When the French Film Festival descends on Carytown so do a lot of well dressed visitors. Filmed last year between screenings with music featuring Black Girls. The Twentieth Annual French Film Festival begins tonight!
Dekota Waller of Street Sophisticato
Meanwhile in Richmond: Yesterday’s protest of nearly 500 at the Virginia State Capital. [Photograph by Scott Elmquist, Style Weekly]
VCU “Invest In Me" video by Jesse Vaughan featuring a few familiar Richmond faces
“My true vocation, all though I am a tailor and folk artist by trade, is the pursuit of life.” -The Cowboy Prince. Antique sheep wool sheers from sometime during the early 1900’s.
Perched on a hill top apartment overlooking the statues of Monument Avenue resides the Cowboy Prince. Offering a hospitable invitation into his Walden-esque refuge and freshly made biscuits, the Cowboy Prince is a costume designer by trade and a true gentleman in every sense of the word. Bringing elements of a past time into modernity, the apartment serves as a greater extension of the personal outlook of the artist; encouraging others to live in pursuit of the heights of their wildest dreams and become the kings and queens of their own worlds.
"I am not that unique in my values, and interests - hell I know many people who wish they lived in another time period. What makes me different from the norm is that I embrace those inner most wild dreams and live my life in the pursuit of their realization. My true vocation, all though I am a tailor and folk artist by trade, is the pursuit of life. I want my life to be my message, and that message is for other people. My weird dressing style, art, home and interactions in the world are invitations for others to join in to a life of intentionality." -Cowboy Prince
Visit Dirty Richmond tomorrow to read an open letter from the Cowboy Prince.
Saying that this has been an amazing year for Dirty Richmond could not be any more of an understatement. I think 2011 was a year of a substantial level of progression for Dirty Richmond and this tumblr is becoming what I always wanted it to be. In the last 12 months I was able to photograph and collaborate with people of incredible talent that are simply amazing and the passion for their work is evident their chosen craft; and best of all, many of these people are my closest friends! Sometimes I can’t believe Dirty Richmond is still around but there are so many things about this tiny but wonderful city that I want to get out there and share with everyone. These are a few of my favorite photographs from 2011.
I will return to regular posting sometime early to mid January. In the mean time check out Dirty Richmond’s Guide to Richmond Tumblrs which was posted previously this fall, and don’t forget about the Academy Jewelry giveaway contest that will be going on until December 29th!
Thank you for following Dirty Richmond and see you in 2012!
(Ps: Dirty Richmond has a facebook page)
The famous cat that is always in the window in Carytown
Sometimes in less than 5 minutes of meeting someone you just know they are genuine and sincere and those qualities really carry over to Nelly Kate’s music. I didn’t know Nelly Kate in the fall of 2009 when I first saw her play an opening set for tUnE-yArDs in Charlottesville, her voice had a rare clarity and her music a feeling of nostalgia that I never forgot. Coincidentally a year and a half later, Nelly Kate would move to Richmond and I’ve had the pleasure to become good friends with.
Nelly Kate has just finished her first analog recording, ‘ISH ISH’ and her sound has progressively evolved into swelling melodic sound scapes under her chilling vocals. Nelly creates, “a warmth akin to nostalgic memories of youthful days spent playing pretend” (from macrock.org).
I photographed Nelly on a late fall afternoon at Belle Isle. Listen to Nelly Kate’s first single “Blue Badges" and visit her Kickstarter page to learn about how you could help support this amazing artist in funding her album.