Publishing House Amsterdam Berlin
Directed by Moritz Grub
Director of Photography Kevin Klein
Production Amsterdam Berlin
Post Production Paul Schwabe Digital Production
Featuring Frank Künster
McQ and Whitelies Magazine invited to celebrate the launch of McQ Swallow at Voo Store. Thanks to everyone for coming. Special thanks to Warp Records and Our/Berlin Vodka for the incredible support.
Photography Francesco Brigida / asgparis
Styling Gaelle Bon / asgparis
Models Tamy Glauser / Next Model London,
Juliette Topalian / The Face
& Joelle Berckmans
Hair Kazuko Kitaoka / asgparis
Make-Up Megumi Zlatoff / asgparis
Casting Rebecca Knox
Assistant Photography Fanny Kara
Assistant Styling Pauline Moreira
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To sum up a few facts: Paul Kremer, born in 1971, Chicago, Illinois, lives and works in Houston, Texas. Known for: Paintings (great ones). Co-founder of „I Love You Baby”, founder of „Great Art in Ugly Rooms”. Kremer’s ingenious work cleverly blurs the line between abstraction and representation - a result that feels like one big optical puzzle. With everything he does, one could say Kremer simply emphasizes the importance artists play in injecting vitality into the world we live in, and he does it in a superb, satirical and amusing way. GAiUR is just a smart and erudite move. In a very cheeky manner, Kremer plays with the idea of how we view art, and how art interacts with space - questioning from a psychological perspective how surroundings (can) effect the impactfulness of art works - does art frame a room, or does the room frame art?
„Eye eat you” is a theatre of desire - a delicately provocative manifestation of sexual appetite. The audience is the protagonist, navigating visions between fragments of over-stimulated reality, gluttonous to view just for the pleasure of it. „Eye eat you” explores the physicality of natural shapes, showcasing a range of textures that beg to be consumed.
Photographs by Pola Esther eternalize moments of bizarre erotic initiation where a sensual transformation is locked within the frame. She playfully teases excitement out of her subjects but postpones the ultimate gratification of culmination. In the end the physical sensations must be visually consumed by the viewer.
Minimalism. Refinement. Legacy. With its clean, decisive lines and legendary German build-quality, a LOEWE television is more than just a living statement - it’s a better way to see.
Photography Max D’osorgna
„Jámis Ja Háldit” (Ghosts & Spirits) is a series shot in Lapland, the largest and northernmost region of Finland. In the Finnish popular traditions, Lapland still represents something very mysterious. This myth is often associated with ancient Sami beliefs, a tribe from the Great North who remains today the last indigenous people in Europe.
In the Sami mythology, everything on earth has a soul, thus every thing or every being owns its own story. Several hundreds of kilometers above the Arctic polar circle, Camille Lévêque tried to capture the essence of this land, where majestic landscapes and ancient rites blend in a mystical ballet at the border of esotericism.
„Escapism preserves our sanity when the ever-increasing complexity and pace of modern life becomes too much.” - From Fennel Hudson, Wild Car, Fennel’s Journal No. 4
Travel photography captures the essence of what it means to see things with a calm and open mind. Moreover, it conserves the emotion of that very specific moment and place when taking the picture. To lose oneself in those pictures - whereever and whenever - is one perfect way to escape the daily hazards for some momentary bliss. In this installation all these precious moments and places are projected onto the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star - itself an object to project dreams and memories on.
Concept & Realisation WHITELIES Agency
Photography & Projections Stefan Dotter
Production Design Lucas Christiansen
Vancouver-based rapper and visual artist, Tommy Genesis, is music’s latest female rap sensation. Like many before her, she utilised the internet to get her music heard but she was soon discovered by Atlanta’s cult rap king Father, who signed her to his experimental record label, Awful Records. She broke through with her first official album release „World Vision”. Sharp, provocative lyrics paired with a distinctive Harajuku schoolgirl style won the hearts of every kinky teenager and soundcloud nerd. Now her much anticipated second album „World Vision 2” is set to be released this year. Whitelies Magazine reached out to Tommy Genesis to find out what we can expect from her.
Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina, twin sisters Vera and Olivera Capara spent their childhood and much of their youth in Germany. They moved to Antwerp to study fashion at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, and then they started their own brand Capara. They distinguished themselves by experimenting fearlessly with shape, proportion and bold colour. Drawing on earlier experiences working at fashion power-houses such as Dries Van Noten and Maison Martin Margelia, their high-end tailoring interwoven with art references provoked surprise and critical enthusiasm, especially in recent seasons. We reached out to Capara to learn more about their ideas and processes.
Describing Kremer’s work one could say „distorted and disfigured images, massacre of previously totally realistic pictures now looking a bit grotesque” - but in such a humorous way you just want to high-five him. Kremer is gruesomely funny in his work but not all would agree, most notably: Donald Trump (those are my assumptions regarding what happened). If you don’t know what I am talking about, here’s a little recap: Kremer was recently banned from Instagram of what seems to be a political reason - as he was „caught” playing around with images of American presidential candidates (Trump in particular) a bit too excessively. Of course I am not putting a total blame on Mr. Donald Duck himself, but this somehow smells like a hurt ego, even though Trump once said: „You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media writes as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass.” - and he kind of has a semi youngish Slovenian ass back home and was still bothered with Kremer’s work.
Power. Enthusiasm. Simplicity. The LOEWE speaker 2go is the perfect accessoire in a minimalistic bohemian setting. No wires necessary. Optimal voice clarity. Aluminium housing at it’s best. A highly functional companion who blends right into a modern lifestyle.
Photography Stefan Dotter
The Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war. Our initial values are getting compromised on a daily basis, it’s nearly impossible to not get involved with something morally vague. The systems we invented in good faith to bring humanity a step forward have gotten out of control and are turning against us with intense speed and pressure. To quote The Shawshank Redemption - „The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry.”
In our third issue we are incredibly happy to give you the opportunity to read the words of Geoffrey B. Small, the avant-gardist and Recycling Fashion pioneer. We talk to Iris Van Herpen on her approach to artisanry and how to use modern day technology to enhance craftmanship, photographer Sébran D’Argent takes us on a journey to Ladakh and we call artist Paul Kremer fat.
Contributors & Contents
Sébran D’Argent, Geoffrey B. Small, Victor Kruit, Marius Uhlig, Paul Maximilian Schlosser, Leon Emanuel Blanck, Max Dorsogna, Chloé Le Drezen, Pierre-Alexandre Fillaire, Alexander Graeser, Kamilla Richter, Till Janz, Gary David Moore, Lucas Christiansen, Ingo Nahrwold, Pierre-Ange Carlotti, Erik Raynal, Rebekah Campbell, Esther & Dimitrios Tsatsas, Pola Esther, Elise Gallant
Size: 220 x 290
Printed in Berlin, Germany