From the original press release: “Old Crow Tattoo and Gallery presents Friends and Lovers A collaborative art exhibition and experience New artworks and installations by Shrine, Lauren Napolitano, Andrew Luck and Charlotte Drury “Friends and Lovers” is an art exhibition that hopes to examine the varying relationships between artists and their artwork by curating a show based on the artists’ experiences with each other. More so than solely making decisions on the merits of each person’s artwork individually; a simple framework was put in place by choosing 2 groups of artists: one set as “friends” and one set as “lovers”. The exhibition speaks to trials and tribulations relationships can endure, while also highlighting how a nurturing and loving artistic partnership can be reflected within art. This statement can be applied to both groups interchangeably, thus making the inter-connectivity of the artists and the artwork so interesting and vital.” On view until March 23, 2013 Old Crow Tattoo and Gallery 362 Grand Ave Oakland, CA
Screen Shots Enclosed ——– I set up in a small, white office on Friday morning. The room was normally used for impromptu meetings at PopSugar, but today, it was the brightest room available for a portrait shoot. My job was to create a set of byline portraits to be used with each article on the web magazine, and the shot list consisted of over 60 editors from all departments. The shoot was a two-day planned event with five to ten minutes scheduled per editor, and it was orchestrated to whisk the editors in and out for quick head shots in between meetings. The first day I was scheduled to photograph a little less than half of our target number, with the second shoot on Wednesday carrying the bulk of our work. Several of the editors were from New York or Los Angeles, with a handful from the London office. PopSugar was in the middle of a project, and the energy in the office was bustling. The timing could not have been any more convenient for my job, but that was part of the plan. It’s a once-a-year event that everyone is in San Francisco at once, and the line for […]
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing the interior of Dartealing Lounge for their media promotion. The San Francisco-based tea house specializes in high quality loose leaf teas, English tea services, and events, such as bridal and baby showers. More coming soon, along with a few other projects with Dartealing.
For a night out in the Hello Kitty Karaoke room at Pandora Karaoke, I brought along the camera. I’m sure Hello Kitty, and my band mates, appreciated it, but the camera was more comfortable for me than a microphone. After one or two songs, my singing made a few ears bleed, and was likely the reason for Hello Kitty’s desperate leap through the faux windows on either side of our private booth.
This past December, Old Crow Tattoo in Oakland presented a show featuring installation art works by artists Derik Ion and Hunter De La Ghetto. Both installation pieces combined a variety of created elements and found objects, and were loaded with pagan symbolism. A quick visit to check out the artwork was the perfect inspiration for playing with mood in photography, and I love visiting Old Crow for this reason. The below shots are details of Derik Ion’s work.
“Lethal Injection” is a PDF copy of the Lethal Injection art review written for Warholian. The article reviews the Lethal Injection group exhibition that opened at 111 Minna in San Francisco. This PDF can be viewed online or downloaded. Click to read: Megan-Wolfe-Lethal-Injection.pdf