place to be born, grow or die, to let your soul be known or hide it, a place to be yourself or your other self.
(in order of appearance)
Indiana Caba Lara Alegre Daniel Sivinjski Eni Turkeshi Valetina Castro Kevin Eubanks Veronika Anna Juan Achiaga Marcin Kaczor Tamar Burduli Elizabeth Musienko Nate Vaughan Lukasz Wierzbowski Hayden Lane Inna Mk Victor Salgado Eva Morell Piotr Sokul Heiner Luepke
*Cover picture by Juan Achiaga
efeated Mag&zine is a one-theme issue for young photography. We want the artists to express themselves, not only showing what they do but also the story within the photograph. The issue searchs for the poetry behind the shot. By proposing a topic we encourage the artists to relate their work to a subject supported by few words of their own. The sorrow of the color blue.
One word suggesting feelings. One color leading to the ocean, the sky, the soul and the sadness. This time, 19 young photographers expose their grief to the blueness.
â€œ Nothing is bluer than the sky above us. â€?
Indiana Caba Groningen
Lara Alegre Barcelona
Danijel Sivinjski Serbia
“ I was thinking about the mood of being blue and about passing the experience of getting yourself relieved from it...
And i was thinking that the “the blues” may as well be compared to an onion... (...) It has it`s own layers, each of them diﬀerently morphing our hidden soul shelters. And it may cause tears , trying to peel oﬀ this layers, because , just like an onion’s layers allergy eﬀect the eyes, they might cause soul allergy. It is said that to make peeling of an onion less arduous you need to put it on water ﬁrst, unfortunately there are not yet any tips about how to make easier the peeling of the blues.
Eni Turkeshi Albania & Belgium
Caracas, Venezuela & Barcelona, Spain.
Caracas, Venezuela & Barcelona, Spain.
â€œ The sadness of a farewell. A way of making a person (my mum) close to me once again. Remembering how fragile live can be and representing she will be in my veins because will always be a part of who i am.
Valentina Castro Caracas & Barcelona
â€œ I feel that blue has had a huge inďŹ‚uence on what moments I decide to keep.
I believe the mind triggers an ability to capture color in essence of current emotions one is feeling. I feel when color is revealed in certain instances, the moment captured showcases a projection of ones inner thoughts.
Kevin Eubanks Orlando
“ The sorrow is in my blood. Besides that I’m very melancholic and sentimental, those emotions are strictly connected with a longing, and the longing is connected with a blue. In general the blue has in itself a huge load of all kind of diﬀerent emotions. As every other distressing state of the soul, the blue is for me very inspiring regarding to the creative process as well as the reception of art.
I’ve read this poem recently:
Someone I loved once give me a box full of darkness It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.
Veronika Anna Lodz
â€œ My aim was to represent a state of mind rather than simply a color
Who are you? Juan Achiaga.
Where do you come from? Where are you now? Where are you going? I come from a small province in Northern Spain. I lived in Madrid for several years before coming to the proverbial Big Apple, where I have been pursuing photography for the last year and a half. Where am I going? I still don't know.
Which cameras you shoot with? I generally use my Canon 5D Mark II, but I also utilize ﬁlm cameras such as the Hasselblad 553 ELX, Yashica 35-M, Nikon F70, Nikon L35 – and sometimes Polaroid when I can get my hands on some ﬁlm. Oh – and my iPhone camera!
Who is behind your images? The biggest inﬂuences in my career have been Guy Bourdin, Helmut Newton and ***. I love the world of ﬁlm, so cinema has always played a role in the development of my work.
Where can we find your work so far? My work has or is in the process of being displayed in V Magazine Spain blog, Marie-Claire China, Tendencias Fashionmag, Metal and... Defeated! I have exhibited in New York and my hometown La Rioja.
An image that moves/inspires you? “Les Amants” de Magritte. I once made a short ﬁlm about a Peruvian piano player on the New York subway. He had no money, poor health – but was still in love with life. He is an inspiration.
Something you should have said to someone but you never did? (no need to say who) I am quite reserved... I should have said some important things to certain people and I never did. I just hope I can say it one day.
What color are you? Black. Sometimes blue.
A song, a movie, a book Song: Grinderman - “Vortex”. But there are many. Movie: Again, there are too many but for now I have to say “Blue Velvet” by David Lynch. Book: I am not a reader but I own a lot of art and photography books.
Have you ever been defeated? What happened? Haven't we all? I get up, shake it oﬀ and move onto the next.
Stylist: Victor Gonzalez · Make-up: Imane · Hair stylist: Ariel Jara · Model: Caitlin Sloat @MajorModel
How do you relate your photographs to our issue topic? typical cliches around the word 'blue'. My aim was to represent a â€œ I wanted to avoid thestate of mind rather than simply a color. â€?
“ Blueness. Freedom & inconvenience. Marcin Kaczor Bergen & Piotrkow Trybunalski
Marcin Kaczor Bergen & Piotrkow Trybunalski
Indiana Caba Groningen
â€œ Blue is the only color that has dimension besides the surface. It is serenity and peace. It is the ocean and the sea. It's the only place I wanna be. Tamar Burduli Tbilisi
“Blue for me, this is the color of creation..Depth is created. The depth of the universe...Blue ”
Elizabeth Musienko St. Petersburg
â€œI used to think of a blue feeling as a disease to be cured.
Life became a lot more fun when I began to see that each one is its own beautiful condition to be explored. Nate Vaughan Los Angeles
“A crowd is often a very good place to go when I'm feeling blue. Nate Vaughan Los Angeles
â€œ I am constantly trying to put things in order,
and things are constantly trying to put themselves back into chaos.
Nate Vaughan Los Angeles
“ Blue is a state of mind.
It comes without a notice and suddenly makes your world a diﬀerent place... Lukasz Wierzbowski Wroclaw
Hayden Lane San Diego
Inna Mk Kharkov
â€œ Why the ocean?
I think I just started to think about why the ocean. Maybe it's because it is the only place where we're nothing but everything at the same time. Victor Salgado Santiago de Chile
â€œLook at those moments that stayed still forever and miss the people and the places you belong to.
Eva Morell Barcelona
Piotr Sokul Sosnowiec & Vienna
Heiner Luepke Hamburg
“ Blue is the color of my soul Heiner Luepke Hamburg
Indiana Caba Lara Alegre Daniel Sivinjski Eni Turkeshi
www.ohmagpie.com flickr.com/cordellia www.sivinjski.com flickr.com/eni
Elizabeth Musienko Nate Vaughan Lukasz Wierzbowski Hayden Lane Inna Mk
www.liza.livdis.com flickr.com/tapeandfilm flickr.com/neon_tambourine 1000savagecomforts.tumblr.com flickr.com/brandy14
Thank you To the artists: for being part of this project and for submitting your work, Family & Friends: for the support and trust.
Published on Mar 2, 2013
Defeated Mag&zine is a one-theme issue for young photography. We want the artists to express themselves, not only showing what they do but a...