Glory Hole. What imagery do those words inspire? Most of you are thinking dirty thoughts right now, and that is just fine. Curators 1985 and Kelsey & Rémy Bennett presented a group exhibition with the same name at this year’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show at the historic Moynihan Station. While the term “glory hole” has a pretty singular meaning, which you can search on Urban Dictionary if you are unsure, Rémy and Kelsey explained that it’s... Read More
PART 2 of 3 for a special photo diary series from photographer Kelsey Bennett. A diary of words and photos by Kelsey Bennett Before I head to Brooklyn to photograph Rachel, she calls to let me know that it’s International Daisy Day. So, of course, we will need Daisies in the photos. I pick up a bouquet on my way and she has one waiting as well; she also has daisies painted on her nails and dried roses hanging from the walls. As we begin,... Read More
PART 3 of 3 for a special photo diary series from photographer Kelsey Bennett. A diary of words and photos by Kelsey Bennett A friend who knew Danielle “Danz” Johnson as a DJ back in the day recommended I photograph her. When I first Google her name, I find “The End of Time,” a music video where the artist is roaming the streets and rooftops of an overcast New York City, dressed in a metallic astronaut suit that fits... Read More
Saturday Songwriting Routines with Brianna Lance of Bad Girlfriend ++ Exclusive Premiere of “Act Right” by Bad Girlfriend!
PART 1 of 3 for a special photo diary series from photographer Kelsey Bennett. A diary of words and photos by Kelsey Bennett Brianna is from Texas. She’s tall, with wild red hair with the stride of a midnight cowboy mixed with the airy confidence of Jane Burkin. She invites me to her place in Alphabet City on a bright Saturday afternoon. At her apartment, I ask her about where she writes her songs: On the floor? On the bed? She shows... Read More
photographer / Kacy Johnson story /Gina Tron Kelsey Bennett and B. Thom Stevenson merged their talents to make a collection called “Boregasm,” that debuted in NY last month and still resonates with me today. The show was exhibited at Manhattan’s Fig19 Gallery. The two had worked together in the past on music videos and even a war-mobile of sorts that they collaborated on at last year’s Bushwick Open Studios. They felt they... Read More