This is a list of contemporary working photographers whose work I’ve been digging lately (or for a while now). It’s not meant to be exhaustive in any way, and I’ve only just discovered many of these folks in the past year. The idea to put this together came from a recent conversation with some…
Ike and I are photo soul sisters. AND…if you’re not hip to Ike’s work, then you need to right that wrong.
The Weeks at Santos House Party, August 7, 2013. All photos by Henry Busby
Last month, our friend Eric Kiel, a filmmaker and photographer based in Idaho, threw a little party in the Billy Reid store in New York. Actually, it was more like an event, with an invitation that promised “a night of photos, film, fashion and rock and roll.”
Billy Reid had the fashion part down; photos and film were covered by Eric, who had his work on display. Rock and roll came in the form of The Weeks, a band that is, not coincidentally, the subject of Eric’s upcoming documentary, Thick As Thieves.
The Weeks are a favorite of the Billy Reid crew: their songs are on rotation in our stores, and they were on the bill at Shindig 2012. Their latest album, Dear Bo Jackson, was released in April on Serpents and Snakes, the record label owned by fellow Nashvillians Kings of Leon. The Weeks recently opened for the Kings on parts of their European tour. Not too shabby for a bunch of guys from north Mississippi.
Alabama-born, NYC-based photographer Henry Busby was at the party, and managed to dip outside to snap The Weeks enjoying smokes on a Bond Street stoop, schmoozing over bourbon drinks inside, and killing it later that night during their gig at Santos House Party. We’re excited to share some of his photos, along with an interview with Eric Kiel about his upcoming doc.
Last month, I was lucky enough to get a last minute call from the fine folks at Billy Reid about some shooting for their new blog (thanks to Nina Westervelt). As an Alabama boy, I’ve never felt so at home shooting in New York. In true southern fashion, it was a down to earth night of good drinks, good music, and of course, good folks. If you haven’t been into Billy’s Soho store, go check it out. And if you haven’t heard The Weeks yet, slap yourself in the face and check them out too.