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The stories of the people behind the art: Michelle Berj #7

” 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.”
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An NYC garden story

“As New York City beaches aren’t the dreamiest, we wanted to tell a summer story where we couldn’t be further from the water. The garden story hoped to capture the spirit of the beach while providing somewhat of an escape.” Charissa and Ali photographed by Villanuevo
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A summer romance

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.
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Neon Lights

“I went for a holiday to Thailand. And I realized how much was happening the last year.” explains Piyathath Patiparnprasert. “The location is a hidden gem; it is surrounded by a restaurant, vintage store and a nail salon. And then we created more memories to remember…”
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I thought I knew what freedom was

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.
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Life Imitates Art

“This project was in the works since July 2018” explains us photographer Zakariya Ismail about his new series Life Imitates Art. starring Femme Dusoir. “The motivation from this project came from Vogue’s New Renaissance exhibit; in which the theme was Neo-Renaissance.
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Diesel´s new campaign is a statement against trolling culture

“We have all been victims of negativity and criticism on social media. Whatever you do online, there is always somebody ready to criticize. And when hit by unjustified hate, most of us take a step back. But hiding and feeling bad about is not going to help anyone” Cult brand Diesel has adressed this important topic into their newest collection “Ha̶u̶te Couture” to expose the hate with irony and irreverence to reduce the power to cause harm.
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Jill and Sisi

“We are two hairstylists, coffee addicts and we have a obvious love for tattoos.” Jill and Sisi laughing out loud. “We have met each other while we were both teachers at a hairdresser academy in Amsterdam. 2 years ago we opened our own shop in the west side of Amsterdam, where we are specialized in bleaching and colouring the hair. Since we opened the shop we are pretty much inseparable.
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