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Photographers: Sara Rios, Pedro Magalhães, Matthew Tammaro, Axel Calatayud, Nevena Popovic, Chris Fitzgerald, Lisa Smit, Jae Kim, Bruna Valença, Sonia Cavallini, Elisabetta Lugari, Kristina Babusci, Coral McRyhew, Eduardo García Fernández, Elizabeth Mahoney, Karley Knight, Evita Weed, Joana Linda, Mariam Sitchinava, Tamar Burduli, Sabrina Melanson, Laura Lynn Petrick, Gabriela Rouiller, Silvia Ianniciello, Kati Turkina.
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THE TREND REINVENTED
The Trend Reinvented is a beautiful fashion blog made by two young photographers from Portugal, Sara Rios and Pedro Magalhães that define their site “a blog about style, far from the common stereotype blog”. In fact The Trend Reinvented is a perfect mix of their passions: fashion, art and photography; and they are expert in doing this. Hi Sara, Hello Pedro. Please introduce yourself. My name is Sara Rios, a typical Portuguese girl. I like the sea, cats and the simplicity of moments. My name is Pedro Magalhães, I´m 25 years old. I love the sea and fishing in it. What is The Trend Reinvented?
tography and art, three things the run on the same line, why this choice? What differentiates them for you? Those markers were made to give some dynamism to our blog and also to contextualize in a better fashion all the matters. Have you ever worked for a label?
Not with a specific label. We usually work in asThe Trend Reinvented is the name of our project sociation with some local clothing shops. They created in 2011. First we made a blog where we provide wardrobe and the brands vary. posted a bit of our daily lifestyle and our most recent publications. Then we decided to form a For which fashion label do you’d like to website where we add a more organized collec- work? tion of pictures. Recently we tried to interact with some magazines but we also have had some po- Any kind of work is welcome. Nevertheless, sitive feedback as well, and that makes us proud we rather work, for example, with Carhartt and enough to keep on. Our thing is daily based Volcom. spontaneity… but we also don’t discard premeditated madness, that we snap immediately. We What is your relationship with nature? have a diverse inspiration and you can understand it easily if you smell and listen to our clicks! Pure love. We are completely in to it. It´s our source of inspiration. When and how was The Trend Reinvented born? What connect fashion and nature for you? The trend reinvented has Portuguese nationality and was digitally born in 2011. Why is The Trend Reinvented “far from the common stereotype blog”?
In our opinion, it doesn´t make sense those two words apart. Basically nature brings what is beautiful and fashionable. Search fashion in nature! What do you have to say to the beauty of a cheetah on grassland or to the colors of a butterfly?
It isn’t stereotypical because we, besides not following fashion, go with the taste of the tide, of our tide. What is the tide? We rather answer that question. The tide is our state of spirit, all that we believe, mental floods and magic experiences! That will of making something more takes us, even on those boring days, to do productive work, a way that our path is photography and art in general, in a extractive and appreciative way too, on the most natural state.
In what fashion inspired you?
In your blog you differentited fashion, pho-
Everything we want to make of it.
The style of each makes us grow the will of keeping the individual moments. We, mainly, choose the comfort of the person. What we really admire is those that can funnel to their day all the appearance and feelings that make us realize what is their style of life. What is Photography ?
How did you get into photography? We donÂ´t really know. Think is something that was born with us and gained more and more roots. What kind of camera do you use? Holga 120 CFN Konica T3 Disposable camera Nikon D90 Usually in my interviews I ask to photographers that use film if they think that digital technology is destroying film or creating nostalgia and bring him back, what you think about it? We donâ€™t think it was ruined: simply turned into fashion and there is a big amount of people that follow that same fashion. Normally, to finish a more specific work, we use it. Anyway, what we really like is the secrets that analogic has. But yes, it creates nostalgia. Some anticipation, future projects? That is a secret. Where people can find you and your works? http://Thetrendreinvented.blogspot.com http://cargocollective.com/thetrendreinvented http://fotosub.deviantart.com
A talk with...
Robert Capa said “If your photographs are not good enough, you’re not close enough” and I think that Matthew Tammaro understand what Capa meant with this closeness. The relationship that Matthew has with people and nature that is around him, it’s special and it’s showed in his photographs. Matthew is a concentrated of fashion, nature and beauty. His photography is relaxing, simple delicate and natural, yet powerfull, made of precious moments with beautiful and sofisticated models dipped into the beauty of nature.
Hi Matthew, please introduce yourself.
father’s a cinematographer, and once I started painting more in highschool, it was a natural proMatthew Tammaro. 25 years old from Toronto, gression to try different mediums of art. I took Canada. pretty well to the whole process. It’s much different than painting--it’s a different way of seeing. What is your relationship with nature? But I like when aspects of painting are brought into photography--probably more so than when I think that my relationship with nature is pretty photography is brought into painting. important. Not in an overly political way, at least in my art, but it’s symbolism and aesthetic value Where did you get inspiration? is something that is very attractive to me. I mean it’s loaded with infinite possibilities. Maybe it’s a Oh it changes all the time. It’s usually whatemuse for me. It reacts to light and atmosphere, ver is having a huge influence on my life at the and it translates to everybody in its own way, so current time. I like that a lot because it’s always if anything, it is a great place to look for inspira- changing and forcing you to see and experience tion. new things. At the same time, it’s not always the most conducive thing. But it’s okay to sit back What is wild for you? and rethink every now and then. I don’t know if I’ve ever thought about this until now. Wild is freedom? No constraints? More sense-driven I think! 20 years from now, how do you think the World will look?
Who are your favourite photographers? At the moment, Florian Maier-Aichen and Paolo Roversi. What kind of camera do you use?
Oh man, I don’t know. I think it’ll obviously be more high-tech, etc. but I think mostly the pace of life will be much faster. Not insurmountable, but it’ll be mind-blowing compared to now. More people will be “connected”...I mean who knows?! There will still be untouched places, though--both physically and cerebrally. There will still be exploration and mystery. That’s pretty exciting, I think.
A lot haha. I have a variety of 35mm, medium, large format, polaroid, digital, iPhone...
How did you get into photography?
It was always around my household because my
How important is fashion for you?
You use film, do you think that digital technology is destroying it or creating nostalgia and bring him back?
I use both film and digital. I think that accessibility to digital definitely has made a trend to use What is Photography? film, but I mean at the same time, it isn’t some huge deal I don’t think. For the most part, I think Well obviously it’s something different to everyo- the good people using film are doing it for aene. But I think that maybe it satiates our desire sthetic reasons, but the same goes for digital. to be voyeurs. I mean that, whether it is com- Just more options, right? Digital has definitely pletely sexualized, or whether it’s a medical do- changed the demands of commercial photocument. We totally consume images and use graphy (for better or worse, who knows, but it is them, and orchestrate our knowledge and desi- what it is). But to answer your question, I don’t res with them. They’re very strong things! For think film ever disappeared, so it can’t really be me, I think they act as idealized memories or fan- brought back. And I don’t think we see dramatasies. Dream-states that are so fickle in real tically more people shooting wet-plate...so no. life. That’s why you want to have them, and look But it has influenced the styles. at them, because that moment or person or thing is gone faster than you could ever expect. Do you have some favourite film?
Considering it is the type of photography that I’m pursuing, it should be a lot more important to me, I think. I totally get it, and I like nice clothes, and see the art in it too. But for me, the design, the houses, all that, is not my passion. I think it’s the difference between a Bill Cunningham photo and a Paolo Roversi shot. Cunningham’s photos are about the clothes, strictly as a document--reportage.Where’s Roversi’s is light, model, beauty, etc. I relate more to the latter. What connect fashion and nature for you? Beauty. The models in your photos are friends or pro?
Both. There’re so many different qualities you get from shooting a friend or a professional model. You dictate your shoots on that and what you want and are looking for. In your photos there are model of both sex, is it more easy to work with girls or boys? I generally work more with girls. That’s because I think it’s just more common for girls to be comfortable in front of a camera. But I would shoot anybody. It’s not so much about their sex as it is about their demeanour with you in the room pointing a lens at them. You can get awkward guys and girls. But sometimes you want that, right?
What do you think of the criticism to the arti- I really love the idea of your blog 1/x stic nude? [http://1overx.tumblr.com/] an exchange of photographs with an other great photoHmmm...well stuff needs to be critiqued I think. grapher Chelsee Ivan, tell us about it. It starts an interesting conversation. But if those nudes were never there, there would never be Thanks! Chelsee and I stated talking in 2009 the conversation. Art criticism has its time and or 2010 over the internet because we really liplace, whether on nudes or otherwise. And then ked each other’s work and found that we were there’s art that is conceptualized to be critical. both in our final year at photo school, but at difI don’t really know. I like to think of art as a bit ferent ends of Canada (Chelsee in Calgary, me of creative catharsis, and that you should really in Toronto). That synthesized a really great friendo what “feels” right to you. That’s where you’ll dship. We would talk and share photo stuff and get the most interesting and uninhibited work. ideas, but we also came quite familiar with our Once the work is produced, then critique. Ya, so personal lives. We wanted a place where our I guess it works well. Both art and criticism are diary photographs could go because we found very serving to each other. Good, I think! that we were taking very similar shots, and that
similar things were happening in each other’s lives, despite never having met each other and being in two completely different geographies. We really liked the idea of Ana Kras and SylvainEmmanuel’s blog Ping-Pong [http://pingpongggg. tumblr.com/], but wanted it to be much more thematic. Every time Chelsee posts an image I try to post something that I feel is similar to hers. That’s why we titled it 1/x -- the reciprocal equation. And now, as of two days ago, Chelsee has moved to Toronto, so maybe you’ll be seeing us in a lot more of our photos on 1/x! Michael Pudelka in our last interview wants to know what color of gummy bear is your favorite? I actually really like shoving a whole handful in my mouth rather than eat them individually. I just noticed this the other day too. Where can people find you and your works? Well I am moving to the states shortly, and you can find my works on www.matthewtammaro.com, 1overx.tumblr.com and my flickr [http://www.flickr.com/matthewtammaro/]. I also have a photography show with Agnes Thor for the Contact Festival in Toronto during May at Forgetus Collective. It’s curated by Laid-Bare. I’ll have more up about that on my blog and you should definitely check out their blog because they are doing a lot of great things in Toronto and Montreal. Do you want to say something that I don’t ask you? Ya! I am starting a travel/photography blog with my girlfriend that is going to be about swimming holes. The idea is to a shoot a roll a hole and have a little diary-esque write-up about it. We really want to go to a whole bunch all over Canada, America, Europe even...so if anybody is reading this and has a great one to share, please email me! What would you like to ask our next Interviewee? Favourite food? http://matthewtammaro.com/
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in Low-Fi photos by Silvia Ianniciello
Holga My Dear is Silvia Ianniciello, an Italian photographer who likes to play with cameras, it’s thanks to people like her that the world of photography grows more and more. After “Polaroid, a brief introduction” and “Impossible Emulsion” that she wrote for our first two numbers of TWTGE, we now know her well, she is a friend and, above all, we know her passion for toycameras, lomos and polaroids. This time Silvia tells us about her beautiful project Prague in Low-Fi through the wildness of plastic lens, and of her first time in the darkroom; hoping that one day she will explain better how it works. PRAGUE IN LOW-FI is a personal journey in the beautiful east City, all done with low-fi cameras and film, precisely, all processed and printed homemade, in the teeth of those saying that for doing beautiful photos we necessitate an expansive equipament! Silvia shows us the real photography, and tells it through this project. Hi Silvia. Please introduce yourself.
ose these cameras just to emphasize the magical atmosphere that reigns in Prague, especially Hello to all the friends of TWTGE, I’m Silvia Ian- during the holiday season. Before leaving, I was niciello, I was born in Rieti in 1986 and I curren- informed about this beautiful city and I wanted to tly live at Rome, where I study philosophy at La bring home some of that strange magic; moreoSapienza University. I’m keen on analog photo- ver, I knew I could trust in the plastic lenses. graphy and toycameras; since more than a year I run a blog that talks about low-fi photography, Why did you choose B&W? Holgamydear. I chose B&W cause the main idea of the whole How was “PRAGUE IN LOW-FI” born? project was that I did everything by myself: from the development of films to the print in the darkroThe project Prague in Low-Fi was born by chan- om. I practiced the monochrome development ce, I would say. In December 2010, me and my for several months, even though I wasn’t very boyfriend planned to do a weekend in Prague, expert (as you can see from some smearing), during the holydays season. To avoid bringing while I have never done printing. However, a few home the same souvenir-photos, I decided to put months ago I found a Meopta darkroom enlarger in the case my favorite toycameras cause I knew with a head for the black and white, so for that they would give me a different result, more per- the choice has been forced. sonal. and the colorslide film for the LC-A? Why do you choose Prague as your first (official) project? The LC-A was also a new purchase and I wanted to try it in colors, with the cross-process techniI would say that it was not a mediat choice. It just que. The development of Velvia was home-mahappened to join two of the things I love most of de with the C41 kit by Tetenal. I chose the color all: photography and travel. At that time my desti- film simply trying to give a little of liveliness to nation was Prague. the project. However I did the prints of the LC-A digitally ‘cause I couldn’t really do that by myself. Which cameras and films do you use for this project? For those who don’t know, what’s the crossprocess? I used a Holga 120 GN with a Fuji Neopan 400 and a Ilford FP5+ films; with the Lubitel 166U, The cross-process is a technique that exchange instead, I wanted to get the effect of sprocket ho- the chemical development of color film. In pracles, so I mounted a 35mm Fomapan 400 (Yes, I tice, a positive film that normally develops in E6, always carry a roll of insulating tape with me?). would be developed in the bath of the negative Then a LC-A with a colorslide film to crosspro- film, or rather the C41; and vice versa. This type cessing, a Fuji Velvia 100 exposed to 200. I cho- of technique helps to have hyper-saturated colors
and strange tonings, these effects change according to the film used.
Some funny anecdote during the trip…
Do I really have to tell it? Ok, but I will probably lose in a moment that little credibility I’ve reached till now. Just landed in Prague, I was so excited Yes, I use also a Polaroid. I brought my beautiful to go around the city that I forced Alessandro, SX-70 Sonar Onestep with Polaroid Artistic TZ. my boyfriend, to left the suitcases at the hotel At that time I wasn’t so practical with the Impos- and go out. As we walked through the Old Town sible Project’s films, I trusted more to use the TZ. Square, full of stalls and stand where they serve However, the Polaroid I took became greenish! the famous Prague ham cooked on grill, taken by the enthusiasm I shouted: “Look, a turning pig!!!” What do you think of the Impossible Project and BAM!, I fall to the ground ‘cause the ice on films? the road. I took a really big crash, but I couldn’t do anything for helping myself but laugh at the I think they are a breakthrough! I mean: I reali- ridiculous scene that I made. Sometimes it hapze that this films are difficult to use and they are pens to me to look so foolish… not cheap; but, I’m totally in love with the output they can give and I’m always inquiring about the Do you visited some photo shops? best way to use them. [http://www.the-impossible-project.com/ourfilm/] For Italian readers, I Yes, only one and it was really pretty. I was hosuggest you to follow the Polaroiders.it forums ping so much to bring home an old analog glory, [http://polaroiders.ning.com/forum/categories/ but I haven’t found it. I must to confess, though, pola-tutorial/listForCategory], where a lot of whe- that I haven’t tried so good, I was really into tare many fans report their experiences using the- king photos and enjoy every minute of light! se films in order to share all the right tricks. Now we talk about the homecoming, was it What are the fascinating aspects of Prague for you the first time in the darkroom? that your camera wasn’t able to keep in the click? Yes, it was my very first time in the darkroom. I knew nothing, I had no idea at all what it mePrague fascinated me cause time never seems ant to see the image appear in the paper while to pass, as if it is not running. Although there is it still immersed in the developer. It’s something the famous astronomical clock marking the pas- moving, it is like you moulding your photo from sing hours, the city seems freezed. Walking nothing. through the alleys of the center, in the Jewish ghetto or in the castle, It is like being in a period What did you use for development and prinnot well defined, in which anything can happen ting? or not happen at all. I don’t know if I could account it in my shots. For the development of B&W I used the R09 OneShot in 1 +50 dilution, for the color I used the Is there some moments that you regret for C41 kit by Tetenal; and for the paper, however, I not having take the shot? used the Ilford Multigrade. Which films do you use for the polaroid?
Unfortunately when I visited the castle the Golden Lane was in restructuring , it’s a particularly beautiful place, where the alchemists sought the formula to turn base metals into gold. At number 22 of the street lived a certain Franz Kafka ..well, just one of many reasons to return back to Prague. If I’ll have to redo everything, however, I would make some photos differently. One of the positive aspects of this project was, after one year, to see how has changed my way of photographing.
How did you get that strong vignetting, blur at the edges and sharp contrasts that every new lomographer wants but hardly achieve? Actually the blur and vignetting are a typical effect of the Holga and toycameras in general. But I think that it was more emphasized by deliberately contrasted development of black and white. Even in print I have chosen to emphasize particularly the contrasts.
After your two articles on TWTGE and this project we know your love for analogue photography, so I want to ask you a question so frequently in our interviews, do you think that digital technology is destroying analogue or creating nostalgia and bring him back? I simply think that they are two different worlds and it’s fair that everyone has the opportunity to choose their ways for expression and having fun. I don’t know if there is some nostalgia for the analog, it seems instead that the market is realizing that there are people who prefer the film and others who prefer digital, they simply trying to satisfy both. It’s a like a dress, everyone chooses those ones looks best on you. Personally, I prefer analogue because I enjoy it very much, satisfies my desire to create something, to botch, to change without being in front of the screen of a PC. Do you have some future project? I have several ideas that are buzzing in my head, I would to realize them all immediately! But it takes patience, we must be able to wait for the right time. Where people can find you and your works? Mainly on my blog and Flickr; furthermore, I’m keen on updating my Facebook page lately Last question, Do you want to say something that I don’t ask you? I just want to thanks the person who stands beside me and encourages me in this great adventure. Without him, I couldn’t do anything. www.flickr.com/biondapiccola
For more photos please visit also: www.holgamydear.wordpress.com/
DONâ€™T USE THE FL Why not?
It makes red eyes
It makes gleam skin
It creates dark background
It removes shadow
PLEASE Text by Luca Tommaso Cordoni Illustration by Lavinia Busetto
It changes colors
It blinds animals & friends
How to solve... Use natural light : the sun is always a good ally, it gives beautiful shadow (specially in early morning or late evening), soft and bright real colours and it gives fantastic atmosphere, also in cloudy days. Use long exposure: another way to use the natural light is the long exposure, it using a long-duration of shutter speed (unfortunately, not all machines are equipped) through which you can ‘choose the time of opening of the shutter to let in all the light you want. So you can also use natural light even in night. Use a mirror or a cd: to use natural light in close place or for do beautiful potraits, you can use a mirror or better a cd to reflecte the light to evitate red eyes, gleam skins and to keep natural shadows on face. With this method you’ll get also wonderful bright eyes. Bounce the flash off the wall: this is a good technique to have light in a diffused way, it solves many problem as hot spots, red eyes and dark background. The technique most use are three 75° off the ceiling, 45° backwards the ceiling and, the better for me, 90° side bounce, this last method consist on reflect the flash at 90° degrees against the nearest wall, whereby you have a beautiful diffused light with a great depth. Use a ringflash or a softbox: another good way to have a diffused “natural” light, and to evitate red eyes, changed colours and no shadows is to use a ringflash or a softbox. A ringflash is is a circular flash that fits around the lens, it’s perfect for potraits and macro, it gives an amazing depth and it completely avoids reflections, I advice the ringflash by lomography (http://microsites.lomography.com/ringflash/) it’s good,simple to use and cheap. A softbox, instead, is a box maked by a material that diffuse the light with a flash built in, sometimes is called softbox also other bouncing device like the umbrella light. Anyway use the flash only in extreme cases and above all, essay!
by Anna Hollow
Chris Bidwell, 19, lives in Wildomar, California. He plays instruments. Jessee Fish, 18, lives in Chicago, Illinois. She sings. After a chance meeting through mutual friends, Chris and Jessee immediately bonded over similar taste in music. They became email buddies, and in a natural turn of events, started putting together covers of their favorite songs under the name Paper St. At the end 2011, Jessee flew down from Chicago to play alongside Chris in their debut show. It was a small affair, taking place at a small bakery in the small town of Lake Elsinore; but the audienceâ€™s love for them was big, and the only noise heard during their set was overwhelming cheering, non-stop clapping, and a collective begging for an encore at the end.
On February 19th, I joined Chris in his bedro- Do you have any non-musical influences? om for a short webcam chat with Jessee over Skype to discuss the band’s influences and JF: Like trees and the sunshine and stuff like ambitions. that? How did Paper St. start? Jessee Fish: We started recording songs from far away, and doing it frequently enough that we could potentially put a name to it. And then we did that.
Yes, exactly like that. CB: I get influenced by [being] outside. Specifically, [staying] in cabins really influences me. And that sounds so, “Oh, I live in the mountains!” JF: Oh, so original, Chris!
Chris Bidwell: I think it was kind of our goal, right towards the beginning of recording songs.
CB: No, really. I stayed in a cabin for a few days with my family--
JF: Yeah, we were always kind of like, “I wish we were in a band,” or, “We should start a band.”
CB: Even recording the first song, we wanted to make it a project, and not really just a song. Who are some artists that influence you? JF: Quick! to the Facebook page! CB: Uh, Fleet Foxes, right off the top of my head. Obviously, Bon Iver, and . . . I don’t know. Bob Dylan! Bob Dylan influences me. What about you? I listed three right there. JF: Well, um... CB: Who’s influencing you right now?
CB: In Idyllwild. Wisconsin’s for girls. And, uh . . . I don’t know. It was really, really easy for me to just open up. Up in the mountains, you can’t hear anything. It’s awesome. JF: It’s funny, but I have the same experience. When I was living up in my cousin, Heidi’s, house, which is literally in the middle of, like, gorgeous mountains and forests and, like, postcard material; that’s when I wrote the bulk of the songs that I’ve written. And I think most of it’s because I was in that environment. You record in two different places. How do you put the songs together?
CB: I record some instruments, and then I reJF: I’ve never really thought about this question. cord my vocals. Sometimes I don’t even record It’s just kind of, like . . . I know for me, personally, my vocals first. But I record everything and then Bon Iver is a huge influence, sound-wise and, I send it to Jessee, and then she does her stuff um... and she records her vocals and then . . . then it’s a song! Lyrically? JF & AH: [Laughter] JF: Yes. That word. I think we would probably know better if we did more original stuff together. JF: Yeah, what he said. We usually talk about it beforehand and say, “What can we do for this CB: Yeah. It’s kind of hard to say that when we song? Do we want harmonies or do we want to are covering bands--like, what our influences throw in some extra instruments or whatever?” are. Because they’re essentially the bands that And then if it sounds shitty, we don’t do that. Like we cover. that one song. [Laughter] JF: But for right now, it’s just, like: Fleet Foxes, CB: Are you talking about the Robin Pecknold Bon Iver, Bob Dylan. The Civil Wars, maybe? [cover] with the violin?
JF: We don’t speak of that cover. [More laughter] How do you pick which songs you want to record? CB: That’s interesting. You know what’s funny that I realized? It started off, like, we were both picking songs that we wanted to do, and then I would just kind of . . . a lot of it has to with me, actually, because it’s whenever I’m feeling like recording-JF: It’s all Chris. Chris is the band. CB: No! I mean, you can’t . . . you have to kind of wait for me to record something. JF: It’s true. I can’t do anything except for sing and play the damn xylophone. CB: And hope that I’ll record the song that she wants to record. JF: Yeah. CB: Sometimes I don’t. CB & JF: [Laughter] CB: But it’s pretty fair. It’s pretty evenly picked. I mean, we both like the same music, so it works out. JF: It’s the combination of songs that we really like and songs that are even doable. CB: Yeah. JF: And, obviously, we’re not just choosing some song. We kind of have a certain flavor to the covers we do already, so... Right now, you only have covers up on your Bandcamp page. Are you going to do an album? Of originals? CB & JF: [Laughter] JF: Oh, the age-old question! CB: That’s--that’s the question . . . I wouldn’t say soon, but I would say yes.
JF: It’s definitely a goal that we have, to write original things and put them out in an album. CB: I would like to be able to come out with an album that is completely, entirely of our stuff; not covers. But for now, it’s kind of good. Being able to do covers, you kind of just grow a fan base, which I’ve realized, y’know?
JF: [Laughter] That’s because I’m busy, not because I don’t want to! I’ve sent you, like, all my songs! CB: Except for the recent ones. You said there was a list of a bunch of new ones that you just did, and you were like, “I’ll send them to you, just tell me what you think.”
JF: Okay, I’ll send them to you tonight.
CB: Like, I feel if we just wrote some songs, it wouldn’t have got us the kick-start that we have right now.
CB: Do it.
JF: Yeah, it’s like, people know that they like the bands we cover, so they know that eventually, when we put out original things, that they’re gonna like that too.
CB: I’m workin’ on a bunch of stuff, it’s just gotta...
CB: If we do a good job covering songs, then they know we’re gonna do a good job writing songs.
CB: Mesh together.
JF: I think it’s just a matter of Chris, like, growing a pair and writing some original songs that he wants to show me.
JF: Okay, you mesh things.
CB: No, you have to send me your songs! “I’ll send it to you tonight.” That’s what you said, like, four years ago!
You can listen to Paper St.’s music by accessing their Bandcamp page: http://paperst.bandcamp.com/
JF: Wait, you have to send me yours.
JF & AH: [Laughter]
JF & AH: [More laughter]
CB: I’ll mesh things.*
Anna Hollow is 17. She lives 20 minutes away from Chris in an even smaller town in California, called Menifee. She takes pictures, the ones for this article included. To see more of Annaâ€™s photographs, you can check out her website http://annahollow.tumblr.com or her blog http://hollyhocksandroses.blogspot.com.
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Text & Photos by Cecilia Cappelli & Mattia Balsamini
For this article we thought of a menu, based on the color green. To start off, a green lasagna made of four different layers: pesto, spinach and ricotta, scamorza, and topped with parmesan cheese crust.Then, skewers with lightly fried artichokes and scamorza. For dessert, homemade cookies with pistachio ice cream.Enjoy! Hi Cecilia, Hello Mattia. Please introduce A tipical Italian home question, long or short yourself. pasta? Hi, we live in a blue house in the woods. Five cats and a wild fox wake us up every morning, and Timothy, our brown bear, brings us breakfast in bed, directly from the middle of the forest (we support local food).. Meanwhile, Cecilia studies graphic design in Venice floating on water and Mattia likes to say he is a photographer around Italy - he’s actually studying to become the new Robert Downey Jr.
Generally short. But sometimes long is better (if not the only way) for sauces like ragù and pesto.
Why not all of them? We set ourselves no limit, and like to experiment. There are a few exceptions even if we are young and reckless. For example Cecilia hates extra “garlicky” stuff and eats only meat that doesn’t look like real meat. Mattia recently promised he would stop eating meat that comes from (extremely) cute animals, like horses. Really, our only goal is to show what we like, regardless on the genre, from finger food to traditional italian cuisine, we like variety.
We are going to add more information about ourselves on the blog, show our faces a little more, so people can love us more. We look forward to spring so we can start cooking and eating outdoors. Stay tuned for more photos, playlists and yummy stuff.
In some of your posts you make a cooking playlist, how does music help and inspire you in the kitchen?
Listening to music while cooking is fun. Also because we dance while doing it and food tastes better this way! Cooking playlists are a way for When and how was The Best Food Blog Ever us to share our musical tastes as well. born? What kind of camera do you use for your food Last summer, after realizing that since we first photography? met, food was playing such a big role. Even before we met, we wanted to cook together and of- All of the photographs on the blog are shot by us, ten talked about it. Our first dish together was unless where specified, but to us it doesn’t realsomething like a stir fried soy spaghetti with veg- ly matter with which camera. When possible we gies, shrimp and lottalove. They looked pretty use a digital SLR , like the nikon D700, but we badass and thought of start sharing our meals. often also shoot 35mm film with an old Praktica. We both like the aesthetic part, so the blog is a Sometimes even the Iphone camera helps. To reflection of that. be honest we hate technical stuff and just try to be spontaneous with our photography. Italian cuisine, foreign or sophisticated nouvelle cuisine? Some anticipation, future projects?
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Green Lasagna Ingredients: - Milk 200ml - Grated Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese 80gr - Ricotta 250gr - Spinach 300 gr - Besciamella 1/2 lt - Lasagna Pasta 300 gr How to: You can buy already-made besciamella or, if you want, you can make it. Put 2/3 of the besciamella (a liter circa) in a bowl and add the pesto as well. Boil the spinach in salad water, then dry them and cut them fine. Put the ricotta, the spinach and the remaining besciamella in another pot, and mix them well. Add 80gr of grated cheese with some milk, until the compost looks like is creamy. Add some salt too. Now you have the two creams you need to create the layers of the lasagna. Cut in little dices 250gr of smoked provola. Now take a baking pan and dispose on the bottom 4 spoons of olive oil, then, spread some pesto cream. Place the first layer of pre-cooked lasagne, and cover them with a layer of pesto cream; on the pesto, create another layer of ricotta and spinach cream and sprinkle with 40 gr of grated cheese. Now, cover up with a half of smoked provola dices. Cover up all of this with the second layer of lasagna, and repeat the same procedure, holding some pesto by, which will be used for the coverture of the third and last layer. Put the baking pot in the oven (which should be already hot) for one hour, with the temperature of 160째.
How Cecilia & Mattia present themselves in their blog...
Cecilia is a cat lover. She likes long drives, eighties movies, and collecting old things from antique markets and thrift stores. Mattia loves bread, he thinks it’s one of men’s greatest inventions, the demonstration great things can come out from the simplest of the elements. Cecilia likes coffee (“death before decaf”), hot chocolate, chocolate cookies, chocolate cakes, and tea. Mattia makes money staying behind a camera, clicking a shutter, downloading files onto a computer, sometimes playing around with silly editing softwares and that’s pretty much it. Cecilia studies graphic design and visual arts, she likes typography and flipping through new and old books to look at layouts, illustration, photos, and fonts. Mattia loves music because it’s weird that something you can’t see, can really make the difference in who you are. By the way he also still believes in friendship and unconditional love. They like sharing the kitchen, even if it’s just a small room, because it’s nice to bump into each other (it makes them feel like the first time they met). www.thisisthebestfoodblogever.blogspot.com
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THANKS A special thanks to Lavinia for her funny & beautiful illustration, you can always make me smile, to Anna for her beutiful interview with Paper St and to Kati Turkina for the usage of video materials. I would also like to thanks Cecilia, Mattia, Matthew, Sara, Pedro & Silvia for their time, thanks also to Lorenza and Matteo for help me as always with translation and impagination. Finally, a big thanks to all the Photographers for submitting their wonderful photos! Hope you like it, Lu
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