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Woodstock and Kaaterskill Falls

Some photos from a recent weekend to upstate New York in Woodstock and a hike up Kaaterskill Falls.

Shot with a Nikon EM on Kodak Porta 800.

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No Trend – Ace Hotel

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Very excited to be showing alongside a group of truly talented artists in this show at the Ace Hotel, NY, of the course of the month of March, 2017. The show opened to the public last weekend and will close March 26th, with a closing party on March 23.

Here’s a description of the show from the Ace Hotel’s Website:

GALLERY: NO TREND

SATURDAY MAR 04 — SUNDAY MAR 26
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – GALLERY, NEW YORK

The birth of modern American skateboarding occurred sometime in the 1940s or 50s with surfers looking for ways to ride the pavement. Although no one can confirm who first thought to strap wheels to a crate, we can all agree that skaters have taken that simple deck and created a phenomenally attractive subculture that was, for better or worse, ripe for capitalization. But somehow, and despite decades of either exploitative or collaborative commercialization, skateboarding has always remained true to the skater, loyal to the bone to those that skate for the pure love and obsession of it.

Skaters have always expressed themselves as they see fit. They have an ineffable knack for practice and perhaps that drive — along with an irreverent attitude toward authority and a clear sense-of-self — allows them to move between the asphalt and the studio (or to even erase the distinction between skating and art) with such grace and aplomb.

NO TREND, curated by Anthony Pappalardo, looks to some exceptionally talented skaters whose fine-art practices define their real relationship to skateboarding, one where the work speaks for itself and noone else. Works by Cole Giordano, Pep Kim, Jonathan Mehring, Lou Sarowsky, Winston Tseng, Tyrrell Winston and Allen Ying.

 


Soaker Promo for Wharfcat Records

Brooklyn based “punk, noise rock, [and] art-damaged sludge metal” band Soaker released their debut 7″ on Wharfcat Records today. These guys are great friends of mine, so I was stoked when they came to me with this out-there idea for a promo photo, which we had way too much fun working on.

You can read an amazingly sardonic interview with the band over at CLRVYNT, listen to their single from the record, Sendhi,  on AdHoc, AND you can order yourself a copy from Wharfcat’s website here.

Congrats dudes!

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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Spread from TWSJ March 2015.

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Website Updates!

Just made a bunch of new additions to my website including some new skate photos, travel series, and some of my favorites  shots from Brooklyn’s Northside Festival with Against Me!, Sannhet, Cayetanna, Viet Cong, and more.

Please take a look: www.colegiordano.com!

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