Spotlight: Fashion Designer Jamie McCarty
Nov20

Spotlight: Fashion Designer Jamie McCarty

Spotlight: Fashion Designer Jamie McCarty Written by Kallie Biersach Photographs by Rick Perez   Music and fashion have always been intertwined, whether it’s disco, pop or rock ‘n roll, there has always been a bond between the two.  Fashion, to some, is another form of artistic freedom; it can bring an artist’s music to life onstage and off. Recently, BOC was able to sit down with designer Jamie McCarty to get an inside look at...

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Spotlight: Jonathan Daily of The Black Black
Oct15

Spotlight: Jonathan Daily of The Black Black

Spotlight: Jonathan Daily from The Black Black Written by Kyle Nutter Photographs by Rick Perez Brooklyn, NY Jonathan Daily from The Black Black is surprisingly calm for being in a band that creates frenetic songs. They released a new EP that focuses mostly on personal issues and growth, which is a narrower focus compared to their last string of songs that also commented on social issues. According to Jonathan, these songs were...

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Mercury Toys and Lima’s Booming Indie Music Scene
Sep28

Mercury Toys and Lima’s Booming Indie Music Scene

Mercury Toys and Lima’s Booming Indie Music Scene       Written and Photographed by Rick Perez Lima, Peru   I met Mercury Toys in February of 2015 when my buddy Levi and I were traveling around Peru.  I was there partly to explore, partly on assisgnment for a magazine.  Being interested in what music scenes are like in different countries, my assignment was to pick a band in Lima and do a photo shoot with them.   In my research...

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Spotlight: WIP Founder Sarah Roberts
Aug19

Spotlight: WIP Founder Sarah Roberts

Artists Helping Artists Written by Cory Healy Photographs by Rick Perez New York is a city full of dreamers and people determined to strike it big, especially in the artist community—which is massive here. From my experience, it’s all about putting in the long hours of work, hustling, and being patient with your goals. So many people shoot for it and burn out roughing it alone, and it can be super-hard to go it without taking...

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Spotlight: Photographer Daniel Perez
Aug01

Spotlight: Photographer Daniel Perez

Slow and Low Written by Rick Perez Photographs by Daniel Perez Emerging from the barrios of post-World War 2 Los Angeles, the lowrider car started as a custom car hobby of young Mexican Americans and transformed into a symbol of a thriving subculture within the Chicano community. Cruising the boulevards of Southern California, these cars represent a community full of color, art, beautiful women, and lots and lots of hydraulics. Today,...

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Spotlight: Performer Caitlin Hefner
Jul29

Spotlight: Performer Caitlin Hefner

Written and photographed by Rick Perez MAKING YOU FEEL New York City’s subculture of comedy is a strange and yet fascinating world that I only encounter through the friendships I have with its members. One of these members, a powerhouse of a personality, is Caitlin Hefner. She regularly gives me an insight into this world, telling me stories successful and failed performances, late nights writing sketches, and attending countless...

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