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Monthly Archives: April 2012
Photography by Fabien Baron
‘Good morning music’ for the week!
Monday Little Dragon-Little Man
Thursday Arthur Russell-Walk on the Moon
Friday Guerre Froide-Ersatz
Saturday Two Door Cinema Club-What you Know
Sunday Nicolas Jaar-And I say (Feat. Scout Larue and Will Epstein)
“The first major photography exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery since 2001. This exhibition comes at a time when the world of photography is going through one of its richest and also most complicated moments. Millions of images are being uploaded onto the internet every day making available more visual stimuli than ever before; old ideas about ’professional’ and ‘amateur’ photographers are being upturned. Against the backdrop of this new world of the photographic image, Out of Focus brings together 38 artists from all over the world. They have shared concerns – the body and gender tensions, mind and memory, a sense of place and home, the face, bonds of family, friends, tribes and other subcultures – but display a huge range of approaches from classic documentary photography to the reworking of found images, from capturing collaborative performances to photographs of three-dimensional assemblages themselves made out of photographs.”
pop.see.cul : Can you tell us a bit about your background?
Lasse Dearman : I’m half Danish half English, but I’ve lived in Denmark all my life, except one year in which I stayed in london. I’ve been studying photography at the Danish School of Journalism and Media.
pop.see.cul : Where do you usually get your inspiration from?
Lasse Dearman : It really depends on what kind of shoot I’m doing. I do fashion editorials, band portraits, and lately I’ve been doing a lot of documentary projects. I spend hours finding new photographers, the ones I find inspiring I’ll put on my photography blog – http://deliveranceblog.tumblr.com. Also watching a lot of films can be really inspiring, finding a new subject or trying to capture whatever I’m shooting in a new or different way that I’m use to. I love Werner Herzog documentary films. Sometimes I just get inspired by the people I meet.
pop.see.cul : Did you always want to be a photographer?
Lasse Dearman : No, I’ve never really thought of what I wanted to be. I’ve always just done whatever I felt like; whatever felt right, if that makes sense. In the past 5 years I’ve been photographing things I’m passionate about.
pop.see.cul : What is your typical day like?
Lasse Dearman : At the moment I’m studying so I usually go to school, or get a school assingment, if that’s the case I’ll be out photographing. When I come home I’ll either hang out with friends or be on the internet. I spend alot time on the internet.
pop.see.cul : What are your plans for the future?
Lasse Dearman : Keep developing my photography, hopefully get better. I’d love to work more on my blog and maybe get some sort of publishing platform started. I’m also working on a zine which I’m also excited about.
pop.see.cul : How would you describe your work in general?
Lasse Dearman : Hmm I don’t know! Some people has said my photos were honest and raw, and I guess that’s what I want my photography to be like.
pop.see.cul : What does ‘photography’ mean to you? Do you always have your camera by your side?
Lasse Dearman : I don’t have it on me at ALL times, but I usually bring it when I go out during weekends, or if I’m going to events. Photography means a lot to me, I spend all my money on cameras or photobooks, all my time either photographing, studying photography in school or looking at other people’s photos online.
pop.see.cul : Who are your favorite photographers?
Lasse Dearman : At the moment, I like the work of Nick Haymes, Danny Lyon ( especially bikeriders ), David Richardson and Joseph Szabo. The list is long !!
pop.see.cul : Favorite films?
Lasse Dearman : Enter the Void, Ken Park, Land of Silence and Darkness, Gummo, Ghost World, Kes. I just watched Cruising the other day, that was quite good as well.
pop.see.cul : Any advice for young artists?
Lasse Dearman : Don’t wait for anything to happen, DIY!
pop.see.cul : Famous last words?
Lasse Dearman : Thanks for putting me on the blog!
Whether angel or devil, Kate Moss beguiles in any guise.(Cover) “Good” Kate Moss wears Vera Wang’s silk lace dress. Erdem habit; Early Halloween vintage lace. “Bad” Kate Moss wears Gucci’s silk georgette dress. Freire flower.
The protagonists of Walter Pfeiffer and Robbie Spencer gave their thoughts on the Dazed and Confused’s East London debate in the magazine’s May issue. Here is the crazy photoshoot from the magazine and the “East London people”.
Dazed and Confused recently published an East London article, mapping the changes the area has gone through in the last 15 years. Here is our own East London story. For us, the most obvious speciality of the area is that how it effects artists’, photographers’, designers’, musicians’ work. But it goes deeper than that. East London is such a unique place that, once it’s under your skin, it probably affects anything you do. You’re constantly surrounded with creative, young, talented people and amazing Banksy graffitis! People are more free in terms of what they wear, say, do and even smoke. There are so many different restaurants, bars, pubs for every taste. The rents are getting higher and higher though, and this means all the people who made the area so interesting and buzzy might have to move further. This is quite worrying for the future of the area. Another reason to love East London is it’s cocktail bars. Here is a list that was given to us by the talented bartender of 41 Degrees (Albert Adrià’s legendary cocktail and snack bar in Barcelona): Nightjar, 69 Colebrook Row, Casita, Barrio North , Lounge Bohemia. All of these cocktail bars are around Angel/ Old Street. Click on the names to get more info.
Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Demet Muftuoğlu Eşeli & Alphan Eşeli proudly present EPEKTASIS, Nicolas Pol’s first solo exhibition in Turkey. Presented in the Süha Fazlı Han, a 150 year-old mercantile building in the historic district of Karaköy, Istanbul, the exhibition will feature a selection of large-scale paintings by the Paris-based artist.
The opening reception for the exhibition will take place from 6PM to 8PM on Wednesday, April 26, 2012 in the ISTANBUL’74 gallery space.
Save the date and see you there!
‘For his debut exhibition in Istanbul, Pol explores the concept of epektasis, the philosophy of personal extension from the ancient Turkish theologian, Gregory of Nyssa, but with his usual impish irreverence, his paintings reveal a twist on the original religious meaning to incorporate the French derivation épectase, an orgasmic death. The result is an intense collection of paintings filled with sensory exploration catapulting its subjects and onlookers into a participatory whirlwind of pleasure, introspection and suffering. Part religious icon painting, part brothel, Pol’s EPEKTASIS yields imagery of high fashioned demons, faux corporations, reductive physics and wanton whores. Pol puts forth sarcastic and sadistic observations on theology, iconography, and popular culture as he interweaves high and low culture into a bloodied frenzy.’