Fette, Sing Blackbird x gaffe photo-booth (1), Berlin, June 2012.
Last weekend, I put together this impromptu photo-studio inside the lovely Sing Blackbird, a store in Neukölln which sells vintage clothing and brews darling coffee. They had invited Dusseldorf based Sartorial extraordinaire Fedor Bock of gaffe for a special menswear pop-up shop, so I brought the Zenit.
Fette, AFP, Berlin, June 2012.
Fette, Le Marin et la Vénus, Berlin, June 2012. See also, Berlin 5:10 am.
The rest of the series can be seen on FindingBerlin.
“She had considered, station to station, what they might leave in the car.”
Fette, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Brooklyn, 2011. More.
It’s always interesting to see how other people take an image of me. There’s a great amount of control that balances out some of the vulnerability in self-portraiture. It’s nice to be directed by someone else.
Fette, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Brooklyn, 2011.
I first came across Paul’s work through this series of zines entitled SHOOT which he made between 2005 and 2008. In 2006, I attended the LACE 27th Annual Benefit Art Auction where I was able to bid on this photograph Alex, 2005, which I then brought home. His work has gained such amplitude and force, it makes me happy.
Thank you for letting me roam your sweet home Paul, and thank you Timothy Hull for such a great interview.