Archive for February, 2011

THE SPRING COLLECTION X CHARLES BANK GALLERY

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Brooklyn Industries introduces its newest collection today with the unveiling of its March photo campaign, The Spring Collection at the Charles Bank Gallery. The Charles Bank Gallery is a new gallery located on the Bowery in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The gallery specializes in contemporary and conceptual art. Owners Adam Charles Greenberger and Michael Bank Christoffersen opened the gallery’s doors in October 2010.

In just a matter of a few years, the Lower East Side has come to hold the second highest concentration of galleries in New York City behind Chelsea, and some say it offers a different art vibe as well. BKI’s campaign features employees of The Charles Bank Gallery, as well as artist Barnaby Hosking (who launched his New Works exhibit and first solo show in the United States last week at the Charles Bank Gallery), in the gallery as the art. Our Spring Collection – lush with florals, muted camoflauge, dark-toned seersucker and bright spring dresses – is the exhibit.

BEYOND CLIMBING WITH CALEB

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

The climber models of Brooklyn Industries’ February Collection and CLIMB photo campaign do much more than climb. You can learn more about all of the climbers here.

But let’s further introduce you to Caleb Freese…

Caleb lives in Boerum Hill and wears many hats at Brooklyn Boulders as a member, lead climbing instructor, manager, and volunteer. When he’s not at the climbing gym, Caleb fills his time with riding his bike throughout New York City, tending to his garden on his roof, cooking with local ingredients, and even jumping over fences. Oh – and he is also a class 5 rafting guide.

As if that doesn’t keep Caleb busy enough, he is a full-time painter and printmaker, too, making layered, energetic, and abstract collages and installations. He also frequently works with photography and video. “Being creative is how I interact with the world and make money. It allows me a degree of freedom of thought, freedom to change, freedom to explore, and freedom to be present,” says Caleb. View some of Caleb’s works below. Or visit his website “Squad Up” here or his Facebook page, “Keys Open Doors,” here.

JAKOB AXELMAN & ABUSED NATURE

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Jakob Axelman, one of Brooklyn Industries’ favorite photographers, most recently shot BKI’s CLIMB Brooklyn Boulders campaign.  Jakob had to do quite a bit of climbing to capture our climber models in the most interesting of positions.

Outside of fashion photography, Jakob photographs the most interesting of tree carvings. For the past year, Jakob has been drawn to the concept of abused nature, something not often photographed.

“To me, forests can be a quite hostile place – especially nature close to an urban setting. Just the fact that you need a knife to make these carvings made me look over my shoulder more than once,” Jakob said.

Here are a few photos from Jakob’s “abused nature” project: