Regarding the tragic shooting of at least 85 people on Utoya island in Norway: Official sources and social media indicate that Breivik might be a right-wing Christian fundamentalist who may have had an issue with Norway’s multi-cultural society. The attack may have been politically motivated, one official said. — “Police aren’t ruling out more suspects … Continue reading Mental. But not a “fundamentalist.”
I’m going running tomorrow to start training for a marathon. Today is Friday. The marathon is on Saturday. Yes. Like, tomorrow, Saturday. If I told you this in person you would likely have (1) lost any doubt in your mind that I’m an idiot and, (2) cautioned me to, maybe, you know, think about going … Continue reading Your expectations are killing you.
I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything. —John Steinbeck And, boy, do I share your sentiment, John. Continue reading “I hate cameras…”
If Jet had a female lead singer and released an acoustic album, it would sound like Julie Belle’s new EP, “Run.” Chock-full of catchy melodies, tasty guitar hooks, and bitingly honest lyrics, if you’re a fan of folk, blues and/or rock music in the slightest, I will bet you a cup of coffee that you’re … Continue reading Julie Belle: “Run”
Proxart just released it’s Summer 2011 issue. And, as usual, I barely slept at all for (at least) two days. I drank a ton of coffee, barely ate anything, and didn’t have much time to shower.
But I wasn’t alone. Between myself, a dedicated editorial staff, and a slew of designers and photographers from all around the world, Proxart has managed to turn this potential catastrophe into an art. Here’s how we make it happen:
Anything, but not everything.
When we start planning for an issue, we throw all of our personal feature picks into a mush pot. Any artist is fair game as long as you can get an interview with the artist themselves. (We won’t publish arbitrary commentary about an artist. Every article has to come out of a real conversation with them about what they do.) We generally take submissions from the staff for a two week period and, after that, Gia will pick and finalize our table of contents.
Once we sort through who made the cut, Gia and I map out which articles are major features, which are minor, and assign opinion pieces. Then we put together a book-map and allocate a certain amount of space (and a certain amount of words) for each article.
Picking our players.
Once we’ve finalized who we’re featuring and allotted their article an appropriate amount of space, we figure out where each artist lives. Then Ben Hunter goes exploring online to find photographers who live close to our featured artists. Once we find photographers that shoot in a style we appreciate (and that fits the look of Proxart Magazine), we hook the artist up with the photographer and we help them arrange a time for the shoot. Continue reading “Proxart Magazine: The Process”
The idea that you could truly do anything you really wanted with your life is something that most people won’t let slip into their subconscious. Fear of failure. Fear of undefined success. Fear. Something like that. But, really, your dreams don’t need to be well articulated to be attainable. Bank on that. Continue reading Anything, or Fear
Well folks, time to close up shop. Whatever you’re doing, it’s (obviously) time to give up all hope. The June jobs report was released today and, well, let’s just say that it was horrible. Here’s a taste of how CNN approached the subject: “At first, when I heard it, I thought maybe they had announced the … Continue reading The June jobs report (or) Just give up hope, already!