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Federico Ferrari & Marija Radosavljevic

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Q & A with

Fabian Altmann

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GRETA by

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Osman Balkan

Lauretta Suter

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an art statement

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red+21 by

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ICE & SUN by

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cov er - pho t o by Lauretta Suter model greta bonn @ modelwerk

Christoph Köstlin

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WILD at heart by

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Anita Bresser

deep-dye by

New York, Berlin & Tokyo

IMPRINT

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Artists Anonymous

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Marc Huth

Fashion week feature from

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Claudius Holzmann

glucose couture

COLLECTED

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Keith Major

Simone Lezzi


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F & M are Federico Ferrari and Marija Radosavljevic — hailing from Italy and Serbia, respectively. Two photographers who, among other things, play abstract visual ping-pong on their mutual blog f--m.tumblr.com. Enjoy their back and forth throughout our magazine. Serve!


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Fabian Altmann st y ling :

Sophia Phonsavahn m a k e -u p:

Maddie North More  P H O T O G R A P H Y !

h air :

Anthony Promije model s :

Maggimae @ Nous

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THE ABSENCE OF FAILure DOESN ’ T MEAN YOU WIN

argues O S M A N B A L K A N , Berlin-based photographer in this interview with S U P E R I O R Magazine discussing contemporary trends in photography.

Q Hi Osman. Are you an artist or a craftsman? A Definitely an artist. To me that is only a matter of distinction between the two though, like do I provide a service or am I doing my own thing. I used to take it as a compliment, but it’s not anymore actually. It’s a designation, based on how you work and what you work on, if you have a personal creed and so forth. That’s why by now I put ›artist‹ on all my websites, slash photographer. In Germany you are a craftsman first anyway, because of the positive connotation here.

NEW YORK 2012


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Q What defines a good contemporary photographer? A Understanding photography as a means. You want to say something and you have to say something. Sto I tried to write — can’t do it. I tried to sing — can’t do that either. I tried photography — that worked. That is the best way for me to express myself. That is the basis. Additionally you have to discuss current developments and maybe try to disconnect from them. As a contemporary photographer you have to try to be self-sufficient. Do something nobody else can because they are not you. Q Your photographs seem serious, deliberate, never absurd. What is serious photography? A So you have something you want to say, not a sentence nor a word. That’s what I work and grow at. That is serious, not jumping from theme to theme, mode of expression or aesthetics. Doing new things now and then, like ambrotypes from the 19th century that employ 30 second shutter speeds in full daylight — but it has to suit your topic.

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Q You usually portrait people, and it’d be hard to say you don’t know your craft. One of your more recent street-series from New York was overwhelming though. Doesn’t street-photography share a lot with current trends in photography, like the aesthetics of the snapshot? A It’s about choosing the moment, Henry Cartier-Bressons’ ›decisive moment‹, and that is for me to do and me alone. In New York there are whole self-contained groups of people that for example dress like they are from the early eighties, but it doesn’t look like vintage-shopping. I have travelled quite a bit and was never the guy to be like »Sweet, pyramids!« but in New York I was. But portrait- and street-photography go together for me. It’s always about people, and my portraits might be a lot more melancholic, serious stories; but the thought exists in both. Street-photography is a way for me to practice and a possibility to be spontaneous and pushy. Put the camera twenty centimeters in front of somebody’s face. But both disciplines envelop each other.

HADAR PITCHON 2012


NEW YORK 2012


GRETA

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photogr a ph y:

Lauretta Suter

model : Greta Bonn @ Modelwerk

h air  &  m a k e - u p :

st y list :

Lena Fleischer @ Style Council

Moe Meier @ Style Council

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Keith Major

t o ta l l ook JOANNA MASTROIANNI


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photogr a ph y:

Keith Major s t y li ng:

Jay Johnson h air :

Elin Nyberg Glogauer @ Saints Row Agency m a k e -u p:

Suzana Hallili using

MAKE UP FOREVER & Perfekt Beauty model s:

Chantal Jones @ Muse Models Janelle Howard @ Matrix Model Management

More  P H O T O G R A P H Y !

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AN ART STATEMENT Art is always an A [grade ], otherwise it’s no art; you are either very, very good, or you fail. There are no shades of grey in Art, no ›acceptable‹. Art doesn’t need to be painting, it can be anything. But also, a painting doesn’t have to be Art. It can be technically brilliant, amazingly beautiful and impressive, and still not be Art. To consider painting as art it needs to be more than it was before. In sculpture for example, if one is doing Beuysian-style installations, or puts another toilet basin on a fair — what a waste of material. These artists had a reason to do these things and were taking a risk to show realizations, thoughts; and they had to do a thousand other things to be taken seriously. One can’t do the black square again, it’s done. You have to find something new, and that doesn’t happen once a year, maybe once a decade, more likely once in a lifetime, whatever that means. And if you do, you find out it’s not yourself, the great artist, you are just the person that discovered it and now has to serve it. And if you don’t, you agree to just make beautiful paintings, that are not art, because you still like to paint. Or you don’t and become something different. As painters, we traced back art history, we started with people from our time, our contemporaries, and we went on and on. Every painter has to meet the others and face the old masters in the end. That it was magic, not explicable, unreachable, impossible what these people did is a lie. But just claiming that everyone can paint like Rembrandt is a lie as well. If you start dealing with old master techniques you find a lot of secrets, a lot of tricks; you might find out it‘s not all there is, and not all you want to achieve in painting, and that it is mainly a lot of work and effort... like everything worth doing. But you won’t get around it. Someone said to us recently, that we »made painting cool again«... I really hope that we did...

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Claudius Holzmann

Claudia Melzer

cr eativ e dir ection :

h air  &  m a k e - u p :

post - production cream digital pictures

model s :

Carsten Drochner

Holger Weins @ 21agency

Dino/Mike/Julian @ DOPAMIN Models V I D E O &  M O R E PHOTOGRAPHY!

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Pophouse.org a ssista nce :

German Aleman s t y li ng:

Mine Uludag @ ninaklein.com h air  &  m a k e - u p :

Jehan Radwan model :

I N T E R V I E W &  M O R E PHOTOGRAPHY!

Trine H. @ Scoop Models t h a n k s to :

Jeanette, Lartaun, Sandra & Orlando a n d e speci a lly

f95 The Fashion Store

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p h o t o g r a p h y:

m a k e-u p:

Marc Huth

Anna Czilinsky

produc t ion:

model: Marc Dymala

Leonard Engel

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de sign :

Anita Bresser

Sammler Berlin

st y ling :

m a k e -u p:

Alessandra Coico

Benjamin Becher

model s :

a ssista nce :

Sarah Batt @ EastWest Models Julia Epp @ M4 Models

Farina Deutschmann Julia Zielske

V I D E O &  M O R E PHOTOGRAPHY!

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  NEW YORK Over eight days in February, hundreds of designers revealed their collections during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. The trends in the Fall 2013 collections were a mix of recycled fashions from previous seasons and contemporary design visions. Redolent to seasons past, leather items, fur accents, and a nod to 90’s grunge-wear were runway repeats and seen at A lexander W ang , B C B G , and C harlotte R onson among others. However, we saw minor tweaks to each trend. Lea-ther partnered with unexpected silk and satin fabrics, bir-thed a new trend of fabric blocking, fur was doused in colorful dyes, and the 90’s redolence looked less grunge and more grandiose. Outerwear got a refreshing update with the influence of the cape, notable at runway shows of C atherine M alan drino , D erek L am , and others. Sequins commanded our attention on maxi dresses by R achel Z oe , tank tops at Vera W ang , and tops at C zar by C esar G alindo . Geometric lines and shapes appeared to be the pattern trend of the season, appearing in M ara H offman , M illy , and H elmut L ang ’ s collection among numerous others.This upcoming season sees a sharp and contemporary update.

fashion photographer Semant Jain, Ph.D. article editor Brooke-Ashley Peterson fashion writer Shannon Ryan

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Bora Aksu S/S 13


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Models @ Premier, Storm, Select and Viva

More  P H O T O G R A P H Y !

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CONTRIBUTORS photogr a ph er s:

fa s h i o n w e e k f e a t u r e :

Federico Ferrari & Marija Radosavljevic

Marc Huth

f--m.tumblr.com

w w w.marc-huth.com

Fabian Altmann

Anita Bresser

w w w.fabian-altmann.net

w w w.anitabresser.com

Lauretta Suter

Simone Lezzi

Semant Jain, Ph.D. Fashion Photographer

Brooke-Ashley Peterson Article Editor

Shannon Ryan Fashion Writer

simonelezzi.4ormat.com

Osman Balkan

Robin Kater Photographer

Marcel Debong

w w w.osmanbalkan.de

a rt i s t f e at u r e :

Freelance Editor

Keith Major

Artists Anonymous

Saskia Ibrom

w w w.keithmajor.com

w w w.artists-anonymous.com

Freelance Journalist

Claudius Holzmann w w w.claudius-holzmann.de

i l l u s t r at or :

Christoph Köstlin

Sandy van Helden

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w w w.sandy vanhelden.com

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