Shayla Lee chooses intuition over mechanics. Guided by instinct, the Canadian photographer, writer, and vintage curator’s art is rooted in decency. Although her musings are swathed in glamour, grit, and glitter, Shayla is not exempt from the peril of 2020. For most creators this year, ambition has been curbed in exchange for a semblance of peace.
Never have I listened to more music than right now. Every evening after work I dive into my own world surrounded by sounds and lyrics that make me dream away, calm down, give me mental strength, energy and inspiration, let me time travel, make me happy or dwell in melancholy, bring up memories and daydreams about the future.
The talented photographer Tamara Lichtenstein made a series called “Houston Ballet” that is incredibly beautiful. A playful mix of soft colors, light and grace. Houston Ballet is one of America’s greatest ballet companies and academy based in Houston, Texas. Starring Natalie Varnum, Jacquelyn Long, Katelyn Kirchhofer and Harper Watters.
In her work Rosa Beiroa explores movement and gesture as a core, using the human body and elements from reality to interpret the workings of the subconscious mind.
Clara Kennedy is a Parisian analog photographer, tattoo designer, filmmaker, and sketch artist. A multi-disciplinary creator, Clara is fascinated by the fabric of adolescence. A well-traveled character defined by depth and sentiment, Clara Kennedy leads with her heart. Exploring themes of youth rebellion, sorrow, and oblivion, Clara’s portfolio arrives at the intersection of darkness and light.
The work of Madrid based David Diez photographer focus on intimate and documentary portraits of women. “…and one evening we talked for hours about Baudelaire and Argentinian existentialism (if there is such a thing), drinking wine under a giant U.S. flag. There nothing more appealing than a clever interior under a fragile shell.”.
“The Silver Lagoon” is a hauntingly beautiful underwater photography series shoot in the Philippines by Camille Robiou du Pont showing the physical and emotional strength and beauty of women, around all the alluring shapes and forms created by the flow of water.
Vanessa Monti – sometimes called Lafea, is a 23-year-old Colombian/Italian photographer and art director based in Barcelona. Her “Natural Couches” project is a photographic journey using a green couch to document a move into a new appartment and new life.
“Amongst the chaos called Covid, and a storm of ‘wildfires’ here in California, the weather spiked into a heatwave that hasn’t happened in more than 30 years at least. It became a necessity for sanity alone, to escape for a couple days to one of my favorite secret beaches.” tells us photographer Michael Benjamin Blank about his sparkling and dreamy series starring gorgeous Christine Li.
“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.”
The trend of people dressing up wildly, roaming around Harajuku to be snapped for Fruits and Street magazine, and several prominent websites, seems to have nearly disappeared. But it’s not completely gone.
“I grew up in a place that taught me a lot, how to appreciate life, how to be happy, how to love others, how to have respect for others.” Get to know Polish photographer Adrianna who shares a self-portrait series with us and tells us about her favourite childhood memory and what life has taught her recently.
“This was my first time working with Kacie; and I must say, she came prepared with fire looks and an amazing, vibrant personality.” tells us Southern California based photographer Tristan…
“The accident changed me. I approach life with optimism. I ask myself a lot less questions. And I do things for myself, for my artistic journey and for my well-being as well.” With this insightful portrait film female director Nathalie De Lopez presents a part of Kevin Bargo´s story that is full of resilience. “Dance or Die” carries a message of hope and strength at a time when the world most needs it.
Summer is drawing to an end, and just for little bit more time we want to cherish those sun-kissed days before the first colourful autumn leaves appear in front of our windows. So just right in time for that we present you the images of London based Valentina Gurian, who decided to spent her summer back home in Italy, capturing typical moments that characterize summertime in the north-middle of Italy.