Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up.
We, at Witness This, strive to support artists (be it photographers, painters, directors, DJs, Singer/Songwriters, etc.) and introduce you; the readers, our friends, our collaborators and our inspiration, to the other genius minds out there. We come across some of the most talented people, and while doing so, we found two inspiring young women who completely embody the idea of supporting read more >
Being from Berlin, I am well aware of Marc Houle. He’s a staple in our music culture and in my opinion, completely underrated. So, when I heard that Lindsay was interviewing him, I was stoked to be able to experience his live show, something I’d heard about but never witnessed. His career goes back to the analog days of electronic music, which is exciting because he was an integral part of the foundation of the genre read more >
This series is a collection of black and white photographs from this past summer all taken within the confines of California (Baja California included) using various cameras. The images are meant to be a contrast to the saturated colors (golden rays, warm nights and glowing beach bodies) that are often synonymous with summer. It serves as a continuation and visual response to a post from two seasons ago titled California Winter in Black and White.
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words by Kari Hendrick photos by Iain Mckell
Stemming from the movement of the 60′s and 70′s (like all good things do), a group of hybrid hippie-punks started roaming the English countryside, hopping between festivals and coming together in likeminded communities of free radical thinkers. These young rebels abandoned the city for the country, meandering about in elaborately decorated horse drawn carriages. In 1985, photographer Iain McKell joined these nomadic craftsman for ten years on read more >
photos and words by Dersu Rhodes
Branding yourself can be a daunting task. For me, it’s taken years to finally sit down and design a type mark for myself, create an identity, and get business cards printed. Since I have moved to Venice, I promised myself that I would collaborate with the people around me in this new neighborhood and hearing about Sue Kaplan and The Garlow Studio from a friend, I reached read more >
Jory photographs everyone from his friends, to actors, to musicians. Chances are if you live in LA, or listen to music, or like stalking celebs, you’ve seen his work. The thing is about Jory, is that his photos of these types of people don’t feel flat or dull like the majority of celebrity photographers. I feel personality in his portraits and energy in his lifestyles. California looks alive and exciting and thanks to Jory, I felt inspired to read more >
Image courtesy of Beau Partlow
Kenji Rodrίguez Tanamachi is reinventing how we experience live music. Kenji, aka ‘Kenzoysauce’, doesn’t read music, he doesn’t play the guitar or the piano or any traditional ‘musical’ instrument yet he plays in Vancouver’s Bear Mountain, functioning in exactly the same way that his band members next to him do on stage. He’s dedicated to bringing the visuals as a core component of the show and showcasing the read more >
Stopped in my tracks by the first print featured here by Carin Wester, I couldn’t help but feature this latest line. Carin is Sweden based, and has won several prestigious awards over the last few years. We see a stunning array of fabrics and cuts, with some interesting textures tied into the silhouettes. A fantastic blend of classic high-fashion and practical winter wear make this line more interesting than most winter releases I’ve seen. See more and shopread more >
Seeing Agathe Philbe’s work for the first time feels like discovering a long lost photo journal. Even without knowing the characters, it’s easy to feel invested in the stories that unfold with each image. This series was shot for the french magazine L’Imparfaite. See more of Agathe’s work on her site here.
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Nicolas Jaar, you’ve done it again. Three years since his breakthrough album Space is Only Noise, Jaar has teamed up with Dave Harrington and following their remix of Random Access Memories in its entirety, the duo have recently released their new album Psychic under the name “Darkside”. A dedicated fan of Jaar’s previous work, I can only bask in the combined creativity of Jaar and Harrison – the power of collaboration in read more >