This issue, we dedicate to the art of slowing down, retreating from the harsh din of the outside world, and the joy of crafting. Feel the freedom from society‘s temporal constraints, a freedom that allows you to immerse yourself in what you do. Take a deep breath. Trust in your unique rhythm. Welcome the uncertain.
It was a December Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The air was a little chilly, and it was already dark outside. Everyone started arriving. Bittenlamb was tattooing her first “4 Weeks of Summer” night tattoo. A night of compressed sentiment surrounding the concept of “4 Weeks of Summer,” this event spanned from visual performance arts, physical installation arts, to the screening of the film “4 Weeks of Summer.”
In an industry often dominated by competition, &friends stands out with its unconventional, heart-warming philosophy. ‘Our world and especially the music industry needs more kind, compassionate, vulnerable humans that have powerful stories to tell,’ says Sean Thomas, the driving force behind the collective, as we discuss their latest venture.
4 Weeks of Summer, a visual experiment aimed at capturing the feeling of this summer past. “4 Weeks of Summer” is based off the concept that every summer you’ve ever experienced, on average, the summer moments can be compressed into 4 weeks. From the first moment the whirlwind of summer sweeps you away – to being completely lost under its spell – to saying goodbye to the things of summer and preparing to go back to “normal life”.
In this photo series, we delve into the work of Daniela Gerosa, born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1990, and a photographer since 2009. Her journey in photography began in the lively streets of Buenos Aires, collaborating with agencies like Look 1 and Muse Model Management. The year 2016 marked a turning point as Daniela moved to Europe. She currently lives in Barcelona, a city that absolutely harmonizes with her creative vision, though she often returns to Latin America.
With a friendship that has spanned over 15 years, their journey is a reflection of the power of collaboration, underpinned by a shared passion for music that resonates across global audiences. “We have stayed true to our sound, focusing on the journey and not giving up,” they reflect, a statement that captures the essence of their long-lasting partnership and artistic integrity.
Set against the tranquil backdrop of Laguna, the series is inspired by the timeless beauty of Aphrodite. Marina Neal’s vision was to create a tribute to the joy and elegance of the female form, infusing each photograph with a touch of magic and serenity.
One thing’s for certain: nothing is certain. As we grow older, this saying, initially met with a smile, becomes an unwelcome mantra of life. We yearn to hold onto the beautiful moments, wishing they’d never end, but life always teaches us otherwise. People leave, life situations change; it’s an endless cycle of arrivals and departures.
“I believe you always must find the silver lining in every situation,” says Enamour, summarizing the resilient and inventive spirit of this multifaceted artist. Michael Gold, known professionally as Enamour, has carved a niche for himself in the electronic music scene, blending deep house, progressive house, and dark techno.
“I’ve wanted to delve into street photography for a while now, which has passionately captivated me since my experience in NYC. In this particular set, you can smell the flowers, hear the shouts of the vendors, and feel transported to that warm and cloudy morning—you can hear the children running with their ball. It’s the kind of art I want to create. These are the stories I want to tell,” explains Alexander Tarazona to us. Accompanied by his gorgeous muse, Zhenya Mashkovska, he wandered around the Plaza de la Macarena, visiting the flower festival.
“We are in it together,” begins Tomas Høffding of WhoMadeWho, reflecting the deep connection and spirit that defines the band’s relationship with their audience and the broader dance community. This thoughts sets the stage for an insightful interview, where Høffding delves into the journey that shape WhoMadeWho’s artistic world.
There’s ink in the palm of her hand that reads, Carry The Fire. She’s the warrior of the valley, she’s the lover of the desert souls, she’s the weaver of poise and humility. Artist and homesteader Lala Abaddon is the work of art. She walks alongside the feminine silhouettes of artists and their ghosts who too, left the Coasts, to wholeheartedly immerse themselves into the ruggedness of the Southwestern landscapes.
Fresh off a sold out hometown show and a BBC Radio 1 debut, Liverpool’s Toy Car are back with their newest track, “Better Than Before.” Beneath proper drums and distortion is a yearning for humanity, says frontman Shaun Hough. “We are all human and we all make the same mistakes and can learn from them,” he remarks.
Towards the sunset, barfoot, sparkling waves between her toes, and glitzy waterdrops fading on her skin. Nothing is as dazzling as standing in front of the ocean, overwhelming and everything that´s crucial coming to you in one breathe of the sea air. In this scenery of infinity Yasamin Kazemi captured Juliette Vicens in the South West coast of France.
“The past few years of my career have been the most fulfilling so far and I’m super excited to release my next artist album ‘All Stand Together’ as a snapshot of this,” announces Felix De Laet, better known as the renowned producer and DJ Lost Frequencies. It’s impossible not to come across his catchy hymns; he has performed at every major festival, his tracks are played on the radio up and down, and he got a Brit Award nomination for ‘Best International Song.’
We’ve just discovered the perfect uplifting soundtrack for those grey November days. ‘But I’m Alright Now,’ the recently released EP (available on *24th November) by Eden Rain, lifts us out of our autumn blues, and we find ourselves humming along with a little smile on our faces.