THE WILD WEST

Bella and Paige came by to shoot in our all-time favorite Marlboro® shirts, The Wild West collection, aka, the Marlboro Man. These shirts represent the pinnacle of the Philip Morris era when tobacco was king. When people smoked inside, drank like everyday was new years and created classic shit that has lived long after the failed livers and charred lungs. So what’s our fascination with Marlboro? It ultimately has nothing to do with smoking but more so about a period in time when people took risks. People lived outside of the box and were free. There were no mobile devices, which means there was no instant judgment and rather then creating for others, people used their individualism to create for themselves. 

- Danny Steezy



RIP REN HANG

I remember stumbling upon Ren Hang’s Tumblr and website years ago and thinking, fuck, this person is making photographs that make me question things, not only simple pleasures of my surroundings but perhaps also the human form and it’s boundaries. The images resinated with me because it reminded me of old Terry and the type of candid film work that I’m drawn to. Fast forward to the last couple of years and you can’t escape the fever of Ren’s work throughout the world. He has singlehandedly captured some of the more relatable (in my eyes) campaigns recently. Effortless, no bullshit and most importantly, captured in way that reminds us of our existence and how insignificant outside views truly are. He worked in a way that provided the viewer a small window into his thoughts while living under such confined circumstances, not only in the physical form, but also mentally. We lost an amazing talent today. I truly only pay attention to a handful of photographers and he was one of them. 


- Danny Steezy






1:43am

This is my life right now, organized chaos as I edit and get all of the product shots ready for Friday. In all reality, I wish I was in bed, getting my back scratched and watching Abstract for the second time. By the way, if you haven’t watched this Netflix original series yet, do it!.

- Danny Steezy 



RICHARD PRINCE

I remember seeing a ton of finger-censors, as I like to call them, after I took this iPhone photo a few years ago. I’m not saying I invented it, but I sure did start to notice it often after my post. Fast forward to a couple of months ago, I was forwarded this screen-shot of Richard Prince’s (who happens to be one of my favorite artists) new exhibit. He’s reportedly selling each of the series for around $90,000 a piece, yet didn’t even have the courtesy to give me a simple thanks. In the end, I’m not bitter nor starving so all I can do is appreciate the flattery.

- Danny Steezy