I met Takha on a shooting in Paris with another model I shot previously. I hired these two Ukrainian models for a personal project. I wasn’t particularly nervous. Everything was setup, and the booked hotel suite was quite amazing. After makeup and wardrobe choice, shooting started and… I was blown away from the first shot till the last one.
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.
The city looks abandoned when you walk alone through absolutely deserted streets with a visibility of only about 10-20 meters, and you shy away from the silhouettes in the distance. Monumental high-rise buildings are a legacy of a long-lost civilization, and the lights are just phantoms, figment of the imagination, which doesn’t want to admit its loneliness. Was it ever different?
It is easy to see the beginning of things, and harder to see the ends. I remember wanting this. I remember getting it. I remember how overwhelming and underwhelming both instances were. I was both enthralled and disappointed, elated and anxious in the worst way.
Let´s slow down. think small and value more. for life is about me but after all it is more about us. Maja and Adam photographed by Kinga Majewska.
In our shoot we wanted to remind about the importance of connection to the breathtaking beauty of nature and that we should take care of our surrounding environment.” explains Russian photographer Irina Bunyatyan about her newest series featuring model Alina Avhadieva.
I have this idea of moving constantly. Movement is what makes us stay younger. I want to be active and creative but outside the office, outside the cities and walls. To have the freedom of working outdoors where you can feel the wind and hear the birds.
Israeli photographer Yoad Shejtman is back home from Iceland, and he’s sent us a breathtaking album from his 2-week trip to the land of pristine glaciers, active volcanoes and the beautiful Northern Lights. These pictures tell a story of creation, isolation, and some of the oldest forces of nature on the planet.
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.
Photographer Lucian Barnard´s newest series showing why we are directed to have love above everything else. “While shooting in the burnt down wattle forest, we saw the remains of a tortoise, black and half reduced to ashes as it tried to flee for its life.”
Nothing can prepare you for losing someone you love, and all of us need to learn how to deal with grief and pain at some point in our lives. The incredible sensitive 10-minute surrealist short film on this emotional topic, written and directed by Los Angeles based writer and director Maegan Houang, cuts a deep narrative about a Vietnamese immigrant overcoming the loss of her partner.
This is not a love story.It’s a story that takes places at three o’clock in the afternoon in the city’s imperfect silence, where cars speed by and voices call out from the street; all these disparate sounds coming through the open windows as we crash against each other like waves smacking against the shore.
With our series “An artist´s life.” we want to share the stories of the people behind the art. Aidan Tulloch is an artist with words and music from northern England.
In our interview the talented Minneapolis born and currently New York based artist tells us about jumping up and down in joy when holding his first novel in hands, why he finished writing it in Bangkok and about the modern youth who has their vanity but at the same time passionate, and angry, and ready to fight back.