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Matt Berninger - The National.

Matt Berninger - The National.

The National in the studio.
More to come…

The National in the studio.

More to come…

Self Portraits Coming Clean

For those of you in the UK check out my feature in the Guardian Weekend Magazine tomorrow (print edition). Online multi media link to follow…

an old photograph of a young Matt Berninger…
More to come

an old photograph of a young Matt Berninger…

More to come


                                        All In – Buying Into the Drug Trade

Photographs by Graham MacIndoe

The images in this series are of heroin baggies collected years ago during a period of addiction.

I became intrigued by the typography and design of the glassine envelopes used to package dope, stamped with references to popular culture like Twilight, Crooklyn and New Jack City. Dealers branded and marketed their product like entrepreneurs in any business, pairing names like Dead Medicine with a skull and crossbones to appeal to risk-takers, or an airplane labeled First Class to give the illusion of grandeur.

The addict becomes the ultimate consumer of the ultimate product — following a trail of quirky street names carefully chosen to be instantly recognizable to those in the know. But there is nothing hidden about the references to good times (So Amazing, True Romance, Gold Rush), juxtaposed with reminders of the gamble (9 Lives, Black Jack) and the reality of addiction (Flat Liner, Undertaker).

Lou Reed wrote the song “Perfect Day” to describe being on heroin, and that’s what every addict chases. But the marketing of that drug, like any product, doesn’t always lead us to what’s promised. These images are a reminder of both the power of desire and the things we as consumers want to believe will somehow change our lives. 

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Katie Roiphe for The Guardian Weekend Magazine. June 22nd, 2013.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/jun/22/two-kids-two-fathers-kate-winslet?INTCMP=SRCH
Katie Roiphe (born July 13, 1968) is an American author and journalist. She is best known as the author of the non-fiction examination The Morning After: Fear, Sex and Feminism (1994). She is also the author of Last Night in Paradise: Sex and Morals at the Century’s End (1997), and the 2007 study of writers and marriage, Uncommon Arrangements. Her 2001 novel Still She Haunts Me is an empathetic imagining of the relationship between Charles Dodgson (known as Lewis Carroll) and Alice Liddell, the real-life model for Dodgson’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. - Wikipedia.

Katie Roiphe for The Guardian Weekend Magazine. June 22nd, 2013.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/jun/22/two-kids-two-fathers-kate-winslet?INTCMP=SRCH

Katie Roiphe (born July 13, 1968) is an American author and journalist. She is best known as the author of the non-fiction examination The Morning After: Fear, Sex and Feminism (1994). She is also the author of Last Night in Paradise: Sex and Morals at the Century’s End (1997), and the 2007 study of writers and marriage, Uncommon Arrangements. Her 2001 novel Still She Haunts Me is an empathetic imagining of the relationship between Charles Dodgson (known as Lewis Carroll) and Alice Liddell, the real-life model for Dodgson’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. - Wikipedia.

Found my original Sex Pistols Anarchy in the UK poster. Bit tattered but looks good.
I know I have the single on EMI somewhere….
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchy_in_the_U.K.

Found my original Sex Pistols Anarchy in the UK poster. Bit tattered but looks good.

I know I have the single on EMI somewhere….

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchy_in_the_U.K.

Out take from a recent shoot with The National…….  More to come.

Out take from a recent shoot with The National…….  More to come.

Who knew Johnny Rotten used to be on a bubble gum card. Forgot about these ‘till I found some in beside some old punk singles from “77.

Who knew Johnny Rotten used to be on a bubble gum card. Forgot about these ‘till I found some in beside some old punk singles from “77.

rubbishgoeshere:

Via Google Street View, the obscured faces of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama, and others depicted in a mural at 407 S. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago.
Related: The Dream Continues: Camilo José Vergara’s Photographs of MLK Murals, including an unobscured photo of this one.

rubbishgoeshere:

Via Google Street View, the obscured faces of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama, and others depicted in a mural at 407 S. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago.

Related: The Dream Continues: Camilo José Vergara’s Photographs of MLK Murals, including an unobscured photo of this one.

(via photographyprison)

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