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      By Taji Ameen Mar 30, 2014

      The Last Mahal

      Alfred Leslie has been an art-world fixture for over half a century. He created artwork with Jack Kerouac and belonged to the same scene as Rothko, but today he uses Photoshop to create his paintings. I met with Alfred to discuss his transition from paint…

      By Taji Ameen Mar 30, 2014
      By Taji Ameen Feb 2, 2014

      Help Mosaic Man Finish His Mosaic Trail

      For this week's Mahal, the Lower East Side's Clayton Patterson introduced me to Jim Power, the legendary Mosaic Man. Over the last 25 years, he has been creating the Mosaic Trail, a series of tile-encrusted lamp posts highlighting the people and places th…

      By Taji Ameen Feb 2, 2014
      By Taji Ameen Jan 5, 2014

      The Gonz Goes to Soho

      To ring in the New Year, I hit up Soho's snow-covered streets with Mark Gonzales. Whether he's on a bike or a skateboard, the Gonz shreds like no other. This week, I was privileged to shoot a video of him skating in the streets and to ask him some questio…

      By Taji Ameen Jan 5, 2014
      By Taji Ameen Dec 22, 2013

      Corduroy the Fox Raps About Animals and Emma Stone

      For this week's Mahal, I walked around Chinatown with the fly musical artist Corduroy the Fox. In the rap world, Corduroy is best known for writing 1,000 words about why Pigeons and Planes should post his song "The Foxes." Here are some poses Corduroy str…

      By Taji Ameen Dec 22, 2013
      By Taji Ameen Dec 8, 2013

      Watch the Gonz's New Short Film '08NOBEL80'

      A few nights ago, I received a late night phone call from artist and skateboarder Mark Gonzales a.k.a. the Gonz. We made plans to meet at midnight at Astor Place. Over the next few hours, the Gonz shot footage of us riding skateboards and bikes through th…

      By Taji Ameen Dec 8, 2013
      By Taji Ameen Dec 1, 2013

      The Public Fruit of Erin Albrecht

      For this week's Mahal, I caught up with photo extraordinaire, Erin Albrecht. Unlike most photographers, Erin never shoots parties, fashion shows, or other events. Instead, she only captures moments from her own life.

      By Taji Ameen Dec 1, 2013