Single Exposure, 7 minutes, Multnomah falls outside Portland Oregon. Shot on my Zero Image 6 x 12 pinhole with Agfa 25 asa film.
I do love Paris, even when it is freezing. The architecture and history, mixed with the overwhelming sensibility of modern design and style is constantly inspiring.
We needed to stop in for an end of year meeting with our friends, Nick, Patrick and Camille at Hennessy then spend a few days exploring the city with our friends
Jennifer and Liam from Amsterdam ( Denham the Jeanmaker). We have taken thousands of pictures on this trip… most of which will be posted when we return to states.
- David Gensler
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Special thanks to KDU member, Chrissy Angliker for giving us a first class tour of Zurich.
Zurich is a small city situated on a river that empties into a large lake. The terrain is hilly, with stone streets climbing to higher vantage points, overlooking the entire city.
In every place I go, I attempt to find local crafts. On this visit to Zurich, I found ducks, hand crafted from Bamboo roots and locally carved wood.
- David Gensler
We spent a cold, rainy, windy rain in Vienna. We stayed at the Grand Hotel on the city Ring. The hotel occupies a landmark piece of architecture which was breathtaking.
We are happy to welcome Vienna native David Mascha to the KDU. David was introduced to us by KDU core member Justin Maller from Australia. David was kind enough to give us a walking tour on Christmas day in the pouring rain.
- David Gensler
Some advance shots of our time in Budapest. We stayed right in front of the chain bridge on the Pest side of the city. The architecture sets an ancient tone along the Danube river.
Stay tuned and upon return to states, we will launch the full report of our travels to Asia and Europe – David Gensler
The KDU produced the new oversized fashion book, entitled “August” for New York Fashion label, Rochambeau. Creative Directed by David Gensler, the book stands 5.5 feet tall and measures 3.5 feet wide. It is printed in plastic Yupo paper – with each page being hand finished.
This is the third book the KDU has produced for Rochambeau. New York Photographers, Phil Knott and Eric Vogel were the projects photographers.
The KDU is proud to work with Universal Motown artist, Ryan Leslie.
Please take the time to check out Ryan’s most recent album, Transition on Amazon
“Today, the Depthcore Collective is pleased to release our 38th exhibition, our fourth freestyle body of work creatively entitled ‘Freestyle IV’.
As more and more of our members continue to embark on creative careers, having a relaxed, unguided outlet for creativity becomes more and more important. This Chapter is comprised of the personal experimental output of our increasingly professional roster; the results are arresting in both their technical execution and the sheer amount of imagination used in their conceptualization. As so often happens during the creation of our Chapters, the artists continue to push each other harder and harder as times progresses during the creative process, with the end outcome being something we are all quite proud of.
It is also our collective pleasure (pardon the pun) to feature long time member and superlative artistic force David Mascha as our featured artist for this chapter. His beautifully unique work has been a staple of our releases for many years now, and his contributions to this collection were simply too brilliant to be ignored. Be sure to read his entertaining interview whilst browsing the chapter.
A few exciting projects are in the works; updates will be posted shortly, so we hope you enjoy this chapter and the site redesign whilst waiting! ”
The Depthcore Collective
Today as i was headed to do my daily gym routine, I had the fortune to run into one of downtowns local legends, Nathaniel Anthony Ayers. I have seen him around downtown a couple time but had never had the chance to listen to him fill the air with his amazing talent. I sat down on the steps of Pershing Square amongst 3-4 others, and enjoyed listening to this former Juilliard student. I must say it was the best 20 minutes i have spent all day. I hope that he choses to use the nickel (the nickname the homeless gave 5th st in the 50-60’s) as one of his frequent concert halls. I Love Los Angeles!
I’m art directing Automatic eyes next album. Got lots of work to do including new logo, cd-covers, magazine ads, website, flyers, posters etc…
Last night we had about 8hour photoshoot session. Really nice photos coming up and I got all my ideas done. Even more! Photographer was a great photographer and a friend of mine Pasi Lehtinen.
iPhone photos from the session above.
Fashion Vs. Architecture: Construct / Deconstruct
The above spreads are from a big feature in PILOT issue 2. It was printed on insert matte stock and printed in a two-colour monotone. It looks much better in the flesh actually, but these lo-res give you a quick feel for the feature, as does the text below…
Recent advances in technology have given architects the tools to create fluid buildings and fashion designers the ability to make garments architectonic. The language of each discipline is increasingly interchangeable as architects incorporate pleating, folding, and weaving into their structural designs while fashion designers use architectural inspiration to express volume and structure. Construct / Deconstruct explores the relationship between fashion and architecture highlighting common ground and suggesting potential new ideas for the future development of both disciplines.
Some beauty photography with some beautiful typography from PILOT issue #1
…more will be posted soon…