The third issue of JEZGA covers the theme Body As A Canvas / Body As A Tool. Exploring two aspects of our physical selves, and the ways these functions are used in artistic practices.
We have collected stories of birth, death, violence, nature, motherhood, love, detox, nature, sanity and warped perception – we want to celebrate the photographers, artists, and designers who daringly connect with their own bodies, as well as those of others, to use them in their craft and convey unique perspectives.
This issue has a reversible cover – split down the middle between 'Canvas' and 'Tool'. Don't worry about picking your favourite, you'll get both.
A Collaboration between acclaimed photographer, Stephanie Siân Smith and featuring models, Lily Jean Bridger, Charle Barker and Lily Newmark. Moonshine & Honey is a collection of images and text inspired by the Greek islands and the mythology that originated there.
The project started as an organic collection of images Stephanie shot whilst travelling in Greece. The zine has been curated by art director James-Lee Duffy and connected through an original narrative composed for this project by Virago author Lauren Berry. The work is about love, beauty and freedom. But in exploring these themes each player found out more about what makes them tick. Lily Jean Bridger and Charlie Barker had recently fallen in love, and rekindled a previously dwindling love of modelling thanks to Steph who never puts down her camera, especially when travelling. Lily Newmark’s relationship with the camera had changed fundamentally, and she returned to the UK devoted to acting. Lauren Berry’s prose was initially inspired by Greek myths and gods, and further fuelled by meeting with Lily and Charlie who she found inspirational. Known for satirical feminist zine KnockBack, Lauren worried about working with models and nudes, but through their meetings was inspired to produce a piece that celebrated their intelligence, generosity, authenticity, passion and ferocity. What started as a playful shoot about love manifested, through conversation and collaboration, into an exhibition, a zine, and a collectively fused body of work. Moonshine & Honey is by photographer Stephaine Siân Smith, Writer Lauren Berry, Art Director James Lee Duffy, Model and writer Lily Jean Bridger, Model and musician Charlie Barker and Actor Lily Newmark.
Art Direction / Curation / Design: James-Lee Duffy Photographer: Stephanie Siân Smith Words by: Lauren Berry Models: Charlie Barker / Lily Jean Bridger / Lily Newmark Print Production: Josh Jones Retouching: Dawn Marie Jones Printed by: Calverts London Paper: MUNKEN Pure Platform: ‘Zine
Hollywood actor and amateur skateboarder, Jack Dylan Grazer fronts our Spring/Summer 2020 Olympic Issue shot by Kapturing in 2028 Olympic host city of Los Angeles. While 16-year-old Grazer empowers kids to go out and claim their own piece to skate on, the Olympics can also connect to fond childhood memories. We also look at it for inspiration and a call for togetherness.
Participation in sports has been greatly limited and the future has been up in the air much like fashion, both have been great escapes, but now reality is kicking in. People are recycling more, gaining scruples, and ultimately opting for a healthier and more ethical lifestyle. The connection between streetwear and sports culture has been undeniable. Now we are given one more year as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed by a full year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, can fashion and sports make the appropriate changes to ensure that health and the environment come first?
Olympic legends Michael Johnson and Li Ning shed some gold light on us along with interviews with designers Matthew Williams, Stéphane Ashpool, Andreas Schmidl, and Josef Lazo of Lazoschmidl and essay by Harris Reed.
Editorials from: Amar, Arne Grugel, Asaf Einy, David Ansah, Guillaume Plas, Kapturing, Sebastien Pielles, Simon, Tom Kneller, and Valentin Fabre.
FUCKING YOUNG began as an inspirational platform focusing on youthful aesthetics derived from manly hemispheres. Our freedom allowed us to merge established with emerging artists, thus aiding the latter reaching their own public. A synergy that owed most to a passion for the arts has since grown to a state where not only do we promote content created by others, moreover we sponsor and collaborate in birthing such work. Now we also celebrate this community’s creativity with our printed magazine, which intends to better shelter our love and presence in the youthful hemisphere of the current times.
Widely regarded as one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers, Mario Testino is responsible for the creation of emblematic images, transmitting emotion and energy in an open and intimate way. Throughout his four-decade career, Testino has been on a journey beyond the world of fashion capturing Earth’s traditions and cultures with unparalleled access and an extraordinarily unique point of view.
Peruvian by birth, Testino’s intimate connection to Italy found its roots in his Italian heritage, but blossomed when he experienced the country for himself. Discovering Italy was, for Testino, synonymous with discovering his passion for fashion. “Rome was all about the hottest, latest trends and fresh new styling, and I loved the way Italians could shed the latest look for an even newer thing without ever losing their own identity.”
In Ciao, Testino handpicks his favorite images of Italy, a country that has featured heavily in his life, from his friendships and breathtaking vistas to quintessentially Italian iconic fashion shoots and Italians’ ever-evolving allure to their effervescent lifestyle. Featuring three sections, IN GIRO (out and about), ALLA MODA (in fashion), and AL MARE (at sea), the result is a highly personal journey across the country through Testino’s lens paying homage to Italy, and it’s culture as well as a chronicle of 40 years of genre-defining photography.
Also available in an Art Edition limited to 100 copies, each with a signed print by Mario Testino
The photographer and author
With a four decades career as a leader in the fields of fashion, culture and lifestyle, Peruvian-born Mario Testino OBE has many facets that take him beyond the surface of a photographer and artist placing him as a cultural visionary. Testino’s universe is broad, his impact is uniquely powerful and his lifestyle is completely authentic. Testino’s has seen his works published and exhibited in hundreds of cities around the world. Throughout his career he built unprecedent relationships with editorial and commercial partners such as Vogue, Burberry, and Gucci to name a few. His past and present muses include HRH Princess Diana, Madonna, Donatella Versace, Kendall Jenner and Mariacarla Boscono. His solo exhibitions have shown in museums and galleries worldwide, including the National Portrait Gallery, London; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The contributing author
Alain Elkann is a New York–born author and journalist. Since 1989, he has maintained a weekly interview column for the Italian daily newspaperLa Stampa. Elkann has lectured on art, Italian literature and Jewish studies at the Universities of Oxford, Columbia, Jerusalem, Pennsylvania and Milan’s IULM. He is President of The Foundation for Italian Art & Culture (FIAC) in New York and in 2009 was awarded the Légion d’Honneur by the French Republic.
Mario Testino. Ciao. Omaggio all’Italia
Hardcover, 25.8 x 36 cm, 2.80 kg, 254 pages Multilingual Edition: English, Italian
At a time when surfing is more popular than ever, it’s fitting to look back at the years that brought the sport into the mainstream. Developed by Hawaiian Islanders over five centuries ago, surfing began to peak on the mainland in the 1950s—becoming not just a sport, but a way of life, admired and exported across the globe. One of the key image-makersfrom that period is LeRoy Grannis, a surfer since 1931, who began photographing the longboard era of the early 1960s in both California and Hawaii.
This edition brings back Grannis’s hair-raising, sold-out Collector’s Edition, curated from the photographer’s personal archives, to showcase his most vibrant work in a compact and affordable format—from the bliss of catching the perfect wave at San Onofre to dramatic wipeouts at Oahu’s famed North Shore.
An innovator in the field, Grannis suction-cupped a waterproof box to his board, enabling him to change film in the water and stay closer to the action than any other photographer of the time. He also covered the emerging surf lifestyle, from “surfer stomps” and hordes of fans at surf contests to board-laden woody station wagons along the Pacific Coast Highway. It is in these iconic images that a sport still in its adolescence embodied the free-spirited nature of an era—a time before shortboards and celebrity endorsements, when surfing was at its bronzed best.
Leroy Grannis’s initial foray into surfing began at age 14, but it wasn’t until the age of 42 that he picked up a camera and made a career out of it. Under doctor’s orders to take up a hobby, Grannis built a darkroom in his garage and began shooting surfers at Hermosa Beach, and "Photo: Grannis" quickly became a hallmark of the California surf scene of the 1960s. Grannis is considered one of the most important documentarians of the sport, and was inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame in 1966. He died on February 3, 2011.
Over the past decade working as Surfer magazine's globe-roaming editor at large, photojournalist Steve Barilotti has made it his business to document the sport, art, and lore of surfing. He has also written for The Perfect Day and books by renowned surf photographers Art Brewer and Ted Grambeau.
Jim Heimann is the Executive Editor for TASCHEN America. A cultural anthropologist, historian, and an avid collector, he has authored numerous titles on architecture, pop culture, and the history of Los Angeles and Hollywood, including TASCHEN’S Surfing, Los Angeles. Portrait of a City, and the best-selling All American Ads series.
LeRoy Grannis. Surf Photography
Clothbound, 17.2 x 24 cm, 1.85 kg, 400 pages Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
'Men Photographing Women in the 1970s' by Michael Abramson, 96pp, paperback, pink foil, 175 x 120mm.
Once a month, in 1970s Chicago, men were allowed to take cameras into underground strip clubs. Michael Abramson, a local photographer, thought it would be more revealing to photograph the men photographing the women. Left in a drawer until now, the resulting images are a fascinating, funny and at times unsettling portrayal of the uninhibited male gaze.
Introduced by Midge Wilson.
Michael Abramson (1948-2011) was an American photographer best known for his work documenting the nightlife of black night clubs on the south side of Chicago. His photographs can be found in the permanent collections of many major American institutions including the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago History Museum, the California Museum of Photography and more.
Rouge Fashionbook is China's first bi-annual luxury independent fashion and art magazine, bringing a mix of young artists from China together with the works of international artists to create a truly China-centric global fashion and art community.
It is one click away to build one’s confidence, it is also one click away to crush that confidence. Technologies made communication easier than ever, they also made us the victims of cyber violence. In a time when we all live in a “virtual” world, Rouge Fashionbook rethinks the social and cultural role media, especially social media, plays in fabricating the standardized aesthetics in human beauty, body shapes, and gender identities.
A unique collection of female erotic photography from world-renowned photographers
A new book from the teNeues/MENDO partnership
A fascinating and fresh contemporary erotic photography collection
This new photo collection captures the erotic body and gaze with as much realism, rather than projection, as possible. The portfolio delights in diversity, from provocative shots to more tender images, united by an artistic quality and flair. Whether refined or candid, posed or unedited, modern or retro, this is a unique celebration of female sexuality and form in the 21st century.
19,5 x 24 cm 224 pp, 130 color photographs Hardover Text: English
The companion edition to an upcoming photo exhibition at Fotografiska New York in July 2020
The male counterpart to Girls! Girls! Girls! presents a contemporary collection of male erotic photography, full of variety, power, and intensity.
Ghislain Pascal, one of the co-founders of London’s well-known The Little Black Gallery, has already curated numerous photography collections and successful auction sales with the Boys!Boys!Boys! project, partnering with the UK’s largest online auction house, Paddle8.
Now, for this new publication, he asked renowned photographers such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Matt Lambert, Allen Ginsberg, Greg Gorman, and many others on both sides of the Atlantic to contribute to a stunning celebration of contemporary queer and fine art.
19,5 x 24 cm 224 pp, 130 color photographs Hardover Text: English
The themes for this issue focus on extinction, reconnection and redesign, alongside a series of dialogues.
LIVING CLOSE TO THE EDGE
The issue opens with photographer Kazi Md. Jahirul Islam’s extraordinary picture essay on the floods in Bangladesh and the damage that they wreak on everyday life in Chittagong. Aaron Davies looks at efforts to save the world’s wild coffee species, many of which are at risk of extinction. And Anna Souter explores how plants, surviving the worst manmade disasters, can offer an alternative model for living in the face of the environmental crisis.
A TIME TO RECONNECT
Victor Steffenson’s words and Peter McConchie’s photographs create a powerful message for our cover story, which looks at how Indigenous fire management methods could help save Australia and improve the environment. We also hear how conservationists in the UK are using a creative approach to engage people with nature. And our picture story from the Choithram Netralaya eye hospital in Indore reveals how free cataract operations can help India’s poorest regain their sight and their lives.
REDESIGN / RETHINK / REWORK
We examine how community groups and retailers are changing the way we access and engage with food and with each other, from a movement to promote simple plant-based recipes in working class areas of Brazil to the Kitchen Social in north London, UK, which brings the local community together around food and activities. We also talk to designer and author Julia Watson about how traditional Indigenous technologies could be adapted to improve modern cities.
Climate activist Ayisha Siddiqa describes how her personal history led her to the climate movement, writer Jonny Keen looks at wildlife on a brownfield site, and journalist Paul F Cockburn explores how we need darkness in our lives.
Product Dimensions: 240mm x 170mm
Our contact with nature has been broken. The environment that most of us are born into is mainly brick and concrete. The animals that we share this space with are largely pets or pests – the spider climbing the wall lost in our territory. The fridge buzzes quietly in the kitchen, full of the industrialised and processed produce it’s keeping cool. Our lives, thoughts, consciousness, become overwhelmed and consumed by the digital world that we connect with through a range of different sized screens. Our wonder at the natural beauty our planet presents to us is one step removed by the screen resolution and detail of the image.
Without that contact how can we really understand the impact of the decisions we make as people and governments? How can we even truly understand ourselves as a part of nature? Where the Leaves Fall is a magazine that explores humankind’s push-pull relationship with the natural world.
Three young men grace the cover of issue 26, the first being Kelvin Harrison Jr., the up-and-coming actor from New Orleans with roles in 12 Years a Slave, It Comes At Night and Waves. Talking to Anna Smith, he discusses working with his idols, a tireless work ethic and the changing shape of masculinity.
Second, we have Belgian rapper Baloji, an artist in perpetual motion. His albums – including the sweeping, psychedelic 2018 LP 137 Avenue Kaniama – have established him as a star in France and Belgium, and gradually crossed over to English-speaking audiences. The musician of Congolese origin reflects on his career– past, present and future – with Aimee Cliff.
Our third split cover features actor Earl Cave – son of Nick Cave and The Vampire’s Wife designer Susie Bick – hot off the heels of playing Ned Kelly’s younger brother, and fellow gang member, in Justin Kurzel’s visceral drama True History of the Kelly Gang. He talks with Claire Marie Healy about coming out from the shadows of rock and fashion royalty to forge his own creative path.
Elsewhere, Shadow Justice Secretary and Labour MP David Lammy muses on empire, emerging tribes and our need for community, legendary Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto shares his thoughts on his latest soundtrack for The Staggering Girl, William T. Vollmann examines San Francisco’s BDSM community and the ties that bind it, while Deyan Sudjic profiles the multifaceted designer Martino Gamper. Looking good has also taken us all around the world, with fashion stories coming from Cyprus, the Barbican, New York City and Brazil, to name a few.
In our Commentary, we have two short stories from Booker Prize longlisted writer Sophie Mackintosh and Irish novelist Naoise Dolan, an essay on the support of creativity by translator Jen Calleja, the opening pages of the award-winning Winter in Sokcho (Hiver à Sokcho) by Elisa Shua Dusapin, as well as a mysterious photomontage from artist Katrien De Blauwer.
Finally, in the Porter, Caleb Landry Jones explores his new album, Tomos Parry shares the beauty of cooking fresh fish on an open fire, photographer Tobias Harvey visits the rugged Faroe Islands, Matthew Turner celebrates Richard Hollis’ design work for London’s Whitechapel Gallery and Jacob Charles Wilson meets writing mentor and protégé Colm Tóibín and Collin Barrett.
Author Marcel Beyer gets us to witness an evening at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg attended by a host of celebrities—a reception in honour of Andreas Gursky. In his waspish descriptions of the images, the writer, who relies on widely disseminated and easily accessible photographic material, takes umbrage at the way executives, football managers, and actresses confidently push themselves in front of the art. In the process he produces an ironic commentary on Gursky’s series of large-format, decorative pictures. Beyer’s essay is based on a lecture that the writer gave in spring 2017 at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum at the launch of the DFG Research Training Group (GRK 2132) “Das Dokumentarische: Exzess und Entzug”. The audience who attended the event now respond to the talk in writing: with comments, remarks, and ripostes.
Marcel Beyer (b. 1965 in Tailfingen) is a German writer, epic poet, essay writer, and editor. He received the Georg Büchner Prize in 2016.
Text: Marcel Beyer & Graduiertenkolleg 2131 (Friedrich Balke, Natalie Binczek, Tabea Braun, Esra Canpalat, Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky, Robert Dörre, Julia Eckel, Oliver Fahle, Katja Grashöfer, Maren Haffke, Sarah Horn, Felix Hüttemann, Niklas Kammermeier, Cecilia Preiß, Matthias Preuss, Stefan Rieger, Simon Rothöhler, Armin Schäfer, Monika Schmitz-Emans, Robin Schrade, Annette Urban, Leonie Zilch)
65 pp. with 7 drawings thread-sewn softcover
Leipzig April, 2020
Edition Number: 1
Width: 16 cm
Length: 24 cm
AUTHOR Marcel Beyer , GRK 2132
EDITOR Friedrich Balke, Natalie Binczek, Maren Haffke, Simon Rothöhler
Thomas Ballhausen | Simon Bowcock | Katharina Brandl | Pia Draskovits | June Drevet | Margit Emesz | Lucas Gehrmann | Synne Genzmer | Maximilian Geymüller | Ruth Horak | David Komary | Carlos Kong | Peter Kunitzky | Fiona Liewehr | Maren Lübke-Tidow | Danièle Perrier | Maria Rennhofer | Ulrich Tragatschnig | Barbara von Flüe | Margit Zuckriegl
Languages | German / English Dimensions | 280 x 210 mm 104 pages
Ever since postmodernism emerged and reinforced doubts about the existence of a single, absolute truth, the concept of authenticity has fallen from grace. To this day, the loss of this implicit understanding of one truth permeates all areas of life, which is noticeable in an ever-increasing indifference to authorship and copyright—an attitude of “What matter who’s speaking?,” as Michel Foucault succinctly put it as early as 1974 (Michel Foucault, “What is an Author?” in Language, Countermemory, Practice. Selected Essays and Interviews by Michel Foucault, ed. Donald F. Bouchard. New York, N.Y.: Cornell University Press , 1980, 115.). No wonder, then, that the present digital oversaturation resulting from the unfiltered pluralism of an “anything goes” mentality (the communication style inherent in this technology is full of acronyms, emojis, photos, and videoclips ceaselessly courting our attention with flashy colors, animated as GIFs, or with added sound) has reawakened our human desire for something simple and straightforward—a core message, so to speak. Against the background of this multimedia form of interpersonal exchange it is consequently not very surprising that populist tendencies—concise, easily understandable statements instead of sophisticated wording—are once again on the ascent, preferably uttered by a strong leader whose competencies often (seem to) lie only in successfully conveying plain messages to the addressee.
The current desire for simplicity also doesn’t stop at the art world’s gate, as Danièle Perrier points out in this issue’s “In Focus,” entitled “What May Art Do?” By adding to and honing arguments presented at the 52nd International AICA Congress on the subject of “Art Criticism in the Age of Populisms and Nationalisms,” the author shows that even actions that originally sprang from political correctness might actually overshoot the target and must therefore be critically examined. In any case, Perrier’s remarks should encourage us to engage in a more sophisticated investigation of what is currently happening in the art world (and elsewhere)—which, of course, in turn means going against the trends of our fast-moving times by not offering society quick, simple solutions. Instead, we ought to call for broader, more in-depth, and perhaps sustained discourse.
The signs of the times are geared toward change. The year 2020 marks the beginning of a new decade—not only according to the Gregorian calendar: EIKON is also entering a new era this spring, an era of new proportions for our institution, as on March 10 we open the EIKON Schauraum, a 25-square-meter exhibition and discussion forum in the heart of MuseumsQuartier Vienna. The Schauraum will be staffed by EIKON two days a week and can be viewed twenty-four hours a day, even after the opening hours. Solo and group exhibitions with artists presented in the print issues are already scheduled for the first year, along with artist talks and panel discussions. This way, we hope to make our program accessible to an even wider audience. We look forward to a personal exchange with our visitors and to this new challenge, and we thank everyone who has supported us along the way: the Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, Civil Service and Sport; the City of Vienna; MuseumsQuartier Vienna and Q21, who are also on the premises. Cordial thanks also go to the team of BWM Architekten, whose minimalist adaptations (perfectly suited to the space) have created the ideal conditions for future exhibitions, presentations, talks, and panel discussions.
EIKON, a magazine established in 1991 and published by the Austrian Institute of Photography and Media Art (Österreichisches Institut für Photographie und Medienkunst), based in the Museumsquartier Wien, views itself as a platform for Austrian and international artists from the fields of photography and media art.
EIKON is a bilingual magazine (German/English) published quarterly. A major feature of the magazine is its close collaboration with the presented artists, which is also reflected in the limited art editions published by EIKON (Edition EIKON). In addition, special issues are published on various occasions.
Having received a great deal of attention since its inception, EIKON Schauraum is a presentation platform in the heart of the Museumsquartier providing free access to Austrian and international photography and media art 24 hours daily.
Additionally, EIKON has assembled a comprehensive reference library, where visitors are free to browse more than 5,000 publications about topics such as photography, fine arts, art history, and technology.
Ten Berlin-based photographers. Ten disposable cameras. A kaleidoscopic representation of the metropolis comes together in Spaces Between, IGNANT’s first print magazine. Designed by Deutsche & Japaner, the magazine features work from Alexander Kilian, Arturo Bamboo, Jasmine Deporta, Joseph Kadow, Lukas Korschan, Sarah Blais, Sigurd Grünberger, Silvia Conde, Vitali Gelwich and Volker Conradus.
printed on uncoated paper 100gr // cover 250gr // dimensions 210mm x 270mm // texts in English and Italian //
176 pagine //
stampato su carta usomano 100gr // copertina 250gr // dimensioni 210mm x 270mm // testi in italiano e inglese //
The cover by Tobias Volkmann introduces us to the all-girls world of the Panthers Cheerleading Club, in a small Bavarian town. As well as, to the Islamic world of AMAR, a women’s rugby team in Marrakech. We are then catapulted to Matera to see free running amongst the Sassi, then on to a thrilling ride in the Mexican lands of the Jaripeo, over to an impassive journey in the perverse paradise of armoury, and followed by the elegant setting of the pilota, a traditional Valencian game. This issue also features an equine odyssey in ancient India, and a colourful look at the cycling tribe of the Vuelta.
La cover di Athleta Magazine Issue 6 è firmata da Tobias Volkmann e ci introduce nel mondo tutto al femminile del Panther Cheerleading Club, in una piccola cittadina bavarese. Altro universo rosa è quello rugbistico dell’AMAR, squadra a tinte islamiche di Marrakech. Ci catapultiamo poi nel freerunning tra i Sassi della nostra Matera, in un giro emozionante nelle terre messicane del jaripeo, in un distopico viaggio nel paradiso perverso delle armerie e nell’elegante ambiente della pilota, il tradizionale gioco Valenciano. Athleta Magazine Issue 6 contiene inoltre un’odissea equina nell’antica India e uno sguardo colorato alla tribù ciclistica della Vuelta.
CONTRIBUTORS ISSUE 06: Alvaro Embid, Andrea Vailetti, Daniel Belet, Fika Estudio, Francesco Costantino Ciampa, Gianmarco Pacione, Jack Fleming, Jean-Marc Caimi, Jennifer Osborne, Jorge Gil, Laura Stella Motta, Lorenzo Fabiano, Margareth Gaspàr, Oliver Cable, Rise Up Duo, Tobias Volkmann, Valentina Piccinni.
TRANSLATIONS: Scott Alan Stuart, Madison Solow
GRAPHICS: Alessandra Pavan
Athleta doesn’t have time but it has space. In time and in sports. It is a journey in the principle of resilience, in discovering your limits through your body. In the name of the goal to be reached, the point to be scored, the sacrifice to be made. The glory is fleeting, and you are still chasing the chimera. It’s not always reached. And so, you start again, you return to the snow, you go back once again to the pool, you prepare your gym bag and you lock yourself in the gym. There is a perverse mentality to playing at a highly competitive amateur level. The beginning of a struggle that is fundamental to feel the blood flowing.
Athleta is about telling this story in photos. It is the essence of strength and the absence of failure. That’s something that just doesn’t exist, when you know that you’ve given your all. The desire to try when there is no money to be won, but with simply the idea of being the best.
Athleta is the words of sport. Texts that go with the pictures. Creating the atmosphere, giving a personal interpretation – a very personal interpretation. Let everyone do what they want. Read, look and reflect. Putting their own emotions in perspective as they think best.
Athleta is our idea of sport.
EDITOR: Giovanni Gallio PHOTO EDITOR: Sara Capovilla
‘I first met Blondey in early 2013. He was really quiet when I first shot him; he was only fifteen. There are certain people you meet, male or female, who just have a power to them, you can put anything on them and they really carry it off—Blondey had that.I remember getting the pictures back—and he’s probably not going to be very flattered by this—and I thought he had something of a very young Shaun Ryder about him. The thing is, Blondey never looked soft.’ —Alasdair McLellan
Blondey 15-21 is the fifth book by the photographer Alasdair McLellan and it his first to focus on a single subject: Blondey McCoy.
Meeting and photographing the skater when he was fifteen years old, McLellan has since gone on to photograph Blondey many times, covering each year since that initial meeting. Their close working relationship has gone on to define a distinct period of time in Blondey’s life, one that is a seven-year rites-of-passage story.
‘A lot has happened to Blondey since 2013. He is now 21 years old, on the cusp of turning 22—although, by his own admission, it feels more like 32. A weariness has crept into his demeanour. This replaced his earlier shyness. In between there has been drunkenness, obnoxiousness, coke bloat, fragility, vulnerability, charm, humorousness, imperiousness, kindness, intelligence, honesty —and sometimes all of the above, all at once. Along the way, he lost a front tooth—he can’t really remember how—and people have watched him being knocked over by a black cab many hundreds of thousands of times. He’s gone from Bambi to ennui, you can see it in his eyes; it’s all in the pictures.’ —Jo-Ann Furniss
176 pgs, 24.5 × 24.5 cm, with a reversible dual-sided fold-out poster, and a protective plastic cover with sticker , 2019,
Toiletpapa is the first bootleg copy of the infamous Toiletpaper Magazine by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. Big fans of the magazine, Max Siedentopf and his father Eckhard went out to reenact some of Toiletpaper’s most iconic photos (and a few extra).
Victory Journal 16 explores the twin forces of RISK & REWARD. We dive into the noir-ish case of “Madam Ram,” the first-ever female owner of a major sports league, cast as devious and dangerous for her control over an all-male organization and ultimately accused in the case of her husband’s death. We find co-ed heavyweights in kilts hammer-throwing in the Scottish Games. We meet the power couple of squash in Egypt, dominating the game as husband and wife. Mexicans in Tultelpec light the running of the bulls on fire with their notoriously lethal fireworks festival. And reformed bank robber Nick Gage starts life anew with an unstoppable career—in death-match wrestling.
Book 4 from the series 'East London Photo Stories'.
‘Shoreditch Wild Life’ by Dougie Wallace. 176pp hardcover, quarter-bound, gold foiled,199 x 139 mm
Wild, brash, outrageous and laced with humour, Dougie Wallace's unflinching photos capture the extreme variety of street life in one of London's most iconic and colourful areas: Shoreditch.
East London-based photographer Dougie Wallace grew up in Glasgow (hence his moniker ‘Glasweegee’). Internationally recognised for his long-term social documentary projects and a distinct style of expressive street photography, his work has extensively been featured in international publications including The New York Times and Germany’s Stern Magazine.
The issue comprises four separate and bound editorials and The Silver Post newspaper, which can be found enclosed in an envelope. Each editorial responds to a specific artwork by the featured artist, criticising and dealing with capitalist culture, self-isolation, loneliness, illness, and celebrations of life in light of a difficult reality.
Nine months ago, we decided to work with Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s legacy as part of our third issue. Today, this decision seems more relevant than ever. Gonzalez-Torres’s work could be interpreted to have predicted a quarantined society back in the 80s, long before the possibility of the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus, we are proud to present new fashion editorials as a response to the work of artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
About Felix : While Gonzalez-Torres referred to himself as American, he was born in Guaimaro, Cuba, in 1957 and raised in Puerto Rico. He moved to New York in 1979 and died of AIDS-related causes in 1996. Felix Gonzalez-Torres employed simple, everyday materials and a reduced aesthetic vocabulary reminiscent of both Minimalism and Conceptual Art to address themes such as love and loss, sickness and rejuvenation, gender and sexuality.
Contributors : Charlie Engman, Benjamin Lennox, Adrian Samson, Jenna Westra, Alexis Roche, Pat Boguslawski, Lyson Marchessault and more.
Based in London, Middle Plane straddles the worlds of visual art and fashion. Each issue features a guest artist who is a significant figure in the international art stage. We support artists and professionals in the worlds of art and fashion in creating new and exciting collaborative pieces. In other words, the magazine is a facilitator of new projects, which allows artists to form and organize their issues. The results are unpredictable, critical, and eerie and, above all, new to the magazine landscape.
The stories in this issue explore the theme of endless; deserted landscapes stretching beyond the limits of our imagination.
Through ‘Endless’ we showcase vast, open deserts, desolate wastelands and roads cutting through dunes into the horizon. With visual stories from places such as the Namib Desert, Death Valley, and the Atacama, our pages glow with that fractured gleam of long, intense sunsets. It is easy to celebrate their effortless beauty, but we also explore the reality of what it means to face something that feels endless, and the negatives that can sit alongside this. Sometimes it is just as important to have an ending in sight, to have something concrete to progress towards. We realise that often, we need a beginning and an end to provide significance and meaning, and that the absence of these can result in deep uncertainty.
This publication is 144 pages, perfect bound and printed on uncoated, 100% recycled paper.
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Printed and published in London, April 2020.
Rucksack Magazine is an online journal and printed bi-annual publication. We celebrate both written & visual storytelling and are driven by our passion for adventure and photography. We began in 2016 as an online journal and have recently printed our fifth volume of Rucksack Magazine; The City Issue. Our online journal is divided into stories, photo essays, photographer interviews and brand features. We work as a platform for new and emerging photographers and writers, connecting a global community of creative storytellers. Our brand has no limits, no boundaries; it is there for those with a thirst for adventure, those who want to create something new, something exciting. It is there to inspire, to excite and to mesmerise.
Nach vier Jahren, 34 Tafelrunden, 170 servierten Gerichten und 340 Gästen schliessen Anna und Catherine Pearson ihr Supperclub-Projekt mit diesem Buch ab. «zu Tisch.» dokumentiert das letzte Jahr von «a tavola!».
Gegliedert in zwölf Kapitel, finden sich die Rezepte zu den Gerichten, die Slow-Food-Köchin Anna Pearson an zwölf Tafelrunden aufgetischt hat. Jede Tafelrunde widmet sich, dem Lauf der Jahreszeiten folgend, einem Thema. Im Januar heisst es «Federvieh», im August «Sommergarten», im September «Schnörrli & Schwänzli», im Dezember «1001 Nacht». Die Rezepte zu den 63 servierten Gerichten werden ergänzt mit Porträts von aussergewöhnlichen Produzenten und Geschichten aus dem kulinarischen Alltag der Köchin. Ihre Schwester Catherine Pearson, die sich an den Tafelrunden um die Gäste kümmerte, hat das Ganze fotografisch in 160 Bildern festgehalten.
«zu Tisch.» wurde von der Stiftung Buchkunst als eines der schönsten deutschen Büchern 2015 ausgezeichnet.
zu Tisch. Anna und Catherine Pearson ISBN: 978-3-9524979-0-6 3. Auflage 2018 (1. Auflage 2014) Umfang: 352 Seiten Format: 18.5 cm x 25.5 cm Ausstattung: Hardcover, Papiereinband Preis: CHF 58.–
#SENDNUDES is a visually stunning book by MENDO and teNeues, that approaches erotic photography from a female point of view. In collaboration with Iman Whitfield, MENDO reached out to photographers all over the world for their favorite shots of female sensuality and intimacy.
Pages: 224 Language: English Release date: May 2018
Photographed by Laziz Hamani, Text by Michael Gardner, Afterword by Boris Vervoordt, Foreword by Michael James Gardner
Seventeen homes demonstrate how Axel Vervoordt incorporates nature, art, and timeless interiors to create living spaces that encourage self-reflection, inspiration, and happiness.
For a half century, Axel Vervoordt's vision has been defined by a continual quest for harmony, beauty, and the creation of interior atmospheres that are rooted in the past, connected to the future, and imbued with today's comforts. These eighteen residences--from an urban New York penthouse or Moscow apartment to a waterfront estate in New England, and from a Tokyo dwelling to a Bordeaux wine château or a Wabi-Sabi farmhouse--reveal how art complements architecture and the elements of nature in an alchemy of Vervoordt expression. Portraits of each residence--including the Vervoordts' own homes in Venice and Belgium--feature sweeping vistas of the surrounding landscape and a tour through the interiors. Each detail--from the materials used to the graceful placement of a well-chosen object--offers deep insight into the Vervoordt design approach and abiding principles for living and working well.
About The Author
Axel Vervoordt is a collector, antiquarian, designer, and curator. His previous books include Timeless Interiors, Wabi Inspirations, Living with Light, and Stories and Reflections. Michael James Gardner contributed to Living with Light, At Home with May and Axel Vervoordt, and Stories and Reflections. Laziz Hamani contributed to Wabi Inspirations and Living with Light.
The companion volume to Peter Lindbergh’s first self-curated exhibition
The first-ever exhibition curated by Peter Lindbergh himself, shortly before his untimely death, Untold Stories at the Düsseldorf Kunstpalast served as a blank canvas for the photographer’s unrestrained vision and creativity. Given total artistic freedom, Lindbergh curated an uncompromising collection that sheds an unexpected light on his colossal oeuvre. This artist's book, the official companion to the landmark exhibition, offers an extensive, firsthand look at the highly personal collection. When it came to printing his photos, Lindbergh chose a special uncoated paper – a thin sheet with a soft, open surface – as a deliberate aesthetic statement.
Renowned the world over, Lindbergh’s images have left an indelible mark on contemporary culture and photo history. Here, the photographer experiments with his own oeuvre and narrates new stories while staying true to his lexicon. In both emblematic andnever-before-seen images, he challenges his own icons and presents intimate moments shared with personalities who had been close to him for years, including Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Robin Wright, Jessica Chastain, Jeanne Moreau, Naomi Campbell, Charlotte Rampling and many more.
This XL volume presents more than 150 photographs—many of them unpublished or short-lived, often having been commissioned by monthly fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, Rolling Stone, W Magazine, or The Wall Street Journal. An extensive conversation between Lindbergh and Kunstpalast director Felix Krämer, as well as an homage by close friend Wim Wenders, offer fresh insights into the making of the collection. The result is an intimate personal statement by Lindbergh about his work.
Peter Lindbergh(1944–2019) was a master of his craft who made his mark in the halls of photography history, with such credits as shooting the first American Vogue cover under Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, bringing together for the first time a group of young women who would become the ’90s supermodels, and numerous exhibitions at renowned institutions including Victoria & Albert Museum in London and Centre Pompidou in Paris, as well as in solo exhibitions at Hamburger Bahnhof, the Berlin Museum for Contemporary Art, Bunkamura Museum of Art in Tokyo, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, and Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf.
The contributing authors
Since 2003, Felix Krämer has been the curator of many notable exhibitions and the author and editor of numerous publications on modern art. In 2013, he was named Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. After working at the Hamburger Kunsthalle and the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main, Krämer has been General Director of the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf since October 2017.
Director, author, and photographer Wim Wenders is one of the most prominent German filmmakers today. He is best known for Paris, Texas (1984), Wings of Desire (1987), Pina (2011), and The Salt of the Earth (2014), a documentary about Sebastião Salgado which he co-directed. Many artists have been influenced by his works, among them his close friend, the late Peter Lindbergh.
Peter Lindbergh. Untold Stories
Peter Lindbergh, Felix Krämer, Wim Wenders
Hardcover, 27 x 36 cm, 1.91 kg, 320 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-7991-9 Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
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