rosie & deondre : keep it cool.

rosie & deondre : keep it cool.

com·fort /ˈkəmfərt/ noun noun: comfort 1. a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint.  I recently pulled a few pieces from the ULIHU collection to shoot this editorial with models Deondre and Rosie. Comfort was the idea. This was probably one of my favorite shoots. No one...
ITYS DEC//13 MIX by AHARAW

ITYS DEC//13 MIX by AHARAW

^^d0pe a$$ mix^^ So this December’s I Think You’re Swell mix comes from a great friend of mine and also an amazing dj/producer AHARAW (of Good Kids fame). After receiving the mix I immediately listened to it twice. The mix is a clean combination of melody and bass — I...
NEW ITYS OCT//13 MIX: NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS شبكة الإتصالات

NEW ITYS OCT//13 MIX: NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS شبكة الإتصالات

The new ITYS October 2013 mixtape is officially up! Listen to NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS شبكة الإتصالات or download it on Soundcloud here.
Creatures of Comfort x S/S 2014 x NYFW

Creatures of Comfort x S/S 2014 x NYFW

The Creatures of Comfort SS14 NYFW presentation last Sunday afternoon was a daydream at a desolate rocky seaside. As soon as I walked in, my attention turned toward the hand-dyed fabrics that draped the walls of the Maritime Hotel‘s patio. The strategically stacked rocks, cutouts of jetties, cool breeze and...
BPM LWR LVL: DJ Funeral x Myrryrs x Mess Kid x NiRe

BPM LWR LVL: DJ Funeral x Myrryrs x Mess Kid x NiRe

This was the last BPM LWR LVL event of the summer. My friend and assistant Ana shot the event for ITYS.I swear I’m sweating & dancing just looking at the pics.      
When Kesh Invites You to WestGay, You go to WestGay.

When Kesh Invites You to WestGay, You go to WestGay.

  Kesh was in town (NYC) a few weeks ago promoting her collaborative collection with American Apparel and of course I was stoked because it meant I got to see my girl — it had been too long. Anyway, Kesh calls me up a the night of her set asking...
Throwback Thursday: I Can't Believe I Used to Dress Like That!

Throwback Thursday: I Can’t Believe I Used to Dress Like That!

No, really, I can’t believe I used to dress like that. Haha. The rectangular glasses, the tee from Threadless, the colored rubber bracelet, dang. And I know for sure I was wearing my grey and white checkered vans — destroyed beyond recognition with my damn pinky toe hanging out. LOL....
OUTPUT is the Best Club in NYC: So Put Your Fucking Phone Down and Dance

OUTPUT is the Best Club in NYC: So Put Your Fucking Phone Down and Dance

The past few Thursday nights have been some of the best nights of 2013 as of recent. No it’s not weed or booze that’s making them stick out either — it’s actually OUTPUT, and I swear I wasn’t paid to write this.  yeah, OUTPUT. Of all my years in New York/Brooklyn, more...
Kenny Scharf On Getting Arrested, Tagging Cars, And Why He Won't Paint The Cronut

Kenny Scharf On Getting Arrested, Tagging Cars, And Why He Won’t Paint The Cronut

On Friday, July 26th AMPR sent a small coterie of underpaid and presumably underfed freelance journalists to the affluent terrain known as East Hampton to attend the opening of “AMERIKULTURE,” a joint exhibition between former Club 57 regulars Kenny Scharf and deceased photographer Tseng Kwong Chi. The day was marked...
BPM LWR LVL: Different Sleep x Ben UFO x Mess Kid x Ynfynyt Scroll 7/27

BPM LWR LVL: Different Sleep x Ben UFO x Mess Kid x Ynfynyt Scroll 7/27

BPM LWR LVL has been effin’ crazy this summer. I cant imagine what the final summer party will be like this coming Saturday. Last party we had BEN UFO murder it and Different Sleep lay it down. I danced the hardest for sure to Mess Kidd and Ynfynyt Scroll (maybe...
Dries Van Noten x Men's x Spring/Summer 2014

Dries Van Noten x Men’s x Spring/Summer 2014

Cerebral Fashion with a Floral Twist Belgian based designer, Dries Van Noten‘s 2014 Spring/Summer collection displays his intrinsic understanding of not only fabric and textile but also nature and the relationship between man and flora. An avid gardener himself, Dries’ picked and preened his collection like that of an old woman obsessed...
Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail: A Track by Track Album Review

Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail: A Track by Track Album Review

So I guess what Jay-Z is trying to say is, “When you’re a 43-year-old married man with a baby and a wife in tow, there’s just only so much ya can rap about…ya know?” Here’s a small track x track review of Magna Carta…Holy Grail. Track #1: Holy Grail (feat....
BPM LWR LVL: HELIX, The Drum, Nire, and more 6/29

BPM LWR LVL: HELIX, The Drum, Nire, and more 6/29

 BPM LWR LVL 6/29 at Tribeca Grand was turnt all the way up. The dance floor was hot as hell and literally every kinda person you could think of was in attendance. LOL, from white dudes in flip flops/”jesus sandals” to chicks drinking str8 liquor from the bottle. Haha. I...
In Light Of The Magna Carta Holy Grail Album Art, We Pick Our Favorite Rap Covers

In Light Of The Magna Carta Holy Grail Album Art, We Pick Our Favorite Rap Covers

Earlier this week, Jay-Z unveiled the album art for his upcoming Magna Carta Holy Grail and it looked pretty fucking bland for such a grandiose musician. That is, until he released the actual art today next to the real Magna Carta in Salisbury Cathedral (meta mind melt). Kanye, Jay’s de facto Bizarro...
all the pretty girls #11 : Lais Ribeiro

all the pretty girls #11 : Lais Ribeiro

Lais Ribeiro is unquestionably the hottest mom living right now. With cheekbones sharp enough to cut glass and a smile to die for, this 20 year old model has already taken the industry with full force.                          ^ THIS IS NOT LAIS RIBEIRO. OPEN YOUR EYES.                Even...
Playlist: Comedowns and Rubdowns

Playlist: Comedowns and Rubdowns

I took some MDMA a few hours ago and now I’m having the inevitable come-down that I signed up for when I made the (correct) decision to mess around with some substances. It feels like I’m a robot, and typing is the only thing distracting me from that Dementor-friendly soul...
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Wait, is that George Bush's daughter?

So I haven’t updated in a few days and for that I’m sorry. A lot has been going on and I have had no time at all. Anyway, lets do a run down of the most eventful day.. Thursday… I was asked to cover/shoot photos for a small event/gathering set in a music production studio...

The Frontier Index

Considering the severe weather that is continuing in Iowa and around the Midwest, this amazing photo was taken by Lori Mehmen who just happened to have a digital camera on hand at the time. She was able to capture this with such great composition. Fortunately, no one was injured or killed by this. volkan

Brooklyn kids are hilarious!

Wow. My work day is finally over…and I’m on the L train home and wow, haha the things people talk about out loud. Haha. I’m sitting with my headphones on with no music on and these kids are talking about some nasty stuff out loud. I mean boistrous and clear. Haha. One guy states that...

STEAZ saved my life!

Today work has been fairly lax, therefore allowing me to upload three galleries to ithinkyoureswell and update this blog twice! AHH! It’s awesome, but the only bad thing about this is that it is all because of my boss being sick.. **sighs** Anyway, I had to go out to Staples today to get one of...

late for work again.

So I waslate for work again. Dammit. It sucks that this time I was late because I was waiting for my sometimes inconsiderate roomate (“honor titus”) who left his keys at the house, realized that this had happened, but decided he had more important things to do at 2 in the morning than pickup his...

Nile Valley

hey. my name is volkan (not a lewd pseudonym)… There are two days left before the official instigation of the Summer season (June 20th at 4:59 PDT), where the earth is tilted so that the north pole is at its closest point to the sun. However, today’s date served to be of some significance as...

Missing Two Toes.

Hey nerds. I know it’s been a couple of days since my last post and I apologize. I have been running here and there and stressing out over work and blah blah blah. It sucks and I’m sorry. Anyway, I will make a much better post at work tomorrow, but for now look at what...

Toshiba laptop stolen!

Today I arrive to work to find that one of the people I work with had his laptop stolen over the night. It sucks. Will post the photos from unstoppable perfect at happy ending and the Voices Against Brain cancer event tomorrow. peace nerds. antwan. come party tonight at 285 Bedford avenue. I host a...

I am hosting 3 parties back2back!

The first party is tonite @ Happy Ending (302 Broome Street) Check the Flyer! We have our resident dJs spinning and PLUS MOVE of Boston! The second party is tomorrow at Savalas (285 Bedford Avenue) Check the Flyer! With the Sweatshop Labor dJs spinning old school tracks and stuff! Woot! And the final party, last...

New-age sandals on the Manhattan bound L-train

Hey nerds. I have never seen anything like these sandals in my life. I got on the L train yesterday heading to work, and after about 2 or 3 stops, a dude gets on the train wearing outer space footwear. I couldn’t stop staring at them and neither could anyone else! haha. I took a...

Socialista is the place to be.

Today I had to shoot the 30th birthday party of Brooke Geahan, the president and founder of The Accompanied Literary Society, at Socialista, located at 505 West Street. First of all, Brooke is an amazing woman who is not only stunning, but also very charming and down to earth. One can tell upon meeting her...

I have a day job.

I woke up a little late this morning for work because my “crackberry” didn’t sound its usual 9:30 AM alarm. I work from 11 AM to 4 PM or 4:30 PM Monday through Friday at a laidback labor law firm fairly close to Union Square and I love it. My bosses are nice and older...