Cover image: Eline at Fresh Models Photographed by Jolijn Snijders wearing dress by H&M and hat BOY LONDON
CONTENTS 04 Eline photographed by Jolijn Snijders 22 Yuvali Theis 32 Nikita photography Ebony Hoorn 38 Interview with Sophia Aerts 48 An Interview with Yorick Nube photographed by Jolijn Snijders 64 Valentina photographed by Charlie Brophy 72 Pucker up, cherie photographed by Jolijn Snijders 80 A chat with Rosaline Schwartz 88 Pretty in pink 100 A chat with Pony Ruidoblanco 112 Joshua Tree photographed by Marc Hibbert 124 The girl with the golden hair 136 Interview with Leanne Surfleet 150 Juliette shot by Alex Brunet 160 Va Va Valou! 178 Interview with Nat Lanyon 186 A girl and a gun 194 Colofon
ELINE at fresh models
Yuvali theis has a constant urge to create images. Her work is playful and innocent; two keywords a lolita girl must have in our eyes. but we don’t have to explain that to yuvali, it comes natural, and that’s why we love her. Tell me a little bit about yourself? I’m a 23 year old Dutch photographer currently based in London. How long have you been snapping pics? I got my first camera when I was about 10 years old. It was a simple Kodak 35mm camera. I started out by taking pictures of my brothers, sisters, friends as well as my pet turtle.
What do you look for in a girl? When I cast girls I’m always looking for a face that is beautiful and interesting at the same time. I’m inspired by natural looking girls that have a sense of mystery to them. This summer you will be? I am going to spend this summer with my family and friends living between the UK and Holland and hopefully will find the time to go on a road trip down to the South of France. This summer you will listening to... Recently I’ve been listening a lot to sixties and seventies music. What does LOLITA mean to you? Lolita means the perfect mix between playfulness and innocence to me: a young carefree girl who knows how to enjoy life. How do you stay motivated? I feel a constant urge to create images. Sometimes I shoot a lot, sometimes a little less but luckily the urge to shoot something new always comes back to me. This summer you will remember .. Lots of good moments in the sun with friends and family! Big Future plans? I can’t tell you yet, but exciting things are coming up! More info: yuvalitheis.com
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Styling by Florian Mauersberger Model NIKITA at Elvis Models
Dress by Karim Adduchi
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Sophie aerts is aN upcoming photographer from belgium, her documentary style is somewhat narrative, and always capturing effortlessly cool personalities in a heart beat, making our heart beat a bit faster too. Tell me a little bit about yourself? I was born in the Netherlands and now spend most of my time in London, where I live at the moment. Photography enables me to discover and learn about others and myself. Nature, the people around me and my travels are my main inspiration. I’ve always felt the urge to travel, the longing to visit places far away and be free. Traveling in this way is not about the destination, it’s the journey itself that matters.
Why the fascination with photographing people and not for instance landscapes? I seek to capture someones personality and enjoy getting to know them whilst working together. I like to combine fashion or portraits with stills to tell create a certain atmosphere and to tell a story. Your summer soundtrack? The first thing that comes to mind is ‘Going Up the Country’ by Canned Heat.
What’s your neighborhood like? This summer you will be...? It’s a great place because there’s so much On the road going on. Lots of different people working on exciting projects. Who’s your favorite upcoming designer? I really love what Marta and Paulo from Did you study to be a photographer? Marques’ Almeida are doing. I studied fashion photography. Studying has helped me find my way but I learned In ten years you will be? most while assisting other photographers Wherever the journey will take me. and creating my own work. I also picked up a lot from playing with my parents’ Who are you influenced by? cameras when I was younger. Nan Goldins’ work opened my eyes and made me realize that photography can go What does fashion mean to you? wherever you want. So did Mark Borthwick Fashion to me is a way to collaborate on by using film in a completely different way. interesting projects with very talented The works of Wim Wenders and David people. Lynch are a great influence as well. What do you look for in a girl? What drives you? Her natural beauty, innocence and person- I would definitely say curiosity and a need ality. I love it when someone is not fussed to create and tell stories. and has an interesting personality that comes through in the pictures.
“I’ve always felt the urge to travel, the longing to visit places far away and be free.”
Yorick Nube is a photographer from Amsterdam known for his ethereal and fairy tale like photos of upcoming models. His style is raw, honest and shows the girls in their purest form without any added glamour. Lolita is proud to have Yorick as one of it’s first contributors and is anxious to see what will follow next in his career.
What’s your aesthetic comes to your work? Let the beauty decide
What do you look for in a girl? Eyes Your photos are often very clean and peaceful, what’s your secret? I eat cookies Do you only work with natural light? Can’t beat nature, lack of money :) What does LOLITA mean to you? The beauty of girls You shoot many girls for the first time, who was your favorite? Kiki [at Micha Models], after photographing her I have never been skeptical about angels anymore
This summer you are going to... Shoot outside Your summer soundtrack? Birds and breaking waves Big future plans? Buying land Words to live by? Keep on walking More info: http://yoricknube.tumblr.com
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alica at nface models
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cassandra at SPS models
Photographer Nuala Swan www.nualaswan.com Stylist Roisin Ferguson Model Taylor Sommerville at Superior Make Up Nancy Ingrey Hair Anna Wade
Photographer Charlie Brophy Styling Imogen Wilson Model Valentina at Chic
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A few weeks back when I was tumblring as if my life depended on it, I stumbled on to the work of Rosaline Shahnavaz that is nothing less than honest, raw and at the same time delicate. I can see from her website that she’s only just starting, and this makes me curious to see what direction she’s going to head in next. I wrote her an email and asked her some questions and lucky for us she was happy to answer them. What’s your passion? I’d have to say that my biggest passion is Photography. I love meeting new people and discovering new places. Photography is the most powerful tool for exploring and learning about the world that surrounds you. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that people out there admire the ways in which you’ve captured a moment. I like to think that a way of seeing is a way of being. I see you like shooting on film. How many camera’s do you own? Correct! I only shoot on film. Being able to hold a photograph as an object is something that will forever be a strong value of mine. I resent how much is lost in the abysses of the digital world today. Cameras… 20 or even 25? Definitely too many but I think it is important that you try loads of things before you settle for what you like the best. They’re beautiful and fascinating objects, as well their mechanical ability. I don’t think people will ever regret investing in a camera. Your ideal summer would be? I’d like to go to California again. Joshua Tree is the best.
Where does your name originate from? My surname originates from Iran, my parents moved from Tehran to London in their early twenties. They have lived fascinating lives and I have a lot to learn from my family’s history. I am currently planning a project, which I will shoot in Iran later this year. Three things you love most? In no particular order: the summer, the movies and road trips. Favorite summer soundtrack? Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited You’re inspired by? People. What projects you are working on now? I have just started working on duo project with another photographer that focuses on the concept of conversation. It’s all under the wraps at the moment but follow my blog and my website to keep up with what’s new… more info: www.rosalineshahnavaz.tumblr.com www.rosalineshahnavaz.com 81
â€œBeing able to hold a photograph as an object is something that will forever be a strong value of mine. I resent how much is lost in the digital abyss.â€?
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pony ruidoblanco, photographer from rosario, argentina loves fresh girls, world domination as well as Jumping in swimming pools. we found him on a random tumblr and decided to know more.
So Pony tell me a little bit about yourself? I’m Pony, 25, I’m from Rosario, Argentina, the city of bass. I try to live from advertising pictures I’ll never show to the world. I love second hand clothing and I’m huge fan of new faces (models). Tell me about your photos? Right now most of the shots I got on my website and Tumblr are kind of casual and fast, but count on the really cool people in it, like my best friend Flor Ramaccioni, a model with a super-brain who’s into team work, styling and shows me new dynamics and perspective. I think I made some of my best photos with her. Can I call you My Little Pony ? hahaha sure! You can call me ponpon if you want. OK pom-pon, tell me something about your neighbourhood! Ehmm.. It’s a super comfortable strategic place where I’m living now. It is pretty easy to get bored if you don’t mess with the right people. Luckily I hang out with a collective called “Dance, Kiss Or Death” that’s all I care about.
What drives you? I like concepts of hybrids, balances and stuff, if it’s surreal or rare but to behave in a really natural way, etc. Intuitively I love to mix techniques and cameras as well as collaborate with others on new projects. This summer you will be .. Determined on trying to get invited to many pools as I can, I don’t care if it’s night or day, for a date or party What does Lolita mean to you? Lolita, to me it’s a barely legal fresh girl who knows best how to flow sensuality without making any effort. Future plans? Get fit, raise my level, start traveling, world domination. It’s piece of cake after that. Website: http://ponywhitenoise.tumblr.com
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How old are you? 25 Where are you from? A small town on the east coast of England. Did you study photography or are you self thought? I taught myself the basics of using a film camera, then went on to study photography at college and university. When did you start taking self portraits? I started around 2008, I took a break from education and spent a lot of time alone around the house. I started to experiment from there and have carried on exploring the subject since! Why are self portraits endlessly fascinating for you? I’ve only recently realized (in the last two years) the reasoning behind my constant exploration of the subject, and it’s a way for me to deal with some of my deepest anxieties. I use the self-portrait as a way of looking at myself and as a way of remembering and recording my own mortality.
What motivates you? Light motivates me a lot these days! If it’s a dull day and the light isn’t great I feel very uninspired, but if I wake up and its bright outside it inspires me to shoot a lot more photos. Your summer soundtrack? The Cat Empire - “Two Shoes” album. Where do you find inspiration? I find inspiration from books, magazines and zines, also from fellow photographers and just my general day to day. What does Lolita mean to you? Lolita is young, fun & bright! And makes me happy to be a girl! Ever thought about making a book? Yes! I would love to make a book and hope that it’s something I can do sometime soon. I’d also love to have a solo show of my self-portraits some day, hopefully sooner rather than later! This summer you will..? Graduate, spend time with my cat, photograph, spend more time with friends, travel, try and save up for an awesome trip around Europe!
â€œself portraits make me deal with some of my deepest anxieties. I use it as a way of looking at myself, to remember and to record my own mortality.â€?
â€œLolita is young, fun and bright! and makes me happy to be a girl!â€?
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Where do you live? I live in the sometimes sunny sometimes wet Sunshine Coast, right near the beach, great for surf. How did you start a career as a photographer? I got a little contract with a surf company to shoot some video for them, that pretty much kickstarted it. What are your plans this summer? Errr, well my summer is your winter. haha, but yeah, I’m planning to maybe get to Europe and New York in a few months time to have a working holiday. Your favorite summer holiday memory? Going on holidays as a kid to this cool little coastal town, spending all the days at the beach bodyboarding and surfing. That was great. How would you describe your style? Kinda grungy, kinda polished. That’s not really describing all that it is I guess. Fence sitter haha.
Any message that you wanna send to the world? Yeah, can everyone stop being so blatantly left or right wing, we need more level headed perspectives. Fuck yeah, take that world... What do you look for in a girl? Beauty, intelligence, compassion and humour Your summer soundtrack? A$AP Rocky, French Films, Yardbirds & Paul Simon
Where are you from originally? I am from Cawarral, a small country town 15 minutes from the beach. I loved our home as a kid.
What’s next for Nat? I’m off to New Zealand soon for a film trip, should fun. Hopefully the Europe thing works out later in the year, would love to be shooting abroad for a while. I’m also slowly working on a book too!
What does LOLITA mean to you? Intrigue, trouble, beauty and youth.
More info: http://www.natlanyon.com.au
Emma at TJARDA models
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