Deanna nails it. Next stop, Barcelona.

Trying to film for the Emerica video...
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Today is the big day for Deanna, her opening! She had to get the the Museum for a press conference...
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There was "material" for the press about her work being handed out by young beautiful women, pretty cool.
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I went downstairs while she was talking to the press and watched a group of 13 to 15 year old kids get a tour of the Michel Comte show. "Ok children, this is the First Lady of France, Carla Bruni... Oh, and she's completely naked."
The clear path to first-ladydom laid out for the children.
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Then I went back up to see how she was doing... "Work it baby!"
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Then she had to field questions from the press.
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The press.
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Just before the opening we shot a photo of ourselves to remember the excitement.
I had to speak in front of 200 people and present Deanna's work. I was pretty nervous too.
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The opening was filled with people. I sorta blew it on shooting photos when it was really packed and only got photos after the fact, but it was still heavily populated into the evening...
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Who is this?: Ralph Mittendorf, German vert skater from the late 80's early 90's.
He used to have long curly hair I am pretty sure.
He was there. I looked really hard on the inter-web for photos of him from back in the day, but couldn't find any.
(Skaters from that era: Send Photos!)
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Deanna's subject matter inspired copy-cats. This one is on a young man, but there were some older women and some teenage girls in the mix too.
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Young Noah from the Netherlands.
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A young man approached me and lifted his pant-leg to reveal no less than 3 tattoos of Toy Machine related artwork.
Then asked me to draw on his leg with my worn out sharpie, so he could tattoo over it the next day.
This always stresses me out because this will be with the person for life - and it all rests on what I do right there. If I make a sub-standard drawing, then they have a sub standard tattoo I guess. I always advise against it, but I can't stop them, it's their body.
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No, it's not Lance Conklin. His name is Daniel Rosin. (I hope I got the last name right.)
I'm honored he loves Toy Machine and my artwork so much.
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Later in the night, Deanna had to give an interview. I sat in on it.
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"Man, we need to go eat..."
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The Huijts Family came all the way from Holland-!!!!
(OK, only an hour by car, but the whole family!!!)
Thanks!
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Just before leaving forever, Deanna wanted to take a last minute walk-through so she could remember her show.
You don't really get to digest anything at the opening.
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Posters for sale from her show.

Pettibon. Templeton. McGee. Berlin.

Posted April 4th, 2009
Deanna looked way freaked out by those Germans, man...

I had no idea how soft Deanna's voice is. It shocked me for some reason.

I found this spot in Placentia, CA, that I think the Toy team would love. It's super dope.
Posted By: Jacob on April 4th, 2009 at 04:43PM PST
Went to Zumiez today..and saw a whole Toy board series there,to my amazement and shock.But I won't be purchasing from there.

Whoa-oh.Deanna in video.neat. Internet rules.I wonder if Deanna would like to see my Nike forehead tattoo.

Sub standard tattoo?even if it sucks dick,that sucking makes it interesting.and at least it's not some gay-ass skull.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on April 4th, 2009 at 08:25PM PST
It's hard to decide how to feel about the girls in Deanna's photos; that's what I like about them.
Posted By: Zach on April 4th, 2009 at 09:33PM PST
fuck zumiez
www.devinbriggs.com
Posted By: devin on April 5th, 2009 at 12:10AM PST
hey guys
video interview is great
congrats again
didn't know that they stopped using regular ol' spray paints for the stencils
Posted By: Eggs McManus on April 5th, 2009 at 09:54AM PST
Woa, looks like Deanna was interviewed by early Nirvana drummer Chad Channing.
http://v1.dyingdays.net/Nirvana/nirvana_Jason.jpg
Posted By: Easy in an Easychair. on April 5th, 2009 at 11:11AM PST
pretty gentle in that video. kiss on the foreheadwas so sweeet awwwwww, especially to that music.
Posted By: the dude on April 5th, 2009 at 11:26AM PST
Jgonz shops at the mall pass it on.
Posted By: Southside 3-4+ glassy on April 5th, 2009 at 04:14PM PST
Jgonz has never surfed southside pass it on
www.devinbriggs.com
Posted By: devin on April 5th, 2009 at 05:16PM PST
My girlfriend told me she saw a kid wearing a "Don't Do It" t-shirt and Nike shoes.I get the feeling that people don't really care about DDI.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on April 5th, 2009 at 07:32PM PST
Good call "Easy in an Easychair"!!!
Congrats Deanna! It looks like a good show.
Thanks for shootin some digi Ed
Posted By: L. Kinx on April 6th, 2009 at 12:52PM PST
Deanna is the mother bee to these girls in her photographs. The softness and sweetness in Deanna's voice makes me think she could easily have been one of these girls in her photographs many years ago.

Because Deanna's older and wiser she's able to lend them a voice which they can not possibly comprehend the importance of till they are older. One day I hope they will thank Deanna for it. Powerful and moving stuff.
Posted By: garry on April 6th, 2009 at 08:04PM PST
I love how delicate and gentle Deanna approaches everything. The lighting couldn't be more dreamy either. I can't wait to make it to one of the shows one day.

-Stevie
Posted By: Stevie Shakes on April 7th, 2009 at 02:05PM PST
Congrats Deanna!

Interview guy kinda looks like Joe Dallesandro. Yes, the guy on the cover of the first Smiths album. http://teegardennash.com/media/*MS/TrashDallesandro1TN.jpg
Posted By: se acliff vert ramp on April 7th, 2009 at 02:43PM PST
just look at what's coming up next guys. McGee / Templeton / Pettibon / Rose .... fark.
Posted By: garry on April 7th, 2009 at 05:56PM PST
Here's a photo of Ralf Middendorf (*not* Ralph Mittendorf) from 1985:
http://sk8boarding4life.blogspot.com/2009/04/ralf-ralle-middendorf-munster-1985.html

maybe you can get in touch with Chris who runs the blog, i think he has lots of old photos.
Posted By: Uwe on April 8th, 2009 at 06:46AM PST
p.s. you probably need to scroll down to find the photo.
Posted By: Uwe on April 8th, 2009 at 06:47AM PST
You guys are such a talented couple! awwwwwwwww *smooch*
Posted By: Hemlock Drew on April 12th, 2009 at 09:41PM PST
Ed i know that tats of ur work is there for life! and ur worried?? don't you know how important ur art it is. SICK
Posted By: Lewisssss on April 17th, 2009 at 12:10AM PST
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