Here is a collection of just some of the polaroids from the 2001 mercury men US tour. They were taken along with some 70 hours of digital video. We performed all around the country taking over shopping malls, state fairs, monster truck rallies, walmart parking lots, farms, homes, rock shows, the side of the road, you name it. We barely escaped the Nebraska state troopers and a spanking from a Colorado hippie dominatrix. These photos include Brooklyn on 911, Oklahoma state fair, Oklahoma Bombing site,monster truck rally, chicago, north carolina, nebraska,our 2 dp's Haik and Mike, and many shots from the road. What two NYC performance artists, a cartoonist musician, a filmmaker and a Armenian photographer were doing traveling the United States together a week after 911 is beyond even me and I was there. Guess well have to wait and see when the film is done. VW
So once more I teamed up with Joe and Joe at Polite in Public.com and Stefan from Hotwire my Heart to bring you the ultimate in party photos. These are not your run of the mill pics of drunk hipsters making out. This shoot was done up right. Bohemian Society slips,nighties, undies, a bed, flats, pro lighting, and enough feathers and T&A to choke a horse. All of the models are partygoers and let me say the shit WENT OFF!!!Who ever wasnt there you missed out. Heres a few raw photos and as soon as we get more from Joe n Joe youll see what I am talking about. Dont worry, well definitely be doing this again. VW
Those Bohemian Society members who have been paying close attention will already know of Mr. Wilde's circuitous route into the fashion biz. One of the last remnants of his former life as a performance artist is a tradition upheld by the good men and women who work at the Downtown Standard Hotel. You see, every year during their winter holiday party, Victor Wilde emerges from a dark corner dressed as a Yeti, and dances his heart out in the middle of the floor. After losing a pound of water weight and whipping the crowd into a frenzy, he slips away into the darkness. And so it goes, every year.
That is, of course, until this year.
This year, our friends at the Standard chose Geisha House in Hollywood as the venue for the Yeti's annual mating dance. It seemed appropriate to them, therefore, to have a new addition to the dance floor: Godzilla. Victor Wilde thoughtfully turned to yours truly to don the Zilla suit, knowing my training in classical theatre would produce inspiring results.
So i slapped together some audio that would serve as a fitting soundtrack for the meeting of the Yeti and Godzilla, and we did the deed. So feast your eyes upon the pic to get an idea of just how retarded the whole thing looked. Notice how everyone cleared away from us; went over like a turn in the punch bowl. Despite this
, Godzilla is slated to join the Yeti for the sequel next year...
Bpm was crazy crowded so we went to a private birthday party for some one in the music industry. Lots of free booze.B real was siting next to me which was funny because I remember being 15 and going to see cypress hill in an underage club in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn. I was carrying a knife (which I often did in those days) which screwed together to form a small baton. I carried this for protection only as I was never into hurting people or animals for no reason but brooklyn could be tough at times.The security guy took it and "held" it for me at the door.Kids were throwing their joints on stage for B real to smoke and I thought that was stupid. I did think it was cool when he lit them up, but I was 15. What was really funny was I was seeing two girls at the time and they both found me in the club at the same time. I thought I was busted but I managed to play it off pretty well and go home with the one who was putting out. I never did get my knife back.
heres some photos from last fall. Including when the Genders visited us from Tel Aviv, Keita in the Paper Mag style off, 7am hot tub action, Magnetico playing the BOHO HQ rooftop, Howard Amb sleeping with their gear on the BOHO HQ rooftop post performance.
This is a compilation of some of the short films and TV performances I have done. Japanese TV show, Blind date, ABC News, Master of Nothing which I co created, wrote, and stared in, and Soulfire Smith which I wrote directed, produced, and stared in.It was the film that got me thrown out of film school. Thank God. Enjoy. VW