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Trump Rally


2020//Las Vegas, NV
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Covered in It’s Nice That

From the article:  

Sean also attended the most recent Trump rally. Snapshot in style and precariously coloured, it’s no doubt an entertaining project that documents the attendees of such an event. Both the rally and Truck Nuts are consistently observant to the photographer’s surroundings, and both fit the bracket of how he sees his photography projects as “adventures”. He adds: “I think the role of photography is to excite and provide insight and to world build,” he concludes. “As a cis-gender white male, I really do see it as a responsibility of mine to document places and experiences where others would be less welcome. It’s about showing a different side while creating a dialogue and reserving judgement – and roasting some people when necessary.”





       





Mark

Just Win Baby



SDB Publications #3  // 2019
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The Raiders were founded in Oakland in 1961 and have always been a California team.  They were moved to Los Angeles from 1982-1994 and have played in Oakland ever since.  In 2015 the Raiders’ owner, Mark Davis, attempted a move back to Los Angeles, but it was turned down by the NFL. In 2017, Davis successfully passed a movement to relocate the Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas starting in 2020.

Throughout the turmoil of threats of relocation and several losing seasons, Raiders fans persist.  Most of them are adamantly against the move and express vitriol for Davis and his decision to abandon the city and fans of Oakland.  

Raiders fans (Raider Nation, The Black Hole, etc) are of the most dedicated groups of football fans in the country. The tailgates are of football lore, with makeshift bars and barbecues and bands performing every week. The fans themselves come from all over the Bay Area and encompass a wide racial and socio-economic background.  

In the parking lot, you’re likely to find black fans from East Oakland partying alongside Mexican fans from Vallejo alongside white fans from Berkeley alongside Mexican fans from East Oakland alongside Asian fans from Pleasanton - there are no borders.  White supporters with season tickets will do beer bongs with their neighbors. A group of young latino men grill carne asada.  A man named Shorty hands you a Modelo and suddenly you’re eating Korean tacos with Greg.  Music blends together as fans play mariachi and hip hop in adjacent pop up tents. No one goes hungry or thirsty.

The book:
Cover by Travis Kane

- 96 B/W pages
-55lb Rolland Enviro paper
-Foil embossed cover
-Perfect binding
-Printed in USA
-Edition of 150






       





Mark

Truck Nuts


SDB Publications #2  // 2018
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 Truck Nuts explores the racial differences and sexual nature of the event. Taking place in the heart of a black community, the event was mostly dominated by whites and innumerable Confederate flags flew proudly.  In the evening trucks were converted to be stages for amateur strip shows, often featuring intoxicated young women performing for the largely male audience.

The book:
- 42 color pages
-55lb Rolland Enviro paper
-Embossed cover
-Perfect binding
-Printed in USA
-Edition of 150
-Stocked at Unity Mart, Virgil Normal, Skylight Books and EM Wolfman Books







Mark

Tet

 
SDB Publications #1  // 2017
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Tet is a book of photographs depicting the recent state of infamous battlegrounds involved in the Vietnam War. The book's title in reference to the 1968 Tet Offensive, a military campaign carried out by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese People’s Army of Vietnam against the oppositional forces in South Vietnam. In its incorporation of war monuments, landmarks and daily life in equal proportions, TET assumes an explorative stance in regards to Vietnam in the 21st century.

The book:
-102 pages of color photographs
-Printed and bound in Berkeley, CA
-Edition of 100
-Stocked at Printed Matter, Skylight Books and EM Wolfman Books








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