Friday, December 11, 2009

"Cyclists of San Francisco" Photo Shoot #2

What a shoot!  Over 1000 photos of 7 models.  Fuckin' awesome.

I couldn't have done it without Sean here.  He made sure all the photo equipment was on-point.

Glenn, Georgia, Alma, Gabby, and Lindsey got the hair and makeup sorted.

Huge thanks to all the models:  Alex, Camilla, Chelsea, Erika, Leigh, Lindsey and Maddy!  Also thanks to Gabe, Brandon, the Shorty Fatz homies from San Jose, Walton and others for bringing your bikes in for the shoot!  I had so many rad bikes to choose from.  And special thanks to my man Francisco for all his help too.  Thank you, thank you.

I'll begin drawing on the prints from the first shoot this weekend.  The finished series will debut at my solo show at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan on February 24th.  A printed catalogue will accompany the show.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What a Friday!

Big up to everyone that came to my show with Mike Kershnar on Friday night.   Great party!  Go, Mike!

408 Posse in effect.

Mad peeps.

Yo, Phil!

Free beer always works.

Probably the darkest gallery in town.

Peter had a sweet shiner.

After the opening at The Skullz Press, we rolled down to Lower Haters where Tiffany and Francisco were feeling the love.

My man, Jeremy Fish!

After a raging show, Francisco and I headed to Mel's Diner for some late night refueling.

I got the Gardenburger with sweet fries.

Francisco opted for the cow burger with pig strips.

Good times!  Hope you can join us next month!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Upcoming Events

Please join me Tuesday from 7-11pm for the release of the "Rollin High" dice game at The Medicine Agency, 1262 Mason at Jackson.  We'll have hella booze and buds, and a photo booth for the stylish mofos.

Then stop by The Skullz Press this Thursday evening for the Divisadero Corridor Art Walk, or come by Friday from 6-9pm for the opening of my show with Mike Kershnar.  Good times!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

"Cyclists of San Francisco" Photo Shoot #1

I got a posse together last night to shoot the first four girls in a new photo/illustration series that for now I'm calling "Cyclists of San Francisco".  The finished pieces will debut at a solo show in Milan, Italy in February.

The evening started with a beer run, as most shoots do.  I had to do this beer run twice!  That's hella beers, dude.

I photographed Zey first...

Then Karina...

Then Katy...

And finally Becca!

This was a real team effort.  I gotta thank the models for bearing with the cold and all the beer swilling on-lookers.  Thanks to Sean at The Medicine Agency for supplying the location and photographic assistance.  Thanks to Gabby, Glenn and Alma for taking care of all the hair and makeup.  Thanks to Aisha for styling the whole shoot.  Thanks to Francisco for all your assistance and for taking these photos.  Thanks to Andrew, Jason, Rob, Colin, Lincoln, Jason Yim and the other guys who's names I've already forgotten who brought their bikes in for the shoot.  Y'all really came through at the last minute.

The next shoot is planned for Tuesday Dec 8th.  Please email me if you have a sweet bike I can use for the next shoot.  I mostly looking for nice track bikes in smaller sizes.  And I'm always looking for new models...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"Rollin' High" Dice Game Release Party!

Please join me Tuesday December 1st from 7-10pm for the release of the "Rollin' High" dice game at The Medicine Agency, 1262 Mason at Jackson.  I illustrated the label artwork for the game.  It's cool.  For real.  We'll have lots of free booze for y'all.  We'll also have an SFSS photo booth set up to capture the fresh fashions on the night.  Hope to see you there!

SFSS: Some dudes

Bigmoon, 31, Seoul

Lincoln, 37, SF

Henry, 34, Helsinki


The Divisadero Street redevelopment continues.  The city is taking out 35 trees along the Divisadero Corridor and replacing them with 250 trees in new locations along the street.  It's gonna look amazing in the Spring...

Friday, November 20, 2009

SFSS: Avery

Avery, "Timeless", from LA

Avery used to run The Skullz Press.  
Now she lives in LA where she works on rad stuff.
Avery rules.  Love those shoes!

Acquisitions: My Old Paint Collection

Some "Blasts from the Past" from my personal collection...

New Road!

Divisadero just got better!  New blacktop!  Smooth sailing...

Studio Visitors: Mike Davis

Mike Davis stopped by the other day.  He was in town visiting from upstate New York.  Thanks for stopping by, Mike.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Skullz Press Project: SFSS

Welcome to San Francisco Street Style.  I believe San Francisco is the most stylish and sexy city in the world and SFSS is here to prove it!  Our hunters are on the Frisco streets looking for you right now.  The Skullz Press is currently editing a printed edition of SFSS to be released in the winter of 2010.  Many of the posts on this SFSS blog will be featured in the printed edition.

So let's set this off with a few of the fine young women that stopped by the last opening here at The Skullz Press on November 6th.  

Allie, 23, SF

Kristina, 22, ESSJ

Laurakim, 22, SF

Buffy, 37, SF

Chelsea, 23, SF

Nice shoes, Chelsea.

We will be announcing special SFSS events over the coming months, so please bookmark us and come back often.  Thank you.

-Mike Giant and the Skullz Press staff