Over the summer I had the pleasure of staying with Harley Maya’s family in their lovely “finca” on the island of Ibiza. A sanctuary-like space filled with various objects of affection from her parents travels through India accompanied by a whiff of fresh breeze coming from the gorgeous Balearic island that has long set itself apart as a refuge full of possibilities, where culture, nature and fun are intertwined.
In this interview, Klagenfurt based Amanda deeply reminds us that in a world full of convenience, it is immensely important that we find our way back into connection with nature and the cycles around us. In being connected to her, the more we can hold ourselves in a natural fluid state, which has a pretty big payoff: contentment and creativity.
Jemima Marriot is a photographer that lives inside a vintage trailer from the 1970s in beautiful Hampstead, London. Besides being behind the camera, she enjoys sound healing, tarot cards and finding solace in nature. She is best known for her engaging portraits, particularly of celebrities, which often feature subjects in fun settings and moods. She describes her creative process as messy, raw and flowing. Inspiring us that the river of life is flowing to us at every moment.
Jonas chats with us about the importance of being present and living in the moment, and how seeing everything afresh without judgment and worry lets us experience life rather than simply get through it. Giving us a glimpse into his creative process and inspiration, where fluidity is the palate that understands the inevitable human need for life-sustaining cool waters and clashing waves.
One of the artists currently inspiring us on her journey of transformation is Jay Medvedeva. She is an artist and Dj/producer now based in Berlin. She shares her answers to our deep-hearted questions as we seek to discover the transition that music is going through right now. She is a true nomad that carries her home within herself, adapts to change and inspires us to do the same.
“I’d actually like us to regress, I’d like photography to go back to how it used to be when people took more time over having their image captured and it was seen as a rare and exciting occasion. I’d like things and people to slow down and take the time to really assess how images make them feel and not just scroll on past without a second thought.”
Alina Kolot, is based in Paris and offers a beautiful glimpse into the charming life in this beautiful city. With snaps of pastries, breezy rooftop affairs, chic fashion and feminine charm – she brings us longing to travel. We asked her a couple questions…
“This EP definitely feels more authentic and real to me as an artist in comparison to my previous releases. I’ve always felt a pressure to fit into the Pop category even though it was never something I truly wanted for myself. I experienced a huge amount of joy in the writing and recording process of Apex – something I’ve not felt before.”
Nathan Landers also known as @itsnedkelly on instagram is a nomadic photographer that together with his partner Tegan Phillipa travel the world. You will find them either in their Dolce Sole Camper or catching flights whilst documenting their adventures.
Jozef Ezra, a photographer that loves to shoot women simply because; ‘they are foils to himself as a man, and each individual is solitary, singular and rare.’ While it’s rare to find a photo of himself he isn’t absent, merely hiding behind the lens of his Contax.
For the past year, Lica has travelled and spread her energy to audiences in numerous countries that include; Brazil, USA, Israel, Egypt, Greece, Lebanon. If you catch her around the world, make sure to stay present and discover her world of beautiful tunes and melodies.
“I guess with that said if anyone were to care about what I do, what I would want them to take from it is patience and awareness.” We had a chat with New York based Photographer Joe Miller about what inspires him, giving us a glimpse into his creative process.
Not long ago I was living in the heart of Tuscany, and there, I would be doing what most people in Tuscany do–drink wine. However, I have also been doing what very few people in Tuscany (or anywhere else) on a regular basis–talk about poetry and literature. I joined a “secret” literary group of modern-day renaissance souls that would meet regularly, open bottles of wine, while talking about literature and art.
If only we would realize how powerful we are: not from an ego centric or self-serving perspective; rather, in an understanding of all we can do & be by getting out of our own way! There is a quote in the original Star Wars films from wise Yoda, “You must UNLEARN what you have learned…” which is the crux of this dilemma
I think it’s time we melt that ice. Speak the words. Make the eye contact. Pop our heads out from inside our tortoise shells. Dare to dance outside of our comfort zones. Just think of how much positive energy you could accumulate! Contemplate how many people you might warm with your unabashed, human sincerity.