IAN REID | Interviews and Press Coverage
Ian Reid is a skater, a photographer, a filmmaker, a raconteur, an obsessive of subcultures, and a Brooklynite...but mostly he's a photographer. His current show, A Day's Work, is comprised of photos from his time spent collaborating with members of New York's BDSM community, but make no mistake, this exhibition was born out of skateboarding. When legendary skater Mike Carroll of Girl Skateboards decided he wanted his new pro deck to be adorned with Ian's photos, many of those involved were a bit hesitant. It was a risk for the company to use such provocative imagery and for Ian, who has been completely dedicated to his photography since 2008, it was a risk that might keep him in the small box of "skate photographer/filmer." Instead it became a win all the way around. Not only for Girl and Ian, but for the BDSM community as well
Inside the Surreal, Twisted Psyche of Cholo Goth LEAFAR SEYER
From February 24th through April 8th, These Days is exhibiting the work of Leafar Seyer, singer of the Cholo Goth duo Prayers. We first met Leafar by chance over a year ago, when he and his manager happened into the gallery. Although we had mutual friends, we hadn't yet heard of Prayers. We chatted for awhile and were impressed by Seyer’s low key attitude and style. It was obvious he had something, that he was special. When they left we went on YouTube and found the video for their song Young Gods. From the opening beat set to a black and white drone shot of Seyer’s San Diego neighborhood Sherman Heights, we were hooked. We continued, viewing videos for Gothic Summer, their cover of Pet Shop Boys West End Girls, and the autobiographical song From Dog To God. We were into it.