Author Archives: Skye Parrott

Julia Leach In Conversation

One of my primary interests when profiling people for Dossier has always been those who do multiple things and somehow manage to do them well. A few months ago I met Julia Leach at Wieden and Kennedy, where she works as a creative director. I knew that she had come there from Kate Spade, where [...]

Maryam Nassir Zadeh In Conversation

Skye Parrott: Can you tell me a little about your background? How did you grow up, what were your parents like? Maryam Nassir Zadeh: My parents grew up in London and met in the ’60s; they fell in love in their early twenties while on a blind date. They wanted to raise a family of [...]

Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize

Contour for Getty Images asked us to let our readers know that they are accepting applicants for the first annual Getty Images Portrait Prize. The winner will be determined by a panel of distinguished judges, led by photographer Peter Lindbergh. The winner will receive a grant of $10,000 and a exhibition of their work at Polka [...]

Marie-Louise Mogensen In Conversation

A mutual friend suggested I meet Marie-Louise Mogensen when she was in New York last year. She showed up for our lunch at Reynaud’s toting a big bag of clothes from her Baserange, all of which she insisted I keep. They were mostly the wrong size, because our friend had told her I was much [...]

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 [...]

Magic Hour

To coincide with the opening of the 2013 Urs Fischer exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, MOCAtv commissioned director Tara Subkoff to make a short film about LA. The end result, Magic Hour, was written by Tara Subkoff and Tatiana von Furtsentberg, stars Chloe Sevigny and Alexander Yulish, and features music by [...]

Coachella Saguaro Revelries, Take One

Out in Palm Springs, Dossier spent the first weekend of Coachella at the Saguaro Hotel. The usually laid-back property took it up a notch with parties hosted by Sky Ferreira for Forever 21, A Club Called Rhonda for Revolve Clothing, Harley Viera-Newton, Agyness Deyn and Henry Holland. These photos by Doug Neill offer a snapshot of the weekend, and a [...]

If Celebrities Moved to Oklahoma

I don’t think these photos of celebrities as they would look in Oklahoma are meant to be anything more than funny, but they feel like an unintentionally poignant commentary on fame. Many of these people originally became famous for something, but over time many have just morphed into being famous for being famous. I like [...]