Hey there babes…so I’m in Los Angeles with a whole truckload of art! I don’t want to drive it back to Tennessee so let me know if you want to buy a loose print. This piece is titled “Wheni’m done don’t bury me(just lay me in a field of flowers). It’s 20x30 and in an edition of 10 for $250. If you’re not in LA add $20 for shipping. I can take Paypal. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Friends and lovers….so I’m in Los Angeles with prints from my Soft Butch show. I’d rather not have to drive back to Tennessee with all of this work. Do you want to buy a print? Get at me for those bargain basement prices :) drop me an email at email@example.com and I’ll fill you in on sizes and prices
check out the work I’ve got prints of on my site:
Benjy Russell. 2014
I’ve got a show coming up in Nashville, TN at Open Gallery if any of you are in the area. The show is called Soft Butch and the opening is March 1st from 6pm-9pm.
I just had this neon sign made last week and photographed it at my neighbor’s property. He has this beautiful cave that has a pond inside and a creek running into the bowels of the earth that allegedly you can canoe. WTF?! I hope you enjoy the photograph because I almost died shooting it. Several times.
This is one of the pieces I’m showing at Human Resources in Los Angeles this weekend. I thought I’d give a little of the back story on it. So I set up this photo at my neighbor Jan’s property that has a cave on it that has a pond and a creek inside it. To get electricity to the neon sign, I had to run 600’ of extension chords to the mouth of the cave (in the rain).
On either side of the frame is a light stand with a gelled blue light on the top. Connecting the two light stands is a bar that I hung the sign from (you can see the wires in the shot that are holding the sign). In the other room of the cave is a remote controlled light that is gelled pink.
I had to shoot the photo from in the freezing cold cave water to get the perspective that I wanted. So I stripped down to my underwear (in February) and climbed in and started setting everything up. I thought the water was only a foot deep, but it turns out it’s 3’ of soft mud with razor sharp rocks on the bottom. Thankfully I couldn’t feel my legs by this time so I didn’t really notice the rocks slicing up my feet till I finished shooting and saw the blood pooling around the bottom of my feet.
Oh….also I had to connect the live extension chord to the sign while I was standing in the water.
So the three ways I almost died: hypothermia, bleeding to death, and electrocution. So……no…..it’s not fucking photoshopped.
To see the rest of the work that was in Soft Butch check out this lovely story in Recaps Magazine
And if you’re in Los Angeles this Friday come to the show and say hi.
Recaps Magazine just posted a lovely piece on my show Soft Butch that I showed in Nashville. Some of the work is being shown at Human Resources in Los Angeles this weekend. I’ll be there so if you’re in SoCal come out and say hi…..