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Hello! Finally, we are ready to give our next issue (CIRKUMFLEKS) Magazine. This column originally planned with a different text, but at the last minute I decided to change it all. Firstable, I want to do is apologize for the delay which has occurred with the release of this issue. Secondable, is of course to thank everyone who sent in their work. Number of  received works was so great that we were confused .... We can not issue a bottomless magazine, so we decided that the magazine will be published more than once a month, but twice. Therefore, if any of the authors do not find his work here, do not worry, they will appear in the next issue. Thirdly, the editors have decided that we will periodically release special editions. One of these special issues is now being prepared. Forthable, in this issue you will not  find links to our collection of traditional music ...  But once a month, we will provide you  such collections. And last but not least,  thanks to all the readers who emails us. Unfortunately sometimes we are not able to respond quickly, but that does not mean that your letters are not important to us. Cover: Luca Kronos Cassara with Safin & Safin. OPS! In the next issue of our special guest - Luca Kronos Cassara

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RELATIONSHIPS between TWO A man and a woman. A woman and a man. Two completely different worlds. He often does not understand the logic of her actions. She ... she usually does not try to understand him. The man in his life guided by reason. The woman lives with the heart, feelings, emotions. Man - is a child who during his life path, developing and changing. To the Women all are given at birth. She is in the process of life simply need to remember it. Remember that is her nature be wise and attentive. She possesses intuition and the ability to see right through, especially through men. She sees him in his true colors, all his flaws. She's set up is very critical of the man with whom she goes through life. But she did not think that she herself is not perfect and that there are things in it that can also irritate her partner. In most cases, he and she, fell in love with each other, they forget or do not even come up with the idea that their life together, their relationship - it is not something static, unchanging, but it is a process where all parts moves, and changing. Where is the ideal woman in the process of living together remembers all the gifts given to her at birth, where she remembers her uniqueness. She is an inspiration and a generator of life for her loved one. She is full of love and understanding. She is the one to creates a mood, the atmosphere in the family. What will be her world, her family, her man - depends on her. The man cares, protects, loves, and provides. When love is born after a period of falling in love, it's important to remember, to the both sides, that everything that is born, is born will grow and will develop. Remember that he does not necessarily understand her, but to accept.

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And for her - to understand him. The purpose of the relations of two loving people - is a gradual transition from the human selfish feeling to the true love, when in the first place is not a feeling experienced to the other person, but the person itself, the person that they love. His well-being. When we fully accept the other person as hi is. The path to this goal that what life is about, is not easy, but filled and interesting. Life, in which we move closer and closer to each other, we approach the divine love, we open ourselves to the light. (Svetlana Safin, second editor)

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Nadejda Efremenko Taylor Allen Jlivia Rodrigue Damian Chmiel Jenna Lee Mason Angie Mahecha Jimenez Andres Gallardo Albajar Cheryl Moore Kristina Varaksina Josh Rossi Ylenia Salaris Francesca Reinero Jurgena Tahiri Nicolene van Staden Victoria Bolkina

Editorial Office: Ed Safin Svetlana Safin Alisa Levi cirkumfleks@gmail.com

Talos Buccellati Julia Benard Dead Head Alexandra Banti Rachele Maggi Sietske Hoekstra Cover: Luca Kronos Cassara with Safin & Safin.


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My name is Nicolene van Staden (better known as Nicky) and I live in Yeovil, UK, with my husband Graham. I discovered photo manipulation 4 -9 years ago. I was amazed at how far I could stretch my imagination and then re-create it for everyone to see. There was no limit. Anything was possible. Soon I was creating design after design and I started to showcase my images on facebook, Deviant Art and Shadowness.com where I got a lot of encouragement and support. I believe in putting my ‘all’ into my artwork. Some pieces take me days to finish, some take a little longer and only until its perfect, do I showcase it. I enjoy designing Art work and book covers. I have a mixture of designs and I don’t stay in one mood for too long. I express myself using different colours and emotions.

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A very professional and friendly service. by: Ninfa Hayes When I first contacted Nicolene Lorette Design regarding a possible commission for my book cover I had no idea what to expect as this was the first time I'd ever considered photo manipulation. What I found was an amazing service. Nicolene Lorette Design offered me professionality, a friendly and open approach to all my ideas and ultimately, the perfect cover for my book. Nicolene is a talented and dedicated artist and her work reflects her passion. I was over the moon with the final product and she was also flexible to my Budget needs, as well as open for discussion whenever I wanted to try something different. I highly recommend Nicolene Lorette Design's services and will be using her work and fantastic insight again. Whether you are looking for a book cover or for a gorgeous print to display proudly in your home, Nicolene Lorette Design is the place for you :) Ninfa Hayes (Author of "Bites")

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NICOLENE LORETTE DESIGN Nicolene van Staden Cell: +44 7746082754 Home: +44 1935509104 http://about.me/nicolenelorettedesign https://www.facebook.com/nicolenelorettedesign http://waterfall24.deviantart.com/ http://shadowness.com/waterfall24/ OPS! My art is Copyright All my works are registered and protected by safecreative.org / MyfreeCopyright.com ŠNicolene van Staden You may not modify, reproduce, copy edit or publish my own works without my written permission. (I give permission for my work to be showcased on (Cirkumfleks) Magazine ) My work does not belong to public domain.

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Lady first! Kodak Petite (ca 1929)

Regardless of which era, camera manufacturers are keen on expanding the user base, hope that their products reach the hands of every home. Traditionally, photography-related products most are male-oriented; therefore many camera manufacturers are competing to expand the female market. Letʼs take “mirrorless camera” as example, Panasonic introduced the worldʼs first m43 camera G1 in 2008, the advertisement in Japan was positioning the product in favor of female users. In fact, this is not new, as early as almost one hundred years ago, Kodak has targeted the female market, launched a camera which is specifically for the ladies – the Kodak Petite. To produce a camera for ladies, manufacturers have to take some efforts on color and pattern. The trick now, most of them change the cameraʼs color to pink or with some cartoon characters printed on, such as Hello Kitty or Disney characters. But this would never be the strategy in 1929; because the women could enjoy photography in 1920s were ladylike or wealthy ladies.

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Therefore, the appearance of the camera must be able to express elegant feeling. Kodak Petite can certainly do this, palm-sized camera covered with simple motif of patterns. The folding bellow part is a touch of gray. The delicate impression makes you love this camera at first sight. Really, I first saw this camera in Norway Oslo film museum; I knew I had to have this camera in my collection. According to the advertisement of Kodak in 1930, Kodak Petite was Paris-inspired. The color mentioned above is just one of the series. The Petite was available in blue, green, grey, lavender, and old rose. The folding bellow part was also with matching color.

This Kodak Petite is being displayed in Oslo Film Museum

I very much admire Kodak in that era, because of their innovative spirit and willingness of achieving the ultimate. The product line was very broad, with continuous improvements and new features. Based on the Kodak Petite, the company decided to introduce the camera gift box sets called “Kodak Ensemble” and “Kodak Coquette” during the holiday seasons.

In addition to the elegant Kodak Petite, there were also a mirror, a compact and a lipstick in the box! Yes! A mirror and some cosmetics (supplier: House of TreJur) were bundled in a camera gift box! You may feel that this is very strange, but try to imagine in the old days, taking pictures was not easy. The girls hoped makeup before shooting, it absolutely makes sense. If you look closely, you will find that there is a metal-made pen at the front of the camera. Obviously, this can not be a stylus for touchscreen. In fact, it is used to enter notes on the film. To do it, you have to use a special film called autographic film (A-127 film for Kodak Petite).

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Autographic film consisted of a tissue-like carbon paper sandwiched between the film and the paper backing. When shooting, open the small window at the back of the camera, the photographer can then “write” something, such as time, location, date. After development, the information will appear in the photo edge. It is a very smart design, can be said that the original version of the exif record!

Kodak Ensemble

Regarding the functions of this camera, it can be said is extremely simple. Only “I” or “T” shutter speed can be selected. “I” means “Instant shutter” provides around 1/30s exposure time. “T” for “Time”, keeps the shutter open until the shutter release is pressed again, it is used for longer exposure. In addition, Kodak Petite has four different aperture size selections (about f/8, f/16, f/32 and f/64), the largest one is numbered as “1”, and “4” is the smallest.

Kodak Petite (1929) – Back

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Autographic film window

“I” or “T” shutter

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4 different aperture size selections

Finally I met “her” in a camera market in Paris, and the condition is good. So now “she” is a member of my collections.

Kodak Petite (1929)

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Owning the camera is not difficult, but it is not simple if you want to revive it. Firstly, there are some small pinholes in the corners of the folds of the bellow, must be patched. In addition, the 127 format film has long been discontinued by Kodak in 1995 (for those who are interested in different film specifications, please visit here), need to find another film instead. I am not going to explain how to deal with those difficulties in this article, letʼs enjoy the photos taken by the camera which is full of feminine!

“Mask” – Kodak Petite + Fujifilm instax mini film

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“Window” – Kodak Petite + Fujifilm instax mini film

“Desk” – Kodak Petite + Fujifilm instax mini film

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“Red” – Kodak Petite + Sensor from Olympus EPL-1

Details of the Camera: Camera model – Kodak Petite Type – Folding viewfinder Year built – ca.1929 Lens – simple meniscus lens Shutter – Rotary shutter Shutter speed – “I” or “T” Made in USA

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I was born and raised in Albania.I have always been interested in art.I started taking photos a few years ago and since than i couldn't stop anymore. I'm currently studying graphic desing but i'm a freelance photographer too.I'm deeply in love with illustrations and photography.I'm more interested in conceptual photography.This serie was inspired by Franz Kafka -Metamorphoses.

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I am an illustrator and graphic designer based in the North West of Italy. I work in children illustrations, book covers, brochures, design, packaging, corporate identity, creative design and everything related to creativity! I always aim for top quality, not only in the art itself, but also in assisting my clients with everything is needed to get their product done. My style takes advantage of a great many techniques; this to suit the needs of the client. If you have any questions or queries or you just want to say hello please do not hesitate to email me!!

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Ylenia Salaris, born on October 18, 1990, is a self-taught photographer. She started taking pictures at age 13, with her ďŹ rst camera. The photography is like a refuge from reality, with her works, most of which are self-portraits, she tries to combine an i n t r o s p e c t i v e investigation on sensations with an aesthetic search.

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When I was a young boy I was obsessed with art. I was born in Florence, Italy. When I hit high school I saw no need to pursue art and so I dropped it and got into other things. After high school I got an internship with a film production company and started getting more into film. When I was 22 I realized that I wasn’t satisfied with what I was doing so I needed a change. I decided that advertising was a lot more exciting and chose to go to Miami Ad School and thats where my passion for photography came in. At school I had to rely on my own skills to produce print ads and online media. What I leaned toward was photography and that is when I started getting into compositing. I realized that I could actually create the images that were inside my head. I never thought that was possible before. I became literally obsessed with ad photography. I would stay up every night until 2 or 3am studying my favorite photographers. I would study every single detail and try to recreate what I saw. It took me a year and a half before I decided to put my style out there to the public. Once I put my work out there for people to see I got a surprising response. People loved it! I dropped my 9 to 5 job and have been working full time doing what I love ever since then. Whenever I create an image I try to think of a story behind it. I want my viewer to get into the picture and imagine a whole story. What brings me joy is when I can inspire others to do bigger and greater things. My studio is currently located in Salt Lake City Utah. 2.2012


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A Worm Is A Bird And Other Bad Things, was originally published in SFF e’zine, which is unfortunately no longer with us :( Anyway I thought it a shame my story died in that way, so have resurrected it for you to read. It’s from the steampunk issue 5. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing it. RIP SFF e’zine… (SFF e’zine by Peter Saga)

Amongst the ruins of her ship, crawls Captain Isabel Deckard. She can see Paris, blazing. They’ve reached Europe. “A woman’s no substitute for the real thing!” She looks towards a shadow turning into a man, can see the smugness on her first mate’s face as he offers his hand, to mock her. “M’lady!” She growls, “This is no time for blame, Mr. Bailey.” She scrambles to her feet, pushes him away, and points towards the sky. “I suppose men can fight gravity? An unnatural gift if that were the case!” Through the smog and dust of falling debris, they see more Zeppelins plucked, like fledglings crashing to the war torn streets, once the cultural hub of Paris. She barks, “Mechanical worms! The laws of science have reversed the natural order of things. We’re living in a land where worms eat birds!” She grabs his hand. “Run, Bailey. Or are you immune?” They run far enough away to see the full damage to the Zeppelin. A home for five months to twenty crew, burnt beyond the survival of anyone trapped inside. But Deckard didn’t earn her place without the respect of her men, or most of them, at least. She begins to turn, in hope that others were fortunate enough to be thrown from the cabins. “My crew!” Bailey screams, “Captain, get back!” A tremor underfoot begins to break the ground beneath until the ship is taken, sliding into a place deeper than it was designed to venture. It was made for the sky, not for the depths of earth. They run, avoiding death, like insignificant specs in a landslide. “It’s chaos!” cries Bailey, dragging his captain, sensing her reluctance to leave her ship. Other ships are being plucked from the sky. More worms drag a once proud army into graves, marked only by the craters left behind. The mechanisms screech, like living creatures, driven by human pilots, trained for terrestrial conquest. Deckard takes some explosives from her coat, more for comfort than use. “The world’s turning to ash, and the sky even more so.” Mr. Bailey draws his rifle. “It would have been kinder, if we’d died with the others.”

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Dwarfed by their enemy, the two of them run between the shrapnel from exploding Zeppelins, amongst the falling debris of their once proud fleet. “We fell two hundred feet and survived, Mr. Bailey. Maybe we yet have purpose in this terrible series of events?” She points towards the Flight Academy, a giant amongst the Parisian landscape. “The project, Bailey. There’s a chance it’s not damaged.” He calls, “What project?” She dodges the back end of a molten statue, as it shakes loose from the top of a building, the cause of its crumbling, quite obviously, another fallen ship. She drags him into a side alley with buildings still attached and points towards the Flight Academy. “It’s said the French government were working on a way to drag these worms from the ground, just like they’ve plucked our ships from the sky.” She grins. “A reversal of physics sounds much more palatable than death, wouldn’t you say, Mr. Bailey?” He smiles at last. They run, towards the Flight Academy, a dream of something to cure this infestation speeding them past the dangers all around. Flashing by are all the possible avenues for failure, the alternatives, which shadow victory, the chance that death will take them, sooner, like everyone else around. As they continue to run, Captain Deckard, hollers. “It’s three streets away, we can get there. It’s supposed to be in the lower levels.” Bailey isn’t so hopeful. “What if this project’s gone?” She growls at him. “I lost eighteen good men and women back there. Don’t make me regret you survived!” He stops and waves his arms at the chaos, pulling her backwards. “But look around you! If this miraculous project existed, these worms would be in the sky already!” She pulls him forward, and they begin running again, but she takes a second to reply. “If it’s gone, we’ll flee the city. Watch the world crumble as we get drunk on French wine.” She ducks as shrapnel from an explosion skims close to her face. “If we survive this, I’ll gladly join you. But not yet.” They speed up, as the rain turns to ash. It would have been spring, but this carnage has stripped Paris of its season. Apart from the cherry blossom, which fall between the cracks. Pink tears, from trees mourning for the tourists who worshiped their beauty, before the worms came. Deckard slows, as they reach a row of cherry trees. She stops to reflect, to watch events beyond her. Death doesn’t discriminate, doesn’t care about daughters or husbands, or those left behind. It’s rolling back its eyes and laughing as it reminds her of New York; of a place she never wanted to look back on.

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“Isabel?” Bailey grabs hold of her, “What’s wrong? Why have you stopped?” She doesn’t answer. He takes her hand, as if they are no longer Captain and mate, but two people, caught up in something horrific. “Come on, run!” There is some sign of life. A few survivors scramble from the wreckage of fallen Zeppelins. Bailey, points at the nearing Academy. “We’re almost there!” She nods, allowing him to cauterize the memories, as the bouquet of present events filter into her, leaving New York where it should be. She becomes something better and braver. “I’m sorry. Yes, of course.” She looks at the world as it is now. Civilian’s clamber about, searching for the quickest exits, for unbroken bridges connecting them to the country, allowing them to run away from Paris, into the suburbs. Those who haven’t been swept into the Sein, or the other unmentionable places, beneath civilized structures. She motions to the Flight Academy as they sneak past another worm, too gigantic to register them as a threat. As if they’re fledglings, already chewed by a cat, and doomed to starve. “There it is!” They stop, outside the large and tattered entrance. Its gates have been blown off. Craters and Zeppelin’s litter its foundations, just like everywhere else in the city. The main building is steaming, the Zeppelin hangars lined with skeleton ships. Bailey mutters, “We’re too late!” Deckard regains her authority, as if it’s a natural part of her. “Let’s look inside first, before we reach that conclusion.” She signals to the carnage, to the dead all around. “This is genocide. I can’t give up, until I know for sure, that we’ve lost.” Bailey nods. “You’re right, but I’d rather be in the country, drowning myself in wine and women!” Despite this, they sneak towards the main entrance, using the cover of trees and their own slight of foot. Five months on board the Zeppelin hasn’t robbed either of them of their stealth. In fact they have set foot in many foreign lands, but nowhere as strange as Paris looks now. “Get back!” whispers Deckard. She pushes Bailey into the foliage, as something lumbers out of the security doors, leading through to the Academy foyer. They squat, as the thing is followed by others, all of them shaped like men and women, bound in some sort of mesh, distorting them into something less than human. “What the hell are they?” What used to be flesh is pressed so tightly to the mesh that it looks like little fatty eyes, bursting through. Their features appear like worms, walking on two legs. Bailey whispers, “Look at their boots!” They both look down as the parade of human worms march past, with the same boots as themselves.

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The two survivors crawl back further, allowing the last to march past. Deckard whispers. “Now we know why no one’s saved us!” She moves swiftly, dragging Bailey towards the entrance. “Something’s changed them. We’ll have to do it ourselves!” Bailey holds back. “I’m not going in there with those things! You’re mad, woman!” Deckard doesn’t smile. “Then run away, knowing a woman saved you. Remember me if you see worms flying, during your orgy, because I’m not handing our world over to them!” She drags him backwards, as another troop of human worms march past them, out onto the streets of Paris. “You’ll be court marshaled for desertion.” He spits, “That’s if you’re not turned into a worm, Captain!” Before she can lecture him about his attitude the ground shakes, more violently than it had when their ship was taken. They cling to the branches of their hideaway, unable to move, predicting another metal worm emerging from the grounds. But something different appears. Steam, followed by the smell of sulphur, bursts from a fissure, making the human worms open fire. Their bullets ricochet, slicing holes through the surrounding area, as an enormous metal bird takes shape and grows into something beautiful. The flying machine opens fire, turning the sky red for a moment. It bears the colours of France, the colours of Europe, the seals of Queen Victoria and president Félix Faure. The mechanical worms, for miles, begin to turn as the steam and the sounds of churning cogs, the workings of two great nations, arise, from the earth. As if they sense it’s not as flimsy as a Zeppelin. “It’s bullet proof, Bailey!” Cries Deckard. “But is it worm proof?” She laughs, and turns towards him, but his eyes are wide, dead man’s eyes, staring at the blood, seeping from a tiny wound in his stomach. He crumbles, “Bailey?” She has no time for him. She’s lost better people today. She wipes off his blood, takes out her gun and waits, as the mechanical worms burrow their way towards Her Majesty’s flying machine. She whispers. “The project. This must be it!” The sky begins to fill with mechanical worms, lifted out of their burrows, with no hydrogen to give them flight. Her Majesty’s ship is the source of their levitation. They become specks, floating upwards, becoming so distant that Deckard finds it hard to see any trace of them other than the devastation they’ve caused, tiny spots of light, thousands of small explosions, as the mechanical worms burn up in the earth’s atmosphere. Instead of trees mourning, the sky begins to weep, the remains of worms, silicon ashes spat out by the atmosphere. “It works!” She cries, but too loud, as something grabs her foot. She twists round, aiming her gun, at what used to be Bailey, his face contorted into an inhuman mess. His death must have triggered some horrid transformation. She fires, and falls out of her hideaway, scrambling into the courtyard towards Her Majesty’s ship and the troop of human worms in between.

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She feels the ashes falling, takes out her pack of explosives and hurls them at the troops, scattering some, disabling others. In some rage for survival, she sprints across the grounds towards the flying machine, waving her hands, hoping that someone inside will see she’s still human. “Open up! Stop!” A hatchway opens and a ladder falls out from the base. A man’s voice calls in broad French, “Are you infected?” She scrambles towards the ladder and clings on as the ship leaves the ground. She’s used to being at the helm, not clinging for her life below. “I don’t think so!” She clambers upwards, and the man’s hand hauls her onto the deck. The hatch closes. Her eyes adjust to the unnatural light. The man, dressed in a cleaner’s overalls, smiles and shakes her hand. “A Zeppelin Captain!” He looks relieved and says in fluent English. “We’ve got a crazy scientist piloting this ship! We need you at the helm, Ma’am. Unless you fancy a world full of worms?” He adds, “We’d better get up there. The world’s a big place to save and we’ve only got one ship!” It seems she does have purpose, after all. “Looks like the laws of science have shifted in our favour. Show me to your deck, Monsieur!” Without introducing himself, the cleaner disappears up a spiral stairway, “This way, Captain!” She follows, swaying as the ship ascends, hoping that the rest of the crew is more qualified. It’s a difficult climb, with the gravity shifting. She’s not used to such swift takeoffs as Zeppelins were designed for gradual flight, not the obvious maneuvering this ship is capable of. She feels sick, remembers herself falling as her own Zeppelin crashed from the sky, as a worm ate through the gasbag. For the first time since her daughter and husband died, she feels completely helpless. New York is so far away, but the smell of burning fuel; mixed with the blossom in spring air, encourage such cruel memories. A dead woman’s life has no place amongst the living, and certainly isn’t appropriate onboard a ship capable of such potential. “Not now, Isabel.” Shaking off the emotion, she reaches the hull, peers up at the new space, through the floor hatch. It’s empty, save the cleaner, but she can see the crew through an open doorway, to the control room. The cleaner holds his hand out to help her to her feet, a rare gentleman, with misguided chivalry. “Captain?” Deckard marks him as a hopeless romantic at best, but accepts his gesture gracefully. “Thank you, Monsieur?” He looks sick, as the ship enters some turbulence, but replies. “Christophe Lautrec.” He motions towards the cabin. “Let me introduce you to the others.” She follows him through to where two more people sit, a man and a woman,

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both of them fluent French speakers. Unfortunately French was far from her mind as a girl. She didn’t need it in London. The conversation dies, as she enters, and both glance at her as the cook begins to boast. “She’s a captain! We were right to pick her up! I told you!” Deckard assesses the hierarchy. The cook is obviously at the bottom as the woman teases him, using English to include her new companion. “Ah, Christophe thinks he’s saved the world, he’ll clean it of worms, but if we get out of here alive he’s going to end up cleaning the ship, just like before, while we destroy these worms!” There is underlining tension, as Christophe retorts sarcastically. “That’s so sweet of you, Genevieve. I feel so worthwhile!” She assumes there’s more to this relationship. Sexual politics had its place on her own ship, and she can sense the chemistry between them. Deckard looks at the jumble of alien controls, and the hopeful expressions on the faces of her new crew. She says in her best Captain’s voice, to establish her dominance, “Isabel Deckard, former captain of The Birmingham.” She keeps calm, but inside, the woman who knows nothing about advanced technology, panics. Captain Deckard takes her place, beside the old man piloting the contraption. He offers his hand. “Professor Yuri Moreau!” He looks precarious and frightened, as if he’s never flown a ship before. She glances at him, and asks. “You built this thing?” He is perspiring. “Yes, but I’m not a pilot!” She can see why he’s so scared, as more worms begin to break the surface of the earth. The ship weaves around, like a mouse avoiding snake strikes. He yells. “Tirer, Genevieve!” Genevieve looks hardened, Deckard can sense military, her eye patch and attitude give her away, despite civilian atire. She takes hold of a machine gun, begins blasting the worms, lifting them out of the ground, as they had before, screaming, “Die!” Deckard steps in, takes the machine gun on the opposite side, as more worms strike at the ship. Professor Moreau clambers over his seat, muttering, “We should swap!” and pulls her from the machine gun, so that she is sitting at the ship’s helm. She quietly panics as she realises there are no rudder or elevator wheels, just a strange looking handle bar, which forced the ship to plummet, when Moreau removed his hands. He screams at her. “Grab the joy stick! Pull her up!” Deckard grabs hold of it as the ship nosedives, and growls at him as the earth spins rapidly nearer. “You’re crazy!” Moreau replies, “You’re a captain!” “Of a Zeppelin!” (CIRKUMFLEKS)Magazine

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The controls feel heavy, but she pulls them down until the ship stops vibrating. It stabilises, and begins to climb upwards as she steers it. Genevieve lets out a cry of relief, still firing indiscriminately at anything that moves outside of the ship. She says to Deckard. “Stay just below the clouds so I can see anything that crawls from the earth, and blast it into the sky.” Deckard smiles, for the first time, in a while and jokes. “Are you always this dramatic?” Genevieve grins, and says quite coolly. “It’s been a dramatic day!” Deckard looks outside, along with the others. There are worms all around, being elevated, broken up and burnt, like before. It’s like a fireworks display, during daytime. She hasn’t been to one of those since she was Genevieve’s age. She was a civilian back then, but things change. She concentrates on steering, despite the worm’s sudden aversion, but turns to Moreau, the man with the brains. Hopefully. “Professor, any plans?” He nods, and points towards the horizon, where the land swiftly turns from earth to sea, revealing how fast this ship travels in a matter of moments. He mumbles. “Head South, towards Antarctica.” She waits for an explanation, but Moreau stands up, motions for Christophe to take his place beside the machine gun, says absently. “Just point and shoot!” Christophe pulls a face as Genevieve laughs at him. “Pretend it’s a mop!” Deckard focuses on steering southwards, across the Mediterranean, as Professor Moreau sits down, perspiration dripping down his forehead. He wipes it with a handkerchief and lights up a cigar. He’s a man who looks like he’s had a few heart attacks in his long lifetime. Antarctica is where the first worms appeared. It’s a no fly zone, in fact no Zeppelins came back from there with human crews, or so it was rumored. “Antarctica? You are mad!” Professor Moreau looks quite the opposite, as he watches the worms burning. “You should know as a Zeppelin Captain, this infestation originated from there.” She nods. “Yes.” The first sign of North African land, skims by, as the ship accelerates past the Sahara, past South Africa, every worm flying upwards, as this ship drags them to their death, like a reaper, calling locusts back to heaven by the millions. She warns. “Antarctica’s supposed to be impregnable!” Her own ship had been diverted from that region, several months ago, when the plague first broke out. Moreau continues, “I didn’t plan to be onboard, when this day came, but if we can find the factory, maybe we can survive long enough to stop production.”

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Deckard retorts, “That’s very encouraging!” Christophe and Genevieve say together, “Icebergs!” Moreau jumps out of his seat. “Stop the ship!” Deckard has no idea how to stop. “How?” Genevieve flips a control, and the ship hovers over the open ocean. Moreau points at something in the South, jutting from the water, a hundred miles high, so high in fact, its peak skims the clouds. “There it is!” He screams, at Genevieve, “Sergeant Lambert, full power to the anti gravity device! I want to wipe these things off the planet!” It looks like a giant iceberg, but it’s teaming with holes, and inside can be seen billions of mechanical worms. Deckard says, almost to herself, out of shock, “A worm factory!” Genevieve begins firing, at the giant factory, as the mechanical worms team out, towards the tiny ship. The anti gravity device lifts the worms upwards, until they cascade like a carpet of serpents, mechanical bones crunching as the atmosphere burns them into innocent flashes. The factory remains intact, sitting quite smugly as if it has some awareness of its menace. Deckard steers the ship nearer, past stray worms, as they pummel against the sides, making the ship spin, into unwelcome turbulence. Moreau cries, “Force fields!” Everything inside goes dark, steam bellows from the engine, before the power returns, and the generator charges the force field, making the worms ricochet off the sides, into the sky. Deckard hollers, “How do you plan to destroy it?” Moreau removes his cigar. “The opposite of ice, Captain, good old fashioned fire!” The ship emits another noise, and the crew covers their eyes, as a light, sweeps all trace of the landscape. When the whiteness fades, Deckard hears her companions screaming, but in euphoria, rather than its opposite. She joins them, watching as the ice factory crumbles into the ocean, little worm workers tumbling, like in some apocalyptic painting she saw in The Tate as a girl, although God has no part in this, machine induced justice. She laughs, “Looks like it’s bird over worm, machine beats machine.” She sits back, with the others and remembers Paris burning, toasts her crew, silently, and hopes there’s enough left of the world to call this victory.

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After being interested in cinĂŠma and music, I did some advertising studies with the willing of becoming an art director. But my passion for photography brought me to Gobelins, l'ĂŠcole de l'image, a well reputed french school. I start my second and last year of studies this year with the aim of being a professionnal photographer and retoucher.

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Your brutality shapes itself like confetti An innocent gift, sprinkled in the rain It clings, a sticky cluster of mashed up colour Giving the impression you care But I can see through you as the sky darkens You become someone wicked

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Taylor is a photographer and filmmaker from Northern New Jersey. He wants to be an astronaut. VIMEO: vimeo.com/taylorallen TWITTER:! ! @gtallen INSTAGRAM:! @taylor

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Victoria Bolkina is 23-years-old photographer, based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Finalist of Fashion Forward awards 2012, held by Harper's Bazaar Ukraine. Specialize in fashion and beauty photography. The main aim is to bring own sight into fashion photography. Having master's grade in painting, Victoria considers herself as an artist and strives for artistry in conventional photography. www.facebook.com/bolkina www.behance.net/bolkina

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Talos BUCCELLATI works and lives in Paris. His experience is a transitioning between editorial work, personal projects and commercial assignments. Italian photographer, born in 1976 in Genova, Italy, he works in the Editorial industry and he is specialized in portraits and documentary. Before becomes a professional photographer, he has obtained a degree in Geography and a Master's degree with a scholarship in Peace Building Management, with a Geopolitical specialization about Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq and he has worked for several Italian universities, in International Cooperations and for the United Nations. He has a passion for all aspects of photography and has a special interest in portraiture and documentary as a means of communication and documentation. 2.2012


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SELECTED EDITORIAL CLIENTS

Ninja Magazine, Private Magazine, Vanity Fair, L'Uomo Vogue, L’Express, New York Post, People, Daily Mail, l’Espresso, Rolling Stone. SELECTED ADVERTISING CLIENTS Ferrari s.p.a., Current TV, Sky Cielo, Wordhotels-Ripa Hotel four stars, Muccassassina. PAST COLLABORATIONS Grazia Neri photoagency (Milan based) portraits assignments Soldi & Donadello - photographers agent (Milan based) advertising


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CORTONA on the Move 2012 - International Photography Festival - Selected for the Off Circuit FLAH - EXPO PRIX PHOTO DE LA VILLE DE VICHY 2012 - Finalist, Vichy, France RĂŠcits de gares et stations 2012 - Selected, Ville & Transports en Ile-de-France, Paris, France Slideluck Potshow (SLPS) 2011 - Selected FLASH - EXPO PRIX PHOTO DE LA VILLE DE VICHY 2011 - Finalist, Vichy, France Premio Fotografico 2009 - Italian Association of Professional Photographers - Second prize, celebrities portraits - Honorable Mention, kids advertising Cool-book.tv 2009 - Italian Association of Professional Photographers - Honorable Mention Premio Fotografico 2008 - Italian Association of Professional Photographers - Honorable Mention, celebrities portraits Look-book.tv 2008 - Honorable Mention Snapshot-AltaRoma 2006 special prize as young photographer

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My name is Julia BĂŠnard, born 17 April 1992 in the south of France. I use the pseudonym Ark.Us. to sign creations, and it has a specific meaning in relation with colors (I will not say more). When you I was little I colored, drew, recopied my favorite fictional characters ... etc. Like all kids my age but I sometimes draw weird things that did not represent much. I owed it to my uncle who drew me full of mixtures of random elements and abstract forms. I was in awe of him. That's why when my pencil was on paper I was not trying to represent reality but I wanted to let express what I had in mind, always with colors. And it is this technique that remained.

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It is since 2010 that I started to really draw. I never took lessons. Then I discovered photography, which I also really enjoyed especially when the photos are themed or so when my subject is nature. I always wanted to combine the two, that is what I try to do recently with a graphics tablet (which often helps). In short, my drawings are my feelings, my thoughts, my dreams, everything that happens in my head. Photography expresses emotions, or represents themes that I like. The digital can be a mixture of all this, the comic part of the character representing the imagination present in the photograph. I have many plans for the future such as the creation of t-shirts, jewelry, products etc. I would really like to be known as an artist.

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My influences are diverse: abstract art, pop art, street art, nature, animals (many birds), robots, vintage dreams, American Indians ... etc.

Urls : Website : http://arkus3.wix.com/ark2 Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ark-Us-/115025235174714 Deviant Art: http://arkus83.deviantart.com/ Behance : http://www.behance.net/Arkus 500px : http://500px.com/Arkus83 Society6 : http://society6.com/ArkUs Spreadshirt : http://arkus.spreadshirt.fr/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/Arkus83

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Hi my name is Dead Head I started doing graphic design about 6 or 7 years ago just for fun. The first illustrations I did were very simple, but very beautiful for me. I used to hang them on my bedroom walls to watch them glow during the night when I lit the UV lights. Actually they were colored in only 3 or 4 colors that could react under the UV lights, and most of them were things like some black images with colored vectors or white splatters on it. The first artist I met was Junko Mizuno from "Pure Tranceî bacík in 2006 I think, and then I met Simone Legno from Tokidoki and I follow them since then. I remember that they were the only references I had for a long time. And then I started to discover many other artists and styles and Iíve found my own path and my persona. But I got to be honest: I always wanted to design things like Juno or Simone. Some people call my designs disgusting because of the blood, the anatomy or fresh meat. But, I think I just show how we are inside or what we eat every single day. 2.2012


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We encourage all kind of digital artists to submit their work for consideration. All submissions will be carefully reviewed and scheduled for upcoming (CIRKUMFLEKS)Magazine issues. (CIRKUMFLEKS)Magazine has a quarterly basis and only happens because you create amazing art and wish to share them. Please follow these guidelines carefully, when submitting your stuff: •

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Rachele Maggi

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I was born on 12th june 1987 in Italy,I've always had a passion for art since childhood .I've be searching for something that would make express my inner twisted world for long, something that would alleviate my depression.Finally I found photography,the only thing that makes me feel really good I started taking photographs when i was 16,for fun, and it has become my passion after a couple of years. As I started university, in 2008, I dedicated myself completely to photography with the intention of making it my job . Now i'm a freelance photographer based in Rome . Distinguishing features: a passionate love for Ophelia , for redhead models and for androgynous beauty.

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My name is Sietske Hoekstra from the Netherlands. About 5 years ago I bought my first digital camera, so I began to shoot. Immediately it felt really special and after a while people recognized a own style.... Most of my work contains a story of emotions. My style can be very dark and surreal. When a viewer recognizes a feeling a story or a concept behind it, it does gives me great joy, motivation and inspiration. Lately I'm getting deeper into exploring the world of photomanipulations. It Is really satisfying to open photoshop and create a surreal story, or just to make a beautiful scene... Feel welcome to see my my work... Cheers.

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Nadejda Efremenko Taylor Allen Jlivia Rodrigue Damian Chmiel Jenna Lee Mason Angie Mahecha Jimenez Andres Gallardo Albajar Cheryl Moore Kristina Varaksina Josh Rossi Ylenia Salaris Francesca Reinero Jurgena Tahiri Nicolene van Staden Victoria Bolkina Talos Buccellati Julia Benard Dead Head Alexandra Banti Rachele Maggi Sietske Hoekstra Cover: Luca Kronos Cassara with Safin & Safin.


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