Category Archives: Interviews

Ariel Pink Takes Over

Like many people, I first discovered Ariel Pink when he was self-producing albums from his bedroom in Los Angeles reminiscent of the great lo-fi king R. Stevie Moore. I never would have imagined that a few years later, his infectious sound- a mix of pop music and drum sounds made with his mouth- would be [...]

Juliet Knuth in Conversation

This past winter, Pratt Institute’s senior painting students suffered an immeasurable loss of their work when an electrical fire burned down their studio space. At the time, these artists were working on their thesis shows, many of which were destroyed. This unimaginable scenario initially seemed devastating and yet it proved to be a surprising catalyst [...]

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 [...]

Made in Berlin

MADE is one of those improbable places that actually exist, and I’m glad it does. An art-funding project geared towards collaboration, MADE provides artists with what it modestly describes as its “toolbox”: a 4500-square-foot space in Berlin designed by the architect Alexis Dornier, with an adaptable layout and customized lighting system, in which to do [...]

Shoplifter

Hrafnildur Arnardottir, socially known by her unusually misguided nickname, Shoplifter, is a mixed media artist. Originally from Iceland, Shoplifter is now actively beautifying the New York art scene with her multi-facetted interdisciplinary art practice. This past week I attended the unveiling of Shoplifter’s most recent installation piece, displayed at the Summer Solstice Reyka event on the roof top of [...]

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 [...]

Louis W. for A.P.C.

For his second collaboration with A.P.C., designer Louis Wong is out to re-invent the classic American leather jacket. With references such as the iconic jacket worn by Tom Cruise in Top Gun, (or even the jacket Matthew Broderick wore in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) Louis aims to de-throne the now ubiquitous rock-n-roll black leather jacket [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]