Last weekend New York-based based fashion photographer Adrian Mesko rode his bike to a meeting place in Brooklyn, piled into an SUV with seven strangers, and headed to Rockaway to see the situation first hand, "getting out there put me face to face with the people who were so deeply affected. We went door to door and asked what people needed and delivered supplies. By the end of the day I felt human, I'd made friends in the Rockaway's and the group of strangers was now team," says Mesko, who described the scene as a freezing war zone, without heat, water or electricity.
Mesko, who usually spends his time shooting for Vogue and Harpers Bazaar Australia, is applying the photographs he took of the Manhattan skyline in the days proceeding the storm to his passion project Temps Des Reves. Temps Des Reves is Mesko's boutique scarf range that gives his very personal photographic still images a new sense of movement, texture, and functionality.
Mesko's collection, "When Sandy Came to Town" will include two, limited edition designs with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Rockaway Community. Each scarf is 100% silk, hand-rolled at 43 x 43 inches, and comes in both silk satin and silk chiffon for $275. The collection is available online at www.tempsdesreves.com/sandy/wasab.html.
Mesko's full range of Temps Des Revs scarves is currently available at Liberty London and will be available next year in Colette and Barneys.