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.
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.
…and a rose is a rose is a rose.
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.
Here’s the final version of the video I made with Doom Trumpet this fall. I had a completely magical time making it. I hope you can see it in final cut…and scroll down for more posts on witches and still shots from the shoot….Click the link above to listen to the entire album!