Berlin, Second Hand

•January 6, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Happy New Year!

I’ve created a website for the book! You can check it out (and even buy it) here.

Berlin, Second Hand

Berlin, Second Hand

The Punk Singer

•December 2, 2013 • Leave a Comment

I’m so glad I got to witness some of this firsthand. Bikini Kill was like a tornado that ran through the world during the 1990s. I’ll never forget the first time I saw them play. What a revelation! Kathleen Hanna still inspires me.

Clärchens Ballhaus turns 100

•September 13, 2013 • Leave a Comment
The mirrored hall upstairs, photo by Klaus Bädicker

The mirrored hall upstairs, photo by Klaus Bädicker

Los Angeles, I’m yours.

•September 8, 2013 • 2 Comments
photo by me

photo by me

Is sex necessary?

•September 7, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Thurber & White

Thurber & White

A collaboration between E.B. White and James Thurber, Is Sex Necessary was published in 1929 with the subtitle “Or why you feel the way you do.”  The illustration above gives you an idea of the tone of the book. Pure genius!

Sometimes strangers are friends you just haven’t met yet…

•August 22, 2013 • 2 Comments

Attention LA book lovers!

•August 16, 2013 • Leave a Comment

If you’re in Los Angeles, you can find my book Berlin, Second Hand at two local independent bookstores: Skylight Books in Los Feliz and Stories Books in Echo Park. You can read more about my book here. Support your local independents!

Berlin, Second Hand

Berlin, Second Hand

Outside of LA, the Silver Fire is burning.

•August 11, 2013 • Leave a Comment
a smoldering mountainside, Reuters/David McNew

a smoldering mountainside, Reuters/David McNew

8 Days

•August 7, 2013 • 2 Comments
Venetia Dearden

Venetia Dearden

I just discovered Venetia Dearden’s work. Based in the UK, she spent 8 days in the American West, and the resulting series of photographs is spectacular, dreamy, magical. The way she uses light in her photographs!! Very cinematic. You can see the entire series here.

Another book about Mauerpark…

•July 19, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Thomas Henk Henkel / Junius Verlag

Thomas Henk Henkel / Junius Verlag

I guess I’m not so original! It turns out someone else has made a book about Mauerpark’s flea market. Thomas Henk Henkel’s Treasure Hunters focuses on portraits of visitors and the treasures they find at Berlin’s Mauerpark.

A new photography book published in Germany focuses the lens on modern-day treasure hunters at the flea market and their booty. Photographer Thomas Henk Henkel first came up with the idea after he and his son rented a stand to unload a bunch of stuff they no longer needed.

Henkel says he was trying to sell toys, but couldn’t stop thinking about all of the fascinating people flooding the market. “It was like holding up a mirror to the world,” he says. He then decided to exchange mental images for real ones and created a book dedicated to the visitors.

Here’s a link to the article on Der Spiegel’s site. You can read about my book on Mauerpark’s flea market here.