There’s something about this series by Russian photographer, Alice Calypso that really drew my interest. Poised as an almost Alice in Wonderland through the streets, this reminds me of a lost and more simple world. Where the 90s are still in tact.
Photography & Styling: Alice Calypso
Model: Valeria Bortnikova
It’s been a minute since I’ve searched the internet for a new male model muse. In drafting this post I was shocked that I hadn’t written about British model, Toby Leonard before. Over the past few years I’ve been following his editorial and runway work. One of the things I love most about his work is the gritty street edge that shines through, he’s also a boxer. Come on, those tattoos all over don’t hurt either.
Toby Leonard @ Models 1 London
photos via tumblr & pinterest
It was only a matter of time before the street style photography style would begin to bleed into the fashion industry. While it already has been for years, a more literal and realistic approach was taken with the SS13 look book from then London based designer, Yang Li. Now I believe he’s based in Paris. I know this collection is a few seasons old but I just can’t get this tough but street minimal clean taste off my brain.
Photography : Scott Trindle
photos via dazedandconfused
Underneath all the production elements of a photoshoot there is a raw quality that can’t be denied. That’s just what Italian based photographer Gabriele Giussani had in mind when shooting this series of model Alena all around Milan on various film cameras. Let’s take a trip through the viewfinder of an analog shoot with a Russian girl who has a romantic gaze.
Photography: Gabriele Giussani
Model: Alena @ The Lab Models Milan
For the past few months Belgian based photographer Maxime Fauconnier has been working on a photography and video project, Quiet Glow. It’s first being shown here on the site and throughout the early dawn and into the night, a glimpse of youth culture is portrayed.
Watch this atmospheric video that moves through the many stages of glowing light.
Things might feel like they’re breaking at this current point. Here’s an influential visual guide from inside my mind.
I recently discovered the work of London based photographer, Katie Silvester. In the lush areas of the location the vibe is just perfect, with just a bit of 90s nostalgia.
styling : katie silvester & james mitchell
model : carson @ premier
One of the things that is catching my eye lately is the personalities behind the camera the stories they have to share. This brings me to photographer Abdul Kircher. I just discovered his work a few weeks ago and just began delving more into his own story.
He was born in Berlin and is now based in New York City. His photographs have a raw quality in capturing the pulse of the streets and a personal depth much in the vein of Nan Goldin. Abdul himself has an interesting look as well. In a recent article I read that his eyes began to change colors when he was young, thus giving him one blue and brown. Makes for an interesting gaze toward the camera lens. Lately, he’s become a subject in front of the camera, as he’s now represented by Re:quest models in NY for special commissions.
Here are some photos of his interesting and multi layered style, which is definitely reminiscent of the early 90s style that I’ve come to find in almost every area of new generation.
photos via tumblr
Check out more of his work:
Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter
Dark and mysterious is the mood and atmosphere of this editorial from Milan for the site. Shot by Simone Golfieri and styled by Serena Pompei, we are taken into a world of nonchalance and indifference but with an edgy rebellious spirit.
vintage vest, dress by Ambra D’Oro
pullover by Blackblessed, vintage hat
cardigan by Blackblessed, socks by American Apparel, shoes by Nike
maxi coat by Blackblessed, top by Brandy Melville, skirt by Ambra D’Oro
pullover by Blackblessed
Photographer: Simone Golfieri
Styling: Serena Pompei
MUA: Barbara Saltalippi
Model: Francesca Turchetta
So I have a long appreciation for Ryan Adams. I first discovered his music when I was in college and going through one of “those” moments. You know the deep introspective times when you’re just trying make it through the rainy day laying on your dorm bed.
Over the years he’s put out14 studio albums, with each one being just as beautiful and diverse as the next. From alt-country, folk, and even a punk and metal concept record, his imprint remains on each genre. Just last month he released his new self titled album to good reviews yet again.
In the 2000s he was known as a bit of a rebellious personality, often being unpredictable when it comes to live shows and other events. Through that he’s more known now for being married to Mandy Moore, but to me he’s another one of my favorite and truly honest singer-songwriters.
images via tumblr