Oh Ryan, oh Ryan! I have never had such a crush on someone for a long time. I mean this sort of almost childish crush – like a teenager when you put fan poster up on your wall. Oh yes – I am so totally addicted to Ryan Gosling. The Canadian movie star is the only reason I love watching movies again. I don´t need to say any words about the stunning ”Drive” – an asthetic masterpiece and of course, an excellent Ryan. Rarely has a film impressed me so much. Like all his movies. And I watched them all. Like the disturbing love-story “Blue Valentine” - an impressing demontage of a previously big love. I also love the fact that he plays in so many independent movies. So I just had a look on the new trailer of the payback epos ”Only God Forgives”, again a collaboration with ”Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn. Looks very brutal, but again everything captured with a beautiful visual language. Can´t wait!
Wild, raw and natural are the attributes that we like to use for our preferred style. And what we can definitely use for this awesome story “World As Soft As Lace” shot by Mexican photographer Primitivo Atri, who is currently based in Venice/ California. “The pictures taken in historic building nick-named “Las Brujas” (Witch’s House) located in the Plaza Rio de Janeiro in Colonia Roma, Mexico City. Carolina was shot in book publisher Mario del Valle’s beautiful penthouse studio. Ana was shot in the hallways of the building and in my ex-apartment.” Simply awesome!
Ok, if I hear one more of my friends having booked a holiday to Egypt, Thailand or a remote island in the middle of the Pacific, with eternal sunshine,sea and summer feeling, then I will really cry out for desperation. Or maybe it already helps looking at some rad images to dream myself away from cold, grey Berlin for a while – such as those ones from the Miami Vice Lookbook for the Minimale Animale SS13 collection. The Californian swimwear label knows how to make woman look good and superhot as well! The only way to cool down is to plunge into the water. So can please someone, anyone book a flight for me now?
Juliette Cassidy´s work fascinates us. It´s so raw and pure, yet so strong and capturing, that you just get soaked into her standstills that are fashion and a showcast of human emotions at the same time. Originally the artist is from Barcelona but has spend the past 7 years travelling around, with making stops in Mexico City, Boston, Miami and has currently found her home in L.A. Yesterday we already showed you one of her great series. Today we have another beautiful one – “Meeting in the midst of sunny California…” Model is beauty Camila Saldarriaga and the clothes are by LiTTLE RAMONAS.
” I like creating a beautiful and enigmatic world for my pictures but there is another dark side that I like to photograph as well. Sometimes, my fashion series are starring by real women with attitude. I call them “The Divas”. The decadent beauty I see on them is what attracts me most. I think my condition of street photographer is what makes me introduce this dark side in my fashion works.”
In a few words? Dreamy, intense and fragile. That’s how the debut LP from Glasgow producer Soroosh Khavari aka Sooshcan be easily described. If you are looking for a suitable music for your daydreaming (f.e. about spring like in my case), this is a great choice.
The first thing which occured to me when I listened to Colour Is Breathe is the similarity with contemporary beatmakers (esp. from the area of Los Angeles) such as Flying Lotus, Teebs or Shlohmo. Those of you who regularly follow Shlohmo may notice that Soosh actually remixed one of his tracks back in 2011. Already at that time it was obvious that he has a significant talent for beautiful beat textures…
Shlohmo – Couch (Soosh remix)
Born in Iraq, raised in Scotland but he had also lived in Italy or Canada for a while. Looks like Soosh is a busy man. But in fact he has been looking for the right inspiration which finally came and made him to change the whole approach to making music. He left samples and started to discover more of how create his own sounds. On his debut LP ‘Colour is breathe’ which was released on Error Broadcast he demonstrates the next level of beats music…
Soosh : Uncertain
The 12-tracks LP represents a journey of pastel melodies which make you close your eyes and just drifting on that dreamy textures. It’s fragile and equally intimate. Most of the tracks are instrumental, but some are accompanied by the wonderful voice of Carmel Khavari (his little sister). Her velvety voice adds something more to loose yourself within the atmosphere, which flows through the whole album. “Colour is breathe is a collection of tunes I made last year when I was living in Italy. It’s definitely a progression of my sound and in terms of earlier work it does carry on some of the vibes, but for me my sound has changed a lot… It was about really refining everything. It’s quite personal record,” said Soosh in an interview for Dummy Mag. All I can add… it’s pure beauty.
Rejina Pyo, a Korean born – London based fashion designer already worked as a designer at Roksanda Ilincic directly after graduating from her MA at Central St Martins. She also collaborated with the H&M owned ‘Weekday’, creating a range of designs based on her MA collection that are sold across Europe in their chain of stores. Now she is working on her own label and mixing together wearable garments and art works, fusing together elements of fashion and sculpture. Straight cuts and special details included. Check out the Autumn/Winter 2013 collection video shot by Joshua Bourke and the cool lookbook of Spring /Summer 2013 photographed by Dexter Lander.
AW13 Video by Joshua Bourke Model : Carrie Anne Crolly Burton at Morgan Hair & Makeup : Gilly Hopper
SS13 Photographer : Dexter Lander Model : Kate B at NEXT Hair & Make up : Charlotte Dickens
“Wild at Heart” geht am 12.04.2013 in die zweite Runde – diesmal mit dem türkischen Produzenten und DJ Tolga Fidan! In frühen Jahren spielte Tolga Bass und Gitarre in verschiedensten Rockbands, immer mit einem Fuss hin zu experementiellen Sounds gerichtet. Später dann wandelte sich die Liebe hin zum deepen techno und er bekam einen Exklusivvertrag mit dem grossartigen Berliner label Vakant, wo er als jüngster Künstler ever für Begeisterung sorgt.
Wir verlosen 2×2 Tickets. Einfach ein mail mit dem Betreff: “Wild” an email@example.com schicken und mit etwas Glück wirst du als Gewinner schriftlich benachrichtigt. Das Gewinnspiel endet automatisch am 10.04. und der Rechtsweg ist natürlich wie immer ausgeschlossen. Viel Glück und see you there!
TOLGA FIDAN live (vakant – berlin)
TIMID BOY (barraca – paris)
MARKUS LINDNER (stadtpark musik)
THOMAS GRÜN (wild at heart)
MANUEL PETRIK (wild at heart)
Juliette Cassidy impresses us with her great story called “Belinda Wells”. The pictures were taken in LA, under the hills of Hollywood and spread a very cinematic and intimate feeling.
“I met her in the mids of sunny California. She was talking to a guy. I am not sure if they were just talking or yelling to each other because the street noise was too loud at that moment to hear anything. I just saw her and I would not be able to say what was what trapped me about her. But I stood still a few minutes watching at her while I decided to ask her to let me photograph her or not. It was her authentic style for sure, what caught me. But the cutest thing I saw on her was the transparency of her personality even before knowing her. So, I took my skateboard and I walked towards her. She was kind of surprised and insecure about my intentions so I tried to make her feel comfortable with the situation…and this is what happened! What I saw on her went beyond a classic beauty. What I saw on her was the brightness of a decadent beauty.”
Careful readers surely noted that we have a crush on every new video of Moscow photo and videographer Alexander Tikhomirov. We can´t help but his visuals are always pure art work for us. Like his newest blow. The unknown beauty is sexy as hell – lolls like a snail or a sphinx showing off her stunning tattoos. And as usual don´t let us forget that this is a promotion video for a Russian Shop called Cornery.