Sunday, September 28, 2014

vivian-fu:

Sorry for the delay, ya’ll! Prints are being made and shipped this week (FOR REAL THOUGH). 

lol okay so my prints weren’t ready until this past Thursday and i work during the hours that the post office is open and my days off are Sundays and Wednesdays, and obvi the post office isn’t open on Sunday…SO long story short i’m mailing all of yr prints out on Wednesday. SORRY! I LOVE YOU ALL THANKS FOR BEING SO PATIENT WITH ME YOU ALL RULE <3

Friday, September 26, 2014
fleeten:

vicemag:


Hobbes Ginseberg is a 20-year-old Los Angeles-based photographer who doesn’t want to make a big deal about their gender but prefers the pronouns she or they. They moved to Seattle after completing high school, and a year and a half after that followed their dreams to Hollywood. We met when I was in LA visiting artists on official VICE business last month, and I was immediately struck by Hobbes’s alert, inquisitive presence. After having known each other for no more than five minutes, we decided we should work together on an issue of MATTEmagazine to be released at the New York Art Book Fair this week at MoMA PS1, and went to the roof of the hotel, where I made the above cover portrait. I only had four frames left on my roll of film, but somehow each picture turned out to be interesting. Hobbes is someone who uses their self-image as their art, so this wasn’t actually that surprising. A mix of politically engaged self-portraiture in photography in the tradition of Catherine Opie, Cobain-scented soft grunge internet phenomena, and something indescribably glamourous and completely their own, Hobbes’s Selfies made me want to find out more about them.

VICE: How did you start taking pictures?Hobbes Ginsberg: I used to do a lot of street photography. Taking pictures started for me on a trip to New York in the summer of 2010 and I had this “professional” point-and-shoot camera that I borrowed from a friend. I started taking photos of all the people I saw on the street who interested me visually. I had a vague idea of what street photography was at that point from deviantART, and on that trip I saw an exhibition by Henri Cartier-Bresson and some other old guy I dont remember. It took off from there. I did a lot of street work in Nicaragua.

When did you start taking pictures of yourself?About two years ago I stopped shooting outside for a long time, and felt a need to turn inward so I just took a ton of selfies. It was easier for me to try new things that way. I borrowed some lights from the yearbook team at my school, and thats how I first got into studio work.

What kind of role does taking pictures of yourself play in your life?In terms of my oeuvre, most people care the most about my selfies, and its what cemented my current aesthetic. It also the work I make that is the most cathartic for me. I get into these moods where I feel really shitty, and the way to fix it is to take photos.
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angel friend livin the glam life

HOBBES KILLING IT fleeten:

vicemag:


Hobbes Ginseberg is a 20-year-old Los Angeles-based photographer who doesn’t want to make a big deal about their gender but prefers the pronouns she or they. They moved to Seattle after completing high school, and a year and a half after that followed their dreams to Hollywood. We met when I was in LA visiting artists on official VICE business last month, and I was immediately struck by Hobbes’s alert, inquisitive presence. After having known each other for no more than five minutes, we decided we should work together on an issue of MATTEmagazine to be released at the New York Art Book Fair this week at MoMA PS1, and went to the roof of the hotel, where I made the above cover portrait. I only had four frames left on my roll of film, but somehow each picture turned out to be interesting. Hobbes is someone who uses their self-image as their art, so this wasn’t actually that surprising. A mix of politically engaged self-portraiture in photography in the tradition of Catherine Opie, Cobain-scented soft grunge internet phenomena, and something indescribably glamourous and completely their own, Hobbes’s Selfies made me want to find out more about them.

VICE: How did you start taking pictures?Hobbes Ginsberg: I used to do a lot of street photography. Taking pictures started for me on a trip to New York in the summer of 2010 and I had this “professional” point-and-shoot camera that I borrowed from a friend. I started taking photos of all the people I saw on the street who interested me visually. I had a vague idea of what street photography was at that point from deviantART, and on that trip I saw an exhibition by Henri Cartier-Bresson and some other old guy I dont remember. It took off from there. I did a lot of street work in Nicaragua.

When did you start taking pictures of yourself?About two years ago I stopped shooting outside for a long time, and felt a need to turn inward so I just took a ton of selfies. It was easier for me to try new things that way. I borrowed some lights from the yearbook team at my school, and thats how I first got into studio work.

What kind of role does taking pictures of yourself play in your life?In terms of my oeuvre, most people care the most about my selfies, and its what cemented my current aesthetic. It also the work I make that is the most cathartic for me. I get into these moods where I feel really shitty, and the way to fix it is to take photos.
Continue

angel friend livin the glam life

HOBBES KILLING IT

fleeten:

vicemag:

Hobbes Ginseberg is a 20-year-old Los Angeles-based photographer who doesn’t want to make a big deal about their gender but prefers the pronouns she or they. They moved to Seattle after completing high school, and a year and a half after that followed their dreams to Hollywood. We met when I was in LA visiting artists on official VICE business last month, and I was immediately struck by Hobbes’s alert, inquisitive presence. After having known each other for no more than five minutes, we decided we should work together on an issue of MATTEmagazine to be released at the New York Art Book Fair this week at MoMA PS1, and went to the roof of the hotel, where I made the above cover portrait. I only had four frames left on my roll of film, but somehow each picture turned out to be interesting. Hobbes is someone who uses their self-image as their art, so this wasn’t actually that surprising. A mix of politically engaged self-portraiture in photography in the tradition of Catherine Opie, Cobain-scented soft grunge internet phenomena, and something indescribably glamourous and completely their own, Hobbes’s Selfies made me want to find out more about them.

VICE: How did you start taking pictures?
Hobbes Ginsberg:
 I used to do a lot of street photography. Taking pictures started for me on a trip to New York in the summer of 2010 and I had this “professional” point-and-shoot camera that I borrowed from a friend. I started taking photos of all the people I saw on the street who interested me visually. I had a vague idea of what street photography was at that point from deviantART, and on that trip I saw an exhibition by Henri Cartier-Bresson and some other old guy I dont remember. It took off from there. I did a lot of street work in Nicaragua.

When did you start taking pictures of yourself?
About two years ago I stopped shooting outside for a long time, and felt a need to turn inward so I just took a ton of selfies. It was easier for me to try new things that way. I borrowed some lights from the yearbook team at my school, and thats how I first got into studio work.

What kind of role does taking pictures of yourself play in your life?
In terms of my oeuvre, most people care the most about my selfies, and its what cemented my current aesthetic. It also the work I make that is the most cathartic for me. I get into these moods where I feel really shitty, and the way to fix it is to take photos.

Continue

angel friend livin the glam life

HOBBES KILLING IT

Thursday, September 25, 2014 Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Tuesday, September 16, 2014
mollymatalon:

Vivian 2014

o hai pt. 2

mollymatalon:

Vivian 2014

o hai pt. 2

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Self Portrait with Tim&#8217;s Hand on Me, Mission, August 2014 by Vivian Fu

Self Portrait with Tim’s Hand on Me, Mission, August 2014 by Vivian Fu

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Eleanor and Mae Mae in their Kitchen, Mission, August 2014 by Vivian Fu

Eleanor and Mae Mae in their Kitchen, Mission, August 2014 by Vivian Fu

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Claire&#8217;s One Direction Temporary Tattoos, Palos Verdes, September 2014 by Vivian Fu

Claire’s One Direction Temporary Tattoos, Palos Verdes, September 2014 by Vivian Fu

Monday, September 15, 2014
damienmaloney:

vivian, 2014.

o hai

damienmaloney:

vivian, 2014.

o hai

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sorry for the delay, ya’ll! Prints are being made and shipped this week (FOR REAL THOUGH). 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Cheyenne on Rooftop, Bayview, August 2014 by Vivian Fu

Cheyenne on Rooftop, Bayview, August 2014 by Vivian Fu

Sunday, September 7, 2014 Sunday, September 7, 2014
smashprintingpress:

Announcing the release of snapped chat, a full-color photozine of snaps. An extension of the snapped chat project. 
Featuring work by: Vivian Fu, Lauren Cook, Paige Steplewski, Abbie Heath, Cheyenne Sophia, Ariana Huerta, Amy Stober, Ashley Walters, Garrett Lockhart, Kelly Surdo, Cynthia Mai Ammann, Ronika Mcclain, Caroline Caswell, Emily Mason, Hobbes Ginsberg, Suzanna Zak, Liv Thurley, Van Robinson, Carlin Brown, Lindsay Bottos.color laZer printed32 pagesSeptember, 2014First edition of 28Cover by Carlin Brown
Order it in the shop.

i did a thing so now i&#8217;m in a thing :) smashprintingpress:

Announcing the release of snapped chat, a full-color photozine of snaps. An extension of the snapped chat project. 
Featuring work by: Vivian Fu, Lauren Cook, Paige Steplewski, Abbie Heath, Cheyenne Sophia, Ariana Huerta, Amy Stober, Ashley Walters, Garrett Lockhart, Kelly Surdo, Cynthia Mai Ammann, Ronika Mcclain, Caroline Caswell, Emily Mason, Hobbes Ginsberg, Suzanna Zak, Liv Thurley, Van Robinson, Carlin Brown, Lindsay Bottos.color laZer printed32 pagesSeptember, 2014First edition of 28Cover by Carlin Brown
Order it in the shop.

i did a thing so now i&#8217;m in a thing :) smashprintingpress:

Announcing the release of snapped chat, a full-color photozine of snaps. An extension of the snapped chat project. 
Featuring work by: Vivian Fu, Lauren Cook, Paige Steplewski, Abbie Heath, Cheyenne Sophia, Ariana Huerta, Amy Stober, Ashley Walters, Garrett Lockhart, Kelly Surdo, Cynthia Mai Ammann, Ronika Mcclain, Caroline Caswell, Emily Mason, Hobbes Ginsberg, Suzanna Zak, Liv Thurley, Van Robinson, Carlin Brown, Lindsay Bottos.color laZer printed32 pagesSeptember, 2014First edition of 28Cover by Carlin Brown
Order it in the shop.

i did a thing so now i&#8217;m in a thing :)

smashprintingpress:

Announcing the release of snapped chat, a full-color photozine of snaps. An extension of the snapped chat project. 


Featuring work by: 
Vivian Fu, Lauren Cook, Paige Steplewski, Abbie Heath, Cheyenne Sophia, Ariana Huerta, Amy Stober, Ashley Walters, Garrett Lockhart, Kelly Surdo, Cynthia Mai Ammann, Ronika Mcclain, Caroline Caswell, Emily Mason, Hobbes Ginsberg, Suzanna Zak, Liv Thurley, Van Robinson, Carlin Brown, Lindsay Bottos.

color laZer printed
32 pages
September, 2014
First edition of 28

Cover by Carlin Brown


Order it in the shop.

i did a thing so now i’m in a thing :)

Sunday, September 7, 2014
vivian-fu:

Me and Tim in Bed, Mission, November 2013 by Vivian Fu
Website // Tumblr

a reminder that i am strong

vivian-fu:

Me and Tim in Bed, Mission, November 2013 by Vivian Fu

Website // Tumblr

a reminder that i am strong

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hey! Thanks to all of you who have purchased prints! I’m going to be having the prints made up this week and will have them shipped out early next week. Just wanted to give ya’ll an update about the prints. For those of ya who don’t know, i’m selling prints over on my big cartel if you feel like taking a gander, click here