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ATLAS

THE WILD ISSUE VOLUME ONE / ISSUE THREE / SPRING 2013


CONTENTS 008. WE ARE, WE ARE NOT, WE CAN BE

074. OPEN ROAD

WRITTEN BY LUKE CUMMINS

PHOTOGRAPHED BY JOEL STAFFORD

010. DRIFTING

086. SALTY AND SWEET

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREA PEIPE

PHOTOGRAPHED BY KASSIDY YANG

018. anna blachut

094. KATY KUTCHER

AN INTERVIEW ITH AN ILLUSTRATOR

STYLE ICON

024. SEA FOOD

098. LOST AND FOUND

ILLUSTRATED BY Arushi Kathuria

PHOTOGRAPHED BY KIA LEFWANDER

026. ANTICIPATION

104. BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL

WRITTEN BY PATRICIA PONCE

PHOTOGRAPHED BY KRIS FULK

028. WILD

110. LIGHT TO DARK

WRITTEN BY CAT REYNOLDS

PHOTOGRAPHED BY LAURA CAMMARATA

030. the room

122. INTO THE WILD

painted by charlotte keates

PHOTOGRAPHED BY LEENTJE SCHOOFS

032. A LETTER TO HIM, PART I

134. mikko puttonen

WRITTEN BY SARAH LOVEN

style icon

034. SEEING DOUBLE

142. manifestation of the wild

PHOTOGRAPHED BY CONNER ALLEN

written by tan guan zhen

036. alice in plasticland

144. the real reviews

photographed by ellin anderegg

written by bryony hipkin

046. tea for one

146. A FAMILIAR STRANGER

photographed by felicity photography

WRITTEN BY CHARLOTTE HAYTO

054. c'est la vie

148. la folie

photographed by francesco VINCENTI

photographed by olivia bossert

064. A LETTER TO HIM, PART II

158. pure

WRITTEN BY SARAH LOVEN

INTERVIEW AND EDITORIAL BY PHOEBE CHEONG

064. twenty something

166. moments of freedom

WRITTEN BY Shebe biance

photographed by seray niyazi

068. jessy gosselin

174. mucho caliente, excerpt

style icon

written by francesca prescott

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ELLIN ANDEREGG


STAFF MEGAN BREUKELMAN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

OLIVIA BOSSERT CREATIVE DIRECTOR

KIARA ROSE, ALEXIS CATALDO, ELISA NYASSOM EDITORIAL STAFF

MORE 180. instagram feature capturing life's moments

182. lips illustrated by charlotte WELLS

184. liam fuller interview with a photographer

190. feathers illustrated by jacob lysgaard

192. london fashion week PHOTOGRAPHED BY olivia bossert

202. A DASH INTO DARKNESS PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHARLEY GREENFIELD

214. OUR NEXT THEME YOU'LL HAVE TO READ TO FIND OUT

COVER The cover image was photographed by ellin anderegg for alice in plasticland (p. 36).


PHOTOGRAPHED BY ELLIN ANDEREGG


THE WILD ISSUE a letter from the editor This issue, by far, has been the craziest and most fun production of this magazine to work on. From the makeover we embarked on last issue, we continue to watch as Atlas grows into itself. Our next issue will cap off a year of production, and we couldn’t be happier as a team with how far the magazine has come. With the support of a talented staff and the most eclectic group of submissions we have seen thus far, it is with much heavily-anticipated joy and excitement that I introduce you to, the Wild Issue. With a step forward in a more fashionoriented direction, we welcome a range of new artists (and a few familiar ones) to the magazine’s collective. As a bonus, at the end of the issue you’ll find our our next theme... and we think you’re going to love it! Thank you for reading Atlas Magazine, and let your wild hearts run free.

Megan Breukelman Editor-in-Chief


PHOTOGRAPHED BY 2W Studio


PHOTOGRAPHED BY 2W Studio


Today our lives exist in lines. Lines we stand in for registration with governments. Lines we think along to correlate ideas. Lines we travel upon for speed and safety. Sadly, we’ve fooled ourselves into calling this progression. Sadder still is that some believe we are accelerating. Yet, for every achievement there is the pursuit to prove it wrong. For every life there is a way. And we constantly yearn. When we were wild we yearned less and had more. Show us the way to feral. Come the future, we will regress. We will brave the unbroken winds of winter and the heat of a bloating sun without covering of the body. Feet will breathe. Language will fade, giving way to the lost notes. In unison we will celebrate with the trees and flowing water. No more tailoring of clothes or auto-correct. No reprimand or code of conduct. Gone will be the division by classes and we will thrive.

LUKE CUMMINS

We roamed; our feet exposed to the limits of natural temperatures. Without support or structure our soles became strengthened and our stabilizing muscles developed with instinctive intelligence. Rarely did we stumble. Now, we cannot understand the cleansing nature that roaming provided because we do not roam anymore. Some convince themselves that they do but there are always hidden purposes to our movements, and we have been taught to wear shoes. We cannot roam with shoes.

WE ARE, WE ARE NOT, WE CAN BE

The silence of the early world filled the canyons and skies. Communication was not a burden, but a necessity and it sparsely flowed without the trappings of language. Much was understood. Voices were untamed and we let loose the natural sounds of vocal cords untrained. Guttural and efficient, without harmful or loving words. Without words period. There must have been singing, though. Beautiful tones and hums like the sounds of shifting mountains. Sounds protected from us today.


DRIFTING

PHOTOGRAPHer: ANDREA PEIPE model: Moritz Aust


PHOTOGRAPHED BY angela michelle


anna blachut artist


Where are you from in the world? Switzerland & Poland. When did you first begin drawing fashion illustrations? In high school, although I was forever doodling as a child. What inspires you the most? Egon Schiele, Eric, René Bouché, David Downton, Geoffrey Beene, Stina Persson, Ruben Toledo and, most recently, Olimpia Zagnoli’s work. How would you describe your work to the Atlas readers? Undefined as yet, often combining elements of graphics, realism and figurative abstraction. What is your proudest moment so far in your career? Illustrating for the Missoni Hotel and Edelweiss magazine.


Is there any aspect of fashion illustration that you particularly love? The visual narrative clothes can capture through color, detail and fabric. How long, on average, does a drawing take you? From 10 minutes to 10 hours depending on the media, brief and how pumped I am for it. What are your goals? To master and gain more understanding of various mediums, continue illustrating and writing. Cultivate a more active engagement with fashion and other creative industries; possibly relocating to somewhere with a spot more sunlight. Do you have any advice for other aspiring illustrators? Be persistent and hard working. Also, listen to the New York podcast series ‘Your dreams my nightmares’ to get inspired and motivated about illustration.


ILLUSTRATED BY Arushi Kathuria


From a world without emotion a stirring from a dark canopy an infusion of dapple light a ripple in a slate of still black water is the anticipation of your touch. Were the worlds created like this, out of eternal nothing, something born was the Big Bang ignited by a spark of desire a wish a movement a sudden fire a breath inhaled in a breathless world a song begun in a silent place a light cast into endless empty space such is the anticipation of your touch. And when the flesh meets, at last, its counterpart magnetic fields erupt a world is born lust and pain and ecstasy desire and palpitating life mix to make a jungle landscape into which we emerge babies clutching at each other everything is new

Explorers we are, us two discovering the hidden places nape of neck and small of back breastbone, the pulsating skin our wrists, behind an ear out and `long inside of the thigh we find a thousand tender spaces and worlds within worlds in each other’s eyes. We’ll spend a lifetime such as a lifetime is exploring this flesh this love this landscape of the soul this sensuous world that was created by the anticipation of your touch

anticipation patricia ponce

PHOTOGRAPHED BY Bianca Vermehren


PHOTOGRAPHED BY Candida Mezzasalma

We live on another side of the world, in a land of our own. A place where its summer all the time, where the only reason you need to celebrate is life. Its a dream where we let our hair fall unruly, let our feet skim the surface, let our laughs chime through the air, and let our hearts roam free and wild. cat reynolds


PAINTED BY Charlotte Keates


a letter to him, part i sarah loven i melt, made of smile, at the touch of your glance. deep and dark, your morning eyes are barely blue, nightly shadows, a slumbering lake in the forest shade. your breath of bird song, a ghostly sound, devours my soul in the softest way. and i’m yours, forever, until always ends. and then, over and over again. this feeling that whispers like the rise of the sun, like the fog in the grass, like the dew on the groundi’ll hold it for you in these tender arms, and closer, still, to my obedient heart.


PHOTOGRAPHED BY Clarissa Costa


PHOTOGRAPHED BY Conner Allen


Photographer: Dominique Felicity Skinner-Chapman Model: Monica Fruzynski Make up/Hair: Ashlee Sauzier Stylist: Louise Ashley Clothing: Stylist’s Own


Tea for One


c’est la vie


Photographer: Francesco VINCENTI d e s i g n e r : Beatrice Soldi S t y l i s t : Daria Artyushenko M U A / H a i r : Giorgia Savaglio M o d e l s : Yana Tarabaeva and Stephanie Cock @ Urban Model M anagement


PHOTOGRAPHED BY Giulia Micheila


PHOTOGRAPHED BY HATTIE ELLIS


a letter to him, part ii sarah loven my mouth, strawberry and velvet, is full of promises and hope. and here on my tongue rests the taste of your name. i’ve never been so deep in desire, so completely in need of you near. and there is no regret in this, because i was made for the touch of your hands. our love is a wild place of renewal and growth. we’ll slowly shed layers of skin as the seasons crawl by, delving deeper into familiarity and warmth. our every moment is a day, while each day seems a lifetime. and the spaces in between i can’t bare to separate. give me all of you, i’ll give you my everything. make me sweet promises, now you’ve filled me with hope.


TWENTY SOMETHING shebe biance Giving game to life batting my lashes with my feet as I dance and leap attention can be in my hands kissing cheeks with curiosity bare skin and endless silouettes depth of a painting talking can be so entertaining I have no rhyme or reason maybe a scheme for the night get free or die trying take flight and bare all what is true is false hidden with smiles coy eyes and wet tounges laugh all night and bring in the new day It’s all right I am twenty something wearing my crown high my own delight sometimes I forget to smile this youth only lasts one mile so they say.


M o d e l : Nyssa Pack @ NIYA Model Management M U A / HAIR : Aspen McKenna Photographer: Jen Palmer


Jessy Gosselin Fashion Icon


Hello, I am Jessy! I’m a photographer and fashion lover from Montreal, Canada. I love fashion because I think it’s a good way to express myself. I love playing with clothes, fabrics and neutral colors. My style is very simple, as I say «less is more»! As a photographer I like taking pictures of my looks of the day that I can share on lookbook. Photography is definitely my biggest passion and fashion is the complement to it. I keep myself informed about the newest fashion photographers, new faces in modeling and latest fashion trends. There comes a time where fashion is no longer just a way of dressing but it becomes a real lifestyle! I have a lot of fashion idols! In the world of photography, my favorites are: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, Camilla Akrans and Guy Aroch. In the modeling world, people which inspire me are: Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Jessica Stam, Abbey Lee Kershaw and so many others! Finally in the fashion world of designers, I love: Alexander McQueen which is MY favorite first, Jeffrey Campbell for his amazing shoes, Moschino, Vivienne Westwood... and others.


PHOTOGRAPHER: JOEL STAFFORD MODEL: Amanda Vietheer @ Katz Model Management STYLIST: Grace Rogan HAIR/MUa: Laura Bell ASSISTANT: William Stafford

OPEN ROAD


Model: Stephany Theys Photographer: Josefina Hunter


Model: Fabienne W. PhotoGRAPHER: Julia Sang Nguyen


salty and sweet


P hoto g r a p hy: Kassidy Yang h t t p : // www. k a s s id y y a n g . c o m M o d e l : Bella Peila @ Tamblyn Models M a k e up : Kathryn Rose h t t p : // www. facebook.com/ k at h ry n r o s e . makeupartistry


Katy Kutcher Fashion Icon


My name is Ekaterina Normalnaya. I live in the capital of Belarus in Minsk. Fashion for me is another way to draw as much attention as possible to my person. I do not worry about what I wear, so think I feel confident in any form. In my opinion, the clothes paint a person, and not vice versa. I have never admired any brand or designer clothes. For me it does not matter what firm thing. If I like it, I wear it with pleasure.


LOST AND FOUND Photographer & stylist: Kia Lefwander Model: Sebastian LysĂŠn


BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL Photographer: Kris Fulk MUA: Ariell Ash Hair: Billy Jones Stylist: Jessica Bird Models: Isabelle Victoria & Clara Dannenmaier


Light to Dark Photography: Laura Cammarata Styling: Tiziana La Lia, Giulia Santocono Hair: Adlena Dignam MUA: Michelle Dacillo assistant: Stefano Alaimo


PHOTOGRAPHED BY Laurence D’Aertrijcke


INTO THE WILD


Photography: Leentje Schoofs M o d e l : Laura Theys M u a / h a i r : Kim Theylaert for MAC Cosmetics S t y l i n g : Joke Schoofs


PHOTOGRAPHED BY Léo de Riedmatten


PHOTOGRAPHED BY Léo de Riedmatten


Mikko Puttonen Fashion Icon


I’m Mikko Puttonen, 18-years-old fashion warrior from Turku, Finland. For me it’s not just clothes, trends and being fashionable. My style comes from within without written rules how to dress up. Clothes are a way to express myself. My boyfriend is my fashion idol because with him, I can dress up even in a chicken suit without feeling awkward.


PHOTOGRAPHED BY MISTY MADONNA


M o d e l : Kathia Gomez MUA & Hair: C hristo pher Feliciano L o c a t i o n : Puerto Rico S t y l i n g : Kathia Gomez Photography: Nicole M. Pagan C l o t h i n g : Nasty Gal


MANIFESTATION OF THE WILD TAN GUAN ZHEN

We need definition. We need godly control. We need the last square of The tiled floor Away with its wanton dust And sparkling with its welcome. Wildness constructs its chaos Into a fleeting wish Disappearing into The thought bubble into the sky. I heed the clouds, simplicity Explaining the creation Of the inarticulate blessed While it traps itself Within text, Precipitating into the next Paragraph Zephyr leaves his crown of flowers Blowing into the early spring nights Goodbyes swirling in their glittery end. He storms off in the great wintery beginning, Freezing himself Until the calling of our certain interest To take us above regulated danger And into a certain beyond Amassing behind the glassy mirrors Of our ashamed dwellings. We are still Hoping, in a different cage With trinkets calling out To his fruitless wind.


The Real Reviews Women’s wear, the shows, the couture, who will be the face of the brand, where will they be presenting? The hype around Fashion Weeks is sensational. With everyone clamouring to get the model of the moment to walk their show, to create something spectacular and thrilling - that will not only have the critics talking and raving but also the bloggers and the buyers desperate to get their hands on the collections. It is with a great sigh of relief that the men’s shows have been at the forefront of conversation. From men dressing like women to planks of wood being used for hats. The strange, innovative and downright ridiculous have been present this season. In an industry dominated by some of the most creative minds around, clothes have become ever more important to us as a society. The reviews have been neither here nor there and from those who have been sitting through the collections for many years. As a newcomer to the industry it occurred to me, no one really gives an honest opinion, nothing truly bad is ever said, it’s about what isn’t said that truly gives away what the journalist thinks. I adore manly men, I love bold floral prints and so was completely head over heals with Katie Eary’s collection. Feminine shades of fuchsia mixed with black, in the form of floral print on oversized coats and slim fit trousers had me swooning. Would I want my man wearing any of her clothes though? Can anyone that isn’t being sent down a runway get away with her beautiful creations? Her impeccably groomed models with their slicked back hair and oversized sunglasses were the epitome of sophistication - in pink. I just couldn’t picture any man wearing them down the street, no matter how chic I thought they were. It didn’t take away from how in awe I was by the boldness, Katie for me became an instant hit, even if I found it difficult to imagine her collection hitting the stores and streets. Mugler couldn’t seem to stay away from the feminine vibe either. From padded breastplates to bubblegum pink latex trousers, creative directors Nicola Formichetti and Romain Kremer brought military inspired looks to the catwalk. Interjected with fluorescent sportswear and the usual sartorial tailoring, the chiseled models, with their slicked back hair embodied a futuristic theme that was often present in Kremer’s quirky shows. Simply tailored cobalt suits hung close to the model’s bodies, demure in comparison to the neon green PVC ski wear and patent pink bulletproof vest that added an interesting silhouette to what was otherwise a sober collection. Charcoal, black and blue seemed to be the choice of colour, interjected sporadically with small hints of neon, incorporated on collars, oversized coats and in the small detailing such as zips and peaking out from under layered cardigans. Can a man look masculine in pink? Formichetti and Romain sent one svelte pink suit down the catwalk with a clashing coral jumper smartly buttoned underneath. It acts as a cry out of something unique in the midst of an overly simple array of tailoring.

Designing for men would seem simple to those of us who have no experience in that particular field, surely there is only so much you can do? The MAN show seemed predictable and simple until a model dressed with planks seemingly nailed to him took to the runway and caused quite the stir. Bold, yes, innovative, absolutely, yet at the same time a part of me is screaming, ‘I just don’t understand!’ I still don’t. It is of course plausible that the look was purely to cause a stir and create media attention for the collection, however I am hopeful that it is a cry for true unique talent. At no point do I see myself wearing such a garment, it is not to say however that in a society where true self-expression is constantly depleting, that wearing planks of wood masquerading as hats may soon become available to us in retail format soon. Well, I can’t believe they’ll be a marketable item but it opens up the floodgates for men’s fashion and how it is approached. J. W. Anderson had the media and Twitter in a frenzy over his latest collection. Yes, Anderson was the man the sent ‘that’ camel boobtube down the runway. A collection that focuses around androgyny is nothing new to this industry; Vivienne Westwood has been mixing up the sexes since she started designing and the popularity of androgynous models is still current. Andrej Pejic was a phenomenon with his feminine looks and the constant confusion over his sex. In November the first woman ever was signed to Ford Models men’s division. At 6’2 and with her strong jawline she was made to model men’s fashion. Unfortunately the models at the J. W. Anderson show were not made to wear women’s clothing. The ensemble of all male models were chiseled, broad, lean and tall – not what you associate with women, and unfortunately they just looked uncomfortable. Shows are often about creating a stir, although this just has me confused and just about everyone else watching it. Anderson is about pushing boundaries but the knee-high boots and shift dresses on his male models just had me feeling uneasy, it didn’t work acted as a cry for attention over innovation. Topman Design really did it for me, the models looked as if they were dressed to face the elements on some kind of polar expedition. They looked, well, ready for the wild. It was about the man who was ready to explore the depths of the unknown and ready for adventure. The parka is a reoccurring part of Topman’s collections, it is always a top seller and therefore constantly reinvented, the oversized parkas with matching cotton drill pants gave a vintage feel to the collection, evoking the idea of a past gentleman out to discover new lands or climb impossible mountains. The collection as a whole can only be described as dreamy, it told a story and for the few minutes it was showing it created a form of escapism for the lucky ones who were there to witness it.

Bryony Hipkin


PHOTOGRAPHED BY NINA REICHMANN


PHOTOGRAPHED BY NINA REICHMANN


A FAMILIAR STRANGER CHARLOTTE HAYTO

In the seems with spines,

soft lighting of a quiet shop perfection in reach. Peace overcomes as you browse the other book-lovers, fingers stroking discovering new titles, ones familiar and ones unfamiliar.

A hint of recognition flashes across another’s face, a part-smile, part-grimace dances across their lips and the grip in their hand tightens. And so it starts; the obligatory, unwanted conversation. The link in their lives provides little dry conversation. In the cramped shop there is no place to escape. You find yourselves browsing sidebyside, lusting after the same titles and occasionally brushing each other’s shoulders. Eventually you spill your awkward excuses and hurtle towards the door. Another piece of heaven destroyed By a familiar stranger.


Shirt: Nnoir Bis


la folie

Photographer: Olivia Bossert Model: Jade de Lavareille MUA: Lucy Make Up Hair: Loic Hauck Stylist: Claire Caillaux


Jacket: Nnoir Bis. Everything else is photographer or stylists own


Shirt: Nnoir Bis


Dress: Photographer’s own, headband: stylists own


Dress: Photographer’s own, headband: stylists own


Everything is stylist’s own


Wedding dress: Photographer’s mother’s own


Everything is stylist’s own


Shirt: Nnoir Bis, Skirt: Stylist’s own


PURE

by phoebe cheong

AN EDITORIAL & INTERVIEW Model: Cecilie Lilleaas Stylist: Victoria Child MUA/HAIR: Abi Simmons


Where are you from in the world? I am Malaysian Chinese, but I have lived in Australia and Singapore, currently based in London and China. When did you first begin taking photos? At the age of nine, I began to move around to different countries with my family. Whilst abroad, treasuring photographs of my favorite memories everywhere I went was important to me that gave me the hunger to photograph everything I saw. However I did not take photography seriously until the age of sixteen.


What inspires you the most? Culture, colours, people, the idea of travelling and breathtaking locations. Currently photographers who inspire my recent works are Chen Man and Mert & Marcus. How would you describe your work to the Atlas readers? Definitely bold and colourful! What is your proudest moment so far in your career? My proudest moment so far is to have the opportunity to photograph in China during March.


Is there any aspect of fashion photography that you particularly love? I love the moment when everything comes together on a shoot and the images turn out just like / even better than what I envisioned during preproduction! How long, on average, does a shoot take you? It really depends! Sometimes preparation can take up to 2 months, however I have had situations where my team and I will spontaneously plan something 2 days before. Many people think photo shoots are quick and easy, but I would say an average duration of a shoot can vary between 2-8hrs depending on what I am photographing. (I’ve been in one, which lasted for 10 hours before!)


Where do you hope to be in the next 5 years? In 5 years, I aim to bring in my Eastern culture and Western skills and enter the Chinese creative industry as an established fashion photographer. Do you have any advice for other aspiring fashion photographers? Work hard and never give up! It really does pay off. Also it is completely normal if you have a creative block, as it happens to everyone in our industry, just find something that will inspire you differently, even if its doing something you haven’t done before!


MOMENTS of freedom Photography : Seray Niyazi Model : Monika Radulovic MUA : Ellie Mansfield Stylist : Sophie Westley Designer : Age-Of-Intimacy


AN EXCERPT FROM UK AUTHOR’S FRANCESCA PRESCOTT’S WRITING, MUCHO CALIENTE “As it is, the bathroom has just been vacated by a podgy, sweaty, sick looking man, and the thought of following in his footsteps does not appeal. I rummage through my bag, praying that I won’t accidentally pull out a bedraggled tampon instead of a bruised and battered lip-gloss. I don’t usually look like this. Should I explain to him that, actually, I am quite a babe, even if I’m old enough to be, if not his mother, then at least his big sister? I’m usually impeccable. It wasn’t me who spilled Coca-Cola on my white linen trousers. It was the woman sitting next to me on my previous flight from Geneva. Her fiery Iberian origins led to loss of body control once she got started on the subject of her exasperating Scandinavian daughter-in-law. As for my T-shirt, it seemed to possess that casual, worn-in look when I left home earlier today, whereas it’s clear to me now that it should have been retired months ago and used as a duster. What on earth was I thinking? Oh, thank goodness; here’s my lip-gloss!   My lips taken care of, I fumble through the pocket of the seat in front of me, searching for an in-flight magazine, but there isn’t one. So I grab the emergency procedures card and start studying it with exaggerated interest, then get all flustered again, as though I’ve been caught reading the Special K cereal package.   What must he be thinking? I’m no first time flyer. I’m an air-sophisticate. I shake my long brown hair over my face and sneak a sideways glance at el divino, as the women’s glossies call him. Maybe it isn’t really him. Maybe I’ve just imagined the whole thing, and in reality, seat 12B is occupied by an obnoxious lager lout with spots and halitosis.   But no. It’s him, pop music’s Latino superstar, looking a little dischevelled and not quite as glamorous as on his album covers, calendars and posters, and obviously wearing some kind of hastily thrown together disguise. However, if the other passengers on Iberia flight 243 to Ibiza are fooled by the navy blue baseball cap, the wraparound sunglasses, and the prickly, chestnut coloured, three-day beard, a connoisseur like me is not. I am the princess of pop music, the FM queen. I know my pop stars.   It may seem sad that at the ripe old age of 37 I’m still addicted to bubblegum music. At my age, most people seem to have either moved on to cooler, more sophisticated musical spheres or remained faithful to the likes of Céline Dion, Phil Collins and Sting. Not that I dislike Céline Dion, Phil Collins, or Sting. They’re great. But when it comes to music, I’ll always be a teenybopper at heart. Boy bands may be passé, but they still do it for me. I’m a sucker for cheesy harmonies and all those slick, over-choreographed, step-step-shrug moves.   Crazy as it may sound, my taste in music was one of the irreconcilable differences that destroyed my marriage. I think it was an overdose of step-step-shrug that finally pushed my husband a step too far. He went and dumped me for an older woman...” w

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY SVENJA PITZ


PHOTOGRAPHED BY SVENJA PITZ


INSTAGRAM FEATURE IMAGES TAKEN WITH THE SMARTPHONE APP, INSTAGRAM; EMBRACING THE WORLD'S BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS AT ANY SPLIT SECOND. FEATURED ARTISTS: Angelina Chernavskaya, Bella Ratner, Ciel Sriprasert, Fashion Ice, Laura Zalenga, Sophie Wilkie, Yi Lin T


ILLUSTRATED BY CHARLOTTE WELLS


LIAM FULLER PHOTOGRAPHER


Where are you from in the world ? I’m from a small village called hathern which is situated in the east midlands of the UK. Im currently based between Falmouth (Cornwall) and London at the moment. When did you first begin taking photos? I have always taken photographs for art and design purpose. I began my artistic career as a fine art drawer and painter. It was only on my foundation diploma in art and design where i began creating imagery solely with the use of a camera, which then lead to fashion image production. what inspires you most? I have always found inspiration from various aspects of the art and design world, from contemporary painters such as Jenny Saville right back to Monet and even Da Vinci and Michelangelo. Yet at this moment in time, it’s minimalism and Bauhaus art that inspires me. Strict clean lines and structure is what I seek in my work. Fashion however has always influenced my practice. It was Nick Knight’s work that drew me into the fashion world where I developed an experimental approach to light and photography itself. This lead to learning much more about the fashion world and fashion photographers, leading to practioners such as David Sims, Jil Sander and Steven Meisel now becoming my biggest influences in Fashion Photography.   How would you describe your work to the Atlas readers ? As stated above, what I strive in my work is strict clean lines. Whether that be in the light, composition, contruction or styling within the image. Clean, minimal and confident.


What is your proudest moment so far in your career? I would say at this moment in time, I have a collective of proud moments all ranging from different things. Getting into Uni, getting into shows at fashion week or even contacting and interviewing a high profile member of the industry. What I’d say I’m most proud of I guess, is the fact that I am now producing work that I can proudly say is mine. That I am now working towards a personal style, and to be able to work with other strong minded young and up and coming practioners like myself to produce the images that I am proud of. Is there any aspect of fashion photography that you particularly love? Working in a team of people. Fashion is all about collaboration. It is the prime reason I chose to work in this industry. I do also love the fact that it’s constantly moving forwards. It never stops, and neither do I. How long, on average, does a shoot take you? There is no average really. Every shoot is different. You could get a call one morning requesting multiple images for the next day, and sometimes you get a month. However, intense planning and organisation is key to the success of a fashion shoot. The equation I sort of use is : 70% Plan and Organisation + 15% shooting + 15% post production = A successful fashion shoot. Where do you hope to be in the next 5 years? I’m going to move away from Cornwall and straight to London. Hopefully assissting one of my fashion hero’s and maybe have the time to shoot the odd editorial in my spare time. After that, who knows at the moment. I’d rather not know to be honest. Do you have any advice for other aspiring fashion photographers ? Work work work. That’s all you can do. If you want it. You WILL get it. That doesn’t always mean, work hard and get your grades… it means do more on top. It needs to be your absolute life. My old teacher always said this to me, and has always been my ethos on life: Live art. Breathe art. Sleep art. Eat art. Drink art. BE ART. I still live to that every day I wake up. And I will work as hard as my body and mind possibly can do to get to where I want to be, which, is to be happy in my work.


KTZ AW13


LONDON FASHION FW13 WEEK photographed by olivia bossert


KTZ AW13


KTZ AW13


Jean-Pierre Braganza AW13


Gyunel AW13


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