// Dan Monick: Blood is the New Black Featured Artist of the Month
Dan Monick is a Los Angeles based photographer, director, zine publisher and color xerox enthusiast.
BITNB: Can you tell us a little more about your band Lifter/Puller?
Dan Monick: Most fun I ever had playing in a band. Its amazing that people still seem to care about it 11 years after we broke up. Power of music I guess.
BITNB: You have a zine publishing company Fathersons, can you talk a little more about that? Are you working on anything right now that you’re excited about?
DM: 20 pages/8.5×5.5/edition of 20/$5 you can buy them here:
Right now I am figuring out who we are releasing next. So far we have worked with Cali Dewitt, iO Tillett, and Justin Van Hoy.
I just love color xerox and staples and tape and xerox…
BITNB: You tend to use a lot of models over and over, can you talk about how those relationships and personalities influence your work?
DM: When I find some one who 1. gets my jokes and 2. is mostly concerned about making a really amazing image and the communication that goes into that, I tend to squeeze every last drop out of them I can.
BITNB: Can you tell us more about your book Seven Years with Atmosphere and Rhymesayers, and how you got involved with that?
DM: I’ve been shooting Atmosphere and Rhymesayers since 1998. We had to do something with all those damn photos
BITNB: How was shooting our Spring video?
DM: Awesome, awesome and awesome!
Most fun I’ve ever had while shooting 757 different looks!