He tours the world on private jets. He parties with rockstars. He really, really likes beer. Sure, noted music photographer Grady Brannan has plenty in common with the rawkus and rowdy deejays, singers and rappers he shoots, but the NorCal native didn’t take the conventional path to art and Internet fame.
Born and raised in West Baltimore, Devin Allen has rapidly emerged as a leading political and human rights photographer. Armed only with his trusty Leica camera, Allen became a key documenter of the cultural landscape surrounding the death of Freddie Gray and the Baltimore Uprising.
Detroit, Michigan, also known as the Motor City, once churned out car after car, its economy booming. But just as the auto industry has changed and evolved, so has the city that was once home to Hitsville U.S.A, and so too has one of Detroit’s most prominent artists:
Ever wonder what it would take to be James Bond, Jason Bourne or another notorious spy? SPYSCAPE, a recently opened experiential museum in New York, provides the answer by giving attendees the opportunity to enter the world of special agents, covert operations and secret missions.
A native Californian and adopted New Yorker, Hugo McCloud is a self-taught, multimedia artist inspired by urban landscapes and decay. McCloud, who has been featured in solo exhibitions in New York, Italy, and London, works largely in metals, and applies a “physical and instinctual” approach to his work.
According to The Wing’s in-house historian, the first professional women’s club in America was founded after Fanny Fern, a popular American newspaper columnist, was turned away from a speech Charles Dickens gave at the New York Press Club and told she could, “listen through a crack in the door.” Over 100 years later, The Wing carries on the tradition.
Alessandro Sartori is the Artistic Director of the Italian luxury group Ermenegildo Zegna. Recently, we partnered with Zegna on Zegna Toyz, an exclusive new collection of men’s accessories, entertainment, and home products created in Pelle Tessuta, an innovative woven leather fabric made from thin strips of micro leather.
On a cool, sunny November morning, we headed down to Charlie Bird, the 60-seat casual Italian restaurant in SoHo known for its extensive wine list and curated hip-hop music, for a Friendsgiving with the restaurant’s chef and co-founder Ryan Hardy, whose other restaurants include Pasquale Jones in Nolita and Legacy Records in Hudson Yards, opening up in January.