Cristina De Middel is a Spanish photographer based in Mexico City who has been working as photojournalist for various newspapers and NGO’s around the world. Her work investigates photography’s ambiguous relationship to truth blurring the border between reality and fiction. Her self-published book “The Afronauts” was critically acclaimed, making it to the top of many notable photo book lists and is now an almost impossible item to find. At this moment she has four new books that should be out before the end of the year. “This is what hatred did”, two versions of the Jan Mayen book, the story of a failed expedition to the North Pole, and “Sharkification” which turns the favelas in Brazil into an underwater world. She also just opened a publishing house called This Book Is True which will soon launch the book “PonyCongo” by Vicente Paredes. See more pictures and read the interview after the break!
Visual artist Lena Bush (aka Portfoliopdf) is originally from Murmansk, Russia but lives in London where she graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2013. Lena recently created the imagery to accompany a review of six perfumes on russian Interview magazine. Read more to discover her thoughts about creativity and her eclectic use of different media.
Heather Woods Broderick is a musician living in Portland. She released her first solo record in 2009 and the new one, Glider, came out on July 10th via Western Vinyl. Most people know her for singing with Sharon Van Etten, whose band she has been a part of for three years. For her new solo album, she played nearly everything herself (a multi-instrumentalist since childhood, she plays piano, cello, guitar, among others) but also enlisted her brother, Peter Broderick, with whom she’s made music in the indie bands Efterklang and Horse Feathers. Hit Read More and have a closer look at Heather’s world!
Domino Kirke is a mother, musician, doula (someone who assists in childbirth) and co-founder of Carriage House Birth in Williamsburg. Growing up in a musical family, the daughter of Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke took on to her own musical journey first as a solo artist and then with the band Domino. After putting on hold her career, focusing solely on her son Cassius and working as a doula for some years, Kirke teamed up with Here We Go Magic’s Luke Temple to piece together a four-track EP entitled Independent Channel, the first single of the new work “Ordinary World” has a video directed by Zia Anger and features her sister Jemima. Read our interview after the jump, and make sure to see her performing at the Half Moon in Hudson NY on August 19th.
Meg Lewis is the founder of Ghostly Ferns and works with happy companies to execute thoughtful brand strategy and usable, clean and friendly design across various platforms. She never takes herself too seriously but this didn’t stop Ghostly Ferns from being nominated for Agency of the year at the Net Awards, Meg is also currently nominated for designer of the year for the second time in a row, read her interview after the jump.
Polly Brown is an English artist and photographer living in London. Maybe you remember her for her project “Plants”, a collection of portraits of potted plants found in the office of some of the worlds most iconic brands and companies, her photos were also featured in various campaigns and projects across the world for clients such as Frieze, Givenchy, Roksanda Ilincic and The Gourmand. Discover more about her and her new projects after the break!
Cybèle Young is a renowned artist and author living in Toronto and spending her days creating miniature worlds from fine Japanese papers. Her critically acclaimed work has been exhibited across the world, resides in major collections and in the private homes of collectors such as Ben Stiller, Noah Baumbach, Christian Louboutin and George Soros. She has won over twenty grants and awards including a four-month Canada Council studio residency in Paris. Cybèle has both written and illustrated 8 picture books to date and won the Governor General’s Award for for her book “Ten Birds” in 2011. She works in a diverse range of mediums, but always at the root is a close connection to the hand, to paper and to the drawn line. “Some Changes Were Made”, her first New York solo exhibition, is opening on June 4th at Forum Gallery and will be representing 3 years of art production. Hit Read More and discover Cybèle’s tiny worlds!
Leta Sobierajski is a multidisciplinary designer and art director based in New York City combining traditional graphic design elements with photography, art, and styling to create utterly unique visuals. Her work is incredibly diverse, ranging from conventional identities to brilliantly bizarre compositions. She studied graphic design at Purchase College and has been working independently since 2013. She has been recognized by Print Magazine for its annual New Visual Artists Review, selecting 20 international designers under the age of 30. Her client list includes AIGA, Bloomberg Businessweek, Digg, Google, IBM, Kiehl’s, Refinery 29, and Renault, among many others.
Nettie is a strikingly talented young artist living and working in London. Her work is predominantly pencil work with an acute eye for detail. She has been exhibiting in London since early 2013 and recently been 1 of 75 out of 3,000 shortlisted for the prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 which was shown at Jerwood Visual Arts Space 2013, before touring to venues across the UK in 2014. Wakefield had her debut solo show at the Rook and Raven Gallery in Fitzroviain February 2014. Nettie also just recently gave works to the Groucho Club and Soho House permanent collections.
Eleanor Hardwick is a 21 year old photographer, director, musician and multidisciplinary artist born in Oxford and currently based in London. She started taking photographs when she was just twelve and from then on her rise has been overwhelming. She is also a staff artist, writer and mixtape curator at Rookie Magazine, a member of World Wide Women collective, and one half of sound and multimedia project Moonbow. She has had three solo exhibitions as well as participating in various group exhibitions in London, Paris, Brighton, Oxford, Tokyo, LA and Lisbon – including most recently GirlsTribu at Palais De Tokyo in Paris and Ritual at Cob Gallery in London. She has worked for Vogue.com, i-D Magazine, Elle Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Sony, Penguin, Tate Modern, Jalouse Magazine among others. Hit Read More to discover more about this uber-talented girl!