The Gypsy Files is a photo zine that features some of our favorite art/photography personalities. A few we’ve actually featured this last year: Gordon Holden, and Russ Roe, along side Logan Hill, Julian Martin, Mumma Brothers, and Dave Kiehl. We’ve screen grabbed a few of our stand out image/collages from the zine, but make sure to take a look at it in it’s entirety here: Gypsy Files No. 8.
Andrew Kalashnikov has a badass last name and an eye for dramatic photography. We love the mood he sets and we can’t get enough of the intensity of his models, who seem to be mostly Russian, as that is where Andrew lives. Check out more of his work on his website, and enjoy some of our favorites from his collection.
Peter Brian Shafer’s photography makes us want to ask questions. His intimate style, lets us peek into a world that feels sexual-yet gritty, lonely- yet connected. Several of his photos take place in Williamsburg in Brooklyn and around NYC and he captures that world in a beautiful way. We are proud to feature a few of our favorites from his site, which you must take a look at here.
Matteo Staltari is a photographer / digital manipulator who combines his love for camera experimentation and digital manipulation. What we get are methodical, architectural pieces that speak to Matteo’s love for photography and pushing the envelope.
Billie Danger hails from Mexico and lives in Vancouver BC. Not only does he take photos, but he’s a phenomenal DJ as well. We met Billie through some friends and we were immediately intrigued by his musical taste as he proceeded to play a chain of tracks that we’d never heard, but we continued to ask over and over who they were by, because they were that good. Billie channels some seriously amazing energy and it shows with everything he does. His latino heritage seems to influences his work and we love the tasteful way he incorporates these themes into his photography and music.
In this Witness This feature we really want to let his art speak for itself. We asked Billie to make an exclusive mix just for WT, and just this week our wish came true. What we are left with is a very special set that dances along the lines of deep house, nu-disco, and hip-hop. There are moments when the genres blend so seamlessly together that we believe new un-named genre’s emerge. So without further delay, press play on the soundcloud link below (you can also download it from the soundcloud window for free), and as the set starts turn it up and scroll through the stimulating photography of Billie Danger.