Nick_BikeKill_LaurenSilbermanPhotography
life as i know it, portraits

things are what they are

…and a rose is a rose is a rose.

Nick_BikeKill_LaurenSilbermanPhotography

This is Nick at the 10th Bike Kill, the Black Label Bike Club’s annual street party. I spent several years, mostly between 2004 and 2008 photographing Black Label. I missed the last few Bike Kills because I was traveling in another place that holds my passion, New Orleans. It was great to be back and see that it’s still as dirty and rowdy as ever, with a few extra flourishes.

 

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Witching with Callie
life as i know it, portraits

Witching with Callie

I’ve been working on a story for Bust Magazine about a friend of mine and her discovery of witchcraft. Callie has spent the last several months focused on the Wiccan tradition. I spent some time with her this summer participating in rituals and learning with her. It’s not all magic and evil spells, but a way to celebrate the earth and the sky, and our connection to it. 

Look for Callie’s great article with more of my images in the issue on newsstands!

Witching with Callie

Woodland Witches

Callie, Magic Hour

Tarot Readings

Spellcasters

Connected

Seance and sparks

Seancing

Hula Pentagram

Illuminate

 

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Louise
life as i know it, music, portraits

beach rituals with doom trumpet

Shot a video with Brooklyn’s doom trumpet this weekend. Went to the beach with some witches, welcomed the equinox with a ritual, flew kites, and other fun things. The full video is coming soon!

Louise

Louise

Callie

Callie (video still)

Taylor

Taylor (video still)

David

David (video still)

Andrew

Andrew

feather

doom trumpet/body and soul

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upcoming exhibits

#throwbackthursday/#flashbackfriday

I’m in two shows that open this Friday night as party of Greenpoint Gallery night. It should be a great night in Brooklyn!

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Calico presents its first juried group exhibition:
“#throwbackthursday / #flashbackfriday”
September 13 – October 4, 2013
opening reception: Sept 13, 6-9pm
jurors: Scott Chasse, founder/director of Calico Brooklyn
and Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief & co-founder of hyperallergic
http://www.calicobrooklyn.com/
this opening coincides with Greenpoint Gallery Night

With “#throwbackthursday / #flashbackfriday”, Calico asked artists to consider these questions: As artists, are we as willing to share images from our potentially cringeworthy artistic pasts? Could the older work be a “younger, hotter” version of its modern counterpart? Perhaps there is an outright cohesiveness in one’s work that has withstood the test of time..?

After sorting through over sixty submissions, a group of artists were chosen based on the interesting relationship of old work vs. new work. The exhibit will feature both old and new, and invites the viewer to search for similarities, differences, trends, and departures.

Exhibiting artists include: Adams Puryear, Charles Wilkin, Eric Lee Bowman, Lauren Silberman, Marcia Cooper, Mark Mann, Rachel Farmer, Samuel Baumel, Stacie Johnson, and Thomas Buildmore

 

Superstitious 13

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Talibam!
life as i know it, music

Ancient Egyptian New Year’s Hot Rave

…it was called something like that. It was basically a super hot and sweaty fun birthday dance party at the Center for the Advancement of Contemporary Art, which is the home to to a few friends’ art studios, located in Williamsburg.  Talibam! played in Maya Hayuk’s studio space (those are her rad paintings in the background) – they were weird and awesome. Here’s a photo:

Talibam!

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