The people I liked were those who were able to do something with nothing – painters, writers and photographers. I looked into photography early on and I saw that there were sports photographers who needed an Olympian, fashion photographers who needed a model and war photographers who needed a war.
Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank and Riboud and those guys – they didn’t need anything; they would just look out the window or go to the garden. In other words, the everyday life situation became a gold mine for these artists, and I gravitated towards the fact that you could take something right next to you and turn it into art or communication. I liked the integrity of journalism but I was always interested in photographs. Photographs didn’t have to communicate a great concept, they could just be"
System magazine #2 cover by Juergen Teller
Oakland based art and culture collective Flavourhood is coming together again to produce a one of a kind art show. Simply titled, The Return, the show features work by over 30 artists in one of Oakland’s most unique spaces. Founded by Japheth Gonzalez and Benjamin Giustino, Flavourhood aims to …
Preview of saturday night!!!
FlavourHood - Oakland Ca
'Approximation II,' 2012
[digital print on aluminum, cutout display]