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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 >

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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 Lee Cordy Photography

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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Awhile back we posted on an album that was blowing our minds, The Waiting Room by Lusine. Months later, it’s still on heavy rotation. We talked to the mastermind behind the moniker, Jeff McIlwain and his wife/vocalist Sarah McIlwain to learn more about this album and hear about their tour. He was even kind enough to send us some shots from the road.

Photo by Sarah McIlwain

photo by Jeff McIlwain
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words and interview by Dersu Rhodes
Efterklang’s Black Summer official music video released this morning. I spoke with Director Kevan Funk, and Cinematographer Benjamin Loeb about the video and of their craft.
Ben and Kevan together are responsible for some of the most inspiring, moving, powerful storytelling I have seen this year. Both currently based out of Vancouver, their narrative quest leads them around the world working beyond the confines read more >