Mariano Vivanco is a fashion photographer from Lima (Perù) that divides his time between London and New York, regularly shooting for internationally renowned magazines such as, Dazed & Confused, Vogue Nippon, Vogue Homme Nippon, Numero, Another Magazine, Man About Town, Allure, Details, GQ Italy, L'Uomo Vogue, 10 and 10 Man.
He worked for the italian brands Dolce&Gabbana and Cesare Paciotti shoes and in 2008 he published Ninety Five Chapel Market. A retrospective look at his first years in London, documenting the likes of Sienna Miller, David Gandy and Lily Cole to name a few, at the start of their careers.
“My next thing is that I want to do this television series. I’ve got a voice…the context would be climate change and science, but you can’t keep telling people that because they’d just say “what can you do about it.” It would have lots of kids in it, like a chat show, with kids, and whatever science is there it would have to be child friendly – I want to understand it, so it would have to be child-level science! But we need to make it clear that we can do things and there is a chance to change the system. I’d get loads of personalities involved: Sting, and Prince Charles- I have no idea if he would come on but I’d ask – and then there’s people like Liam Gallagher, who’s freaking out about bees… I don’t want to go on about it because I’m worried that I’ll talk myself out of it. The most important thing for people to do is get a life! Start looking at words in the dictionary, start understanding who you are and what the past is all about. Stop sucking up all of this consumerism. You might as well put something into your existence while you’re fortunate enough to have it. I want people to stop buying clothes! I’ve got lots of people that work for me, and when I tell them that I’d really like to go bankrupt they say “what about me!” and I reassure them that I’m joking, but I would. I’d find much more interesting things to do, I think.” Vivienne Westwood today.
Rag & Bone
Sam Scott Schiavo is a italo-american photographer born and raised in Philadelphia.
Through various adventures on both sides of Atlantic, he has made Italy is home for nearly
His unique style is a mix of cinema, underground, neorealismo and film noir and gets you into an elegant and nostalgic world where everything is as pure as fascinating.
Nowadays Sam lives and works in his two studios between Milan and Vienna.
A book? ...of course, there's one coming up, and we can hardly wait to have it
Here is ART-OPOLOGY interview with this talented photographer:
what is your idea of beauty?
Is there any person you'd like as a model?
Well, if i could go back some years ... I would of loved to have shot a youthful Joe Dellasandro and years ago there was my idea of perfection of a male model, Scott Benoit, he was like a Roman statue. Naturally, also from the past, so many Divas of cinema I would have loved to have shot, they were great beauties not relying on photoshop! In their day, Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Bardot and for me the pair Catherine Spaak and Jane Birkin were in the 60's fashion & beauty ICONS that were so au courant...
Give us 3 key words to define the italian styleI am afraid to say that 'Italian Style' may be loosing ground, becoming boring and uncreative ... it really needs to return to it's roots: modern, sleek and innovative.
What is inspiration for you? How do you get inspired?I am inspired often by films, or a reflection of a moment from my past or I see a face that inspires me to create an editorial for them. Often a nostalgic moment can turn into a very modern idea!
Any new projects?I have many projects in 'my hat', the Southern Italian blood in me sometimes makes me superstitious to speak about them all! But i have various editorials I am organizing for the spring and am working almost everyday editing my first book 'CARNAL REMAINS' which i hope to have published in the near future.
Tell us your perfect soundtrack for a photosessionThe perfect soundtrack when i shoot is a retro mix which includes France Joli's Come to Me, many Donna Summer tunes mixed with Jean Carne, Chaka Kahn, Teddy Pendergrass, Candi Staton with some Amy Winehouse.
Katsen - Where Nobody Can Find Us.
Video, music, and the joy it fills me with all provided by Katsen.Following on from their debut album "It Hertz!", indie-electronic-pop duo Katsen has returned to us with a new EP, "Basic Pleasure Unit." The 5 track EP features 3 brand new songs, an extended mix of a day dreamers delight “Florian” and from their album “It Hertz!”, the pop-tastic gem “Where nobody can find us”.
1. Where Nobody Can Find Us
2. Accidents In The Home
3. A Soulless Party
4. A Pulse
5. Florian (Luminous Vinyl Mix)
"Basic Pleasure Unit" can be purchased from the bands website: http://www.katsen.com/
Documentary through Visionary Architecture from Le Corbusier's Algiers Obus Plan to the Superstudio Continuous Monument or Plug-in-city by Archigram.
On sale at Amazon from 22nd February.
World charts are waiting for them, it's just a matter of time.
FREE DOWNLOAD OF Provocateur - Leave Her To Heaven (Redlight Remix) HERE