Photos by Matheo de Bruvisso
1- "Steps" Venice - Italy 2011
2- "Bordeline" San Juan - Puerto Rico 2013
3- "The Empire" New York City - USA 2012
4- "Burnt" South of France 2012
5- "To the sky" Paris - France 2011
6- "The eye of Paris" Paris - France 2012
7- "Graveyard Shift" Paris - France 2011
8- "Impasse de la Connaissance" Venice - Italy 2011
9- "Untitled" Bréhat - France 2012
10- "The wait" Paris - France 2011
French photographer Pascal Pierrou shoots pictures of modern girls. His inspiration for the series was Andy Warhols ‘Factory’ which was popular in the 60s in New York. Pierrou imagined people of a new factory, free women, feminists, artists that would exhibit their skin, hair, tattoos and words without being ashamed.
The photographer himself describes his style as ‘clean, classical, commercial with modern stories’.
Hommage a l’art / Vlisco
The Hommage à l’Art collection honours Vlisco’s art by placing their heritage of iconic drawings in the spotlight.
These drawings were recreated into icons as gold statues in photographs inspired by Vlisco’s heritage and the women who wear Vlisco fabrics in a proud, almost regal way, as in royal portraiture.
art direction and styling: Maarten Spruyt, hair: Margot van Essen
Fait Divers, 2010.
-Did you hear this story about this 16 years old guy
who cut off the head of his grandmother and tried to burn it down
under a bridge afterwards and get caught by the police
because the cleaning lady call them because
she met the guy leaving his grandmother’s house holding a handbag?
- Well, this 16 years old guy cut off the head of his grandmother
and tried to burn it down under a bridge afterwards and get caught
by the police because the cleaning lady call them because
she met the guy leaving his grandmother’s house holding a handbag.
Toul, Bus 25
Dancing in the Dragon Jaws.
Dancing in the Dragons Jaws is Los Angeles-based photographer Thomas Alleman’s profound and nuanced body of work taken of San Francisco’s broader gay community during the mid-1980s. Working as a newspaper photographer for The Sentinel at the time, he was given the time and liberty that all sociopolitical relevant issues—including those of the present day—deserve. After shelving this work for over a decade, Alleman went back in 2009 to uncover and scan images that he’d previously overlooked.
Intermixed with images of galas, glitter, and glam are also images that show the severity of the struggle facing San Francisco’s gay community in the mid-80s. Alleman recalls, “We reported and photographed a blizzard of protests and demonstrations, vigils and marches and sit-ins, as the community struggled for social and political recognition of the crisis. But not every drumbeat was martial, of course. Often it was syncopated and disco-y, and I watched countless partiers dance to it with a shimmy and a bounce, and with life-affirming joy. While many of the pictures demonstrate a community in lamentation, many others are about anger and resolve, and most are about love and life. And disco and drag.”
Because of this range in depiction, because of the patience shown for the fight, because of the far-reaching concern shown for one another—whether dressed in a suit or in drag—Alleman shows us a human issue, not just an LGBT one. Therein lies this collection’s heart. Furthermore, Alleman reminds us of “that moment in our social history—so long ago, and so very recent—when the first wave of the AIDS epidemic crashed onto one of our country’s most vibrant neighborhoods. And, while that tribe convulsed with well-earned fear, heartbreak and anger, some still found the courage and the will to celebrate the dream of life they’d come to San Francisco for, and they danced in the dragon’s jaws.”
Taking the concept of death photographer Tiago Costa and set designer Inês Ferreira created this series he called, “Fiction Killed Reality”, where he staged 4 kinds of deaths.
These visuals are a great social commentary on how modern times have shifted the landscape by touching on death of nature by the industrialization, poisoning by drugs, the struggle of with weight and our image , and the death of youth.
1. Tony Ray-Jones. Beachy Head Tripper Boat, 1967
2. Tony Ray-Jones. Beauty contestants, Southport, Merseyside, 1967
3. Tony Ray-Jones. Brighton Beach, West Sussex, 1966
4. Tony Ray-Jones. Eastbourne Carnival, 1967
5. Tony Ray-Jones. Glyndebourne, 1967
6. Martin Parr. Tom Greenwood cleaning, 1976. © Martin Parr/ Magnum
7. Tony Ray-Jones. Blackpool, 1968
8. Tony Ray-Jones.Dickens Festival, Broadstairs, c. 1967. © National Media Museum