One inspirational Bushwick person a week.
That has been my mantra since October last year. Yes, I am talking about the photos + story series Tuesday People. We have been introducing a person belonging to the exceptional community of the town of Bushwick every Tuesday. Tuesday People have been mostly artists, because Bushwick has an amazingly thriving art scene, but we had also local entrepreneurs, fashion illustrator, psychic, and others. The 1st edition of Tuesday People was successfully wrapped up by an amazing art show comprised of the works of 14 Tuesday People, held during and after Bushwick Open Studios ’11. Shortly after we restarted the series with a Summer Edition of Tuesday People. The photos were taken mostly outdoors, and we talked about people in a summery light manner.
Today we are starting the Fall edition of Tuesday People featuring an artist, Nate Anspaugh. The article is a collaboration for the 1st time in the history of Tuesday People: text by Sarah Hassan + photos by Katarina Hybenova. But before you start reading the story, let me remind you of the best moments with the summer Tuesday People….
Julie Torres and I created a magical romantic world where her paitings were floating in the air and she wandered between them like a fairy. In fact, this is Julie's living room/studio, we didn't use any special lighting equipment, and the paintings were simply taped to the ceiling.
Eric Trosko likes to paint ducks. I was curious how he interacts with the real ones, and so I suggested to check out the only place in Bushwick that keeps (happy) living poultry -> Bushwick City Farm. It turned out that real ducks are aloof.
Ben Godward makes toxic candy sculptures using urethane foam. The look at a Ben's sculpture makes you want to lick it, play with it, and eventually dance around it. Ben made one of them in front of my camera, just like he was cooking.
Tyrome Tripoli collects useless artifacts and welds them together creating sculptures resembling fantastic animals. We experienced a summer storm in his studio listening to an experimental student radio station, and talking about surfing in California.
Valeria Vasilova is an actress from Europe and a Bushwick newborn. We took a walk around in Bushwick, an a bath in an open fire hydrant.
Paul Rome is a writer fascinated by sound, music, and live performance. His latest audio piece, The You Trilogy, is downloadable online.
Ashley Zelinksie is a geek, artist and director of Curbs & Stoops art space. We took a walk in the industrial part of Bushwick, and nearly persuaded a guy to drive her up with an aerial crane.
Matthew Miller explores portraiture. He invited me over to his studio and tried hard to explain that those heads on this paintings are not his self-portraits, even though they are him.
Cooper Holoweski is one of the Bushwick's rising and shining collage artists. He traveled a lot and invited me for a Bushwick snow cone. Lemon flavored.
Proud founder of Bushwick Daily. She writes, takes photos, and sometimes video. Born and raised in Slovakia, she has studied in Prague, Leuven and New York, traveled the world only to find home in Bushwick or should we say Ridgewood :) She is interested in yoga, running, human & cat friends.