With our new series “An artist´s life.” we want to share the stories of the people behind the art. “No matter what field an artist works in, there’s one thing that binds us all: that strange duality of money versus passion. We’re all on that spectrum somewhere, everything we do. Are you that person who’s almost completely sold their artistic soul, lingering at the money end? Or perhaps you’re the other, struggling to pay the bills, sharing a room with several half-finished projects, loving every second of the starvation? Me? I might have found that particular balance, albeit an uncommon one.”
Ich könnte minutenlang dasitzen und in die Luft starren, bis die Minuten zu Stunden und die Stunden zu Tagen werden. Ohne an einer Zigarette zu ziehen, die Menschen erlösen würde, ihnen das Gefühl gäbe, ich würde etwas Sinnvolles tun. Ich könnte stundenlang Brüste unter einem Wollpullover beobachten, den Rundungen beim Runden zu schauen.
“How much happier would we be if we spent more time moving with the force of life. Dancing, singing, making love, feeling sexy, walking in the woods, swimming at the beach, looking at flowers, watching animals, telling stories and gazing at the moon, rather than always pushing ourselves along a path that we think is leading us to where we want to go?” Sally Mustang is an artist, yoga teacher, writer and free spirit. We have been in love with the inspiring beauty already for a long time and we are happy to had an insightful talk with her about places, love, best life lession and sex&art.
I’m Maty, I’ am a photographer and a painter from Canary Islands based in Barcelona. I grew up surrounded by nature and volcanoes in Gran Canaria, therefore those landscapes are really present in my photos and paintings. But where I really find my inspiration nowadays is from the daily things I observe.
We are having a crush on Alina Lee alias ohthumbelina for a few years already. Her self-portraits are somehow different. Not smoothly polished, but multidimensional. Melancholic, profound, thoughtful and always simply beautiful. We are happy to see that she released her first self-portrait book and sat down with her to talk about true freedom, imperfections as another marketing tool and finding happiness.
” I started bringing my camera with me everywhere just in case there’s an opportunity to take an interesting photo. I don’t even know what it is exactly that I think is interesting, but it’s usually something unexpected and possibly overlooked by others. It’s an organized artistic crime. It’s a subtle form of rebellion to embrace eccentric interests in creating, what I perceive to be, beautiful images.”
I met him during my travels this summer in France. I was staying in a tiny village outside of Paris and he was living at the house I stayed at. We explored Monet’s garden together and something began to kindle. Back at the house he told me to put a record on and asked me to dance. It felt like old-fashioned romance and fireworks. We ended up spending the next two weeks together.
When I was 15, I had my first taste of freedom, as I concert-toured and sang my way through Australia that summer. My first break from a toxic environment that I’d been stuck in for the longest time. Even though it was just a short-lived summer, it was the happiest time of my life, for a very long time.
If you ask me to describe the whole year and all things I learned during it I’d choose the word “responsibility”. It’s quite funny that the more the world develops nowadays and becomes more dynamic, the distance between a “kid” and an “adult”, “childhood” and “adulthood” becomes larger and the transition between them harder and more tangible.