BOOTLEG Newsprint No. 001
Features on feet and the people involved with feet. We think beauty is at every price point, in every community, in every age, culture and closet.
N 001 O FEATURED PHOTOGR APHERS: CHADWICK TYLER MAUR A SULLIVAN (ISSUED) SAR AH ELLISON LEWIS 1 DIRECTOR: LETTER FROM THE EDITOR SARAH ELLISON LEWIS, CREATIVE DIRECTOR Welcome to our world. I am from Texas. It forms all of my parts. From my obsession with nature, my innate connection with grandiose accessories, to virtue, and celebrating life. Art for me resides in places where there’s room to breathe, room to think, room to rest. Calm, and kindness. People happy to be alive, who don’t struggle much with who they are. BOOTLEG is the name of a tiny Texas town, from the Texas Handbook Online: BOOTLEG, TEXAS. There are two stories about the origin of its name. One associates the name with Moonshine Sheep Camp, where a moonshine still was once located; the campground was for cowboys and others traveling from La Plata to Endee, New Mexico. Another story has it that the community was named for a “ bootleg school”–a small school building that was moved to various locations by agents selling land for the Capitol Syndicate so that prospective customers would believe there was a school near the land they were buying. During the 1930s Bootleg Corner experienced a boom of sorts after Louis Woodford converted the abandoned “ bootleg school” building into a general store, which became a trading center for the western part of the county. I am a fashion stylist and have lived and worked in and out of New York City for ten long years. My work rarely feeds my soul. So, BOOTLEG was born out of an adoration of the connections I have with people, regarding the choices they make for their feet. I also found that no matter what was happening with my budget, shoes are always a good buy. For all the reasons you know and imagine, this is why BOOTLEG NEWSPRINT was created – to celebrate our connections through one simple thing – shoes. We hope to bring you: 1. Beautiful photography, with a journalistic, editorial element. We hope you connect strongly with our images. 2. Features on feet and the people involved with feet. We are quite sick of glossy commercial coverage of must-have product. We think beauty is at every price point, in every community, in every age, culture and closet. 3. Inspiration to connect with those around you. Encouragement to purchase something out of your comfort zone, as a celebration of life. A dialogue you may not have otherwise had. Designed and produced between New York City and Austin, Texas, and printed in Birmingham, Alabama. We are working on our website, www.bootlegnewsprint.com. Until then, you can request a copy of this paper at sarah@bootlegnewsprint. com, or just drop me a line. Sarah Ellison Lewis Founder / Creative Director BOOTLEG Newsprint COVER: Amazing hat by Albertus Swanepoel Photo: Chadwick Tyler 2 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com pg. 50 Chadwick Tyler, photographer Tiberius, whose haunting portraits depict 55 young women, each as their own wistful creature. Tyler Photographer Chadwick Tyler is has recently turned some of his a singular talent. His powerfully attention to fashion, having shot evocative images are unmistakeable for their representation the current Levi’s® campaign with of his subject longing for release from creative director Mark Reddy. His work has also been featured in the mundane. At the forefront of a fashion magazines AnOther, Dazed new movement in aesthetics, Tyler’s photography challenges contemporary and Confused, V, and Grey. notions of beauty by celebrating innocence and vulnerability. Currently Tyler is working on his first book, and 2 new gallery exhibits simultaneously. Tyler became known in the art world for his seminal gallery show SULLIVAN Maura Sullivan, fine art photographer What drives me to take pictures is my need to tell a story. I look for subjects who share a timeless beauty. I try and capture either the moment before something is about to happen, or directly afterward. I like the idea of mystery...walking through a dream that seems sort of familiar but you can’t quite place. I usually prefer to go blindly into a space with my subject and let the story unravel spontaneously. I am very inspired by film and fiction, and often borrow the persona of certain characters to set the mood for my subjects. I am also very inspired by wardrobe and locations. I believe my most successful images create a sense of doubt as the whether the scene is true or false, modern or antique. “Some of my favorite shoes I bought in college at vintage and Sal-Val stores in upstate New York, mostly old-lady shoes with the labels all worn off, tons of fine lines, amazing details and lots of great scuffs.” LOPANO Sean Lopano design director It’s not often a graphics designer has their own Leica with a macro lens, or a boot collection. But that’s why we love Sean, in addition to his completely unrelenting fight for his vision, and amazing glasses. There’s nothing more fantastic than meeting in the middle, and everyone being the better for it. Thanks to Sean, we all grow. With a focus on design from the University of Texas, and countless accolades and awards at not-even 30, he’s evermore inspiring. PHOTOGRAPHERS & DESIGNER: TYLER Also bounding between both coasts (Texas and New York) as needed, he cut his teeth at proper overheadbin usage and the proper boots to quickly pass through security. On Sundays, you can find him sunning, bathing or both. “I love designing Bootleg, because I am able to work on the combination of my three favorite things: boots/ footwear, graphic design and photography (amazing photography). Pitting 1940’s German and French “It was fun to play on this shoot.” Sarah: “What do you do on Sundays?” Chadwick: “I like to go fishing, Sunday is my day to fish.” Sarah: “What if your favorite shoe? Chadwick: “My right Red Wing boot my dog Gracie modified the top of the tongue by chewing it off.” www.chadwicktyler.com pg. 28 “What I loved about working with Sarah was it was more about making art and finding the story, instead of working in a box. The poetic choices of shoes and wardrobe seamlessly fused with the vintage layers of the old mansion-romantic feel of the space. Burned sweaters and yes, old-lady shoes, waltzed comfortably between the rooms occasionally interrupted by a pair of sexy leather hot-pants, bed-head and no make-up...for the perfect cinematic film noir twist.” www.maurasullivan.com ALL typefaces against one another always makes me smile.” “I have 31 pairs of boots in my collection, ranging from vintage English oxblood ranger boots, to Gucci equestrian, and many pairs of handmade Wesco engineering and logger boots. It’s been an obsession my entire life.” www.lopano.com 3 SARAH ELLISON LEWIS: N 001.01 O “PARIS LOW DOWN” I am starting a shoe store called Bootleg Austin, so I have been hitting trade shows for a while now. Paris of course is so alive. I photographed the way that I see things - from clusters of feet to clever piles of everyday objects. The beauty of life is simply authentic. Every moment is as valuable as the most memorable moments. I see life in slow motion sometimes. I am overwhelmed at the beauty of movement, seeing life and how folks express themselves, starting with the shoe. Sometimes it’s relevant, sometimes it’s not. What’s most relevant is, we all have to wear shoes. For me they are the counterpoint to the earth. I never see someone without seeing their feet. But I don’t miss what’s going on around me. I couldn’t miss it if I tried. It’s enough for me. 4 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com Saturday in the Buttes Chaumont 5 On the Seine River edge. 6 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com Near MusĂŠe Picasso 7 Pedestrians and shoppers at lunchtime on Rue St. Germain. 8 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com In la Marais, Paris, in my Giuseppe Zanotti strappy stack suede heels I found for a steal at Beaconâ€™s Closet in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Yonatan Renaudie 9 Taking a break Nina Ricci pump 10 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com The Valentino Rockstud Pump A Paris flea market 11 Weathered canes at another flea market 12 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 13 Dior bootie, sighting No. 1 14 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com Entrance into Whoâ€™s Next trade show, Paris. ...where I found Meesha Sukira hand-painted silk pumps from Thailand, and Atelier Voison, a line out of France. 15 Beautiful man. His shoe treasures. Old wooden brushes. Do you have an old brush you shine your shoes with? 16 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com Digging for a steal. Every morning the recycle bins are overworked. 17 At the Merci coffee shop, next to the store. www.merci-merci.com. Typing about this retail movement does not do it justice. Teens just out of school 18 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com Fag butts Passersby near Le Progres cafe, 3rd arrondissement (hood â€œ3e Arrâ€?). 19 Taylor Momsen treked right on by me, in the amazing Dior booties 20 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 21 ...and her entourage. 22 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 23 More of the tube. What do you call the Paris subway? 24 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 25 26 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com Ladies in the subway. What do you call the subway in Paris? 27 MAURA SULLIVAN: N 001.02 O I met Maura through a commercial styling job. She was the calm, professional voice the crew of forty heard. She asked to shoot my portrait. Which was an honor. Turns out she’s one of my favorite living fine art photographers. So, she was kind enough to become one of our visionaries. We shot Charlie and Elise at the archive of creative genius/interior designer/owner Eleanor Ambos’ breathtaking Metropolitan Building in Long Island City. It was brutally cold, which became its own character, as the girls bent and begged for warmth. Eleanor is a longtime supporter of the arts, and creator of timeless magical spaces...which she has dreamed up to share and inspire a few creative souls. We heart her. Styling by Sarah Ellison Lewis, Bryan Bantry Agency, NY Charlie, (RIGHT) with Marilyn Agency, NY Elise, VNY Model Agency, NY p.s. Elise is from Boerne, Texas. We heart that too. 28 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 29 Fur coats, modelsâ€™ own 30 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 31 32 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 33 34 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 35 Burned cardigan, salvaged from a fire. 36 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 37 38 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 39 40 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 41 Leopard and patchwork platform, What an Angel, by Irregular Choice. $310, at Bootleg Austin 42 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 43 Curious gentlemen came to visit us, an artist with a studio in the building 44 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 45 46 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 47 48 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 49 CHADWICK TYLER: N â€†001.03 O Photography by Chadwick Tyler Styling by Sarah Ellison Lewis Bryan Banty Agency, NY Model, Rasa, at Next Models, NY Hair by Shin Arima at Frank Reps Agency, NY Makeup by Chiho Omae, at Frank Reps Agency, NY Photo Assts: Delilah Jesinkey, Agata Segafredo Fashion Assistant Carmen Reed Shot at MILK Studios, New York All clothing throughout: Malin Landaues Vintage, otherwise noted Many thanks to our friend Bevan Meyers 50 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com Klosch hat, Albertus Swanepoel 51 An amalgm of bowties as neckpiece and corset as bralet. 52 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 53 Platform slide, Camilla Skovgaard, $515, at www.netaporter.com 54 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 55 Norma Kamali striped trousers, “What an Angel” platform, Irregular Choice, $310 at Bootleg Austin, and vintage blazer 56 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com Albertus Swanepoel top hat 57 Somone sewed a few hundred buttons onto this frock. 58 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 59 Leopard print Cavallino shoe, â‚Ź790, Raphael Young, at www.raphaelyoung.com 60 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com Spectator shoes, Messeca, at Bootleg Austin, $210 61 Striped thigh-highs, Wolford Rust bootie, Camilla Skovgaard, at Bootleg Austin, $655 62 BOOTLEG www.bootlegnewsprint.com 63 NEWSPRINT ÂŠ2 0 11 bootlegnewsprint.com