PARIS FASHION WEEK: Backstage at Balmain and Lutz Huelle Spring/Summer 2013
The City of Lights is in the grip of Paris Fashion Week, with Dior lined up this afternoon. As ever, the Wonderland backstage photographer was there to record the excitement behind the catwalk. Today, we feature loose braids at Balmain and delicate veils at Lutz Huelle – bonus points if you can spot a certain […]
LONDON FASHION WEEK: Backstage at Meadham Kirchhoff – Special Report
This season, Meadham Kirchhoff got all knotted up and sent down a collection populated by ladies-in-waiting straight from Marie Antoinette’s court – ribbons, hats and all. We spoke to hairstylist James Pecis about the 18th century Parisienne dame look.
London Fashion Week: Backstage at Aminika Wilmont, Fashion Fringe and Nasir Mazhar S/S 2013
In the last of our backstage photo-blogs, we went behind the scenes at Aminika Wilmont, Fashion Fringe and Nasir Mazhar. Scraped-back hair and Mars-Attacks fringes at Aminika, candyfloss quiffs at Fashion Fringe and No 1s shaves at Nasir – all we can say is that it’s all about the hair.
EMERGING: Antonio Marguet
best way to fix your credit Surreal, plastic and really rather fantastic: that’s Antonio Marguet‘s photography to a tee. Ahead of his solo show at Hirst-owned gallery Other Criteria, we talk to the Saatchi Gallery New Sensations shortlist-er about his hyper-glossy art.
EMERGING: Josh Greet
We’ve all spent our share of time scrolling Tumblr’s infinite supply of animated gifs, but young photographer Josh Greet took things further and started making his own. And in between shooting gifs for Adidas Originals and Illustrated People, the Plymouth College of Art graduate isn’t short of work.
EMERGING: Karen Storey
In an age of Instagram and smartphones, we’re swamped in a constant stream of pictures. So imagine how refreshing it is when a newcomer rips up the rulebook and creates images from a leftfield perspective. Self-taught photographer Karen Storey works with light installations and props to create a surreal environment.
DEUTSCHE BORSE PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE: Stefanie Braun
Photography is big business now, and there’s none bigger than the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. Now in its sixteenth year, the prize clocks in at a higher value than the Turner Prize. Wonderland talks to curator Stefanie Braun, who put together this year’s stunning show.
POPPY DE VILLENEUVE: Dusk Until Dawn
These days, ex-model Poppy De Villeneuve’s feels more comfortable behind the lens. No wonder, seeing as her dad’s the photographer who discovered Twiggy. We talk to her about her new collaborative photography project, ‘Dusk Until Dawn’.
TWELFTH MAN PROJECT: The alternative Olympians
how to get your ex back Olympics coverage has (already) hit saturation point and we’re bored of seeing super-serious athletes with their game face on. That’s why the Twelfth Man Project is so refreshing: photos of everyday Londoners in their best sporting gear, beautifully set against the hustle and bustle of the city. We interview […]
DENNIS MORRIS: This Is The One
Dennis Morris is the first man of British music photography – bar none. His iconic pictures of Bob Marley and Johnny Rotten have graced the walls of many a first-year uni student’s walls. This time, he’s back with a photo book of the Stone Roses, This Is The One. Wonderland talks to the maestro himself.
MARCO SANGES: Phantasmagoria
Enigmatic London-based photographer Marco Sanges has shot for everyone from Vogue to Agent Provocateur, offering up his mysterious, erotic take on black and white photography. He takes time off before the launch of Phantasmagoria, his exhibition at Proud Camden, to reveal his inspirations.
KRISTY LEIBOWITZ: journalism meets art
Photographer Kristy Leibowitz boldly trains her eye on artists and models, capturing their essence and character in ways that surprise, shock and charm. Wonderland talks to her about her tabloid and Daily Mail roots, and how a Busta Rhymes music video kickstarted her photography career.
IN PHOTOS: Gabriel Bruce at Electricity Showrooms
Hip-swiveling crooner Gabriel Bruce is set to take over Shoreditch’s Electricity Showrooms this summer, in a five day perma-slot until August 16th. Battling our way through the hordes, we took these intimate stills from the residency’s opening show last night.
EMERGING… Neringa Rekasiute
Russian doll princesses, nature goddesses with pet pheasants: Neringa Rekasiute takes pictures of magic, transforming her models into peculiar, ethereal fairy tales. Wonderland speaks to her about deadlines, visions, and how anyone can be a photographer – even a monkey.
LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN – Xander Zhou, YMC
Day one of London’s mens fashion week is over – having fun so far? Here, we sneak behind the scenes at Xander Zhou and YMC’s swish showcases.
IF YOU LEAVE: Black × Motto, Berlin
A part of an ongoing pop-up exhibition at Motto’s Berlin store, If You Leave – artist and curator Laurence Von Thomas’s 2009-present digital and print series which invites contributions from shoegazing and boundary-pushing photographers the globe over – presented its second bound volume “Black” on Friday. He spoke Wonderland about it.
SEXUAL SELECTION – Natacha Merritt
US photographer Natacha Merritt‘s newest book, Sexual Selection, pits scenes of unsimulated sex and sexual masochism against super high-res plantlife imagery. She spoke to Wonderland about the racy volume, released earlier this month.
That’s (British) Entertainment – from Thomas Pink
Thomas Pink are a brand steeped in British heritage. Founded in the 18th century, the original Mr Pink designed one of the most iconic pieces of British clothing – the hunting coat worn by Masters of Foxhounds – as well as designing finely tailored shirts that are amongst the best in the world in today’s […]
The dark adventures of JAMES STOPFORTH
James Stopforth is a 25 year old London-based photographer. Wonderland talked to him about the “dark adventures” that inspire his work…
WONDERKIND: William Eckersley’s Dark City
For such a closed sardine tin of a city, London has an uncanny knack of looking lonely, especially at night: its cobbled passageways uninhabited, acidic and po-faced. That is, according to William Eckersley’s newest volume of photographic portraiture, Dark City. For a number of years, Eckersley roamed the area’s streets in search of naturally-occurring scenes […]
WONDERKIND: Jacob Sutton
Having shot for the likes of Interview, The New York Times and Loewe, Jacob Sutton is one of the most chased photographers in the fashion industry. He spent much of this year exploring film, live action and stop motion techniques for the first time, and sits down with Wonderland to talk us through the projects […]
Snap, Snap, Collect
Ethical brand, Collective – who pride themselves on providing fairly made products supplied from sustainable sources – have partnered with iconic photographer Terry O’Neill for a limited edition run of tees and vests. Adorned with some of the photographers greatest images including snaps of Mick Jagger, Naomi Campbell and a crucified Raquel Welch, the Collective […]
Beginners Competition – One Week Left!
We share some of our favourite images so far from our Beginners competition – a £700 camera kit could still be yours!
Visual artist, Chris Levine uses an array of lasers, optics and LEDs as well as natural light to create his alluring images. Rising to prominence in 2004 with his portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Lightness of Being (which is currently touring the country as part of The Queen: Art and Image through […]
Artful Eye: Boyd Holbrook
Actor, director and scriptwriter, Boyd Holbrook, features in the current issue of Wonderland Magazine as part of our “LA Story” feature (curated by photographer Paul Jasmin) where he shares his film making experiences with us. On top of his involvement in the acting world, Holbrook has also worked under photographer David Armstrong and is also […]
Well known for his satirical interpretation of the British classes through his artwork, Martin Parr is currently showing his retrospective at Gateshead’s BALTIC gallery. Francesca Gavin talks to the photographer about his covert approach to attaining his shots and being unashamedly middle class.