Emma Nathan is a freelance filmmaker and photographer based in London. Her work has appeared in various publications including The Guardian, The Times, Mojo, NME, Dazed Digital and Les Inrockuptibles. Her most prominent work has been with Anna Calvi, creating the artwork for her debut album, shooting many of Calvi’s press shots and a number of her videos. Hit Read More and get to know Emma!
Plastic is a short film dealing with the obsession of body imageby Sandy Widyanata, a German filmmaker born to Indonesian parents and based in Sydney. Whilst Anna is preparing for a first date with Henry, a man she has secretly loved for years, everything goes wrong until she discovers the impossible – to sculpt her appearance like clay to any shape she desires.
What do nightshifts, greenhouses and the New York art scene have in common? Read our interview with Karen Schaupeter to find out. Karen is an art director, stylist and curator based in New York. Back in 1999, she founded Karen Schaupeter Creative, becoming a point of reference for clients such as Epson, Vogue, Vanity Fair. In 2010 Karen starts Ed. Varie, a gallery and bookstore with the aim to promote all forms of contemporary art and offer artists a platform to explore new concepts. Since its beginning Ed. Varie has become an anchor for emerging artists, and a home to the contemporary art community, as well as maintaining a beautiful and highly curated bookstore of limited edition art books from independent and micro-niche publishers. More after the break.
LA DÉRIVE is an art event curated by Charlotte Cheeetam taking place in Paris at Offprint, an Art Publishing fair – on November 17th. The visitors are taken through various paths within the large and rich landscape of independent publishing in art and design. As advocated by La Dérive (in English Drift) of Guy Debord, the program is built around several specific ambiances, highlighted: the main idea being to let go of expectations and habits and to just wander among pleasant encounters… With contributions by Ramaya Tegegne, Erik van der Weijde, Jan Wenzel, Postdocument, De Stihl, and Etienne Robial.
Directed by the band’s own Kyp Malone with Natalia Leite (who, as far as we can tell, is also the video’s central figure), it features a disgruntled environmental activist/TV show host who turns into an evangelist for a mysterious drug. Watch it below.
“May The Circle Remain Unbroken” was first conceived over two years ago and has been worked on tirelessly ever since. The book is being released by Morel books. Corinne Day’s photographs influenced a generation of fashion and documentary image makers. Her pictures unflinchingly documented her life and relationships with a realist snapshot aesthetic-representing a youth culture set against the glamour of fashion and avoiding fictionalisation or voyeurism. Gaining notoriety both for a scandalous photo of Kate Moss in Vogue in 1993 and for pioneering so-called “grunge” fashion photography, for a time she was exiled from the mainstream fashion media. Corinne later returned to the fashion and art world with works exhibited and collected in galleries and museums worldwide. Corinne Day died in August 2010, and in her first book since includes a series of previously un-published early works. “May The Circle Remain Unbroken” includes a cover designed by the legendary Pablo Ferro inspired by his fonts he developed of Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove”. A selection of photographs from the publication, curated by Corinne’s partner Mark Szaszy in on view at the Gimpel Fils Gallery until November 23rd.
Galleria Carla Sozzani presents an exhibition of Berenice Abbott with a discrete selection from a career that influenced the fields of portraiture, urban landscape, and innovative scientific photography. Born in Ohio in 1898 and spending her life between New York and Paris, Berenice Abbott is one of America’s most outstanding photographers of the 20th century. She fashioned an extensive body of work in a career that explored and helped to define documentary photography and photographic realism. In opposition to the Pictorialism school of Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott’s images were precise presentations of the real world — visible and invisible — with flinty exactitude and scientific precision.