Paper castles [ @pprcstls ] just put out their third album. it's called "acceptionalism". the album link is in their bio. give it a listen if you can, it's really great. these are some promo photos i shot in the winter with p***y reagan, who leads the group. here's a segment from a short piece i wrote about them for @noiseordinancevt [a link to that and their session with us in the noise ordinance bio] ••• watching paper castles perform live is special. you'll come in from the back, and the band is all looking down, lost in their sound. p***y mostly sings with his eyes closed, wren working carefully at his guitar or loop pedal, liz with her head hung, plucking away at the bass lines. brennan follows along behind on drums, occasionally craning towards his mic to layer in vocals. the songs will run in and out, and the band will keep pushing through, checking in with each other quietly during the pauses. it's immediately clear that they all care immensely about the music that they're making, and in that moment, not much else. listening to their show, or their most recent album, it feels like p***y and the band have a lot to say, a lot to make, and they're really just interested in doing exactly that.
@chazzylake just put out a group of songs. the first time i listened, it tore through everything else that was going on and hit me square in the chest. charlie says they're "rough cuts". and i know there's a lot more coming. but to hear a person pulling themselves apart and laying it out on the table like that -- it's important. it's needed. [link in his bio] [i shot the photo]
I interviewed @carolinerosemuzak for @noiseordinancevt . link in the noise ordinance bio. we spoke about her new album, about figuring out you're *allowed* to make things, about a taxidermy road k**l coffee table book, and a noodle dictator. you can also find the three sessions we shot with her and the rest of the band on the site.
There are a lot of photos floating around right now. but no one's really looking at them. and a lot of the time, they don't feel like real life. i'm starting a new photo series that aims to change that. [link in bio]
these are portrait sessions that are available to purchase. they're intended for everyone, but mostly for people who don't have as many photos of themselves as the younger generations do. send the link to your mom! your dad! your grandma! your uncle twice removed! your cousin you met that one time at a reunion! i'm excited to meet a lot of people, hear what they have to say, and help document them.
i updated the rest of my website as well. feel free to peruse. stacking everything up in one place helps me remember that maybe i'm not just spinning my wheels 100% of the time.
Pat. new jersey. post-family-meal. 1986. lawn chair. clothesline. cigarette smoke. pepsi can in puddle of water. your uncle carved the turkey wrong. beige carpet. warm wind. the suns setting earlier, you notice.