MISSING!! Ataui has been missing since Aug. 6 after disappearing near a Midtown nightclub, police said Monday.
whose full name is Ataui Deng Hopkins, was last seen near 251 West 48th St., where nightclubs XVI Lounge and The Attic are located, at roughly 11 p.m., according to the NYPD.
She was reported missing by her boyfriend, Grant Monohon, on Aug. 16, sources said. He told investigators that the last time he saw her, Aug. 6, she told him she wanted to sleep in a park, law enforcement sources said.
Relatives also told detectives that Deng would occasionally take off for a few days, sources said.
A man who said he was the owner of The Attic said police had been by but, “we don’t know nothing. She was never here.”
A manager there said Grant Monohon (Ataui’s bf) never worked there. Monohon’s Instagram feed is covered with photos of him, Deng and other people partying at The Attic and other nightclubs.
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Anyone with any information about Deng’s disappearance is asked to called Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). , or NYPDCrimeStoppers.com or text TIP577 to the number 274637. Or Email FindAtaui@gmail.com
Vintage ‘W' never goes amiss.
‘Making A Splash’, January 2001.
Berlin by Albert Watson, in ‘Stern' 1988.
MUCH IS ENOUGH: A chilled and breezy ballad from the early 80s that I have always loved, Marcus Miller’s ‘Much Too Much’ will no doubt be familiar to anyone who can remember the beat of Jay-Z’s ‘Can’t Knock The Hustle’ (it sampled this track).
Gorgeous lithe percussion and a laid-back guitar riff combine to create an incredible track, made all the more enjoyable by Mr. Miller’s self-assured yet restrained vocals on this dedication of love in sonic form.
PALMS TO THE WIND: The stoic beauty of Albert Watson’s photography is never lost on me. Despite being a legend in the field of photography, he is often overlooked compared to some of his more acclaimed peers.
An artist with the ability to bring a precise vision to each genre of photography that he works on, he captures a melancholy and elegant view of the world. Case in point is this quietly dramatic image of palm trees behind a Moroccan building, blowing in the wind, their leaves resembling tresses of hair set back in a row.
The sepia tones add an archaic touch to a typically Watson landscape.
Image sourced from BBC’s site.
WINDOW TO THE WORLD: A breathtaking and particularly surreal image of a young man entranced by a view that would surely have the same effect upon anyone in his position draws you in right away.
The protagonist in this particular image stands back in the shadow of a gift shop, surrounded by a range of objects that simply cannot compare to the view of the Grand Canyon that stands before him. The hills stands there majestically in the open light, resembling a majestic painting, looking a touch more surreal than real here.
Image sourced from To Say Hello To The World’s site.
DANCING IN PRAGUE: One of the less traditional buildings that I saw on my visit to Prague was undoubtedly Frank Gehry’s renowned ‘Dancing House’. I actually stayed just down the street from the impressive piece of modern architecture.
Constructed during the early to mid 90s, Gehry modelled the building on Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers on the site of a house that was destroyed in the US bombing of the city in the 1940s.
As you can see, the left hand side of the building resembles a woman dancing in a sweeping skirt, with her more upright male partner to her right. I really marvelled at this in person. Although it didn’t necessarily fit in with the rest of the archaic visions of the city.
IT’S ALL IN THE FJORD: A recent trip that took me away from the tarmac and static omnipresence of buildings, out onto the top of a mountain amongst the fresh air of pine trees really made it clear that I miss breaking away from the frightening technology-controlled rush of city life.
A breathtaking shot of another environment, far more awe-inspiring than the one that I have just described myself, one is able to take in the angelic, silent beauty of a fjord in Norway here. My eyes could continue to follow the path that the water makes in this photo, looking towards the slither of light that passes along the center of the photo, on into the distance.
A brief moment in the haze.
CONSTANT DAYDREAM: I’ve had tracks by oft-forgotten R’n’B vocal quartet Portrait on repeat in recent days. Top of the list is the laid-back ballad ‘Day By Day’, both in its original album and extended remix incarnations (this version is the latter).
Although there’s hardly anything sonically ‘forward’ about the track taken from the group’s self-titled 1992 debut set, ‘Day By Day’ is a relaxing, mellow dedication of obsession that sounds good particularly at this time of year. Enjoy a bit of a slept-on New Jack Swing classic.