mega mail found me at the INDIE office. the brooklyn based photographer ebru yildiz created a large-sized black & white zine together with art director and designer yeliz secerli. flicking through the energetic images you quickly find out that ebru shot them all – yeah yeah yeahs, pulp, the kills, liars, girls, warpaint, tv on the radio, the horrors, sonic youth, ratat, azealia banks...
what's your favourite club in new york at the moment?
definitely bowery ballroom. it is just the perfect place to see a show, it has great sound and a good vibe.
which band that you've photographed had the highest energy level on stage?
am always amazed with the different qualities of each band's energy on
stage. I guess it kind of changes according to your interpretation of
that energy. for that reason, it is incredibly difficult for me to pick
just one. I saw Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds recently for the
first time, and I could not get over it for days. my mind was blown. but
their energy is completely different than Iggy Pop's incredibly raw energy on stage, how he does is beyond my comprehension. and there is of course Thee Oh Sees. their live shows have some sort of madness to them that is unlike anything else I've experienced. Ty Segall's live shows are super high energy in their own way and Shilpa Ray
has also different type of intensity and energy. her voice has that
mesmerizing intense quality. and for sure, I can't really end this list
without mentioning one of my favorite NYC bands – A Place To Bury Strangers. you literally feel their music and energy vibrate in your bones during their live shows!
what is the craziest thing that happened to you while a shoot?
just recently I was shooting this canadian band called Metz.
people mosh like crazy during their live shows. I am not sure what
happened exactly but I think the bass player hit himself with his bass
and split open his forehead. it was unreal, I have never seen anyone
bleed so profusely. his blood was gushing out all over the place. it
definitely helped to make good photos, but when I got home, I realized my
lens and camera had blood all over! ah, also there is always the story
of me breaking 3 front teeth and fracturing my upper jaw at a show! but
let me leave it at that, cause it sounds better without the details.
girl scouts, photographers, designers, musicians, poets and rangers,
we want your bears, your shacks, your mushrooms or whatever comes to your
mind when you think about the great outdoors. send your submissions to email@example.com and be part of a survival kit inspired project that
will celebrate its release with an art show somewhere deep in the austrian woods.
cooler magazine was reproached to promote sexism and anorexia with an image that I posted as well. pictures like this are one of many reasons why I started smile at your sister. the world is not just perfectly retouched and well floodlighted. fortunately it's pure and artistic.
summer time is road trip time! billabong and photographer and multi-media artist diane sagnier take us on a journey that brings us straight into the beating heart of summer. it's this magic place where life's less ordinary and where we duck dive into the bright blue sea.
every unforgettable road trip has at least one unforgettable song.
it was end of last year when I've been to an art show at the adhoc pad that was run by wald und schwert, a project by frau isa and her fiancé oliver toman. since then I catch a whispering of the woods in form of one of frau isa's fairy paintings that carries her nostalgic characters and love of adventure in my place. read on and get to know more about the recurring themes of her light-hearted work.
when it comes to describing my work I often use the word "fairy-tale". it is the best way to describe my idea of using dark content in my paintings to let them live. I try to get the mood of fairy-tales into my work but not the story itself.
Vienna is the place to be for me. I love the air of the city, it is very inspiring. I'm living here since 2005 and it turned out to be the center of my life pretty fast. I love traveling but I'm always glad to be home again.
thing I miss in Vienna is the possibility to run into the woods
spontaneously and being outside without getting in the car or on the
train first. I grew up literally in the woods, my parents bought a house
next to a forest when I was born. as a kid it was simply amazing to be
outside and play till the sun goes down. now me and my fiancé are trying
to be in natural surroundings as often as we can. this helps to push
the energy-level up up up.
since I was a kid I always wanted to live in another era, nearly in every age, but not in this very time. nowadays all is so fast and nothing is special anymore. but I guess past times are not that romantic as they seem. maybe that's the reason why I collect things from the past, be it clothes, teacups, jewelry or furniture. I built my own era including internet and iPhones and stuff.
my work is all about characters. I just can't imagine a world without mine. I invented them when I started doing graffiti as a teenager and since then they grew up with me. they became more detailed, cause I learned how to paint better, they were getting more serious, cause I got older and not that childish anymore (at least not all the time) and so they are evolving with me. and my idea of painting, it changes all the time, but slowly and smooth.
frau isa is a vienna based artist and illustrator who makes amongst many other things the most beautiful wedding cards.
hailing from the skateboard and punk scene sergej vutuc initiated many different art projects like running a gallery and publishing zines. "painful reminder" is his latest marvel. sergej just moved to new york where he lives concrete dreams.
"ola para siempre" were the words of welcome of Sina Mejias' little brother on her short return after she had left her country Venezuela. now living at the Gold Coast she sews custom-made surfboard covers and creats super cute playing tents for kids.
my favourite hiding-place was under my mom and dad's bed.
what do you miss about Venezuela and what's just unbeatable at the Gold Coast?
what I miss the most is the food. man... that food is good... so rich and tasty... mmmmmm! the Gold Coast is a nice place. I guess the best thing about the Coast is its peacefulness and beautiful beaches.
what's your favourite book for a lay day at the beach?
any book is good for a lay day at the beach, specially when your boyfriend is a surfer and spend a lot of time in the water.
in the past few weeks we've scanned and projected the future to Monki's technology issue at plastic media.
besides a shooting with bonnie strange and beautifully illustrated geometrical forms floating in vast landscapes by hvass&hannibal you might especially be into the ultimate survivor's guide photographed by berta pfirsich.
after dealing a few times with the topic of design for a social impact serendipity and a bus ride to the airport has brought me closer to this particular task. graphic design is more than glossy magazines and fancy book covers – well, although I would never want to miss them.
not only that I love nothing more than big white tees in summer and the fact that looky looky x cleptomanicx's collection has a weird and scandinavian sounding title, it's also photographed by kate bellm. after she had photographed a super great story for INDIE magazine some time ago she has sent me her self-made zine rockers and it so rocks.
Margaux Arramon-Tucoo draws her incredible fine lines in the water just as skilful as on paper. the curly headed french surfer and artist leaves her traces in many different parts of the world where she uses to call more than just one place home. her love of nature and her creative upbringing make her a fleet-footed and grand girl that strikes with grace and endowment.
where are you and what are you up to these days?
the moment I am in France with my family. in a few
days I am gonna fly to Morocco to surf and to visit my second home. I'm pretty busy traveling this year, it is exciting.
your heart beats for surfing as well as for art. what is it that you got into both equally?
they balance my mind. they keep me happy and busy and they both go hand in hand so well.
your drawings feel very pure and direct with their subtle geometrical forms. would you say that you are reflecting this attributes as well?
I probably draw
what I feel just at that moment or sometimes my drawings reflect something that I've felt in the past. either way they are definitely direct lines from my mind.
I've discovered a beautiful zineyou've contributed to that was created by Lauren Hill and Dave Rastovich. would you like to tell us more about it?
was staying with Lauren and David while I was in Australia two years
ago. I did some art on the rocks at their farm over there. Lauren
asked me if I would like to be part of their zine and of course I said
yes. they are so pure and have a lot of good projects.
when you are surfing it seems that you are cherishing every
little wave with your toes on the nose. do you always prefer longboards to
I started with longboarding because I've
always enjoyed smaller waves. last year I got into riding mid length
and shorter boards that my shapers made for me. they have a pretty classic surf shape and I have a lot of fun with them.
do you remember the first time when you got a wave?
yes! it was down my house with my dad. I remember standing up on the first one and since then I wanted more and more for sure!
usually put on my wetsuit at home, I listen to some music and I stretch a
little. I have to carry my board from the
garden all the way through my house which is a little sketchy. and then I run down the hundred stairs
of my home spot before I get into the water.
many people and brands collaborate with you. how
do you feel about this attention and support?
I feel so grateful for what people have done for me and at the same time I am a little anxious sometimes about what's next. everything is
always so quick. like when I get to know that I'm
gonna go far away for a month two weeks before and that I have to produce art for this. you
learn how to adapt yourself to a lot of different situations. and I
think that's how I learn to collaborate with different people.
you spend a lot of time in california. what's the best thing that you take with you from being there?
my friends and my life that I have there and the waves that I get everytime!
which surfers and artists have influenced you the most?
Kassia Meador has influenced my surfing and took me under her wings very early. I got to do and to see a lot of things because of her.
and all the
artist I've met until now and the ones I'll meet in the future. everyone who is happy and positive because he does what he loves and shares this with other people.
please finish following sentences
when I am surfing... I get in another world
when I am drawing... I love the solitary I find
when I am traveling... I meet incredible minds
illustrator Malika Favre teamed up with volcom
for the second time and they more than excited about the creation of their bold and strong
spring collection. Malika let us be longing for sunbeams by joining the
sophistication of Paris and the fun of London while she's spiriting off girls
behind architectural patterns on waving dresses, jumpsuits and shirts.
to put an end to Malika playing hide and seek just jump over to volcomunity and get to know what it's all about Paris and London and how sophisticated she's herself. and please don't miss to check her website, seriously.
here's an extract of jovana's definitions of her inscrutable chain of thoughts.
astloch kann man durchschauen brust brüste sind auch planeten, nur näher freiheit ist einfach nur ein wort josef mit dir möchte ich mich nicht unterhalten muse du musst nicht nackt sein, aber bitte sei bei mir gipfel siehe auch: wipfel
to be able to get to know more about wipfel you need to order jovana's zine.
hej, I'm Dani and I'm art director of some shamazing fashion magazines. I'm based in Vienna and wherever my boards and desires take me.
smile at your sister is for those who are into design and who like to sleep down by the fire side, climb on trees and who love to leave the goddamn city behind them as often as they can. it's about the good things.