Singer Baby Ariel has been announced on Time Magazine to be under the 25 Most Influential People on the internet. She first began garnering epic online attention around 3 years ago with a series of videos and 2 years later had quietly built a cumulative audience of 35 million-plus followers across a range of social media platforms. We spend an afternoon with the young and cheerful artist to chat about her career and life.
GOLAN, a brilliant five member electronic band currently stir up not only the Romanian electronic music scene but are attracting increasing attention worldwide. We had a chat with the fantastic quintet about playing on festivals and their latest single ‘Rocket Love’ which is an ode to hazy summer nights, the feeling of contentment and those moments of pure solitude.
“We escaped Canada for a few weeks and ended up in Joshua Tree, California for a few days before moving onto our next destination. Since our early shoots together Elizabeth has taken on an active role in the direction of our shoots. We loved being out in the middle of nowhere with nothing by the california sun and a cowboy pool to pass the time.”
“Every song is different. I really try to listen back to my influences.” Growing up in Brent Cross, North west London, Yogi explored music at a young age. In our sidewalk talk we chatted about his album inspiration, growing up in London, influences, the first record he bought and his biggest challenges so far.
How is modern art appreciated these days? How do we place value on art in this generation? Is art still art when nobody sees it? Or when hardly anyone gives it a “like”? Is art always dependent on being seen, being evaluate or being admired. And is art now just all about social media popularity? A kind of ranking through social media? And why have likes and the number of followers become so incredibly important?
“This is the second time I hook up with Alona for a creative fun shoot.” Shay Segev laughs. “She’s highly intelligent, calm and positive person. We decided to meet at the beach (where else?) for an unplanned summer shoot. I call it “Summer Suite” because of the light changes throughout the photoshoot. Like the mood changes in musical suite.”
With nearly five years in the making, the ongoing project “Body & Nature” by currently Oslo based artist Helena Loekkeberg explores the body in movement with nature. “My series is a long lasting search for genuine conversations between our surroundings and ourselves, where human interactions in and with nature are explored and discovered.”
“I wasted a few years on that by looking too much at what others did instead of just shooting doing my thing and let the side result of that be a style of my own.” We sat down with Amsterdam based Vincent King to talk about the magic of film, developing his own photographic style and the lifestyle of nowadays youth.
This shooting day was something special. Beatrice and Alberto celebrate their very first anniversary. They both still know exactly how they got to know each other. One does not forget such a day, right? The light flows gently into the rooms. The studio is located in Via Margutta, in the same street Audrey Hepburn stayed in the movie Roman Holiday. There is love in the air. As enchanting as in every beginning dwells a magic force.