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Love, loving, lovable; real moments of intensity. Styling: Marie Claire Liem • Make-up : Milena Prieto • Hair: Taco Stuiver • Models: Danya Weevers and Quinten Rutgers Designers: Iris van Herpen, Ilja Visser, Jan Boelo, Jivika Biervliet, Borre Akkersdijk Shoot production: Saint Germain Creative Agency & Hoop Doop Magazine Photography: Sabrina van den Heuvel Interview by: Monyart & Attilio Brancaccio
“Don’t take a picture you think I want to see, but take a picture that’s you, photograph yourself’’ (Marvin Israel)
Tell us a bit about yourself, when did you start photography? In 2004 I started the four beautiful years at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, I graduated in the year of 2008.
right in the heart, a whole new world opened up,I fell in love, that wonderful day! It’s what he is saying with his music,it’s incredibly well-written and incredibly intelligent, Peter Doherty I adore you, and when can we marry?
How you would describe your photography style? Love, loving, lovable; real moments of intensity. ‘’The artist has the privilege of being in touch with his or her unconscious, and this is really a gift’’
What kind of music do you like? The Smiths , Pokey Lafarge and the south city three and ofcourse Peter Doherty with his solo album; grace/wastelands.
What and/or who inspires you and why? The human singing voice.”Peter doherty’’,the most talented writer and poet. it’s like he is talking to you,straight to you. He is real,sensitive. Love and passion are present in many of your photos. What do you mean to show or communicate through your pictures? Marvin Israel, the art director of Harper’s Bazaar in the ‘60s, once told Bob Richardson: “Don’t take a picture you think I want to see,but take a picture that’s you, photograph yourself’’ for me that’s inspiring,I want to show beauty and love. A photo to me has to be a very personal and subjective voice. One of your most popular pictures is a portrait of Pete Doherty. How was meeting him and what kind of relationship there is between your photography and music? I couldn’t be happier; This charming man hit me
Who is your favorite photographer? Anton Corbijn. What are you working on right now? Any future plans? Anything that gets me one step closer achieving my goal:working for Purple magazine with Olivier Zahm. www.sabrinavandenheuvel.com
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SHE Male is one tall guy and one short girl. Weâ€™ve known each other quite some time now. For 5 years to be exact! IInterview & photos by: Attilio Brancaccio
When we produce, we want to sculpt a sound that complements our live sets. This means a combination of house, electro and straight up 90’s style influences. Tell us a bit about you? How you guys came together ? Well, that’s actually a great story! She Male is one tall guy and one short girl. We’ve known each other quite some time now. For 5 years to be exact! The main reason we came together was because of our very similar taste in music. We also had similar ideas on how we wanted to bring the scene in Amsterdam to another level, we both just love thinking about the bigger picture. We love it when a party explodes! Could you describe your sound? We don’t like to describe our sound. We play many genres, it’s the music you didn’t know you wanted to dance to. Whatever track we play, we can absolutely guarrantee you won’t be able to stand still. Lately you’ve started producing your own music, can you tell us something about the sound style? When we produce, we want to sculpt a sound that complements our live sets. This means a combination of house, electro and straight up 90’s style influences. Our style is inspired by the new French wave (Gesaffelstein, Brodinski), but also by Yuksek and the French electro Gods of Ed Banger. Our first original release is coming out this summer and we’re working on a remix for Brazilian electropop band Bonde Do Rolê, who are signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent label. Both tracks will really enable us to showcase our unique style. We’re especially happy to be remixing Bonde Do Rolê’s new track, it’s a wonderful opportunity for us to get our name out there. We promise you won’t be dissappointed!
Are you planning to collaborate with other musicians/singers? Our live sets always contain some form of vocals, because we like the way adding vocals at the right time seems to lift people’s spirits. In productions however, we do believe vocals should be used in a more abstract manner. Eventually we will be working with vocalists. But don’t expect Afrojack style belting, we love subtleness and mysterious vocals. What does influence your music and your life? The French electro scene, the underground vibes from Berlin and London, sunny days, IKEA.. We absolutely adore the craziness you come across in Scandinavia, and Indian curry. But most of all, we influence each other. That’s our strength. You recently performed at the 7th sunday Festival, may you tell us about this experience and the feedbacks you received by the audience? We actually played quite early at 7th Sunday Festival. The festival was going on for about an hour when we started playing, so we basically had to convince people to come into the area. Well, we did. Everybody was dancing and going out of their minds! Really cool to see people party hard that early on a festival. The best thing about it was the awesome feedback we got. When everybody’s going mental on your music, that’s another pat on the shoulders. We’re definitely moving in the right direction. Do you have any new plans for the future? We’re going to bring our live show to a higher level with visuals! We’re going to create a show
that will enhance our performance like crazy. Basically, we’re going to give the audience another reason to party even harder. But that’s all we can tell you for now.. It’s still a work in progress. Your music playlist of the moment (your top 10)? We like a shitload of tracks, there’s a playlist for each party. Our taste is too diverse to really make a top 10, but we appreciate the following artists and play their tracks a lot: Strip Steve, NAPT, Surkin, Gesaffelstein, Mustard Pimp, Ford Mustang, Felguk, Brodinski, Djedjotronic, A-trak, M.I.A., Martin Solveig, Die Antwoord, Alex Metric, Lucky Date, Drop The Lime, Diplo, Buraka Som Sistema.. And many more heroes we’ve forgotten. http://shemaleblogt.blogspot.com www.soundcloud.com/shemale
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LONESOUND Lonesound is the moniker of British songwriter and producer James Ewers. Here, the former frontman of My Luminaries shares his thoughts about band politics, starting again new, and playing at Glastonbury. Interview by: Anna Kelhu â€˘ photos: James Dean White
What keeps me going is the idea of having a discography of 30 or so albums behind me, however unsuccessful, by the time I’m on my deathbed. And that motivates me more than having one massive hit album. As the former frontman of the late My Luminaries, I imagine you’ve already grown accustomed to rock’n’roll life – dividing your energy and time between the studio, the stage and the road. Are you expecting different things from the solo career as opposed to life as part of the band? Not really! Though I did initially, when I decided to record my first album at home and then put it out online. I assumed I’d be able to just keep writing and recording songs in my little room and uploading them, and that would be that. That’s of course ok to do, but if you want to make something of your music, its not that simple. I’ve always preferred the recording side of music to the gigging side, and had lost some confidence after stopping My Luminaries. Since then I’ve spent most of my time in studios, producing and writing songs for other people. I’d decided I was going to go head first in to production, and was enjoying making records and bringing the best out of other songwriters without having to pour my own emotions in to the songs. After a year or so I started to get the itch to write my own stuff again, and felt like I should at least be out there amongst all these other artists. As soon as I began playing the first part of the album to people (the album is to be released in 3 parts as 3 EPs over the next 10 months) I had some great reactions, and its helped to build up my confidence again for being a frontman. I’m very fortunate to have got a backing band
together consisting of old friends, who are also great musicians, which has been such a pleasure. No band politics, just a common goal to play these songs as well as we can. It’s a lot easier, and fortunately because we’re friends I don’t miss out on the in-jokes! What led to you deciding to start new as a solo artist? I’d accumulated a lot of unfinished songs over the
last couple of years, and I wrote them without any intention of putting them on any album. This freed me up a little I suppose, just enjoying playing around with sounds I hadn’t used before. Things like 80s sounding ‘Count Duckula’ synths and layering up female backing singer “shoop shoop” parts with my girlfriend singing. Then I’d listen back to these things and think “this is the most exciting thing I’ve done in ages! and it
sounds so FUN!” So there was a basic method there to play around, build on it and finish more songs. It didn’t feel logical to involve a group of other people into that creative process and try and be democratic about it. It can get a little worrying at times when I feel low on ideas, but I have encouraging people around me and Mike (guitarist in the backing band and flatmate) always lends a second opinion, and never asks me to turn the music down. Having been a brilliant lyricist and songwriter for long already, you must’ve gone through different stages as far as inspirations and motivations go. What keeps you going? What are your current aspirations? You are too kind! Well it kind of feels like a brand new start, and I feel like the last 9 years of my twenties has been one big learning curve; learning about whats really important in a song and record, about the music industry, about friendships. And for the first time I’m making music that I’d listen to (or trying to anyway) and I realise that that’s ok, that’s enough and anything else is a bonus. What keeps me going is the idea of having a discography of 30 or so albums behind me, however unsuccessful, by the time I’m on my deathbed. And that motivates me more than having one massive hit album. Obviously I’d like a certain amount of people to like those 30 albums though! I find lyrics really hard, so that’s the only thing that prevents me writing more. I realise nobody finds writing
good lyrics easy, but that doesn’t help! But the wincing and pulling my hair out always seems to yield some result in the end so its worth it. My aspirations are as they’ve always been, a simple desire to write songs every day without the concern of paying the rent every month. You never know! How do you build up a song? Do the lyrics come first, or the melody together with harmony - or is it a simultaneous process..? It always has been a melodic hook of some sort, around a basic few chords, and a random few words, which surprisingly will often stay, and then I’ll build the song around that. The lyrics might not have a real structure until very late in the process, but I’ll always know what sort of emotion I want them to provoke, and then its a case of joining the dots. I have lyrics to write for a new song I’m playing at a gig in 3 days time, and this sort of a deadline works well to at least get a first draft written. The chords and melody have always been the easiest part for me, and the only part that has occasionally just flooded out in one go. In your opinion, what is the most important thing one can achieve through reinventing, exploring and sharing their music? I think of music as lubricant for life. Sorry, I know that has certain connotations! But if you can
make something that touches someone in some way and makes their life a little easier to live for 3 minutes, then that’s a big achievement, and it’s easy to forget. Looking at those artists who have gone on for years and years...If you can be touched by one song from their whole catalogue, then none of those songs have been written in vain. Of course there are enough songs to last you a lifetime and people always say “do we really need more?”, but I was lucky enough to see Springsteen in Berlin last month and I remember one of his new songs touched me as much as eg Thunder Road did. And then multiply my experience by fifty thousand people throughout that show. Its not always easy to realise any connection when you’re on a stage and apart from the audience, so its good to go to gigs occasionally and remember what’s happening from the listener’s perspective. Where do you see Lonesound in a year’s time? Well My Luminaries’ last gig was opening Glastonbury festival in a tent with two and a half thousand people. If I can get to do that again at next year’s Glastonbury then I’ll be very happy indeed, and that’s my only sort of realistic goal or dream I’d like to see through. The first part of the album is out on July 1st 2012, then the second is planned for October, and the third planned for Spring next year, with a 12” vinyl release of
the whole album. So in a year’s time the album will be out, hopefully I’ll be touring it outside of London because people will want to see it live, and I’ll be writing the next one. Any plans to put up a few shows in Amsterdam..? That would be amazing! My Luminaries played at the London Calling Festival there in 2007, with the likes of Kate Nash, The Macabees & Friendly Fires, and we enjoyed the festival and the backstage parties so much that I didn’t really get to see any of the city, or any sunlight for that matter. So I’m definitely due a trip there soon, and would love to do a gig or two, and even catch up with the Janitors at Paradiso! !
The Great Outdoors (Part 1) is the first of 3 upcoming EP download releases, culminating in a 12” vinyl release of the whole album in early 2013. This first EP is a blistering homerecorded introduction to the eclectic alternative songwriting that is to come from this passionate performer. The Great Outdoors (Part 1) is out on 1st July 2012 from all good online record shops. www.lonesound.com
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I sing, I play the guitar and piano.
People inspire me, I want to do something back, and hopefully inspire them. When and why did you start playing? I’ve been playing music since I was young. I come from a musical family, and my dad always stimulated my brother and me to play an instrument. Why? Because I like(d) it, and when I didn’t make music I felt useless (the older I get.. haha) Which instruments do you play? I sing, I play the guitar and piano. Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD’s? Glad you’re not asking 1 artist. I get a lot of inspiration out of different artist and bands. I’ll name a few albums: Fink (Distance & Time) , Bombay Bicycle Club (I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose), Radiohead, Eddie Vedder (Into The
Wild), Foals, St. Vincent (Strange Mercy). What inspires you to do what you do? Making/Writing music inspires me because it will make me feel complete, it makes me think about what’s happening around me. People inspire me, I want to do something back, and hopefully inspire them. Tell us about your next project In the beginning of July I will record my first EP with my band. Then go to London for new experiences, and after that, let’s say in September, we’ll finish mixing the recordings, and will arrange an EP release. Tell us about your next project In the beginning of July I will record my first
EP with my band. Then go to London for new experiences, and after that, let’s say in September, we’ll finish mixing the recordings, and will arrange an EP release. Where our readers can find your music online? I’m working on my own website, but don’t have it yet. You can find me on youtube, type in my name. Or visit: www.youtube.com/donnaloman www.facebook.com/DonnaDonnaMusic
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NICk ROSENBOOM The practice of fashion
Fashion for me is a practice. It is a result that’s fed by a melting pot of images, film, music, divers disciples of art and emotions.
Interview by: Agnese Roda • photography: Louise te Poele, Jasper Abels
I am passionate about materials, which are modest at first sight but rich by touch. I believe richness is more valuable as it’s modest or hidden, than it’s more exclusive. What does fashion mean to you? Fashion for me is a practice. It is a result that’s fed by a melting pot of images, film, music, divers disciples of art and emotions. It’s a strong way to reflect on time and the environment. It’s my responding on situations of everyday life.
accessible. What kind of material characterizes your production? I am passionate about materials, which are modest at first sight but rich by touch. I believe
What is the value of fashion for you? It’s an escape from my reality. I believe it should empower the wearer, to make her stronger, give her confidence and the opportunity to dream of a better reality.
Is fashion able to express all range of emotions? Do we wear perspectives on reality, traces of existence in our daily life? You shape your identity by the clothes you choose to wear. People who live into day’s society, they will not all conclude conceptual statements but will offer you a choice of perspective you like to share, design them. Traces of existence are visible in the love for second hand clothing garments, which are of value cause they were given by another generation. The past holds a lot of meaning, teaches romantic stories, the now frights me as it can feel so empty and will not provide quick important answers.
As a fashion designer, what are you able to do/express? I enjoy the diversity of the medium and the explosion of much cooperation with other disciplines of art. As a designer today I am a profound researcher with knowledge of other disciplines, which enables you to work on projects, which are not related to clothing. Fashion now feels limitless. Do you consider yourself as an artist? A description of an artist I believe is vague. I think no one should define himself such as. I have also chosen to make a living out of it within in the field of fashion. As soon as someone made this choice, his overall work will become less artistic. This not only for a fashion designer but I believe for any artist, as soon as a painter paints to sell and make a living, he can’t focus for a 100 percent on the free artistic content, it becomes a product which has to provide him of a living. I’ve chosen fashion cause for me growing up in a family with no appreciation for art it was easy
show horror, I researched for a translation. As hearts are carved into trees and those scarves, have a positive association I decided to show the veins of a tree instead of those of us humans. To reinforce the sadness I wanted to make them more liquid as water.
What is your generation of designer looking for? A reasonable balance between the artistic and commercial content. richness is more valuable as it’s modest or hidden, than it’s more exclusive. That’s probably why most of my fabric choices are mat and not shiny. I got a great love for graphic design, and by designing my own printed textiles, I feel I can easily reinforce a concept. For example, for the collection Sad Parade I designed a print with a wood grain structures. It was inspired by slicing into our skin and cutting in our own flesh, sadly looking for feeling and existence. Not willing to show this literally, to shock, or
What should the next generation of future designer look for? Sending out a message of freedom and tolerance. http://www.nickrosenboom.com/
dominic linnane â€˘ FILM DIRECTOR â€˘
My style is oriented in finding essentiality within one art form which can have a dialogue with other art forms and than show the result. Interview by: Anna Kelhu
My desire in Mesmerism was to extract the struggle within ourselves and with our environment, the torment a person may feel inside, and to question the roles of our community leaders. Film making started for you as a hobby and seems to have become quite a lot more since. How did you first get into it? Well, I am fascinated by human behavior, what drives us forward, the remarkable will to live. This combined with my desire to express myself through writing stories culminated in the idea of making a film. I spent a few years observing life, travelling, taking photos, writing short stories and poetry. Everything started to gather up. I had piles of material and wondered what would happen to it all. Then after settling in Amsterdam I decided I would take the next step, get serious and make a film. I quickly learned this is much easier said than done, however persistence is paying off now. Your latest film Mesmerism is just about to come out. What inspired you about Mesmerism? I was inspired by the psychological thriller genre, after watching films like Shutter Island and Black Swan, I really wanted to create this atmosphere
myself. My desire in Mesmerism was to extract the struggle within ourselves and with our environment, the torment a person may feel inside, and to question the roles of our community leaders. Does their position in society give them a higher moral ground ? How do we communicate our taught, if it is considered dangerous? Our protagonist is faced with these problems.
through the windows to our soul, the eyes. I look for actors who lose themselves and become the character.
Originally coming from Ireland, do you find Amsterdam a good place to realise your artistic aspirations? Yes, Amsterdam is the catalyst. There are so many international students here, each bringing their own unique experience to the table. This is both inspiring and also educational for me. I can mingle with many different people, from many origins.
Any future plans? What will you be working on next? I worked with a great crew on the Mesmerismproject, I want to reassemble the same creative minds and take on another genre. Â The next screenplay I will work on is The Cottage Ideal, a short film following a 30-year-old single woman, who intrudes on her sisterâ€™s private retreat and attempts to seduce her lover. We follow the two sisters, each in a different stage of life. Through one sister(Marie) we witness the breakdown of the loversâ€™ fantasy. Through the other sister(Ann) we watch the blind desire to propagate that drives us unconsciously through life.
What do you look for in an actor? Believability is of course the single most important attribute. But what is believable? Well for me, I think the truth peers out from inside of us,
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