So this Saturday I braved the shitty, shitty elements – of the diagonal rain variety – and went to a shoot my homeboys of Dark Igloo were organizing. Dave and Mark (the Igloo) worked with Eric Luc – a photographer friend of ours – and shot fifteen of the friends (and dog) who make up their New York Family. I’m always psyched to be a part of anything they’re up to, but this was next-level fun.
I’d seen this sketch posted on a wall in their studio for some time. It’s a sketch for the shoot. The idea was to shoot a series of black and white portraits of people who look like they’ve just been hit on the head with a frying pan, anvil, ukulele, or anything cartoonish. Dave-Drawn 2D typography and assorted illustrated objects were drawn in black and white and cut out, suspended by string, tied and tethered to pencils and chopsticks, which, finally, rested on foam-core beams, sticky with tape.
Above video shot and edited by Adam Epstein.