Deviant of the Day

In my mind, artists are the true foundation of our society. Deviant of the Day is a blog about these people. Creatives hold the key to unlock everything exciting and wondrous about this world. Painters, photographers, chefs, sculptors, musicians, tattoo artists, engineers, designers, etc…you all blow my mind. Let’s stick to our guns and never give up.

Deviant of the Day #20 - Owen McCarthy

Owen is an extremely talented vocalist, guitar player, and sound engineer. He plays for a rock group known as The Everyothers and has a solo project, Owen McCarthy, which he describes as being "less rock n' roll and more poetic." As a 15 year resident to Williamsburg, Owen shared a glimpse of his 11211 experience with me tonight as he rolled up the cables and closed down the back bar at The Trash Bar (where he controls the sound boards 4 nights a week). While making it clear that he does not judge the newcomers/non-artist types of this community, he did seem to reminisce on the times when only artists and musicians roamed the streets and the rent was definitely not "TOO DAMN HIGH!"

Shoot Location: Brooklyn, NY 11211

Hometown: North Jersey
Facebook: ozoneblaise
Website: The Everyothers

Deviant of the Day #19 - Omar Rivera

Some of you living in NYC have probably seen that big ass BB SOCIAL CLUB van with the huge green skull & top hat.  Yes, Omar Rivera is our deviant of the day.  Omar makes a living teaching kids how to skate, snowboard and even play music.  You can check out info on BBSC's 2013 Summer Skate Camp here. Omar also plays guitar and drums. He and I have been playing music together off and on for about 6 years now.  It smells like a new project is in the works. SZ baby!!! \m/ \m/

Shoot Location: Brooklyn, NY 11211

Hometown: Elmira, New York
Facebook: bbsocialclubskateboardinglessons
Website: www.bbsocialclub.com

Deviant of the Day #18 - Stephan Cherkashin

Stephan is a guitar player/bartender/graphic design student from Belarus. I first met him back in 2010 when He was playing for Telltale, a post punk experimental group based in Brooklyn. Check out his new experimental project, [aftersun] on band camp. You can also find Stephan bartending at Satellite Lounge on Havemeyer St. Go in a play some pinball. They've go 6 machines!

Shoot Location: Brooklyn, NY 11211

Hometown: Minsk, Belarus
Facebook: stcherkashin
[aftersun]: Bandcamp