Taylor
life as i know it, portraits

2 much love

I tried to photograph everyone that came out to my birthday party last week.  I adore each one of these people…even more for coming out on a rainy Monday night to celebrate with me.  Thanks for celebrating with me. Let’s keep being awesome together.

Jen

Jen

Taylor

Taylor

Cat

Cat

Sarah

Sarah

Alex

Alex

Suzanne

Suzanne

Sean

Sean

Amanda

Amanda

Masha

Masha

Joel

Joel

Tito

Tito

Joy

Joy

Alethia

Alethia

Mark

Mark

Dena

Dena

Marco

Marco

Autumn

Autumn

David

David

Corinne

Corinne

Laura

Laura

Gary

Gary

Laura

Laura

Vanessa

Vanessa

Caroline

Caroline

Taylor

Taylor

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You Have Everything You Need
life as i know it

infinite birthdays

Last Sunday I threw 100 surprise birthday parties, to 100 unsuspecting guests.

The Calder Foundation invited me to stage a performance for a one night only private event.  The theme of the event being transformation, I decided to welcome each attendee with their own surprise birthday party – an invitation to be open to transformation and an invitation to the infinite.

I worked withe the tireless team at The Calder Foundation, including Katherine Cohn and Eric Guy Booker, who helped me to transform a part of a Gramercy townhouse that was completely under construction, into a space to perform and celebrate.  Friends and frequent collaborators Tracy Gilman, Mari Gustafson, Sarah Mcmillan, Ruth Ann de Leon, and Moses Grubb helped me throw the party… over and over again.  Completes with an infinite pinata (custom made by Brooklyn’s own Llaves Designs) and infinite cupcakes, we celebrated birth and transformation all night.  Below you can see a selection of images from the event.

All photos by (except the last two) by the amazing Elisabeth Smolarz.

 

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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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