Kerstin John | A dream is a wish that our heart makes!
Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shoot the fall/winter 2010/11 Balmain campaign starring Kate Moss. The renowned fashion photographers set up four surveillance-style cameras to capture Moss’s unbridled performance on set. The short film, titled Everglade, takes its name from the haunting Antony and the Johnsons song that serves as its soundtrack. It marks the latest instance of the Dutch duo’s intentionally blurring the boundaries of reality. “Surrealism is always there in our work, whether it’s in camera or through computer manipulation,” says Van Lamsweerde. “We’ve had the idea for this video for some time. We are fascinated with the different realities going on in one shoot and so the music, the animation, Kate’s movements and the camera angle represent these layers of perception.” With animated illustrations by artist Jo Ratcliffe (in collaboration with Bouwine Pool for Sherbet), the film not only captures Moss in action, but also aims to represent a fantasy inner world.
If you want to see some amazing photography go to the Fahey/Klein Gallery on 148 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90036. They are showing Billy & Hells work at the moment. It’s stunning and worth the trip. The two artists are from Berlin. Andreas Oettinger and Anke Linz met in 1986. After having discovered their shared love of photography realized that they were both admirative of Diane Arbus, Arthur Fellong, Lucas Cranach, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, they began cosigning fascinating portraits recognized in 2007 by the national portrait gallery of London with the Taylor Wessing portrait prize.
Vogue Italia August 2012
Shot by: Vincent Peters
Styling: Valentina Serra
Model: Sophie Sumner
Written and Directed by Martin Papapzian
Produced by Robert A. Papazian and James G. Hirsch
Cast: Martin Papazian, Tristan Lake Leabu, Audrey Marie Anderson, AJ Cook, Azura Skye, Tom Irwin, Taylor Kinney, Lombardo Boyer, Ronnie Gene Blevens, with Laura San Giacomo and Charles S. Dutton
LEAST AMONG SAINTS movingly illustrates a man’s hard-fought road towards reconciling with his better self. Coming home to a broken marriage and uncertain future, veteran Anthony Hayward (Papazian) thinks he’s at the end of his rope. But when his troubled ten year-old neighbor, Wade (Tristan Lake Leabu), calls out for help, Anthony can’t seem to turn away. To the dismay of the boy’s embattled social worker (Laura San Giacomo), Anthony sets out on a fool’s quest to help this heartbroken but hard to reach child find his long-lost father, who might not even exist. Yet in the midst of this new mission – the first that seems to matter since his return — Anthony begins to come to grips with both the costs of war and the universal power of human connection. As the film builds to an emotional climax, Papazian finds both the gravity and the grace in ordinary, flawed characters pushed to extraordinary acts of compassion and decency.