I documented a day in Detroit with my friend Zach Saginaw (Shigeto) for a feature in the November 2017 issue of Mixmag, focusing on his move back to the Midwest, his immersion into the Detroit community and the creation of a weekly party entitled Monday Is The New Monday - both of which fueled the inspiration of his new record 'The New Monday'.
I was commissioned by Detroit Denim to create a limited edition mural on a 10x6' piece of denim, which was sectioned into separate tote bags for a debut at the 2017 Denim Days Festival in NYC.
The concept for this music video captures the final explorations and moments [memories] our lead character experiences while navigating Earth and completing her mission as a highly evolved and intelligent being. We visit some of the places she has seen while wandering the planet and its varying environments, taking in final feelings, emotions, sights, sounds, and textures before departure. She has been here for some time, and her research mission of our world is now complete. She prepares to leave, but is it not human to feel? to experience? to exist?
Starring Jade Turpening & Tisha Saha Directed & Edited by Shane Patrick Ford Written by Kristin Adamczyk & Shane Patrick Ford Cinematography by Andrew Amine Produced by Troy Bowman Jr. Casting & Talent Management by Kristin Adamczyk Art Direction [make up, wardrobe, props] by Kristin Adamczyk A Production of The Work Inc.
Try It For Me
The concept for this music video depicts the internal struggle we may face of not being what we want to be, not achieving what we want to achieve, and the reality of losing a loved one which leads to the physical manifestation of internal anxieties; something literally and physically holding you back. Our character is battling this fear; the awareness in accepting personal grief because it’s a natural path that can lead you to a deeper understanding of yourself and life. The song embodies feelings of finding strength from within, and in a way, being your own hero.
Jax (Flint Eastwood) is performing in a dreamscape set, with creatures lurking in the darkness. She is dressed in all white, a stark contrast from the black emptiness that surrounds her. She has possessed the strength, the courage, and the knowledge to suppress the negative energy around her; not to necessarily move on, but to tame the beasts within that can hold us back.
The monsters [physical manifestation of internal battles] were designed by hand in my studio. I compiled textured fabrics to our dancer’s leotards to form structures that created shapes slightly skewing our perception of a human figure. The costumes have separate head-pieces that halo above the head, draping down, completely camouflaging the dancers. Black painted arms and legs blend into the costume, as the fabrics move freely.
Starring Nicollett Warczak, Megan Montgomery & Jamie Sharp Directed, Edited, and Filmed by Shane Patrick Ford Art Direction, Casting, and Costumes by Kristin Adamczyk Colored by Daniel Silverman // MPC A Production of The Work Inc.
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Grand Circus Magazine
Grand Circus Magazine is a biannual publication promoting a wide reading on the arts, architecture, music, and urbanism of Detroit, through reportage, poetry, illustrations, and photo essays.
I was hired to photograph content for the inaugural issue, including the cover.