With Election 2014 just around the corner, Olivia Rodrigues, Mihaela Hinayon, and I are looking to explore the fashion of female politicos in a “Women in Power”/”Female Leaders” themed shoot. Here I’m scoping out the Rhode Island State House. If you are in Providence, take time to visit this exquisite building. It’s open to the public Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Free tours are offered at 9, 10, 11, 1 and 2. [Read more…]
12 days away from Election Day 2014, Providence Mayoral Candidate Jorge Elorza held a singular event at the Columbus Theatre meant to introduce/reintroduce him to artists, musicians and other creatives that help make Providence a vibrant city. Five bands performed throughout the evening: Death Vessel, Roz Raskin, Medusah Black, the Low Anthem, and Black Pus.
In between sets, the performers posed questions to Elorza, ranging from his policy for protecting arts and music education in local schools to jobs opportunities for youth and young adults, from whether he was a feminist to the impact of zoning and redevelopment on local artist enclaves. The most lighthearted part of the night occurred when Elorza joined the Low Anthem on stage to sing a verse and take a swipe at his opponent, Buddy Cianci. “Independent Voter vote for me,” he sang. “I’ve never been in jail for a RICO felony.”
This one is a bit of a cheat as I crammed a bunch of his common subject matter into one picture: weird angle, focus on fingernails (I copped out and didn’t get Lee Press On red talons), plastic goods, close ups of food that looks bad for you (in book), international elements and of course hyper saturated colors.
Tim Walker’s photos are filled with fantastical whimsy, oversized sets and more than a touch of surrealism.