Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hippie Hill

On a recent expedition in search of that moment in life when nothing is sure and everything is transient, I ended up in San Francisco on one of the city’s favorite holidays: 4/20. I was greeted by thousands of people who had flocked to Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park to spend the day enjoying [...]

The Portrait Machine Project

Carlo van de Roer has spent the last several years photographing people with an aura camera. Developed in the 1970′s by an American scientist, the attempt is to record what a psychic might see. The subject is connected to the modified Polaroid Land camera by sensors measuring electromagnetic biofeedback. Readings are generated, which are translated into a [...]

Santa Rosalina

Photographer Linda Brownlee and native Sicilian stylist Aisling Farinella spent Easter creating a portrait of Palermo using models, street cast from local women, and fashion from the archive of designer Simone Rocha. The characters they’ve captured are strong and feminine, steeped in religion and confidence. Above image: Giorgia wears SS12 pattern lace and net frill [...]

Slow Friday Animal Videos

On this slow, rainy Friday before the long weekend, the best we have to offer over here is some videos of animals and children. The first is a baby elephant swimming in the ocean for the first time. The second is a crippled lion and his friends, who are wiener dogs. The last one is [...]

Reinterpreting the Ring Cycle

It took Samantha Casolari four days to shoot the four cycles of Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” (the Ring Cycle) at New York’s famed Metropolitan Opera. Using a Canon 5D Mark II, the Italian-born, New York-based photographer and filmmaker captured the full dress rehearsals with a discerning eye and surreal predisposition. Approximately seven days [...]

Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn-bred novelist, artist and philosopher Henry Miller was likewise disparaged and lauded for his alternative moral code. Judgments to which he responded, in his 1934 novel Tropic of Capricorn, “The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” In his attempt to “live,” Miller [...]

Escapes From Paradise

At Dossier, we’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Elle Muliarchyk a number of times on fashion editorials. Each time, the result has been a complex and highly saturated tale—both in color and character. So when Elle wrote me with news of her latest project, “Escapes from Paradise,” with a subject line reading: My most [...]

Dossier x Space 15 Twenty’s Bazaaaaar

To celebrate global fashion and the African continent, in particular, we’ve teamed up with Urban Outfitter’s Space 15 Twenty for a month-long pop-up shop in Hollywood, titled BAZAAAAAR. Beyond our general support of global fashion, our soon-to-debut Spring/Summer 2013 issue features a portfolio of notable fashion brands either based or producing in Africa. Covering a [...]

The New Guard

“I don’t think I exploded onto the scene. It’s definitely been hard work.” Christopher Esber is something of a rising star. While the expression appears a devastating, hopeless cliché, in Esber’s case it’s very much true – the 25-year-old designer grows more luminous with each collection. At just 23 he made his Mercedes Benz Australian [...]