corporate Drug Stores, Banks, Expensive Coffee Shops, Cellphone Popup Stores and other Mall Related storefront trash.  Mars Bar=GONE   CBGB'S=GONE   Max Fish=GONE   Brownies=GONE. 

The show was a celebration of young and old mingling together creating equal good vibes and loving spirits. Clayton Patterson is the GOD OF THE LES.   

GOD IS GOOD.......     Photography and Text by Dustin Pittman

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Clayton Patterson & Partner Elsa Rensaa        Photographed by Dustin Pittman 

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The Art Collective Band  DAMEHT        Photographed by Dustin Pittman

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LES Artists "Thumbs Up" In Front of Clayton Patterson's Neon             Photographed by Dustin Pittman

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Clayton Patterson's Jacket Designs              Photographed by Dustin Pittman

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One Of My Favorite Artists Favelapunk @ Clayton's Opening       Photographed by Dustin Pittman

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The LES Artists of Tomorrow            Photographed by Dustin Pittman

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Street Fashion @ Clayton Patterson's Show      Photographed by Dustin Pittman 

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Clayton Patterson with Close Friends      Photographed by Dustin Pittman

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DAMEHT Performs @ Clayton Patterson's After Party     Photographed by Dustin Pittman

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DAMEHT Performs @ Clayton Patterson's After Party     Photographed by Dustin Pittman

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Goodbye Clayton and Elsa.  We Will Miss You      Photographed by Dustin Pittman

 

“The $16 Burger Show: Clayton Patterson with Elsa Rensaa”, 58-60 9th Ave. Exhibition until May 14.

http://galerieabp.com/clayton-patterson/

 

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Monday, 09 December 2013

MUTATE AW13 / DIEGO ZÚÑIGA

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The homonymous firm of the Mexican designer returns this Fall/Winter 2013 with MUTATE. The starting point is the beetle, an insect that throughout history has been an inspiration for industrial design, architecture and the military world. With eight all-black looks, MUTATE is characterized by oversize pieces, tailored quality and sporty touches. It surprises us with dynamic and original cuts, mesh details, and for the first time in the brand’s history there is a couple of functional accessories (cap and backpack) to create an outfit that reflects the concept perfectly. The collection? Wide-cut blazers with relaxed lapels, sweaters with wide sleeves, pants with big cargo-like pockets, and short wide pants. The textures reflect inspiration and are mixed with the designer’s characteristic black-over-black detail. The fortress, intellect, routine, and strength of the contemporary man is what emerges from this proposal from Zúñiga.

Photo: www.anairam.com
Make up:Ossiel Ramos
Model: Model: Frederik Tölke @ BANG! MANAGEMENT
Shoes: @ Feminine and Masculine

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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Upstairs-Downstairs at the Hotel Marignan

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Diane has spoiled me yet again on my last day in Paris on the opening night of ASVOFF taking place later tonight at the Centre Pompidou.  I've duly checked in to the uber-chic Hotel Marignan designed by Pierre Yovanovitch -- a stone's throw from the Champs-Élysées. 

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Split level rooms with epic bathrooms upstairs and living-sleeping quarters downstairs with balconies both inside the room and out overlooking the street.  Of course the ubiquitous bars, restaurants and such.  But also a plush cinema downstairs without even having to leave the front door.  Of course, cinematic Diane Pernet would make that a requirement, wouldn't she? 

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Lucky boy I be....Need I say more?  As they say....  a picture truly is worth a thousand words. 

Later Robb

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Thursday, 03 October 2013

OPENING NIGHT: THE 51ST NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL HAS REASON TO CELEBRATE

Dear Shaded Viewers,

The evening began with a screening of Paul Greengrass's CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, starring Tom Hanks. The dangerous high seas of Somali pirates jangled our nerves as we, afterwards, mounted buses that took us to The Harvard Club to celebrate not only the film, but the nervy, bold and surprising festival that was about to follow. More to come on that.

—Vincent

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The grand reception at the Harvard Club.

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Endless champagne.

Photos by my date for the evening Dolly Meieran

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

ASVOFF 6 October 11,12 & 13th Centre Pompidou

 

ASVOFF 6 - TEASER ONE from Diane Pernet's ASVOFF on Vimeo.

 

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Tuesday, 02 July 2013

CHRISTOPHE JOSSE F/W HAUTE COUTURE photo and text by Savio Debernardis

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Christophe Josse proposed a very refined collection.

The glacial and diaphanous women were walking the catwalk in the court of the beautiful building of l'école des beaux arts of Paris wearing very elaborated and precious dresses inspired by the grassy plains of Russia.

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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Paul Smith's fashion show in Paris S/S 2014 text and photos by Savio Debernardis

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A very fresh collection proposed by Paul Smith.

the cookies at the entrance are an introduction to  a world populated by magic mushrooms, a lot of pink and pastel colors, all in the mix with some punk influences.

 

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Thursday, 13 June 2013

SPECIAL EVENT : ASVOFF Homage to ORLAN (including a live interview with the artist) July 6th 15:00-17:00

 

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http://www.orlan.eu/shows/fetishism-in-fashion-moba/

The ASVOFF ARNHEM programme consists of three 90 minute

sessions on both July 6th and 7th, as well as the launch and award

announcement on Friday, July 5th:

Friday, July 5

18:00 ASVOFF Launch & Film Competition Selection

Jury: Laura Albert & Li Edelkoort

Jury President: Erwin Olaf

Saturday, July 6

11:00-12:30 ASVOFF Morning Session (Program 1)

13:00-14:30 ASVOFF Afternoon Session (Program 2)

15:00-17:00 SPECIAL EVENT : ASVOFF Homage to ORLAN

(including a live interview with the artist)

17:30-19:30 ASVOFF Evening Session (Program 3)

Sunday, July 7

11:00-12:30 ASVOFF Morning Session (Program 1)

13:00-14:30 ASVOFF Afternoon Session (Program 2)

15:00-16:00 ASVOFF ORLAN (Special Program)

16:30-18:30 ASVOFF Evening Session (Program 3)

 

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Saturday, 01 June 2013

SOKO The Interview by Aradna Sharma Photos by Benni Valsson, Michael Daks

Dear Diane, ASVOF viewers,

 

Recently I had  a chance to watch newly released feature film Augustine by debut director Alice Winocour.  Singer, songwriter and actress Soko plays the part of Augustine.  After watching the movie, I had a chance to conduct a fun interview with her electronically. Here is Soko in her own words:

 

What Kind of research did you have to do for this  historical drama of 1800”s before shooting the movie?

I didn't have to do any research because the director FORBID me to.. she said that my character has no idea what's happening to her, so she wanted me to feel the same sort of confusion, and not get lost into some boring historical facts when all she wanted to talk about was love.

How demanding was it for you physically and mentally? 

I had no life before and during the film.. I was so involved in it with my entire being.. only thinking about Augustine, having dreams of her, where she was talking to me.. it was the first time that I got to play a character that really existed and it was all the more exciting. The more challenged I get, the more exciting it gets..I had the feeling of having given it all every night when I came back home covered in bruises and too tired to even talk. and it felt very satisfying.  We were always joking calling Augustine a "mute" on a the film because everything that's going on is all in her head, and that's what Alice Winocour wanted to film : what was in my head. and then, I turned out after 2 months of shooting, to be totally incapable of expressing my feelings in my real life.. I would faint and cry when I wanted to get out of any situations.. I couldn't just express that I was uncomfortable with words..so I guess I was fully swollen by the role, physically AND mentally..

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How was it working with Vincent Lindon? And with the director Alice Winocour?

Alice is such an incredible director.. I know it sounds so cliché and made up for promo purpose only, but I really had one of the best experience of my life doing this film.

Alice is so caring, such a great present precise director.. she would NEVER let you be bad, or  average.. she was really good at supporting me and pushing me so hard because till we get what we had both imagined Augustine would be like.. I was ready to give her EVERYTHING blindly..And Vincent was a dream.. he's a real Pygmalion.. very generous with young actors.. giving a lot of advice always and very reassuring.

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Would you call this movie a feminist fable?

HA ! YES ! that was a given already when you read the script..Alice just has a talent to portray women in a strong, beautiful, powerful way.

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How would you describe your fashion style?

Wednesday Addams meet Beetlejuice meet Maria Schneider in Last Tango in Paris and Jack White at a Tea Party.

What do you like doing in your spare time?

 Movie Junky, write poetry, listen to music loud, play music loud, go on road trips, play with cats, swim, dance, hike, eat vegan food, cuddle, have sex, kiss, love, sleep, dream.

Who is your hollywood celebrity crush and why?

Asia Argento. coz she's my wife.

How would someone get your special attention?

By having the best music taste and making delicious vegan food and dancing freely and looking like a   great lover.

What is your biggest fear?

Death

What would be your one super power?

Flying.. and being able to communicate with the deads..

What is your most annoying habit?

I crack my jaw ALL THE TIME.. it's disgusting.. my brother would kill me for it if he could.

Who is your inspiration for acting and for music?

 Acting : Al Pacino

 Music : Richard Hell 

What would a good theme song for your life be?

"I want to know what love is".. By Foreigner

If you were not an actress or a musician , what would you be up to right now?

 I'd be having orgies on the beach in the caribbean listening to The Cure very loud..

Two Items you would like to take it with you if you are stranded in a deserted Island alone  what  would it  be? 

My iphone with unlimited battery and all my favorite music on it..And a knife so i can open coconuts and/or kill myself if I get bored. 

Your music in your own words..

Depressing, vital, poetry, secret, punk, delicate, dreams, raspy voice. talks about death and being alone and sad and abandoned a lot..

Your acting in your own words..

 VITAL, challenges only, full on.. 

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 The following questions are  random rapid fire questions and if you could give one word answer that would be great.

LosAngeles or Paris?

LOS ANGELES, sunshine, beach, Palm Trees, smiley people. YES. 

Books or Cinema?

Cinema. I have a hard time reading.. i'm dyslexic

Mario Salvucci ?

SpiderMan.. Goth. Favorite jewels. YES.

Chocolate or Ice Cream?

CHOCOLATE Peanut Butter ICE CREAM.. OR mint CHOCOLATE chip ICE CREAM  ( as long as it's vegan and healthy.. you know ! )

 

Photos by Benni Valsson and Michael Daks

 

 

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Friday, 31 May 2013

POPARCHIVES BY DUSTIN PITTMAN - ANDY WARHOL'S TAYLOR MEAD

FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNALS OF PHOTOGRAPHER    DUSTIN PITTMAN

Taylor Mead, my friend of 40 years passed away this month. I directed Taylor in 4 independent films and shot hundreds of images of him. I will miss him.  

RIP TAYLOR MEAD

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TAYLOR MEAD PHOTOGRAPHED BY DUSTIN PITTMAN 

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