In this issue we are going to explore happiness. The pursuit of happiness may well be the most stubborn of all human clichés. Everybody, throughout human history, has been searching for it, selling it, finding it, and losing it. Happiness is what keeps us humans going. What helps us forget the hardships. It distracts us from the tragedy and finiteness of life. Happiness is like the drug that keeps us alive.
As this week just starts, it´s time to collect yourself and your energy. And nothing works better than dunk into the atmospheric sounds of Dario Lessing‘s new track “Overflow” – feat. James Chatburn – in order to find your own flow.
Mehdi Chafi known as Sjaak can look back on many years in the music business. While he is super famous in his home country, the Netherlands, he is still a real newcomer over here. The artist with Moroccan roots spent his youth on the streets of Amsterdam, and has dealt with his experiences in rap songs.
“In this new story I captured two creative spirits: Akidor & Chuong in Nairobi, Kenya.” she tells us. “We spent the day together and drove to some of our favorite (hidden) places in the city. We cooled off in vintage 60’s pools to escape the heat. We listened to music, had fun dressing up and talked about what’s on their minds. We danced until the sun went down.”
The time of the pandemic has given the German band deathsportband a lot of time to think and, like all of us, teaching them to see things from a different perspective. And despite the tough topic around climate change and its dangers, the debut track “Under a White Sky” sounds surprisingly light and refreshing, with a classic indie atmosphere sugared with a nostalgic note.
Today we introduce you to another wonderful new photographer on C-Heads. The Barcelona and Warsaw based talent Natalia Nowicka focuses her work on fashion, with a modern and sensual twist. Together with gorgeous Klaudia Sadownik she realized a stunning exclusive series at the TOTORASTUDIO. Enjoy!
I must confess that electronic music is my greatest love. It is the sort of music that makes me feel intensly; my body dances in step and makes me forget everything that is torturing me in my thoughts. It’s artists like Alex Zelenka who create sounds that open up to me completely, that are literally made for me.
“It was a very sunny day when I met Maria for the first time, after so many months talking on IG.” introduces photographer Michaëlis Moshe his latest visual work. “We shot at a friend house, a big house with 2 floors and a grumpy old cat called Loki that Maria instantly fell in love with.
Being out in the sun makes us happier! I often wish that I was born in another country, where the sun is part of everyday life, and people probably carry the heart more openly because of it. Enjoy this natural series starring gorgeous Sakina Amira Al-Mozany photographed by Florian Rieder, who both also prefer a sunny day over a cloudy one.
Already after the first sounds of Donkey Kid’s new song Toy you feel transported back to the “good old” days. A mixture of the 80’s and 90’s we would say, when clothes were somehow still a bit more casual, the music scene was not yet thoroughly professionalized, and social media had not yet come to life.
Meskerem Mees is one of those exceptional artists who needs nothing more than her incredible voice and an acoustic guitar to enrapture the audience. The Belgian singer-songwriter with Ethiopian roots reveals her personality, vulnerable and strong at the same time, always with a mesmerizing intensity of words and melodies.
Freediving means to go as deep as you can on one breath and descending into the sparkling darkness of the ocean floor. Enjoy a stunning set with freediver and ocean lover Luciana photographed by Mauro Barberis whose breathtaking underwater footage is also captured on a single breath.
London based photographer Anete Hiie created a wonderful analogue series together with amazing Anna Grace. “We took the images on one of the last warm summer days in a village just outside of London. We got lost in the forest barefoot for hours and ended up finding a beautiful lake to dip into at sunset.”
Tre Logan is a writer and photographer living in Lexington, Kentucky. He lives just down the road from where the late Ralph Eugene Meatyard used to grind lenses. His work is gritty, raw and intimate. Without trying to be intentionally voyeuristic it gives an insight into the personality and the sensual side of the person in front of his lens.
The 24 year young Teja Vrbnjak Erbežnik has taken our heart by storm. The Slovenian beauty loves nature, dogs and paragliding. Together with photographer Ales Bravnicar they created an incredibly intense black and white series shot in Triglav National Park, Bohinj, Slovenia.
Emma Elisabeth wears her heart on her sleeve. Growing up in an environment full of musicians, one can notice in each of her lines, melodies and performances that music for her is much more than just wanting to be successful. Rather, it seems to be like her greatest love, that lets her look back and reappraise experiences, even painful ones.