Monday, January 18, 2010


Dreamers Adult Video Store
Austin, TX
Christmas Day, 2009

I stopped to take photographs in the parking lot of Dreamers, and it felt serendipitous that Frye got out of his car and happily agreed to step into the picture. Thank you for making my Christmas Day. Frye told me that he was a DJ in a strip club in Dallas and he was in Austin for the night. He was as spontaneous and likable as they come and tried on different outfits that he pulled from his car. It felt like we could be friends - like we were friends.

Frye is the first person I have photographed to invite me to be his friend on facebook. Welcome to my neurotic world of facebook, Frye. Is yours as compulsive, voyeuristic, riddled with temptation and torture as mine? Who and what do you spy on? What landmines lie in your past and present, occupying this single space?

Until we meet again in Texas, let's stay in touch here. Let's be less alone together. Let's hope each other's dreams come true. Let's take care of each other when they don't.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

culturehall seeks intern

David Andrew Frey and I are searching for an intern to assist us with upcoming research and development projects for culturehall. This is a good opportunity for a graduate or undergraduate student in art administration to gain experience in promoting the arts. Please pass this information along to potential candidates who might be interested in this internship position.

Internship description:

culturehall seeks a motivated individual to assist in the development of key programs over the next several months. The successful candidate will possess strong writing skills, a keen eye for detail and punctuality regarding deadlines. Intern will assist with research and marketing. Will possibly need to assist with New York-based events. Work will largely take place offsite, with a weekly phone conference and in-person meeting every two weeks. Expected workload will require 8-12 hours per week. Candidate is responsible for offsite access to a computer and the Internet. Internship is unpaid, however culturehall is happy to assist with college credits.

About culturehall:

culturehall is a curated online resource promoting contemporary artists. Our members are generally emerging professionals who have completed a graduate studies or equivalent program. culturehall members are actively showing in New York and around the world.

Please see our website at:

Please submit resumes to Tema Stauffer:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

NYMPHOTO curates culturehall

Mom and Her Boyfriend Mr. Art
copyright LaToya Ruby Frazier

Thank you to NYMPHOTO founders, Nina Corvallo and Candace Gottschalk, who selected the work of four female photographers for the current Feature Issue 35 on culturehall. NYMPHOTO is a collective of women photographers whose members maintain the NYMPHOTO Blog, sharing news and issues relating or relevant to women in photography.

For their culturehall feature, Framed, Nina and Candace choose work by Sara Appelgren, Andrea Chung, LaToya Ruby Frazier and Tiana Markova Gold.

Culturehall featured artist, LaToya Ruby Frazier, will present her work, ideas and concerns as part of a lecture series presented by the International Center of Photography. LaToya's current work is a collaboration between herself and her family which acts both as portraiture and social document. Her lecture takes place on February 3rd at 7pm at the ICP.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Brooklyn, NY
January 2010

January brought a surprise visit from an old and dear friend, costume designer Melanie Ree. Melanie and I met in Minneapolis in May of 2003 and those wicked sexy eyes of hers cast a spell on me - perhaps you can see why. Now almost seven years later, we are keeping warm in my Brooklyn apartment - drinking pots of coffee and watching movies and sharing stories about our similarly rocky love lives (sometimes ex's make the best friends ever). Melanie brought with her from Minnesota a black wig, blonde wig, fur coat, fur cap, sunglasses and two suitcases full of accoutrements. Like everyone who holes up here for a while, she got her picture taken by the kitchen window, the only place where there is a stream of light.

Please see some of Melanie's wild and one-of-a-kind corsets, couture and fashion on her website:

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January Exhibitions

copyright Tim Briner

Tim Briner

Daniel Cooney Fine Art
511 West 25th Street, Suite #506
New York, NY

January 7 - February 27
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 7, 6 - 8pm

curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel

Hous Projects
31 Howard Street 2nd Fl
New York, NY

January 7 - March 8
Opening Reception: Thursday January 7, 6 - 10pm

Participating Artists: Brian Ulrich, Alex Leme, Mickalene Thomas, Nadime Rovner, Hank Willis Thomas, Cara Phillips, Amy Elkins, Molly Landreth, Matthew Pillsbury, Kris Graves, Phil Toledano, Elizabeth Fleming, Zoe Strauss, Ruben Natal San-Miguel, Jen Davis, Eric Ogden, Michael Wolf, Gina Levay

copyright Wayne Liu

New Photography:
Selections from the 2008 - 2009 CCNY Darkroom Program

The Camera Club of New York
336 West 37th Street
New York, NY

January 7 - February 20
Opening Reception: Thursday January 7, 6 - 8pm

Participating Artists: Brett Bell, Lisa Elmaleh, Anthony Hamboussi, Carrie Levy, Wayne Liu, Santiago Mostyn, Mauro Restiffe, Emma Wilcox