Everyone's ankling the New York Times establishment today: our roving photographer, the alarmingly tall Nikola Tamindzic, is profiled in the paper's City Room blog. What makes his photos special? "I don't judge my subjects... I like that hour between three and four in the morning when desperation sets in, when you see all the anticipation of going out starting to fade. The masks drop and everybody realizes the night is not going to be everything they were hoping for." [NYT] [Photo: Nikola for Home of the Vain]
Nostalgists for urban violence can pretend they're Niko Bellic, the immigrant hardman who stumbles through the crime-ridden version of New York City in the latest version of Grand Theft Auto. Or they can adopt the perspective of another Serb, photographer Nikola Tamindzic, who has staged yet another scene of blood and nakedness on the sidewalks of the Lower East Side. More photographs at Home of the Vain.
Michael Musto tells us how to be a "nightclub star" in his latest Village Voice blog! His advice is quite thrifty: "Track down the person with the free drink tickets and tell them you love their outfit," and "wear your absolutely shittiest coat. This way you can just drape it on a banquette rather than check it (thereby saving three bucks). Better yet, flirt with the DJ—no doubt named John—and he'll let you leave it in his booth. " Or do what I do: wear a cheap, ridiculous wig, and surround yourself with crazies. [La Daily Musto]
Gawker shutterperson Nikola Tamindzic followed the yellow brick road to Heatherette's Wizard of Oz themed show, which starred Lydia Hearst as Dorothy and Amanda Lepore as Glinda the Good Witch. You read that right: Wizard of Oz themed. "We just need to figure out a way to gay it up a bit. But HOW?" we imagine Richie Rich brainstorming. Anyway, Neel Shah was there, which pretty much says it all. If this is somehow still not enough for you, Nikola's got your gay gay gay ass covered with more here.