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Julia Hetta

“My work reflects myself and I always try to be close to my own inner language and aesthetic.”

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Julia Hetta is a Swedish photographer born 1972 in Uppsala. A city near Stockholm.

Her work is easily recognizable. She manages to create beautiful images with a twist of darkness. Known for her renaissance-style portraits.

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“I’m very focused on the lighting but always driven by art that is beautiful yet complicated, dark and mysterious.”

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The fashion photographer has contributed to many magazines including Dazed, AnOther Magazine, Acne Paper, I-D and more.

She studied at the Gerrit Rietveldt Art Academy in Amsterdam (NL). And enjoys working mostly with natural light.

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“When you work with beauty, it’s important that there’s also an ingredient of darkness” 

Words by Enan
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Tsörf – “Hold On To Me”

New Zealand-based artist Tsörf has shared a stunning ethereal video for her latest single entitled “Hold On To Me”. Taken from her upcoming debut ep, the video was premiered on NOWNESS.

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The song delivers the most enchanting and atmospheric textures of dream-pop.

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You can also stream Tsörf‘s (pronounced ‘surf’) first two tracks “Can I Be Close 2U?” and “Know The Light” on her Soundcloud page.

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Watch the video for “Hold On To Me” below.

Director: Jordan Arts
Cinematographer: Dan Ax
Choreographer: Kayla Paige

Words by Enan

Enan’s Top Album Covers

A well-designed artwork is effective at marketing. The cover not only needs to look great -it should represent the artist or the band and the music in the best way possible.

Sometimes they can be an impressive piece of art that don’t relate to the music or the message the artists are trying to communicate. It’s very important for the viewer to be able to understand what the sound or the vibe is like just from looking at the cover art.

Album covers could be a great source of inspiration for many of you, specially if you like photography, graphic design and even fashion.

Some can be considered a little controversial and others will have eye-catching portrait shots. It’s all about artistic expression.

The following list of 25 album covers are Enan‘s all time favorites.

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ANOHNI – HOPELESSNESS, 2016
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Helado Negro – Private Energy, 2016
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Soley – Ask the Deep, 2015
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TYCHO – Epoch, 2016
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Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man, 2012
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David Bowie – Pin Ups, 1973
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Antony and the Johnsons – I Am a Bird Now, 2005
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Shakira – Fijacion Oral Vol. 1, 2005
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Shakira – Oral Fixation Vol. 2, 2005
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SebastiAn – Total, 2011
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Grace Jones – Island Life, 1985
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Fever Ray – Fever Ray, 2009
Björk's Homogenic
Björk – Homogenic, 1997
Björk's Biophilia
Björk – Biophilia, 2011
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Ximena Sariñana – Mediocre, 2008
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Patti Smith – Horses, 1975
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Kimbra – The Golden Echo, 2014
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Rhye – Woman, 2013
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Juana Molina – Wed 21, 2013
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St. Vincent – St. Vincent, 2014
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St. Vincent & David Byrne – Love This Giant, 2012
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El Perro del Mar – KoKoro, 2016
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Tame Impala – Currents, 2015
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Lykke Li – I Never Learn, 2014
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Lebanon Hanover – Tomb for Two, 2013

Every artwork represents the content inside. Please click on the artist or band’s name to learn more about them and don’t forget to check out their music (if you never heard of them before).

Words By Enan

COS x Studio Swine

Fashion brand COS has always been a big supporter of the world of art and design through collaboration.

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This time COS presents the “New Spring”; in partnership with Studio Swine, celebrating Salone del Mobile design fair held in Milan every year.

The mesmerizing and multi-sensory installation centers around a focal sculpture that produces ephemeral objects. These mist-filled blossoms burst and evaporate upon the contact with the skin.

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Studio Swine is a London-based design company led by Japanese architect Azusa Murakami and British artist Alexander Groves.

The interactive installation will be open to the public until April 9th at the historic Cinema Arti.

“The inspiration for the installation was nature and the changing of the seasons.” – Studio Swine

Words by Enan
Photos by COS

Nathalia Jmag

“Fashion doesn’t have to hurt”

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Nathalia Jmag – photo by J.L. Cappella

Nathalia Jmag is a Colombian-American fashion designer and a blogger. She attended Framingham State University where she earned her BS in Fashion Design and Retailing.

I know Nathalia since 2013 through a retail company we used to work for. She has always been very dedicated to the fashion world and has maintained blogging since then -even before that.

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I was always fascinated with her personal style and thought she was packed with genuine ideas. She was destined to become the creative person that she always wanted to be.

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Nathalia is now a Project Runway alum. She was a tough competitor, and made it deep into the Emmy winner show in their 15th season.

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I was fortunate to be part of her fashion show at the Bull Mansion in Worcester, MA -where she showcased her new “Dark Side of the Moon” collection.

I had the opportunity to shoot the models before the show.

Another Project Runway alum, Cornelius Ortiz presented his new designs alongside four other talented designers from the Greater Boston area. (Cosmic Unicornz, Villada Michelle, K. Patricia and Unalome Designs).

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Jmag takes it all very seriously, you can tell her creations will always be the best she can possibly do. She wouldn’t allow herself to present anything less than total perfection. Her hours into her designs are instantly visible.

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Nathalia loves animals and has a strong passion for helping the environment. She has a certain dynamic in her working process that involves a zero waste technique. Seeking inspiration in those who are different and aren’t afraid to challenge themselves.

With her supportive husband always by her side – Nathalia Jmag is a real artist with a lot of things to say. This is only one part of her ongoing process.

“I try everyday to hustle harder than the day before” – Nathalia Jmag

Words and photographs by Enan

John McCracken

“Work that could have been brought here by a U.F.O.”

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John McCracken (1934-2011) was an American artist, noted as one of the founders of the West Coast Minimalist movement from the late 60’s. Born in Berkeley, California.

He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. And in 1965, McCracken had his first solo exhibition while still a student, at the Nick Wilder Gallery in Los Angeles.

As a young artist, he began painting on canvas in an abstract expressionist style. But in 1966, McCracken generated his signature sculptural form: the planks. Monochrome slabs made from wood, canvas and steel. These planks, as McCracken himself referred to them, are either mounted directly on the wall, or more commonly, lean against the wall.

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“I don’t mind the term Minimalism because much of the work was about minimalizing, reducing and boiling down.”

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John McCracken’s work is on view at David Zwriner, NY until  April 15th, 2017.

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“Beauty is essential in art.”

All photos by Enan

Palomo Spain

Gender-blurring designer is changing the conversation in the fashion world.

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Alejandro Gómez Palomo, the trendy twenty something fashion designer, was born in the south of Spain. Setting the beat in Europe’s fashion industry and bringing some fresh ideas to the fashion table.

Menswear has been emerging for the past few seasons. We can see how many men care about the way they look. There is a broader landscape of boys wanting to look a certain way. And there is a new generation of young designers that are shaping the fashion world.

Palomo once said, “I’m trying to bring couture back to the boys.”

Palomo Spain studied at the London College of Fashion and graduated in 2015.

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Inspired by the romanticism, you can perceive the beauty of it in some of his pieces, expressed in a delicate way. But he achieves to adapt it to a much modern time.

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“I feel that boys need to discover different ways to wear clothes that we haven’t been able to wear up until now.”

All photos by
Palomo Spain

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