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SUNSPELLED

Stores need to be more than stores these days to compete with the global ease of online shopping, resulting in ubiquitous ‘concept stores’ trying to establish a social space, to varying success. Enter Sunspel, the British heritage brand excelling in the perfect t-shirt, who open their new store in Berlin with an exhibition by romantic [...]

THE MORROCCANS

In the world of unending terror, recently, photographer and video artist Leila Alaoui is killed…  The artist was commissioned to work on a series about women rights in Burkina Faso, where the evil attack took place. Her series The Maroccans depicts cultural diversity of Alaoui’s Morocco. Rest in Peace.

MONO.STUDIO: SENZ° AW 2015 IMAGE CAMPAIGN

Dutch design company senz° have reinvented the umbrella as we know it: redesigning its basic shape along the the laws of  aerodynamics and refining countless little details, senz° umbrellas are storm-proof and strikingly handsome.
For its new and fashionable offspin senz6, mono.studio revised the brand’s approach to their image campaign and lookbook. [...]

INTERPRETATION OF NATURE

Across photography, installation, and social sculpture, Mathias Kessler probes the contemporary imagination, employing a visual language that borrows from the Romantic landscape genre and expedition photography, using empirical reason and the “sublime” as foils for an investigation that goes beyond the mere “natural” surface to explore the more complicated political and economic forces that have [...]

WHEN TO SAY NOTHING

It’s rare to come across an Instagram account that goes beyond the personally mundane and actually captures a little of that something that defines living in our days and time. Photographer Daniel Arnold on the other hand has a whopping 100k+ followers and for good reason: his images speak about our lives rather than his, [...]

FIRE AND FORGET. ON VIOLENCE

Tonight the group exhibition Fire and Forget. On Violence, curated by Ellen Blumenstein and Daniel Tyradellis, opens at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. “Fire and forget” comes from military jargon, and is a term for weapon systems that are no longer used in direct combat with an enemy but are launched from a [...]

PUBLIC LIBRARY PORTRAITS OF CALIFORNIA’S HOMELESS

“On a recent visit to the Sacramento library, the high number of homeless patrons I saw there surprised me. Seeing them in that quiet space, consumed by traditional media, I was struck by the difference between them and most of society with its 24/7 connection to streaming digital media. I began this project to take [...]

TALKING BUSINESS

On short notice, our friends at the new and excellent photography magazine If You Leave have organised an informal talk on independent publishing, as part of their current showcase at betahaus in Berlin. We’ll be part of the panel discussion among a handful of fine speakers, so if in the area, make sure to drop [...]

THE FUTURE OF THE PAST

Remember those? For his project The Long Lines, photographer Spencer Harding spent a few weeks photographing dozens of ‘microwave towers’ in California, now defunct relics marking a turning point in telecommunication when phone signals were first transmitted via the sky rather than the earth.
Photography: The Long Lines by Spencer Harding

STORE OF THE MONTH: THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY / LONDON

The Photographers’ Gallery is, of course, an institution in the cultural landscape of London, with a reputation for great photography exhibitions that strike a perfect balance between the established and the obscure, between serious topics and unashamedly pop interventions.
Small-sized, free of charge and located in the middle of Soho, it is the perfect escape from [...]