AVA. magazine // october issue
editor-in-chief Ida-Marie Fiskaa
Aiste Lei, Autumn Wilson, Camille Richez, Dean Christian, Jessica Sidenros, Kitty Gallannaugh, Pauline Franque, Alison Titus, Rachel Abraham, Saibh Egan, Eivind Hansen, Jo Walton, Angela Marklew and Ida-Marie Fiskaa.
on the cover: photographer - jessica sidenros
issue two whatâ€™s inside
EDITORIALS 18 38 46 56 64 72 80 104 116 126 136
runaway dreams behold wonder young hearts autumn sonota
10 30 92
away from the memory easy california jo walton
alison titus an oriental story la belle echappĂŠe garden of gemini living after midnight waiting for argonaut the glowing embers of autumn
OTHER 5 6 8
letter from the editor meet the editors meet the editors
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letter from the editor First of all, I just want to thank you for all the lovely words, views and encouragement on the first issue of AVA. It means so much to us! AVA magazine was at first just a little project my bestfriend and I started for fun. But now, it is so much more. It has turned into something big and exciting. I canâ€™t help but smile when I realize what we have achieved. We have worked for hours towards finalizing this issue. It feels great to see what we have created together. We now open our mail for submission to our next issue, The December issue with the theme Winter. From now on AVA is not only looking for photographers and writers, we are also looking for submissions from artists, bloggers, designers, musicians, lookbookers and more. Keep submitting, and be apart of the journey towards finalizing the December issue! We canâ€™t wait to hear from you! regards,
ida fiskaa editor-in-chief
meet the editors
My name is Ida, and I’m the editor-in-chief of AVA magazine. I’m a sixteen, soon to be seventeen years old Norwegian girl. You could describe me as a clumsy redhead with a big passion for photography. I started taking pictures when I was twelve, and now photography is all I do. I’m also an adventurer and I would love to travel the world. My main role as editor in chief is to put the whole magazine together. I design many of the pages, and choose the content for each issue. I keep track of everything. “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about dancing in the rain.”
meet the editors
My name is Joanna and I’m the co-editor of AVA magazine. I’m half Irish and half Greek seventeen years old girl but I have been living in Norway for the past four years. I don’t really have a special hobby but i enjoy listening to music and watching films. As co-editor it’s my responsibility to gather information and contact young talented people. I also help to design some of the pages. “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”
Meet the cover photographer for this issue of AVA
Sidenros is a 19 years old girl originally from a small village in the south of Sweden, but today she is living in Gamleby where she studies photography. She likes summer, music, red wine, old stuff from the 60s, travelling, festivals, vintage, dancing nights, friends, family and love.
What fascinates you by photography? I love the way a camera can capture a moment, before itâ€™s gone. How you can keep that moment forever on a piece of paper. How you can create something fantastic and then capture it even more fantastic. What words describes you as a photographer? Rousing, looking for the beauty of a human, playful, working on odd locations and very creative. Who is your role model and why? I have many role models but my first photography teacher, job initiator and mentor Emma Svensson (from Rockfoto), has been a great one. She has taught me a lot, but one of the most important things is, that anything is possible as long as you fight for it. She makes me believe in my self, and gives me fighting spirit.
What is your favorite childhood memory? Me and my little brother sliding down the stairs on mattresses, pretending it was a kind of a ship. And when we came down we were wrestling with each other like animals on the mattresses and pillows. Do you have a hidden talent? Yes, I am actually very god putting feelings down to words. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully dividing my time between Los Angeles, New York, London, and Paris. I definitely want to travel and shoot everywhere and everyone. Oh and of course shooting for the top fashion magazines and making good money!
Describe your dream photoshoot. Me and some friends (including photo team with models, stylists and MUA) on a roadtrip in America. Stopping on the road when location and light is amazing, Really capturing moments in real life and making fashion photography.
Any advice to other young aspiring photographers? If this i what you REALLY want, then take risks! You might not be famous, but you need to do everything to try working with what you want in your life. You just have one, then you really need to capture it and creative it in your own way.
Runaway Dreams Photographer: Rachel Abraham Models: Alice and Maria Styling: Libby Page Hair and makeup: Monica Rossi
PHOTOGRAPHER: Dean Christian MUA/HAIR: Tatiana Siegfried MODEL: Dorothy Figueroa and Andy Kashmir.
ious. Lazy days of The fast paced life of Los Angeles can get ted shorts are much just lounging around the house in a t-shirt and nia sun on your needed. Taking a walk, feeling the warm Califor sunset with some skin, and enjoying an In-N-Out hamburger at e it easy. great company. Let’s slow it down and just tak
Dean is a 20 year old self-taught photographer based in Los Angeles, but
he was born and raised in Southern California. He started his career as a photographer in July this year. He loves McDonals’s french fries, & he also loves to sing. Each of his pictures tells a story, with beautiful details. What fascinates you by photography? The feeling I get when I’m shooting and when the ideas in my head are materializing right before my eyes… that’s what fascinates me. The ability to convey feelings, emotions, stories, etc. just through one photo is amazing. What words describes you as a photographer? I would say fun, energy, fashion, beauty, minimal, and narrative.
Who is your favourite photographer? I have so many favorite photographers but I absolutely love Mariano Vivanco’s work. I love all his editorials. His work is just so beautiful and energetic but yet so simple. Who is your role model and why? There are a lot of people I look up to but most notably, Steve Jobs. He was determined, a hard worker, and thought outside the box. He was such an innovator and always knew what people wanted. I have a lot of respect for him. What is your favorite childhood memory? I don’t have a specific memory, but I think just being carefree and having no responsibilities is what I miss the most about childhood. A lot of adults are so uptight and are always worrying as the result of all the random things that come with being an adult. I don’t want to be like that as I grow older, I think its important to take things easy, do what you want to do, and just live life. Do you have a hidden talent? Hmmm, thats a tough question because I’m a pretty open person. But I can realistically bark like a dog… is that a hidden talent? Haha
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully dividing my time between Los Angeles, New York, London, and Paris. I definitely want to travel and shoot everywhere and everyone. Oh and of course shooting for the top fashion magazines and making good money! Describe your dream photoshoot. I would say fun, shooting a high fashion editorial with a beautiful landscape somewhere in Europe, styled by Nicola Formichetti, with models Sean Oâ€™Pry, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Francisco Lachowski, Miranda Kerr, Garrett Neff... I could go on and on haha.
Any advice to other young aspiring ph otographers? Shoot, shoot, shoot! W
hen I was first starti ng out, I’d only shoo I had an idea or whe t when n I had already thou ght of a concept. Bu to just randomly sh t its good oot and let things in spire you. And you need a fancy expen really don’t sive camera when yo u’re starting out. Th that you fall in love e photos with are the ones yo u can connect with personal level, not on a the ones that have the most megapixel s.
Behold Wonder PHOTOGRAPHER: Aiste Lei // MODEL: Anastasia @ Zone Models
young hearts Model/Styling: Isobel Dooley Kelly Photography/Direction : Saibh Egan Shot on location on the River Corrib, Galway, Ireland.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Eivind Hansen MODEL: Ina-Marlene Hanssen
ALISON TITUS were quite a few people in the park, giving me strange looks as â€œThere I shot, so I pretended that wearing capes and lace dresses in public is perfectly normal and soldiered on. It was quite cloudy as I was first shooting, but just as I was finishing up the sun came out and there was a gorgeous sunset, so naturally I had to stay and keep taking pictures!
STORY Photographer: Pauline Franque Model: Louise Molinaro Make up: Marina Gandrey Fashion designer: Madjeester Hair ornament: Mandzou
La Belle EchappĂŠe
Photographer: Camille Richez Model : Hanna @ City MUA & Hair : Aline Carpentier
jo walton Jo Walton is a twenty-two years old fashion-photographer, lives in the South-west of England. She is a self-confessed cat lady, and she has a bit of a thing for knitwear and Doc Martens.
Photography & styling: SJ Walton Model: Lucy @ Bookings
What fascinates you by photography? I’m completely in love with how people and locations can be transformed through a lens: how light shifts and changes them, how they can be captured in a way that removes it from its original surroundings or context, and becomes something else entirely. It’s like another universe. It’s beautiful - I love it. I could spend days looking at photos.
What words describes you as a photographer? Simplistic, probably a little obsessive, a perfectionist. To be honest, I donâ€™t really think of myself as a photographer - just someone who takes photos. Who is your favourite photographer? Iâ€™m fond of so many artists and photographers, or (usually) favour an individual image over a collection by a particular person, so I could never pick just one. Some of my friends are very talented photographers, so itâ€™d be hard to pick between them let alone anyone else.
Who is your role model and why? Ultimately, my parents. Through thick and thin, they have supported me and each other; they are my friends and my family, and without them I wouldnâ€™t be the person I am today. What is your favorite childhood memory? When I was a kid, I lived on a beautiful little farm for about ten years. It felt like a magical place - a little bubble of perfect, with itâ€™s cherry trees, curly willow and wild garlic in the garden. There were two ponds, and small orchard behind the chicken coop, and wild strawberries grew behind the house. I have very fond memories of exploring it, along with the woods and fields down the lane. I miss it very much
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I think it’s impossible to predict where I’ll be in two years let alone a decade - that’s a very long time! What I’d like, though, is to be content with where I am in life - hopefully living in or around London, and working in the art industry. My heart lies with cats and art, so if I have those two things then I don’t think life will have turned out too badly. Describe your dream photoshoot. A beautiful day with strips of sun and colour, long limbs and smiles, where it all comes together and everyone has a wonderful day. I love simple shoots - I’m a huge fan of extravagance, but I delight in the small things most of all. To capture youth and beauty in dwindling sunlight would be a dream.
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Do you have a hidden talent? If I do itâ€™s still very hidden!
Any advice to other young aspiring photographers? Be kind and considerate, and treat others how you’d want them to treat you. It’s important to remember that it’s ok to take your time and not to worry if things don’t advance as fast as you want them to. Believe in yourself and your ideas, and don’t be afraid to speak up if something isn’t working. It can very much be a case of trial and error, but every shoot is a valuable experience. I still get nervous no matter what sort of shoot I’m doing (regardless of it’s just the model and myself, or with a full team), so I’d tell any aspiring photographer that nerves are perfectly normal, just don’t let them get the better of you.
garden of gemini
Photographer: Autumn Wilson Models: Berit @ Ignite Models Inc. (in purple) Melissa @ Ignite Models Inc. (in green) Hair & MUA: Amber Rose Hair pieces by: Bethany Lorelle
after midnight PHOTOGRAPHER Ida-Marie Fiskaa MODEL Joanna Sheridan
WAITING FOR THE ARGONAUT Photography ANGELA MARKLEW Models ALEXANDRA MATHEWS and CASSIDY BARKER Hair KIONI BEN Styling JA’NIYA WALKER Makeup TEAL DRUDA
On Alexandra (left): Aztech Print Silk Poncho MUMU Sheer Nylon Long Sleeved Dress HEDO Knit Cowel Neckpiece STYLISTS OWN Black Leggings DENA BURTON Leather Woven Belt STYLISTS OWN Thigh High Boots CHINESE LAUNDRY Headdress MODELS OWN On Cassidy (right): Snake Print Maxi Dress DENA BURTON Cheetah Print Silk Blouse DENA BURTON Fur Russian Hat STYLISTS OWN Black Woven Belt STYLISTS OWN Vintage Mink Fur Jacket STYLISTS OWN Leather Tribal Choker Neck-Piece VII VICTORY
Snake Print Maxi Dress DENA BURTON Cheetah Print Silk Blouse DENA BURTON Fur Russian Hat STYLISTS OWN Black Woven Belt STYLISTS OWN Vintage Mink Fur Jacket STYLISTS OWN Leather Tribal Choker Neck-Piece VII VICTORY
On Cassidy (left): White Turtleneck Knit Cape DENA BURTON White Fur Scarf ANGELA ESTRADA Red Silk Maxi Dress MIKE VENSEL Gray Nylon Thigh High Stockings STYLISTS OWN Black Suede Wedge Sandal MODELS OWN On Alexandra (right): Black leggings DENA BURTON Black Cape Blouse MIKE VENSEL White Faux Fur Shrug DENA BURTON Pearl Neck Collar VII VICTORY
On Alexandra (far left): Aztech Print Silk Poncho MUMU Knit Cowel Neckpiece STYLISTS OWN Leather Woven Belt STYLISTS OWN Headdress MODELS OWN On Cassidy (middle): Red cape Blouse MIKE VENSEL Black Silk Dress G A M B A C O R T A Black Suede Ruffle Vest HEDO Brown Fur Russian Hat STYLISTS OWN Fur Cape With Fox Tail ANGELO ESTRADA Leather Tribal Charm Necklace VII VICTORY Woven Leather Belt STYLISTS OWN Black Suede Fringe Spats (vintage) STYLISTS OWN Black Suede Wedge Sandal MODELS OWN On Alexandra (far right): Black leggings DENA BURTON Black Cape Blouse MIKE VENSEL White Faux Fur Shrug DENA BURTON Pearl Neck Collar VII VICTORY Leather Belt STYLISTS OWN Closed-Toe Platform Lace-up Booties PROMISCUOUS
Red cape Blouse MIKE VENSEL Black Silk Dress G A M B A C O R T A Black Suede Ruffle Vest HEDO Brown Fur Russian Hat STYLISTS OWN Fur Cape With Fox Tail ANGELO ESTRADA Leather Tribal Charm Necklace VII VICTORY Woven Leather Belt STYLISTS OWN
Black Maxi Dress MIKE VENSEL Stripe Silk Cape DENA BURTON Black Wide Waist Belt STYLISTS OWN Black Wool High Neck Military Jacket ANGELO ESTRADA Amelie Chain Halter Top VII VICTORY Black Leather Glove PRIMARK (UK)
White Turtleneck Knit Cape DENA BURTON White Fur Scarf ANGELA ESTRADA Red Silk Maxi Dress MIKE VENSEL
White Silk One-Shoulder Maxi Dress MIKE VENSEL Black Leather Opera Gloves NORDSTROM Nubuck Leather Fringe Choker VII VICTORY Headdress BUBBLES AND FROWN
On Cassidy (both): Cheetah Fur Trench Coat DENA BURTON Blue Silk One-Sleeve Maxi Dress MIKE VENSEL Black Knit Stockings STYLISTS OWN Navy Blue Knit Mini Dress ANGELO ESTRADA Fox Fur Collar ANGELO ESTRADA Knit Wrist Warmer Fingerless Gloves STYLISTS OWN Black Suede Over The Knee Slouchy Boots (vintage) STYLISTS OWN Wide Waist Belt STYLISTS OWN
the glowing embers of autumn
The leaves blush and twirl from the trees, lining the world with crisp noise for the unsuspecting foot. The bonfires light the early evening light, the embers crackling towards the dusk-kissed sky. The smell of wood fills your lungs as you tread amongst the fallen apples. The sunflowers give their final curtsy to summer as the world settles to sleep before the snow comes.
Photographer: Kitty Gallannaugh Model: Charlotte Lea
AVA. magazine // october issue
Issue #2 of AVA magazine. A magazine created to share people's photographic talents with the world. Made by two young girls, living in Norwa...