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INTERVIEW: Photographer Olga Kott

Olga Kott is a multidisciplinary photographer and image-maker based in London. When she’s not delivering talks to inspire the next generation of creatives, shooting on site with brands and magazines, or creating self-directed work as part of Olga & Kay, Olga travels to all manner of new places in search of inspiration. Having joined me as a speaker at YOUNG GOLD TALKS last year, I caught up with Olga to find out what she’s been working on since then and what a day in the life of a professional photographer looks like… Why photography? How did you discover that you loved…

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The Sublime Photography of Lenara Choudhury

Lenara Choudhury is a freelance fashion photographer whose perfect no-frills images have occupied the pages of the best and brightest indie mags, shop fronts and lookbooks over the last couple of years. A soft blend of relaxed forms and clean edges usually in black and white, her work explores everything from the subtle movement of the human body to bold architectural shapes and contrasting natural textures. Shooting unique portraits with both film and digital, Lenara’s photography is stark without seeming harsh and beautiful without being cliched or saccharine. She has, it seems, a very natural affinity with the camera. Originally from Southampton Lenara made…

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Just a Few Reasons to Visit The Lomography Store

Do you know what I find funny? The fact that you can take a photo on your phone, open it in Instagram, slap a filter on it, save it to your camera roll, send it to a tiny printer and print off a shiny photo that looks like it was taken with a plastic camera. I discovered the world of Lomography just over 10 years ago, thanks to a friend and an amazing photographer’s portfolio that I stumbled across via MySpace and I’ve never been able to find since. These days, I’m heartened to see how the little-known movement has grown…

The Magnum Home: A Pop-Up Exhibition and Three Unmissable Events

This moth, Plinth, Magnum Photos and publisher Thames & Hudson are set to open the doors to The Magnum Home, a brilliant pop-up space that combines show-stopping interior design with inspiring photography from the Magnum archive. Located in a listed Georgian townhouse, just opposite the British Museum, the show is the culmination of a curatorial collaboration between Enow Eshun, creator of Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity, and Yinka Ilori, a designer and interior curator whose distinctive style draws on anything from Nigerian parables to London’s markets. The Magnum Home will house a full-scale exhibition comprised of shots from the Magnum archive titled Just Kids: Magnum…

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READ: Intern Magazine

Providing a prudent and clever look at contemporary culture and those that stoke and motivate it, Intern Magazine was founded on the simple and fundamental belief that young people are the future. The publication, a sleek and beautifully designed package of fresh ideas and unique projects, presents a fair, frank and balanced view of the creative industries and the world of work. By drawing on the experiences and points of view of a variety of people, from employers to interns themselves from around the world, the magazine succeeds in presenting a balanced and compelling discourse on a relatively controversial set of themes….

Sock Project: Portraits of Your Favourite Artists as Accessories

The endless debate of whether or not socks and sandals can ever truly be considered sartorially safe appears to have been settled thanks to a collaboration between stylist and blogger Kate Brien and photographer David Kitz. Not too long ago, we shared an image from the pair’s Art Socks series on our Instagram and were stupefied by the fervent love some of you showed the sock-sandal combinations. This project, a collection of portraits featuring fine art-inspired socks against vivid backdrops has fused a few of our favourite things; iconic paintings, jazzy sandals and colourful concrete, so naturally, we’re big fans….

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READ: Strange Plants by Zioxla

Strange Plants is a stunning celebration of a few of our favourite things, in book form. It is, as you might imagine, an exploration of the great value of plants in the everyday lives of creatives. We love this concept and were thrilled to discover more about the latest edition. The book has been so vastly popular that getting your hands on a first edition is a pretty unlikely feat, however, a second has been recently released. As we turn the pages, we’re met with stories of the many roles and influences that our little green friends have had upon…