In the summer of 2008 I was fortunate to be involved in two projects that gave me the chance to do one of my favorite things: take portraits of artists.
A collaboration with Terry Jones and i-D magazine brought me to Mexico City in June. The Artisan Issue (September 2008) featured some of these photographs, but thanks to my friend Rafael Micha from Hotel Habita I was able to capture a much wider snapshot of the young art-scene.
In July, a second project allowed me to work with curator Lioba Reddeker in Los Angeles. Together with artists Roger Herman and Hubert Schmalix from the Black Dragon Society, Reddeker picked nine LA-based artists for an exhibition that was part of the HangArt-7 program in Salzburg, Austria. For the catalog, I visited all of the artists at either their studios or homes.
This book is a record of what I found, I hope you enjoy it.