Photo Diary | Magic Island

by Morgan Vickery

Emma Czerny, a Berlin-based pop artist performing under the pseudonym Magic Island, is having a busy summer around the release of Warm Heaven, her newest EP. Currently traveling and performing around Europe, she is scheduled to do a special installation/performance at the Pop-Kultur festival in Berlin later in August.

Journeying over the lands between Greece, Berlin and London, she kept a visual diary for Flaunt, starting with the Syros in Greece — a magic island of a different kind where the artist played a few shows. 

Here is the lead-in from Magic Island herself: “I'm based in Berlin but am usually out of the city 1-2 weeks per month, lots of traveling, either for shows and tour, my other job, friends and lovers.... here is a small collection of these moments.”

First stop on my Greece tour, Syros! I played at the  Syros International Film Festival  where artist accommodation was in an old Monastery. View from the bell tower <3

First stop on my Greece tour, Syros! I played at the Syros International Film Festival where artist accommodation was in an old Monastery. View from the bell tower <3

Living space, fit for a princess.

Living space, fit for a princess.

Nighttime view from the bell tower ;)

Nighttime view from the bell tower ;)

The daily walk from town back to the Monastery, thousands of steps. Good for the work out routine :)

The daily walk from town back to the Monastery, thousands of steps. Good for the work out routine :)

One of many Freddo Espresso with my friend and video maker John Michael well deserved after the long walk down hill.

One of many Freddo Espresso with my friend and video maker John Michael well deserved after the long walk down hill.

Back in Berlin, live on DeutschlandFunk Radio. We had a chat and I played Easy Babe on the piano, solo.

Back in Berlin, live on DeutschlandFunk Radio. We had a chat and I played Easy Babe on the piano, solo.

Poster of me performing from a show in London on my friends wall &lt;3

Poster of me performing from a show in London on my friends wall <3

The best thing about Berlin is the creative community using unique spaces for shows, performances or exhibitions. The above is artist Wieland Schönefelder featured at an exhibition curated by Julian Jakob-Kneer in a BDSM club in Neukölln.

The best thing about Berlin is the creative community using unique spaces for shows, performances or exhibitions. The above is artist Wieland Schönefelder featured at an exhibition curated by Julian Jakob-Kneer in a BDSM club in Neukölln.

Helped some friends on a photoshoot for  Gruppe Magazine , much fun was had. Featuring Hair Dresser  Dushan Petrovich .

Helped some friends on a photoshoot for Gruppe Magazine, much fun was had. Featuring Hair Dresser Dushan Petrovich.

Everyone wanted the wigs. Featuring Photographer  Joseph Kadow .

Everyone wanted the wigs. Featuring Photographer Joseph Kadow.


Written by: Valerie Stepanova