October 2013 - Happy Halloween! photos by Kai “naokai” Sutton.
I was the Strongest Woman in the World. GAME OVER / GOOD NIGHT.
I recently said to Paris: “I wish people wouldn’t display success all the time. Let me see some of the things that didn’t go well so I could see that you’re human like me.” Perfectionism is at a all time high, failure is not a option. Nobody believes in “progression” anymore. I said this regarding the social media, artists, and peers on my behalf.
The problem is that we don’t do things to satisfy ourselves, we do things to please everybody else. Take for example with me & Paris, do you think we shoot these shots and then call it a day? No! We are always selecting the “favorable” ones that we could both agree on. But everything is going wrong all the time …
If we have such a hard time shooting these pictures then why keep doing it? Because the process is always the thrill, but the real reward is to get that one photo out of 100 that we could say “It was worth it”. We’re not perfect, neither are you. You want us to take you seriously? Let’s speak more about unsuccessful events.
May 2013, Kailaboration. photos and description by “naokai,” Kai Sutton.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - Polygamy of Musique players: naokai & prisma. Opening Daft Punk - Random Access Memories for the first time on vinyl. a fairly monumental occassion.
2013/05/23 - Polygamy of Music || Give Life Back to Musique
Kailaboration, May 2013 - Phoenix, Bankrupt! photos by naokai.
This will probably be one of the most hipster moments in my life.
I don’t consider myself skilled in photography, but I do like playing with cameras. I’ve posted photos of adventures on several social networking and photo websites and the most popular up to date has been the collaborative series with Kai. Most, if not all of those pictures are credited to Kai’s skills behind the lens and I realized some people either forget or dismiss that fact - I’m just the model, not the creator.
Earlier this week, Kai sent me an application that imitates photoshop with simplified tools that you might see in iOS applications. I have never been skilled in photoshop, but I got into Instagram last fall and I love playing with all the filters they have to offer. With the help of this program I’ve started making my own “artistic” interpretations of the photographer.
Additional Note: Kai talked about our collaborative series, currently under the name Kailaboration - Prizm. He said we could use the name “PARKS” for a future installation; Paris Matic + Kai Sutton. I can’t think of any other names, so I’ll go ahead and tag these under Parks Projects.
PARKS Projects: naokai in Las Vegas (September, 2012). edited by prisma.