We had the chance to catch up with Lenara Choudhury, an amazing London based photographer who is capable of creating the raw vibe we appreciate so dearly. We talked about inspirations, her humble beginnings and how to break the ice during the shooting.
Photographer: Michael Benatar
Model: Naressa @LA Model
Fashion that comes out of Berlin is a difficult topic. The relevant designers try to escape and show their collection in more relevant cities – and most of the designers showing in Berlin don’t represent what the city is about in their clothes. Canadian designer Jen Gilpin’s label DSTM ( short for Don’t Shoot the Messengers ) is one of the rare exceptions.
William Dauel is a 23 year old creative who lives in San Francisco, California. He is currently getting his BFA at the Academy of Arts. His project “Dream Journal” evolves around the destruction of film. This is how he described his project to us:
“This project revolved around a dream I had during a rather turbulent time in my life where I was destroying my body and mind with substances and it dawned on me that instead of destroying myself I should in turn destroy my art as an outlet. This specific project I shot the roll with a camera I found in the garbage in San Francisco. I then soaked the developed roll into a film soup consisting of a few drugs I used to take and chemicals I found around my apartment. This particular roll also destroyed the developing machine at a local Walgreens causing me to be banished from developing there. ”
Photographer: Tanya Gaidarzhy
Model: Marina Vesna
Stylist: Lena Labartkava
Hair & Makeup: Maria Ortynskaya
Clothing: DOMANOFF, LITKOVSKAYA, LOST&FAUND
We get a lot of studio-shoot submissions, but a large percentage of them doesn’t make it to the magazine. They often lack the final spark. In a studio you can’t have a great setting doing half of the work for you – the chemistry between photographer and model has to be exciting. That’s exactly what Thang Le achieved in his latest editorial “A child of Spring” for WhiteLies Magazine. (more…)