Book Haul! Printed Matter and Independent Art Book Fairs LA 2019

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hey this is Michael so I finally have

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all the books from the 2019 la art book

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fairs the printed matter won and the

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independent art book fair and these are

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all the books that I got and I'm so

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excited to share them with you so I

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guess to start

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I'll pick with one of my favorite ones

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here which I got the last copy of and

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you can see there that's like wax that

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was hand dripped onto it and it is a

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poetry book they're not taught you this

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but like maybe bearish books by the band

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Naza laws and I just love the way that

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it is but written and like I just love

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to I just love the words and just the

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feel of the paper it's really really

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beautiful definitely one of my favorites

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and then I love I got this book from

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perimeter editions and this book takes

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place in Elon and it has a beautiful

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hard hardcover there and I'm not gonna

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open it right now but it's definitely

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one of my favorite books and then I got

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this book here never going home actually

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as a trade both of it or not with the

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person who runs the independent art Book

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Fair and it's by her press at very a and

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the photos in it are just gorgeous

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so I can show you there and the book I

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believe is about that's by multiple

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photographers and they're just about

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them traveling and the photographs that

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they've taken awesome book and I believe

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it comes with these cards which are

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really beautiful I believe I also got

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the last edition I saw them last year

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that same book and I was like oh who I

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really want it but I end up getting in a

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different book from them instead but I

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picked it up this year pretty excited

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then I have this from printed matter

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which I actually read last me know

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last night and as from temporary

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services and I'm personally it's like a

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giant fanboy and I got to talk to one of

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the people there I don't know his name

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he seemed kind of weird out the fact

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that like I knew him really well and

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like had been studying his work but this

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is it just tackles like what is

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contemporary are publishing and what do

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they solve and interviews a lot of

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publishers and actually a lot of my

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friends are in there even have like

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Kimmy in here I went to they were hit

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like the same group of sculpture majors

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in college at the same year and then he

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has these other handouts which are

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really really nice then I have this book

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here which is really cool and you can

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actually see on our YouTube I did an

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interview with this artist and what it

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is is it's like you make it the book

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like you cut and fold on these lines and

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then it turns into a rolodex and you

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read it this way and definitely check

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out it's by klarity editions and

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definitely check out the interview that

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we did with them

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it's a really cool experimental book

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definitely keeper and then I saw a

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lecture by this guy at the Independent

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Book Fair he actually did a lecture

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right before mine so like I said watch

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his and then he stayed and watch mine

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but it's the idea of like what's called

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fluorescence and like what comes after

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post-modernism and the idea of art that

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grows like in a garden and then I have

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this book which I've been reading quite

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a few times I can't show you all the

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pages but it's by Araki and his work is

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so good there's no there's a lot of

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maybe in this book so I can't show you

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most of the pages but I've been a big

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fan of his work for a long time and

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there was a retail there that had a lot

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of work but I was excited too

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this one was my favorite and this was

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one I'm glad to add to my collection

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then I have this book mostly moving

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which is actually kind of two books it's

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on animation and it's a really cool book

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I don't know anything about animation

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but it just talks about like

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contemporary themes and animation and

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things that they're experimenting with

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and it has like two sections so like

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this half reads this way and then it's

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upside down on them this half is this

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way

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definitely check them out and then my my

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girlfriend actually picked up this book

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and by Ranna young the rugs typography

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it's a really cool book and I almost got

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it I like really really almost did I'm

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not going to open it because it's hers

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but it's definitely worth checking out

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what I ended up getting by the same

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press

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was a Setting Sun volumes 1 through 3 by

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Greg Evans and they're really cool books

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and they're meant to be sold as a set so

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they have like just these really

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beautiful photographs that really sold

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me I'll show you the inside of these and

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they're just really well printed they

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feel really nice in the hand and they're

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just really beautiful objects

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definitely worth checking out and then I

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have few more I have this book of the

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most recent one by jeremy cost which i

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want to say if I can show you some of it

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I found this work through Instagram I

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was really excited to like meet him in

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person

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cookie takes really amazing male nudes

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and so I believe that these are like

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Polaroids that he painted on and then

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scanned or rephotographed and they're

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really really nice I'm trying to take it

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off screen here because I don't want to

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show you this is there's a lot of male

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nudity here and it's definitely not

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appropriate for YouTube but I was really

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excited I got to meet Jeremy now he

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assigned my book the first page here

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which I'll show you and we did we talked

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and hopefully maybe together we would do

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some collaboration or something really

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cool guy and then I also have this

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sticker by little body shop of horror

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which I was Joe I actually did an

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interview with them and I had the table

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they had the booth next to us when we

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were presenting there and I didn't

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interviewed them and my like phone

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glitched out and I feel so bad because

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they're really great artists and you

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should definitely check them out

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it's the Instagram handle there yep

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it'll shut that little shop with body

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horror and then speaking of people that

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I interview that the fair girl squash

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really amazing magazine periodical that

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has and what it does is it talks about

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the relationship between femininity and

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food and like what is and it just has

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like art and poetry and writing and

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recipes and it comes out all the time

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and it's really really cool and I did an

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interview with them as well you can

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catch it unfortunately it all

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look list out my phone was just like not

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working that you know that weekend and

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it's so unfortunate but definitely check

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them out they're amazing their Instagram

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ad girls watch with no no I so GRL

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squash and then I have life jacket and

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other paintings by Ryan and Romero and

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he came over and approached to me and

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talked to me about my press and gave me

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a copy of his book and it's awesome

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there is paint there his paintings and

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the really nice paintings and I would

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HIGHLY highly recommend checking them

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out I mean again these are like it's a

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haul and these are all the books that

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are my favorite so you know I'm gonna

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talk to phrase about all of them but

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they're really great books they really

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are and then the last one is Tracy poor

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Tracy verse comics which my friend

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Lettie from that he does stuff gave to

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me and it's all really inappropriate so

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I can't show you but she makes a porn

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parody of comic books and gave me a copy

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and it's really dope I didn't think that

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it's a it's not that something that I'm

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really into but I'm glad that I own it

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and you can check out her YouTube ad

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that he does stuff and you can find out

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we have videos with her than she has

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videos with me in it and overall I have

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an amazing experience in LA I'm so

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excited just to to go and collaborate

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with everyone and to see what everyone's

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doing it's a really powerful thing to go

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to these big bigger book fairs and meet

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the people like like I've been following

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geremy cost on YouTube for me on

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Instagram for a couple years now and I

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got to like have a good 20 minute

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conversation with him and talk to him

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about his work and what he's doing you

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know or see like just what other people

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you know to see that these people these

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artists that you read about online of

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real people and they're usually really

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cool and also just to see

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you know like there are thousands and

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thousands and books and to see like what

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are the things that you're attracted to

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for me it was definitely photo books and

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just to see what what other people are

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doing so that's my haul from the LA

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printed matter our book fair and the

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independent art book fair I want to give

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a big shout out to you know Karen from

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the independent art book fair for

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hosting us at our table there and thank

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you so much be sure to follow and

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subscribe and comment if you have any

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questions or if you want me to share any

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other parts of the book I'd love to do

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more interviews on these and have a

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wonderful day

How to start modeling with Kellie Mendoza and Rachel May

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hey guys I'm here with Kelly Mendoza and

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Rachel May and we're on a boat and we

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just finished up a photo shoot and Kelly

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and Rachel are other amazing models and

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we were hoping that they could share

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some of their model wisdom and this

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gives some tips for people who are

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trying to become trying to get into

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modeling

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so where what would be a good place for

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someone to start modeling where should

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they

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like location once they start or should

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they get like they should they ask their

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friend I hire a professional

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photographer how would they know it's

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like what's the right okay so starting

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modeling I would suggest investing

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so I have a good friend that photography

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depending on that look because you don't

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hurt their feelings I guess some of this

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is not the style for an agency but

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looking at agencies pictures see what

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style they like and then find a

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photographer similar to the agency that

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you like stop so stuff like that and

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then location where someone jump into

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being going to an agency or should they

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like build a portfolio working with more

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local photographers first I mean for now

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Instagram I would build for Instagram to

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build your liking and your following

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because agencies look at that too so

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that part but then for agencies that you

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might be doing all this work in the

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wrong direction so then you want to find

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an agency first and then take their

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advice of what they like and

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you know what photographer to use so I

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would kind of like both because we need

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pictures to keep going for Instagram you

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build your following build your likes

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build everything and then for agency

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it's a whole nother look like they only

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like your Instagram look but they need

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want to see that number and so how did

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you reach out to them would you like

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email the agency would you visit them so

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for agencies never D on them

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you have taken their send them an email

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on their actual website and then you

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take their standard look which is so

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simple that you might stray away from it

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so a plain wall like on the side of a

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building or something or outside that's

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me outside or really good there lighting

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no direct sunlight and you just pose and

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in a black-and-white bathing's of black

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bathing suit or white bathing suit and

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jeans and a tank that's it no crazy just

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holes and stripes and all this other

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stuff so very simple no makeup if you do

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wear makeup like makeup a no makeup wait

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up you don't know none of this yeah

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nothing crazy going on oh there's a cup

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in the background I see her toilet paper

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roll no no no that is yeah yeah no

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selfies absolutely like they're probably

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yeah none of that so just very simple

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straight fallacies yeah and kind of like

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a jail poem so straight side profile

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profile on 3/4 and then pull in and do

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clothes and then soup so the same look

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but just those two books and then you

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just literally send out your measurement

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and those pictures to the Asian thing

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and then they'll call you back if they

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want to see you so what they don't what

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are supposing tips I notice that you

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both have very different opposing styles

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and so like can you tell us some of your

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clothing tips and then maybe some of

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your opposing tips okay they're closing

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tips remember to suck in your stomach

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which can leave something don't actually

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point your toe it's more like a flex are

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Treyarch yeah so like that so they're

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not really like this it's more of like

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this remember to kind of do a shake I am

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doing a shake to like loosen up the

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tension so like sometimes my shoulders

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can be like this and you kind of just

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slouch into it it's a really bored look

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and then sometimes like I really loved

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your dancing I try to do that too

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because with the photographer that it's

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more fact you can keep it with them so

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posing dancing flew in like this and

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just feel it and you know like there's

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music playing but it's not that's really

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good too and it helps to catch shadows

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and we're talking about I don't know

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something and you just have to remember

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to go back to that so it's like it if

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you're going to do this and then you

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come go back so remember to go back to

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like that but my posing I just remember

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my main thing is my stomach oh and then

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face so you kind of have to point

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wherever the direction of your noses so

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like if you nose is that way don't

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really like do too much of that you kind

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of have to slightly it's like where your

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eyes are where you know it's kind of

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like those and if you have really pretty

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eyes

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I know it's hard you have to look in the

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Sun

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- like the Sun and then you kind of

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close your eyes and then just wait

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Sandler tell you to go and then you go

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and then ignore us but yeah do stuff

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like that other poses of swimsuit closes

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of course you're going to be more sexy

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clothing I will be more sloppy with it

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and more like showing it off or tugging

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on it stuff like that dresses and we can

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flow and pretty like music and just I'm

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flowing in the wind it's really smart to

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that you've adapt this the phones and

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the style for modeling - the clothing

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and we're doing yeah designer you know

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they want you to relieve animate their

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outfit so so just wearing it like bring

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it up lightly I have a whole bunch of

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friends that make me want something that

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they modeled in just because watching

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their movement

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and speaking of that so what so you have

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been a pretty different way of moving

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something you tell some of the things

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that inspired you I feel like I don't

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have the best of two

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they pose and Achille covered all of

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that but I just I don't know I just like

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to like move around and have some fun

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and I'm always inspired by like

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environment

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objects near me so I love

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random objects like I love putting

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chairs

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curling all over that whatever whatever

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is in the group anything with anything

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our ceiling

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a road that's looking like

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they're colorful and has like blueprints

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are one

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with that book that's gonna like

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make some cool shapes that match

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I always had expiration from my

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environment

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but I don't really like hos as much as

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probably both

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like move around and make some shapes

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and it's a

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for a second and we don't really good

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facial expressions

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well where can my audience find you um

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Kelly is the best Instagram right now I

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have only fans too so that's also a kill

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you for this is something I kind of just

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told myself like after getting all these

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noses and you can and no and no it does

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not like no it I ever this so I plan to

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put that name in I tell you what the IE

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is awesome and then Instagram is a

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Riccione so are ACHC out underscore

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and of course you can always find me and

08:47

lost outfit or a delectable Sekulow

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patreon where I have more insider tips

08:54

and behind-the-scenes and critiques and

08:58

consultations at patreon for our career

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thank you so much and have a wonderful

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day

QUICK TIP: Store your film for photo shoots

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hey guys I thought I'd give you one

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little quick tip about packing so I did

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it earlier video today about packing for

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the trip the photo shoot tomorrow but I

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figured I'd give you like a more visual

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explanation of everything I'm doing

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rather than just telling you so I have

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my amazonbasics tripod $12 I love it

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it's indestructible

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I got triple-a batteries

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I got double-a batteries it's because my

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flash is used double in triple-a yeah my

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digital camera and then I got the two

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film cameras in here and here each of

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the flash each I have my 28 105 zoom

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lens a 14 millimeter lens a 35 and a 50

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and I'm thinking of bringing my 90 here

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but we'll see a little quick tip is

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filled so I have all the film that I

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showed earlier but I put into little

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Ziploc baggies and all the film is in

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one little spot that way you know if

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you're shooting a lot with a with a

01:18

models like that you don't want to break

01:19

that flow so what I do is I keep I take

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all the film out of the packages and

01:24

then whenever I know that I have a shoot

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I just take like five rolls and shove it

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in my pocket and that way I'm able to

01:30

just like go quickly between ones I have

01:34

here this is called a gridded cocoon

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which has my flashes some spare

01:42

batteries a tripod head for my ring

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light a chart another charger and then

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we release

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I have my film camera that I showed

01:59

earlier in here I have a sure microphone

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for recording on my phone I'm not using

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it now

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and I have a tripod stand my gets my

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tripod and my ring light and that's what

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I'll be bringing with tomorrow but I

02:16

just wanted to give that quick tip oh

02:18

yeah and the five and one I'll call it

02:26

firewall reflector I just want to give

02:29

this good tip about film you know a lot

02:33

of people would like bring the whole

02:34

boxes around with them don't do that so

02:36

that's a total waste anyway see you guys

02:38

tomorrow the shoot

Lost Alphabet is joining up with People of Print!

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hey guys so currently my computer is

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broken my heart I've crashed when I was

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shooting with Rachel and then with Letty

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from what he does stuff in LA we're

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uploading like 300 gigabytes worth of

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photos to my hard drive and I just

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couldn't handle it so it broke and then

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I was gonna do a video where it was

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gonna - I had thought

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vertical grip for my camera and I was

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gonna do like an unboxing thing but I

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bought the wrong part another one and

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now what we're gonna do is we're gonna

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talk about I got this pretty dope

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package some people of print and I'll do

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a little unboxing here so people in

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print is an organization based out of

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London correct and they make these

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awesome posters eanes

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and I had sign up for them for a while

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and I wasn't quite sure what it was but

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essentially we've my company lost

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alphabet is now like a people a person

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up print or a like an organization of

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print in collaboration with these guys

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and this posters emai sent to us I met

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the owner mark boy in Dubai and he's a

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really really smart dude and so I wanted

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to join just be a part of whatever he's

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doing just because he's so smart

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oh this is gorgeous

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yes and you can buy this at posters

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ENCOM every month I think he has someone

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we got this print that says don't don't

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work for assholes don't work with

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assholes and it's by a certain press

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it's a limited edition gonna be 90 out

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of 200 no this is just like a bunch of

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cool stuff that he sent us for joining

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which I thought was pretty cool yeah

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this print is a dad sticker which is

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metallic or like shiny it's pretty dope

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and then I got this really nice and boss

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letter

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I was like gonna stand here and I'll

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read it to you guys no I haven't even

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read it yet so dear people of print

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so Aysen Tate recently teamed up with

08:18

the London artist William what's design

08:20

it's a new store on Hanbury Street East

08:22

London East London for every one of us

08:25

now 35 European stores the eyewear brand

08:28

has worked with a local artist to make

08:30

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area in this case William let's aim to

08:34

bring the energy and grit of Brick Lane

08:36

street art to the brand's Hanbury Street

08:39

space in London walking inside feels

08:42

more like entering a gallery and

08:44

somewhere you get for your eyes tested

08:47

created by Williams explosive mural of

08:49

bold colorful shapes and neon lights the

08:52

store invites you to stroll and a try on

08:54

frames at your leisure this is where the

08:57

magic happens frites aside Alma mirrored

09:00

facade on the eyes of the test room

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which sits in the center of the space

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like a small house the room was covered

09:06

in brick like shelving and a palette of

09:08

rusty orange plum mint green and white

09:11

designed to match the colours at the

09:13

local surroundings to find out more

09:16

about Williams creative practice and why

09:18

his style was perfect for the store he

09:20

speak to the artist himself as well as a

09:22

sand Tate's head of retail design open

09:27

it up you may have liked the full

09:30

interview in there so his background was

09:35

he studied graphic design and then he

09:38

began making commercial illustrations

09:40

twelve years ago and then he he did he

09:49

just his practice of Alton to making

09:51

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Coordinating a Launch with Rachel May and Lety Does Stuff

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hey guys so we're back in Miami after

00:02

spending a week in LA and it's straight

00:05

to business

00:06

you know like we're exhausted and tired

00:08

but it's time to work and so we have a

00:12

lot of amazing things that we did there

00:14

that now we get to put out into the

00:16

world and so today I'm talking a little

00:18

bit about coordinating a launch with

00:21

other you know like how do you launch a

00:23

product how do you launch something

00:24

especially whenever you're doing a

00:26

collaboration so you know Rachel and I

00:30

it's for her patreon that we're

00:32

launching so we're sitting here with

00:34

both of our laptops off and we're

00:37

figuring out the right way to post this

00:40

and we're chatting with Maddie from what

00:42

he does stuff and we have we're just

00:47

like sifting through writing lists of

00:49

all the stuff that we have to do you

00:51

know like for example I have in this bag

00:55

from Tasha 30 we took around 7,000

01:05

photos in the past week and then we have

01:12

like at least a thousand photos there

01:15

that I have to tomorrow I'll be driving

01:17

up to West West Palm Beach to go and get

01:20

and then now what we're doing is we're

01:25

on her patreon see if we can switch this

01:30

here I don't know how about so we're on

01:34

her patreon and we're figuring out how

01:38

to coordinate and we're on ladies

01:42

discord here which you should definitely

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subscribe to Letty Atleti does stuff and

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Rachel at hey Rachel or patreon for

01:53

sauce Rachel may and we're just chatting

01:57

back and forth because the way that it

02:00

works is her phone you have to subscribe

02:03

to both patron like both models to get

02:07

the full set and so what we're doing

02:09

right now is we're like making sure that

02:12

but what Rachel posts has all the same

02:15

links as what Letty posts and that we're

02:18

not missing anything and all of that I

02:22

think like the most important thing with

02:25

the launch is communication and there's

02:27

really no confusion about who's doing

02:29

what or what's happening and then also

02:32

making sure that you have the same call

02:36

to action so every time that you post

02:39

every time that you launch something

02:41

that launch is a call to action and so

02:45

what you need to do is you need to the

02:47

call to action is for whoever subscribes

02:52

to one of the models to subscribe to the

02:54

other person and so making sure that you

02:59

have those links correct and making sure

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that you're sending out everything at

03:07

the right time you know if one model

03:10

says that it's gonna be up right away

03:11

and then you're not ready that's you

03:14

know all those people that are gonna

03:15

come from that person are not going to

03:17

go there so just making sure that you

03:22

know the most important thing with

03:23

collaborating is communication don't you

03:26

agree Rachel yeah yeah and so right now

03:31

we're working figure out what's like the

03:33

best post of best photo for social media

03:36

the best photo of to send out to our

03:39

patrons you know to make sure that we

03:41

give them the best content that we can

03:43

and thank you so much we'll follow for

03:49

more updates tomorrow I'm going to West

03:51

Palm Beach and have a wonderful day

Clarity Editions Interview IABF 2019

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look at these amazing books I'm here in

00:04

LA at the independent art book fair with

00:06

Danielle and Adam hi guys you want to

00:09

sit down or we'll go and talk about

00:11

these awesome art books

00:26

okay

00:29

yeah

00:30

like having a side

00:36

and

00:39

clarify things

00:43

okay so what's your nor Baxter

00:54

our friends

00:57

I studied printmaking sorry

01:02

that's awesome yeah come on don't even

01:06

peacocks

01:09

I don't even hit like I

01:18

I just started this

01:25

[Laughter]

01:28

so how would you say that this

01:35

practice

01:40

tell me about that dance yeah why I

01:43

think it's just like it's almost like

01:46

having

01:51

small like

01:54

that

01:56

things to me

02:02

so they're kind of like

02:10

and so for you the final thing would be

02:12

like

02:13

[Music]

02:22

it's interesting I almost collection

02:25

artist by trade and I hope this I like

02:30

oh yeah ya think you're like you're like

02:35

archives of your installation

02:37

yeah yeah so uh what would you say is

02:45

like the most useful tool that you found

02:48

and it could be like a physical tool or

02:51

it could be like a carpool

02:54

yeah one it's just about

02:59

like what makes it so I don't have to

03:01

rely

03:01

other people

03:04

so I guess easy

03:10

[Music]

03:11

you

03:13

like a CNN pay

03:22

and I was really excited about

03:26

just like things like that where I can

03:29

be in my own space and actually

03:37

yeah

03:41

so what would you say he has been the

03:45

biggest statement

03:48

not giving right

03:53

there's just like you need to like

03:55

really

03:57

see your project through and I really

03:59

we make a project for a deadline and

04:04

in that

04:12

so all these small things

04:19

I found it like whenever I think that

04:24

like when we hit roadblocks and we saw

04:27

cooperation the collaboration it was

04:29

really easy to build that momentum back

04:33

because the other person usually had the

04:35

answer first we didn't know where we

04:39

were

04:41

yeah it was like like we were trying to

04:44

build a Rolodex out of paper

04:48

yeah and we're like what do we do

04:51

and like I came up with like the folding

04:55

visit but then I was like oh okay we

05:00

came up with the origami but like then

05:02

Danielle worked out a lot of the

05:04

findings actually yeah and then is like

05:10

coming tonight show them yeah this is it

05:12

yeah yeah look at this dope oh it's good

05:18

so there's like that and you pulled it

05:21

up I mean like serrated some pieces you

05:24

can tear off the corners and stuff yeah

05:26

all like folds into each other

05:28

awesome

05:30

I know you as well you have your

05:34

motivation of making this for larger

05:37

installations I write it right up a tree

05:41

and I a lot of works though just get

05:47

dusty and never turn into anything so it

05:49

was really cool to work with Danielle

05:53

and like just like get the product out

05:56

there yeah so I know so you said that

06:00

this is very much about influencing your

06:03

like

06:03

main practice which of course I mean to

06:06

me but would you say that

06:15

[Music]

06:19

yeah definitely I mean I think that was

06:21

like a large part like wanting to start

06:24

us because then it's like immediately

06:27

the product

06:30

that was kind of like and like there's

06:34

just easier ways to tap into getting

06:36

your work

06:41

and I know that like everyone whatever

06:44

they start publishing art books they

06:46

kind of get bit by this a lot of harsh

06:48

realities

06:50

their work and you've been doing this

06:52

for 10 years so you know what son

06:55

some advice that you have

06:57

trying to start out

07:00

yeah I mean I've only been doing this

07:02

for them okay but like I've been making

07:05

but yet this part I mean I think I'm

07:09

still learning that's the thing you know

07:11

so

07:16

I think it's like just about finding

07:17

tricks too

07:21

the production and like that's why I

07:24

tried to like make them all myself but

07:26

that requires time too so it's like a

07:29

balance between

07:30

[Music]

07:32

I actually emailed and called customer

07:37

service at rolodex to try to get some

07:39

free rolodexes to cut the costs and they

07:42

said they'll do their best but they're

07:44

not doing very well financially sitting

07:46

giving

07:47

and then we but then we figured it out

07:51

and this wasn't that expensive hey came

07:54

out it looks amazing yeah that's all so

08:01

so what something that would be like a

08:05

dream project

08:10

well I mean I think that's why I'm doing

08:12

this because like that is

08:15

work with other people

08:18

coming up with the best solution

08:23

[Music]

08:31

so what what book would you really what

08:33

book would you recommend right now

08:34

anyone really catching your eye

08:37

I don't know I mean I always like

08:40

branded horrendous a lot yeah she was a

08:44

bunch of short stories

08:48

and those are it's a really easy

08:51

[Music]

08:55

push my interview next and Jeremy could

09:01

be anyone

09:03

we should interview

09:16

yeah yeah that's true

09:20

but yeah actually she does a lot of

09:22

really interesting

09:25

then what's your social media notice

09:28

I am at clarity addition parity

09:31

additions on Instagram Facebook yep

09:35

pablor sure I'll make one alright thank

09:40

you so much is there anything they you

09:42

feel like you want to tell to our

09:44

audience

09:47

dude it's way easier than thinking it

09:50

honestly is yeah just just like get out

09:55

that piece of paper what do we do we set

09:57

up we set up in the backyard

09:59

we made our snacks we made our lunch

10:02

meat that all this prep I have the

10:03

typewriter on the extension cord my dog

10:06

was running circles my grandpa was out

10:08

there like we just met have to be the

10:10

time it is so fun

10:14

thank you guys so much

Critiquing My Book! w/ Claire Paice Live at IABF 2019

00:00

at the LA independent art book fair and

00:03

she's gonna give me a proper critique on

00:07

one of my books which is coming out it's

00:09

like almost done but I don't know what

00:12

to do with the next so I'll show you

00:20

Chris the cover you like two people said

00:33

that it was like a little too garish I

00:45

actually well this is the one that I

01:16

ended up going with not totally sold on

01:19

it but this is the front cover than the

01:21

back my father holding up against his

01:33

chest which also has the same over his

01:36

heart and I just thought is such a great

01:40

photo and my favorite cousin ever taken

01:42

and I didn't want to have it black and

01:45

white

01:53

so maybe it's so I want to show you the

01:59

original and the way that I'd like to

02:00

look at them in black or white this is

02:02

just the Billy go under here under

02:03

system preferences Baldy

02:09

and you can give me your opinion about

02:11

they know you think it's better in

02:12

grayscale

02:39

weather's great

03:35

[Music]

04:07

[Music]

04:13

I actually series that we working for

04:29

since 2014 like tip ticks and intimacy

04:33

tip ticks he had giving two things

04:36

it's not a blog or a bird it's a bird

04:41

it's easier to tell and also this is a

04:44

pretty large book this is all I mean how

04:57

important is to and I tried pretty hard

05:06

I was really about perspective when I

05:08

was ranging them so I wanted to have

05:10

like photos where you're looking up to

05:12

be at the top of the page and photos

05:13

where you're looking down to the bottom

05:15

and to like really kind of put you into

05:18

my eyes

05:28

this man is is one of the things my my

05:39

dad loves photography he got his work in

05:49

we bonded over this it's like biggest

05:52

calming experience it added a decade and

05:56

we would get up at like 4:00 in the

05:57

morning to go photograph sunrise at the

06:00

beach documenting so there's this sense

06:16

of repetition definitely you'll see

06:18

things that are like photographed and be

06:19

photographed I enjoy yeah I really enjoy

06:38

when there's

06:52

there's almost like an obsession yeah

06:59

like whether you're like why are you

07:02

going I always was so pretty when they

07:09

put the fights on the palm trees I tend

07:18

to be a little self-indulgent with my

07:21

work writin include a lot of over 50

07:24

photos and knowing that this is taken in

07:32

chronologically actually do feel a

07:34

narrative I think I've just realized

07:51

time to decide whether I should writing

07:56

about it you know I don't want how much

08:04

how much about text it's always a tricky

08:10

question like what information is

09:02

[Music]

09:18

there's a lot of birds actually that's

09:45

really important three photos they pay

09:53

off with that but those are the ones

09:55

that like organize me to do

10:19

enjoy this image right yeah sort of feel

10:26

like that fish is giving you there's so

10:36

different in color this was my dad like

10:51

like Chanti rich things and this is like

10:54

near the riches first like the most

10:57

expensive house ever sold American

10:59

like you like made us drive there and

11:00

he's like kind of photographing and I

11:02

felt really weird about it that's a

11:05

really what it tracks into those places

11:12

money like the idea people having lots

11:15

of money I love this photo here on the

11:18

right some of my favorite photos like I

11:21

kind of feel like that's a cover getting

11:27

hand reaching it yeah I appreciate I

11:39

like anything that that makes you

11:51

there's a lot of nostalgia on this trip

11:53

we went to other cloud world and that's

11:55

because I went there when I was growing

11:57

up with my grandfather

12:02

I probably just had to be somewhere

12:16

this is nice I don't know if you noticed

12:19

you have this really beautiful line that

12:21

comes through the branch sure I mean it

12:36

all takes pretty much place in Pompano

12:39

I've always loved this port on the right

12:41

first I like to put them away

12:43

I wasn't eventually asked the couple

12:55

well that's something sort of

13:02

why did you why did you pick this one on

13:04

the left

13:15

it felt the same way I don't want to

13:22

like talk over the work for this idea of

13:25

like like reaching for something and

13:27

wanting for something and feeling like

13:28

you have like this road to get there but

13:31

you obviously can't and it's like this

13:35

idea that you know like over there

13:56

here we go so we go up on in the morning

13:59

to go to the beach to photograph the

14:01

sunrise and then on to the balcony to

14:03

photograph at sunset

14:17

are these the first photos taken on

14:20

cleanup gosh gonna learn you're crazy

14:24

color so that spot on the left here if

14:33

we photograph that a quite a few times

14:34

over there yes let me keep returning to

14:37

it and then I remember this specific

14:39

moment I was teaching my dad how to hold

14:41

a camera steady you've gotta stop

14:44

thinking that he would take then we

14:49

traded cameras then I took a phone there

14:54

he is

14:56

everything I know I've been like

14:58

psychologically thinking about it never

15:02

his face only came in the distant parts

15:05

of his body like so distorted what kind

15:07

of yeah that's an interesting point

15:20

again that's one of the things that like

15:22

I'm excellent began we're reaching the

15:24

end I was really thinking if this is a

15:33

really nice metaphor it's like you've

15:36

had this chance to relax with you're not

15:38

there

15:49

a while ago there's something I love

15:58

about I mean one of the things I made

16:19

this book in an afternoon

16:33

it's very intuitive I'm trying to become

16:35

more yes this is the end of these two

16:40

photos of them one more at the end so

16:49

whose last photo taken locations and

16:54

what drives me nuts here is this photo

16:57

here on the left

16:58

I love this photo

17:02

I love the pointing in the direction

17:05

that it makes with this bird over here

17:08

and these dangling thing over here on

17:12

the top where it makes them feel so

17:15

squished so caged and then what you're

17:19

looking at on something that's so free

17:20

and it's like to me it yeah it like it's

17:25

a perfect ending to it the only thing is

17:28

most people are not macabre just random

17:34

people and so I have this entire book

17:36

but the only person is my father one

17:38

selfie in a mirror like in a reflection

17:40

and then two random people

17:45

and it just kills me I am leaning

17:56

towards they shouldn't make ya thought

18:01

as well I think the symbolism of the

18:06

Poynting doesn't quite work yeah he was

18:12

pointing but he was plenty behind me and

18:13

I just gotta grab these guys inside um

18:16

because I think even without it these

18:19

two images are actually full right here

18:39

[Music]

19:00

do you think you can just get rid of

19:03

this

19:08

I'm gonna have the extra space in the

19:10

background it's something that I thought

19:19

some of the idea that thought of like

19:20

sharpening them out I'm just having the

19:22

body looks like weirder like I'm it's

19:27

been the big fires of I mean I made this

19:29

I made this book in one day back in

19:31

December for months now it's done focus

19:35

tonics and let me also just show you

19:38

very quickly what it looks like in color

19:40

and you can just go qu please don't do

19:52

that all right

20:01

you know it's already so good it's so

20:04

different you're able to tell it's hard

20:22

because the seeing color is quite

20:25

beautiful

20:27

yeah I know what's a lot of the other

20:36

things is the price of printing the book

20:38

and all these stay together the price of

20:40

printing the book other is going to be

20:42

significantly higher with the price of

20:45

Sun and long see with this you can

20:47

really tell that gets hard on the right

20:53

so much better the colors do make it

20:58

it's a tricky thing more of a journey

21:31

and here

21:35

I was thinking about and I have somebody

21:49

makes you I love this like making

21:52

vectors addition that's in color then I

21:55

hate the idea like to think I'm kind of

21:57

fun the mistake actually acting out that

21:59

you're then it makes me feel like if you

22:00

buy the knowledge and you're getting

22:01

something cheaper today it is true

22:07

though you know the color guys

22:48

which one really it's very dark start

22:57

right sort of good to be it's strange

23:03

right

23:04

it's that color green I'm never sure how

23:08

to interpret it

23:37

yeah I can understand like I think this

24:16

one here where it's green on the right

24:18

and then the green where you just don't

24:23

have I get to make visual sense so yeah

24:33

I've been leaning towards black and

24:35

white as well but I also want the POTUS

24:37

to exist somewhere for me color is such

24:43

a huge part of my work always like I'm

24:48

missing a limb but I also feel like part

24:52

of the book is giving like every single

24:54

part of the book does everyone I showed

25:10

it to said oh god no really

25:13

and I wonder if maybe it I kind of

25:16

agreed the criticism didn't match salt

25:21

you know maybe go back and we can see

25:28

I like the idea of like a super vibrant

25:34

color ever good like all black of my

25:36

photos for no I haven't actually been to

25:54

the coop of it yet up and down but

26:02

really you only see this on the cover

26:04

maybe Michael watch tango or something

26:07

what title never knows best back

26:12

it doesn't really relate to anything

26:13

with my dad at all okay it's just

26:21

there's no meaning behind it but it's

26:24

written on I'm the character who's an

26:27

orphan she's she's been recently

26:29

orphaned and she has a cigarette

26:50

he doesn't make sense with my dad to

27:08

pick up

27:13

yeah is there anything else that maybe I

27:19

like shouldn't I think maybe I should

27:49

explain that system and there were like

27:51

the rules or restrictions when I was

27:53

making order when I I want them to be

27:57

arranged up here down I didn't want any

28:00

quarters

28:10

oh thank you so much maybe next pair

28:16

you'll get to see this

Quick Tip On Scaling Your Labor

00:01

good morning do you ever just wake up

00:04

and know that it's gonna be a crazy day

00:06

that's what today is for me I'm flying

00:09

out to LA first thing tomorrow morning

00:11

and I woke up to like seven authors who

00:17

had emailed me about stuff that I have

00:19

to do for their book and so today is

00:21

just like the most insane day ever where

00:24

I have to do I still have to finish

00:26

packing and getting everything ready and

00:27

taking all the trash and doing the

00:29

laundry and all of that stuff but I also

00:31

have like all these other authors who

00:35

you know like I have to mail books to

00:37

Lithuania and family like the books that

00:39

I sent to Barcelona didn't come in and

00:42

like there's just a lot and I think that

00:49

that's you know a thing that's not

00:51

talked about enough is like it's so

00:53

simple but when you have the more books

00:58

that you have the more authors that you

01:00

have and so it's really not uncommon for

01:04

me to go and just wait or like just get

01:08

off emails from five different authors

01:10

from me asking all these things all at

01:13

once and it's one of the things that

01:15

actually makes me kind of afraid to grow

01:17

because I know that I'm gonna have to

01:19

have more books and more authors and

01:21

more emails and there's only one of me

01:23

and that's something that is definitely

01:30

something that I'm thinking about and on

01:31

the tip of my mind and something to

01:36

think about and so I'm gonna ask make

01:40

this one short and sweet and just say

01:42

think about the things that you know

01:49

cannot be scaled you know like for me

01:52

emailing back and forth with an author

01:54

cannot be scaled and think you know

02:00

those are the pressure points on your

02:02

business and ask yourself you know is

02:05

this you know is this what we want the

02:09

pressure you know for me the like

02:12

things that cannot be scaled are you

02:14

know sitting down to work on authors

02:16

books to make sure that they look right

02:17

and great or you know emailing them back

02:20

and forth but printing I can scale print

02:23

or other things like that and so trying

02:26

to scale everything else that you know

02:27

you're maybe not good at and maybe don't

02:31

want to do is something that is worth

02:36

thinking about on the other note

02:38

checkout I have this shirt about Tiff's

02:42

in Pennsylvania should go there it's in

02:46

Kutztown great store run by TF and next

02:51

time I talk to you guys I'll see you in

02:52

LA

Packing for LA Art Book Fairs

00:02

good morning only thing is it's not

00:06

morning it's like 1:00 in the afternoon

00:12

yeah I woke up late today it's been a

00:15

weird rough day

00:17

I even like messed up making my eggs for

00:21

breakfast and so what happened well last

00:27

night I stayed up very late making art I

00:30

was up till like 6:00 in the morning

00:32

just not really making art for project

00:36

you're working on things that I should I

00:39

just stayed up and played with Photoshop

00:43

and I didn't even save the files I just

00:46

drew and doodle till like 6:00 in the

00:48

morning I looked at some Flickr photos

00:51

and like that

00:53

I think it's important to say you know

00:57

like I'm an artist and I just make art

01:01

just because it's fun and I do

01:03

irresponsible things even that I

01:05

shouldn't and paying for it today oh

01:13

like worst headache so I think something

01:20

I want to talk about briefly is going

01:22

and you know the fact that I look at

01:25

like the source of information that I

01:27

draw inspiration from and look at has

01:29

changed a lot over the years so it used

01:33

to be you know especially when I was

01:35

going to school and like trying to get

01:37

all my majors and really dig deep in a

01:39

sculpture I was looking at you know the

01:42

artist that you're told that you're

01:44

supposed to look at and you're like you

01:49

know I was looking I like Marcel Duchamp

01:52

than the traditional sculptors and you

01:55

know donnas and experimentalists and

01:59

constructivists and you know the

02:01

Situationists and all these art

02:03

collectives and all these experimental

02:05

movements and now I don't look at them

02:13

I mean I do but I've you know I've read

02:15

a lot of books I read all the books on

02:18

my saw the shop but I still return to

02:19

them but I spent a lot of more time

02:21

looking at non-canon art forms and a lot

02:26

of contemporary art like I watch a lot

02:28

of YouTube now I'm super interested and

02:30

I look at Flickr and I think that it's

02:35

definitely you know huge become a part

02:38

of my practice and you know obviously I

02:42

mean I'm starting a YouTube channel I'm

02:44

starting a podcast but I think that you

02:47

know I'm really interested in these

02:48

contemporary art forms and you know you

02:52

don't really get to decide was great and

02:56

we're like I think what's gonna be the

02:59

thing of the future you know like I love

03:05

getting to see you know like thousands

03:08

and thousands of photographers work and

03:10

most of its mediocre most of its crap

03:12

but occasionally you have like they do

03:14

one photo shoot that's really great or

03:16

like you know you can see holdback

03:19

catalogs of their whole contact sheets

03:21

and I don't know for me that's it's

03:24

great and then I just you know I can

03:27

like spend all night doodling on my

03:29

computer and then you know I have to

03:31

save it so I have to worry about like

03:32

all this paper lying around it's great

03:35

so packing for LA well so I'm going to

03:42

LA game like like Thursday morning and I

03:49

need to pack because I mean I need to

03:55

but something to know about me is I'm

03:57

notoriously a terrible terrible Packer

04:02

there was one time in 2015 when I spent

04:07

a month in Baltimore and I literally

04:10

lived for the entire month and I only

04:13

packed five blue Hawaiian shirts so I

04:18

just wore blue Hawaiian shirts every

04:21

single day

04:24

and I'm hoping that I you know I always

04:26

every time I go somewhere I like mess up

04:30

which is ridiculous because I don't want

04:32

any things I just take everything I own

04:34

and put it all in one bag it all fits

04:35

there but I still somehow screw it up so

04:40

what am i so when you pack as an artist

04:44

you know I find that I said like 90% art

04:49

supplies 3% clothes I'm like like

04:52

hygiene and so I have in LA I'm kind of

04:57

doing quite a few things you know I have

04:59

the book fair I'm meeting with authors

05:02

meeting with other people you know maybe

05:05

meeting with some bookstores and then I

05:07

have a bunch of photo shoots for the

05:10

rest of the week like booked solid like

05:13

I'm having like like I'm getting picked

05:15

up from the bookstore like from the book

05:18

fair not even going to the after-party

05:21

to be driven out of LA to do a shoot and

05:26

I'll be doing a shoot with Letty from

05:30

Letty does stuff and I believe her name

05:34

is Susie from the strawberry butcher

05:36

they're both like really famous

05:38

Instagram and patreon on YouTube models

05:41

I think Letty has one of the highest

05:44

like like one of the most successful

05:47

adult creators on patreon which is

05:50

amazing I'm gonna be doing work with

05:53

Rachael May who's flying out there with

05:57

me and so we're gonna be you know doing

06:00

collaborative shoots with all of them

06:02

and I have to pack all my photo stuff

06:05

all my book stuff which I've been

06:07

mailing out books like constantly it's

06:13

frustrating I ordered a you know a bunch

06:14

of books for the fair that was in Miami

06:17

this weekend

06:18

they still haven't arrived they were

06:20

supposed to be here a week ago and they

06:21

still aren't here whatever does get here

06:28

when I'm not here and I'm just sit

06:29

outside in the rain whatever so one

06:32

thing that I'm doing this year as part

06:34

of my personal practice

06:37

wasn't really something that I like made

06:38

a conscious decision to do until it kind

06:41

of felt like it was already one but I'm

06:44

pretty much only shooting film now I

06:47

have a digital camera but I've almost

06:51

entirely shooting film so I'm not even

06:53

this isn't my first ever trip where I'm

06:55

just not gonna bring a digital camera

06:57

and I have like some really big photo

06:59

shoots lined up you know where like you

07:02

know thousands of dollars are on the

07:03

line and I'm just gonna only shoot films

07:06

and I'm pretty nervous about it for a

07:09

couple reasons I'm nervous that I'm

07:10

gonna run in film I'm nervous that the

07:12

the lab is gonna mess it up as it is

07:15

right now I have a lab in a way that I

07:17

trust I've never gone to one I actually

07:20

still mail all my film to Pennsylvania

07:23

and the reality is nobody like really

07:26

does film scans it or does it as good as

07:29

I do and I know that's like such a dumb

07:32

thing to say but you know like I I don't

07:37

know I'm a professionally trained

07:38

colorist $200,000 degree in it you know

07:42

like I went and for me i surd how with

07:48

film and like I had already been

07:51

shooting large format and scanning it on

07:54

a Hasselblad drum scanner before I ever

07:57

shot a digital camera so like four years

08:00

and so like it actually feels and makes

08:05

it like darkroom printing I've been

08:07

doing like longer than I've been doing

08:11

digital like taking digital photos at

08:14

all which i think is really rare for

08:15

someone in my generation and I also

08:19

think you know and I'm just you know

08:21

really geeky a really techie and I can

08:25

like I love to like scan a photo and

08:27

look at like those scan density and see

08:30

all the little details and and fix color

08:33

correct and if you haven't watched my

08:35

color cartooning tutorial and how to do

08:36

that with cheap scans definitely do that

08:39

it will help you a lot so I'm bringing

08:44

my cameras I have a couple ones I'm

08:46

gonna bring camera bags unfortunately

08:48

never you fly with cameras

08:49

I'm a giant pain in the butt because you

08:51

have to like put you have to be able to

08:55

take all your cameras out and normally I

08:59

only take one camera I usually only take

09:00

my digital camera but I just this year

09:03

bought a second film camera as a backup

09:07

and I'm a little worried because it's

09:10

it's plastic so I like super rough to

09:15

every all my equipment and I just you

09:18

know I buy like all metal and then I

09:21

just like slam everything into oblivion

09:24

and take it all around the world and

09:28

don't buy plastic because it'll break

09:31

it'll break so I just recently got an

09:36

amazing deal a couple months ago I can

09:40

do is three so everything that I have I

09:45

have my old-fashioned Canon EOS 620

09:52

which is like the first ever film camera

09:54

I have es3 which is like that I control

09:59

one and it comes with a zoom lens which

10:01

I've never ever worked with a zoom lens

10:03

except for like when I worked for a

10:05

company shooting portraits and I've

10:08

never worked with autofocus aside from

10:09

like a little point shoot so it's like

10:12

crazy to me to have these technologies

10:14

but also very frustrating because I've

10:16

been trying them out and I'm definitely

10:19

faster like you know if you shoot a

10:22

hundred thousand photos with the lens

10:23

you're faster than autofocus at least I

10:27

am I don't know like sound whatever I'm

10:33

fooling myself but I'm definitely faster

10:35

and definitely more accurate and it's

10:36

something that it's like really

10:38

frustrating with me because you have

10:40

these zoom lenses and I just like the

10:42

autofocus lenses and like you try and

10:44

focus them by hand and I just don't look

10:46

right I look good so I have a zoom lens

10:51

there I have my normal 15 millimeter

10:55

which I finally got a lens cap off it's

10:58

not a canon lens but I have no

11:03

how the lens cap with this for like five

11:05

years and if you could imagine leave a

11:08

dust and crap you know going to the

11:10

desert hiking in the mountains I mean I

11:12

think I've hiked like backpacking maybe

11:16

I mean at least twenty thousand thirty

11:18

thousand miles with this camera and I

11:21

don't have like a camera back i I own

11:25

when I never ever use it I just throw it

11:27

in my backpack which you know literally

11:30

has no padding at all or if it's a small

11:35

trip I'll take this little bag again no

11:40

padding but I got these like traditional

11:46

bags and I'm gonna like try and put them

11:47

in here and then put them in my backpack

11:49

I don't know

11:52

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11:54

mostly bring your 35 millimeter lens so

11:56

I bring like three lenses I feel like

11:58

that's fine um I have other lenses but

12:02

you know I just bring a great card so

12:10

most people who shoot and shoot film

12:15

don't really care about color or about

12:18

lighting you know these are pretty big

12:21

clients and so I'm gonna bring a great

12:24

card and what it will allow me to do is

12:27

get accurate color and good metering you

12:30

know like a lot of times when I shoot in

12:33

digital I'm shooting an aperture

12:34

priority but here I'm probably gonna be

12:36

shooting in manual I'm gonna exposed for

12:38

the model you know put this in front of

12:39

models face get the light like a real

12:42

light meter reading and make sure that

12:46

the models look great

12:48

we're doing some really weird really

12:50

experimental stuff and we're really

12:54

gonna like be pushing film latitude of

12:57

what film can do and so if I want to

12:59

make sure that I'm not messing up

13:03

technically my brain I have this thing

13:10

which is like the critic organizer I've

13:12

been using it for about a year now I

13:14

love it it's great

13:17

bring the back here

13:20

keep color filters and I bring some

13:23

color filters I still put over top of

13:25

the flash I'm probably gonna have to

13:29

bind you better don't you have to buy

13:31

batteries every time that you don't look

13:35

those batteries gay I don't think I

13:36

don't get to buy batteries every time

13:38

you can fly I think that you're not

13:39

allowed to carry batteries especially in

13:41

a carry-on you know I'm not gonna check

13:43

this my - my god some lens wipes

13:54

I got film here I had a couple rolls up

14:01

to Porter 160 this was a birthday

14:04

present with another if another box of

14:11

Porter 160 I just got in the mail here

14:20

yesterday and now I'm thinking that I

14:27

don't have enough film crap so I'm

14:31

probably gonna have to order more film

14:33

to my air B&B; or whatever in LA because

14:38

you know the worst thing that you do is

14:40

you shoot all film and I have like a lot

14:43

of shoots lined up and I'm just not

14:49

gonna have enough film I have lots of it

14:50

like expired film sitting here but it's

14:54

all a six slide film and I can't believe

14:57

I love slide film I actually preferred

15:00

it on it and every way but since I won't

15:05

be processing it myself I won't be

15:09

taking I won't be using it because I

15:14

have to like process it myself and scan

15:17

it myself it is not worth it it's like

15:19

the amount I'm gonna shoot he would take

15:20

so much time and I think there's

15:23

something to talk about you know as a

15:25

professional artist you know like I

15:27

started out shooting very slow

15:30

large format and then I moved to

15:34

shooting you know getting a couple

15:37

hundred photos that I need ready for a

15:40

production like ready out there in the

15:43

world every single month you know like

15:46

and so you know if you shoot to need if

15:50

you go from you know couple look at your

15:52

own pace to maybe like you need five

15:55

thousand photos this year that are like

15:56

portfolio already then you'd need to

16:02

outsource things and it doesn't make you

16:05

a bad artist to think about those things

16:08

and to do them other than that I'm gonna

16:13

bring some petty cash for the Book Fair

16:19

I'm gonna bring this stand here I'm in

16:22

court I've been recording on my phone

16:23

and this microphone which I got actually

16:26

at the podcasting event last month and

16:31

hopefully I have a book coming in

16:33

suppose you got a bunch of packages

16:35

mails just I don't what it is but mail

16:37

just never arrives it's like a thing

16:40

where it's like every time that I need

16:42

mail which is not here so I supposed to

16:43

get yesterday a brand new book that I

16:46

ordered Michael hi its new book about

16:50

focusing maybe it'll help me and and

16:55

yeah you know I'd like to read that on

16:57

the plane or or something I always try

16:59

and make art every time that I'm travel

17:01

and I had this thing where I can't sleep

17:04

on the plane it's like thing I've gone

17:06

17 hour fights I'm ever one sick kid

17:09

going home from Jordan was like 45 hours

17:12

I can't sleep so last time when I was

17:17

flying home from LA I actually made a

17:18

book cheese balls on his cheek and I was

17:22

through all the photos that I took in LA

17:24

it was about she's about the feeling of

17:29

feeling cool in LA because like you know

17:31

Rachel and I were really dorks like her

17:34

totally like cheese balls but we felt

17:37

cool in LA and so I think there's this

17:40

infectious energy very

17:43

with being in LA where you know like you

17:47

getting a cup of coffee at Starbucks and

17:49

you just feel cool because you're

17:50

getting a coffee in LA and so I think

17:56

you know that was really what I wanted

17:58

to capture and it was just something fun

18:00

that I did for myself and it hasn't sold

18:02

well but I don't care I didn't make it

18:05

from that I only printed I try to I did

18:07

it to try out a new printer which I've

18:09

never done before and I decided not to

18:12

go with them so I only have like 15

18:16

copies 10 copies and then that's it like

18:18

you guys you know if you want to order

18:20

it it's definitely a collector's item

18:22

because you know I don't bring it to

18:25

every fair I don't show it everywhere

18:27

and I don't imagine that I'll be buying

18:29

more when like maybe I'll order more in

18:33

a couple of years or something but like

18:35

when I run out I'm definitely not gonna

18:37

you know stock up and make sure I have

18:40

it because it's not a high seller

18:42

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18:43

something that I made for myself to kill

18:46

my board I'm on the plane and I think

18:48

that that's something that you could

18:49

talk about you know as an artist is you

18:53

know like you have projects that you

18:55

make with viewers in mind and then punch

18:57

it that you make with yourself in mind

18:58

and I think that you can overanalyze

19:00

yourself constantly saying like this is

19:03

the art that I want to put out in the

19:04

world this is the aunt that I don't want

19:05

to put out in the world and there's

19:07

definitely like a point of that where

19:09

you know you don't want to put out

19:11

everything but you should definitely put

19:14

out like lots of stuffs like I'm not the

19:17

best YouTube vlogger

19:18

but I'm gonna put this out there so

19:23

nothing to consider I think that's it I

19:27

think that's

19:28

oh yeah oh wait no I have to pack

19:30

clothes dad that's the thing too I have

19:32

to pack clothes and so gotta pack

19:37

clothes I got attacked books because I

19:39

have 30 books and I ordered like 30

19:41

different books and I ordered some books

19:43

there that I was like I'm gonna take

19:44

some books from here and put through my

19:47

carry on because they're really

19:48

expensive to order new ones but then I

19:51

haven't gotten all that shipment in and

19:52

I sold out of some of the books the

19:54

other ones I'm maybe at one pack today

19:56

time

19:56

I don't know anyway thanks for listening

20:00

to me ramble if you have any questions

20:02

let me know I'm excited to share my trip

20:05

to play with you guys I have a lot of

20:07

awesome things planned I might not do a

20:09

lot of vlogging because I just have like

20:11

every minute scheduled already going

20:13

into it and you know I think that that's

20:18

when you work with other artists that's

20:20

when it becomes tricky you know that

20:22

that's when you're when you have a

20:24

schedule is whenever you collaborating

20:26

whenever you have responsibilities to

20:28

other people so if you just want to make

20:30

art just never set those deadlines but

20:32

if you want to like be doing stuff all

20:34

the time

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Miami Zine Fair Haul

00:00

good morning today I'm gonna do my first

00:02

ever haul from the Miami zine fair which

00:05

I went to last weekend yesterday so

00:08

first thing I want to show that I got is

00:11

this awesome poster and what it contains

00:16

I'm and why I kind of kept it aside from

00:20

the cool design here because it has all

00:23

of the names of all the people who

00:25

participated and so I did not get a

00:28

chance to talk to everyone there because

00:31

I was too busy running my table or I

00:33

didn't have enough help and so I'm gonna

00:35

go when I'm gonna look up all these

00:37

people on Instagram and I'm gonna see

00:38

what they're doing and what they're

00:39

making and you know it's a giant

00:42

resource all in one place of everyone

00:45

who was there which is great they're all

00:47

local artists or you know at least

00:49

willing to come to Miami the next thing

00:53

which I got was these two hats here I

01:03

saw them for the very bizarre and I was

01:06

like whoa my girlfriend's gonna love

01:08

this I got to get it for and then I got

01:11

myself one

01:13

they were pretty expensive I got I think

01:17

they were $40 for both of them

01:18

twenty-five for one so I'm gonna come

01:23

back to that a little bit the next thing

01:27

that I got are all scenes all which I

01:32

kind of caught for free which is really

01:34

great I got this really great zine on

01:39

noses show you here in exchange for the

01:44

fact that I will be doing a review on it

01:45

in a little bit and so you'll see that

01:49

coming just people talking about noses

01:51

and writing about noses and I just

01:56

thought there's such a huge sense of

01:58

humor in it and that was by one of those

02:02

local students here in Miami and then

02:04

this is Professor she wrote

02:10

a little zine that is really great look

02:15

you can't even see it so I'll be doing a

02:20

review of that as well I not this other

02:27

zine here which is pretty great and I'll

02:35

be doing probably a deeper review of

02:38

this as well and then I traded one of my

02:47

books for the zine by the organizer of

02:50

the event

02:52

Amanda Keely I haven't really had a

02:55

chance to look through it but it seems

02:57

really dope it's about like dancing and

03:01

bookmaking like the motion combined

03:04

again I got to give it a deeper look and

03:08

then I got I had a really amazing talk

03:12

for a while with someone who makes these

03:16

little pockets that you stick inside of

03:24

that you stick inside like notebooks and

03:29

I have been a journal or every day for

03:34

about over 10 years now and so we had

03:37

like a really good some talk about

03:38

journaling and I went and showed it my

03:40

journal and we talked all about it and

03:42

again I got it as a gift for my

03:45

girlfriend because she just started

03:48

journaling like this month and she's

03:51

heard generally because she wants to use

03:53

stickers because she loves stickers and

03:55

so I wanted to give her a little pocket

03:58

to put her stickers in and I picked the

04:01

one with the donuts on it I'm not sure

04:03

if I'm gonna get that one to her to me

04:04

because we have this inside thing where

04:07

we love donuts because last year when I

04:09

went to La Book Fair we really really

04:11

really wanted donuts and then like we

04:13

went to like trekking across all of LA

04:17

with our luggage right before the plane

04:19

ride trying to get donuts and then we

04:21

like didn't get the donuts and then I

04:23

was so angry

04:24

I wrote a poem about it and it was

04:25

immortalized and it's like the first

04:27

page my book cheeseballs a new chic

04:29

where I just like completely lambaste

04:33

King Donuts for not being open when they

04:36

advertised and so I want to talk a

04:42

little bit about the zinging experience

04:44

and what it's like to be a vendor at a

04:47

book fair or a zine fair especially

04:50

because I have another one leaving for

04:52

LA in two days three days and so why am

04:56

i doing these things like what is the

04:57

benefit what are the drawbacks what can

05:00

you learn about from my experiences and

05:03

I think it's important to say that I did

05:07

not buy any books there which is kind of

05:13

like a taboo thing usually it's one of

05:15

the only vines when I haven't really

05:16

bought books at a fair and it has

05:21

nothing to say about the quality of the

05:23

work that equality was great the people

05:25

were great I just personally didn't

05:28

connect with a lot of the work which is

05:31

fine it has nothing to do with the

05:35

quality of what I'm doing it just the

05:38

mood that I was in and the taste that I

05:40

was feeling

05:40

I just wasn't I wasn't feeling it and

05:44

personally I haven't been reading a lot

05:46

outside of my practice you know I read

05:48

like 400 books last year for my business

05:51

alone and then I have my own writing and

05:54

my own reading and I just haven't been

05:55

reading as much as I wanted to and I

05:58

thought that seemed to be like a good

05:59

way for me to digest things and like

06:01

because it's so small you can read a lot

06:03

of them but I did read a couple of them

06:06

there but I didn't always feel like I

06:08

should keep them and then a couple of

06:11

ones that I saw like there's a lot of

06:12

things with you know like anarchist

06:16

scenes and you know down with

06:18

consumerism which I totally jive with

06:21

but also like I'm a career business

06:26

artist and I don't really want someone

06:29

telling me that like I shouldn't be

06:31

trying to make a living for my art which

06:33

is not what they're saying but like

06:36

oh man I just don't need to take

06:38

business advice from someone who can't

06:41

afford to buy books thrown that out

06:44

there like that I also I get it like I

06:49

mean my business evolved out of that

06:51

radical left position as well so but

06:57

what I did spend money on because I

07:00

spent money on non book things I spent

07:02

money on these which are $2.00 each

07:04

which are great and I feel like I'm

07:06

gonna use it if I don't my girlfriend

07:07

definitely will which I also primarily

07:12

got as gift my girlfriend so I think

07:14

that's important to think about if

07:16

you're a table in one book fair the

07:19

people that sell house like clear house

07:21

and make money are not necessarily the

07:24

people that sell books and book fairs

07:26

and there's a reason why every time you

07:27

go to a book fair the people that do

07:30

like there's more than just books there

07:32

and part of this because you have to

07:34

compete with books and like if you go to

07:37

a book fair and you're selling a book

07:38

there's a thousand books of that book

07:40

fair and you have to sell you have to

07:42

compete with all the thousand other

07:43

books but also part of it as books are

07:45

really really hard to sell because you

07:48

literally only have the cover and maybe

07:50

someone to flip through like a moment

07:52

flip through well I'm kind of like

07:54

awkwardly standing there the other side

07:56

of the table trying to like ignore you

07:58

but answer your questions but try and

07:59

desperately try to give you make this

08:00

sale it's not that it's not the best

08:03

scenario where as like a t-shirt or a

08:05

hat it's immediate it's instant it's you

08:08

know it's totally flat and so it allows

08:11

the people who want to read your book to

08:14

you know or a person who wants to buy

08:16

that to instantly know that they like it

08:18

and so those are the people that always

08:21

do really well at book fairs and I think

08:24

that if you are someone who you know

08:27

wants to go to a book fair having

08:28

options like that having tote bags or

08:31

shirts or pockets or anything like that

08:34

people buy them up non-stop now I did

08:41

not I think that I made money I haven't

08:43

I haven't even like calculated the

08:45

amount of money that I rent but if

08:46

whatever I did make you know I have to

08:49

pay my

08:50

those two and then I spent like 50 bucks

08:53

on these hats and those things and then

08:56

of course you know this gas driving down

08:58

there and even if I made some money you

09:00

know I spent two whole days there and

09:02

I'm sure that my time comes out to like

09:05

a dollar an hour so I would say that you

09:11

know I've been talking to people and

09:13

I've been to book fairs all around the

09:15

world I've been double fares you know

09:17

and Philadelphia in Los Angeles and

09:19

Dubai and I've talked to people who have

09:21

gone everywhere around the world and

09:23

nobody makes money at book fairs and I

09:28

think that that's not a conversation

09:29

that happens enough why and yet people

09:35

continue to go to book fairs like I you

09:38

know I know that I'm going to lose

09:40

probably at least $1000 at those la Book

09:43

Fair that I'm going to but I want to go

09:47

anyway and so what are the benefits that

09:50

I'm gaining from them and what are the

09:55

things that you know I can really do

09:57

better and the art community as a whole

09:59

can do better well the first thing first

10:04

is I've never heard of anyone traveling

10:07

to a book fair and making money I'm sure

10:09

it happens but I've never encountered

10:11

like if you're going out of state and

10:14

you got a book a hotel or you got a book

10:15

of flight I don't think you're gonna

10:18

make money the only people that I've

10:22

ever heard of ever making money from a

10:24

book fair talking to hundreds of vendors

10:26

are people who do it within their own

10:29

state so like I live right outside of

10:31

Miami I went to the Miami zine Fair it

10:34

made sense I just had a drive there like

10:35

I could I had breakfast in my own home

10:37

you know I do I drove there and I

10:41

returned home when I was done so going

10:45

to local ones will make you a lot more

10:48

profitable than say you know I really

10:50

want to go to the China Book Fair I

10:52

really really want to go but I know

10:54

that'll is so much money doing it

10:57

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10:58

another thing is where is the

11:03

location of the book fair you mean not

11:05

necessarily in relation to you but

11:07

relation in to its target and McGrath

11:09

and so this is something that I think is

11:13

like a super controversial thing to talk

11:17

about but I think that it's not talked

11:21

about enough

11:22

and I think that it's because you know

11:25

you have a lot of you have a lot of

11:28

voices all on multiple points of the

11:30

conversation so for example if you have

11:35

a book fair in a lower income area which

11:40

is a great thing because you get to

11:42

introduce books to people that don't

11:45

normally have that opportunity to go to

11:47

museums or to go to see those things

11:49

it's it's a great thing that needs to

11:51

happen but know that you're not gonna

11:55

make any money at that fair if you

11:57

participate because the people that go

12:00

there like the people in that

12:03

neighborhood don't have the money to buy

12:04

your book they don't have the money to

12:07

buy your art and if you're like you know

12:09

I'm selling books that are like twenty

12:11

dollars if you're selling a painting

12:12

you'll never sell the painting there I

12:14

mean art is one of the few things where

12:17

you will have people who will go all

12:20

around the world to go and look at good

12:22

art so you will have people from higher

12:24

income areas going there but in general

12:29

the majority of the people that role in

12:31

are not going to be people that are

12:33

going to afford or buy your book or buy

12:36

your art and that doesn't mean that it

12:40

shouldn't still happen like I think that

12:43

these events are really important and

12:44

they need to happen and I think that you

12:48

know opening up these spaces is really

12:55

vital to a community and I just think

13:00

you know like my I grew up kind of poor

13:03

and if I had ever seen an art book fair

13:05

I feel like it would have changed my

13:06

whole life like like I definitely became

13:08

an artist anyway but I would have felt

13:10

so empowered to see some artists

13:13

succeeding ever

13:15

when I was growing up and I think that

13:17

that's like that you know it has the

13:22

power of you life-changing but I also

13:23

think that you know if you were a

13:25

business owner if you were professional

13:26

artist you need to know going into it

13:29

that you're not going to make money and

13:31

I think that there needs to be more

13:34

transparency on that front talking about

13:39

you know what can the art community

13:43

do better as a whole to make it more

13:47

accessible to communities that need

13:50

access and more accessible to artists

13:54

and art institutions that want to

13:56

participate but might not find it

13:58

financially viable because then you know

14:01

like if it's not financially viable then

14:04

you're basically only getting the people

14:05

that are getting like grant funding or

14:08

like sponsorship funding in which case

14:11

it all goes back to it's not really

14:13

about the community at all it's just

14:15

about whatever really rich donors wants

14:19

and I know that's like that was super

14:23

super like controversial thing that I'll

14:28

probably ever talk about here and I'm

14:29

not leading a stance and I'm not really

14:32

saying that the Miami Museum Fair was

14:33

that or was not that but it's just

14:37

something that I haven't gone to lots of

14:39

fairs and lots of like rich and poor

14:42

areas you know it's different you know

14:45

like when I did the you know Art Fair

14:48

like they weren't walking Dubai the

14:51

average income of the person going to

14:54

that fair and what they were willing to

14:55

spend on the book was very different

14:57

than at a smaller books book one in

15:01

Pennsylvania that I you know like the

15:03

one that I hosted in there helped host

15:05

my girlfriend hosted in Harrisburg

15:08

Pennsylvania so I think that that's not

15:11

talked about and seriously seriously

15:14

needs to be so why do you go to book

15:18

fairs well the reason why is because a

15:23

lot of to meet people really for me it's

15:27

so empowered

15:28

and so amazing to go and meet people who

15:31

like pick up my book and love it and

15:34

like that's like every time that I feel

15:38

like down I just think about you know

15:40

last book where I went to before this

15:41

was the Philly Book Fair last year and I

15:44

had a woman pick up my book a month of

15:45

flowers read it on my table cry and grab

15:49

her friends and I sold five copies I

15:51

sold out in ten minutes and for me like

15:54

that's gonna stick with me forever

15:57

another thing besides like meeting the

16:01

people getting feedback seeing what

16:02

sells what doesn't sell that's not to

16:05

say that you should change what you make

16:06

like I make lots of books that aren't

16:07

profitable I make some books that are

16:09

profitable but you know I believe that

16:11

if they should all exist and I make art

16:13

just for art's sake but seeing what does

16:19

well like when people pick them up with

16:21

the feedback they give you on is really

16:23

important as well and the next one is

16:25

meeting the people there who also vend

16:29

and the people that go and give

16:32

opportunities you know I woke up this

16:34

morning to a direct message and

16:35

Instagram saying that they want to

16:36

interview me for a project on

16:39

entrepreneurship that's awesome and I

16:40

would love to participate you know and

16:43

that's all happens because I went to

16:44

that fair you know when I talked about

16:46

here the list of all the people that are

16:49

on here well these are all people that

16:52

care about what I'm doing and I care

16:56

about what they're doing and for a world

16:58

that is lonely as it is to be an artist

17:01

you know to meet people and have real

17:04

conversations about our and to have real

17:06

potential collaboration experiences is

17:09

so important you know just going out

17:13

there and talking with your local

17:14

community is so important you know the

17:16

first thing I did when I moved down here

17:17

Miami is I've looked at what's the like

17:19

the main

17:20

art bookstore in this area exile books

17:23

so I drove down there for an event and I

17:26

introduced myself and they said oh we

17:27

have this Fair coming up in April signed

17:29

up that day you know so and then I met

17:33

tons of people at this coming Fair and

17:36

you know people talk about what does it

17:38

mean to network as an artist and to get

17:40

opportunities and to advance yourself

17:42

and it really is to put yourself out

17:44

there and to do these things and to be

17:49

genuine you know like I think when

17:52

people think about networking I think

17:54

about being fake or something like that

17:57

but you know like you don't do

17:59

pretending you like someone's art if you

18:01

don't but like if you do Drive with it

18:03

tell them because artists need that

18:07

support artists are like so very often

18:10

emotionally weak and just having someone

18:12

say yeah I love this this is really cool

18:15

let me learn what you have to say about

18:18

noses really ties with someone and it

18:22

will make the whole day better and it

18:23

will make their life better and it will

18:25

make them keep making art and I said

18:31

like I you know I always lose money

18:34

every time I got a book affairs but I

18:36

always continue to go because I just

18:38

have such positive experiences I get to

18:40

see you know how the market is growing

18:43

how the market is changing and I get to

18:47

just talk with people who are struggling

18:50

with the same thing that I'm doing some

18:51

people are doing other things that are

18:53

working some people aren't there are

18:54

different stages of career you know I'm

18:56

at the point now where like I went to

18:58

the Miami zine Fair and I felt like one

19:00

of the more established people at the

19:01

fair which is crazy because you know two

19:04

years ago I was the least established

19:06

personal affair and I felt insecure

19:07

about it so I think that you know I get

19:12

to have conversations with people who

19:13

are just starting and tell them you know

19:15

these are some of the mistakes that I

19:16

had what I'm doing here by YouTube you

19:19

know and then I get to meet with people

19:20

who are further along and get advice

19:24

from them and I get to you know sell

19:31

sell and share my art and have a great

19:35

time and you know look at art like I

19:38

love art anyway thank you so much for

19:44

listening

19:45

be sure to like and subscribe and

19:47

comment I have a whole bunch of content

19:48

coming up you know I'm going to LA for

19:50

their fair let me know if you want any

19:54

more specific type of content

19:56

I'll be covering these books in the

19:57

future let me know if you like the whole

20:01

idea you know I try to do a haul and

20:03

then like kind of build upon it and talk

20:05

about the art community as a whole

20:07

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Color Correcting Negative Film For Printing

00:00

color correcting negative film for

00:02

printing so here we have a book that I'm

00:05

currently working on my own work into

00:08

the wild sky which will be out pretty

00:10

soon and what happened is I shot all of

00:13

this with 35 millimeter film during the

00:16

sunrise I got up like 4:30 in the

00:17

morning and I used actually a one-hour

00:21

photo that I found me here it is the

00:23

first time with this particular

00:25

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00:26

developer and lab that did this work and

00:30

overall it's not bad but there's

00:34

definitely a very strong cyan and green

00:39

color cast that is happening and that's

00:43

not only their fault

00:44

every time that you automate scanning

00:46

the computer is going to try and pick a

00:49

white mount a white point for you and

00:53

unfortunately whenever you have a

00:55

sunrise photo the the light isn't pure

00:59

white because of a simple fact that you

01:02

know it's a red and that's orange and

01:04

it's yellow

01:05

and so you want to be able to capture

01:08

that and so what happens is whenever the

01:11

computer does it it thinks oh this photo

01:12

is a way to read way to orange and so it

01:15

adds cyan and it adds green cast and it

01:21

takes away some of that red and so what

01:24

we're gonna do in here is we're going to

01:24

go in and edit a bunch of different ones

01:28

part of the project is that we have all

01:30

of these different lighting scenarios

01:31

happening all together so I'm going to

01:33

edit a couple of different ones and you

01:34

get to see adding cyan cast is very very

01:38

common so we're going to go here and

01:43

edit with Adobe Photoshop and this is

01:46

the same procedure as if you were to be

01:49

editing a a film photograph that was

01:53

scanned to be printed just one off so

01:59

this is a pretty low resolution JPEG so

02:01

there's not a lot to play with so the

02:04

way that we're going to be editing you

02:07

know it's going to be a lot more subtle

02:09

and just about color correcting as

02:11

opposed to making major changes

02:13

that you would do if you have a raw file

02:15

from a digital camera so to start this

02:21

photo doesn't seem that bad but I

02:23

promise that it will look a lot better

02:25

by the time you're done and to start

02:27

we're going to hit command J to create a

02:32

new layer and then we're going to go and

02:36

under here we're going to go to edit

02:39

your image adjustments then down to hue

02:44

and saturation the first thing we're

02:47

gonna do is we're gonna turn down that

02:49

cyan turn it down just a little bit and

02:55

I'm checking the sand here is this the

02:58

flash that I use is a neutral they're

03:02

relatively neutral temperature of warmth

03:07

to coolness and so we want to find the

03:10

point that is the most neutral in order

03:13

to get the real colors happening up here

03:16

so I'm just lowering the saturation of

03:18

cyan a pretty good amount it's actually

03:21

very cyan then we're going to here on

03:24

reds and we're just gonna pick the

03:26

saturation the Reds up just a little bit

03:29

like that okay awesome

03:33

so then we're gonna make a new layer I

03:36

prefer to make new layers but this way

03:39

as opposed to making masks I find that

03:42

for my workflow it just worked better

03:45

and it just works a little bit easier so

03:48

then we're going to here and you have

03:51

adjustments and when I go to curves and

03:57

we're just going to bring the exposure

03:58

up just a tiny little bit we'll come

04:01

back to that later

04:02

in general printing is very dark because

04:06

in these the backlighting allows the

04:11

darker colors to look brighter than they

04:15

actually are and allows for more depth

04:18

in the blacks than our printing process

04:20

now if you have like a you know like I

04:23

have a 13 in grohl printer that

04:27

is very clear and very defined blacks

04:29

but if you're producing you know if

04:33

you're not doing something on that

04:34

super-high scale then your blacks are

04:38

going to get a little muddy they're

04:39

getting all the details gonna get a

04:40

little lost and so you'll find that with

04:43

all these we're going to edit up a

04:44

little bit to make them a little bit

04:47

brighter than would look best on the

04:50

computer because that's what's going to

04:51

look best in print so here in red we're

04:56

just going to take this histogram here

04:57

and you see that little tail there we're

04:59

just going to drag that there just to

05:01

give it slight more read cast and then

05:05

we're going to green just gonna take a

05:07

little bit of that green away there you

05:10

go you can see now that makes a pretty

05:13

dramatic just difference and if you can

05:17

see here it's starting to look much more

05:19

neutral here we're just going to take a

05:22

little bit of that blue away not a whole

05:26

lot go back to green here

05:38

I think there we go now I'm going to go

05:44

and start making a new layer then I'm

05:46

gonna go under open up curves again and

05:49

this time I'm just gonna brighten

05:50

everything up just the tiniest bit again

05:54

that was just to make it a little bit

05:55

brighter for printing and as you can see

06:00

that's a very different photo than what

06:02

we start with I'll show you what the

06:05

original looks like so here you know at

06:10

first when you look at it didn't look

06:11

very silly on but now the actual scene

06:14

is very very red and you think oh like

06:19

it's not really that red in person and

06:20

you can maybe turn it down a little bit

06:22

but you know parler reason you get up at

06:26

4:00 in the morning is to make it not

06:29

red you know you want to get those

06:32

beautiful colors and you get turned on

06:34

the red just the tiniest bit there we go

06:39

and that photo is done and go back to

06:45

InDesign let's find another one how

06:51

about this one which is a little bit

06:53

more neutral doesn't have a flash on it

07:00

Photoshop again we're in the hit command

07:05

J to open up a new layer then we go to

07:08

image adjustments hue and saturation

07:14

we're just gonna find those cyan and you

07:17

might worry and it seemed like this for

07:19

those so much blue that you're gonna by

07:21

dropping the cyan saturation that you're

07:23

gonna kind of ruin the image but I

07:25

promise you won't so you're just going

07:27

to drop this down a little bit again

07:29

here we're looking at the sand to make

07:31

sure what it looks neutral and then we

07:44

go up here to the Reds turn up the Reds

07:48

just a little bit again these are

07:52

justice that I'm making our very extreme

07:53

because the light was so red and so

07:56

orange and so yellow that you're not

07:58

normally going to see that in a normal

08:02

you know daylight photo from an Jade

08:06

opening layer the image adjustments

08:11

curves go to read a little bit of red

08:20

not as much as before your group green

08:25

let's go take so you can see changing

08:29

the green here change the look feel

08:30

about a lot just slide like that get

08:32

very purple so we're just going to take

08:35

it here and just go to where it starts

08:37

to clip there just come to the end of

08:41

the tail here then go to blue just a

08:46

tiny little bit we're going to take away

08:49

here remember we already T saturated

08:52

this I am see how that goes and I'm open

09:02

up a new layer and this time I'm going

09:05

to raise the whole histogram

09:14

it's about right to me a lot of this you

09:17

have to go by feel

09:18

so we'll compare it to the original

09:21

that's the original and that's the new

09:26

you can tell even though the sky is

09:28

slightly less saturated because we

09:30

desaturate that's I am it really doesn't

09:32

look you know it brings the focus down

09:35

here and I'm actually going to increase

09:39

the exposure down here just a little bit

09:43

more just because you want to look

09:46

almost too bright for printing and

09:52

there's our final photo find one more

09:59

this one is has crazy light where the

10:03

Scott for the Sun is just barely like

10:06

not even breaking the horizon and so the

10:10

light is really crazy and I see a lot of

10:16

YouTube videos with people color

10:17

correcting about you know this is how

10:20

you make it a scene look neutral and you

10:22

should always strive to make it look as

10:24

it appeared when you originally saw it

10:27

but what happens when the light that

10:30

you're shooting under is really crazy

10:33

for me I'm interested in in really

10:37

strange and not normal everyday light

10:41

that's why you know we get up 4:30 in

10:44

the morning to go take the photos at

10:47

sunrise and so you know editing this to

10:50

look normal isn't right you really want

10:54

to when you're taking the photos to have

10:58

a clearer picture memory of what the

11:01

colors actually looked like so we can

11:03

match that so we're going to open up a

11:06

new command here

11:09

image adjustment hue/saturation again

11:17

I'm not really the fan the biggest fan

11:19

of adjusting highly seen looks to make

11:24

it look like a hyper reality like

11:27

something that it

11:28

obviously wasn't but if something was

11:31

that dramatic and was that beautiful you

11:34

shouldn't you should edit to make it

11:36

look how it was to be transparent so

11:40

this is very cyan a very green down here

11:43

because it seems so red so this one's

11:45

really gonna be the most dramatic that's

11:50

when I fly in that's here

11:53

turn up those Reds

12:00

I'm actually with this layer gonna do it

12:02

a little out of order so I'm going to

12:04

leave this later and I'm gonna create a

12:08

new layer and this time I want to do the

12:11

curves first and it's just because this

12:15

is so extreme that I want to be working

12:18

with the full color spectrum afore I

12:20

really enhanced that red because that

12:22

fred is in every single thing so I'm

12:25

just going to drag this down there just

12:29

to where the end of the tail is then we

12:32

go to green I'm just going to drag the

12:34

green to where the tail is blue just

12:42

where it looks sort something a little

12:43

neutral just like that static central

12:54

there now I'm going to work from here

12:59

I'm gonna open up a new layer go to

13:03

image adjustments hue and saturation the

13:11

cyan desaturate slowing down a little

13:15

bit I'm gonna turn off their bad

13:21

saturation just the tiniest bit it's

13:23

already so saturated honestly the one

13:29

thing that we can do to check is we can

13:31

zoom in our face let's see

13:33

that's your skin tone look natural it

13:35

doesn't look gray and we have a little

13:37

bit of redeye going on I like it so I'm

13:40

going to keep that

13:41

and yeah the skin town looks normal it

13:44

looks natural there's no clear color

13:46

cast happening the ground here that

13:50

looks like wet sand there might be the

13:53

tiniest hint of kind of green going on

13:57

there but I feel like if we give this

13:59

any more red it's going to explode I'm

14:04

going to make one more layer they want

14:07

to open up curves again and we're gonna

14:09

lift the whole thing just like that

14:18

again because if you print this and I

14:21

actually did get a proof all of this

14:24

turns to just mock and you can't see

14:27

anything that's happening now if you

14:33

wanted in this particular one I think

14:35

needs it we can do a little bit of

14:37

sharpening just on her to make her

14:40

really pop out so this is a little bit

14:43

extra but we got a command J one more

14:46

time when I go to filter sharpen smart

14:53

sharpen and so the important thing with

14:56

these kind of photos is that the model

15:00

always looks good you know if you're

15:02

ever doing model photography you know if

15:05

you have to choose between the

15:06

background and a model you make sure

15:08

that the model looks good and their face

15:10

looks good and so we're not going to

15:12

sharpen to a point that looks really

15:13

tragic really kind of grains everything

15:18

out like this but I think that adding

15:22

just a little bit of pop will improve it

15:26

I actually like it just right there at

15:27

60 and then since we're working in

15:34

layers are not I'm asked what we can do

15:36

here is we can go to the erase tool keep

15:40

it at pencil or pasty 100 percent this

15:43

doesn't have to be super accurate again

15:45

I'm working with a very large tool here

15:47

and we're just going to delete the

15:49

sharpened layer that is exactly the same

15:53

as the other one except sharpening and

15:55

what this does is it will bring out all

15:58

of the details in the model and make her

16:01

really pop out from the background and

16:04

so it will create that kind of really

16:06

layered and flat in perspective that we

16:08

were going here when I was shooting this

16:09

with a more telephoto lens

16:24

get in between the legs so back here

16:32

let's go find the original to compare

16:34

again this looks really red but let's

16:37

see how the original look even though

16:38

the original looks very ready to begin

16:40

with oh wow

16:42

doesn't that look so Sonia it's so crazy

16:44

whenever you are color correcting it's

16:46

important to get up constantly and look

16:49

around and make sure that your eyes

16:54

aren't or to be aware that your eyes

16:57

will constantly adjust the scene you

16:59

know as we continue to look at this it's

17:01

looking more and more natural more and

17:03

more normal but the reality is the scene

17:05

looked a lot more like that and the

17:08

light really was that busy so that's how

17:12

you color correct that's what I'm doing

17:14

today I am color correcting this whole

17:17

book I have like 44 more photos to do

17:20

there are more intense steps that you

17:24

could take if you want to do something

17:27

more but the reality is if you are a

17:29

professional artist and you were working

17:31

on scale that's not really appropriate

17:33

to do any deeper steps because they

17:37

reach a point of diminishing return

17:41

anyway I hope that this tutorial is used

17:44

for you if it was or if you think that

17:47

there's anything that I should have done

17:48

differently or if you disagree feel free

17:51

to leave a comment and if you want me to

17:54

make more videos then subscribe and

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write a comment and like thank you so

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much

Art Entrepreneur Vlog

00:00

hey I'm Michael why Shenko the owner and

00:03

founder of the art publishing house lost

00:05

alphabet and I am starting a vlog I want

00:09

to share with you guys about the life of

00:12

an hour publisher what are the things

00:15

that I spend my day on how do I invest

00:19

my energy my time what does it take to

00:22

be entrepreneur in the art field and to

00:27

do something where you're collaborating

00:29

with people from all around the world

00:30

and working on really exciting projects

00:33

and selling our hand to hand with people

00:36

and that's really what this blog is

00:39

about and so today is March 30th the end

00:44

of 2019 and today was a pretty chill day

00:48

honestly I went to the coffee shop and I

00:52

did some work there - don't normally get

00:54

to to do it's been exciting and I'll

00:58

work you through how I spent my day at

01:00

my time I went and I first off had to

01:06

send some invoices for people who want

01:08

to order books you know it's always kind

01:10

of a pain I have to log into my bank

01:11

account and like send out invoices and

01:15

then wait for them to pay before I send

01:18

out books cuz one of the worst mistakes

01:20

you can make when starting your own

01:22

company is giving your product away

01:24

before people pay don't do that and then

01:28

I spent a lot of time emailing I spend

01:32

an ungodly amount of time emailing

01:34

honestly as an author but it's all

01:36

really exciting things you know for

01:40

example I spent a lot of time emailing

01:42

an author for this book about Iceland

01:46

which is coming out I'm super excited to

01:49

share but we're you know we reading the

01:52

book description here in the beginning

01:53

and we just want to make sure that

01:56

everything is right you know we want to

01:58

make sure that the punctuation is right

02:01

that the formatting is right that we're

02:03

all on the same page and you know it

02:06

takes a lot of time for us to go and

02:09

communicate back and forth because the

02:12

authors in Iceland and that means the

02:13

every time I have to order a proof and

02:16

then I get shipped to my house but I

02:17

mark it up and then I mail it Iceland

02:19

which I did earlier this week and then I

02:22

you know email him saying these are the

02:24

changes I made and we go back and forth

02:26

so I spent some time with that I went

02:31

and spent some time with some other

02:32

authors I fixed the cover for this book

02:36

is coming out soon portals by javelina

02:41

from see where is she from

02:44

she's really cool let's check her out

02:47

huh from Lithuania there's a really dope

02:53

book we have coming out well anyway I

02:56

ordered the proof final proof and it's

02:59

crooked and I was like

03:01

so there's guys my monetization but so I

03:04

had to figure out how to fix that I went

03:09

we just published the pull of Venus by

03:12

Alexander Lee awesome awesome book we

03:16

just published it earlier this week a

03:17

few days ago and I'm you know did some

03:20

back-end stuff at that dealing with

03:21

orders other stuff that I did so I have

03:29

we have two Book Fairs coming up next

03:31

month

03:32

and I've been going crazy trying to

03:33

prepare for that trying to get these

03:34

books outs that we have them and then

03:37

also just trying to make sure that the

03:39

books are there so we have the Exile

03:41

Book Fair in Miami in the beginning of

03:44

April which is awesome great and I

03:47

ordered the books for that because I

03:48

don't just always have like we have like

03:51

30 titles now they don't always have 30

03:53

books here with me and then we went and

03:57

in mid-april we're doing a book fair the

04:02

independent art book fair in LA and it's

04:04

a kind of logistic nightmare because

04:06

it's all the way across the country for

04:08

me so I have to go and mail my books

04:10

there and like order my books and mail

04:12

my books there and make sure that it's

04:14

all coordinated and then I'm giving a

04:17

presentation there my office of giving a

04:19

presentation there so I spent some time

04:21

emailing the director of that

04:23

saying this is what I want my

04:25

presentation to be can you please give

04:27

us this amount of time we'll cover this

04:29

much thank you so much and you know

04:33

coordinating with my authors so a lot of

04:35

time

04:36

honestly spent emailing it and that you

04:39

know face to face or like over the

04:42

Internet collaboration to make things

04:44

happen and then I went and I researched

04:51

on how to start this YouTube channel

04:52

which I've been trying to do for a long

04:54

time and I really don't know anything

04:55

about what I'm doing at all but you know

04:59

sure I'll try it

05:02

so that spent the last few hours with

05:05

that and then after this I have to go

05:09

and work on my own personal work now

05:11

that I've got to finish my business work

05:13

for the day I have a book coming out

05:17

into the wilds guy that I collaborated

05:20

with hey Rachel May and there's a little

05:24

bit of a problem with it I'm super

05:26

excited for it as a folk and as a

05:28

project to share with you guys but I

05:31

went and I shot this film and I did I

05:35

shoot a large amount of film I should

05:38

photography all the time and so I really

05:41

have to budget as a creative you know

05:45

already with the cheapest possible scams

05:48

we're looking at like 15 dollars a roll

05:50

if we count the cost of the film the

05:52

processing and the scanning and I I do

05:56

know how to do those things by myself

05:58

and I do have a nice scanner but I just

06:01

don't have the time so you know when I

06:04

go and I shoot 10 rolls of film for a

06:07

project you know that's a hundred and

06:09

fifty dollars just there and blowing on

06:11

one day on film

06:13

so I went and I actually found a

06:18

one-hour photo believe they're not in

06:20

2019 right near us so I went and I got I

06:25

drove there a couple weeks ago and I

06:27

caught film process there and scan there

06:29

and the scans are very low resolution

06:32

and because this is something that you

06:35

deal a lot with

06:37

with any type of film especially

06:40

whenever you're photographing during

06:41

sunsets even necessarily in digital the

06:45

color balance isn't quite right and the

06:47

machines don't read it because they

06:48

don't expect the scene to be so orange

06:51

and so read it so yellow and so what

06:54

happens is all of these photos in this

06:57

book are like really really cyan and so

07:02

I'm gonna go in by hand over the next

07:05

few days and color edit every single

07:10

photo and to make it look good in the

07:12

book here and so that's really not

07:16

something that you can do in batches I

07:20

mean sometimes if you have all the same

07:22

thing but I use kind of the point of

07:24

that book as having so many different

07:26

lighting situations and poses and and

07:29

facial expressions like clashed against

07:31

each other so every single one has to be

07:35

done by hand and I'm you know it's not

07:40

something you can just like pump into a

07:41

light room for there so like that so

07:44

that's I was up late last night doing

07:46

that and I'm gonna keep doing that and

07:48

I'll finish it sometime this week again

07:50

I want to have this book ready and

07:52

ordered and hear from the printer before

07:56

the fair in like two weeks less than so

08:01

that's really what I'm up to today I

08:03

also did some other stuff with Instagram

08:08

and that's that's really the today was a

08:11

pre chill day I mean I left a lot of

08:12

space in my schedule to figure out

08:15

YouTube I guess this is my very first

08:19

youtube video so we'll see how that goes

08:22

we'll see but let me know if you like

08:25

this let me know if you want to see more

08:27

I have a lot of insects that I want to

08:29

share with you guys a lot of things that

08:31

I think can provide value to you and if

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you have any questions just be sure to

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LIKE and subscribe I promise to not be

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YouTube and then never posts again I

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have a lot of content that I'm making

08:46

and thank you so much have a great day