Through a Different Lens • Stanley Kubrick Photographs

Through October 28, 2018, the Museum of the city of New York hosts a must-see exhibit for Photography and Film lovers. You probably already know Stanley Kubrick for his classic movies ”2001: A Space Odyssey”, ”A Clockwork Orange”, ”The Shining” and many others. What you may not know is that when he was only 17 years old, he started working for Look magazine as a Photographer documenting a broad of different subjects throughout New York City.

The exhibit showcase more than 120 photographs from that period and it will probably blow your mind!

(all photographs by Stanley Kubrick)

(all photographs by Stanley Kubrick)

Check the Museum of the City of New York’s website for more information and plan your visit.

A few words with Desmond White

I've recently photographed Desmond White on his show in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, and took the opportunity to chat with him about a few other things:

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Desmond White: Eraserhead. Not that it really needs any musical augmentation, but it would have been a fun challenge to match those visuals.

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
DWElliott Smith.

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
DW: Drive to my favorite Thai supermarket in Queens, 3 Aunties.

How would you describe your music in just one word?
DW: Somnolent.

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online?
https://desmondwhite.bandcamp.com/album/glace
https://desmondwhite.bandcamp.com/album/short-stories

A few words with Boy Who Cried Wolf

I've recently photographed Boy Who Cried Wolf on his show in NYC at Mercury Lounge, and took the opportunity to chat with him about a few other things:

(live at Mercury Lounge, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Mercury Lounge, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Boy Who Cried Wolf: I love horror movies... I'd love to have written the "Halloween" theme by John Carpenter... or the "Psycho" theme by Bernard Herrmann. Both minimal, iconic songs that don't require lyrics to invoke a feeling. The "mother!" score by Johann Johannsson seems mighty interesting too... wish I had done that!

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
BWCW: I missed AFI when they toured "Sing The Sorrow" and will kick myself forever because of it. I wish I had seen Manson during his "Antichrist Superstar" days too.

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
BWCW: I'm a bit of a hermit, but when I do emerge from my cave, I like to take long walks. Preferably not on a beach.

How would you describe your music in just one word?
BWCW: Synthmetal

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online?
www.facebook.com/boywhocriedwolfnyc
www.reverbnation.com/boywhocriedwolfnyc
www.soundcloud.com/boywhocriedwolfnyc
www.instagram.com/boywhocriedwolfnyc

A few words with Emily Browning

I've recently photographed Emily Browning on her show in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, and took the opportunity to chat with her about a few other things:

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Emily Browning: I'm a big sucker for romance movies if they're well written! There's a movie called About Time - a beautiful love story that surrounds a young guy who discovers that he can travel back in time through his own life. The reason I'd want to write a song for this particular movie is because there's no big love-drama or "chase the girl" scene... Instead, it is more focused on the finer details of what it actually means to be in love.

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
EBEarth Wind and Fire!

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
EB: I've only been to NYC once and had a total of three days there. But one of my favorite parts was grabbing a bagel with a friend and taking it to Bryant Park - sitting on the grass and watching the local juggling club.

How would you describe your music in just one word?
EB: Intimate

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online?
I'm mostly active on Instagram but my music is on Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud, and Youtube!
https://open.spotify.com/track/3PoZoHfvOHrptTZC6YN5cJ
https://soundcloud.com/emilycbrowning
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTZl9gXMn3iEhol77H3_thw?view_as=subscriber
https://www.instagram.com/emily.c.browning/?hl=en

A few words with Leah Harris

I've recently photographed Leah Harris on her show in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, and took the opportunity to chat with her about a few other things:

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Leah Harris: I would love to have written a song for August Rush. I found the music in that movie to be so touching. Loved the way different genres were combined too.

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
LHRay Charles!! 100%!! He is my hero and I wish I had been around to hear him live. I can only imagine the energy in the room when he's playing live, since the recordings already blow my mind.

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
LH: Every time I come to NYC I get locked into the Greenwich Village soul scene and just keep returning to Groove and Cafe Wha? over and over again. Amazing R&B - the songs I grew up with on the Detroit radio - and I absolutely love the musicians that play there!

How would you describe your music in just one word?
LH: Real. I sometimes find it hard to describe the genre of my music, but I always make sure that it's coming from someplace real.

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online?
Instagram: @leahharrismusic
Facebook: www.facebook.com/leahharrismusic
Spotify: Leah Harris Music
YouTube: www.youtube.com/leahharrismusic
Website: www.leahharrismusic.com

A few words with Keith Ward

I've recently photographed Keith Ward on his show in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, and took the opportunity to chat with him about a few other things:

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Keith Ward: "James Bond - Casino Royale". All the Bond movie songs are iconic and this my favorite! 

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
KW: Led Zeppelin

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
KW: Take a long run through Brooklyn and over the bridge.

How would you describe your music in just one word?
KW: Positive.

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online?
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-best-year-ep/id902520860
https://open.spotify.com/artist/46RNEhOBbNdtY10EpirICy?si=8igMVRVs

A few words with Mosa

I've recently photographed Mosa on her show in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, and took the opportunity to chat with her about a few other things:

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
MosaThe Endless Summer - that movie embodies such a cool lifestyle, and I'd love to capture the imagery and landscapes through sound. 

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
Mosa: This is a tough one! But probably Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, or Joni Mitchell.

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
Mosa: Definitely includes eating at Johns Pizzeria on Bleecker street (just order a plain pie) and then going next door for ice cream at Cones (my favorite is a scoop of the almond ice cream and the cantaloupe sorbet.) Then checking out Matt Umanov Guitars across the street and playing some really rad old instruments. I also love wandering around the city and just people watching, hanging out in Washington Square Park, and checking out the farmers market in Union Square.

How would you describe your music in just one word?
Mosa: Genuine.

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online?
www.facebook.com/mosamusic
(New Album to be recorded in a few weeks... and it's expected to be released Spring 2018!)

 

A few words with Jessi Mason

I've recently photographed singer/song-writer Jessi Mason on her show in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, and took the opportunity to chat with her about a few other things:

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Jessi Mason: The original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder. I love that that movie is so full of wonder, but is simultaneously pretty dark. I'd want my song to reflect that whimsical eeriness. 

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you wouldn’t miss a concert?
JM: Joni Mitchell

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
JM: Look for good bookstores/coffee!

How would you describe your music in just one word?
JM: Nostalgic.

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online?
www.jessimason.com
www.facebook.com/jessimasonmusic
www.instagram.com/jessi.mason
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5gJfcr0UWAk7lLNgiGhbZg

 

A few words with Scotch the Filmmaker

I've recently photographed Chicago based indie-rock band Scotch the Filmmaker on their show in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, and took the opportunity to chat with them about a few other things:

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
JoePoint Break for me; It is the cult classic of my people.
Franny: Ferris Bueller because of the same reasons.

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you wouldn’t miss a concert?
Franny: David Bowie with my dad. That would've been special. They grew up in the same parts of London and he remembers when Bowie was just this new weird kid playing new weird music.
Joe: Ugh, the Family factor would make me want to say Grateful Dead with my dad and brother or Carole King with my mom. Hendrix is it for me: I couldn't miss all that energy, and the guitar playing is still amazing. 

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
Joe: Eat. Food culture here is bonkers.
Franny: See a performance of something - comedy, musical, opera, ballet, doesn't matter what.

How would you describe your music in just one word?
Joe: Clever
Franny: Inclusive
Joe: I like hers better.

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online?
https://open.spotify.com/album/7eW9zPtC5cSX3EG1t1pF6i
https://soundcloud.com/jmonaha2/sets/lake-effect-indie-vol-1
instagram.com/scotchthefilmmaker/

 

A few words with McLovins

I've recently photographed JAM Rock band McLovins on their show in NYC at Mercury Lounge, and took the opportunity to chat with them about a few other things:

(live at Mercury Lounge, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Mercury Lounge, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Jake HuffmanOh' Brother Where art Tho, I feel like getting entirely lost and ending up back where you started a changed man is something that resonates in our music and our lives. 

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you wouldn’t miss a concert?
JHJohn Coltrain

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
JH: Kicking back a few at a cool bar, and watching the sun set in Washington Square Park.

How would you describe your music in just one word?
JH: Party

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mclovins/id1045544413

A few words with Ritual Talk

I've recently photographed NYC based Psychedelic Indie Rock band Ritual Talk on their show in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, and took the opportunity to chat with them about a few other things:

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Ritual Talk: Any movie that creates a fully realized world - thinking Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Kubrick films - that convinces its audience of its reality. For us, making music is very much like that - convincing a listener that the sonic world in our heads is a reasonable way to hear the world!

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you wouldn’t miss a concert?
Alex D: Led Zeppelin. Rock & Roll. Trem: Uh, probs Led Zeppelin. Tom: Led Zeppelin, no doubt. Dylan: Dude, Led Zeppelin! T.J:  Prime CSN

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
Ritual Talk: Make a great scramble to start off the day. Hit the nearest park for a stroll and a frisbee toss. And then see where the day takes us (hopefully towards a game of catan).

How would you describe your music in just one word?
RT: Expansive

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online?
Website: https://ritualtalk.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ritualtalk/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0VKLniHOjxzm8I8IXp7bej

A few words with Carolyn Miller

I've recently photographed NYC based singer/song-writer Carolyn Miller on her show in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, and took the opportunity to chat with her about a few other things:

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Carolyn MillerA Walk To Remember - I was OBSESSED with that movie and soundtrack all throughout middle school and high school. That CD was on repeat all the time! So many great memories associated with those songs and that movie... love me a good love story :)

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you wouldn’t miss a concert?
CM: Whitney Houston - Hearing that voice live would've been magical.

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
CM: Oh man, this is a hard one. I don't get them too often but when I do, I'd say shop, mani/pedi, massage - I'm such a girly girl! Also, if the weather allows, I love going to a rooftop bar on a night off. Nothing's better than sharing a few good convos with a few good friends over a few good cocktails -- all while watching the sunset over NYC! My personal favorite spot is Pod 39 - highly recommend!

How would you describe your music in just one word?
CM: Country-Pop

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online?
My debut EP will be released in the coming months -- can't wait! My music website is currently being built, so social media is the best place right now for everything :-)
www.instagram.com/carolynmillermusic
www.facebook.com/carolynmillermusic
www.twitter.com/carolyn_miller

Brasil Summerfest 2017 @ Central Park SummerStage

Last Saturday I had the pleasure to attend Brasil Summerfest, a festival that celebrates Brazilian music in NYC. This year's performances featured Liniker e os Caramelows and Elza Soares. Here are some of my favorite shots I took there, while on assignment for Leblon.

A few words with Tim Chernikoff

I've recently photographed Jazz Pianist and Composer Tim Chernikoff on his show in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, and took the opportunity to chat with him about a few other things:

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Tim Chernikoff: Out of all the movies I've seen that I can remember right now, I would probably have to go with Shawshank Redemption.  I think making up themes for all of the different scenarios would be very cathartic. It's one of the movies that I identified with back in high school when a lot of my musical sensibilities were just forming.

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
TC: Probably a Giant Steps-era John Coltrane gig, at one of the gigs he did while forming his concept, maybe 1958? Preferably the dingiest hole in the wall he had to play at. And then try to get a lesson with him.

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
TC: On a day off... I would meet up with a girl and go to the park, or visit an outdoor salsa concert - depending on my current relationship status of course.

How would you describe your music in just one word?
TC: Wistful.

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online? 
All my online posts will appear in the following places:
http://www.timchernikoffjazz.com
http://www.facebook.com/timchernikoffjazz
http://www.soundcloud.com/timchernikoff
http://www.instagram.com/chernijazz

A few words with Nabiyah Be

I've recently photographed the Brazilian singer song-writer Nabiyah Be on her show in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, and took the opportunity to chat with her about a few other things:

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Nabiyah Be: Ha! Would be a very tricky question for me in any other scenario but right now I have to say Marvel's Black Panther since it is my very first movie as an actress and it's such a pivotal tool for black representation in the center of the machine that is Hollywood.

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
NB: Equally hard question...Although I love some of my oldies I have to say Amy Winehouse because she changed my approach to songwriting and introduced me to a whole generation of Jazz music that she drew from. Before her, I was quite ignorant about it and didn't really understand jazz. She also had a killer live band.

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
NB: Hang out with friends on my backyard and enjoy live music at the park.

How would you describe your music in just one word?
NB: Fusion.

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online? 
You can find everything available at www.nabiyahbe.com
I'll be making official releases this year! Follow me on social media at: 
- Instagram: instagram.com/nabiyahbe
- Facebook: facebook.com/nabiyahbe
- Twitter: twitter.com/nabiyahbe
- Youtube: youtube.com/nabiyahbe

A few words with Dr Scientist

I've recently photographed the rock band Dr Scientist on their show in NYC at The Bitter End, and took the opportunity to chat with them about a few other things:

(live at The Bitter End, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at The Bitter End, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Trevor O’Connor (Lead Vox/Guitar): I would love to write music for one of the "Mad Max" movies. It’s so aggressive but campy and at times light hearted and hilarious. I think it would be a challenge and also a lot of fun. Dylan Jacobus (Bass/Backing Vox): I would have loved to have written a song for Under The Cherry Moon. I mean, I know Prince wrote all the music for that since it's his movie, but writing something to fit the black-and-white, 1920's socialite vibe would be fun. Connor Larkin (Guitar/Keys Backing Vox): "Road to Perdition" cuz the atmosphere is so dark and picturesque. I always thought it would be really cool to write scores for soundtracks! Whenever I write music for the piano it ends up coming out sounding like something from that movie! Sean Farrelly (Drums): I would love to write music for the movie "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." Almost everyone can relate to what that movie is about and it would be gratifying to write music that lends itself to helping people cope with those intense feelings.

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
TO: The Beatles. They were the best. Or Johnny Cash... he was a cool ass dude. DJ: Prince. CL: David Bowie. SF: Pantera \m/

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
TO: I like to take my woman to Fraunces Tavern down in the meatpacking district... George Washington chilled there once and he was a cool dude. I also love McSorleys for some light or dark beer....and Otto’s Shrunken head for a strangely awesome time. Rodeo Bar was also one of my favorites...i’m very upset it closed :( DJ: Spend more money than I should, at bars where I don't belong. CL: drink...a lot. SF: Having a cold one with the boys naturally.

How would you describe your music in just one word?
TO: Robust. DJ: Popsicle. CL: boys. SF: Untoward

(encore) Where can people listen to your music online? 
TO:
www.drscimusic.com

A few words with Katie Buchanan

I've recently photographed singer song-writer Katie Buchanan on her show in NYC at Mercury Lounge, and took the opportunity to chat with her about a few other things:

(live at Mercury Lounge, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Mercury Lounge, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Katie Buchanan: Notting Hill. That was the first non-musical movie where the music stuck with me more than the film.

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
KB: Otis Redding.

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
KB: Searching for the perfect almond cortado. Harder than it sounds. The Australians are getting close though (Bluestone Lane, Blackfox, Voyager, all in the running).

How would you describe your music in just one word?
KB: Layered.

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online? 
- Website: www.katiebuchanan.com
- Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2s2kwFU
- iTunes: http://apple.co/2ra5Pwz 
- Physical: http://katiebuchanan.com/standwithme

A few words with Bianca Muñiz

I've recently photographed the Amazing singer song-writer Bianca Muñiz on her show in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, and took the opportunity to chat with her about a few other things:

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Bianca Muñiz: Hmmm, I absolutely love "The Life of Pi". Especially the scene where the water is glowing at night and the moon is out and shining bright and there are jelly fish everywhere. It's so magical, that movie is incredible. I would be honored to write a song for that movie.

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
BM: I'd have to say Ella Fitzgerald!

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
BM: If it's nice out, I love exploring Central Park or the Botanical Gardens. If not, going to the gym and then lying in bed watching Netflix.

How would you describe your music in just one word?
BM: Hypnotic.

(encore) Where can people listen to your music online? 
- Website: www.biancamuniz.com
- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5gguUFXsf8vDBX2xuoKCp2
- iTunes: https://itun.es/us/eS0Wdb
- Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bianca-curly-muniz/florasia-taylor-mcferrin-cover

A few words with 45 Riots

I've recently photographed the collective-band 45 Riots on their show in NYC at The Bitter End, and took the opportunity to chat with them about a few other things:

(live at The Bitter End, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at The Bitter End, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Adam Mason: If I had a real knowledge of orchestral composition and arranging as well as film scoring I would have liked to have written for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I was a huge fan of the novels from my early childhood and loved seeing them come to life onscreen when they first came out in installments. I also loved the animated version from the 1970's which was very creative and moody.

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
AM: I am still mad at my parents for not letting me see Motley Crue in 1989 or 1990 in their prime when my friends all went. I did finally see them recently on their farewell tour, decades later. But truly, I would have loved to have seen John Coltrane with Elvin Jones or Miles Davis with Herbie, Ron, Tony, and Wayne. I think that would have been life-changing. I would love to have experienced James Brown, Prince, Earth, Wind, and Fire, or Stevie Wonder live in concert, too, all when they were in their prime and at their respective apexes.

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
AM: My favorite thing to do on a day off is skydive! I am looking forward to hitting my 500th jump this month and many more to come. In the winter I snowboard and I try to generally travel internationally as much as possible. I love the outdoors and adventure-based outdoor activities - white-water rafting, canyoning, rappelling, and rock climbing, hiking, camping, etc.

How would you describe your music in just one word?
AM: Diverse.

(encore) Where can people listen to your music online? 
AM: Our website www.45riots.com is the best platform to stay connected and learn more about our team. We have several creative original music projects about to launch and all will eventually be featured on our website, besides the cover music performance media already showcased.

A few words with Paracutá

Paracutá is an Alternative Rock band from New York City and Lima, Peru.

(live at The Bitter End, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at The Bitter End, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Sean VinciThe obvious answer is something like High Fidelity or Almost Famous but a movie like Footloose or Top Gun would be a lot of fun. How often do you get to be on the same sound track as Kenny Loggins?

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
SV: It's hard to pick just one! Seeing any of the bands that were performing in New York City in the mid 1970's would be amazing: Iggy Pop, Blondie, The Ramones, Television, etc.

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
SV: Go to Astoria Park with a good book.

How would you describe your music in just one word?
SV: Melodic.

(encore)

Where can people listen to your music online? 
- Spotify: http://smarturl.it/Paracuta-SP
- Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/Paracuta-AM
- iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Paracuta-IT
- Bandcamp: http://paracuta.bandcamp.com
- Shortlink: http://smarturl.it/Paracuta