July 12, 2013
VIA Publication is now launching!
If you are in Los Angeles, come Downtown to Control Room on Sunday, July 28th for the release party of this first fabulous issue. My photographs will find you.

VIA Publication is now launching!

If you are in Los Angeles, come Downtown to Control Room on Sunday, July 28th for the release party of this first fabulous issue. My photographs will find you.

May 10, 2013
Fette Sans, from the series and book Exhaustion can occur merely attempting to breathe, 2013.
A fine group of people is putting together a new publication, VIA, and in their first issue, they will be featuring some of my photographic work, and some of my words. Look out for the official launch, now imminent.

Fette Sans, from the series and book Exhaustion can occur merely attempting to breathe, 2013.

A fine group of people is putting together a new publication, VIA, and in their first issue, they will be featuring some of my photographic work, and some of my words. Look out for the official launch, now imminent.

May 8, 2013
Photograph by Michal Chelbin, from the book Sailboats and Swans, published by Twin Palms Publishers, 2012. Also.
I wrote an essay for The Art Book Review about this book, and I wrote about the fire. This is an excerpt;
Then I called him and I told him about the fire and I said I am taking the first train to see you. And I just left the city with what I was wearing. That night he tucked me away in his room so nobody would know I was here, and in that insipid dorm I remember we had a fight. It was terrifying. I remember thinking that this was really an asylum, waiting to devour me at the first limping attempt I would make to prove that this was all just a mistake, obviously some mis-communication, and that I was not, in fact crazy.I eventually fell asleep from thrashing around the insufficient dimensions of his bed. In the morning I caught him licking my bruises and we fucked so we wouldn’t have to argue again.Although the premises weren’t enclosed, there were curfews and a flock of men willing to enforce them, and of course a no-visitor policy, which obviously, we broke on his fourth day.And with the flush we had poured on our faces with sex, we snuck out of his room. And then we fled. We ran until the clinic had disappeared and until the forest had swallowed us completely. There, the trees, the tranquility, there were no more submerging spaces, no more reasons to recall the fire nor why we were here. The day was tossing its warmth, summer finally.And everything was just so light, the walk, the kissing. Eventually we reached the lake and there was this sailing boat and pedal boat park held by a man with middle-age manners and a particularly ancient attire, dirty fuzzy tattoos crawling up his arms.We rented a pedal boat, shaped like a swan, bright white, elegant, ridiculous and flanked with a problematic direction. We were nothing but laughs and kisses. Pedaling in circles, making bets, recalling secrets. The swan-by-the-hour knocked the whole afternoon and when, mostly starving we thought that our sunburns had plenty surveyed that lake, we parked the bird and walked back to the clinic.

Photograph by Michal Chelbin, from the book Sailboats and Swans, published by Twin Palms Publishers, 2012. Also.

I wrote an essay for The Art Book Review about this book, and I wrote about the fire. This is an excerpt;

Then I called him and I told him about the fire and I said I am taking the first train to see you. And I just left the city with what I was wearing. That night he tucked me away in his room so nobody would know I was here, and in that insipid dorm I remember we had a fight. It was terrifying. I remember thinking that this was really an asylum, waiting to devour me at the first limping attempt I would make to prove that this was all just a mistake, obviously some mis-communication, and that I was not, in fact crazy.
I eventually fell asleep from thrashing around the insufficient dimensions of his bed. In the morning I caught him licking my bruises and we fucked so we wouldn’t have to argue again.
Although the premises weren’t enclosed, there were curfews and a flock of men willing to enforce them, and of course a no-visitor policy, which obviously, we broke on his fourth day.
And with the flush we had poured on our faces with sex, we snuck out of his room. And then we fled. We ran until the clinic had disappeared and until the forest had swallowed us completely. There, the trees, the tranquility, there were no more submerging spaces, no more reasons to recall the fire nor why we were here. The day was tossing its warmth, summer finally.
And everything was just so light, the walk, the kissing. Eventually we reached the lake and there was this sailing boat and pedal boat park held by a man with middle-age manners and a particularly ancient attire, dirty fuzzy tattoos crawling up his arms.
We rented a pedal boat, shaped like a swan, bright white, elegant, ridiculous and flanked with a problematic direction. We were nothing but laughs and kisses. Pedaling in circles, making bets, recalling secrets. The swan-by-the-hour knocked the whole afternoon and when, mostly starving we thought that our sunburns had plenty surveyed that lake, we parked the bird and walked back to the clinic.

March 16, 2013

I photographed my friend Mike Maggiore, curator at the wonderful Film Forum in New York, a while ago. The interview is now up on Freunde von Freunden.

February 12, 2013
I wrote a few words for FvF.
freundevonfreunden:

Meet the FvF contributors: Fette Sans from Los Angeles 
The hard to pin down photographer Fette Sans travels regularly between L.A. and Berlin. Her talent behind the lens continues to provide us with significant perspectives and insider snapshots of various FvF guests in New York, Los Angeles and Berlin. 
Read the interview with Fette on Freunde von Freunden. 
To see more of Fettes work visit her website and tumblr.

I wrote a few words for FvF.

freundevonfreunden:

Meet the FvF contributors: Fette Sans from Los Angeles 

The hard to pin down photographer Fette Sans travels regularly between L.A. and Berlin. Her talent behind the lens continues to provide us with significant perspectives and insider snapshots of various FvF guests in New York, Los Angeles and Berlin

Read the interview with Fette on Freunde von Freunden

To see more of Fettes work visit her website and tumblr.

February 9, 2013
Tonight! Come to Cha Cha Lounge in Silver Lake. From 6.30 to 8.30 pm, I will be playing with the insides of this photo-booth.
The kind people at Photobooth.net wrote a lovely note about it and it made it all proper.

Tonight! Come to Cha Cha Lounge in Silver Lake. From 6.30 to 8.30 pm, I will be playing with the insides of this photo-booth.

The kind people at Photobooth.net wrote a lovely note about it and it made it all proper.

February 4, 2013
From February 8 to 17, go to the Flea Theatre in New York City, to see the performance NECTARINE EP written and directed by Tommy Smith. My photograph is gracing the poster and if it’s of any indication, it will be charged.
See also, LOTUS EATER EP.

From February 8 to 17, go to the Flea Theatre in New York City, to see the performance NECTARINE EP written and directed by Tommy Smith. My photograph is gracing the poster and if it’s of any indication, it will be charged.

See also, LOTUS EATER EP.

January 25, 2013
The MoMA Library has just purchased the entire Abe’s Penny archive for its permanent collection. And my work is in this precious package.

Collaboration with Melissa Gira Grant for Abe’s Penny, 2012.
See also, card 1/4, card 2/4 and card 3/4.

The MoMA Library has just purchased the entire Abe’s Penny archive for its permanent collection. And my work is in this precious package.

Collaboration with Melissa Gira Grant for Abe’s Penny, 2012.

See also, card 1/4card 2/4 and card 3/4.

(via refinedboredom)

January 24, 2013
This 32 x 24 cm print is now available to purchase through Alexis Hyde’s new fabulous endeavor. Yesterday, we had one significant business-lunch which met conversations on decadent restaurant concepts, puppies used by handsome men to render women the weakest and on Art, evidemment.
I am so thrilled to be part of this project. Browse the site, and buy my prints.
hydeordie:

Fette Sans on Hyde or Buy
I just had lunch with her and she is so delightful it’s ridiculous. She really let’s me indulge in my weird which I really appreciate.
—
Exciting news, I have launched my online gallery Hyde or Buy. Some names you’ll know, some you might not but they are all super talented and going great places with their art.
I know there are a lot of online galleries out there and what I think makes mine different is that it’s just a tighter choice. I will be rolling out new pieces every few weeks or so, but will keep it to a minimum to allow for easier perusal.
I really hope you enjoy, it’s been an exciting and scary experience doing this and it feels great to be able to finally share this with you.

This 32 x 24 cm print is now available to purchase through Alexis Hyde’s new fabulous endeavor. Yesterday, we had one significant business-lunch which met conversations on decadent restaurant concepts, puppies used by handsome men to render women the weakest and on Art, evidemment.

I am so thrilled to be part of this project. Browse the site, and buy my prints.

hydeordie:

Fette Sans on Hyde or Buy

I just had lunch with her and she is so delightful it’s ridiculous. She really let’s me indulge in my weird which I really appreciate.

Exciting news, I have launched my online gallery Hyde or Buy. Some names you’ll know, some you might not but they are all super talented and going great places with their art.

I know there are a lot of online galleries out there and what I think makes mine different is that it’s just a tighter choice. I will be rolling out new pieces every few weeks or so, but will keep it to a minimum to allow for easier perusal.

I really hope you enjoy, it’s been an exciting and scary experience doing this and it feels great to be able to finally share this with you.

November 26, 2012

Following Nectarine, I am delighted to announce another fabulous collaboration with Tommy Smith.

— “A dark and gritty sound piece for four voices, LOTUS EATERS EP features a vocal cast a talented Broadway actors and literary giants, including include Neil Gaiman(Sandman, American Gods), Reed Birney (Blasted, Uncle Vanya, Picnic)Marin Ireland (Nocturne, Blasted), Mary Jane Gibson(The WifeThe Tenant). These voices are underscored by an incredible array of musical innovators, most notably by Smith’s constant collaborator Reggie Watts (IFC’s Comedy BangBang) and Seattle’s John Osebold (“Awesome,” Delaware). Mastered by sonic wizard Michael McQuilken, with visual imagery by Berlin/LA artist Fette Sans.

Not a conventional performance, Tommy Smith’s “extended play” LOTUS EATERS EP is a hallucinatory audio experience meant to be experienced alone – on good speakers or headphones – in the dark, whether bedroom or hotel or train or airplane or car or other theatre show.”

Read more, and purchase tickets for the performances on January 6th.

November 13, 2012
I have some work on view at OFFPRINT in Paris during Paris Photo, with the fabulous Easter Trouble Press. Come by to say hello!
Spread from Cafe magazine, November 2012, 17 x 20 cm, hand printed letterpress cover, staple bound, edition size 150.

I have some work on view at OFFPRINT in Paris during Paris Photo, with the fabulous Easter Trouble Press. Come by to say hello!

Spread from Cafe magazine, November 2012, 17 x 20 cm, hand printed letterpress cover, staple bound, edition size 150.

September 27, 2012
Starting September 29th, Los Angeles will know its 53-hour weekend closure of the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass. This will evidently be epic, again, and this time I am in the vicinity.
I recommend checking this site: ARTMAGGEDON for a listing by neighborhoods of art related events during that fateful weekend.
Among them, there is Art Platform Los Angeles and I have a piece on view at the booth of the Berlin based space Infernoesque. The opening is Thursday, Sept 27th from 5pm - 9pm. The Fair runs from Sept 28th-30th, Fri-Sun, 11am - 6pm.
Come by and say hello.

Starting September 29th, Los Angeles will know its 53-hour weekend closure of the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass. This will evidently be epic, again, and this time I am in the vicinity.

I recommend checking this site: ARTMAGGEDON for a listing by neighborhoods of art related events during that fateful weekend.

Among them, there is Art Platform Los Angeles and I have a piece on view at the booth of the Berlin based space Infernoesque. The opening is Thursday, Sept 27th from 5pm - 9pm. The Fair runs from Sept 28th-30th, Fri-Sun, 11am - 6pm.

Come by and say hello.

August 6, 2012

Ed Templeton shot by me for Freunde von Freunden, in his house, Huntington Beach, 2012.

I don’t know if Ed directly came to me and said “Hey, I want to put these up.” I could just tell that the idea was already floating around, and in the beginning I just kind of took myself back from it. I trusted him. I knew he wasn’t there to exploit us. Being with Ed already, I think things just fell into line without talking about, “This is how our life is.” Things just developed naturally with his work and what he would show. I think I knew if there was something I really wasn’t comfortable with, it wouldn’t be shown. When his show’s started happening, I wouldn’t stand next to images. I used to make it a point to come fully covered to his openings — I had gloves on, turtleneck — it was just like I was there to support him, I was excited about everything. I really didn’t see me or us in these images; I wouldn’t stare at them. And my whole point the entire time in taking these pictures — or taking these intimate shots — was for us, when we’re 80 — because I do hope with all my heart that we are together for the rest of our lives– when we’re old, we’re going to look back at these and it’s going to be amazing to look back at how we were when we were 18, 19, 20 year olds. How we interacted, how we were intimate.

Deanna Templeton.