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Stuart Chapman ISSUE THREE FEATURES

#ICMEETSERIES feature with Jessa Gilbert (@jessagilbert) See more ~ page ninety-four @indisposableconcept facebook.com/ indisposableconcept indisposableconcept. tumblr.com twitter.com/iconcept_ pinterest.com/ doubledeuceco/ indisposable-concept flickr.com/photos/ indisposableconcept

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Citizens of the World – Roll 1 Sydney, NSW. AUS @citizensoftheworld


On the road with Kevin King instagram.com/kevin_king__

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#ABRANDLIFE in Bali IT’S RARE WHEN YOU FIND A GROUP OF BEBS THAT INSTANTLY CONNECT AND HAVE THE BEST WEEKEND. BACK IN SEPTEMBER WE HEADED OVER TO OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME… BEAUTIFUL BALI FOR OUR SECOND BALI TRIP FOR THE ULTIMATE WEEKEND WITH OUR GIRLS FROM THE #ASQUAD. Sun, beach, villa hangs, island hopping, dranks with the squad, equipped with our denim shorts to take us around the island of Bali. We couldn’t have asked for a better crew of babes to be part of our Abrand family, Karina, Keira, Tori, Hannah, Dom and Jessie along with our fav couple Yasmin and Kale to help document another epic weekend in Bali. Follow our #abrandlife journey via... @abrandjeans / @yasminsuteja / @kaleneville @culturemachine / @torilevett / @karinaannehunt @lala_meow / @jessie_khoo / @dominiqueelisa @hannah_perera

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Nusa Lembogan WE LOVE GOING ON LITTLE ADVENTURES, AND THIS ONE IN PARTICULARE WAS ONE OF OUR MAIN HIGHLIGHTS. We left Sanur early morning for a boat ride around the beautiful island of Nusa Lembogan, an hour from Bali. We took two fishing boats, rode around the island and went for a beautiful snorkel around Mushroom Bay. Dancing on boats, diving into the beautiful clear waters of Nusa Lembogan with Rihanna and Drake’s Too good playing in the background.

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Pretty Poison NO VISIT TO BALI IS COMPLETE WITHOUT HEADING TO OUR FAV SPOT, PRETTY POISON BAR IN CANGGU FOR SOME HANG TIMES BY THE BOWL AND A BOOGIE. A big thanks to our Bali mom Maree Suteja @bossladybali for always throwing on a great event.

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Villa Cabai WE SPENT OUR 3 DAYS IN BALI AT THE BEAUTIFUL @VILLACABAI ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF CANGGU. Surrounded by the beautiful rice paddies, we’d wake up each morning with the sun beaming over the pool. A big thanks to the @villacabai and @theasia.collective team, for being the most amazing and sweet hosts during our time in Bali.

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It Takes a Village To Raise a Child WE’D LIKE TO SAY A BIG THANKS TO OUR COLLABORATORS WHO MADE THE #ABRANDLIFE TRIP POSSIBLE. To get a better look at what these amazing group of people do head to their instagram to get the full low down‌ @villacabai, @theasia.collective, @prettypoison___, @indisposableconcept, @culturemachine, @yasminsuteja, @kaleneville, @lala_meow, @torilevett, @dominiquelissa, @karinaannehunt, @jessie_khoo, @hannah_perera and @portobellopr See more > abrandjeans.com instagram.com/abrandjeans facebook.com/abrandjeans

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Indisposable Concept is all about eliminating the technicalities and proficiencies of photography whilst providing a level playing field for everyone to contribute to the project in a fun and easy environment. The disposable camera is the weapon of choice to allow anyone and everyone the opportunity to participate regardless of age or ability. The stories being told and the moments being shared along with the sense of involvement and community are the true essence and beauty of Indisposable Concept. We aim to elimate the restrictions and technicalities when it comes to shooting film and embrace the raw art of capturing the moment in its purest form with one single click of a disposable camera. We hope you have fun being part of the adventure! It’s your involvement and enjoyment that makes all of this possible. Thank you.

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Jamie and Andrew – Roll 1 A roadtrip thru West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Los Angeles, Big Sur and the California Bay Area. USA @jamie.clark + @sunshineadventures


Rafael Guedes – Roll 4 Salta and Jujuy – North Argentina @rafayeah + @aboutmountains


THE ONE LOVE PROJECT

A grass-roots, creative organisation, providing education, health and opportunity to the underprivileged street children of Pushkar. www.theoneloveproject.org.uk


Coming from a photography background it’s something we have always wanted to teach the children. Their obsession with cameras knows no end. Every time a tourist or volunteer enters their world the first thing the children want is to play with their cameras. It’s something so alien to their everyday life but has been thrust in their faces since being children on the street and so now is a daily part of their life. We gave each child a disposable camera, and taking influence from the Oscar award winning documentary ‘Born into Brothels‘, we then asked the children to capture life in the camp through their eyes. We let the children take the cameras away and didn’t guide them or influence them in any way, that way we felt we would get their genuine view of home life. For us, giving the children camera’s was about empowering them to use their own creative voice, to be able to express themselves fully without any restrictions put on them. Their lives have had so many external pressures from such a young age that we felt they needed a time to no worry about anything else except an art form. I think we all deserve a chance to be able to be alone with our creativity, no matter who you are or where you are from, everyone needs to express themselves,

and by giving them the simple task of taking photo’s they have been allowed to see their own world in a new light, as well as making us all see what they value, cherish and find beautiful in their own day to day lives. The children are so used to always having camera’s pointed at them and being objectified by tourist eyes that to give them the power back into their own hands by being on the other side of the camera is something I think they would have never had before, and also something that might make them understand and appreciate their own environment a bit better. If nothing else, it gives them that power back, that we might all take for granted on a day to day basis, the power to create and save memories in the photographic form forever. With these photo’s we plan to make an exhibition of the best shots, as well as a book and post cards which will be on sale on our website. All the money raised from this will then be given back to the children to continue their learning and help with their schooling. The program is just getting off the ground and will be continued in more detail later on in the year. We are really proud of what the children have achieved with their shots. Project Manager Sylvie Gianella Words by Tom Usher for The One Love Family


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Faith Hinkson – Roll 1 NYC/Atlantic City. USA @hithisisbambi


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Rolling with Mark Dillon instagram.com/markd86

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Citizens of the World – Roll 1 Sydney, NSW. AUS @citizensoftheworld


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WE CALL IT THE #ICMEETSERIES AND THOUGHT IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO FIND OUT A BIT MORE ABOUT THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE DISPOSABLES. WE ASKED A FEW IC CONTRIBUTORS TO TELL US A BIT ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THIS IS WHAT WE GOT IN RETURN… Who are you? My name is Jessa Gilbert and I’m an artist and adventurer originally from New York State, living, creating, and exploring in British Columbia. Where’s home? I grew up in the small town of Red Hook, New York, but these days I feel most at home in my tent somewhere out of cell range in the mountains. What do you do for a crust? I work full time as an Artist, mainly painting and illustration and I have a day job within the Outdoor Industry, which satisfies my adventure funds. I create artwork in two ways, both of which balance and feed the other. One way is through exploration and adventure, part of the #getoutoftownvibe series. I literally take the artworking process into the backcountry with me, and work to capture the passing of time and the feeling of physically exploring these wild and unique landscapes. The second part of the creative process happens in the art studio, where I create large scale paintings based on those experiences, using color, shape, and line to explore ways of articulating what it feels like to explore these environments in a 2-dimensional format. Can you tell us about your creative background? I grew up with 3 brothers in a split and oftenchaotic household, so my main source of reprieve was wandering around the woods with a sketchbook and/or camera. I have followed this creative pursuit of exploring, painting, and drawing, while also expressing myself through music and action sports, to where I have landed today. I was fortunate to grow up with parents that, either directly or indirectly, enabled me to pursue my desire create in a myriad ways, and to

go to school for art (and freestyle snowboarding to be more honest about my intentions of attending the University of Vermont). While snowboarding may not sound like a creative background necessarily, it opened my world up to these incredible experiences and landscapes that aren’t typically accessible to the stereotypical white-walled-gallery-artist. Having the opportunity to fully explore travel through competing in freestyle snowboarding alongside developing my skills as a painter and illustrator allowed me to carve out a creative niche where I have both areas of interest operating in tandem. I work tirelessly on both exploring as much of this incredibly awe-inspiring landscape I am so fortunate to call home and doing everything I can to translate that experience on paper and in paint to hopefully inspire others to get outside and explore.


Best advice you’ve ever been given? One of my professors at UVM, Frank Owen, always talked about the importance of play in the art studio practice. He talked about going into the studio and just having fun, trying new materials and techniques, keeping things light hearted, and at the end of the day making sure he was enjoying the process. It took me a while to fully embrace this idea that artwork doesn’t need to be serious and stoic and make some important life-changing statement in one brush stroke, and I feel I have fully come over to this idea. His advice to keep things fun and explore play changed my approach to artworking, and I feel more inspired to create because of it. I don’t have any fear or reservations about creating on the go in the backcountry, or what will become of these drawings and paintings. I create artwork because I enjoy it, I see it as my vocation, and because I am my best and happiest self when I am doing so. If I am able to sell the artworks, inspire others through them, or change the way someone thinks about exploration then that is just an amazing bonus!


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What do you do with your free time? Free time, hah. I’m really just trying to get out as much as possible, especially if it can involve camping. In the summers I spend a lot of time backcountry camping, mountain biking, and trying to get on top of new mountains and peaks either through mountain biking, hiking, scrambling, or mountaineering. In the winter I’m chasing deep snow on my splitboard as often as possible. The great thing about this art practice I’ve developed is that taking any and all opportunities to explore new terrain is part of the art process! Tips for making your ideas and dreams come to life… I’m still refining my own, but at the core of it all is just finding out what makes you tick and chasing that without fear or reservation. It’s so easy to say no, to find reasons not to do something, or to take the path of least resistance, but it’s in those moments of actually stepping through the door and getting out there where we learn the most. Also, don’t let others’ negativity affect you – find a way to trust yourself – get moving towards what enables you to feel like your most full and authentic self, no matter what that pursuit is. Take the opportunities that come, do the things you think are exciting, and don’t put it off – you get one go at this wild ride of life, so make sure your time is well spent. What inspires you to shoot film? I love the uncertainty of film and the physicality of it – the rudimentary click from the disposable camera, the inevitable question of “did I hold the camera level to the horizon line”, and hoping that no one was blinking in the photo. The timing of it is something I’m drawn towards as well. What I mean by that is that film doesn’t offer you instant gratification the way a digital camera or phone does, it makes you wait for it. It allows the tension to build, the memory to fade a bit from top of mind, and forces you to let go, a bit, of this desire to edit and reshoot right away. I have inevitably lost touch with the memories at the beginning of a roll of film, so I love having all the memories flood back when you look through an exposed roll. These moments feel more raw and authentic to me than digital because they just are the way they are – no extra filters, cropping, or alterations. They are full, flaws and all.

How did you come to connect with Indisposable Concept? I discovered Indispoable Concept on Tumblr years ago, and reconnected on Instagram a few years back. Admittedly, it took me a few years of following along while other people shared their stories through film for me to pick up a film camera again and contribute. How did you find the experience of using the disposable camera? Enjoyable or painful? I love it – I’m pretty sure I have an audible laugh after every click of the camera. I laugh at the fact that in a pack that I have scrutinized every item to try and make the most efficient and light pack, with only the most essential gear, that I have to find space for a disposable plastic camera. I love the look on people’s faces when I ask them to look over so I can take their photo, and I’m holding a disposable camera, especially when they’re holding a DSLR or any smartphone variation. How did it make you feel not being able to see the photos as they were taken and not being able to edit or know what the photos turned out like? Once I accepted the fact that those elements were out of my control the process became a lot easier. I used to shoot film quite a bit on this old Ricoh camera, but I was much more careful and reserved about what I would take a photo of. I felt the need to really plan things out, line up the subject just right, and make sure everything was in its rightful place. For whatever reason the disposable camera, perhaps because it feels more like a toy at times than anything, allows me an opportunity to let go of the pursuit of the “perfect photo” and just focus on working towards capturing a glimpse of a fleeting moment.


It seems film photography and disposables are making a comeback, why do you think that is? I know I’m more drawn to film than ever because I’m pretty bad at keeping things organized in a digital space, but have an easier time sorting physical objects. I spend all day at work staring at a screen, and the last thing I want to do when I leave is stare at another screen to enjoy and revisit memories. I also love going through photo albums with people – they’re always a bit unorganized, usually some handwritten reminder on the back of the photo about who is in it or what was going on, and the human element ever present. Granted, you can print photos that were taken digitally, but there’s something about the candid quality often seen in film photos that I am inspired by. It feels less scripted and more authentic. If someone destroyed all the disposable cameras in the world and you had the very last one, what would you capture? I’d probably continue to capture my adventures into the wilderness, for a couple reasons. Firstly, because it is the story I know how to tell the best, and secondly, because wilderness is disappearing so my affinity towards capturing what there is left to experience is top of mind. I feel incredibly fortunate to live in a place where there is still wilderness available, especially so, relatively, close to an International city. What Does 2016 hold for you? 2016 continues to be a year of exploring – both physically exploring new terrain and exploring new ways of creating art within the studio and outdoors. Looking ahead I’m going to continue to develop the #getoutoftownvibe series along with the paintings, and will hopefully be getting my Permanent Residency application for Canada approved. In January I will be creating at the Mica Heli Ski Artist Residency, which I couldn’t be more excited for!


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Fave place to shoot? In the mountains outside of cell service. How would you describe your photographic style? I’d describe my photographic style much as I would describe my lifestyle – a combination of art, or subjects, and adventure. Setting is important to me, as I seek to have my photographs stand apart from others due to the remoteness of where they are taken. Incorporating my friends and whatever the activity we are partaking in, mountain biking, camping, splitboarding, etc, is another element I strive to have in each photograph, as it offers a sense of scale, activity, and personality. Who or what influences you creatively? I’m a very curious person and am constantly looking outward for inspiration. I’m inspired creatively by those who seek out and chase adventure, and who are excited about exploring new terrain, culture, and environments. Artists whose work utilizes color, texture, and pattern, both new and old, influence me creatively (Matisse, Osgemeos, Kehinde Wiley, Julie Mehretu as examples). Food, Music, Dance, Theatre – it all plays a role for me in the creative process because they tap into different modes of experience.

Where do you find inspiration? I find the most inspiration in the outdoors and through activity – exploring a new mountain range inspires me visually, while the feeling of surfing powder down an untracked slope excites me physically. Hiking to a remote alpine lake and seeing a glacier hanging over and feeding a pool of bright green water leaves me awestruck and humble, while the feeling of diving down into the glacial water makes me feel alive. What’s the biggest issue facing the world right now? One issue I see is the underlying current of fear in the world, which seems to bring out the worst in people. Fear for life, fear for food, fear for invasion, fear for acceptance, etc. We question the motives of others before trusting in someone. It’s difficult to watch on a local and global level people mistreating each other as we lose touch with the fact that we are all human beings. Worry less about….? Being accepted and pleasing everyone. Focus more on….? Staying humble, being grateful, being true to yourself, and enjoying life.


5 at 5 (FOR LACK OF A BETTER NAME) 5 photos from history you wish you’d taken… I’m going to interpret this as historical moments I wish I could’ve been there to photograph: In no particular order – Building the Great Wall, building the first transcontinental railroad, building the panama canal, sailing in an old wooden cargo ship around Cape Horn, the Wright Brothers flying the first airplane. 5 people you’d like to photograph? 1. Matisse 2. Rembrandt 3. Maya Angelou 4. Lewis and Clark 5 books you wish you’d written? I don’t truly think I feel like I wish I had written anyone else’s book because I don’t feel like I could have known and/or told the story better. 5 people you’d invite around for drinks and dinner? 1. Dali 2. Picasso 3. Jake Carpenter 4. Plake 5. Bob Dylan 5 go to songs to get you in the mood? 1. Fade Out Lines – The Avener, Phoebe Killdeer 2. Busy Earnin’ – Jungle 3. Smooth Sailing – Leon Bridges 4. Don’t Stop Till you Get Enough – Michael Jackson 5. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

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Jessa Gilbert’s paintings and drawings emerge from her experiences in the outdoors exploring and engaging with new terrain, blending and merging art and adventure. Her drawings, created outside during her journeys along the road, path, beaches, and cliff sides, capture the spirit of that space during her time there, while serving as studies for larger scale, full-color paintings. How do we interact with our environments as we explore and engage with the unknown, and what does the experience feel like within these spaces? These are questions she explores in her drawings and paintings, recording the sentiments and textures of those environments. Her artworks draw from her experiences in the backcountry, a history of abstraction and cubism, and a sense of awe and wonderment with the wilderness. #GETOUTOFTOWNVIBE SERIES The #GetOutOfTownVibe is a collection of studies, paintings, and drawings that are created during my adventures and explorations. All artworks are created on location, which can mean in the backcountry, on top of a mountain, on a boat, at a cafe, in a car, etc. These artworks are as much studies as they are experiments with making the art-making process portable and part of the every day identity. See more > www.jessagilbert.com facebook.com/jessagilbertstudios


Citizens of the World – Roll 1 Sydney, NSW. AUS @citizensoftheworld


Interview with Stuar t Chapman FOUNDER - INDISPOSABLE CONCEPT instagram.com/stuchapman w w w. t h e f o u n d e rc u l t u re . c o m

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IC FOUNDER STUART CHAPMAN RECENTLY HAD THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE SOME THOUGHTS WITH THE LEGENDS OVER AT THE FOUNDER CULTURE, A SOCIAL PLATFORM THAT CONNECTS ENTREPRENEURS WITH THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY AND MANUFACTURERS AROUND THE WORLD, ENABLING YOU TO BUILD YOUR EMPIRE IN AN EFFICIENT, MODERN, SIMPLE TO USE APPLICATION. HEADER OVER TO WWW.THEFOUNDERCULTURE.COM TO FIND OUT MORE OR FOLLOW THERE JOURNEY @THEFOUNDERCULTURE Hi Stuart, thank you so much for chatting to The Founder Culture today, first of all congratulations on your Second Issue of the Indisposable Concept being released. Its an ingenious idea exposing the world to such engaging, abstract and individualised content, capturing raw human moments and putting them on display. Tell us a little about how you founded The Indisposable Concept? Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little bit about the world of Indisposable Concept. The Indisposable Concept stemmed from the initial idea of creating an exhibition in a gallery environment. The main objective was to celebrate the unique worlds of 10 to 15 specific people from various walks of life including politicians, celebrities, sports identities, the homeless etc. The idea evolved from that and I thought it would be more encompassing and socially diverse to transform it into an interactive community online. A community brought together through a common thread, allowing anyone and everyone the opportunity to get involved and have fun. The main aim is to inspire people to capture and share their lives, especially the things they love and view as unique to them, captured via the medium of film; in particular a disposable camera. The person holding the camera controls what is captured. It is instinctively their own story told by their own pictures. Initially, I was buying the cameras and posting them out to

friends and family. Now people are purchasing their own disposable of choice, downloading the Info Pack and emailing their developed photos through. I guess I started the concept to try and build a community of people that wanted to embrace old techniques and mediums to take time out and have a look at the beauty and space that exists in their world. I love the process and medium of photography and thought it would be interesting to get people to share what they love by utilizing an old tangible process. I’ve always wanted to create something unique on my own without any boundaries or corporate structure. I wanted to utilize my design and marketing background to develop a brand that would inspire and connect with people. I wanted to create something that people could be a part of and express themselves creatively, visually and emotionally. With over 2700 rolls contributed so far the project has evolved and grown quite organically and will be celebrating its fourth anniversary this December. The community keeps growing and diversifying with new people finding out about the concept every day, which keeps it fresh and exciting for me. The idea has definitely inspired lots of people from all walks of life and tapped into the various film photography communities that exist online. IC continues to grow online with new followers engaging with us every day via our website and various social media platforms.


What sparked your idea in combining photography and international perspectives? I think IC connects so well with people as the project is quite open and versatile without too many boundaries. It gives people from all walks of life and all corners of the world the opportunity to get involved and share their stories. It’s all about people expressing their individualism, their unique worlds; what’s special and relative to them. The beauty is the process is documented via the medium of film, the moments can’t be altered or tampered with and there’s only so many opportunities to capture the essence of the moment. There’s a true sense of excitement and desire to see the hidden outcome. What pushed you to make a change in your life and follow your creative pursuit? I’ve worked in the creative industries for the past 15 years as a graphic designer and art director and felt it was time to create something that could be free of commercial restraints. Something I could call my own and could express who I am and what I can do that hadn’t been done before. Indisposable Concept isn’t coffee; it isn’t the newspaper or the latest app on your phone. It’s a concept, an idea that isn’t readily understandable or in demand. This proved to be a challenge

initially when trying to sell the idea to people or potential businesses as they didn’t quite grasp how they could benefit from the collaboration. The great thing about IC is, the people who get it, get it, and that’s who you want to be working with or create new ideas with. I wanted to build a community around something that didn’t exist before. I didn’t sit down and plan where the project would be in five years time, there was an initial spark and then everything else kind of just flowed intuitively. IC has kind of just evolved and grown organically and continues to connect with new people all the time through the power of social media and the Internet. I think IC works on a different level and doesn’t appeal to the masses like Instagram or Snapchat… yet. Maybe it’s time to develop the indicon app…? There’s a tangible process to IC that involves time and involvement from willing contributors. People want things fast, easy and in the palm of their hands these days, which IC isn’t. The IC process requires a little love, attention and a willingness to be involved. Not just something to kill time. In saying that, the idea of diversifying and exploring new media opportunities is always there. To anyone out there keen to develop the app, I’ve got a killer idea.


Collaboration is an essential way of building a brand / business, would you say it has played a key role in your concept with photographs being sent in? Connecting and collaborating with other creatives/brands is integral to growing IC as it takes the project to new places and allows it to diversify by crossing over into different genres and sub-cultures. IC is dedicated to creating unique content with a strong focus on joint ventures and working with other individuals, brands and organisations that want to create authentic experiences and kick ass content that is out of the norm. Have you collaborated with any big brands or influences? We have collaborated with various brands including Billabong, Abrand Jeans, Casey Tanswell Designs, The One Love Project and a multitude of creative individuals. We have also connected with various creative agencies including Summersite, Culture Machine and Almost Real. IC has also been featured on various media outlets including The Weekend Edition, The Urban List, Scenstr, Frankie Mag, Brisbane News and Lomography. These partnerships work as a powerful medium to connect with a broader demographic and allow us to collaborate creatively on a greater scale.


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What’s your advice to others wanting to follow their dreams and ideas but are afraid to do so?


BE COMMITTED TO YOUR CAUSE. BE DEDICATED. BE PREPARED. BE PASSIONATE. BE HONEST. KNOW WHEN TO KEEP GOING AND WHEN TO WALK AWAY. DON’T COMPARE. STAY TRUE TO YOUR WORK. LISTEN. LEARN. COMMUNICATE

TRUST. BELIEVE. BREATHE. ALL THE CLICHÉ THINGS SOUND CLICHÉ UNTIL YOU PUT THEM INTO PRACTICE. EVEN ON THE HARD DAYS WHEN YOUR VISION ISN’T AS CLEAR AS IT COULD BE, STRAP YOURSELF IN AND RIDE THE BUMPS. THE GOOD DAYS WILL COME AND WILL HOPEFULLY OUTWEIGH THE BAD. MOST IMPORTANTLY, KEEP GOING. IF WHAT YOU’RE DOING TRULY MAKES YOU HAPPY AND FEELS LIKE IT’S WHAT YOU’RE MEANT TO BE DOING, CHANCES ARE, IT IS WHAT YOU’RE MEANT TO BE DOING. LIFE IS WAY TOO SHORT TO SPEND TIME DOING SOMETHING THAT DOESN’T FILL YOUR HEART WITH JOY OR STIMULATE YOUR MIND. BUT REMEMBER, NOTHING WORTH DOING IS EVER EASY,

SO STICK IT OUT. CREATIVE ENDEAVOURS, PASSION PROJECTS AND NEW VENTURES ARE JOURNEYS THAT REQUIRE MANY STEPS AND MUCH TIME. YOU’VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING IN THIS LIFE SO WHY NOT CHASE YOUR DREAMS AND HELP MAKE EXCITING THINGS HAPPEN FOR YOURSELF AND THE PEOPLE YOU CAN INSPIRE.


Lastly, what’s one word to describe the feeling of having your vision in motion?

Rewarding. THANKS AGAIN STU, YOU’RE AN AMAZING HUMAN WITH EXTRAORDINARY VISIONS! CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IC EVOLVE AND CONTINUE TO INSPIRE THE VISUAL COMMUNITY. See more > thefounderculture.com facebook.com/foundertheapp @thefounderculture indisposableconcept.com facebook.com/indisposableconcept @indisposableconcept


Linze Mason - Roll 38 NYC. USA @linzemason / @dirtyfeathers


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WE CALL IT THE #ICMEETSERIES AND THOUGHT IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO FIND OUT A BIT MORE ABOUT THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE DISPOSABLES. WE ASKED A FEW IC CONTRIBUTORS TO TELL US A BIT ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THIS IS WHAT WE GOT IN RETURN… Who are you? Hola! Graziella Ines here. You can call me Grazie or Grace but anything goes. Where’s home? Home is here in Bellflower, California. It is a southern suburb of Los Angeles and just blocks away from Long Beach. About 10 miles away from the shore. What do you do for a crust? Had to figure out what “crust” meant hehe. Currently a lab scientist during the day to pay the bills but spending most of my time making photographs, thinking of photography and crafting. Can you tell us about your creative background? Though my childhood years were mostly centered on academics ( math and sciences), my mom always instilled creativity in us. From all her DIY stuff for our birthdays ( no party stores in those days) to teaching me how to sew clothes for my dolls and how to embroider. This I think influenced my cravings later on to always create something. And with that came the interest for analogue photography. Best advice you’ve ever been given? Do the work. Follow your gut. What do you do with your free time? Make photographs, spend time with my family and friends, watch my Netflix series, continue with my crochet and embroidery projects and travel. Tips for making your ideas and dreams come to life…

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What inspires you to shoot film? The whole process of shooting film, the raw and richness in how film photos look and the long tradition that is attached to it inspires me to continue on shooting film. The ongoing efforts of fellow photographers to save this tradition and the success, though slow, that has been observed in the past few years also drive me to continue on and maybe influence a few individuals to start shooting film. How did it make you feel not being able to see the photos as they were taken and not being able to edit or know what the photos turned out like? There’s always that scared feeling that I messed up the film. And especially with disposable cameras because there is not a lot of it you can control. But as a whole, I was more excited than scared. It really is true that it was like receiving a birthday present. You are always excited to see what is inside the box.


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How did you come to connect with Indisposable Concept? By way of an article in Lomography. How did you find the experience of using the disposable camera? Enjoyable or painful? I loved it! Analogue Vs Digital? Analogue but I take phone photos too using VSCO for my travels and I use a Fuji X20 sometimes for street photography. But yeah, I prefer analogue. It seems film photography and disposables are making a comeback, why do you think that is? I think because people are discovering how cool film photography is. Also these days with the internet making everything fast, some people crave for the slower pace of analogue. And some start to appreciate the whole process. If someone destroyed all the disposable cameras in the world and you had the very last one, what would you capture? Moments. I don’t know what really but I know it must include the people I love near and far. What Does 2016 hold for you? I hope to produce more photographs I can be proud of and accomplish some photography projects (i.e. photo books of my recent travels). How would you describe your photographic style? I don’t really know how to describe my style. I just love to search for moments that speak to me. Who or what influences you creatively? Art. Nature. The streets. Movies. Photographer friends who keep on shooting day after day. Works of photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alex Webb, Diane Arbus, Ansel Adams. Where do you find inspiration? Everywhere but lately from browsing photography books and photography websites (i.e. Magnum, Lensculture!


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What’s the biggest issue facing the world right now? Lack of acceptance, prejudice. Worry less about….? Focus more on….? Worry less about MONEY. Focus more on LOVE. Fave place to shoot? The streets of Los Angeles. Also the desert landscapes here in California such as in Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks.


5 at 5 (FOR LACK OF A BETTER NAME) 5 photos from history you wish you’d taken… 1. Snake River photo by Ansel Adams 2. All the photos in Martin Parr’s Last Resort 5 people you’d like to photograph? 1. Winona Ryder 2. Michelle Obama 3. Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes 4. Quentin Tarantino 5. Beck 5 books you wish you’d written? 1. Catcher in the Rye 2. Alice in Wonderland 3. Lord of the Rings 4. The Road 5. Les Miserables 5 people you’d invite around for drinks and dinner? 1. Tina Fey 2. Quentin Tarantino 3. Stephen Colbert 4. Winona Ryder 5. The band Wilco 5 go to songs to get you in the mood? 1. Anything by Alabama Shakes 2. Anything by Wilco 3. Pulaski at Night by Andrew Bird 4. Carey by Joni Mitchell 5. Tiny Dancer by Elton John


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WE CALL IT THE #ICMEETSERIES AND THOUGHT IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO FIND OUT A BIT MORE ABOUT THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE DISPOSABLES. WE ASKED A FEW IC CONTRIBUTORS TO TELL US A BIT ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THIS IS WHAT WE GOT IN RETURN… Who are you? Büddy! But some know me as Count Lord Sir Christof Sol St. Cool van der Härlig Kamikaze Sickgnär Alexander the Great Elvis Prezley Surf Big Wave Sega De la Vega St. Bernard Cruz Secret Agent X Rex Sanchez Fox Fire Lone Ranger Dieter Hans Blonde Dutch Beta van Halen Gummy Bear King Baby Candy Starrman Büddystarr the LXIX, or simply just Christof Büddystarr! Where’s home? Hollywood! Los Angeles, California! The United States of America! The USA is nucleus of my operation, but I’d like to branch out to Stockholm, Sweden, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Tokyo, Japan. What do you do for a crust? Being an artist is my full time job. Everyday I’m on the run…the grind if you will. My life is non-stop, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. No breaks. And I’m not going to stop until I get what I want, which is infinite everything! Maximum blondes! Maximum candy! Maximum money! Maximum sex! Maximum power! Maximum fame! Maximum love! Maximum life! Can you tell us about your creative background? I started shooting disposable cameras in high school as a joke. It was a slaphappy gimmick I could carry around in my pocket get a quick rise out of people…and to keep myself sane during insane times. Little did I know that I was capturing memories in each moment, but also that bizarre unknown unexplainable unmistakable lovely feel good thing called art that keeps you coming back for more! MORE I SAY!


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What inspires you to shoot film? Shooting film for me is about being engaged completely in the moment. The snap and shoot element of using a disposable camera turns me on. The mystery of not knowing what you shot until your film develops is seductive. The anticipation of experiencing something for the first time! All those lovey dovey things! A bird flying in a crystal clear cerulean sky! Eating colorful candy late at night with the ditzy tall blonde girl of your dreams! Speeding in an American muscle car at night on an open road headed out of town with only a leather jacket on your back with sunglasses on! The shameless rebel spirit! Just being cool walking down the street in a suit on turning heads. Stuff like that. With every new roll of film I develop and finally see, I feel like I’m opening up a perfect-shiny new birthday gift from the heavens. And being something of a surfer now, the two are very similar for me. You just want to be out there in the water, have fun, and try to make something happen. Maybe the surf will be good, maybe the surf will be bad…either way you have to ride the wave. The same can be applied to film photography, maybe it’ll be a bad day, maybe a good day, either way it’ll be a day to shoot! SHOOT! SHOOT! SHOOT!

How did you come to connect with Indisposable Concept? My good friend, and fellow artist Nicholas Widener suggested it to me a few years ago. God bless him! Do you remember what was in the first roll of film you shot for IC? I can’t remember since I suffer from memory loss. Sometimes I can’t remember to put my pants on before I go out. My mind works at a rigorous rate, so there’s lot of simple stuff that is out of my control in my typical day. It was probably a kaleidoscopic combination of blondes, trucks, candy, blue-collar heroes, and myself! ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME! What is your fav photo that you’ve shot for IC? Tell us a bit about it. There’s a shot I took on Roll 3 with a disposable camera at the end of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain where everyone is running into the arena that the run ends at. It has it all: energy, mystery, fear, life. I only had my little Kodak disposable camera on me during the run, so I tried to grab what I could in the chaos! WHAT A RUSH IT WAS! I live for those moments.


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It seems film photography and disposables are making a comeback, why do you think that is? There’s an intimate quality to shooting film that you can’t replicate shooting digitally. There’s a certain care you need with each roll of film like a baby, or a trophy wife. Sometimes shooting digitally is too clean, and too accessible…it’s the difference between porn, and doing it for real, sometimes you want your photography to get at something authentic, to be a bit more honest, though there’s nothing wrong with having some shameless fun from time to time with my digital! Yay! If someone destroyed all the disposable cameras in the world and you had the very last one, what would you capture? Blondes! Explain your style/approach when shooting a roll. Trust your instincts. How would you describe your photographic style? It’s maximalist and minimalist! Abstract with a touch of pop punch! It’s fun on a surface level, but there’s more to explore if you want to. Who or what influences you creatively? Kevin Costner. Where do you find inspiration? I’m a big runner! So when I go on long runs, there comes a moment when you can either quit, give in, or keep going, keep running. A moment to either live, or a moment to simply die. In that moment, I have the maximum spiritual experience. In that moment I’m alive, and I simply come to the conclusion I’ll never quit! That I’ll fight to the death until the job is done! It’s very American in a lot of ways…blue collar. It’s all about having a beat up baseball cap, putting your head down,

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5 at 5 (FOR LACK OF A BETTER NAME) 5 photos from history you wish you’d taken… 1. Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal 2. The Last Sitting (photo shoot of Marilyn Monroe) by Bert Stern 3. Leap into the Void by Yves Klein 4. Every Playboy cover of Pamela Anderson 5. Neil Armstrong in tears after the first moon walk by Buzz Aldrin 6. Norgay on top of Mount Everest photo taken by Sir Edmund Hillary 5 people you’d like to photograph? 1. Tom Cruise 2. Nicolas Cage 3. Keanu Reeves 4. Criss Angel 5. Dennis Rodman 5 movies you wish you had directed? 1. Jingle All The Way 2. Double Team 3. XXX 4. Batman Forever 5. The Postman 5 books you wish you had written? 1. Crazy From The Heat by David Lee Roth 2. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West 3. Dreams From Bunker Hill by John Fante 4. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison 5. Walk on the Wild Side by Dennis Rodman 5 people you’d invite around for drinks and dinner? 1. Jayne Mansfield 2. Marilyn Monroe 3. Grace Kelly 4. Cameron Diaz 5. Greta Garbo


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IC People with Lance Skundrich and Mar ta Piekarz instagram.com/shuttrskunk instagram.com/martathemartian instagram.com/nakid_magazine instagram.com/nakid.mag

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FOR THE LOVE OF FILM & THE HUMAN RACE

NOV / 2016


indisposable ~ issue three