Block Party/May Day Marching Band

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The May Day Marching band will make any day, event, recess, party, picnic, plant parade, or really any situation, completely magical. Such a good end to a good day.

Boyle St. Block Party Photobooth

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There has been a lot of tragic things happening on our block lately, and a lot of events that have made people not feel safe, myself included. Cyberpunk, YMWAHA, and the mosque had been planning the block party for a while before any of the bad news, and I think were all a little nervous that no one would want to come out or would feel comfortable, but that was not the case at all.

We had halal meat, thousands of hot dogs, scribble machines+kids art projects, gospel singers, church ladies and vegan punx, caricatures by Nils, a whole forest of chalk giraffes, and the May Day Marching band. It was beautiful out and unseasonably warm. It made me believe in people again, and made me proud to be a part of this community.

I set up a backdrop in the vacant stoop across the street from my house that has recently been the stage for a lot of sexual harassment+shady shit, and it was beautiful to see people excited to stand up and be there, to take back the space, to be meet neighbors and create positive exchanges, to smile and feel safe and laugh and dance together.

ZINE FAIR

The Pittsburgh Zine Fair is this Sunday at Union Project from 2-8, come by!

Half-Stop is a photo-based extra small press that I started. I’ll be tabling with a bunch of my own stuff as well as some zines from the fine folks over at Pine Island Press.

 

 

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halfstop submissions

 

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Darlington

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fifty fifty at darlington yards, the best thing.

choose yer own adventure

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Some shots from the two week camp I led at the mattress factory, called ‘choose your own adventure’. it was loosely based off Joseph Campbell’s threshold of adventure, a diagram that I think about just about every day. We used  photography, paper mache, stories, and parks, cyanotypes and old fabric.

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night bugs, whiskey, water

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Birthdays, funerals, graveyard pizza, friends moving, friends staying, river swimming, skunks, stick n pokes, western pa polo, new mitre saws, and dogs dogs dogs. Summer time 2014 is so many things at once.

RHINESTONE STEEL

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Layne James and the Bang Gang

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Intergalatic Planetary

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Soundcheck

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Jasmine Hearn, backstage

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Gunner’s Prop Table

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Chizara’s Rainbow in the Dark Tour

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Moor Mother Goddess

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Little Debbie, also on Chizara tour

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Yes Brain Dance Theater

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Tree and Jenn: Italian Pizza lovers

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Now in it’s third year, Rhinestone Steel is a queer performance art+music festival in Pittsburgh. It was such an awesome event, full of  amazing people, I am totally honored to have shot it. Film photos coming soon.

WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR DREAMS

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WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR DREAMS is a project by Pittsburgh-based artist Kevin Clancy. Kevin will be touring it around the east coast next month as part of a residency at Mobius. It is a complete dream to be in. Light breezes make it breathe and shift and all time seems to stop. These are digital, I’ll add the film version in a week or so. Check out more of Kevin’s work here.

ROUTE

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Pony planning his route from pittsburgh to maine.

SORIN

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Took a break from a Romanian fiftieth birthday party and happened across this pool.

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