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.
Jana Renée is an artist, a lover of colors and curves, and a fierce feline. Her hair is a sun and her smile hides a million secrets. With a body of work that celebrates the feminine in all its forms, from large scale murals adorning vibrant cities to sensual stained glass imagery, she conquers it all – with grace. A deeply rooted love for the action of creation or the act of creating itself, infused with Renée’s bright laugh and her ever so hopeful energy, seems to be the propeller of her practice.
Die letzten Tage waren dann so schön, es gab gar nichts groß zu notieren. Ich brachte sie an einem grauen, Sonntag zum Bahnhof und trug ihre Koffer aufs Gleis. Der Regen hatte sich Zeit gelassen und schöne Momente verschenkt, die wir jetzt in einander umarmten, aber selbst jetzt war er nicht traurig, wie Sommerregen, die Statuen davon weiß, die Bäume dadurch grün, die Möglichkeit der Interaktion gegeben. Ich vermisste sie schon, bevor der Zug da war.
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.
“I would change the way humans treat animals and nature.” We spent a moment with Tel Aviv based beauty Tair Aviel photographed by Michael Govorko.
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“We gathered some friends and produced a super 8 short film for the Straight 8 Film Competition. The contest encourages analogue lovers to make a film with no retakes, using just a single cartridge of film, without any editing or second chances. In essence, each pull of your camera’s trigger is a make-or-break moment.” The cinematic short film “Deeper Than Dishes” follows a girl who struggles to order her ideal dish as she navigates through a cycle of dates at her go-to diner.
“As I was using Instagram ‘wrong’ for many years, I started to have a bad relationship with food and my body… and when I unfollowed those fitness creators I slowly came “back to live”. I would say, that this was the turning point.” concludes Lea when we speak to her about the moment when she decided to use instagram in a more authentic way rather than a “place” where we have to perform and that ultimately weakens our vital energy for all the reason most of us know already.
Living in a society that demands from creatives a constant stream of content. Selling dreams of hustle and perpetual workflow. The concept that true creativity, an exploration of the expanses of our minds and not just commercial remixing of current trends to create aesthetically pleasing designs, can be unlocked through boredom.
“Solidarity can be the best gift for Iranian men and women at this time in history.” Iranian artist and women’s rights activist Golazin Ardestani aka Gola grew up in Iran but now lives exiled in London and Los Angeles. We talked to her about the Iranian morality police, where she get’s the strength to keep fighting and what each of us can do for change.
“Life taught me to love. Love yourself, the people around you, and what you do.” We had a short chat with model Ksenia Lifanova of Elite Modeling Agency about future, love and what life taught her. Photography by Mikhail Tcinchenko.
Maybe it’s time to get a little more quiet, to take a step back sometimes. And to become a little more we instead of only me. I turn my head and look at the countless tiny, twinkling stars that look like they are being swallowed up soon by the pitch-black evening sky and fall asleep.
The Exhibition Lets get Fr.ee presents a selection of the vibrant photographic work done by Bruno Bicalho Carvalhaes in Brazil, during January and February, 2022 in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. “The images represent a punk-hippie world and highlights the beauty in different skin tones, shapes and genders of a generation that rejects and reimagines the standards of an established society.
At the beginning of something magnificient there is a deep passion and a vision. This is also the story of Katharina Khadjavi, founder of the sustainable label KINTANA. Inspired by the vibrant evenings on the beach and colors of dusk, her new collection is an ode to timeless design, comfortable cuts with eco-friendly material.
“This is a movie about me and my two closest friends. It’s a love letter to the last days of summer that we spent together in a cottage by the lake.” tells us Klaudia from the creative collective Ciao Bella. “You’re probably curious what we’re all like.” she continues. “Well, Daria is young and pure. Magda is wild and dangerous. And me? I’m not really sure.” Klaudia laughs.