Writing Wednesday – Dave Dean [Summer Traps] – “Old Style Test”

It’s been a long time it seems since we’ve posted at WW. It’s unfortunate we can’t seem to get these things weekly like we want. However, we’re always all so busy and our man Dave Dean [a.k.a Summer Traps] is working on a new album that will be well worth the wait. For this WW we’ve got a new ballad accaompnied with lyrics entitled “Old Style Test”. Photograph: James Ellis.

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Kevin Ledo – Golden Tunnel @ Flyjin

11 000 sheets of Gold Leaf and two murals later, Flyjin, a subterranean Asian Brasserie/nightclub located in Old Montreal, is the home to a Kevin Ledo‘s biggest art installation to date. Ledo put together a team of artists to tackle this shimmering gold project. Above is the ‘in the making’ video, directed, filmed and edited by Karel Chladek.

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Jonathan Hertzberg – Dirty Old New York Subway

“A mix of clips of the New York City subway system on film, mostly from the ’70s and early ’80s, when graffiti was a mainstay on train cars and everything underground was, for the most part, grittier and more worn than it is today. The exact date range is 1966 to 1984…in other words, Lindsay to Koch.” – Jonathan Hertzberg

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Samuel Burns – A Solitude Man And His Old, Long Exposure Camera

The wait can last for up to eight hours. Using his large format 4×5 camera, 33 year-old Sydney photographer Samuel Burns hides under a dark cloth to carefully compose his image on a ground glass, seeing the image up-side-down and back-to-front he utilises old fashioned dials and movements such as rise, tilt and shift to adjust and refine his composure. Everything needs to be painstakingly perfect. The wait begins once the film is carefully loaded.

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