In mid January I went on a mini tour with Cleveland punk band, Ricky Hell and The Voidboys. We stopped first in Buffalo, NY where the boys played a house show for some real rockers! From there we spent the day in the van on the way to play the Silent Barn in Brooklyn, NY. On the last day of our trip they recorded at Time Castle, a DIY recording studio in Brooklyn, before heading back to Cleveland. Here are some photos of good times with good friends.
I love using film because it makes you really think about what you want to take a picture of, there is no deleting and once you press that shutter the photo pretty much exists forever. There’s also something nice about not knowing what the photo is going to look like until its developed, it really forces you to trust yourself.
Passage by Zerkalou Last year, most of my friends and I were exiting our high school phase into the idyllic post-adolescence of adulthood, which of course, is strife with malaise, a perpetual confrontation with inadequacies as both artists and people, and ultimately, without proper guidance or assurance whatsoever. As we tried to come to terms with our new, “mature for our age” adult selves, I don’t think we could ignore that we ended up becoming even more like the high schoolers we wanted to be back then. We hung around each other’s houses until 3AM watching movies and laughing, all the while knowing we had our typical minimum wage jobs to run off to a few hours afterwards. We ran around our plastic suburbs and quaint valley towns, taking goofy pictures until the hours became their dim, melancholic blue; and we drifted around the empty city streets in each other’s cars, watching the clementine lights whir by as we tried to set aside the malaise we were all secretly feeling. There were of course, those rare, …
Do you want to attend a show? Are your friends (if any) uninterested? By the looks of it, you may have to walk into the wild, ALONE. However, ne vous inquiétez pas, which means don’t fret or worry, because my guide is going to change your concert going life… forever.