Monday, 21 January 2019

Cosmo's Midnight

[First published in Forte Magazine #706]

Cosmo’s Midnight are holed up in the Blue Mountains when our call finally connects over WiFi. They don’t have any phone reception, but the seclusion is much needed. They’re finishing up new music. Patrick Liney, one brother of the production-duo Cosmo’s Midnight, admits he gets hopelessly distracted.

“That’s something that really holds me back. I get distracted pretty easily, if I can get rid of that I actually sit down and start writing stuff.”

Read the rest of the profile here

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. 

-D.C


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)

-D.C

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


Lacoste

Images courtesy of designers via Style.com


-D.C


Thursday, 24 July 2014

Indigo

Indigo and Cotton go together like Britney and Justin. 




(images via STREETFSN)


(Image via Tommy Ton)



(Images via The Sartorialist)


-D.C

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.


-D.C