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from the editor Welcome again! It is fantastic to be finally publishing our BLACK AND WHITE issue in the New Year! We have been amazed by the overwhelming response and the high standard of work from all contributors. As a result of the disparate nature of each piece submitted, we wanted to make this editition of Fabric-a a gallery space...With the open-ended nature of the BLACK AND WHITE theme, we hope you enjoy this electric assemblage of stunning work! I would like to say a huge thank you to all our readers, and also to anyone Fabric-a have had the privelidge of working with these two months! We hope that you enjoyed working with us as much as we enjoyed working with you! I hope that you all had a cosy Christmas and had a fun time on New Year, look forward to hearing from all of you in later in 2014! Stay creative. Enjoy!
EDITOR IN CHIEF EDYTA MICHALSKA
Edyta Michalska THE TEAM : EDYTA MICHALSKA email@example.com KASIA PIECHOTA firstname.lastname@example.org IZABELA WOSZEK email@example.com
Cover - Emily Bunclark Photographer - NK Photography Makeup - Tam Ahmad background photo KEVIN BOLDENOW
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contents FABRIC-A Ones to Watch
Project X page 6
Leave me alone page 92 Iâ€™ll dream of yestarday page 98 The Anathomy page 100 Whisper from the Forest page 110 White-Out Conditions page 116
FABRIC-A Profiles Kevin Boldenow page 16 Natali Tari page 22 Velar Gran page 28 FĂĄbio M. Roque page 32
Fabric-a Story Wonderland!
FABRIC-A Music & Film Fabric-a Illustrators Conflict page 42 Palivoda Chava page 126 Aviva Beigel page 130 FABRIC-A Exclusive From dusk till down page 46
Fabric-a Special The Silver Action page 134
FABRIC-A Fine art Living the shadow page 62 Repetition page 70 Julia Flit page 78 Inter sexuality page 86
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PROJECT x graduation time
ast and final Project X. Feeling quite emotional, this has been the highlight of my career so far and I don’t want it to end. Today is about producing work and showcasing it to an audience of family, friends and members of the hairdressing fellowship of about 120 people, there was also lots of PR companies which I was excited to show off my work to. The time came – it was 12pm and we all met at the London Wella studios. It was great to see everyone especially as we were all excited. My model, Sophie from Model Students, Nottingham, met me there – she is stunning and had great hair. My theme was Alexander McQueen. I chose this as it’s my favourite designer and the first thing I always research after every Fashion Week, not only for the designs but the whole look – from hair to the use of accessories and makeup. I wanted to showcase various different collections in one look, so I looked into all of the collections from as far back as 2009 to present. 2010 stood out for me, it was all about big textured hair with the parting quite flat. In 2012 there were visors, and in the last collection there were lots of braids. I wanted to combine these two ideas together so I formed a French plait from the crown to the front hair line, with the ends tucked under the plait, which allowed it to come further down the forehead to create the visor look. I felt extremely confident as I had done lots of prepping and researching.
Whilst creating my look, the girls had to go and rehearse their section. Watching this got me even more excited – the music and movements looked very classy and it just made me want to get on stage there and then. 9
6.30pm came and the audience started to arrive which made me feel very blessed. 10
Show time! The girls were dressed and ready, Bernard Connelly, the clothes stylist, is amazing. He gets the theme and trend spot on, and I was very happy that my look was finally coming together. Make up looked fabulous as well, very mysterious.
I prepped what I was going to say and decided I really wanted to concentrate on talking about my experiences throughout the Project X journey, and how and why I had created my look. I also expressed how branding yourself was an amazing skill to have.
Doing all these blogs and having Twitter and Facebook accounts for KH Helen Stilwell gave me a great platform to network with all my icons. A massive achievement of mine was hair up. I was always passing the buck for another member of the Art Team to do all the hair up, so for me to do this was a very emotional achievement and I couldn’t thank Project X enough for giving me that confidence. The time came and I was on stage presenting my model, it was incredible seeing all the different heroes in the audience and to feel the support in the room – sharing my experiences felt so natural. Towards the end of my presentation I felt myself getting a bit tearful when thanking my directors, Darren and Tim, and of course my Art Team colleagues, for their support. All over, I can’t express what a journey this has been. After the show, Ashley and I said our thank you’s and were presented with our award for completing the course. It was great to have it handed over by the amazing Debbie G and Errol Douglas. Once we packed up and said our goodbye’s we all went for a deserving glass of vino. It was great to chill and speak to Debbie G and the guys without stressing what we are going to do next session (although I’m really going to miss that!). However it isn’t all over just yet – Student of the Year will be announced at the Dorchester in London during the big hairdressing awards lunch, and guess what? I’m going! That has finished off my year perfectly – it’ll be great to see everyone and I will certainly be keeping my finger’s crossed! It would of course be amazing to win but it’s extremely tough competition as everyone has done so well all year. Thank you to all the icons this year, especially Debbie G and all 11 new friends I’ve met on the way. Words
The head of make up - Leah London Make up teachers Debbie Gee and Michelle Griffin Stylist Bernard Connolly Photography Greg Osbourne Choreography Pia Rauhalinna.
Boldenow www.krbphotoimagery.com Kevin Boldenow’s life-long passion for photography began at the moment when he picked up his parents’ Brownie camera. Since that time, Kevin has built a career as a professional photographer specializing in 35mm, medium format, and digital landscape and figurative imagery. In addition to his native Michigan, Kevin has lived in five states, including Texas, New Jersey, and Virginia, before moving to Florida in 1996.
Inspired by the density and drama of the landscape, Kevin began to work primarily in black & white, and black & white infrared film, as a way to capture the myriad textures and details found in the overwhelmingly verdant landscape. Although color will always be a part of his portfolio, Boldenow believes that black & white more dramatically reveals the combination of light, heat, and shadows found in the already mystical landscape. In his own words, Kevin seeks to instill “a sense of awe of the natural environment and the feeling of serenity we have when we allow ourselves to truly experience the beauty of nature. Nature allows my mind to breathe. So often, we allow little distractions to upset our balance. “Nature helps me retain that balance”. 16
Boldenow’s images make you take careful observation of the subject matter. The subtle beauty captivates your senses and penetrates your soul. You can almost feel the sun’s rays playing through the trees, hear the harmonic chorus of morning insects, and experience the smell of moistened earth and dew on the rich foliage. As a natural extension of the love of nature, Kevin has progressed into creating Fine Art Nudes, blending the beauty of the female form within the landscape. Boldenow’s work continues to evolve, ever experimenting and expanding his work and style.
Boldenow’s work has been presented throughout the state of Florida, having received numerous awards, including the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists (2004), and a Grant Recipient from Women Supporting the Arts of Martin County in 2009. Boldenow also has served as President of the Lighthouse Gallery Camera Club from 19992002, and created the Treasure Coast Photography Group in 2008. Boldenow also teaches Basic Digital Photography, does Individual and Group Photo Excursions, and in 2010, Summer Photo Camps for middle and high school students.
The human eye is an amazing instrument, yet many people walk through life with their eyes closed.
he work is a set of portraits taken mainly of my cousin Paniz, who was born in Iran and raised in the UK. The portraits experiment with the issue of identity: they explore what it is to be a young woman in England, and the freedom of choice, speech and status it brings, and how this is such a stark contrast to life in Iran. The veil, which is mandatory to be worn by women in Iran, features heavily in the work. The veil “can shape a woman’s sense of identity and freedom, especially in comparison to a man”.
De Fumo in Flammam Out of the smoke into the flame Photography & Styling : Velar Grant Models: Tremayne Campbell Hassan El Barbary (in the 5th picture) Studio assistance and photo grading: Guy Corbishley
This is a personal project about the dark corners of the human soul inspired by an eternal battle between human nature and power of beliefs and faith. Leonardo da Vinci and his works are always
truly inspiring for me and most of my art projects are influenced by power or human body and soul which Da Vinci captured and immortalised in his magnificent art.
Velar Grant (Iwona Abessolo) was born in 1975 in Poland. She is a graduate of University Marie Curie in Lublin where she was awarded a Scholarship from Polish Ministry of Education to study Russian Philology in Moscow. As great lover of the visual arts, she was haunted by photography and tried to speak up with her own voice as self-taught photographer. more @ w w w . v e l a r g r a n t . c o m
Fรกbio M. Roque
N E E D E D next theme for the spring issue is
conflict A terrorist suspected (Shahid) is being held and tortured in an unidentified location, somewhere believed to be in the Middle East. Locked in solitary confinement, he depends upon his faith and the memories of his wife and a son in these darkest hours of his life. A British government official (Mr Stanley) is his only hope for his freedom.
the boy but only to find out the shocking truth about the boy, Mr Stanley and his very own existence. In this hard hitting gruesome drama, Shahid faces conflict between belief and realism.
But things change when a teenage boy is detained in a solitary cell next to his. As the boy suffers torture and abuse, he makes a desperate attempt to save
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Directed by Writing Credits Lily Blawat Farr Jon Gustafsson Harry Haroon Richard Michalec Music Cinematography Film Editing Camera & Electrical Department Still Photographer
Pradeep Shahi Pradeep Shahi (story) producer executive producer producer executive producer Will Manning Isaiah McAye & Marek Polaszewski Pradeep Shahi Richard Michalec Michal Zajac
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From dusk till down
Photography by Rafal Luczak
e v i s u l c ex
THE SHADOW The project I wish to present is entitled ‘Leaving the Shadow’. By showing the body of my partner I wish to show my own sexuality and my fascinations. Why I chose this road, what differs me from the others, why I live the way I do, what my point of view is. The project is a little abstract because I did not want to show something obvious. I think that this is my little secret and that is why I presented it in a less obvious manner, however to make one think. ‘Leaving the Shadow’ connects my passion with my life. It is a form of interference with myself and discovering my own identity. Through this project I allowed others to enter my world, so mysterious and wellhidden because the personal area is difficult to talk about and perhaps it is easier to show it.
repetition Hazel Louise Howell. BA Honours Fine Art graduate from the University of Hertfordshire- Blogger-Digital Artist.
epetition is beautiful, a visual representation of the obsession. Inspired by the morphing quality of the human form when light is applied or reduced, I repeat the same processes with subtle differences,
allowing my newly acquired knowledge to refine what I have once created, until the details are as precise as I intended. Obscuring the body until it is unrecognisable is a visible notion within my practice. Creating an atmosphere is paramount, from sizable photographic prints to large video installations, my practice varies. My most recent piece is a large video installation, my first collaboration with Josh Smith, allowing the experimentation with audio. It has become apparent that sound only increases the impact of the piece. The video begins with a passive composition constructed from two hundred seventy two individual juxtaposed clips; the obsession element becomes clear however, what you are seeing does not. A selection of audio sequences harmonising into one, guide the viewer to the raw footage used to assemble the piece, the notion of the sublime comes into play. Interjecting the fluid motions of the subtle configuration, an erratic, intense video plays for a matter of seconds; the bodily sounds now drowned out by an amplified screeching. The viewers may feel a sense of intimidation and discomfort when confronted by the aggressive movement of light. From the mesmerising qualities of cell division to the jittering vibrations in quantum mechanics the visual aspects relate to that of the sciences, micro or even macroscopic; the possibility that something new can be discovered. The longer you scrutinise piece, the more informed you may become. The photographs I believe represent my journey from digital photography to video installation; the visible similarities in characteristics breathe a new life without removing the old. Experimentation, repetition and obsession has allowed me to take a step into new territoryâ€Ś.so where else will it take me?
Goose, 2012. Part of the Goose Series. Model: Adam Howell
Goose, 2012. Part of the Goose Series. Model: Adam Howell
Goose, 2012. Part of the Goose Series. Model: Adam Howell
Contributors: Elizaveta Yurlasova, Vadim Granovskiy and Milk + Photostudio
The right picture is everything in advertising, magazines and on billboards. But could there be a spiritual side to photography?
nspiration for photographer Julia Flit’s work comes from a myriad of sources, in particular the sumptuous style of Annie Liebovitz’s celebrity portraits as well as Tim Walker’s surreal and gothic imagery. Like Julia, these photographers have created their own dream worlds which exist for the camera. Secretive places where the subject is captured in their most private dreamlike moments. So where does the photographer stand today in terms of her own creative expression? Like any artist, there is present the striving for self improvement. The creative mind is forever looking for the right technique, effect, angle. Those elements that will create more than simply an aesthetically pleasing picture. This striving has a strong hint of the spiritual to it. In particular certain idea’s and philosophies learnt during extensive travels through Asia. The many kind and open hearted people she had met spoke of Buddhist beliefs as the reason behind positive core attitudes. The intricate decoration found on the walls of Buddhist temples had aroused a profound curiosity in the photographer, urging her to seek out the meanings behind them. The ‘Wheel of Life’ is also known as ‘Samsara’ - this decoration was apparently drawn by Buddha himself to help ordinary people understand Buddhist teaching. The idea that the poorest or most illiterate person might understand more about life and the way of living that people in the west practiced: Rich, powerful and as we love to think about ourselves - omniscient. In fact most of us aren’t happy in the true sense of the word. The happiness we do find soon wears off and we suffer. Much like a man sitting on the beach on a hot day, instead of enjoying cool breeze from the sea, he is trying to hold on to it and put it in his pocket. This is surely madness right? Yet this senseless possessing is what we do
every day of our lives, this is what Samsara is: A state of being and a state of suffering. Perhaps visualising these elements of suffering can increase awareness. A way to initiate a personal escape from Samsara. Could our change of perception give us the opportunity to change a negative outcome into a positive one? In the same way that the angle of the camera lens impacts upon the resulting image. The photographer is inspired by the five aggregates described in Buddhist literature. These five points or ‘Skandhas’ arise in a linear
fashion, from form to feeling, perception to mental formations and consciousness. None of these are separate from our personality, rather they come together to make each individual. The first being form or ‘Rupa’ represents external and internal matter. It is known as the physical world, internally it is the material body and the sense organs. Next is feeling or ‘Vedana’, sensing an object as either pleasant, unpleasant or neutral. Perception or ‘Sanna’ registers an object to be recognizable or not. This could be the sound of a bell or the shape of a tree. Mental formation is also known as ‘Sankhara’, it includes all mental
other so seamlessly that they create the sense of a single self. It’s the clinging to the five elements that is believed to cause casual future suffering. To step away from these, to change perception of things and events will mean to dramatically change one’s life for the better. The beginning of the new year lets us delve deep The component parts of this compliment each within exploring these most intimate processes. habits, thoughts, ideas, opinions, prejudices, compulsions and decisions that are triggered by an object. Lastly consciousness or ‘Vinnana’ discerns the base that supports all experience. Every time one thinks ‘I’ it is a function or process created by Skandhas.
In a very technologically driven society, Julia aims to add these very aspects of the complicated but beautiful human psyche into her art. 85
inter sexuality Photography by Nit Victorio Segura www.nitvictorio.com Model: Norberto Bayo Maestre Cultural evolution is the most capable of understanding reality that encompasses us today. I define myself as a woman and a lesbian what makes me belong to a particular group. We all need a definition in the world. The dictionary defines the interest people formerly known as hermaphrodites (Hermes and Aphrodite). Portrait of a Man in known as "femine" Painting with light, I portrait his attitudes, completely shedding his masculinity genetically acquired, shedding what the society has defined by the nature. My name is Nit Victorio and I Love taking pictures! I was born in Vilanova i la
GeltrĂş in 1982. I obtained a Degree in fine art photography at the School of Art and Design in Barcelona Groc in 2010. (www.groc. cat). I recently completed a professional degree at the IDEP school, 2013. (www.idep. es) I have been working as a freelance photographer since 2009. Painting with light is my technique. For or my work I use a flashlight, sometimes several, a camera, a tripod and a dark room. This is all I need right now. With my portraits I want to reflect personal concerns and expressiveness of a particular individual and so globalize experience and private thoughts.
Leave me alone Photographer: Eleonora Federico Model: Antu Freja Zecca Makeup Artist: Linda Mattioni
"I'll Dream of Yesterday" Photographer: Kathryn Younger Model: Ying MUA: Donna Oliveiro
T h e Anatomy
Photography: Andres Herrera AGLONDON PHOTOGRAPHY
Model: Kirby The Anatomy Collection Clothing Designer: Gabriella Gambetta Makeup Artist: Katy George
Model: Kirby The Anatomy Collection Clothing Designer: Gabriella Gambetta Makeup Artist: Katy George
Model: Linnea Landin Wardrobe Styling: Chloe Waller Makeup Artist: Katie Wilton Hair Styling: Michiko Yoshida
Whisper From The Forest Peter Gorka Photographer Irena Kiseleva Model BMA Model Management Rachel Anthony Stylist Ewa Pietras Make-up artist Akgun Manisali Hair Stylist
Dress - EG Emma Griffiths Gloves - Rachel Friere Boots - Enrico Zannotti at The Merchant
Whisper From From The TheForest Foresttheme story waswas inspired inspired by by the the story story about about witches witches fromfrom the old forest places where Wimbledon Common now is. When you walk there in silence you can still hear their whispering and cackling, you can still see them hiding from people behind the trees, sometimes you can even smell the smoke from their fires.
Cream Dress - Neurotica
Black Leather jacket - Rachel Friere Gloves Rachel - Friere Underwear - Bordelle Over the knee boots - Alaia
Jacket Leggings Both - Rachel Friere Boots - Balenciaga at The Merchant
conditions PHOTOGRAPHER: Daniel Valverde Green Valley Photography MODEL: Tatiana CREATIVE DIRECTOR & STYLIST: Andrea Horne
BeingaheavilycreativepersonIusemypersonalphotography projects to express intense emotion and past experiences.
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my work often takes on a mixed media style to interpret and represent events and emotions as if a diary of that time. If I decide to show a section of my personal work I often donâ€™t give away their true meaning. I let the viewer interpret their own personal thoughts or delve in with their own emotions to my work as they are created as expressional pieces. The exposure, tones and composition within a photograph may speak a thousand words, but my work hides the painful ones I dare not speak about within them.
Always having a passion for art and experimentation gradually took me down the path of photography in my teens. I could photograph objects at interesting angles so I could sketch them in a way that would not be possible otherwise. My passion for photography faired and opened up so many more creative processes all waiting to be combined. Having now gained my Bachelor of Arts degree from The Cambridge School of Art I am working as a freelance photographer. Still continuing to produce innovative and unique pieces based on personal experiences in my spare time. Danielle Machin
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Aviva Beigelâ€™s works invite the viewer to see the difficult subject she is dealing with. The colorfulness and the use of comics creates distance that allows her and us to touch the painful wound the Holocaust left us with. Her choice to make defamiliarisation and softening with her artistic expression, enable us to observe the Holocaust a s a n x - t e r i t o r y, N o w h e r e land, that laws of humanity a n d m o r a l d i d n â€™ t o c c u r. . . m o r e @ w w w. av i v a b e i g e l . c o m
T h e S i l v e r A c t i o n Photographer : Vikki Stephenson Stylist : Vikki Stephenson Model : Natalie Smith Photography Assistant : May Wong
The concept o f T h e Si l v e r Action was inspired by our elders. The g r e at people often over looked for being ‘too old’ a n d t r e at e d d i f f e r e n t ly because of their age. M a n y s ay t h e one thing nobody tells yo u about getting old i s t h at yo u d o n ’ t f e e l i t. Yo u a r e s t i l l yo u. Wi s e r than before, b u t yo u n g at h e a r t.
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Published on Jan 6, 2014