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Dark Forest

… some images that I shot in a wintery swedish forest. Blair Witch anyone ?

The very dark Nordic forest is populated with all kinds of beings, both friends and foes. One of my favorite characters is the Princess Bianca Maria / Princess Tuvstarr, both immortalized by the Swedish illustrator John Bauer who spent his time bringing to life these figures… There is another Nordic mythological creature, the “Huldra” (or “Skogrå”) who is essentially a cunning seductress, very much like the mediterraenean Siren. In the stories she would lure woodworkers into the forest with her radiant beauty, never to return again…

These extraordinarily beautiful creatures are shape-shifters and if You would happen to catch a look at them from behind they would resemble nothing more than a hollow, rotting tree stump. Another way of making them out was that the females sometimes had a fox tail sticking out from under their skirt.

For more images of sticks & twigs see this post as well as this one

Recently lots of crashed cars pops up in fashion and pop-culture…

Sisters Academy featuring a crashed luxury Mercedes…

At the Hungarian pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the artist Hajnal Németh is offering the multimedia installation “Crash: Passive Interview,” a dynamic opera of sound and light with a silent star: a totaled BMW 5 Series.

Steven Klein shoots Givency’s Ricardo Tisci (interviewed by Donatella Versace) in current issue of  Interview Magazine

Default magazine



Default Magazine #5

default aims to bring together artists from different fields to build an effective platform in the rapidly growing Internet world. It will be available in English and Turkish, free of charge, at www.defaultmagazine.com from June 2010, with articles each month featuring new artists and a wide variety of topics.

.what?
An online art magazine focusing on design, culture, fashion and music.

.why?
To bring together artists engaged in different kinds of works and to create an effective platform for them in the fast-growing internet world – with an English edition as well as Turkish to make its voice heard abroad.

.who?
.default magazine gives young talents as well as acclaimed artists an opportunity to exhibit their work online. .default magazine will always be available to support artists who want to be a part of the magazine at info@defaultmagazine.com

.how?
.default magazine has been created by a strong team of writers and designers who closely follow trends in Turkey and beyond. It offers readers a wide variety of information and interactive experiences, with features like personalization with user friendly interface, striking graphics, videos, scenes from behind the camera, music and forwarding to your address.

.where?
At www.defaultmagazine.com from June 2010 onwards, with new artists and different topics each month in Turkish and English, free of charge.

I’m contributing with 8 pages of masks

Nude Paper (by Uwe Jens Bermeitinger & Hannes Deter)



My friends Uwe Jens Bermeitinger & Hannes Deter / Nu Projects is making quite some headlines, (heavy hitting Suddeutsche Zeitung in german) with his decidedly tounge-in-cheek, (no pun intended) celebration of all things nude in his NUDE Paper which just released issue #2
Expertly exploring & using fanzine esthetics they manages to come across as both dirty and innocent at the same time !
earlier NUDE posts here