Where do you live and what do you do?
I live in Berlin and work there as a freelance photographer / location scout.
How long have you been taking pictures for?
I started to get really into photography in 2013, before that I was mainly snapping around on vacations or weekend trips.
Your work seems to focus on cities, urban life and architecture. Is there a reason you're drawn to this theme?
The reason is, that I like cities and urban surroundings. The more urban and structured a place looks, the more interesting it seems to me. I grew up in a city, use to do "citysports" like Basketball and Skateboarding and moved to Berlin because of its metropolitan touch. Simply city life attracts and inspires me a lot.
The work of FÖDA, an Austin-based design and identity firm, first caught my eye through food. I found myself drawn to every restaurant in Austin the firm had touched. Undeniably, eating was a draw, but I more powerfully connected to the experiences created inside of the restaurants that FÖDA had designed and branded. Subtle details like the guillochés on swayเสวย ’s coasters to the nautical wind flow maps on Clark’s Oyster Bar’s menus provide glimpses into the depth of thought that was put into each design for the business and then shared with us.
First things first – where are you from, and where are you based now?
Originally I am from Belarus and now I am based in NY.
How did you get into clothing design?
It was almost a happy accident. Back at home I was studying International Law and when I moved to NY I didn’t really know much about fashion design or any design in general. Applying to Parsons was sort of an adventure and a challenge to myself. I haven’t regretted it yet.
by meredith thornhill
we escape ourself
the sharp contours
of our body
a black hole consumption
to a utopia parallelism
where now anonymous
stardust morphs, clashes, welds—
takes grasp of our soul
to make dystopia known
where we shall be
stripped bare presently
longed to a marriage
between past and future—
itself to our heart
an organ quite fantastical
forever more reigns
this world lost to the next...
imagine always this
a true altruism
we shall possess selflessness
not only in idealism
we lose ourself
to the dreams.
The relationship between a storyteller and their chosen civic space is a delicate one, often oscillating between interaction and isolation. Austin-based singer/songwriter Mobley (birth name, Anthony Watkins II) is navigating this elusive dynamic with his latest album Fresh Lies, as he seeks to reconcile the complexities of race, the art of storytelling, and citizenship.
We Must Cry Out In The Small Ways We Each Know How
This essay isn’t long and it isn’t beautiful. Honestly, it’s not even the original essay I wrote for this edition.
It’s a plea and it's the only thing that's appropriate to say anymore.