Friday, November 30, 2012

Men's Week - Ryan Mcginley

Photographer Ryan Mcginley made an impressive entrance into the art world with his photo series titled "The Kids Are Alright". In this series he used members from his youthful crowd of skateboarders, musicians, graffiti artists and gay, providing the audience with a look into their carefree indiscretions. Mcginley graduated from Parsons in 2000 and quickly made a name for himself by being one of the youngest photographers to have a solo exhibit at the Whitney. His subjects are usually shot in the nude and are given free reign to follow their instincts. Mcginley creates a world in his pictures which doesn't seem real but also has a shockingly raw quality, his subjects always seem so comfortable and Mcginley captures their lively spirit beautifully. His credits include Dazed and Confused, Rolling Stone, i-D, Vice, Levis and many more. He can also count Tilda Swinton, Haider Ackerman and Kristen Dunst as fans.

We're in love with the short film he shot for clothing company Edun S/S '12 collection.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Men's Week - Dylan Rieder

Today we go in a slightly different direction and highlight a skateboarder in honor of our men's week. We have Dylan Rieder, a Los Angeles native who's been making waves in the skate scene since his early teens. He's known for riding fast and hard, but is also known for the uncommon fact that he doesn't compete.  Rieder recently rode for Gravis and Analog but is currently a free agent, judging by his popularity he'll probably be scooped up by a big company soon. Rieder is known for his unique style while skating, always sporting rolled up pants paired with his Gravis "Dylan" kicks, he's definitely  been embraced by the fashion industry recently posing for Vogue's September issue and the Winter '12 Equipment Homme look book. On top of his busy skating career Rieder is a partner in NYC antique shop "The Hunt" which serves those with a darker aesthetic.

Take a look at the newly shot video by Desillusion and get know Dylan (and his naked torso) a little better...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Men's Week - Miles McMillan

Miles McMillan is only 21 years old and he's already making waves with his androgynous look. A recent graduate from NYU and an artist, he's already walked shows for Dior, Etro, Alexander Mcqueen, Costume National and Damir Doma. He's also done spreads for Bullett magazine and Another Man magazine, we're really excited to see where this young talent goes, whether it be in his artistic endeavors or his modeling career. 

Some of McMillans paintings

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mens Week - Aaron Young

Today we shine the spotlight on artist Aaron Young, we're really into the unique techniques he uses to create his abstract work. It's best described on the Gagosian Gallery website, "Aaron Young's artworks rely on the after-effects of dynamic, energetic, and sometimes even dangerous performances. He hires participants stereotyped as marginalized rebels, such as skateboarders and motorcycle riders, to perform various stunts in exhibition spaces on specially prepared platforms... Young uses destructive actions as generative force; the traces of his ephemeral acts are recorded as videos, drawings, sculptures, and photographs to constitute artistic artifacts."

Check out this video from Matt Blacks "Reflections" where Young talks about his process and explains his new series.

Here are some images from his "Arc Light" series.

Young also contributed to James Franco's "Rebel" show in Los Angeles. 

A few more pieces from various collections.