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The Black Harbor The Black Harbor is an online account of the work, ideas, and inspiration of a tight-nit collective of creatives. Over the years we have created things together, attended school together, fought together, and partied together. We have grown beyond the simplicity of friendship. We are now a family. Our purpose is to celebrates the work of the collective and explore creative work in the world that truly inspires us driving us to be better at what we do. Our hope is that as we document our work, process, lives, and inspiration that you will also be inspired and share your work with us.
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Bill Baird (of Sunset) put out a rad new album this year that is a slight departure from his old stuff. Dig on it
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A playlist created by photographer and artist Eric Carroll relating to his Rayko Photo Center show titled Plato’s Home Movies.
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Your stressed out. You need to chill the fuck out and take this in.
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This album has been doing the trick for me lately. I’m a sucker for anything western and psychedelic.
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Elisa Da Prato
// filmaker
Filmmaking is the truck in which she drives, through canyons of live music, valleys of experimental narrative, landscapes of the human face, and various incarnations of non-fiction truck stops. She keeps her car parked on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Recent Work
Motion Picture Portraiture
Kendl Winter + Angelo Spencer.
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Elisa Da Prato's Work
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Motion Picture Portraiture
I’ve always been in love with portraiture. Every face is different, but almost more interestingly, every face moves differently. Every face has its own language, tendencies, ticks, nuance, shine, and blas ... Continue reading →
Music has forever been the soundtrack to everything in our experience. It is a driving force, a power chord that carries voltage to all thoughts, brings all bulbs to light, and keeps the meter running. It is these type ... Continue reading →
Kendl Winter + Angelo Spencer.
Olympia, Washington is an odd, beautiful town. With a population just under 50,000, its the home of The Evergreen State College, an “experimental” liberal arts  college that functions without the us ... Continue reading →
Portrait of an Artist: Musician and Artist Arrington de Dionyso —- —— There is a network in place. A network made of electrical currents that somehow form gestures. Gestures which can caress the ... Continue reading →
Keep Dancing
Keep Dancing is a short, intimate portrait of the 90yr old dance duo Marge Champion & Donald Saddler. They meet twice a week, in a private dance studio, in midtown Manhattan and just dance. Aside from impressive g ... Continue reading →
Love Letter
Love Letter from Elisa Da Prato on Vimeo. I was on a date with a boy. We sat in the park. He took me kindly by the hand, gazed warmly into my eyes, and said he imagined me as some sort of wood-elf, hovering over an animal carca ... Continue reading →
Check out this killer video for U.S. Girls “If These Walls Could Talk”.  Its got all my favorite players: odd-wild and noisy/pretty rock n roll jam takin’ full advantage of bitter/beautiful lad ... Continue reading →
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A Brief History of John Baldessari
There are days when you feel like you can conquer the world, and then there are days..  Lately, I have found, that better than any alarm clock, the consideration of a great artist springs me out of bed.  I like to think ab ... Continue reading →
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Olivia jpeg
Check out this great video that my dear friend and collaborator, Peter Buntaine created for his youngest sister, Olivia. He drove her down the tree-lined and gold lit streets of their home-town, while she played and ... Continue reading →
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Hymn Still
Once a Catholic, always a Catholic – or so they say. I get into a lot of trouble for using Catholic metaphors to explain philosophical ideas about the material universe. But I don’t really care. Its just p ... Continue reading →
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Self Portrait at 28, by Albrecht Dürer. 1500. I’ve been doing a lot of research into the “Christ Pose”, you know the one: Christ gazes into your eyes, offering compassion and his blessing. Until r ... Continue reading →
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A stunning, and telling piece by Melanie Aronson on the inimitable Douglas Turnbaugh. Douglas is a tender, enigmatic character whom I first met when editing the film Keep Dancing in 2010, which he produced. Douglas ... Continue reading →