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FRECKLED

ISSUE NO.9


FRECKLED MAGAZINE

FEATURING

ISSUE NO.9

photography 69 HELENE RYDEN 21 M.WRISTON 47 LI HUI 03 LUKASZ WIERZBOWSKI

writing 57 HAFSA ATIQUE

fine art 15 YELENA BRYKSENKOVA 35 MANA MORIMOTO 59 FUMI KOIKE

style 83 TANYA POSTERNAK 83 ZHENYA POSTERNAK 79 ILDAR IKSANOV 89 HAMPUS HOH


COVER PHOTOGRAPH - MANUEL SUBIRATS http://www.flickr.com/photos/iguanablue BACK COVER PHOTOGRAPH - ADA HAMZA http://www.adahamza.com FORWARD PHOTOGRAPH (PG 01) - ESTHER JUNG http://www.estherjung.com TABLE OF CONTENTS PHOTOGRAPH - LAURA LEAL http://www.flickr.com/photos/lauraleal ACCOMPANIMENT PHOTOGRAPH (PG 57) - LISA LELKOVA https://www.flickr.com/photos/29808432@N06 PLAYLIST PHOTO - KAMIL GHAIS http://www.flickr.com/photos/kamilghais


FOREWORD

As late spring moves into the pale and warm days of

early summer, many find themselves in a period of flux; students prowl craigslist for summer jobs, FOR RENT signs pop up and down around apartments like whacka-mole gophers, and even the weather has no idea what its plans are for the weekend. The threat of a wildfire summer looms here in the Pacific Northwest and we at Freckled also find ourselves on the edge of something new--after a lot of ricocheting ideas we have decided that after our tenth issue we will be taking an indefinite hiatus to rework the format and way we think about Freckled. This summer is an exciting time for us; it’s going to be a hot one and we’ve got big plans for the future and are looking forward to sharing them with you. As always, we hope that this issue inspires you to fill up your summer calendar with trips out of your comfort zone, pick up a new skill and create something amazing. Go forth!

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LUKASZ WIERZBOWSKI I’m a 30 year old self taught photographer currently living and working in Wroclaw. Through my work, I try to capture the relationship between the model and their surroundings in its purest form. Every session is a kind of a journey for both my models and I, as I don't like to plan the details of the sessions in advance. I like to be inspired by the mood of the place and model’s attitude. I try to catch the in-between moments, giving the photos a kind of movie still vibe. I also love using any given space in an active and sometimes unconventional way. www.lukaszwierzbowski.com

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YELENA BRYKSENKOVA Yelena Bryksenkova was born in Saint Petersburg, raised in Northeast Ohio, and educated in both Baltimore and in Prague, receiving her BFA in illustration in 2010. She currently resides in New England, working as an artist and freelance illustrator. Her delicate pen and watercolor paintings are inspired by her love of home, the comfort of everyday objects, domesticity and quiet repose. www.yelenabryksenkova.com

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M. WRISTON My name is M. Wriston, and I am a landscape photographer working from California’s Central Coast. I came to photography shooting portraits and long exposure night scenes on medium format film as a hobby. Presently, my work focuses on the cold relationship between the manmade world and the natural one. More often than not, I find myself exploring themes of isolation, decay, and the sort of off-kilter Americana that can only be found in the American West. For simplicity’s sake, I traded in my TLR for my phone’s camera in 2012. If I’m trying to accomplish anything with my photos, I haven’t figured out what that is yet. In the meantime, I just like exploring and sharing our beautiful world.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/boyghost

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Mana Morimoto www.manamorimoto.tumblr.com

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LI HUI

WWW.HUIUH.COM

Li Hui is a self-taught photographer whose body of work reflects an idyllically sweet, sensitive world. She seeks to preserve the memory of simple moments on film, giving her work a calm, dreamlike cast that evokes a sense of quiet wonder from the viewer.

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Morning Blues Written by Hafsa Atique http://hafsaatique.tumblr.com/ we all get those morning blues. grey spilling through the teeth of a city skyline. cold coffee, with sugar crystallised at the bottom. it seems more poetic to drink coffee black and bitter, but it always tastes foul to me, just as it seems foul to peep through the metal blinds in the mornings, and see only grey. grey in the concrete, grey in the skies. grey in the broken wings of birds. (do pigeons still count as a bird, or have they morphed into that incomprehensible smudge of grey?) wings the same as concrete the same as the sky. it all seems foul, in a sort of sacred way. hopeful. grey mixed with the first light, cracked through the shell of the sky. grey melting with a cup of reheated coffee, with the first smile of the morning from hard cheeks. morning blues meeting the city’s blues as it pulls itself awake from the early morning hangover, hungover from the dark to grey to light. the city yawns, just as we do. it stretches alive with the rumbling of cars, mini earthquakes set trembling along the roads of its spine.

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Fumi Koike

www.fumikoike.blogspot.ca

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A lot of people get excited when a new season is about to arrive. At the same time, many people feel sad or a sweet sorrow when they think about the current season leaving. Daily life has its ups and downs from the changing of seasons, but most importantly, we gain fresh perspectives and new, small discoveries. When the wind that strokes our cheeks turns cold, I feel a small excitement, thinking about how close winter is to us. I love winter. The air becomes clear, and natural light looks beautiful. The leaves of trees on the street have all fallen, allowing more room for me to look up at the night sky when I’m walking home at night. There are a lot of stars, and they seem to shine more in the winter. In the morning, when everyone is still sleeping, the world is very quiet. My breath is white and disappears quickly. That alone is enough fun for me. winter also brings the joy of sitting inside where it is warm and comfortable, compared to the outdoors. Hot coffee or cocoa is really delicious, and my bed is warm. After the long winter is over, spring seems so beautiful and vibrant. In my works, I’m always thinking. I want to visually express the invisible atmospheres that are present in real life - feeling, temperature, things like that. I aim to draw pictures that make people feel cozy and warm hearted. I want to observe daily life in its every detail.

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Helene Rydén I’m Helene, a 24-year old artist and photographer from Sweden. I love finding new ways to express myself. I’ve studied art, photography and design in both Sweden and Scotland and I’ve lived in London too; I just love traveling and experiencing new places. I like the way you can become really, really inspired by different countries, cities and cultures and the way you can look back on it all and still be inspired years later. www.heleneryden.blogspot.se

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ILDAR IKSANOV HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SENSE OF STYLE?

3 words can describe my style: simple, clean and cozy. Also, my style is a mix of classic and modern wear. I love to combine wool with nylon, tech outerwear with classic boots, sneakers with Harrington jackets, etc... I believe that whatever you wear with white sneakers will end up looking cool.

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Photographs taken by Alexander Karnyukhin


DO THE TRENDS AND STYLES IN YOUR CITY DIFFER MUCH FROM OTHER INTERNATIONAL FASHION CAPITALS? In Moscow, it’s difficult to see any trends. Here all the trends take more influence from Europe and the USA. But I want to say that Moscow is developing in menswear recently. Young people are not only trying to follow the trends but develop their own style. Of course shopping really affects a person’s style and I can only think of one particular store: FOTT shop. This is probably the only store that directs people to the right vector, and then people decide for themselves how to look. WHAT DID YOU GET THE MOST WEAR OUT OF IN THE SPRING? My favourite pieces to wear in spring are: my bomber jacket by Stone Island, Converse First String Chucks and sweatshirts from The Real McCoys. DO YOU PREFER SIMPLICITY OR EXTRAVAGANCE STYLISTICALLY? Of course simplicity. But sometimes when you make an accent, it becomes a mix of simplicity and extravagance. Then you must comply with balance.

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WHO ARE SOME ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS THAT ALWAYS HAVE YOUR ATTENTION? I am very impressed by the creativity of the talented artist David Hockney, but otherwise I’m more inspired by music. My favorite bands are Kino and New Order. These bands are very influential to me as a musician. I play the drums, so when I listen to their music the first things that I pay attention to are the drums and bass line. At the moment I have 3 designers who helped me to find my own style: Daiki Suzuki (Engineered Garments), Keizo Shimizu (Needles), and Jockum Hallin (Our Legacy). WHAT’S ONE THING IN LIFE THAT YOU REALLY HOPE TO SEE OR ACHIEVE SOMEDAY? I hope that someday I will find something about myself in someone else’s book. I want to be part of history, make something unique, something that will be significant enough that future generations will follow my ideas.

WWW.ILDARIKSANOV.COM WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/ILDAR_IKSANOV

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ZHENYA & TANYA POSTERNAK How would you describe your sense of style? Something old, something new, something borrowed, something... black. Black and white mostly. Good tailoring, clean cut and extravagant accessories.

-www.posternaks.com instagram.com/tanyaposternak instagram.com/zposternak

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Your bios say: "We are in a constant search of visual and verbal extravaganza, random beauty and inspiring people," which we think is beautiful. Does extravagance find a place in your sense of style as well? We may be shy when it comes to bright colors but unique accessories and outstanding shoes always catch our eyes.

Besides being very stylish, both of you are wonderful photographers! What are your favourite things to photograph? Mostly people. Awkward boys with big ears and sublime girls, to be more specific.

In some street style photos, you notice small things like a fish pin on the lapel of a long coat (above), etc. What are some details you pay close attention to or favourite details you add when putting together an outfit? The fish pin was found at the professional fisherman’s store in Paris. I can still remember when my friendly question “Can I get this fish, Monsieur?” met a cold and sharp “It’s not a fish, it’s a salmon.” This fall we are blown away by Kofta leather accessories, vintage cufflinks, Rachel Comey’s shoes and no name knuckle rings.

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Do you draw influence from any particular style icons or is your taste entirely self made? Self made with a tiny bit of chic sovetique involved. We cannot deny the contributions of Phoebe Philo, the people around, and the effortless charm of the French and Italian nations. “Rigorous commitment to excellent tailoring� so to say.

What are your favourite ways to layer in the fall? Capes are our all-time favorites. Round scarves and berets are our latest obsessions.

Have you got your eyes on anything particular clothingwise this season? Oversize coats, berets and white wide-leg shorts are the perfect fall companions.

What are some staples in your closet? Woolen tailored coats, a pile of white shirts, wide leg woolen pants, all sorts of black dresses, leather tops and a couple of hats to cover hungover faces.

Where do you find are the best places to find visual and verbal extravaganzas? NYC is a small universe and is the best place for all kinds of accents and visual wonders. The former Soviet Union is anything but boring.

Which sorts of random beauty interests you? Random people who are not professional models can be surprisingly interesting to work with.

You two seem intensely passionate about new experiences and interests. What are some of your latest fixations and obsessions? To be honest, we both are pretty conservative but at the same time may easily fall in love with new music, movies and fragrances. We plan on publishing a couple of books in the near future about the outstanding parts of the human body.

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HAMPUS HOH HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SENSE OF STYLE? Minimal and slightly off. I'm quite perceptive and the way I dress is often influenced by spaces and surroundings. Although I feel the most at ease when I keep things simple. INSTAGRAM.COM/HAMPUSHOH RADARMAGAZINE.SE/EASTMAYHEM

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WHAT DRAWS YOU TO SIMPLICITY? Simplicity keeps my mind at ease, and helps me focus. I like black because it’s silent but still very powerful. WHAT WOULD YOU CONSIDER ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF A GARMENT’S FORM OR STRUCTURE? I would say the most important thing is that the garment naturally shapes after the body’s silhouette and movement. Comfort is often a good look. WHAT BRANDS AND DESIGNERS HAVE YOU BEEN KEEPING AN EYE ON? Oh, there are many. I’ve always been a huge fan of Margiela, as I think he’s the master of turning conceptual design into wearable garments. I’m also very fond of Japanese avantgardists like Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto. Even though today the avant-garde has fallen to the status of simply another genre of fashion, I feel that both Kawakubo and Yamamoto embody the true meaning of avantgardism: being a little ahead of the pack. Lastly I have to take up the cudgels for Sweden’s own Jonny Johansson at Acne Studios. He really makes beautifully cut garments, and Acne is where you find the best basics.

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WITH A TASTE FOR MINIMALISM AND ELEGANCE, WHAT TENDS TO CATCH YOUR EYE ON A DAILY BASIS? Whatever my eye finds aesthetically pleasing. I’m often drawn to the natural and untouched in both city and nature environments. I’m also very attracted to contrasts, for instance I’m obsessed with pure lines, but I’m likewise drawn to the broken and deconstructed. WHAT ARE YOUR IDEAS ON COLOUR? Colour has a huge importance to me, as I like to think and sort things in colour. However, too much of it at the same time can be distracting, so I mostly stick to neutrals, black and white. WHAT WAS THE LAST AMAZING THING YOU PURCHASED? An off-white shirt in raw silk from a Swedish brand called Our Legacy. The material is very soft, at the same time the raw silk creates a pretty cool, rugged surface. IS THERE A SPECIFIC DESIGNER’S TAKE ON SOMETHING YOU’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE? Designwise, I’m not quite sure. Although I know I would like to see Rad Hourani do a collaboration with a high street store. Ah, I think that would turn out very interesting.

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<3 Baths Instant Crush Daft Punk

PLAYLIST

Ghost Town First Aid Kit These Days Nico Lua Conor Oberst & Gillian Welch The Underwood Typewriter Fionn Regan Avril 14th Aphex Twin Dark Matter Andrew Bird The Words You Spoke Sunday Parlours Trouble Sleeping The Perishers


Feels Like We Only Go Backwards Tame Impala Je Te Laisserai Des Mots Patrick Watson Lover's Spit Broken Social Scene & Feist Such Great Heights Iron & Wine Take Me Somewhere Nice Mogwai Give Out Sharon Van Etten I Wanna Be Yours Arctic Monkeys To Build A Home The Cinematic Orchestra & Patrick Watson Learning Perfume Genius Þú ert sólin Ólafur Arnalds


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