Matt Black is a director and visual artist. He directed short films with the like of Rinko Kikuchi and Paz de La Huerta. He has worked in fashion for the past 15 years with clients such as Dior, Jil Sander and Louis Vuitton. His photography has been published in i-D magazine, Vogue Paris or V… He’s currently directing a series of interviews for Nowness featuring artists such as Damien Hirst or Banks Violette.
He has created a distinct style mixing influences from high fashion, street culture and cinema. Matt black grew up in Paris and is based in NYC.
You can't say you've seen NYC until you've seen it from a boat. Hop on the ferry from anywhere to anywhere and you'll see what I mean. Not only will you see excellent old buildings and factories--the inner workings of the old industrial city--but you'll head out under working bridges and see the skyscrapers in all their towering glory. And once you've done it, do it again, at night.
The Christmas light House in the Bronx is a neighborhood fixture that is hard to miss. It is decorated year round with life size statues and is painted bright pink. Though it draws most of its audience during the holidays it is an anomaly throughout the seasons. Such a bizarre place with such exuberant colors and vibrancy attracts an artists eye and will draw you in.
I can’t get enough of the dioramas, but my favorite parts of the AMNH are the Halls of Meteorites and Minerals. There are some beautiful specimens here, and best of all you can actually lay your hands on the 4.5-billion-year-old Cape York Meteorite.
Economy Candy is an old-fashioned family owned candy store in the Lower east side. With glorious aisle after aisle of candy stocked as high as the eye can see including innumerable brands you never knew were still in production – its a treat for the eyes as well as the belly. Every time I get inside I'm looking for Willy Wonka.