Humberto Leon pays tribute to frequent collaborator Spike Jonze with a collection based on Jonze’s early photography. Before embarking on an Oscar-winning career as a screenwriter and director of feature films, a younger, scrappier Jonze was busy documenting the skateboard and BMX scene, as well as early Sonic Youth tours.
A clever play on identity, originality, and pre-internet youth culture, the boxy collection also conveys a sense of permanence and process. The abstracted prints in particular — of contact sheets, collages, analog blurring — nod to 35mm film and the tactility associated with it (although the prints are expressed digitally). A capsule with Kodak is also introduced, its iconic logo adorning T-shirts and accents of its color wheel appearing throughout.