(c) cole giordano


Rockaway’s Music Scene is at Hightide – Brooklyn Magazine


Probably one of my favorite assignments of the year so far – the beach and a sweaty DIY show in Far Rockaway. Read the whole story shot, for Brooklyn Magazine here, and check out some more summer longing in my latest portfolio, by the sea.



New Website Updates

I just updated the music section of my website to include some of my favorite shots from the pat 2 years at Northside Festival as well as lots of local shows.

Here’s Grandmaster Flash doing what he does working the crowd at Mccarren Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for Northside 2016, and a quite different crowd at the Subhumans show at Saint Vitus just a couple hours later.

Please check it out at www.colegiordano.com!
You might see a familiar face or two.


Cryptic Carousel for Bandcamp

I recently got to indulge my inner music nerd and love for all things DIY in the music scene when I met the man behind Cryptic Carousel, and photographed the workspace where he masterminds the production of his brilliant cassette tapes (among all other things analog). See more photos and read the full interview for Bandcamp here.


Double cassette release for Middle Grey’s “Mirror Medicine”.


WEAVES for Bandcamp

Had a blast shooting the totally awesome Toronto based band, Weaves, for the amazing music streaming site Bandcamp a couple weeks back. The story is now live. Click here to see more photos and read the full interview.


#AsianFoodMafia for Brooklyn Magazine

Here are the tear sheets from the story I shot for Brooklyn Magazine on the #AsianFoodMafia – a group of like minded Asian chefs attempting to change the perception and culture surrounding Asian cuisine in New York City, as well as the way chefs work with each other, in order to create a proactive and supportive community within the industry.

The story can be seen in the February issue, available on newsstands now.
Read the article online here, or pick up a copy to find out more.



Yellow Eyes “Sick With Bloom” Album Release, with Vilkacis

On December 11th, Brooklyn based black metal band, Yellow Eyes , played an incredible show at the Acheron to celebrate the release of their new EP, “Sick With Bloom”, on Gilead Media. Here are some photos, along with a few of supporting act, Vilkacis.










Yellow Eyes


Yellow Eyes


Yellow Eyes


Yellow Eyes

Takahiro Morita for Transworld Skate Japan

Takhiro Morita has been a major force in the Japanese skate scene for over two decades. But it was only about 2 years ago that I met him at the New York premier of French skate company Magenta‘s video: Soleil Levant. The video itself was awesome, but I found Morita’s part in it to be truly inspiring. Not only did he skate with alluring style and amazingly creative tricks, his part was inter-spliced with crazy and cool artistic visuals of brains and weird wavelengths, all cut together at a dizzying speed that matched his skating. After the video was over, I decided I had to introduce myself.

We spent the rest of the night hanging out with the Magenta crew and other skaters from New York, and went skating the next day to try and get some photos. Those photos eventually ran in the Japanese publication VHS, and then later in the March 2015 issue of Transworld Skate Japan.

This summer, Morita made it back to New York. We spent a full week skating every day and I’m happy to say that the photos we got that week are now part of Morita’s bi-lingual cover story in the current issue of TWSJ. They make up part of Morita’s “Love From Far East” – a story about his skating and how it has enabled him to travel around the world for over 25 years.

Accompanying the issue is a DVD that highlights Morita’s skate career. The cover of it is a photo I took of Morita during a rainy midnight venture to Times Square.

Check it out below. For more photos, head to colegiordano.com.

(Click to enlarge and read.)

TWSJ Spread - Oct. 2015

TWSJ Spread - Oct. 2015

TWSJ DVD Cover - Oct 2015

Spread from TWSJ March 2015.

TWSJ Spread - March, 2015