Speak of Me as I Am; Nothing Extenuate
i know we have to appease the gods for a fruitful crop, but, why me?
Photographed by Alexander Neumann
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Franz Kafka once told Czech poet and memoirist Gustav Janouch: “We photograph things in order to drive them out of our minds.” I call bullshit. I want to believe, wholeheartedly, that photography is a means of wedging ideas into the collective mindset, that it serves as a wolf whistle, bringing awareness to the unaware, giving a voice to the voiceless, […]
Premium denim brand STRÖM has a studio with a patio overlooking a street that, today, is logjammed with vintage 1950s muscle cars. The Showtime series Masters of Sex is filming next door, and members of the film crew sweep fallen palm fronds to the side, trying to make the Miracle Mile look less like Los Angeles and more like St. […]
If Hemingway drank his way out of writer’s block, and Twain imposed himself to endless insomnia, then Louisa Rose Allen, the 24-year-old breakout singer-songwriter, needs an unforeseen life event, or what she calls an “emotional car crash.” “I was going through a bit of a mental block with songwriting,” says Allen, who takes the stage name Foxes. But that block […]
Social dance has spanned many iterations of our culture, with choreographic documentation emerging in the 15th century. One such 20th century touch point, seen in R.E.M.’s “Shiny Happy People,” commences with choreography that takes cues from historical dances, utilizing ground bass; the group performing a series of simple movements in unison, R.E.M. enacting an abstract improvisation in the foreground. The […]
We were supposed to be meeting clear across town at a faux-NYC pizza joint in Beverly Hills that’s especially popular among moms and tweens post-acting class, but Michael Pitt couldn’t get a ride, so here we are instead. It’s weirdly perfect: A seedy bakery that keeps curiously late hours for Los Angeles, mangled papier-mâché balloons strung up near the ceiling […]
Autolux is a three-piece musical group from Los Angeles, California. Comprised of members Carla Azar (drums, voice), Greg Edwards (guitars, keyboards, voice), and Eugene Goreshter (bass, voice), the band is happily elusive during an era when excessive self-promotion is no longer frowned upon, but celebrated. If you are not tweeting one hundred witticisms per hour or taking multiple photographs of […]
Stylist: Sofia Odero Model: Patricia Van Der Vliet Hair: Angeliki Chasalevri Makeup: Sergio Corvacho Beauty Notes: Dewy skin mist and moisture rich silk cream by Tatcha, Liquid foundation, eyebrow shadow, and Lip Balm with OML Plus extracts by AngelÍssima. Essence absolue oil-in-cream by Shu Uemura Art of Hair.
Coachella. We braved the simmering sun, the impenetrable traffic, and lunch on the run: but it was worth it. Come nightfall, we teamed with Siwy Denim (who brought an honest-to-god volcano) and The Impossible Project (who provided their swank Silver Shade Airstream photo booth) and we set out with carousing on the mind. We sipped Tito’s Vodka, Redbull, Tiger beer, and Diabolo […]