iO is one of those people where you feel all warm and fuzzy inside when she’s around. Her work has been published in yours truly (The WORK Magazine), NY Times, Dossier, VICE, Huffington Post - among others. Another very noteworthy project of iO’s is her ever expanding, “Self Evident Truths”…
I forgot to post this. Vice Magazine, photo issue. “Still Lifes”. Weird.
7000words.com is a project where each week a different contemporary photographer is asked to submit seven photos to represent their week, and each day, one shows up on the site. I turned mine in like six months ago, so I have no idea what the rest of the images will be, but tune in, cuz it’s my week on www.7000words.com!
i-ref, a german online magazine about young creativity, interviewed me and blew some sweet smoke up my ass yesterday. Here’s what the text says, cuz, you know, I speak German:
"iO Tillett Wright. 24. Photographer/Editor/Artist.
You read it right. Her name is actually iO. Little i, big O. When they registered her name her parents said ‘everything in life is made of lines and circles’. Maybe it was an indication that her parents knew from the beginning, that their little redheaded girl was going to be something very special, just like her name. Today, iO Tillett Wright is a successful jack of all trades with an old Manhattan punk rock charm, that carries through in everything she does. As an established photographer, editor, and founding publisher of Overspray Magazine, this native New Yorker attained things in her early 20’s that many only dream of. How does she do it? iO only does exactly that which inspires her! Now she lives from two occupations: photography and writing. With success - in the summer of 2009, the talented American worked side by side with one of the most well known documentary photographers of our time, Nan Goldin, to help install and curate her exhibition at C/O Berlin.”
You can read the interview here: http://www.i-ref.de/reflection-io-tillett-wright
The heads over at thecitrusreport.com interviewed me for a feature on the site. They’re also responsible for Upper Playground, Fifty24sf (and the franchises that come with those), and have their hands pretty deep in Juxtapoz magazine.
Check it out..
I totally forgot to blog about this, but the Huffington Post asked me to write something about the work I put into the Manifest Equality show in Los Angeles last week. Thar she blows:
I got together with one of my favorite New Yorkers; not only the man behind the dark hole you’ve gotten most fucked up in, Lit, but also the guy giving me my first solo show in the summer, at Fuse Gallery; Erik Foss.
I wrote my version of his life story and took some pictures of him and his insane art, and The New Order magazine published all of it.
The following is the piece in the mag, which can be bought here. If you actually want to read the story, you can do that on my website, here.
And a couple outtakes for you:
I love writing. If you have a magazine and want a writer to probe a subject’s very existence - call me. No, send me a fax.