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Corkery Elementary School & Bosley Park Get FREE Art Exhibitions Too!

August 25th, 2016 Posted by Art, Featured, Photography, Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™ No Comment yet

Again, we were able to knock out two art exhibitions in one day, first heading to Corkery in Little Village and then Bosley Park in Bridgeport.

Surreal Cutout Paper Collages by Jay Riggio

March 21st, 2016 Posted by Art, Collage, Featured, New York, Surrealism No Comment yet

Most of the people in Riggio’s work have abstracted or replaced heads. The exception is one piece titled, “The Way You Fell In Love With A Girl,” in which all of the subjects’ faces are intact. He includes a male figure in a speedo flying near the top of the frame, but he is perfectly split in two right at the waist. Confusing? Yes. Captivating? Absolutely!

Chelsea Wolfe Bears Her Bright Storm Down Upon the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY

October 5th, 2015 Posted by Concert Photos, Featured, Music, New York No Comment yet

Chelsea Wolfe has said that there is a brightness in her shadow – a highlight to the looming Gothic image that well represents some of her music, as seen decked across fashion magazines and iconic photo shoots. Wolfe’s visual aesthetic is as well received as her music, which ranges from an elegant singer-songwriter folk style layered with harmonies to the heaviest in slow, brooding, sometimes-byzantine industrial, electronic and metal. There is a glow that comes from the darkness when she performs, and seeing her band live is nothing short of incredible, year after year.

Abstract Energies: The Photos of Chicago’s Carey Primeau

July 13th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Photography No Comment yet

Chicago born photographer Carey Primeau has a lot to say about conformity. He believes that “the standard is unacceptable” and that we should not conform to the ideas of the masses. These ideals transfer heavily into his artwork, breaking the mold with fine art photography.

Patrick Engman, 35mm Film Photography and A Curious Lens

May 27th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Photography No Comment yet

Patrick Engman’s 35mm photos capture small, even mundane moments… all of them beautiful in their own, fleeting way.

Royal Canoe @ Cameo Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)

July 10th, 2013 Posted by Concert Photos, Featured, Music No Comment yet

Concert Photos: Royal Canoe @ Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, NY – July 2nd, 2013.

Os Mutantes – Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell

July 3rd, 2013 Posted by Concert Photos, Featured, Music No Comment yet

Legendary Brazilian musicians Os Mutantes, psychedelic rockers and innovators of the tropicália movement, played their first show ever in Brooklyn at Prospect Park. IPMM was there.

Estevan Oriol : IPMM Exclusive Interview

March 1st, 2010 Posted by Featured, Interviews No Comment yet


“I’m hungry…everyday I’m hustlin’.  I have to hustle a job, then do it.  Go hustle another one, then do it….it’s a constant grind.”

Estevan Oriol has made a name for himself due to sheer perseverance.  After his role as Cypress Hill’s and House of Pain’s tour manager for a combined 13 years, he’s successfully established himself at the forefront of urban LA photography.  Oriol is half of the creative vision behind Joker Brand in conjunction with his homey Mr. Cartoon, and has done well to solidify his stake as one of the keynote names on Upper Playground’s roster of clothing and accessories.

In September, he released his “LA Women,” photography book which has gotten great reviews, and has further etched out Oriol’s place as the guy who can best capture images of people you rarely see images of. Whether homey’s in East LA, or a Xzibit posing for a magazine cover, Estevan preserves the pride of his subjects, despite the fact that mainstream media hasn’t. Some people just see gang members covered in tats, but I  don’t tend to give a shit about those people in the first place. (Why else could it be that Oriol is one of the only guys taking these types of pics? Hmmm).  Despite his success, Estevan’s still hungry. He understands his role as historian via film, and sees no reason to stop capturing the world from angles less-traveled.

EL: Recently I was talking to a friend of mine, another photographer, about how I view your work from the scope of history. As if you’re cataloging a fairly specific group of people from a particular time and place…You ever think of it that way?

Oriol: Sometimes when I look at my photos, I do. But because I didn’t set out to do that, I only think about that when I see all the photos I’ve done.

EL: What was the first photo you got paid for?

Oriol: It was either a lowriding story for Fine Mag in Japan or a Sucker Clothing catalog.

EL: Your “LA Women” book is a hot topic these days…you pleased with the finished product? The subjects are perfect, you seem to have done your thing…
Oriol: Yes, I must say, I’m very pleased with the finished product.  I was talking to my bro Muggs yesterday, it’s very similar to a record.  You have to work at it if you want it to move, otherwise it’ll just sit on the shelf.

EL: Do you really care if fools other than your clients like your work? I guess I’m asking, do you care about the “art world,” or are you solely focused on the client?

Oriol: I’m pretty sure everyone cares if you like what they do, it’s human.  But if someone doesn’t like it, I don’t get hurt.  You can’t make everyone happy.


EL: While I was writing these questions, I thought about how dope it would be if you took pictures of urban settings all over this country…..

Oriol: Yeah, I was the tour manager for Cypress Hill for 10 years, and House of Pain for 3, so I did a lot of traveling.  We went to 44 countries and every state in the US.  Some places I have a lot of photos of…

EL: As far as international destinations, which was your favorite to photograph, and why?

Oriol: Japan, Brasil, Mexico, France, China, Cuba, Jamaica and Panama…because of the culture there, and they’re the places I took some of my best photos.

EL: What camera do you use most?
Oriol: My Canon AE-1 is always close to my side.
EL: You’ve got a line of products with UP, but don’t have you have a few other entrepreneurial projects goin’ on?
Oriol: Yeah, I did a collabo before with Famous Stars and Straps, Suru, Tits, Stussy, Neighborhood, Adidas, and Diamond Supply.
EL: I heard you say in your interview in “The Run Up,” that you’re “unemployed” until you actually shoot someone’s photos. Do you think it’s the fact that you run your whole operation that keeps you hungry?

Oriol: Oh yeah, I’m hungry…everyday I’m hustlin’.  I have to hustle a job, then do it.  Go hustle another one, then do it…its a constant grind.

EL: Where do you hope to be in 20 years?

Oriol: Doing some films with about 20 more books out, and still taking photos, goin’ around the world.

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