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Backstage at S.R. STUDIO LA.CA., Spring/Summer 2020 http://bit.ly/2IpcgaG

marcjacobs: Aubrey Plaza at our THE MARC JACOB…

marcjacobs:

Aubrey Plaza at our THE MARC JACOBS Block Party in New York

Photographed by Cian Moore

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Gloria Vanderbilt at 10 Gracie Square, New York City. Richard Avedon, 1956

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JACK, FW19 LARRY MENS 

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fashionweeksfaves:

Versace Spring 2020 Menswear 

geyashvecova: Design graphics Geya Shvecova (…

geyashvecova:

Design graphics Geya Shvecova (Holographic Liquid_200119)

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artruby:

Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter, Chromo Sapiens, at the Icelandic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Pride Spotlight: Sam Shannon

Pride Spotlight: Sam Shannon

In celebration of Pride Month, we’re spotlighting some fantastic LGBTQ+ creators who inspire with their work, actions, and visuals. Here’s spectacular multidisciplinary artist Sam Shannon (pictured below). She directs, creates magical moving images, and has completed dozens of successful notable brand collaborations. We caught up with Sam on Pride, love, and here creative influences. 

What does Pride mean to you?

To me pride starts from the inside with respect and love for yourself. Every person deserves to feel proud of who they are on an individual level and as a part of a community. In this current political climate I can’t think of a more important time to remind ourselves of how strong our collective voice is and to continue to fight for LGBTQ+ rights.

How can we continue to support the LGBTQ+ community?

To support is to respect. If you practice respect for all people and spread that mindset it’s the most emotionally impactful way to support the LGBTQ+ community.

What’s your most unforgettable professional memory?

I recently directed a music video for Conrad Clifton. We spent three nights in the dead of winter shooting outside with temperatures below 15. The project was by no means the fanciest and certainly not the biggest budget but it had such heart. Filmmaking is about the team and when you experience a feeling of collectively working towards a single vision despite physically taxing circumstances, there’s nothing better.

Who’s your biggest creative influence?

As a director I try to look outside the film world for influence. I find painters, sculptors, and college artists extremely influential when I’m looking to define a mood for a film. My favorites are Ellsworth Kelly, Agnis Martin, Richard Serra, Matisse, and John Baldessari. Since I work a lot in fashion I also have a huge catalog of photographers that I reference such as Viviane Sassen. Stephen Shore, Martin Parr, and Wim Wenders.

 What works brings you the most satisfaction?

I think there’s this idea that a director has to be this intimidating military type figure, punishing people into making good art and that a temperamental and aggressive attitude is somehow forgivable in the pursuit of success or real art. I’ve never found satisfaction in demanding subservience and refuse to believe that you need that type of attitude to be respected or successful. It’s a tricky balance but respect is something you earn by being decisive yet above all kind. Satisfaction comes when I feel that I’ve hit that balance.

 Is love important in art?

I think that art is love, to fall in love with a piece of art or to love making it. My goal with every film is to create an immersive experience, however short, for someone to truly get lost in. It can be something challenging or have a political or social agenda but overall I strive for something that feels honest, all encompassing, overwhelming, land leaves you with an unforgettable memory, like true love.

Pride Spotlight: Brian Vu

Pride Spotlight: Brian Vu

In celebration of Pride Month, we’re spotlighting some fantastic LGBTQ+ creators who inspire with their work, actions, and visuals. First up, visionary photographer Brian Vu (pictured in self portraits below and above) talks Pride, scents, and his muses. 

What does Pride mean to you?

So many things! Pride is love, progress, equality, stories, education.

How can we continue to support the LGBTQ+ community?

Striving for equality in the work place and offering jobs to LGBTQ+ would be integral to the livelihood of our community. There are many of us who find it challenging to follow our passions due to such limited resources. People of color and trans people have to be at the front of the line.

What’s your most unforgettable professional memory?

When Tumblr had my artwork on a Times Square billboard a few years ago! I’ll never forget that. The team at Tumblr has always been supportive of me since I started my career.

Do you ever translate your dreams into your work?

Not at all, I rarely ever remember my dreams. I do have an imagination that runs wild whenever I begin any project. I have to chase these photographs in my head until I see their existence no matter how much work it takes to get there.

Who’s your biggest creative influence?

The QPOC community of artists here in New York City have influenced me more than anything ever has. Their presence in my daily life and in my photography has changed the way that I see the world for the better. They’re the strongest and most beautiful people I know.

What’s the weirdest source of inspiration for you?

Lately it’s been scents. I’ve been much more intentional in using my sense of smell. How can I make work feel so real that you can almost smell it?