Deb Leal & Ford's Gin collaborate with bars in San Francisco and Oakland to highlight the creativity captured through the eyes of artists and bartenders.
A Friend Always
by Kim Roselle of Bon Voyage
by Christ Avialotis and Chris Lane, owners of The Kon-Tiki
by Kevin Swanberg of Starline Social Club
Born + Bread
by Marcus Flores of Blackbird
by Alfie Spears of Trick Dog
by Reed Fife of Whitecap
Black Forest Seance
Black Forest Seance by Christian "Suzu" Suzuki featuring Jagermeister at Benjamin Cooper in downtown San Francisco.
THE BON VIVANTS: Pig & Punch
Cocktails from 2016's Pig & Punch/Swig n' Swine charity event series held in New York City, New Orleans, San Francisco, Miami, and Portland spearheaded by The Bon Vivants founders Josh Harris & Scott Baird of San Francisco.
Director of Photography | Deb Leal || Photo Assistant | Dan Juenemann || Cocktail Stylist | Borys Saciuk || Project Manager | Jessica Monack
The Bon Vivants X Imbibe Magazine
Produced and Directed by Deb Leal || Model | Araya Anderson || ring & bracelet | ManiaMania || model's own necklace || halter | Brandy Melville || Boozie Slushies | TSK/TSK, pop-up bar located in San Francisco, CA
Cantiq LA By Dogwood
Stylist | Laura Reilly || Model | Kylie Bryce || Lingerie by CantiqLA
ambush (v.) c.1300, from Old French embuscher (13c., Modern French embûcher) “to lay an ambush,” from en- “in” + busch “wood,” apparently from Frankish *busk “bush, woods” (see bush (n.)). Related: Ambushed; ambushing.
Tigers are ambush predators, it is said.
“if you have singular luck to see tiger once, she sees you one hundred times before.”
In their hunt, tigers employ stealth coupled with the element of surprise.
The tiger is an ambush predator.
She prowls behind you. From cover of the bush, she watches, and later, strikes.
What does the tiger know of her skin? I wonder, for example, does she know the emblems of her flesh manifest on the hair?
What does a man know of his own scalp?
The hair follicle of a polar bear is hollow, translucent. When light comes in, it scatters. The bear appears “white” to a naked eye.
The polar bear has a black tongue. Beneath the effulgent fur, a black skin. Does he think this odd about himself?
Like the tiger, a polar bear hunts by stealth. Survival depends wholly on its ability to disappear.
I look at a photo of a woman, or rather, it is not a photo of a woman, but of a torso.
At torso’s vortex, instead of hair down there she wears a triangle of ink — an eye without brow winks beneath the lash-less lid.
She bears no haywire ringlet, nor velvet fringe- but geometric magic; a tiled mosaic, an Alhambra relic, a blue arrowhead spun to the crest of double lips.
Down There she is smooth as a cat’s tongue, and black like the tongue of a polar bear.
She has become like the tiger. Beneath her stripes are stripes.
Cut the fur from flesh, yet flesh remembers.
The accompanying poem was written by Ali Abraham and is the first to debut from a series that has been in the works for over a year and a half. The collection will be available as an online zine downloadable by PDF later in 2015. Print versions will be available at several locations around Seattle and a limited release will be available for purchase.
Produced by Dogwood: Photographer Deb Leal & Stylist Laura Reilly
Model | Kylie Bryce || Lingerie by CantiqLA | Kimono by Line & Dot | Vintage sterling silver bracelet
Pagan Idol Tiki Bar
Future Bars (Bourbon & Branch | Rickhouse) || San Francisco's newest Tiki Bar now open at 375 Bush Street.