Monthly Archives: March 2012

Sarah Girner

In getting to know a person, separating them from their art becomes more and more challenging. So it is with a certain biased pleasure that I ask the German-American photographer Sarah Girner about the creative geyser from which her images spring. We are at a table at a Vietnamese place in New York City’s Chinatown. [...]

SXSW: A Diary

When the Los Angeles-based photographer Lauren Ward headed down to the Austin, Texas music festival SXSW to bunk with Roy Harper, Jonathan Wilson and his band next door to Robert Plant‘s house, no less, we asked her to catalogue her adventure in images—from the endless live music to the eclectic attendees to the general weirdness [...]


A portrait of a frenetic Christopher Walken takes over both the psychic and physical space on the second floor of the old Dia Center for the Arts in Chelsea. The actor appears contemplative, his life experience revealed through lines on his face rendered in a volcano of warm reds, yellows and oranges; his facial hair [...]

I Must Confess I Still Believe

Three girls, one Polaroid camera and stickers by the bucketload – that’s how these pictures came about. It’s 2012 and it’s all about being relevant in this Tumblr obsessed generation. Posting and reblogging are the order of the day. We eat LOLcats for breakfast. Yet, sometimes you just want to get your hands dirty. Enter [...]

March Mix

Every month, artist Sam Falls makes a mix and sends it out to a group of friends. He also shares the playlists as a monthly feature here. They are compiled from the daily mixes he makes in his studio while working and are deliberately unthemed. Click here to download the March mix.

Boys Of Summer

Tanlines. The word, the name, conjures up not just the literal stain of the sun on your skin, but also that end-of-summer feeling when the traces of those hot nights, and sun-drenched days at the beach fade away and nostalgia for it all kicks in almost as soon as September rears its head. Tanlines, the [...]

In Conversation with Compound Eye

Compound Eye are swiftly entering into the coveted periphery of New York City’s musical consciousness. With their debut LP Origin of Silence (The Spring Press), Drew McDowall and Tres Warren mark out a sound that is as traditional as it is experimental. Their drone, motif, repetition and electronic synthesis could be the vibrations of a new sound [...]


“Looking for a future with a positive, vibrant energy.” This is how Rei Kawakubo described her Comme des Garçons Spring/Summer collection to Amy Spindler of The New York Times in 1995, although the designer could just as well have been talking about Paris at that exact moment. *95 (IN PARIS, THE OUTSIDERS ARE OFFICIALLY IN) [...]

Matt Ducklo and Matthew Monteith In Conversation

When Gertrude Stein declared, “A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears,” she was challenging artists to shift their perceptions. The upcoming exhibition at the Fondation d’Enterprise Hermès, opening March 16, takes the assignment a step further, tasking not only the artist but also the subject of the work [...]

Paris Creative Workshops

Dossier contributor and longtime friend André Wolff is leading a series of fashion photography workshops in Paris, starting in July. The Swedish photographer has been based in Paris for a bit more than a decade, shoots for everyone, teaches at Parsons, and has now launched Paris Creative Workshops, whose inaugural course will be in the [...]