A Love Affair. Devoting your time with heart and soul to something you love can unveil elusive energy, undreamt possibilities. This issue we dedicate to passion. The passion and love for what you do. The sort of passion that once it enters your life, you can‘t relinquish. It catches you, and like a wave, carries you up and down, impels you, and guides you to countless opportunities, endless like the vast ocean. Who knows where it carries you?
Oh, how lovely to see Zara Burfitt again. The blonde, natural beauty has already enchanted us in our last year´s print edition. Now she’s behind the camera for the sustainable U.S towel brand Sunkissed, and we’re melting away over her beautiful smile.
Being out in the sun makes us happier! I often wish that I was born in another country, where the sun is part of everyday life, and people probably carry the heart more openly because of it. Enjoy this natural series starring gorgeous Sakina Amira Al-Mozany photographed by Florian Rieder, who both also prefer a sunny day over a cloudy one.
Tre Logan is a writer and photographer living in Lexington, Kentucky. He lives just down the road from where the late Ralph Eugene Meatyard used to grind lenses. His work is gritty, raw and intimate. Without trying to be intentionally voyeuristic it gives an insight into the personality and the sensual side of the person in front of his lens.
“I’ve realized that life is nothing but obstacles and situations constantly interchanging. Take that how you want to, but I’d rather play with the changes than to resist them. You will lose if you resist change.” We had a chat with Toronto based talented singer and songwriter Rochelle Jordan to talk about her recent album, changes and the importance of creating awareness.
“We studied in the same city two years ago but she went to Brazil and I stayed here in Spain.” tells us Pablo Gil about his new series starring beauty Victoria Basseto. “This summer, 2 years later we finally met again in Ibiza for a week. Victoria was on vacation in a beautiful villa close to the mediterranean sea and she loves fruit for breakfast.”
She has a name like a forgotten flower, one that blooms high up in the mountains, a name that makes you want to whisper. She is not fragile, she is not shy, you could not break her. She has a million colors. Sensations that would be mistaken for words and poems you’d want her to inspire you, in her silent presence everything is given life to.
Splashing through summer at Splash House 2021 in Palm Springs! Sets ranged from Surf Mesa to Gorgon City to San Holo. Under the Palm Springs retro hotels and pools the music never stopped.
“My personal goal when doing photography is to create something fascinating. Subject has to be rather interesting, composition should always please the eye, and hopefully the lighting will complement the previous two points.” tells Dhison Padma. It’s all about creating something eye-pleasing.
“We love to take intimate portraits of strangers. And we always appreciate the courage and confidence that our subjects share with their bodies, especially since they’re often people who’ve never posed before. We’re always looking for new faces and through our shots and our projects we want to convey the messages of acceptance for our own and others’ diversity.”
I can still remember how I met her. It was a rainy morning. I was in a hurry. My shoelace was untied and annoyedly I bent down to tie it again. The rain dripped from my hair onto my jeans. When I looked up, she was laughing at me. And somehow, all of a sudden, the sun was shining. At least that’s how it seemed to me.
French photographer Olivier Laselle has been behind the camera for over 15 years already and is currently living in the Aola Surf School with friends. “On est rarement mieux ailleurs qu’ici.” Starring Nell, Camille Thomas and Charlotte.
“I have an honest interest in other stories and I enjoy to tell them with my photography.” We had a talk with the talented Heidelberg based photographer Niko Neithardt almost one year ago. This time we are super proud to share a series starring Zoe Brammer and our Magical Places Issue where it’s all about a perfect afternoon.
Behind nsiries there is Alessio Maria Ciacio – an Italian artist based in Bologna. Born and raised in Sicily, he was inspired by the sounds of the sea, sunsets, and Sicilian soul. His work is nostalgic and cinematic, most time with a mystical dark color palette. Telling stories and creating mysteries at the same time. The faces are often obscured, and yet one has the feeling of looking into eyes.
Oswaldo Cepeda is MoodyDarkRoom. Although his catalog is steeped in a cosmic spirit, the Southern California-based photographer is less of a dreamer and more of an adaptor. A light-bender defined by his DIY dexterity, Oswaldo is equal parts scrappy and stylish. At first glance MoodyDarkRoom’s portfolio is a boundless series of instinctive elegance; but behind the artist’s Sony A7II you’ll find a modest dedication to resourcefulness.