DEZINE Issue 03

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INTERVIEW: JULIA TROTTI We hear from Sydney-based fashion photographer, Julia Trotti.

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MIDNIGHT PERSONS We take a look at Hector Trunnec’s beautiful artwork of ‘Midnight Persons’.

ENOTECA Step inside the wonderfully branded wine shop Enoteca from Lviv, Ukraine.


MAKING 2017 is fast approaching its halfway point and with that comes another edition of DEZINE. May is an important month for DEZINE, as it was May of 2016 when I actually started toying with what would eventually become the publication you see before you. And it’s thanks to the fantastic readers and artists, that in less than a year, what was then just an idea is now a reality. Once again, we’re featuring some amazing talents, and it’s been a delight to work with and chat to the artists who have kindly allowed us to showcase their unbelievable work. Thanks for joining us for Issue 03, we hope you enjoy it.


S P E C I A L T H A N KS TO. . .





DESIGNERS/ARTISTS: Hande Güler, IC4Design, Firas Medrows, Zahir Mirza, Shaun Mulhern, Natasha Nikulina, OMD Cairo, Hend Raafat, Andreas Schwitter, Hector Trunnec, Romain Trystram

MODELS: Morgan Burke, Taylor Brabston, Erica East, Megan Emmett, Mitch Fraker, Bethy Gebrkidan, Annika Grey, Jackie Kuczinski, Blair Lee, Mariah Lynn, Lindsay Marie, Ivy Matheson, Joshua Maxwell, Maddie Miller, Lena Reed, Michaela Hrušová Riegle, Sophia Ryanna, Ishaan Singhal, Kristina Srzich, Amelia Zadro

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Sid Avery, Pritiza Barua, Adam Chin, Griselda Duch, Rick Kostandeanos, Robert MacNeil, Geraint Rowland, Julia Trotti, Lucas Zimmerman

WRITERS: Stephanie Benfield, Jordan Braddock,Victor Haffling, Shari Miller, Geraint Rowland, Connor Sherwood, Iain Stewart, Ben Wainman, Charlie Watkinson

And a huge thank you to


Photographer: Julia Trotti Model: Kristina Srzich






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We hear from Sydney-based

We take a look at the beautiful

Stephanie Benfield explains

fashion photographer,

artwork of crowd-funded comic

why the creative industry

Julia Trotti.

book ‘Midnight Persons’.

needs a rethink.









Robert MacNeil returns to

Step inside the wonderfully

We take a look at one

Check out a sample of Ohio

DEZINE with Spin, an ethereal

branded wine shop, Enoteca,

of the all time great debates -

based photographer

story of light and dark.

from Lviv, Ukraine.

Mac vs PCs.

Rick’s fantastic work.







Charlie Watkinson takes a step

Griselda Duch shows us that

Finding women in

back in time and talks about our

everyday pictures can be related

the workplace shouldn’t

growing love of the vintage.

by the simplest means.

be this hard.













We look back at the work of

A selection of illustrations from


mptv founder and Hollywood

Romain Trystram’s ongoing

Geraint Rowland returns with

photographer, Sid Avery.

series ‘Neighbourhoods’.

another fantastic photojournal.








A designer’s guide to the

Adam partnered with

Photography shows us things we


benefits and negatives of

Urban Outfitters to create an

otherwise overlook, such as a

Style is such an incredible

working from home.

androgynous look for this shoot.

simple traffic light on the street.

form of design...








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JULIA TROTTI We hear from Sydney-based fashion photographer, Julia Trotti, as she tells us all about her career.

Featured Models Kristina Srzich, Amelia Zadro, Ivy Matheson Annika Grey, Blair Lee, Joshua Maxwell Erica East, Megan Emmett

I am inspired by locations more often than not I will come across somewhere beautiful that will spark ideas for an editorial.

Tell us a bit about yourself and how you first got into photography?

I’m Julia Trotti, a fashion photographer based in Sydney, Australia. My work consists of fashion campaigns, lookbooks, editorials, portrait work as well as travel photography. I have been creative for as long as I can remember. At first I dabbled in creating work out of traditional mediums, then moved on to creating photo manipulations in Photoshop with stock images I found on the Internet. I truly loved editing and retouching, and slowly wanted to start taking more control over the images I created. That’s when I picked up a camera to start shooting and fell in love with the art of photography. I started photographing more and manipulating in Photoshop less until photography became my full time profession. Who or what are your main sources of inspiration?

While I love awing at the beautiful work Tim Walker creates (one of my favourite photographers who inspired me to get into photography), I tend to find my

inspiration in other places. I am inspired by locations - more often than not I will come across somewhere beautiful that will spark ideas for an editorial. I am also inspired by emotions, colours, lighting and new faces. What would be the best piece of advice that you could give a new photographer?

Go out and shoot! You can read about photography, spend time organising and planning but the best practice and the fastest way to learn is to get out there and start doing. What do you look for in a model when you are planning a portrait session?

I love working with other creatives who are passionate about what they do. Whether it is a makeup artist, model, stylist - working with a group of people who are all hard working and love what they do can really make for an amazing photoshoot. As for models, I look for someone who is able to connect with a camera, who isn’t afraid of showing emotion and moving seamlessly.

“Go out and shoot! You can read about photography, spend time organising and planning but the best practice and the fastest way to learn is to get out there and start doing.”

What has been your favourite photography project to work on so far?

One of my favourite editorials I’ve photographed is Salt on Your Skin ( As I wrote in my blog post, I had worked with Ivy the model on a planned editorial a few weeks back, and the day before she was set to leave Australia back home to Canada, we decided to shoot last minute. I contacted a close friend of mine who is a makeup artist and that afternoon we were sitting at the desolate beach ready to take some photos. The whole day was completely unplanned - we each brought

some clothes that we threw together for our outfits and spent our time running through the sand and the waves taking pictures. Sometimes the shoots with the least amount of planning can be the most magical. What are you currently working on, is there anything we should be looking out for?

After a busy start to the summer season of shooting for clients, I am looking to spend more time shooting a few personal projects. I have a few travel plans this month to some amazing locations where I want to create some travel editorials.


MIDNIGHT PERSONS We take a look at the beautiful artwork of ‘Midnight Persons’, a comic created by Jordan Braddock with art by Hector Trunnec. “Midnight Persons is a story about a group of individuals who decide to become more than human to help mankind ascend a world depleted of it's resources.”

Hector Trunnec Artist


idnight Persons is a comic set in a near future that may or may not be our own. The world has reached its last breath after global warming has taken its toll on the ozone layer, driving the planet's human population into bio hub cities to protect themselves from the sun's rays while the animal and plant life are largely wiped out. The story centers around a man named Dr. Grant Young, an artist and professor who is trying to find a way to save humanity from its fate by inciting them to take to the skies and form a civilization in space and eventually on another planet. The political powers of the time deal with the global

pandemic by utilizing the hub cities - giant dome constructs fitted with entire ecosystems and living quarters inside to simultaneously provide shelter for the population and a place for plant life to grow with controlled sunlight. The wealthy live and rule from underground bunker cities while the middle class work and carry out their days in the domes as farmers, merchants, and service providers. Surrounding each dome is a network of lower grade cities equipped with massive solar plates positioned like a roof over each population.These plates simultaneously garnish power and provide protection from the deadly UV rays.

The habitats underneath consist of abandoned cities from the old world left behind by the higher class for the domes. All of the impoverished citizens of each dome live in these ghettos and act as the military and border patrol for their society, trading blood for shade and food. It is Grant's initiative to rid the world of this backwards logic via starting a movement to leave earth all together. Realizing that politics won't be the answer due to man's fear of change, he instead decides to create an initiative to become something more than human. By contacting and commissioning a leading bio engineer and artistic savant named Tezca Zorya, they are

able to construct a helmet that amplifies Grant's thoughts and force of will to supernatural levels of telekinetic manipulation allowing him to move objects with his mind and manipulate reality as well as manipulate people's thoughts. He takes on a persona named Mr. Listen to hide his identity and garnish further attention for his initiative to save all mankind. It is his firm belief that the public at large would be most inspired by something they looked up to but had believed impossible until they'd seen it. A real super hero.


s a Sequential Art professor, Grant has an encyclopedic knowledge of comic books and graphic novels and a deep passion for what super heroes symbolize and are capable of. This combined with his and Tezca's theory that man is on the brink of its next evolutionary step sets them on a path that will change humanity forever. He is committed to unlocking their potential to leave earth and live in space and beyond. He believes this is possible through global self actualization. Dr.Young cannot do this alone, however, and proceeds to awaken similar abilities within others willing to believe that they are capable. He does this with the intent to commit acts of terrorism against the government in order to overthrow the system from inside and out. Grant and Tezca's theory on the next evolutionary phase along with their success with Grant prompts them to believe that they can create more "ascendants" and that with help and belief, everyone will be able to rise above their earthly bonds. Grant starts with a drifter and con

artist that he meets named Kevin Sigmund. A vagrant and con artist with no connection to society, no home, and nothing to lose, Kevin meets Grant during a heist gone wrong and is talked into undergoing the same process as Dr.Young in exchange for cash and food. Grant allows Kevin to stay in his house and equips him with his own helmet, strapping him to a chair, and flooding his mind with martial arts techniques and comic panels of super heroes for hours in order to take advantage of the helmet's "hyper focus" ability and essentially program him to be the world's first real super hero. This plan has one drawback though, as both Grant and Kevin lose their identities when they put on their helmets and open their minds to the universe. They become susceptible to entirely separate psyches born from their alter egos "Mr. Listen" and "12" and lose all sense of self until the helmet is removed. To counteract this, Grant finds another person with a strong will that wants to believe named Kezana Middleton.

Undervalued: Why The Creative Industry Needs A Rethink Writer / Stephanie Benfield


reativity, innovation, originality; the key skills that are the foundation of every business, art and forum. Being creative is an incredible power, it is the art of your brain putting together ideas from what you research, experience and feel. As the brain processes all of this information, it will give you a brainwave or a spark that will bring success to your objective or whatever you are trying to achieve. It is predicted that only 15% of the population have this creative flair and incredible brain power, so why is it so undervalued and underappreciated? More importantly, how can we shift the mindset so that creativity is valued as much as any other skill? Education System

Through schooling and education, the creative subjects are labelled a ‘soft skill’. Students are actively encouraged not to study and pursue these subjects under formal education because they are seen as a waste of time, that will not lead to employment. While creativity is a raw talent, creative professionals such as designers, writers and photographers need to invest in their craft through studying. Moreover, it is a remarkable achievement that as well as talent, creative professionals also have technical ability to understand software, business acumen and tools of the trade. Instead of being considered ‘soft’ the mindset needs to change to ‘broad’. With creative subjects, students broaden their knowledge and opinions. The creative lessons let students express themselves which is something that ‘hard’ subjects fail to do. Not only do students get to learn the history and principles behind a craft, but they also have the chance to give it a personalization and original flair, offering a more well-rounded education which shouldn’t be dismissed. The Business World

Creativity is at the heart of every business, whether it is admitted or not. Without that first fledgeling idea or design of a new product, companies wouldn’t exist, and it is all down to creativity and

innovation. A common misconception is that creatives are not professional and this inherent abuse of the skills that the creatives provide cause reduced prices, undervaluing and underappreciation. Sadly, we all accept the life of a professional to be financially unstable, insecure and ultimately, poorly paid. Many people believe that you don’t need to be paid much if you are doing something fun and you love, but what people don’t consider is the investment creative professionals put into their craft; from education, equipment and software. Businesses abuse the creative sector, and it is clear to see from how much business charge clients for creative outputs that there is value in work. What companies need to do to appreciate the creativity is to pay fairly and support the mind of a creative professional; giving freedom to the creative mind and, in turn, the business will be repaid with excellent and exciting results. Own Belief System

Unfortunately, undervaluing is often something that is bred in the creative mindset. Weeks and months may go into a project as well as blood, sweat and tears and there will still be something that needs to be improved. Despite consuming all of your waking moments, the fact that it isn’t perfect will naturally make you undervalue your work. Instead of undervaluing yourself, think critically about the cost of your time and skill as well as the results your work can and will achieve. When people offer praise, don’t undermine their knowledge, accept it and value yourself higher. Revalue

For the business and education system to realise the value, it starts with you. Creative professionals need to understand their value in a realistic, results-driven and practical way. Everything you have invested into your creativity needs to be repaid through your hard work. Increase the value of yourself and everything that has gone into your craft and hopefully; we can change the mindset.


In a new series from acclaimed Canadian Photographer, Robert MacNeil, Spin is an ethereal story of light and dark. Robert is known worldwide for his fashion and abstract photography, which focus heavily on powerful colours. Spin is the next logical step in his continuing journey in the medium of photography.

Robert MacNeil Photographer


n speaking with Robert, he tells us that he was on his way home from a fashion photoshoot when he began seeing a red glow over the horizon. As he drove closer and closer it became evident the beautiful colours came from a local fair with rides. As all photographers tend to be inquisitive, he went towards with the hopes of possibly finding something worth capturing with his camera. Robert states “As I walked in I saw the rides in a different light than I did as a child. I loved the rides when I was younger but now I only saw the colours spinning and creating this beautiful glow in the dark night. I wanted to capture the rides as I saw them now as an artist, a snapshot of beauty and enjoyment for all to see.” “I shot the series then actually forgot about it as I was swamped with projects. When I discovered them months later I fell in love again with the bands of colour. Slow down and step back, try to see the world as a child again but with the appreciation of an adult.”are a picture perfect travel destination.


ENOTECA The wine shop Enoteca from Lviv, Ukraine, offers a very special and carefully selected product range.

Natasha Nikulina Graphic Designer

The word "enoteca" is of Greek origin and literally means wine repository of a bottled wine collection. The wine shop Enoteca from Lviv, Ukraine, offers a very special and carefully selected product range. In addition, their greatest advantage is to provide their customers with consultation by experienced and knowledgeable sommeliers. So at Enoteca, you can not only purchase a beverage, but you can learn how to serve it properly as well as taste it on the spot in a relaxing atmosphere. In future, the wine shop is going to hold thematic workshops and conduct lectures about wine culture. Wine culture is not for everyone, but

for those who understand and can feel the difference between many sorts of wine, it conveys a kind of status. Also the logotype for Enoteca is supposed to be about traditions and also about development of these traditions today, about being modern. The new logotype suggests a noble side avoiding old fashion styles to correctly emphasize the exclusivity of the place. The sign-in logotype is a coat of arms, the symbol of tradition, with a slightly notable elegant letter E and it is carefully combined with a modern typography. The best way to use this logotype is to print on high quality paper and with gold stamping.

Are you Mac or PC? Writer / Ben Wainman


ince the dawn of time, humans have spent endless amounts of time pondering some of the most important debates in history: Did Han shoot first? Or was it Greedo?, Were Ross and Rachel on a break?, Do you prefer Pepsi or Coke? Now, we all know that Han did in fact shoot first (regardless of what George Lucas would have you believe) but what about Macs and PCs, which of these titanic machines really does reign supreme? It may seem pretty obvious that for designers, it’s got to be a Mac. And many would agree. But they can be pretty expensive – for the money you’d spend on an iMac, you could potentially build a PC from scratch to the same specifications and also save yourself some cash. Macs do tend to be the best platform for design and creativity, that’s mainly down to the strength of its applications and the fact that Macs are usually top quality machines. Not to say there aren’t PCs that could do the job just as well. Considering you can build a PC, it can basically be anything you want

it to be (You could even install a Mac OS on to it if you were so inclined). The only real issue is that there are applications that only run on Macs, and sometimes their PC counterparts can be bug-ridden afterthoughts. Until I started my first ‘proper’ job in design, I was a champion of the PC (mainly because I couldn’t afford a Mac) and it was fine. It had enough RAM and good enough hardware to cope with the adobe applications I needed it to run. Macs always frightened me with their lack of buttons and simple app icons, but by the end of my first week working on my Power Mac G5 (old school, I know) I had fallen in love with the fluidity and simple elegance of the machine. And I firmly believe that once you’ve had Mac, you can never go back! But that’s just me! What’s your preference? And more importantly, why?


RICK KO S TA N D E A N O S Rick Kostandeanos is a 33 year old internationally published photographer based out of Columbus, OH. We take a look at just a small sample of Rick’s extensive portfolio of beautifully captured images.

Featured Models Taylor Brabston, Morgan Burke, Mitch Fraker, Bethy Gebrkidan, Mariah Lynn, Lindsay Marie, Maddie Miller, Lena Reed, Michaela Hrušová Riegle, Sophia Ryanna

A Step Back in Time Writer / Charlie Watkinson


ith the growing sales of vinyl and vintage clothing, it looks like we are taking a step back in time, but the way we take photographs is also taking a step back. Polaroid cameras and inventions like printers that connect to your phone to act like a polaroid camera are growing. Although there is a world of photography where an image isn’t instant, the final product is more than waiting a few seconds to see it on the screen but it could take up to a few days to get your film processed and printed. With the long process and having to buy new film each time you want to shoot, photographing with a 35mm film camera may seem expensive and somewhat unnecessary. However old cameras are getting easier to find either online, in charity stores and even laying around in older family member houses. Film may be the most expensive part of film photography but if you know where to look, it doesn’t have to cost too much. Out of date 35mm film can also be used and found cheaper online than in date film from a local store. The outcome from out of date films is not always certain, but most of the time, an effect is created which enhances the final image. However, if you don’t know the conditions which the film was kept in, you could lose your images altogether which will not only waste your money, but also your time

and effort. Film can be bought online in bulk, either already in canisters or in a roll where you will have to have access to a dark room or darkroom bag to load the film into canisters. The joy of being the person in charge of the final product is somewhat exciting and nerve-racking. For me, the best bit of shooting in film is seeing your final prints show though on the photo paper when it’s developing. Although you can’t develop your own films to images, the joy of getting the paper wallet back and searching through your own images is so pleasing. Being so involved with each step of creating the image is satisfying and holding the final product in your hands is something that can’t be achieved when using a digital camera. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing playing around with a film camera is always fun. Playing with your ideas and pushing back the time of photography to grasp a real feel of the only way photographers use to work is interesting. If you want to play around with the idea of film photography there is a growing community on Youtube with not only a few videos dedicated to film photography but also whole channels dedicated to bringing the art back. Give it a go, you never know what you could achieve.


“Individual creativity is a canon of Contemporary Culture, within a Contemporary Society that bring us equilibrium. Equilibrium, such as equipoise, steadiness and stability is a goal of this series, trying to represent how under-appreciated everyday pictures can be related by the simplest means, creating equilibrium, acquiring relevance.�

Griselda Duch Photographer

Finding women at work shouldn’t be this hard In Egypt, women make up only 23% of the workforce. To highlight this injustice, DDB Dubai created a print campaign for UN Women Egypt, titled “Finding Her”. In three ads, the readers were challenged to find the woman in technology, politics, and science, three up-and-coming industries in Egypt. The main message behind the campaign is to shed light on the importance of equal opportunities for Egyptian women to participate in the labor force and contribute to the development of the Egyptian society. These striking executions were illustrated by IC4Design, an awardwinning duo from Hiroshima, Japan. “Research shows that gender parity in the workforce can increase Egypt’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 34%. So engaging women in the workforce does not only benefit the women and their families, but it also has great positive benefits for the country’s economy as a whole”, stated Jorg Schimmel, UN Women Country Director a.i. Commenting on the campaign, Firas Medrows, Executive Creative Director of DDB Dubai, says: “Even though the percentage of women in the workforce is so low, the issue still goes largely unnoticed. By creating these elaborate ads that you really spend time looking at, we wanted to raise awareness for the cause.”

Credits: Client: UN Women Egypt Agency: DDB Dubai Executive Creative Director: Firas Medrows Group Creative Director: Zahir Mirza Associate Creative Director: Hande Güler Art Director: Hande Güler Art Director: Andreas Schwitter Copywriter:Victor Haffling Copywriter: Iain Stewart Planner: Hend Raafat Illustrator: IC4Design Media Agency: OMD Cairo


SID AV E R Y Sid Avery (1918 – 2002) was a legendary American photographer. Perhaps best known for capturing the private moments of iconic Hollywood celebrities, Sid had the honour of working with some of the all time greats both past and present, and they with him. Join us for a look back at Sid’s incredible body of work including anecdotes from the man himself. See more of Sid’s work in Sid Avery -the art of the hollywood snapshot by Ron Avery and Tony Nourmand.

Photo Credits All photographs: © 1978 Sid Avery / Fine art prints of all images available at

Frank Sinatra at a Capitol Records recording session in Los Angeles 1954 Š 1978 Sid Avery

FRANK S I N AT R A “I worked with a lot of people at Capitol Records, but Frank Sinatra was one of the people I worked with most often. I was always impressed with his natural sense of tempo. I was already a fan of Frank’s music before I started photographing him at Capitol, but once I started seeing him at work in the recording studio I was very impressed with his professionalism.You also had to know exactly when to approach Frank. I prided myself on not invading his space when I felt he wouldn’t be receptive to being photographed.”

BOB NEWHART “This the funniest guy on radio who came to Hollywood to make films. He was staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel – this was his first trip to Hollywood… We went to UCLA and did a whole series of photos – of him shotputting and playing golf.This is his concept of the world’s greatest hurdler in track. His sense of humor was really wonderful.” Bob Newhart is an American comedian and actor. Avery photographed him in 1961 as he was emerging as a prominent player on the stand-up circuit: the same year that his album, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart became a worldwide bestseller. Avery was also responsible for photographing the album cover. It remains the twentieth best selling comedy album in history.

Bob Newhart 1961 © 1978 Sid Avery

ELIZABETH TAY L O R “I sat across the table from Elizabeth Taylor. I had put my Hasselblad camera down next to my plate. Next to her was Rock Hudson and the assistant director and next to me was James Dean and the director George Stevens. After finishing lunch, Liz pulled her chair back to get a little sun and when I saw her face up in the sun, with the light on it – it was just exquisite and I couldn’t resist making a shot. It has become one of her favorite shots and is one of my favorite shots – it was just so candid and she looked so terrific. It’s so odd because her violet eyes are such an important part of her beauty and yet her eyes were closed in this photo – but still her face is incredible..”

Elizabeth Taylor sunning herself while on location in Marfa, Texas for the film "Giant" 1955 Š 1978 Sid Avery

Debbie Reynolds at home with her children Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher 1960 Š 1978 Sid Avery

DEBBIE REYNOLDS “She was such a doll.This assignment was just a few months after Elizabeth Taylor ‘palled up’ with Eddie Fisher. And yet Debbie was nice enough to work with me – she was very cooperative. I spent a lot of time with her and her children – she was up all the time (I went to a lot of different places with her – and shot quite a bit). Incidentally, during this period, the studios were fighting with television, trying to stop their audience from staying home instead of going to the movies. So studios were turning to gimmicks like super wide screens, 3-dimension, smell-a-thonics, and God knows what else.This was a tough period for the studios.” The late Debbie Reynolds features here with her children, Todd Fisher and the late great Carrie Fisher famous for her role as Princess Leia in ‘Star Wars’.

AUDREY HEPBURN “After working all morning, she wanted to take a lunch break and I went with her.When we were going down the street (she was cycling and I was walking), I saw her little car back there – one of the early Thunderbirds, which was very popular – and her little dog called Famous, and I asked her to stop to snap this photo. Even though her clothes are so casual, she looked so stylish and was so far ahead of most of the ladies in show business, as far as fashion was concerned. She was one of the nicest people that I’ve ever worked with, from inside or outside [the industry]. A great lady at all times, she possessed class and great beauty, and was always compassionate to the dispossessed and needy later in life, with a heart of gold. She was so giving that everybody that I knew loved her – I didn’t know anybody who didn’t love Audrey Hepburn.”

Audrey Hepburn with her pet dog, Famous, on the Paramount studio backlot 1957 Š 1978 Sid Avery

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward at their Beverly Hills home 1958 Š 1978 Sid Avery

PA U L NEWMAN AND JOANNE W O O D WA R D “The most relaxed couple I have ever worked with.When I went to knock on the door to get in to do the shooting, it was like being invited into some old friend’s home.They were so warm and so relaxed and so easy going – here have some popcorn, get yourself a beer, open up the refrigerator.We spent a little bit of time shooting together and it was one of the most fun assignments that I had. Absolutely no star ego at all, real people. At this particular time, she had already won an Oscar for The Three Faces of Eve. And he never had an Oscar so she went out and had one made for him called ‘Noscar’ [No Oscar] and presented it to him. He looks a bit downhearted but that’s the breaks.”

MARLON BRANDO “I was assigned by the Saturday Evening Post to do a few pictures of Brando on his first visit to Los Angeles for a film. He was living in a little shack up in Beverly Glen. I had called to get permission to shoot and he said, ‘I can’t give you any time – I’m leaving for New York. If you want to come in for a quick shot, I’ll do it.’ I’ve always thought this photo to most depict the 1950s – with the bongos and African art. He was extremely relaxed, innovative and was thoroughly enjoyable. Plus, I must say, he was a very rewarding photographic subject even though he had an aversion to publicity and very little time for our shoot because he had to leave for New York. However, he gave me one of my best home layouts.”

Marlon Brando at his Beverly Glen home in Los Angeles 1953 Š 1978 Sid Avery

Dean Martin in his dressing room, "ostentatiously avoiding temptation," in Hollywood 1961 Š 1978 Sid Avery

DEAN MARTIN “Talk about ‘relaxed’ – he was the epitome of cool. Loving father, extremely funny and talented, and a great joy to work with. Dean was leaving his restaurant, Dino’s, on Sunset Boulevard. All these fans would hang out there because celebrities always came to his restaurant. … You can see what his lunch was composed of – it looks like a martini, an egg and maybe a muffin. He was a very popular singer, actor, entertainer, good golfer and an all around nice guy. He was always one of my favorite people. I thought of the whole Rat Pack, he was the one that had the greatest sense of humor. He was naturally funny. His eldest son, Dino, was later killed (he was in the Air National Guard and his plane flew into a mountain). Dean was a great family man – even when he was working in Las Vegas, he would always get to bed early so that he could get up early and play golf.” Avery spent a considerable amount of time with Dean Martin and photographed him on a number of occasions. In 1959, he captured Dean at work in the studio with Sammy Cahn and Louis Prima. In 1961, while working on an assignment for the Saturday Evening Post (‘I Call on Dean Martin’, 29 April 1961), he photographed Dean leaving his restaurant, arriving home in his 1960 Facel Vega HK500 and surrounded by his family at his Brentwood home (with wife Jeanne and children Claudia, Gail, Deana, Gina, Dean Paul and Ricci).

JAMES DEAN “This was a tough kid. James Dean. A rebel. All my photos on Rebel Without a Cause are gone [except for two]. I don’t know what happened to them – they may show up someday. People told me before I went to see him at Griffith Park Observatory that he had almost all the photographers kicked off the set.When I went there, I had just bought a new camera called the Hasselblad with a 250mm lens (which made it look impressive). So, I stood way back and I only made a couple of snapshots of him when he wasn’t really working – he was relaxing. He got curious about the camera and he came over – I gave him a lesson on how to focus and shoot the camera. I told him what it was, where it came from and what the principal was mechanically. From thereon, any place that I went, when he saw me and he wasn’t actually filming, he would give me all kinds of wonderful photos. I remember that he did a whole series of photos with Natalie Wood, romancing her under the tree in front of the observatory – he was putting his arm around her shoulder, nose to nose, and so many other great things. But I don’t have any of it. All I can tell you is that it was wonderful.”

James Dean on the set of "Rebel Without a Cause" 1955 © 1978 Sid Avery

"Ocean's Eleven" Brad Pitt, photographer Sid Avery Š 2001 Warner Brothers Photo by Bob Marshak

OCEAN’S ELEVEN “This was a film that I worked on where I was shooting Sammy Davis Jr. I came in and shot a lot of pictures of these guys horsing around the way they did on the set – throwing cherry bombs [firecrackers] in each other’s dressing rooms, fast draw games, etc.They would stage these fight scenes for me and I shot a lot of those.This particular photo [the cast shot around pool table] has become more of an icon than anything else that I’ve shot. I asked the director Lewis Milestone if I could take this photo after they were shooting a scene of the gang planning the robbery.The director said, ‘I’ll give you a couple minutes.’ So, I got set up and put my camera on the tripod and made two exposures and then the director says, ‘That’s it!’ Both exposures were pretty good – this one was a little bit better and it’s the one I’ve always used. In 2001 I got a call from Warner Bros and they asked me if I would like to shoot the new cast and I said, ‘No, I’ve been directing film for 35 years and I don’t think I should. Besides, I don’t have any camera equipment.’ Upon hearing this, my son, Ron, told me to put them on hold and he said, ‘Look, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to have a lot of fun. I’ll be the production manager and we’ll get some of the photographers who have worked for you and who are now top photographers in the business – and they’ll be your assistants.They’ll bring their gear so we would be able to do it.’ So I finally accepted the offer and I had a wonderful time. The producer, Jerry Weintraub, was very warm and friendly – he hugged me all the time. Everybody in the cast, especially the old-timers that I worked with before – even Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon, etc., all of whom I’ve never worked with before – all of them came over and said what an honor for us to have you shoot the picture. I kept thinking to myself, what an honor it is for me, at this age to come back and have an opportunity like this..”

Ocean’s Eleven original cast photographed on set by Sid Avery, 1960. Full cast, from left to right: Richard Conte, Buddy Lester, Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Akim Tamiroff, Richard Benedict, Henry Silva, Norman Fell, and Clem Harvey.

Ocean’s Eleven remake cast, photographed on set by Sid Avery, 2001. Full cast, from left to right: Bernie Mac, Casey Affleck, Li Dian Feng, Scott Caan, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Elliott Gould, Don Cheadle, Edward Jemison, and Carl Reiner.

Sid Avery 1978 © 1978 Ron Avery

“With pride I can say I am fortunate to have known Sid Avery – if you have a few hours I’ll tell you the many reasons why! In this short parcel of printed real estate, I will tell you Sid Avery was always a gentleman and the very definition of a great photographer. I recall his visits to capture the Dean Martin family on film at our home in Beverly Hills. We were all nervous, but soon found ourselves feeling at ease with Sid (he even had a sense of humour that equalled my father’s.) It didn’t take long for us to feel comfortable and safe through the lens of Sid Avery’s world. To this day, Sid’s silver framed photos fill and adorn our home. He was a noble man, a giant in his field and he remains a National Treasure. My husband John and I spent many cherished evenings with Sid and his lovely wife Diana. We’d never tire of hearing the stories of his encounters with Hollywood royalty and his life experiences; I miss him deeply. Sid Avery loved his family and his work – and I love Sid Avery! Memories are made of this.” -

Deana Martin


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Geraint Rowland Photographer


t almost 4,000 metres above sea level on the border of Bolivia and Peru lies Lake Titicaca. Lake Titicaca is impressive being both South America's largest lake and the highest navigable lake in the World. Seven kilometres from the shores of Puno on the Peruvian side are the floating Uros islands, home to the Uros or Uru people. These unique islands are built entirely from the totora reeds that grow in the shallows of the lake. The reeds are also used to build the homes they live in, the boats they travel in and handicraft they sell to visitors of the islands. The semi edible reeds are even eaten by the locals who playfully refer to it as Uros icecream. Some 1000 Uros people live across forty two islands on the lake where the younger children even attend school. The island people make a living from fishing, textiles and in more recent years through selling crafts and tourism. The Uros islands are easy to reach with regular boats leaving throughout the day from Puno. The islands are now firmly on the South American tourist trail, however they are well worth a visit. Lake Titicaca has some of bluest skies I have ever seen and the islanders are amongst the most colourful. I took these images over the course of a few days when I visited the islands last June. Due to the vivid sky and the striking clothing of the locals the imagery is best portrayed in colour. The Uros Islands really are a picture perfect travel destination.

“I’m a big believer in f lex time, and I think that you should be able to work when you want and when you’re at your most productive.”


Writer / Shari Miller

I just finished blow-drying my hair. Putting on makeup, and actually picking out an outfit. Including shoes! I might not leave my house today, but I’m ready for work. Working from home can present any number of challenges. For most people who face a rushed morning followed by a slow and infuriating commute, working from home sounds like a dream. My friends get so jealous when they find out I work from home, and I know they have visions of me sitting around in pajamas all day, bingeing on Netflix and mowing through snacks. While this pretty much IS my evening routine, when it comes to 9 to 5 (or oftentimes more like 6 to 6), I’m all about business. I’ve been working from home as a graphic and website designer for almost 8 years. I run a very busy and productive business so I’ve pretty much

mastered the at home thing, and I’m really happy to share some of the tips I’ve learned along the way. Remote work is more and more common these days, but to be a successful remote or home worker, you have to have discipline. For me, I have set work hours. While I don’t set an alarm, I automatically wake up around 6 a.m. Working from home (unless you are working remotely for a company with set hours) doesn’t necessarily mean you have to get up early. I’m a big believer in flex time, and I think that you should be able to work when you want and when you’re at your most productive. I know a lot of web designers who are most productive between the hours of midnight and 4 a.m., so if this is your jam, take advantage of it! For me, I happen to be at my best first thing in the morning (after coffee of course). But I get up

M HOME: GUIDE every day like it’s a work day. I drink my coffee and check my email, and pretty much blow right into the day. I can get a lot done between 6 and 9 because I’m not interrupted by emails as much. A really important thing I do is get dressed. I really feel strongly whether you’re a girl or a guy, that getting up, showering, shaving, and actually putting on clothes (real clothes, I don’t sit around in a suit all day, I just wear jeans (and yes I own like 20 pairs because that’s my wardrobe staple!)), but I actually do put on something that I would wear to a business casual office. I’m also a big believer in shoes. This may sound weird, but being showered and fully dressed with shoes on just makes me feel more productive. I already sometimes feel like I don’t have a “real job” even though I earn a solid income and have been in business for a number of years, and being fully dressed helps me feel more legit. Opinions vary on this, but I actually do leave the tv on when I’m working, but only to news. Working from home can leave me feeling really disconnected and isolated, and having live news on (like CNN or BBC) lets me feel like I’m connected to the real world. I don’t find it distracting either, like I would if I were watching a show and I can’t mentally get past watching daytime television. Otherwise I listen to music, or if I need to concentrate, silence (which you don’t get in an office). I’m also big on exercise. You don’t have to be an athlete, even just getting out for a

brisk walk is important to clear your head. I usually wait till I get really mad at a client and then pound out a run (just kidding - sort of), but I do run every day, usually in the morning. This also helps with feeling less disconnected and it’s just good for you. Some people like to leave the house for lunch. I’m not a big daytime eater so this doesn’t interest me, but for some people, it works. In the past 6 months I’ve started playing tennis at lunchtime, but I’m not 100% on this. It’s good to break up the day, but on the other hand, when I’m in “the zone” leaving the house can be really distracting (and frankly, if you need to work a real 8 to 9 hour day, can eat up valuable time). But experts would probably agree that getting out of the house at some point during the work day is important. The other thing that I do is get out of the house at night. I have a pretty solid social life, so I try to do something in the evening - get a coffee, take a walk, hang out with friends, whatever. You don’t want to become a recluse. And speaking of friends, if you work from home it’s important to set boundaries with your friends. A lot of people think I can just pop out anytime in the middle of the day for coffee or whatever, and while technically this is true, it’s really not. My business is successful because I treat it like a real business. Whatever I wouldn’t do in an office I try not to do at home (okay this is a bit of an exaggeration, there are some major plusses to remote work) but like, I wouldn’t just dip out at 2:30 to go grab a latte if I worked in an office. A lot of times I don’t even tell people I work from home. I just let them think I work in an office because it cuts those sort of things off at the pass. My final piece of advice on working from home is setting tech boundaries. I would work 15 hours a day if I could. So we already know all about how you’re supposed to turn off your phone before you go to sleep, etc. but if you work from home, tech boundaries are doubly important. Most people who work from

home have a separate office, I actually prefer to work on my Macbook on the couch. It’s just more comfortable for me (though I might be paying for it later, ergonomically). So its even harder to create a boundary between work and home. The major thing I do is manage email. This requires some discipline, but I have my email open from when I get up to 5 p.m. At 5 p.m., email window goes off, not to be reopened till the morning. I also deactivated email alerts on my iphone. The last thing I want to do is be out and about at night when I’m technically “off ” and have someone dinging me. It can be dealt with in the morning. This is incredibly important. Some people go so far as to put their computer out of sight, shut the door to their office, etc., but you have to create a boundary between work time and home time. I also put any work-related paperwork, notes, etc. in a drawer, I don’t even want to see it when the day is done. Working from home has its advantages, but you can’t put the cart before the horse. A lot of people start out with the goal of working from home. This doesn’t make sense to me, and it smacks of envelope-stuffing pyramid schemes. My company evolved organically, till it became prudent to “quit my day job” and begin working full-time for myself. I had no end goal of working from home, but it didn’t (and doesn’t) make sense financially to rent an office. I think if you do what you love and what you’re good at, you might be able to build it into a full-time business, but your end goal has to be doing what you love, not doing what you love so you can sit on the sofa! I feel blessed to have such flexibility but there’s a lot of work behind it. I feel like I actually work more than my friends who have office jobs. It’s dedication and discipline (and lots of luck!) that have gotten my company to where it is today and I try to do everything I can to stay healthy and productive in my unconventional work environment.


ADAM CHIN “Jackie and I set out to create something contemporary and powerful. We partnered with urban outfitters to create almost an androgynous look with the jump suit and overalls, coupled with Jackie's immense beauty.�

Featured Model Jackie Kuczinski




“The possibility that light is “visible” in fog fascinates me. The unknown hue of blueish light is like the fog hidden for the human eye, but photography shows us things we otherwise overlook, such as a simple traffic light on the street. An all known object which produces a strong effect in an unnatural situation with a simple photographic setup.”

Lucas Zimmermann Photographer

Camera Model: Canon 5d Mk II Shutter speed: 20s ISO: 800 Focal length: 24mm Aperture: f 5,6 Additional Equipment: tripod

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BEAUTY AND THE HYPEBEAST Writer / Connor Sherwood

In a tale as old as time, queues trail through the kingdom as hundreds upon hundreds wait in line for the latest box logo collab. Amass the crowds are the hardened veterans of the weekly drop, the plugs, the new faces on the block and even the casual fans out for the occasion. Because this time it’s big, bigger than normal, this time round the famous white on red is sprinkled with the unmissable 3 shape and 2 lettered pattern that is Louis Vuitton. This is the story of the once local skate brand who gained a cult following and ended up on the catwalk. Created from humble beginnings by James

Jebbia back in 1994 Manhattan, Supreme catered to the older skaters of New York who wanted to stray from the typical suburban brands of the ’90s skate scene. Producing short runs of each line so as to never be left with unwanted stock, Supreme gained traction as a highly sought after brand and started to collaborate with more well known names such as Vans, Nike and Stone Island. As time went on they grew themselves a considerable customer base from not just skaters but became regularly repped amongst rappers, celebrities and the rest of its fans. In this the cult following started as they created the perfect

“it’s not about being extreme or weird but about pushing the boundaries just enough.”

business model, items worn vividly by idols and a devotedly loyal fanbase combined with such small production runs that people began to queue for hours or even days just to get a single thing from one of their drops. This isn’t uncommon with the industry with other big names, like Bape (A Bathing Ape), Jumpman/Air Jordans and most recently Kanye’s own Yeezy Lines, being familiar with line waiters but none do it quite like them and while Supreme is a the household name for skaters, hip-hop fans and anyone who follows streetwear they really changed the game when their latest collab was announced back in January. Louis Vuitton has always been a high class name, known primarily for its luxury bags and accessories which also carry a high end price tag. So for them to choose to work with a brand like Supreme is kind of a big deal, I mean never did I ever imagine I would see the unmistakable LV pattern on a varsity jacket let alone a skateboard deck or baseball bat! There’s really only 2 ways to look at this, either LV are trying to stay on trend and work

into the hungry, hungry market that is low volume production streetwear, or street garms have finally found a solid footing on the catwalk and in the fashion world. I like to lean towards the latter as I see it as the beginning of a new era with so much potential. But it’s more than that, it’s the freedom for your outfit to be so unique and different yet still have taste and fit the mould, that is the beauty of it. Style is such an incredible form of design because it is self design. Styling yourself takes no formal training, no set location, no tools, just a keen eye and a sense of expression. Yes you can learn from others and take advice and even bite something off someone else if you really want, but either way it’s still you doing you. I’m not talking about walking around in bright yellow wellies, a mankini and a straw hat, it’s not about being extreme or weird but about pushing the boundaries just enough. There have been so many times that I’ve seen something pre-release and though how awful it is then as time goes on the more I look at it and think how it could work with other things and look at in a new light I begin to see a whole new side to the design and it really reaches out to my creative side. Now I’m well aware that this isn’t the first move of this sort, Adidas have just released a line in collaboration with Alexander Wang and while that too combines designer with street, to me it’s not the same. Don’t get me wrong some

of the stuff to drop is gorgeous but really it’s just too similar to what’s been done before. Adidas has done a ton of really nice designs and collabs of which this is just another. But those bold red and white patterns that shouldn’t mix but sit so well, that really hammers it home. To me that is iconic. At no surprise there will be some down sides to such a big collab from such different brands, each of which, to me, brings to the table one big issue. LV carries a designer price tag to the likes of which even hardcore ‘preme fans will wince at and Supreme will no doubt stick to short supply meaning that the drop will be small and only for those with no monetary concerns or the odd few willing to sleep in a tent for the next year just to cop the latest and greatest. But this is the beginning of something beautiful, a Romeo and Juliet if you will, two names from very different backgrounds united to become something very special and pave the way forward. Okay perhaps not quite so reminiscent of Shakespeare but a thing deserving of recognition of all the same.

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Selected Projects

PRITIZA BARUA Model : Ishaan Singhal Outfit details: The jacket is a fusion garment - not only edgy with the studs but is also a dressy jacket with floral embroidery. Picked up from Zara 's vintage collection.

THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE Graphic designer Shaun Mulhern recently submitted a new book cover design for Penguin Random House UK. The brief was 1 of 3 in which designers had to create a new book cover for either a adult fiction, adult non fiction or children's book. Shaun choose the children's book cover brief which was to create a new book cover design for The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4. Shaun's design brings more of an up to date & fresh modern look to the story with Shaun focusing on what a stereotypical 13 year old boy would find fashionable now. The design is greatly inspired by Snapchat with the front cover showing a smartphone using features which are quite common on snapchat E.G Emoji's & filters. The back cover also reflects the famous social media platform without breaking any copyright rules by dropping the blurb into a edited snapchat logo, the back cover also features the title of the boy's username which is common for snapchat users. Although the book was first published in the 1980's shaun wanted to bring the book design into 2017 & show something different to the judges which they are not expecting. If you liked this work be sure to check out Shaun’s website:


Taylor Brabston

Morgan Burke



Model featured in Rick Kostandeanos’s feature.

Model featured in Rick Kostandeanos’s feature.

Adam Chin

Griselda Duch

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Adam Chin is a NYC based photographer, specializing in blending lifestyles and fashion photography into a unique new perspective. He has worked with brands such as Urban Outfitters, American Eagle, Indy Brand Clothing, and many more. Starting in 2016, Adam has quickly amassed a following on his Instagram page of over 10 thousand users, a following that is still rapidly growing. In 2017, Adam will be setting his sights on new cities and more travels than ever before.

Griselda Duch is photographer who received a diploma on T&T from the University of Barcelona, in 2010. Her interest in photography led her to expand her concerns on different works within the Arts&Culture fields. Connecting tourism studies with photography, her work, exclusively digital, is sort of a personal diary composed of landscapes and urban sceneries.

Erica East

Megan Emmett



Model featured in our interview with Julia Trotti.

Model featured in our interview with Julia Trotti.

Mitch Fraker

Bethy Gebrkidan



Model featured in Rick Kostandeanos’s feature.

Model featured in Rick Kostandeanos’s feature.

Annika Grey (Vivien's Models) Instagram: Model featured in our interview with Julia Trotti.

Jackie Kuczinski

Rick Kostandeanos Instagram: Rick Kostandeanos is a 33 year old internationally published photographer based out of Columbus, OH.

Blair Lee (Chadwick Models)



Model featured in Adam Chin’s feature.

Model featured in our interview with Julia Trotti.

Mariah Lynn Instagram: Model featured in Rick Kostandeanos’s feature.

Robert MacNeil Website: Instagram: Twitter: Robert MacNeil is an acclaimed Canadian photographer. Robert is the photographer behind ‘Spin’ which features in this issue.

Lindsay Marie

Ivy Matheson (Vivien's Models)



Model featured in Rick Kostandeanos’s feature.

Model featured in our interview with Julia Trotti.

Joshua Maxwell Model featured in our interview with Julia Trotti.

Maddie Miller Instagram: Model featured in Rick Kostandeanos’s feature.

Shari Miller Website: Instagram: Twitter: Tumblr: Facebook: Little Blue Deer, LLC offers an array of graphic design services including website design, blog design and custom artwork. Their principal and chief designer, Shari Miller, is a regular contributor and writer for DEZINE.

Lena Reed Instagram: Model featured in Rick Kostandeanos’s feature.

Michaela Hrušová Riegle Instagram:

Geraint Rowland Facebook: @geraintrowlandphotography Instagram: @geraint_rowland_photography

Model featured in Rick Kostandeanos’s feature. Photographer and regular DEZINE Contributor, Geraint travels the world and shares his photojournals with us and our readers.

Sophia Ryanna

Connor Sherwood



Model featured in Rick Kostandeanos’s feature.

Connor is a 21 year old Graphic Designer, Web Designer and writer for DEZINE.

Kristina Srzich

Julia Trotti

Instagram: Model featured on the front cover of this issue and in our interview with Julia Trotti.

Hector Trunnec

Website: Instagram: Sydney-based fashion photographer interviewed in this issue.

Romain Trystram

Behance: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter:

Website: Behance: Freelance illustrator behind ‘Neighbourhoods’ which features in this issue.

Freelance illustrator. Graduate in Fine Arts.Hector’s work is featured in ‘Midnight Persons’.

Amelia Zadro (Chic Models) Instagram: Model featured in our interview with Julia Trotti.

Lucas Zimmerman Website: Behance: Facebook: Photographer behind ‘Traffic Lights’ which features in this issue.

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