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STAFF EDITOR IN CHIEF LAYOUT DESIGNER

Angela WU

CO-EDITOR

Natalie CHYI

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Allyson BUSCH Andrew FRANCIS Sophia KAHLENBERG Lina KAY Jess RUBY Tina SUN

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Alexandra BENETEL Melanie Andreea ARANGHEL A Ghost Story, by Tina SUN Tuane EGGERS Ode To Spring, a playlist Paulina DZÉJ Jacob PRICE Down By the River, by Sophia KAHLENBERG Lara WERNET Lazy Sunday, by Jess RUBY Asher LILLEY Hannah DENHAM Infantile Attributes by Klara Johanna MICHEL Penny WONG Karolina NOCON Found by Allyson BUSCH Sentiment, a playlist Vilde INDREHUS The Seventh Dream, by Lina KAY Veronika Anna Pursuit of Happiness, by Andrew FRANCIS Ivett MOLNAR Staff Picks

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Alexandra Benetel

19 YEARS // SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA HTTP://FLICKR.COM//ALEXANDRA-ROSELIZA

LOST FREEDOM: Tell us a little bit about yourself. How old are you and where are you from? ALEX BENETEL: My name is Alex Benetel, I’m nineteen years old and I’m from Sydney, Australia. I’m about to start my second year studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at Sydney University and am only just getting used to the idea of calling myself a photographer.

When and why did you first become interested in photography? How do you feel you’ve changed since then? I like to believe that photography has always played a significant part in my life. Being fortunate enough to be a part of a family who is known to take vacations every year, I’ve been aware of how powerful a photograph can be. Taking a photograph of an important landmark or place not only allows you to prove your visit, it marks a memory and a time that you consider to be significant. When I was ten years old, I was given a disposable camera to document my memories and I remember thinking about how I wanted each photograph to be significant. It seemed like nothing at the time, but now to reflect on that memory, I was already thinking about the composition of a photograph. When I was fifteen I took a Visual Design class, which explored many artistic mediums such as painting, sculpturing, drawing…everything and anything really. Later on in the course, I was introduced to a different type of photography - pinhole photography. It was from that point that I knew, I had found my true passion. During this time, my teacher had introduced my class to the site Flickr and I am so thankful to him for doing so because without Flickr, I’d be nowhere. Over the last couple of years, photography has taken me on an incredible journey. I’ve been published in various online magazines and even in Russia’s Harper’s Bazaar. I’ve been able to connect, meet and collaborate with amazing people from all over the world, who have become my closest friends and those who inspire me the most to become a better artist. I’d definitely say that I have changed as a person. My confidence has grown; I’ve come out of my shell and have also become more passionate as a person.


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ALEX BENETEL // Is there a certain mood you try to achieve in your photos? It’s different with every photograph I create, but what I want to achieve most is emotion. I don’t want someone to look at my photographs and just take one look and walk away. I want people to really look at what I create and take something away from it. I want my work to remind them of a past experience or evoke emotions they thought they never had. I want my photography to speak to people. I want it to transfer them into a completely different world, but remind them of aspects of their reality. I want them to feel something when looking at my creations. I do think a sense of mystery is always evident in my pieces.

Photography is extremely therapeutic for me; it’s a way of self expression.

What motivates you to create? Obviously, being involved in a 52 Weeks Project motivates me to create a new photograph weekly. Other than that, I strive to be a better artist every day and that in it involves dedication, determination and ultimately coming up with new and exciting ideas. I want to document my life, my feelings, my travels and the people I meet and in order to do so, I need to be taking pictures constantly. I’m always inspired by everything around me and when I’m inspired, it drives me to create. Photography is extremely therapeutic for me; it’s a way of self-expression. When I’m not feeling the best or if I’m the happiest I’ve ever been, you’ll often find me in a forest or field somewhere taking pictures. On some occasions, it allows me to be somebody different, to experience events, emotions and situations I wouldn’t normally experience. Most of all, it allows me to be creative, push boundaries and tell stories. How would you define “sentiment”? To me, the term “sentiment” brings nostalgia to mind. I’m always dwelling on past experiences, which I know, is somewhat unhealthy. But, it allows me to be reminded of all the people who have entered and left my life, what I’ve experienced and how that’s all shaped me to be the person I am today. All of those memories are significant and spark a different emotion and opinion, which I think contribute and therefore help shape the meaning of “sentiment”.

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MELANIA ANDREEA ARANGHEL 16 YEARS // ROUMANIA, CRAIOVA HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/ANDRU-DEEA/

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photography & creative direction: Tina Sun (http://tinasun.net/)

Hair: Maree Giglia // Makeup: Kaori Harigae Clothing designs: Sarah Millar Girl: Alexandra from AVA MODEL MANAGEMENT Boy: JOE from Mannequin Models

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Tuane Eggers 22

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LOST FREEDOM: Tell us a little bit about yourself. How old are you and where are you from? TUANE EGGERS: I’m from a little city in the south of Brazil. I’m 22 and I like to photograph my daily dreams and imaginations - and the beautiful people and things who are around me.

When and why did you first become interested in photography? How do you feel you’ve changed since then? I’ve photographed since I was 16 years old, because I wanted to register my (imagined) world. Since then, I feel I am improving my look and my sensibility for the beautiful things around me too. And it is so beautiful, because it’s the photography that helps us see the beautiful things in our lifes. Is there a certain mood you try to achieve in your photos? I think I seek for a fantasy view in my photos. The fantasy of our imagination with the beautiful (or strange) things of reality. I also like to try to photograph the subtlest of feelings every occasion. What motivates you to create? What motivates me to create is the fact you can recordmoments in images, and each picture has a trace of reality. It’s so beautiful. Photography is a form of collect the world we live in - or the world that we imagine. How would you define “sentiment”? Sentiment is what drives us - both good and bad feelings. They all makes part of us.

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ODE TO SPRING a playlist to get excited for warmer and happier days

1. Anna Sun

WALK THE MOON

2. Pioneers

THE LIGHTHOUSE AND THE WHALER

3. Beta Love 4. Home

RA RA RIOT EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS

5. Generator (First Floor)

FREELAND WHALES

6. Higher Than the Stars

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART

7. The A Team 8. Thinkin Bout You 9. Young Blood

ED SHEERAN FRANK OCEAN THE NAKED AND FAMOUS

10. Is This It

THE STROKES

11. It’s Time

IMAGINE DRAGONS

12. Itchin’ On A Photograph

GROUPLOVE

13. Sore Thumb

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POLAND

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LOST FREEDOM: Tell us a little bit about yourself. How old are you and where are you from? PAULINA DZEJ: 18 years old person who is trying to catch moment and emotions or just Paulina from Poland.

Is there a certain mood you try to achieve in your photos? In my photographs I want to reveal especially melancholy nostalgic or sentimental mood, these emotions best reflect me.

When and why did you first become interested in photography? How do you feel you’ve changed since then? Since I can remember in my life are artistic elements, but photography is one of the things which brings me the greatest joy. One of the reasons why I started photographing is the fact that through the photo I can capture the human emotions, strengthen them. My works grow up with me. My adventure with photography started 5 years ago and I’m still working on finding my own distinctive style.

What motivates you to create? I think the biggest motivator to create is satisfaction which brings my work effects. Or can be that people like my photos. They see there something more, a fairytale, which i want to tell them through my works. How would you define “sentiment”? I think that sentiment is something very powerful and emotional. Can bring us to a whole different surface, place of emotions, memories and longing. This is one of the most beautiful feeling to capture.


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LOST FREEDOM: Tell us a little bit about yourself. How old are you and where are you from? JACOB PRICE: I am a 19 year old kid from a small town about 45 minutes away from Chicago. I spend a majority of my time traveling to meet up with fellow photographers I’ve met through Flickr.com. I’ve traveled so far to Indiana, California, and soon Oregon all because of photography. It’s my passion. My goal is to not only create great art, but to inspire and motivate. When and why did you first become interested in photography? How do you feel you’ve changed since then? I became interested in photography mainly because I wanted a unique Facebook profile picture and after a few attempts at lame self mirror pictures, my friends thought I had the coolest photos and I just kind of went with it. Trying to become more creative and unique and eventually it just kind of took over and I became “that kid” at school who knew how to do things in Photoshop and took cool photos.

IN A WAY, I’M TRYING TO CREATE MUSIC FOR THE EYES BASED SOLELY OFF WHAT MUSIC STANDS OUT TO ME.

Besides the whole “facebook pictures” phase photography has given me a voice I never thought I could have. Photography gives me the opportunity to express myself in ways I never thought I could. Honestly it’s simple, but photography is my passion and in a way, my life. I eventually plan to make a living through it, but not in a typical way. My goal is to become someone famous for his provoking photos and relate-able concepts. Is there a certain mood you try to achieve in your photos? With my photos, I try to create something that the viewer can relate too. To me, the photos that stick out the most are the ones that I can see myself in, not just the beautiful ones. For me, it’s not about the quality (even though that is important) it’s more about the expression. I want someone to be able to see one of my photos and have either one of two reactions. Deja-vu or clarity. If I can make someone feel important because of a photograph, my goal will be easily achieved. What motivates you to create? By far my biggest Inspiration is the band “The Killers” or more importantly Brandon Flowers the lead singer. He has such a way with words that leaves me with goose-bumps and I am inspired to take such beautiful words and create that in a photograph. Not his words exactly, but my interpretation of what those songs mean to me. In a way, i’m trying to create music for the eyes based solely off what music stands out to me. Which can relate back to the whole “relate” theme I am going for. How would you define “sentiment”? To me sentiment is taking something can be awful, and turn that into something beautiful. Life goes on and without experience, failure, and disappointment there would be nothing to compare the good in your life to. If the grass on the other side looks greener, maybe it’s time to water your own grass.


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down by the river

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When and why did you first become interested in photography? How do you feel you’ve changed since then? This occured very suddenly. I’ve always tried to eternalise beautiful moments and memories through words and little pieces I collected, I collected dried flowers, to remember their beauty and to remember the smell of summer and I collected sea shells to remember my last holiday adventures. I was afraid of forgetting all these little things which happened and made me happy. Then I discovered photography which gave me the oppurtunity to eternalise emotions, moments of endless happiness, love and beauty. I think this is what I love most about photography to show and to eternalise emotion.

LOST FREEDOM: Tell us a little bit about yourself. How old are you and where are you from? LARA WERNET: I’m 18 years old and I live in Freiburg, Germany. I’m still a student and I’m doing my A-levels just right now and when I finished school I want to move far away together with my boyfriend. I’m going to study photography then.

I fell deeply in love at age 16 and since then it definetely changed my life. There’s not a single day when I don´t think about photography. I see beauty in every little dirty corner. I enjoy life more because I discover so much beauty out there every day which I didn´t notice before. I also changed my view concerning beauty generally. I don´t really like “typical models” who have blond hair and blue eyes and an absolute perfect face and skin. I love naturalness and raw beauty. I love freckles, special and unique faces and scars which tell stories.

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LOST FREEDOM MAGAZINE // the sentiment issue Is there a certain mood you try to achieve in your photos? I want that my pictures touch people, that they can identify themselfes with the moods I show in my pictures. I also have really often a dreamy mood in my pictures which helps me to create a lovely world full of love, happiness and dreams. It is also kind of an escape when reality gets too grey. Watching my pictures, especially those which show beautiful moments I experienced, makes me always happy. My wish is that also others have this feeling, that they enter in a dreamy world and maybe that my pictures make them happy or smile. I try to achieve that my pictures show true emotion and that they tell stories.

What motivates you to create? For the main part I want to eternalise things that are important to me personally and this is what motivates me. To have these moments caught forever. But there are so many motivating things. Seeing other photographers’ work is certainly one of the most important points. I love to go through communities llike flickr and to see how people develop, how they get better and better and how they create so much beauty. It’s always motivating to see what other photographers or amateurs, especially young ones are able to create. But also daily scenes like cuddling with my boyfriend in early morning hours or to see how the sun paints shapes at a wall motivates me to capture simplicity and the little joys that make me happy. How would you define “sentiment”? A sentiment is something that touches someone deeply insight. Something that gives one goose-bumps, that makes one incredibly happy or something that makes one cry.


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LOST FREEDOM: Tell us a little bit about yourself. How old are you and where are you from? ASHER LILLEY: My name’s Asher Lilley, I’m 18 years old and originally from Darwin, Australia! But right now I’m living in Bali! When and why did you first become interested in photography? How do you feel you’ve changed since then? I became interested in photography when I was 13 years old and came across the work of Nirrimi Firebrace. When I was 16 it moved from being a hobby to a passion, I was hurt and needed an outlet to express all this teenage angst inside of me, photography was the thing I turned to. Since then it has become me, I can’t imagine life without it. Is there a certain mood you try to achieve in your photos? Each photograph is so different and usually depends on how I’m feeling, but some reoccurring moods would be pain, sadness, joy and freedom. What motivates you to create? Emotions motivate me to create. How would you define “sentiment”? Sentiment is how you feel, what brings you to tears or brings you joy.

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Sentiment, to me, is something within, little pieces of me, and each has its own voice. Some feelings are louder than others, and there are moments when I can find the right pen to capture those fortissimo clamors. In ink, they are mere reflections of the echoes still resonating in the chambers of my heart. The following poems are only two of the reverberating verses that stick to my soul.

MRC. Tonight my eyes probed the sporadic freckles on the backs of your hands, the way you tread barefoot, and how you clung to my sleeping puppy for a moment of shared warmth before setting her back down. Your laughter evoked memories of when we first met. Immersed in the fractured sunlight’s reflection on the water’s surface, I was young and naive at 10; you were young and naive at 12. Four years later, I still find myself drawn to the curvature of your mouth, the magnetism of that impish grin. I used to envy your composure, until I unearthed the truth behind your plastered smile.

In the moments when you dare to meet my eyes, fervent remembrance flickers in the coals of your pupils, wavering in imitation of the life that once set your orbs ablaze. In those rare and sacred instances, I picture myself, rushing towards you grabbing hold of your hand pulling you from the crowd of impassivity. Surgically tearing away the shell of apathy glued to your skin, peeling back the folded layers of your past. But I reached the veneer of your soul and realized it wasn’t for me to restore. I pressed my mouth to yours instead, not to satisfy desire, but in diastolic hopes that the vitality flowing through the capillaries in my lips would somehow trickle into your heartstrings. And so I sacrifice you to the altar of the ocean, praying that the salt of the tide will heal your fragmented morale; that the surge will ebb away your father’s thumb that separated muscle from bone, and scrub you from my own shortcomings, for not discovering the sinews to fuse them together again.


MISSING JIGSAW PIECE There were times when I felt close to truly loving him again. My stony bitterness would regress to a childlike adoration; I’d dust off my innocence cracked plaster, shelved since I was ten. And for a moment, that mask would fit my mouth like a rediscovered jigsaw piece. But the night I thought my prayers would be answered, my father turned left and took me home. He didn’t approve of my invocations. That night I waited suspended in my room in dread and in anger. Mentally, I had just opened the first window and had one foot hanging over the edge when I heard footsteps on the stairs. His eyes bore through me, scraping cartilage and bone and marrow, and I was certain they would crack from the pressure when he said I had shamed both my Fathers.

I apologized for being a deceitful daughter, and he patted my back and murmured, “all is forgiven” disgust tickled the back of my throat. Tell me, who wants to be granted amnesty for their sawdust, while the stick in the eye of their pardoner remains overlooked? That was when I discovered my eyes had morphed from nondescript to green. I wrote my first poem about how maybe tears are acidic in that they can strip a person of the comfort in muffling reality, without permission. So, yes - I’m bruised inside, and subtle gestures of someone else’s paternal love are like individual shards embedding in my desire for unconditional. To hear my mother say, “That’s how he was with you” it reminds me that “was” now carries the same weight as “how things used to be”.

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LOST FREEDOM: Tell us a little bit about yourself. How old are you and where are you from? PENNY WONG: Hello (: My name is Penny Wong Pui Yan from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and 18 this coming March. I absolutely love painting, doing arts and crafts and sending my love through snail mail besides taking photographs. Green tea is my favourite tea and flavour. When and why did you first become interested in photography? How do you feel you’ve changed since then? I have never really told anyone the real reason why I started photography. It just felt a little strange. Well, I started it because something terrible happened to me when I was 13 and things changed rapidly. I was not used to current situation, it felt horrible. Loneliness and emptiness creeped in my soul everyday. Then when I was 14, I found the wonders of photography and God of course. It made me happy (: Plus joining the Flickr community made me happier. The people over there are so nice and kind. After having photography as my hobby, I have something to do and also something to look forward to. I have definitely changed especially my views and perspective on people and life. Having photography as one of my hobby/talent made me feel more worthy. It made me feel more capable of doing something and through photography I found out about snail mail. I think that is the best part.

Is there a certain mood you try to achieve in your photos? I do not really have a definite mood that I want to achieve when I shoot. I just pretty much go with the flow but people tell me that my photographs have some sort of unexplainable feeling. Well, the first few series of self shots I took have melancholy, lost and saudade mood to it and later it expands to different types of mood. Usually, deep and nostalgic feelings. I would love to create more happy and joyous mood for sure! What motivates you to create? To be specific, pretty photographs motivate me a lot. I get curious of how they capture them and I also tend to question myself a lot especially when it seemed impossible. Little little things in life also motivate me to create such as eating breakfast in a coffee shop, reading, painting and more. Never forgetting how quotes and bible verses inspires me too and now that I have started blogging again, I take more photographs. How would you describe sentiment? How do you think it can be shown through your photos? My definition of sentiment is something only the heart understands. Us humans describe our feelings and emotions with words but sometimes we cannot express ourselves fully just by words. We somehow cannot find the right word to describe our feelings but we truly know what does it feels like with our heart. Emotions, settings, colour tones and all the little things that puts a picture together will develop a sentiment to it. People can be manipulated, so as photographs and it will only go two ways;- good or bad. How I see my photographs does not mean it applies to others because our perspectives varies. So, it is already good enough if the heart understands it. (At least we know, we are still human) I cannot force someone to feel something and even if I do, he or she does not feel genuinely from the heart.

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KAROLINA NOCON 20

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for me, sentiment is something between longing and painful awareness of that the past is the past for ever, and there are no forces in this world, which could make it present one more time. sentiment is mechanism of self-defense against (inevitable) oblivion, circling around what we miss, hidden desire to go back in time and such a sadness, because it is not, and never will be, possible.

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sentiment a playlist to make you feel

1. Sweet Disposition

THE TEMPER TRAP

2. The 400

THE NORTH

3, Take Care

BEACH HOUSE

4. West Coast

COCONUT RECORDS

5. We Will Become Silhouettes

THE POSTAL SERVICE

6. Only Love

BEN HOWARD

7. At The Bottom of Everything

BRIGHT EYES

8. Let Her Go 9. Sylvia 10. Of Confidence 11. Lonely 12. Smother

PASSENGER THE ANTLERS THE DANGEROUS SUMMER THE MIDDLE EAST DAUGHTER

13. Wishing Well

THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT

14. Make Believe

THE GRADUATE

15. The First Single

THE FORMAT


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Vilde Indrehus 17

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LOST FREEDOM: Tell us a little bit about yourself. How old are you and where are you from? VILDE INDREHUS: I’m a 17 year old girl currently living in Norway. I started to take photos about a year ago, and I am addicted. It’s weird how an interest can turn your life upside down. From the moment I really started being serious about photography, I started seeing things from a whole different perspective.

When and why did you first become interested in photography? How do you feel you’ve changed since then? I have grown up in a rather artistic family with a mother as a painter and a photographer as a dad. My dad always talked about aperture and shutterspeed, which I in the beginning didn’t pay attention to or understood. About a year ago I got the hang of it, and started experimenting. It opened a door for me, and I now have my own way of understanding it. How would you describe your style? I feel the need to not always be realistic, and I have a need to explore other dimensions and worlds. Photography is an art in so many ways, and it does not always have to represent the truth. The reason why I do conceptual photography is that I want to create unique photos. I want my photos to tell something, and I want people to think by looking at them. Who or what inspires you? Talented photographers, feelings and traveling.

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the seventh dream

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Veronika Anna 28

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LOST FREEDOM: Tell us a little bit about yourself. How old are you and where are you from? VILDE INDREHUS: My name is Veronika Anna and I’m 28 years old. I was raised in a small village in Pomeranian district of Poland. Nowadays I live in Łódź, central Poland, where I graduated from Film and Media Art Studies . In the future I would like to come back to the countryside and settle down there. One of my dreams is to create a home resembling the one which I remember from my childhood. There is nothing more beautiful to me than living in touch with the nature, in harmony with natural cycles and seasons. There is also nothing more precious than time, which flies somehow different, more peacefully in the countryside.

When and why did you first become interested in photography? How do you feel you’ve changed since then? In my family, pictures had been taken since I remember – they were a way to document events, trips and anniversaries. I was brought up by my grandmother, thanks to her and the fact she had seven children there was always lots of photographs around me. I believe that closeness of this medium from an early childhood influenced me so profoundly that I cannot and do not want either to cut the photographic bond. As a child I had my own analog camera to capture memories but I changed the way of looking through the viewfinder during high school, started observing people differently. I can say that photography has always been a part of my life. However, it was my boyfriend who encouraged me to start doing photography for real, to “create new worlds” and it was about 4 years ago.


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VERONIKA ANNA //

Is there a certain mood you try to achieve in your photos? The photography has always been for me the way to capture the images from my memory, memories and imagination, such images are never sharp and perfect, therefore I choose the photographic film that allows certain understatement. I’ve never been too good [ manually ] in the visual arts, but photography allows me to “paint with light”. I don`t think that I have a distinctive style, I am experimenting a lot. I’m interested in the classical photography already for some time and I would like to follow in this direction. I wish for my photography to be timeless, so it would be true as well as now as in many years to come. So the people and places that I depict would have that timeless aspect about them, would be understood and appreciated despite the time. I am not interested in popular style or fashion of the moment – they all gonna pass. What motivates you to create? It might not be very original but I get inspired by books, films, music, travelling – simply discovering the world and diverse kinds of sensitivity to it. Also ancient beliefs, folklore and folk art give me a great inspiration. Magic as a ritual and loyalty to the tradition; folklore, myths that penetrate everyday life, certain culture or community. The work of director Martin Sulik, Jan Jakub Kolski, magical realism is particularly close and really important to me. How would you define “sentiment”? For me the Sentiment is mainly the nostalgia old photographs, letters, people and places whom we remember and come back to them very often in our thoughts. It is a particular kind of sympathy, which although produces in us emotions,then I do not know the people who do not cultivate in themselves all the tender memories of childhood or as adolescence, and do not come back with a smile to a story on this subject. I think that sentiment determines our future life, draws us in to this what we lack and makes us want to achieve it. Sentiment is a commitment to certain feelings, places, people.

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pursuit of happiness

photography: Andrew Francis (http://www.andrewjfrancisphoto.com/)

MUA: Carolyn Thombs / model: Emma Jade


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PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS //

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Ivett Molnár 16 YEARS

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HUNGARY

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Everybody has feelings and we express them with our face, gestures and words. A photographer does this with the camera. They show you the people’s feelings and sentiments in the photo and also their own ones when the photo was taken.


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IVETT MOLNAR //

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STAFF PICKS

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1. Christopher Mongeau // 2. Horschamp 3. Yulia Krivich // 4. Julia Winter // 5. Maria Scherlies


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luminescence To submit please send an email to lostfreedommag@hotmail.com with the following: 1. Name/age/location 2. At least 3 (low-res) pieces of artwork that exemplify the theme lumiescence. (For writers - please send 2 pieces of writing) 3. A short answer of your how luminescence is used in your artwork.

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