Julian Besson, a passionate photographer mainly based in Paris, captured the hectic streets and lives of New York. His series ‘Kids from the Hood’ revolves around representations of bike kids in Rivington St. His work reveals a certain level of trust between him and his subjects. His subjects sit confidently on their bikes, a sense of pride is present in every facial expression and every body posture. A pride that arises in the comfort of belonging to an identity beyond oneself, an identity shared through friendship and the act of biking. Julian often captures themes of youth in his photographic projects stating that, he wanted to capture the ‘Youthful vibe’ inherent to the city. When asked about his choice to shoot his series in black and white, he responds that he loves the timeless feeling it creates. And that black and white functions partially as an ode to the New York of the 80’s and the emergence of hip hop culture. ‘Kids fro...
Zarina Nares is a singer and model based in Los Angeles, with undeniable talent. Her work is imbued in what could be described as a sweet sadness. Simple jazzy and bluesy riffs make way for the powerful yet subtle sounds of her voice, instilling her music with a youthful yet matured charm. Aserica had the pleasure to ask her a few questions about her personal background and her creative process.
XP: Where were you born? Where did you grow up?
ZN: I was born and raised in Tribeca, New York City.
XP: What was your favourite thing to do as a kid?
ZN: My older sister and I would put on talent shows or “fashion shows” (layering halloween costumes and bed sheets) in our homemade living room theater (a window seat with a thick curtain in front of it). When my parent’s friends would come over I would sit by the piano and start playing and singing (I’m sure dreadful) songs I wrote about whatever was going on in my...
Conceptual Lo-Fi Fashion.SOUND
Тинереце.raw is a conceptual lo-fi photo project which aims to embody the spirit of contemporary youth culture. It is produced in Chisinau, Moldova. The name is derived from the Romanian word “tinerete”, meaning youthfulness. «тинереце» is the Moldavian adaptation of the word - springing out of the Cyrillic alphabet and used before 1991 specifically for Romanian words.
The conceptual driving force behind the project is the ambition to show new aesthetic senses and ideals. The project establishes connections between Soviet Architecture, vintage and contemporary sportswear and the habits of the new generation, who shape their own identity by appropriating world fashion trends while mixing them with territorial features unique to their region.
Тинереце.raw is the first project in the brand family Тинереце. All photos are staged in Chisinau, Moldova and taken between April and June 2018....
here, and only now. We produce our blend of newly-shot original interviews, film footage, portraits of artists and talents. We focus most on singularity, significant individual works and exhibitions, provocative ideas, and biographical material. We want to be there when it happens - and of course we want to be there first.
Nikita Erphène Takes us on a journey inside a Datcha, nowadays middle class's holiday escapes in modern day Russia.