Let Them Eat Soap

The inspiration for the shoot was provided by a friend’s garments, which she’d made in response to a creative brief. The designs were inspired by Marie Antoinette – a familiar female historical figure. She was a polarising monarch in the 18th century, despised by the poor for her detachment from the everyday realities of the...

Hermaphroditus & Salmacis

The origins of the word androgynous can be traced back to a myth in Aristophanes speech in Plato’s Symposium; that people used to be spherical creatures, with two bodies attached back to back. There were three sexes: male people were from the sun, female people from the earth, and androgynous people who came from the...

Double Folly

Double Folly is a series by Barcelona based photographer Alba Yruela, focusing on fabrics and colors. The models are twins, hence the referential title. Photographer: Alba Yruela, Stylist: Ahida Agirre, Art Direction: Maria Pratts, Models: Blanca F & Laura F, Make up: Ana Cano

BLUE

This is a series based on my own experiences that depict the different shades of depression; both the ups and the downs. Illustrations: Beth Richardson

White Nights

White Nights is inspired entirely by the song of the same name by the band Priest – my interpretation of this song is that its about an overwhelming feeling of disconnect, not fitting in and trying to convince yourself that your fine but in reality your struggling with these inner demons. In the end there’s this hope...

Future Feelings

These images were commissioned for a magazine that then turned them down because “models were ugly, and not agency models” and “the pictures look cheap and “raritas” that, means “weirdos”. But the pictures weren’t meant to be about agency shots, they are about friendship: About how future relationships evolve, no genders, no “formal” things, no jealousy...

McBling: The Early 2000s You Always Knew Existed

Tube tops, lip gloss, and Juicy Tracksuits are back whether you like it or not. While some refer to this era as the “Naughties” or “Early 2000s”, another name is circulating through the Internet. Enter McBling. The name was coined through a Facebook page in 2016 and has generated over 5,000 members. The admin of...

Un Jour Dans L’annee

Un Jour Dans L’annee tells the story of an estranged couple who are doomed to resuscitate their dead relationship every year on one special day – Valentines Day. Tension and resentment build until, resulting in a showdown until one of them gives in. Until next year. A film by Jodie Deakin Director: Jodie Deakin, Co-Director: Jay...

I’m In A Serious Relationship With My Food

I’m in a Serious Relationship with My Food is a series that highlights the basic necessity and the infinite complexities relating to the human being’s profound connection to food.  With an unsettling air, these photos capture excess, insanity, privilege and options.  I wanted to make the scenes overwhelming, intimate and perverted, forcing the viewer into...

Is the ‘Anti-Fashion Movement’ Just Another Trend?

Chanel not only invented ingenious ways of making women look twenty years younger, but she also contrived brilliant inventions for making them look expensively poor. – Cecil Beaton The Life of Pablo concert started and the migrant chic fashion show started and they were both wonderful. – Anna Wintour’s much-criticised description of the Adidas Yeezy season...

Science Fiction Is For White People

The concept of science fiction was built for white people; it took off near the start of the Industrial Revolution and age of Enlightenment in Europe. Scifi is then a very Eurocentric box, though The Arabian Nights and other folklore may contain elements of scifi. Scifi is an expansion, along with technology, in the human...

Building A Skincare Routine On A Budget

Skincare-ing errs towards the “proper adult” end of the beauty spectrum. By which I mean, kind of boring, fundamentally rooted in delayed gratification, and, most importantly, bloody expensive. The inevitable transition from wipes ‘n’ body lotion to a full, protecting, illuminating, nice-skin-maximising routine can be an overwhelming process. But it need not be so. There...