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Unwound shot by Ben Clark

Besides being my go-to photographer for Giant Robot, my friend Ben Clark has taken pictures for the likes of Paul Frank, Emerica, Vans, Transworld, and Yo Gabba Gabba! But before Ben used cameras for a living, he shot for fun. When I heard about his most recent project, Wide Angle Sounds, which entails printing up some of his old, favorite shots of bands like Fugazi, Unwound, The Make-Up, and Rocket From The Crypt and putting them online, I was stoked and wanted to find out more. Hence, this Q&A. Holiday shoppers take note: the hand-printed 5”x7” shots are affordable, easy to frame, and cooler than crap.

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Working mostly at home has its benefits. I get to see my daughter way more than a lot of parents and the house is a lot cleaner than when I spent my days at the GR compound. But I do miss companionship–even if it’s just Eric’s cats! In the last week, I actually saw a lot of people, though. If you read your copies of Giant Robot magazine carefully, you’ll know who some of them are. (Some are more obscure than others.) Quiz time:

Drunken Master's cupcakes

Kiyoshi Nakazawa

a. Maker of Drunken Master comic and zine, prints, fine art, and more

b. MMA fighter/bouncer

c. Longtime Giant Robot ad guy who kicked my ass in the “Fight Back!” feature

d. Writer of the blind massage travel piece from Thailand

e. All of the above

Photographer of the stars

Eric Nakamura

a. Co-founder and publisher or GR mag/gold glove softball player and sometimes lead-off hitter

b. Janitor, busboy at GR shops and gr/eats

c. Indie filmmaker and punk rock photographer

d. Slave of two cats and an empire

e. All of the above


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