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The Shadows in Fairytales

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On a weekend trip back home to Lisbon, my dad and I decided to drive up to Sintra to visit a particular monument that people usually miss, since it’s nestled between several other major ones – Palacio da Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros and Convento dos Capuchos to name a few. This one is very small and, as most small monuments in the forest are, it’s also incredibly pretty. It’s called the Chalet da Condessa – translated roughly, The […]

The Ghosts of Romans

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Took me a while, but finally publishing the black and white 35mm photographs I took on my trip to Ostia Antica, an amazing archaeological site a short drive away from Rome. On one hand, I wish I’d used colour film to capture how breathtaking and well-conserved the frescoed walls and mosaics are, but on the other hand I always prefer black and white when visiting ‘touristic’ sites, especially those that deal with the past – cemeteries, […]

LUNETA Magazine – Issue One Online

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It’s finally here! The first issue of LUNETA Magazine, produced by me for my Bachelor’s Degree final thesis project, is now uploaded as an .epub and can be both viewable online and downloadable. Only a small number of printed copies were available once I finished this project, since cost of print was quite high, but I’m quite proud of it and really wanted to put it out there on the web for everyone to see. It […]

Artist Spotlight: Michael Carson

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From the Richard J. Demato Gallery website: My work is almost always figurative. It’s just what I find most interesting. And challenging. […] I paint people because I have always had a serious addiction to watching people. I try to get that feel in my paintings. As if I am just watching people doing everyday things in my work. I love the subtle ways that a single brush stroke can create such subtleties in facial […]

Artist Spotlight: MALO

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If you’ve been following me for a while, you might have noticed I absolutely love art with dark or unsettling undertones. (or, you know, just outright creepy things) MALO is a Nuremberg-based artist with an amazing CV, having worked for companies like Activision and Intel and producing concept art for film and book projects. He posts mind-blowing art almost daily on his blog, which you can visit [ HERE ]. I’ve been going through it […]

Hermès & Olivia Bee

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18-year-old photographer and blogger Olivia Bee has an amazing creative soul. Browsing through her work is like watching a fairytale happen right before your eyes. Her photos are something like old-time fables but with a modern, fresh and sometimes irreverent charm. Forest lights, tousled pink hair, babydoll dresses, balloons and an eerie, dreamy quality that both detaches you from reality and sends you right into an innocent girl’s mind. Olivia Bee has developed her own […]

Artist Spotlight: Fabio Selvatici

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Born in Ferrara, Italy, in 1987, Fabio Selvatici has been working in graphic arts since he was only 13 as a freelancer. Unbelievably enough, he is self-taught. Although his incredibly surrealistic images may appear to be ultra-realist paintings, they are in fact intricately beautiful photo-manipulations.  After a few years of freelancing, Selvatici turned to web design and doing commercial projects on a national level. In 2010, he decided to marry his artistic sensibility to his technical skills with […]

Helmut Newton at the Grand Palais

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“Some people’s photography is an art. Mine is not. If they happen to be exhibited in a gallery or a museum, that’s fine. But that’s not why I do them. I’m a gun for hire.” I’ve been to Paris twice in the month of June and both times I went to see the Helmut Newton retrospective held at the Grand Palais. Supposedly ending on June 17th, the exhibition has been extended onto July 31st which gave me the chance to […]

Leslie David

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Even if you don’t know her by name, you’ve probably seen Leslie David‘s work sometime in your life. A graphic designer, art director and illustrator, Leslie specializes in brand image and graphic design for fashion brands and culture. Her work can be seen in magazines, album covers, packaging designs, lookbooks and more.        Art direction for SS2012 lookbook for Maison Michel, photographs by Karl Lagerfeld    Packaging design for Givenchy Makeup, Fall 2012            […]