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blkorange:

"Anything You Can Do"
A new editorial with our friends @acdgallery featuring pieces from #fuctssdd & #headporterplus
Photography by: @kennethjmitchell  Enjoy,
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blkorange:

"Anything You Can Do"

A new editorial with our friends @acdgallery featuring pieces from #fuctssdd & #headporterplus

Photography by: @kennethjmitchell
Enjoy,

Black Orange http://ift.tt/1yeB5qO

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note

Altamont’s Summer 2014 collection is for the free-wheeler, the journey-lover, the day-tripper. The season is for road-rambling and nature-dwelling, for recapturing childhood bliss, but with an adult twist. We captured some of that youthful whimsy in our Walle short-sleeved woven, with its printed goldfish swimming in blue fabric. With its wood-grain inspired print, the Indio short-sleeved woven is reflective of the trees out there just waiting to get lost in. Our Utility shorts feature larger pockets to hold the tools of your adventures, and the Poncho sweatshirt is the perfect lightweight item for any destination, from the beach to the desert and back again. The fabric mixes are unique yet functional and the range showcases and equal blend of rugged elements and laid-back fits all ideal for a few months of semi-directional wanderlust. 

— 2 months ago with 6 notes
#Altamont  #cutfromadifferentcloth  #sumer14 

Altamont Contributor Andres Serrano as embarked on new Project “Sign of the Times” was conceived of in early October when I started to see what I perceived as a greater number of homeless people in the city. As a native New Yorker, it surprised me because I had never seen so many people begging and sleeping on the streets. It occurred to me to start buying the signs that the homeless use to ask for money.

After a while, a few people said to me, “I’ve heard of you. You’re the guy going around buying signs. I was wondering if you were ever going to find me.”

I immersed myself in the project, going out almost on a daily basis and walking five, six, seven hours a day. Once, I even walked 12 hours uptown to Harlem, East and West, downtown to Battery Park and back home. I never took transportation anywhere because I felt that since the homeless live on the streets, I had to walk the streets like they do. After a while, a few said to me, “I’ve heard of you. You’re the guy going around buying signs. I was wondering if you were ever going to find me.” I bought about 200 signs and usually offered $20, which they were happy, even ecstatic, to get. (Once, though, I saw a sign that said, “Just need $10″ so I said to the guy, “I’ll give you 10 for it and he said, “You got it. I guess the sign did its job!”)

What struck me about the people who sold me their signs was their willingness to let go of them. It was as if they had little attachment to them, even though some signs had been with them for a long time. Of course, they needed the money. Many people would tell me they had made nothing that day. But I also think that those who possess little have less attachment to material things. They know what it’s like to live with less.

I had a certain way of approaching people. Whenever I saw anyone sitting on the street with a sign I wanted, I would crouch down, but not sit down. To sit down next to them would be like sitting on their couch without asking permission. But by crouching down, I could look them in the eye and be on the same level. Then I would say, “Can I ask you a question?”

I won’t say this is a political piece, because if it is, whose politics?

They always said yes and I’d say, “I’m an artist. And artists see things in a different way. And one of the things I see are the signs the homeless have. I’m buying these signs because I see every sign as a story. There are many stories out here that should be heard. Can I offer you $20 for your sign?” They would all say yes and it touched me how grateful many people were when I bought their sign. I got several hugs and many “God Bless Yous.”

I bought signs from people of all ages, including some who were my age. I remember buying a sign from a man in his sixties who was sitting outside the McDonalds at St. Marks and 3rd Avenue and around 10 at night. He looked at me as if I was an angel from heaven. He had pennies in his cup and couldn’t believe I wanted to give him $20 for his sign. He said, “Now, I could get a bed and a meal.”

The youngest person I bought a sign from was probably 16. I forgot to ask her age but she could have been even younger. Her sign read, “Mom told us to wait right here. That was ten years ago.”

I got every sign I wanted except one. It was a nice sign, with a photograph on a small button and some other details and writing. I had just bought a sign from his friend but when I asked to buy his sign, the man explained that it was his lucky sign. He’d had it for five years. I said “OK” and walked away. I could have offered more money but I didn’t want to take his lucky sign away from him.

My funniest encounter, the one that always makes me smile, was the time I approached two guys who were slouched over, deep asleep in the afternoon, at 17th Street and Park Avenue South. These guys were out cold when I say to one of them, “Hey Mister, can I talk to you?” I’m crouching next to him on the sidewalk and he doesn’t respond so I nudge his hand, which is sticking out over his knee, and I say, “Hey Mister, I want to talk to you.”

He doesn’t move but waves his hand, shooing me away. So I say to him, “Listen. I want to buy something.” His head is covered in a hood and he says to me without looking up, “I’ve got nothing to sell.” “Your sign,” I say. “I want to buy your sign.” All of a sudden he jumps out of his slumber smiling as if he’d been called to a board meeting to make a deal. What I love is that it never occurred to him he had something someone wanted to buy.

I’ve made my collection a work of art. It’s a voice, an instrument, mine and theirs, telling a story that needs to be heard.

— 2 months ago with 4 notes
"Your Point of View"

Photo Editorial by: @blkorange Photography by: @kennethjmitchell
#altamont #blkorange

"Your Point of View"

Photo Editorial by: @blkorange Photography by: @kennethjmitchell
#altamont #blkorange

— 3 months ago
Altamont Presents 
Andrew Reynolds “Polaroids”
Curated By Patrick O’dell

Though he’s never pursued any kind of recognition for his photography, Andrew
Reynolds has been consistently shooting pictures since his days as a young skater in Florida.
Residing in shoe boxes at his house are thousands of polaroids and 35mm prints:  
Childhood images from the driveway launch-ramp days of the 80s,
snapshot images from Birdhouse tours with Willy Santos, Tony Hawk, and
Ocean Howell, one of a kind polaroids (borders written on and stained) shot in the
black-outs and hang-overs of the Warner Ave Piss Drunx days,
pairs of polaroids, usually of the same person with two poses, taken of
everybody that stopped by Andrew’s house in the last few years.
In fact, almost all of Andrew’s pictures are from the inside of his
house; a collection of personal memories with no real intention on Andrew’s
part of showing them, or even being credited as a photographer. But after
looking through them, it became clear that these pictures encapsulate a
unique view into the life of a professional skateboarder, and that these images need to be
shared and archived.

On May 14th , this collection will be seen for the first time at KNOWN
Gallery 441 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Altamont Presents
Andrew Reynolds “Polaroids”
Curated By Patrick O’dell

Though he’s never pursued any kind of recognition for his photography, Andrew
Reynolds has been consistently shooting pictures since his days as a young skater in Florida.
Residing in shoe boxes at his house are thousands of polaroids and 35mm prints:
Childhood images from the driveway launch-ramp days of the 80s,
snapshot images from Birdhouse tours with Willy Santos, Tony Hawk, and
Ocean Howell, one of a kind polaroids (borders written on and stained) shot in the
black-outs and hang-overs of the Warner Ave Piss Drunx days,
pairs of polaroids, usually of the same person with two poses, taken of
everybody that stopped by Andrew’s house in the last few years.
In fact, almost all of Andrew’s pictures are from the inside of his
house; a collection of personal memories with no real intention on Andrew’s
part of showing them, or even being credited as a photographer. But after
looking through them, it became clear that these pictures encapsulate a
unique view into the life of a professional skateboarder, and that these images need to be
shared and archived.

On May 14th , this collection will be seen for the first time at KNOWN
Gallery 441 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

— 3 months ago with 27 notes

Altamont is proud to present Desert Daze Fest this Saturday!

We got the chance to ask some of our favorite bands playing the fest a few questions, starting with Cosmonauts (who play at 6:25p on the Moon Stage):


Altamont: Festivals can be magical musical wonderlands or hellish anxiety-ridden nightmares. You guys have played it before, so what makes Desert Daze the former and not the latter? 

Alexander Ahmadi: The Sailor Jerry Artist Trailer duh.

Altamont: What are your festival survival must-haves?

Derek Cowart: Sunglasses.

AA: More than one t-shirt.

Altamont: What festival of the past would you most have wanted to attend and why?

DC:  I would have loved to see Pavement get booed off the stage at Lollapalooza ‘95. There’s something beautiful and comforting about a great band being rejected by a bunch of meatheads.

AA: HempCon 2009. Heard it was wild.

Altamont: What other bands at Desert Daze are you most excited to see?

DC: I’m interested in seeing what Vincent Gallo is all about. More excited to see Al Lover and Froth, though.
AA: Disappears & Liars.

Altamont: Do you guys have anything special planned for your Desert Daze set? Can you give us a teaser?

DC: It’s on the 26th, right? I’ll be in my birthday suit, so there’s that.

Tix and camping passes for Desert Daze, ft. Blonde Redhead, Liars, Autolux, UMO, DIIV, and more (including apparently a nude performance by Cosmonauts) are still available HERE.

— 4 months ago with 1 note
#Desert Daze  #Altamont  #Cut from a different cloth  #Cosmonauts  #Moon Block Party  #Interview  #Festival 
// @andrewreyes painting influenced by traditional #americantattoo #designs #art #altamont

// @andrewreyes painting influenced by traditional #americantattoo #designs #art #altamont

— 4 months ago with 2 notes
Acid Jazz Woven
#Altamont
#bleachwash
#blue
#outnow
http://bit.ly/1hgj8QX

Acid Jazz Woven
#Altamont
#bleachwash
#blue
#outnow
http://bit.ly/1hgj8QX

— 4 months ago with 1 note
jlatumeten:

PIECE I DID FOR hypetrak // PROUD MOMENT 

jlatumeten:

PIECE I DID FOR hypetrak // PROUD MOMENT 

— 4 months ago with 2 notes
// @volcanicsunrise #altamont

// @volcanicsunrise #altamont

— 4 months ago with 3 notes
Fielder Woven
📷 @tigertigerdreamz 
http://bit.ly/1kI277C

Fielder Woven
📷 @tigertigerdreamz
http://bit.ly/1kI277C

— 5 months ago with 1 note
#altamont 
White on black #altamont #denim

White on black #altamont #denim

— 5 months ago with 3 notes