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note from ACHE

a letter by the editor-inchief of ACHE to readers of the magazine.

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f as hi on style icon: jenny ong

twenty-two-year-old jenny ong is from los angeles.

nymph

an editorial by anabel navarro llorens, featuring model aina reij and clothing by devastee.

bon hiver

a collection of clothing for winter... look crisp and clean while you stay warm.

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style icon: ebba zingmark

ACHE spoke with ebba zingmark, a sixteen-year-old lover of fashion from umeĂĽ, sweden.

creature comfort fashion editorial by natalie kucken with kayla @ direct.

deck the halls

ACHE’s clothing picks for the holiday season. prepare for the festivities with the right wardrobe!


p ho to gr ap h y

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megan tipps

interview with megan tipps, twenty-six-yearold fashion photographer from houston, texas. megan shot the cover for this issue of ACHE.

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aaron feaver

ACHE interviews aaron feaver, thirty-three-yearold photographer living in venice, california.

valeria lazareva

we introduce valeria lazareva, twenty-sevenyear-old ukrainian photographer.

tanya and zhenya posternak

interview with the posternaks, twin sisters from kiev, ukraine.

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music what we’re listening to: autumn

ACHE’s playlist for the season, featuring artists like m83, memoryhouse, and fleet foxes.

what we’re listening to: get crunk

a list of songs, including music by nicki minaj, drake, and gucci mane.

art gregory euclide

we speak with the talented gregory euclide, bon iver album artist from minnesota.

marina kochetyga

meet marina, twentyeight-year-old photographer from ukraine.

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CREDIT S jackie luo, editor-in-chief jackie f u, editor cover pic ture by megan tipps, featuring model hollei g raves @ mu s e pic ture (p.001-002) and pic ture (p. 003-004) by jackie luo “paranoid” font by ke v in y uen kit lo pic tures in “ bon hiver” (p. 045-048) and “deck the hall s” (p. 103-106) cour tesy of websites li sted cor rec tion for noah emr ich and nicole loher’s feature in the july 2011 i ssue: dress (wor n by nicole) by julia cooke special thanks to e ver yone who contr ibuted work to the magazine!


wel come to issu e # 4 of AC H E mag a z i ne ! ne arly a ye ar ago, j ack ie f u and i conceive d ACHE, a work t hat has b e e n g row ing and improv ing since our f irst rele as e in j anu ar y of t his ye ar. we didn’t k now mu ch ab out st ar t ing a maga zine, but our mutu a l l ove for fashion and ar t le d us to ende avor to cre ate s omet hing t hat wou ld l ast. f rom its incept ion to to d ay, ACHE has b e en a l ab or of l ove. e ver y t hre e mont hs, a ne w issue f i l le d w it h p e ople of t a lent and go o d t aste has b e e n rele as e d to t he world, and t he resp ons e we have re c e ive d has b e en enor mously g rat if y ing . cont r ibutors and re aders a li ke, t han k you for ma k ing ACHE happ en. as a lways, AC HE is lo ok ing for subm issions f rom ar t ists, desig ners, photo g raphers, w r iters, blog gers, musici ans, and more. we’re op en to a d d i ng w r iters, photog raphers, and e ditors to our st af f, s o let us s e e s amples of your work! to submit , s e nd us your f u l l name, age, cit y and st ate/ count r y, and any ot he r in for mat ion we m ig ht ne e d, a long w it h your work.

we are a c h emag azin e @ g mai l. c om ke e p liv ing you ng , ke e p ma k ing ar t, and ke ep re a ding ACHE .

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STYL E IC O N

jenny ong


me et j enny ong . j enny is a t went y -t wo ye ar-old g irl f rom los angeles, c a lifor n i a. her s ens e of st y le ranges f rom s of t, fem inine lo oks to e dg y, co ol out f its. she t r i es to f ind p e ace of mind t hroug h fash i on musings. her blog , f rom the block, is an ar t ist ic out let to counter t he monotonous d ays she exp er iences as a col lege stu d e nt . f rom the block is f u l l of gorge ous pi c tu re s , chic clot hing , and interest ing stor ie s and com ments on life.

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T OP oh my f ro ck SHORT S fore ver 21 BAG vj st y le AM: What are your favorite runway shows? ACHE Magazine: Describe your personal style. Jenny Ong: I feel like I’m a bit tomboyish, a bit girly, laid-back, basic, slightly eccentric. AM: Who has influenced your style the most? How? JO: I’m not so sure if there has been one sole person.... I think I look to a lot of bloggers, pick out one or two things I like about each person, and try to incorporate that into my style. Of course, I love Rumi’s (fashiontoast.com) simple aesthetic... but on the other hand, I love how Jules (sincerelyjules.com) mixes colors and texture to create an equally amazing outfit. AM: What is your favorite magazine? Why? JO: Growing up, I’ve always LOVED InStyle. It just appealed to me because of the layout, the relevant articles, and the fashion aesthetic. Before, I was just partial to InStyle, but lately I’ve also been enjoying Lucky, Vogue, and Nylon. AM: If you had to choose ONE must-have accessory to keep forever, what would it be, and why? JO: Do shoes count? I am utterly obsessed with shoes. If they don’t count, I guess I’d have to say bracelets. I love being able to pile them all on and make my arms look entirely jeweled. AM: What do you hope to achieve in fashion? JO: I have yet to set major goals, but I do hope to dabble in it long-term. I enjoy it, and fashion and styling is what really gets me going. I always think about it. So I guess that means something!

JO: This is hard! Unfortunately, my memory doesn’t stretch too far back at the moment, so if I had to choose just one... I’d say Chloe S/S 2010. It was the first time I was in awe of the simple eye-pleasing aesthetic of mere neutrals. Chloe’s muted palette was so simple but chic at the same time, and I knew I wanted to achieve this kind of simplicity in my life. Such great pieces, every single one of them. AM: Which decade would you like to live in, and why? JO: I think living in the 70s would’ve been fun. I feel like that era was engulfed in fun colors, lots of love, and daring cuts – so much freedom to really explore what you love. AM: What is your favorite thing about the place in which you live? How has it affected you? JO: I live in Los Angeles, and I feel like it’s a toneddown version of New York. While I do love New York, I think LA has a different flair that I can definitely appreciate. In LA, no one’s really judged for what they wear, so it’s like a warm welcome to personal style. Speaking of “warm,” it’s always sunny here in LA, and even though I’d complain about never getting to wear autumn and winter wear (there is no “real” winter here), I’ve learned to love the constant sunshine. It really puts me in a good mood! AM: Where do you see life taking you? JO: At this point in time, I’m not so sure. I’m in the middle of trying to decide exactly what I want to do, which, of course, is a huge, scary process. I just hope that I make the right decisions and, if I don’t, that I end up happy regardless.


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“i’m a bit tomboyish, a bit girly, laid-back, basic, slightly eccentric.”

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MEGAN TIPPS MODEL alyss a pas ek ST YLING leslie r ivas MAKEUP/HAIR bianca r ivas

meet megan tipps, cover photographer for this issue of ACHE. her pictures are infused with femininity and softness, and we’re excited to present our interview with her.


megan tipps is a twenty-six-year-old fashion photographer from houston, texas. she worked internationally as a model for ten years and switched to photography just two years ago. her pictures, however, are full of depth and richness, and they reveal her talent and experience in the fashion industry. ACHE Magazine: What do you try to convey through your work? Why do you photograph?

AM: Who is your favorite photographer, and how have you been influenced by his/her work?

Megan Tipps: I started taking pictures because it made me completely happy and was a way for me to stay connected to my friends and the industry. It really kicked off and just became something natural to me. I try to take photos that the model is as happy with as I am.

MT: Oh my gosh, so many. Paolo Roversi, Guy Aroch, Glynis Selina Arban, Chadwick Tyler, Lina Scheynius, Tim Walker, Will Davidson. Mostly, I want to recreate for others the feelings that looking at these photographers’ works gave me.

AM: How long have you been shooting? How has your photography changed since you started? MT: Two years. I think it [my photography] has changed a lot, though I’m still holding on to my style. I bought the camera, started learning, and began shooting the models pretty much simultaneously. I know I have developed a better understanding of the girls and what I want out of a shoot. It is still very much a feeling of just understanding a certain level of what works and what doesn’t and where I need to improve. I have so much to learn, though. I’m really just starting, but it’s a really exciting thing, considering how positive it has been so far! AM: How would you describe yourself as a person and as a photographer? MT: As a person, fun, awkward at times, quirky. As a photographer, I’m still working out that side of myself, but I’ve always been pretty true to myself, no matter what I am doing. AM: Who or what inspires you? MT: Ah... faces, for sure. I’ll see a face I love and come up with an idea for it. In just life on a daily basis, though, I always see or meet someone who inspires me and opens my mind up a bit. I planned a whole shoot around a Scissor Sisters song! AM: Digital or film? Why? MT: Digital, mostly, right now because of cost efficiency. I love film and would like to work more with it in the future, though.

AM: You have a background in modeling. Tell us about it. Does that affect your photography? If so, how? MT: Having the modeling experience has definitely affected my photography. It’s a reason I am doing it now. I started modeling in New York at fourteen and have been so lucky to have traveled all over the world with it. The opportunities to work with so many different photographers really put the idea in my head that I would much rather be behind rather than in front of the camera. As frustrating as the industry can be at times, it’s what I know and love. Everything comes with a bit of dysfunctionality, and I’m loving the chance to have something so much more positive and fulfilling for me come out of some of the craziness that I went through. I think the modeling background gives the girls I shoot a level of trust in me as well. Having a relationship with them as a photographer and as someone who sees the beauty in them has been something I have been so grateful for, especially considering that my relationships with models in the past were always a bit tainted by the fact that we were competitors. AM: How does fashion play into your work? MT: It’s so much of it! As a model, I already had a different perspective on clothes, and now, I have a new one solely based on how things will look on camera. I’ve started buying clothes that I will probably never wear personally but would be sweet for a shoot. Obviously, the fashion background pushes me in that direction. It’s definitely the path I see myself following right now for as long as I can!

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GREGORY EUCLIDE. ACHE Magazine: How did you become involved in art?

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Gregory Euclide: My father was an art teacher, and my mother is a master gardener. I was taught to observe the natural world and given the opportunity on a regular basis. I think it was a natural extension of my observation to explore through a creative process.

GE: It is how I make sense of my surroundings. I learn through doing, arranging, and creating.

AM: We’ve noticed that you frequently use multiple mediums in your work. Why do you use mixed media in your art? GE: I wanted the work to be a document that blurred some of the modes of representation. I think about nature, I grew up watching nature shows on television, I read about landscape, I walk through the woods in my backyard, I visit national parks, I utilize goods and materials pulled from the land – and all of these things are in my mind as I sit down and try to create a landscape painting. I have always been interested in making the invisible visible or blending the micro with the macro. Putting found objects in the work was a way to bring something into the work that was authentic. It was also a way to introduce something of a souvenir into the composition – a nod to the fact that the drawings and paintings are based on memory of experience and not

AM: What compels you to create?

AM: Do you believe that your artwork has underlying meaning to it, or is it purely for aesthetic appreciation? GE: It has meaning for me. I make choices based on the theory behind the work, so it comes from a conceptual pace. I also understand that art is a visual thing, so I don’t shy away from trying to make the work visually interesting. AM: How does your environment influence your work? GE: Since much of the work is from memory of experiences in the land, the environment that I am in influences the work quite a bit. If I am in Denver, I will start to see mountains in the work. If I am in LA, then there will be palm trees. The work is about the land, and it reflects the land. AM: What role does the juxtaposition of natural and man-made materials play in your work? GE: I think there is a blurry line between what is manmade and what is natural. Is the rural landscape of farm


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fields natural or man-made? There is not much left in this world that is not man-made. I might find a piece of styrofoam on the ground in a riverbed and think that it’s not natural, but when I stop to think about it, I realize that the riverbed I am standing in is the result of the city’s digging drainage ditches for the water to leave the city as quickly as possible. What seems natural is often not. It is confusing at times, and this is part of the work. AM: How has your art evolved over the years? GE: The more theory I read and the more I learn about the landscape tradition, the more the work evolves. I have started thinking a lot more about the land and the relationship between natural and synthetic elements. AM: Why do you prefer three-dimensional relief work over flat work? GE: There is something inherent about relief work that appeals to me conceptually as well as experientially.

When I look at relief work, I understand the work as an art object. I am not allowed to project myself into it entirely. There are portions of the work that utilize traditional modes of representation, but they are housed next to elements that could not exist in the same space comfortably. I am interested in what happens when you place multiple modes of representation beside each other. It changes the ability to read a painting a certain way… or only from one way. It makes the reading much more complicated, which is similar to the way I feel when I am walking in the land. AM: What music influences your work? GE: There are several really great musicians working in the cross section between analog, digital, and found sounds – I really appreciate those works. AM: What is one piece of advice you would like to give to aspiring artists? GE: Read a lot. Look a lot. Work a lot.


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A ARON F EAV ER aaron feaver was born in south carolina. his dad was a pilot, and he moved around often when he was young. he spend his formative years in portland, oregon, and moved to los angeles a few years ago. aaron is a thirty-three-year-old photographer with an eye for the unusual, and he now lives in venice, california.


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ACHE Magazine: What do you try to convey through your work? Why do you photograph? Aaron Feaver: I hope I don’t have an overarching theme to my photos. I try to mix it up as much as I can and try new things that make me uncomfortable. Like every other photographer ever, I’m trying to record some bit of humanity, some mood or emotion or frozen state that connects us all. But that makes me sound really pretentious. The “why” would be because it’s thrilling for me, like nothing else I’ve tried. AM: How long have you been shooting? How has your photography changed since you started? AF: I’ve been interested in photography since college, when I worked at a small camera shop in Portland, but I only started taking photography seriously about a year and a half ago, when I began taking pictures of people. Since I started photographing people, my photography has changed a lot, I think. I used to lean a lot on toy cameras, expired film, polaroids… that kind of thing. A lot of people are into that style just because of the medium, and it took me a while to get out of that mode and try to take good pictures that are independent of the kind of film or camera I’m using.

for me and hugely supportive. AM: Digital or film? Why? AF: Both. Like I said, I used to be all about film – the more expired or crappy the better – and I’d look down on photographers who just used digital and Photoshop to make pictures look like film. But honestly, I got tired of that really quickly, and it started to become a crutch. For instance, people would like my photos, but I never knew if it was because they were good photos or because they were Polaroid photos. If what I’m after is photographing some kind of human emotion or mood, then it shouldn’t matter what camera I’m using. The whole film versus digital argument is distracting for me, and I try to tune it out. I mean, really, there are so many photographers online who will spend all day arguing about the sharpest lens or the best film or anything else when they could be spending the day taking pictures, and I absolutely don’t want to fall into that.

AM: How would you describe yourself as a person and as a photographer?

AM: Who is your favorite photographer, and how have you been influenced by his/her work?

AF: Oh, god, I really don’t feel qualified to describe myself as a person. As a photographer, I think I’m kind of laid-back and easygoing. I try to come to a shoot prepared but at the same time be able to work easily with what I have and change to meet the situation. The best photos I’ve taken were all unplanned and spontaneous.

AF: Hmm… I love a lot of photographers, but if I had to pick one, I’d say Paolo Roversi. I like the way that things aren’t always perfect in his photos. There’s always a bit of a blur or a little detail showing that maybe wasn’t planned, but they’re always gorgeous. AM: How does fashion play into your work?

AM: Who or what inspires you?

AF: Oh, it’s huge. Taking pictures of people in basic clothes or no clothes gets old really quickly. I love how clothing and people work together.

AF: Well, my girlfriend is a model, and we’re constantly shooting together. She’s a huge inspiration

AM: What mood do you love to capture in your work? Why? AF: Well, I don’t take smiley photos often, but I love everything else. I’d love to be able to take smiley photos, too; I’m just not very good at it yet.

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WHA T W E’ RE LI ST E N I NG T O :

AUTUMN all things considered, autumn may be the most beautiful season of the year. leaves change to vibrant reds and yellows, the winds pick up, and a chill creeps into your bones. autumn brings a holiday feeling into the air, something warm and cheery that awakens a new hopefulness. ACHE has a playlist that will carry you through fall and right into winter.

ARRIVAL OF THE BIRDS The Cinematic Orchestra FANTASIE IMPROMPTU Frédéric Chopin MIDNIGHT CITY (trentemøller remix) M83 AKIKO Guitar MODERN, NORMAL Memoryhouse BETWEEN TWO POINTS (feat. swan) The Glitch Mob THE WILHELM SCREAM James Blake PERTH Bon Iver HAZELTON Justin Vernon A CANDLE’S FIRE Beirut GROWN OCEAN Fleet Foxes IN THE AEROPLANE OVER THE SEA Neutral Milk Hotel THE GREAT SALT LAKE Band of Horses

CHECK OUT ACHE’S PLAYLISTS ONLINE AT PLAYLIST.COM/ACHEMAGAZINE!

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STYL E IC O N

Ebb a

Z ing m ar k ebba zingmark is a sixteen-year-old girl from the cold north, umeå, sweden. she loves everything creative, from fashion to painting to music. ebba is just beginning an education in theater. ACHE spoke with her about her remarkable sense of style at the tender age of sixteen.

ACHE Magazine: Describe your personal style.

EZ: My backpack. It’s so practical and good-looking!

Ebba Zingmark: Oh, I’m very retro and kind of bohemian, but I love mixing it up with more edgy details. I love pushing the boundaries and surprising people!

AM: What do you hope to achieve in fashion?

AM: Who has influenced your style the most? How? EZ: That’s a really hard question! I get inspired by everyone around me. But one person who has influenced me a lot is my sister, Fanny. When I was younger, I thought she wore the coolest outfits in the whole world, and I wanted to look just like her. I think she was the one who got me interested in fashion. She’s still a big inspiration for me, but now I have my own style. AM: What is your favorite magazine? Why? EZ: Actually, I don’t read many magazines. There are a lot of awesome magazines out there, but I just don’t have the time. I like magazines with lots of inspiring pictures, though, like ACHE. AM: If you had to choose ONE must-have accessory to keep forever, what would it be, and why?

EZ: I want to inspire people to let their own style shine through and not just follow the rules. And I want to encourage people to buy more secondhand clothes! AM: What is your favorite thing about the place in which you live? How has it affected you? EZ: I love the beautiful nature and the seasons. Even if the cold, dark winter seems to last forever, I wouldn’t take it away if I could. What would Christmas be without the snow? Besides that, I love skiing. And it makes me appreciate the summer more. AM: You seem to have a lot of fun with fashion, and you’re only sixteen years old! How would you describe your personality? EZ: I guess I’m kind of playful! I love goofing around with my friends and trying new things. I have a really bad memory, though, and I often forget important things. But it somehow always works out one way or another, and, overall, I’m a really happy person.


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valeria lazareva valeria lazareva is a twenty-seven-year-old photographer based in odessa, ukraine. valeria is a woman of few words, but her photos tell stories for her. she has been photographing for six years, and she calls herself “severe� in nature. her favorite photographers are paolo roversi, peter lindberg, and ellen von unwerth. she loves film because of its cinematic quality.

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TANYA ZHENYA

MODEL sveta pu stov it


tanya and zhenya posternak are two twin sisters who form a creative duo. both are twenty-two-year-old photographers who live in kiev, ukraine. tanya is a kievan soul with a love for words, commas, and images. her universe has always been driven by visuals, sarcastic remarks, and beautiful faces. zhenya has always been attracted to fashion, books, and art. her first childhood memories are of her sister and the question of how to tell the two twins apart.

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ACHE Magazine: What do you try to convey through your work? Why do you photograph?

ACHE Magazine: What do you try to convey through your work? Why do you photograph?

Tanya Posternak: I try to make my approach to photography naïve and provocative at the same time. In my photographs, I try to avoid pretentious vulgarity, focusing rather on visual irony.

Zhenya Posternak: Essential need to capture a slice of life. Happiness and beauty are there for us to share, and that’s why I’m in photography.

AM: How long have you been shooting? How has your photography changed since you started? TP: It’s been a few years. I believe I managed to grow from the brick wall portraits to something more visually cohesive. AM: How would you describe yourself as a person and as a photographer? TP: Sancta simplicita works for both. AM: Who or what inspires you?

AM: How long have you been shooting? How has your photography changed since you started? ZP: A few years, I guess. Obviously, I somehow moved from cheesy snapshots of coffee mugs to a personal style. AM: How would you describe yourself as a person and as a photographer? ZP: Wishful thinker and sneaky eye. AM: Who or what inspires you?

TP: Human beings.

ZP: People who are not aware how attractive they are.

AM: Digital or film? Why?

AM: Digital or film? Why?

TP: Film. Period.

ZP: Film is always a surprise, and I’m not the greatest fan of Photoshop.

AM: Who is your favorite photographer, and how have you been influenced by his/her work? TP: No one in particular. My inspiration comes from random places. AM: In your opinion, what is art? TP: The ability to see and share beauty. AM: What impression do you want people to receive from your photography? TP: I try to keep beauty as the essence of my work. Pardon my pathos. AM: How do you work with your sister as a creative duo? What is your process? TP: Paradoxically, the process of the Posternak duo is both chaotic and efficient at the same time.

AM: Who is your favorite photographer, and how have you been influenced by his/her work? ZP: Ironically, I love random picks on Flickr, and Edward Weston is a genius, too. AM: In your opinion, what is art? ZP: Art is what we can all share, no matter how different we are. AM: What impression do you want people to receive from your photography? ZP: To see something new or to get back to beautiful things they have forgotten about. AM: How do you work with your sister as a creative duo? What is your process? ZP: It’s great to have such support. One can help out on the set while the other one may press the button – voilà!

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MODEL lena siyatovskaya


MODELS phil bananov, lena siyatovskaya, anton kar y uk, zhenya poster nak, and gosha dekhtyarenko

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MODELS lena siyatovskaya and anton kar y uk


MODEL inna nechy porenko

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MODEL olya cherkasskaya


MODEL inna nechy porenko

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MODELS ivan and vasyl kostenko


MODELS ivan and vasyl kostenko

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marina k oc het y g a marina kochetyga is a twenty-eight-year-old photographer from kharkiv, ukraine. she was born in kiev in 1983 and graduated from kharkiv national university. she trained as a psyc h ol ogi st b ut inste ad g ot into photog raphy.


ACHE Magazine: What do you try to convey through your work? Why do you photograph? Marina Kochetyga: Just like many others, I take photos because I can’t draw. I absolutely don’t try to transmit or pass on anything through my work; I just take photos. AM: How long have you been shooting? How has your photography changed since you started? MK: My first camera I got in 2000, but my first attempts at photography date earlier. So it’s possible to say that I have ten years of experience as a photographer. During this time, images in my head have become clearer and my technique has become more advanced. AM: How would you describe yourself as a person and as a photographer? MK: My works are the best source of information about me, both as a person and as a photographer. AM: Who or what inspires you? MK: Not so many things... my husband, the sea, and sometimes music. I’m the best inspiration for myself. AM: Digital or film? Why? MK: I like to work with film, and I wish I could use film only. But a photographer today must be good with both

film and digital. Really, no matter what camera you hold in your hands, the most important “camera” is in your head. AM: Who is your favorite photographer, and how have you been influenced by his/her work? MK: Of course, I like works of recognized photography authorities, but I don’t try to copy them at all. I work with my own mind. I can be interested in technical details only, like how a photo was shot. AM: What, in your opinion, is art? MK: A way to transmit one’s worldview in such a way that it becomes the worldview of an audience. AM: How does fashion play into your work? MK: I try hard to avoid an influence of fashion. No looks or other trendy things. Only photography techniques and people as they really are. AM: What mood do you love to capture in your work? Why? MK: I like something neutral; it has no particular name. You can see it, but you can’t say for sure what it is. As if it’s something from another dimension. A perfect instant of time.

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MODEL anastasia khrenova


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MODEL anastasia khrenova


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MODEL anastasia khrenova


WHA T W E’ RE LI ST E N I NG T O :

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PESO ASAP Rocky COUNTRY S**T (feat. ludacris, big k.r.i.t., & bun b) DJ Hard Hitta

TELL ME WHEN French Montana THAT’S MY BITCH Kanye West & Jay-Z BLOW MY HIGH (members only) Kendrick Lamar TAKE 1 (feat. asap rocky) Main Attrakionz DID IT ON ‘EM Nicki Minaj A MILLI (excision & datsik remix)

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ACHE Magazine October 2011  

issue #4 of ACHE magazine, a quarterly magazine created by and for young people around the world. released on october 29, 2011.

ACHE Magazine October 2011  

issue #4 of ACHE magazine, a quarterly magazine created by and for young people around the world. released on october 29, 2011.

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