Archive for April, 2011
Jay was in a bookstore a few weeks ago and picked up a magazine for me to look at called, Arena Homme. Maybe I’ve been living under a rock but I’d never heard of it before. And I devoured this magazine — cover to cover. The photography surpassed any men’s fashion/lifestyle magazine I’d ever seen previously and the articles were captivating.
I guess it only comes out twice a year, and the spring/summer edition is available now (in major cities [and hopefully soon, for the rest of us]). One of the features in the new edition that’s getting some press is a photo spread called, Anatomy of a Murder, by Steven Klein.
I have to admit that the story that’s unfolding via this series is a little unclear to me. But the images are amazing — even if provocative and more than a little disturbing — and compelling. I first saw this series about 10 days ago (via my friend Trevor’s blog) and I still keep coming back, trying to figure out its message.
You can see more photos from the spread by clicking here. And if you find a copy of Arena Homme magazine, I highly recommend that you buy it. It’s truly stunning.
All images in this post copyright, Steven Klein for Arena Homme.
Here’s my newest God. I hope you like.
There’s one more new photo of him on my website(s), in the New Gods gallery.
To be direct, aside from a few great friends, there just aren’t a lot of things in Indianapolis that I’m going to miss, or won’t be able to replace in Chicago. But here’s one, and although I’ve blogged about it before, I just can’t speak highly enough of Sandra Rice and Noodle.
For now, forget about the facts that the food is delicious, healthy, and unbelievably cheap. A few weeks ago I woke up feeling just wretched. I was dizzy, queasy, and in hindsight it may just have been a panic attack but if you asked me to describe what I was feeling, I’d have said it felt somewhere between an intense hangover and a stroke. I tried to think of what to do to pull myself out of it, and the only thing that sounded good was meeting Jay at Sandra Rice and Noodles for lunch.
We sat at the table and I looked at Ha, the sister of the brother-sister co-owners. She was waiting to take my order.
“I don’t feel well,” I said. “What do you think I should eat to get better?”
Ha put down her pen and looked at me. “You don’t feel good?” She ran around to my side of the table and hugged me. “Have some pho, it helps.”
When my lunch arrived, Ha placed it in front of me with a plate of raw bean sprouts and fresh cilantro leaves and a large jar of chili hot sauce. “Put all the cilantro in your pho, eat half of it and then add a lot of the hot sauce, as much as you can stand, and eat the rest.” After this, she hugged me again.
I did what she said, then went home and took a nap. When I woke up, I felt fine.
Yes, I will miss the delicious, healthy, and unbelievably cheap food they server here. I will also miss walking in the door and having both Ha and her brother Sang look up from what they are doing and saying, “Hi Scott.” And I will miss being invited to special events and private dinners. I will really miss deciding that I don’t want to open the menu and instead telling them to make me something that they know I’ll like. I’m sure there are places in Chicago, but . . .
I love this. Happy Friday!
Here’s my new friend Benji, the third of my subjects for a new portrait series, The American People.
It’s time to branch out — three photographs; three attractive men between 25 and 35. If you know anyone interesting that should be part of this and does NOT fit this mold, send me their details.
Both are available for purchase on both of my websites.
Lucy is intrigued by Jay’s breakfast (shot at my Dad’s house, this past weekend).
Here is the second photo I’ve taken for a new series I started. This might be my favorite portrait that I’ve ever taken, of anyone. If it’s an indicator as to how this series is going to turn out, I am excited.
Now to find more subjects.
You can purchase prints of either of these photos on my new site, www.virimpudicus.com.