In this issue we are going to explore happiness. The pursuit of happiness may well be the most stubborn of all human clichés. Everybody, throughout human history, has been searching for it, selling it, finding it, and losing it. Happiness is what keeps us humans going. What helps us forget the hardships. It distracts us from the tragedy and finiteness of life. Happiness is like the drug that keeps us alive.
A creative mind always finds its way. And art, even more in those times, feels like a safe refugee, a backstop when everything else feels like falling apart. Berlin based photographer Liam Kenzo brightens our day with this fabulous Face Time shooting with model Tatiana.
Dutch-Canadian photographer Maxime Cardol has been working on her series “Sisterhood” for over a year now. For the series, she intimately documents diverse sets of sisters, exploring the natural bonds.
“I’ve always been a fan of Jordan’s work and when we agreed to shoot she invited me over to her boyfriend’s place across town.” says photographer Tsele. “We chose a slow, intimate concept walking around her neighbourhood during a long summer’s day in Cape Town.
“Not Your Baby” is a wonderful and intriguing mini fashion film celebrating self-love for Valentine’s Day and indulging in yourself directed by Naomi Christie starring Ryley Ladd. “For whatever reason, when I was a kid and first heard Frankie Valen’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” and the part where he emphatically sings “I love you baby…”, I became fixated on a lyrical retaliation of “Don’t call me baby”.
“Once again I walked on Scotland’s hills and glens, the magic of my ancestors myths pulls me like no other land. Now being back in the country of my birth nothing left than to pen, still feeling the sand of a white beach in my hand.”
This year the X Games brought warmer than usual weather to Aspen, Colorado. The winter X Games was a perfect blend of winter sports and an upbeat lineup. Rae Sremmurd opened up Friday night with back to back hits.
I haven´t been creative in a while. No words come out of my brain worth to be written down. Everything has already been said and written down. And while being stuck in the rat race of life, all my energy goes into keeping up with keeping it all together.
We met years ago in Pasadena CA in a women’s rehabilitation center; we all suffered from addiction and self destructive tendency. We had wasted and burnt our lives to the ground for many years until we were able to get honest with ourselves and admit we had a problem and needed help with our drug addictions and through time we were all able to overcome our many character defects to live a life of inner freedom beauty and art.
This series documents a night out in my city in a raw and honest way. It was a casual night out in Culiacán, Sinaloa, México. We were in a speakeasy bar called West in the heart of downtown.
“I am a self portrait film artist who values raw beauty and authenticity in my work. I have felt ashamed of my body most of my life. I’ve struggled with an eating disorder and negative body image for as long as I can remember. Shooting self-portrait on film shows me how there is no need for the fancy gear or retouching to create something beautiful.
The new cinematic short movie produced and directed by Naomi Christie is inspired by the nostalgic French Nu Wave and the all too relatable lost romance.
Fevelen is a project by Vitalija Prosevic showcasing all forms of self expression. “LA was where I shot my first ever drop for Feleven. Returning to the ‘City Of Angels’ – where it all began, felt like growth. I love travelling and being in foreign places.”
Launching in 2016, Knots & Vibes started as a handmade crochet clothing label, but has since developed into so much more: a platform for celebrating Jamaican Dancehall culture and empowering women, an advocate for ‘slow’, ethical fashion and a brand that provides opportunities for girls and women in the Caribbean through crochet workshops.
“I’m a 21 Vietnamese girl and I’m currently living in Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam. I was born in 1998 and in a family where nobody loves art. I used to feel ashamed of being an art-lover because my whole family doesn´t care about it and they want me to do something which brings a lot of money, and they believe that money is the only thing that can bring happiness.