Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Supreme x LV Bondi Pop-Up

Pick of pics from the Supreme x LV Bondi Pop-up Shop drop

- D.C

Monday, 13 July 2015

A Night with Khalik Allah

Previously featured photographer and videographer, Khalik Allah, has a big night in Brooklyn coming up this week.

Premiering two films Field Niggas and Khamaica, Allah is delivering his poignant vision of the real world many in his neighbourhood face every day as well as an insight into the connection he has with Jamaica.

A Night with Khalik Allah is happening this Friday the 17th July at MetroTech Commons courtesy of Rooftop Films. The night is free and open to the public. 


Saturday, 21 February 2015

Richard Avedon

Currently on exhibition at the University of Melbourne's Ian Potter Gallery, Richard Avedon has captured some of the most important and iconic people of the past few decades. His wartime photography served the foundations for his format and appeal. He has not only shot a variety of reportage but also fashion and one-on-one studio sittings. 

Richard Avedon died while on assignment in 2004. 

(Images Courtesy of the Richard Avedon Foundation)


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Spring 2015 Inspiration and Sneak Peaks

As Drake drawled on 0-100, "already got Spring 2015 poppin'"

Style.Com presents a curation of some the seeds for inspiration for the coming Spring 15' shows.

Thom Browne
Duckie Brown
Dion Lee

Public School


Images courtesy of designers via


Thursday, 24 July 2014


Indigo and Cotton go together like Britney and Justin. 

(images via STREETFSN)

(Image via Tommy Ton)

(Images via The Sartorialist)


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Jakob Wagner - Aerialscapes

Jakob Wagner presents his latest body "Aerialscapes." 
Germany Born photographer, Jakob Wagner recently graduated to fully fledged freelancer and commissioned photographer last year with works featured in such places as Wired Magazine.

Curated over five years during other projects, Jakob shot the images for "Aerialspaces" on flights across the world and further treks in Helicopters and Hot Air Balloons. 

Jakob Wagner's work is live online and available for purchase at Hauser Online

Saturday, 26 April 2014

5 Questions in 5 Minutes - Gavin Thomas

Music photography and iconography are seemingly one in the same thing. You look at a picture of say Rick 'The Boss' Ross and you think, 'you know what he is THE Boss.' A lot of hip-hop culture is basically an artist standing there saying, 'this is who I am and this is what I've got, this is MY story.' But without photographers these images don't exist. 

Without people like Gavin Thomas we can't ogle at these people. Can't rip their portraits out of magazines and cover our walls with them. We can't rip them out of magazines like VNDL, where Gavin is Editor-in-Chief.  

Gavin Thomas is a New Yorker. Born in Rochester, Gavin studied at Rochester Institute of Technology and has since been photographing the people, places and faces of New York and those that go there to find their fame and fortune. Gavin is there to help leave their iconography on the industry. His own photography has graced the pages of Elle (UK,) New York Magazine, Inked and Popcorn just to name but a few.

He's also crazy-good at double exposures and in-camera effects. His humble film photography is nothing to brush off either.

Turning the lens onto Gavin, he sat down to face the ol' "5 Questions in 5 minutes." 

D.C - Straight up I love double exposures. Do you use film and expose in camera or use digital and post-process?
G.T - Yes, I use film and expose in camera; no digital double exposures or layering in Photoshop. I typically use two or three cameras and shoot the film all the way through. Then, rewind and repeat. It’s very important to stay organized and label everything. My approach to multiple exposures is similar to painting. I build up layers upon layers; sometimes masking the lens with black tape or even a finger.

D.C - Is it a challenge to capture your subject's personality in just a studio shoot or do you find they come out of their shell pretty quickly?

G.T - Sometimes it’s a challenge, for sure. However, most of the time, people come out of their shells. It’s all about making them comfortable in front of the lens. I try to have a quick chat about either what I’m doing or briefly mention my goal. Even if we jump right into shooting I usually show a couple photos so they can see what is happening.

D.C - Proudest moment or biggest break?

G.T - When I got a phone call from AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) about shooting a story for them. They wanted me to do portraits using multiple exposures. I pretty much lost it (tears of joy) when they told me about the project and that I had to fly to five different cities across the US over the course of two weeks. My next phone call was to my parents to thank them for believing in me and supporting my dream of becoming a photographer.

D.C - Do you think having a photography background helps or hinders with a second job like E.I.C at VNDL? Or is it more of a case of the two going hand in hand, a natural progression?

G.T - In a way, the two pretty much go hand in hand. I started VNDL with very high standards for the photography/visuals. However, being the EIC comes with many more responsibilities than I could have ever anticipated. One of the benefits is that this experience has improved my ability to edit my own work.

D.C - Finally, what tracks do you blast in the studio/office and unwind to at home?

G.T - So much music is blasted. Lately, I’ve been into When Saints Go Machine, Son Lux, Thomas Azier, PAWS, Homeboy Sandman and Ancient Sky. Rob Bailey and The Hustle Standard have some great songs to listen to when working out. Overall, I probably I listen to way too much music. But it's fun to discover new bands and songs, as well as other talented artists, photographers and creatives.


Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Feature: DROME NYC

TechnoDrome, really Joshua Williams, is jumping out of his art and onto your backs with the launch of his latest project Drome NYC – a streetwear and art brand taking TechnoDrome’s pop art and making it wearable.

With a strong focus on pop culture figures (Biggie, Tu-Pac, Steve Jobs, Bill Murray ETC ETC) Drome NYC is TechnoDrome’s way of making his art accessible. In Joshua’s own words,

“Technodrome1 is creative evolution. I want to take over the world’s perception of what art is and can be.” 

“I am a creator."

DROME NYC as a brand encompasses everything from Steve Jobs and Bruce Willis Prints to Bryan Cranston iPhone covers, Kanye tee’s and Snoop Dog decks. The look and feel oozes with TechnoDrome’s pop-art cubism abstracted portraits of pop-culture icons. Got that? Basically DROME NYC takes all your childhood heroes, puts them in technicolour abstraction and then offers them up for grabs to wear or use.

I pinned down Joshua for a bit of a chat about the launch of DROME NYC  and on creating wearable art.

D.C - Is a "brand" a physical outlet for your art?

T.D - The brand is definitely a physical outlet - our manifestation of the art…
It has pretty much been my dream to keep moving forward with my work 
and life and having a way to produce things on a higher level. (Through) is the best way right now to move forward. 

D.C -  Did you always want to create tangible art for people to have and hold, to use?

T.D - I always wanted to create beautiful things. It naturally progressed into wanting to place my work on, or cover objects with it. 

D.C - Then is Drome really art? 

T.D - I don’t think it matters. 

D.C - Why do Drome now? Did you decide to take the next step or was it just an out of the blue decision?

T.D - Drome had to happen now, with a new year upon us and new ideas I needed to get (it) out of my head. Drome was the natural, obvious next step, to get the artwork off of the computer and into the world in more ways than just a print. 

D.C - How did Joshua/T.D start out in art? 

T.D - I started out in art since I started watching television - ninja turtles and other cartoons inspired me to want to create beautiful things. I always wanted to be the best at drawing, and my father was an oil painter, seeing his work early on in my life really blew my mind. 

I studied art in college but I was always destined to be involved in it since I was born. 

D.C - Who or what are your inspirations for "art?"

T.D - Warhol, Basquait, Kaws.

I think instead of calling it all " art " I think it should be described as a lifestyle.  
Art Isn’t just visual or aesthetic, it’s the way a person moves, the way someone speaks, the smell of a favorite dish. It involves all your senses. 
Art is living basically - it’s everything you or I do everything inspires me.

D.C - Is it a fascination with pop culture figures or just something for customers to recognise? 

T.D - I am deeply fascinated with pop culture in general. I think we all are to some degree, it’s unavoidable all consuming brainwash of a good time, and I like that about it.  Art is life, and pop culture is almost all about what these icons are like, we're not only fascinated with the music or movies these figures make, but what they are wearing and what they are saying, and what they do when they are not acting or raping ect. We are so interested in other peoples " lives" - what better subject to make art with then art itself. 

D.C - Do you think you could ever create a consumable museum piece? Or am I veering too far

T.D - I don’t see why not. 

D.C - Have you always been inspired by those guys (Warhol etc) and is Drome an appreciation or reaction? 

T.D - I guess I’ve always been inspired by Andy and the others from the first time I saw them, or their work. I don’t really revisit many things I’ve seen, and I’m not very familiar with the details, I just take that initial punch in the face of inspiration and store it in my subconscious for later. 

I’m just doing what feels right.