Posts Tagged ‘patrick o’dell’

BEST FRIDAYS: with Patrick O’Dell

Posted on July 11, 2008 by

What’s Worst Mondays without a dark and villainous foil? That’s the kind of thinking that forced us to create Best Fridays. So, for all our weekend warrior brethren: Wooooo, T-G-I-F, right? Herein we hope to bookend your awful week by quizzing our previous Worst Mondays candidate about slightly more encouraging things. Every Friday!

Why yes, it’s him again — photo magician Patrick O’Dell of Epicly Later’d fame. Look at him there, all loungin’ with a little dog. I bet he has some great answers to our questions.

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But before you read them, remember that his photo exhibit is still hanging around Toronto for another couple of weeks. Why are you here and not there? Oh right, because we are awesome.

Best injury
Heartbreak.

Best historical figure
Sherlock Holmes.

Best shirt
Veggie shirt.

Best thing to do with $20
Movie theatre.

Best party trick
Leaving without saying good-bye.

Best monster
Nessy.

Best question ever asked of you in an interview. Now answer it:
This is only my second interview.

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WORST MONDAYS: with Patrick O’Dell

Posted on July 7, 2008 by

At JUICEBOX HQ, we’ve never really had a case of the Mondays because we don’t have real-people jobs. But for those feeling a bit garfield this A.M., feel free to wallow in other people’s most hated things. Every Monday!

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Okay, stop me if you`ve heard this one:

Patrick O’Dell has essentially built a career around having more fun than you do. He’s been called “the most important person in skateboarding who doesn’t skateboard” because he has a good camera and travels around taking good pictures of his famous friends. His professional cool-guy cred includes being Vice photo editor, host of VBS’s top shelf web show Epicly Later’d (as well as his photo journal of the same name), and general dude about town. If that’s not good enough, he also directed the most recent Morrissey video just because he was so wholly obsessed with him that Moz’s manager let him do it.

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Oh, and his photo exhibit, “To All My Friends”, is currently ramping up at Toronto’s Studio Gallery after a tour that’s hit New York, Vancouver, and probably some other places too. The show includes all kinds of digital media, compiled over years of globe trotting, depicting “skaters skating, hangers hanging, and up-too-late, out-too-often night dwellers doing what comes naturally.” All of your favourite things! It runs through to July 23. He is great. Go look. Anyhow, here’s the man of few words and many pretty pictures:

Worst day-job
Working as a caterer in NYC. Whenever I hate my life now, I think back to that.

Worst haircut
I used to have really long hair… the photo of me with long hair is too embarrassing.
[Ed.’s note: Haha, found it.]

Worst subculture
Hunters.

Worst date
Any time the other person says nothing. Or worse, too much.

Worst invention
Fossil fuel.

Worst purchase
Leather shoes.

Worst way to die
Vivisection.

[edit: for those who noticed today’s blunder: whoops.]

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The epicly epic Patrick O’Dell

Posted on June 27, 2008 by

Cross-posted to Torontoist.

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For our Toronto brethren, if you notice a more concentrated prevalence of Wayfarers and Vans around the College/Spadina area over the next month, it’s because that’s where Manhattan skate photographer/documentarian/badical dude Patrick O’Dell is plunking down his first solo photo exhibit starting today.

O’Dell has essentially built a career around having more fun than you do. He’s been called “the most important person in skateboarding who doesn’t skateboard” because he has a good camera and travels around taking good pictures of his famous friends. His professional cool-guy cred includes being Vice photo editor, host of VBS’s top shelf web show Epicly Later’d (as well as his photo journal of the same name), and general dude about town. And if that’s not good enough, he also directed the most recent Morrissey video just because he was so wholly obsessed with him that Moz’s manager let him do it.

Anyhow, like we said, his photo exhibit, “To All My Friends”, opens today at Toronto’s Studio Gallery after a tour that’s hit New York, Vancouver, and probably some other places too. The show includes all kinds of digital media, compiled over years of globe trotting, depicting “skaters skating, hangers hanging, and up-too-late, out-too-often night dwellers doing what comes naturally.” All of your favourite things! And Patrick will be in attendance at the opening night reception (tonight! 7 p.m!) which will probably be epicly cater’d (eh? See what I did there?). So get up with the get down, hipsters.

“To All My Friends” runs through to July 23. He is great. Go look.

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