Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. This week I am taking a moment to reflect on the best advice I’ve ever received and share that with all of you here on THRIVE. When I was in the 7th grade I had an English teacher that we all called Ms. J. Ms. J was beloved by a lot of students because of her ability to be fun and high energy, while also very tough. She was a classic “Oh Captain, My Captain” type. Sometime during our very first week of classes, our very first week of middle school, the very first time we…
Photographer: Sara Kerens ( Instagram ) Stylist & Project Manager: Anastasia Skutar ( Instagram ) MUA: Taisia Evseeva ( Instagram ) Model: Valerie Albertovna ( Instagram ) Dress: Vintage / Trench: Topshop / Beads: Belt Diva Dress: United Colors of Benetton / Scarf Stylist: Property / Knee Socks: Calzedonia Blouse: Anastasia Skutar / Trousers: Zara / Cap: vintage / Shoes: Camper Dress: Sultanna Frantsuzova / Blouse: ASOS / Tights: H&M / Hat: Reserved / Beads: Diva Skirt as Dress: Zara
Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive: Once upon a time I was really into photography, but then I stopped for a whole bunch of different reasons, mostly related to a day job. I want to get back into it but it has been YEARS and most of my new friends don’t know me as an “artist”. Do I pick this up again without explaining to them? Can I hide it from them until I am good again? Ugh, help. –Snapless Dear Snapless, First things first… Take a deep breath! We are all so quick to beat ourselves…
Photographer & Art Director: Annah Hughes Model: Chloe Waggett Annah Hughes is a 22 year old visual artist based in the UK. She graduated in art direction, photography and graphic design from the Manchester School of Art. Her focus lies in photographing real women in the real world, capturing their unique and distinct personalities, innocence and depth through intimate images. The idea behind her photoshoot was to explore the concept of individual’s versatile appearances, concentrating on the human form and aesthetics in a series of intimate photos.
Label: Flare Street Photographer: Conner Sorensen Model: Andrea Lua Model: Emily Landers Stylist: Emily Landers & Andrea Lua Producer: Nik Shimmin Set Design: Vintage Desert Homes Wardrobe: Flare Street, Raquel Allegra, Stax and Stone, Parks and Lea, I’m With the Band and Jam Vintage Melbourne label, Flare Street, has built a cult following in their hometown and around the world. From models and influencers such as Stephania Ferrario, Kristina Mendonca, Murielle Van Schaik & Hannah Perera wearing them to musicians such as No Frills Twins, Nicole Millar and the Flaming Lips. The Melbourne Made label has been featured in Vogue Italia, Yen Magazine, Fashion Week Online, Sticks and Stones Agency,…
Model: Brianne ( Instagram ) Photographer: Thomas H P Jerusalem, MUTE Photography ( Instagram ) Thomas H.P. Jerusalem of MUTE Photography is a German photographer living and working in the Western suburbs of Chicago, IL. After living in London, UK for four years, he relocated to Chicago, in 2004. Thomas H.P. Jerusalem is specialized in fashion and conceptual photography with a focus on Magazine, editorial and commercial work. His work has been published in the US and in international magazines including ESTETICA USA, Italian VOGUE/PhotoVogue, FHM, Dark Beauty, Kaltblut, Dodho. He is a PhotoVOGUE Gold Artist, and has been listed in the ONE LIFE 2012 Catalog and is represented…
Photographer: Ismael Quintanilla III ( Instagram ) Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band at ACL Live, Austin TX
Photographer: Daria Mishchenko ( Instagram ) Make-Up Artist: Alena Sergievskaya ( Instagram ) Designer: Tatiana Fedyunina ( Instagram ) Model: Nick Frank ( Instagram )
Photography by: Mike Manewitz ( Instagram ) Words by: Trish Connelly ( Instagram ) It’s a guarantee that any acts following Levitation Presents are certain to be worthy of your attention. Last Friday night The Reverberation Appreciation Society curated a remarkable lineup consisting of touring bands and local performers alike for an unbeatable price at Barracuda, located in the heart of downtown Austin. With consistent live music running on both inside and outside stages as well as visuals by Ether Wave & Vision System, there was no shortage of psychedelic stimuli to immerse oneself in. The night started off with hypnotic live sets from Austin’s own Hidden Ritual,…
Photographer: Mona Cordes ( Instagram ) Model: Davy ( Instagram ) Styling: Mona Cordes & Saphire ( Instagram ) Makeup: Mona Cordes, Davy & Saphire Hair: Rohmarra Kerr ( Instagram ) Clothing: Search and Destroy Vintage ( Instagram ) Jewelry: Saphire from Brighton The series was shot on a wonderful autumn day out in the park in beautiful light in North/East London in Stoke Newington. It is an all-girls power shoot collaboration.
Photography & Words: Taylor Wallace Venue: Mohawk, Austin TX It can be hard to open a show on a Monday night, but Loafer (Austin, TX) didn’t have any trouble. They’re a three piece with tight bass, wonderfully nasty guitar, and a singing drummer. The guitar tones and style were reminiscent of the late Christopher Reimer from the band Women and the vocals were full of honest energy. Most of all, they looked like they were having fun. The Glazers (Austin, TX) brought their A game to this show, as they always do. Stephen, Austin, and Jake seemed a little subdued before the set, but as soon as…
Photography & Words: Taylor Wallace Venue: Cheer Up Charlies, Austin TX All the way from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Brilliant Beast showed everyone at Cheer Up Charlies (Austin, TX) what a tight shoegaze band sounds like. People immediately gathered shoulder to shoulder around the stage when the band got started. Their sound was so big and their tones were so thick, it was impossible to ignore them. On stage not even the Texas heat could keep the band from rocking and rolling. They were all super friendly and happy to play their songs for some fresh ears. If you find yourself in Minneapolis look them up! …
Photographer: Raphael Umscheid ( Instagram ) Wand and Darto at Barracuda in Austin, TX || October 13th
Photographer: Anny Hall Stylist: Kate Konn Makeup & Hair: Mary Elizova Model: Vika NO NAME vintage Denim – RIFLE jeans Sweatshirt – NCAA Ohio State Buckeyes Denim – RIFLE jeans Jacket – Calvin Klein Jeans Overalls – Vittorio Rossi
Model: Angelique Fioramonte Photographer: Amber Maree
Photographer: Nadia Rompas ( Website ) Muse: Emma Stylist: Linda Wang MUA: Clodia Marland
Photographer: Debjyoti Das ( Instagram ) Fashion: Pinkpyjama | Niyati Hirani ( Instagram ) Hair & MUA: Shefali Surve ( Instagram ) Muse: Edita ( Instagram ) at Sky Model Management ( Instagram ) Wardrobe: Huemn ( Instagram ) Photo Assistant: Prathap ( Instagram ) Retouching: Lidia Stolyarova ( Instagram ) Curated by: Rupika Goyal ( Instagram ) I ran to the playground and saw our favourite mango tree We used to climb up and see the sunset there. Remembering how tiny feet would crawl into the thinnest of branches, and here we laugh while the tree stares at us. It is as grand as before, but old now.…
Photographer: Ismael Quintanilla III ( Instagram ) Mac DeMarco and The Flaming Lips at ACL Live, Austin TX
Visual Artist / Designer / Photographer: Joanne Jones ( Instagram ) Joanne Jones’ series “Isle in the Fog” was shot at Coney Island on Kodak Portra 800 in August, 2017. It’s a contemplative look at a place that blurs the line between our dreams and our reality, our pasts and our present.
Model: Linden Jackson ( Instagram ) Photographer: Thomas H P Jerusalem, MUTE Photography ( Instagram ) Thomas H.P. Jerusalem of MUTE Photography is a German photographer living and working in the Western suburbs of Chicago, IL. After living in London, UK for four years, he relocated to Chicago, in 2004. Jerusalem is specialized in fashion and conceptual photography with a focus on magazine, editorial and commercial work. His work has been published in the US and in international magazines including ESTETICA USA, Italian VOGUE/PhotoVogue, FHM, Dark Beauty. Kaltblut, Dodho. He is a PhotoVOGUE Gold Artist, and has been listed in the ONE LIFE 2012 Catalog and is represented by…
Photographer: Belladetta Peresa ( Instagram ) Artist / Model: Mino Wu ( Instagram ) The title for the photoshoot “Flying Fish” comes from model Mino’s name meaning “little fish”, yet she possesses the capability to break boundaries and go for the unexpected, knowing no limitation. Her solo art exhibition “Story of Our Eyes” creates an immersive experience for her audience in order to empower positive body imaging. The exploration of identity through the eyes of sexuality and race is explored through a sculptural and performance based practice that interrogates the relationship between representation and identity. Belladetta’s topless photoshoot delivers a message about being comfortable in your own skin despite…
Photographer: Alex Q ( Instagram ) Model: Lina Alex Q’s photoshoot for “Lina” was shot in the Ligury coast of Italy. The amazing setting of the wild Ligurian coast inspired Lina and Alex to walk into the woods without any preconceived ideas in mind. They allowed their surroundings to lead them where they may, only stopping where and when Mother Nature told them the place was a choice one for a photograph. Haiku 97. “Ola por ola el mar lo sabe todo pero se olvida” Mario Benedetti – Rincòn de Haikus
Photographer: Taylor Wallace ( Instagram ) Houseplants from Grand Rapids, Michigan Rare Magic from Austin, Texas
Photographer: Aleksey Zubarev Stylist: Anny Make Up and Hair: Tamara Yavorskaya Model: Anastasia
Photographer: Inna Mosina ( Instagram )
Photographer: Ismael Quintanilla III ( Instagram ) Hanson live at Emo’s, Austin TX
Photographer: Julia Strelkova Make-Up: Liza Kosheleva Stylist: Anastasia Kosyakova Model: Nastya (Andy Fiord Models)
Photography & Styling: Sarah Anne Wu ( Instagram ) Model: Alena Renay ( Instagram ) Crystallized explores themes of preserving distant dreams and memories, and the alteration that said dreams take over time.
Photographer: Natalia Samoilova Stylist: Veronica Karitskaya Makeup Artist: Anastasiya Pahranichnaya Hair: Ekaterina Barazna Models: Caroline from L-MODELS Model Management & Kate Gusarova from NAGORNY Model Management According to legend, mermaids are souls of people who died young, from a violent death, disease, or suicide. They can’t leave our world and live among us. They hibernate in still water, wake up in spring and stay among us till late fall. Each of them has her own personal story. Dresses and sweatshirt by Viktoryia Masloboyeva, Kseniya Romanova
Photography: Sieger & Blanche Studio ( Instagram ) Hair/Grooming: Jennifer Covington-Bowers ( Instagram ) Stylist: Avante Davis ( Instagram ) Modeling Agency: RED Models NYC Summer in Harlem‘s streetwear shoot is meant to embody the grittiness yet beauty of the Harlem culture using local models & designers. Rebecca Jeanson of Sieger & Blanche Studio is a photographer based in NYC. Her biggest goal is to give representation to demographics that are often overlooked in fashion and always create work that transcends what’s been published before while keeping true to the trends/waves of fashion.
Photographer / Art Director / Stylist: Daria Amaranth ( Instagram ) Model: Alisa Inozemceva As if in a kind of abstract space, a person can find oneself with unexpressed questions followed without any certain answers, an understanding and awareness of something deep and internal without words.
Photographer: Sasha Daritskaya ( Instagram ) Run ’cause there is nowhere to run. Feel everything you can to realize that there is nowhere to hide and no one to be with you. But the huge blue heart of sleepless streets. It seems to be the perfect color. Perfect blue. In the deep abyss of the melancholy city, lights are never turns off. Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Photographer: Ismael Quintanilla III ( Instagram ) Fleet Foxes at ACL Live in Austin, Texas
Photographer/Stylist: Luca Cassara ( Instagram ) Model: Liv Bee
Artist: Maciek Kryński ( Instagram ) My name is Maciek Kryński and I’m a 21-year-old Eastern European artist raised in Poland, based in London and Warsaw, and fascinated by performance, live art, experimental & musical theatre, acting and music. I highly regard the idea of contradictions and takes pleasure in realizing the complexity of things. Nothing is simple and no borders are conspicuous. I enjoy immersing myself in the world of blurred barriers between ascetics and hedonism, austerity and lustre, minimalism and abundance. In my work I aim to explore unnoticed oppositions underpinning various phenomena. My work is strongly rooted in the colourful realm of the 2000’s. I grew…
Photography: Mike Manewitz ( Instagram ) Words: Trish Connelly ( Instagram ) Spanning a two decade plus music career, Athens’ Elf Power has continued to bubble along the indie-rock surface and have since carved out their own niche. A significant player in Elephant 6 Collective (which includes the likes of Neutral Milk Hotel and Of Montreal) the band’s initial lo-fi quality gained them notoriety while their more recent albums have explored a broader musical map of genres and melodic standouts. Elf Power took the stage last Friday night at Austin’s downtown music venue Barracuda for the latter part of their U.S. tour to a gradually bustling crowd. Playing…
Photographer / Makeup: Tanya Miroshina ( Instagram ) Model: Evgeny Loginov ( Instagram ) Stylist: Alina Artey ( Instagram ) “You know, I fell and found strange things here – roots, bushes… Has it ever occurred to you that plants can feel, know, even comprehend… The trees, this hazel-nut bush… – This is the alder-tree. – It doesn’t matter. They don’t run about. Like us who are rushing, fussing, uttering banalities. That’s because we don’t trust nature that is inside us. Always this suspiciousness, haste, and no time to stop and think.” – Andrei Tarkovsky’s “The Mirror” Dress – Monki Shirt – Wrangler Shorts – Levi’s …
Photographer/Stylist: Luca Cassara ( Instagram ) Model: Chiara Silvestri Location: Fuerteventura “DisÏu” is a Sicilian word for “desire”. I started to shoot this set by following my instincts: my model Chiara was with me in a gorgeous lagoon in Fuerteventura and the colors were magnificent. I took the red dress from so many others I had in my backpack, turned on portable speakers, and we were isolated from the entire universe. I thought of the song “Desert Rose” by Sting, its oriental sound so close to my Sicilian background. I thought about its words, “… the desire that borns from love …” Disiu …
Photography: Ksenia Dolgorukova ( Instagram ) Photo Assistant: Artem Sedanov Stylist: Anastasiya Minasyan ( Instagram ) Models Yana Samarkina / Alina Slastunova / Viktoriya Zayac / Yana Platkovskaya Makeup & Hair: Tatiana Morozova ( Instagram ) Clothes Provided By: Svmodnica A story about girls living in a small town near a big river, smelling freedom and dancing in the rays of sunset.
Photographer: Irina Bunyatyan ( Instagram ) Model: Nick Frank ( Instagram ) Make Up and Hair: Elena Malysheva ( Instagram ) I’m mad about photography and all we call ”art”. I adore shooting, meeting talented people and create something intriguing together with them. Sometimes each of us needs to let our inner self out and express our secret emotions. “Sparkling Boy” bewitches us not only with his glowing face, but he shows us his inner beauty as well. — Irina Bunyatyan
Photographer: Fynn Badgley ( Instagram ) Model: Rebekah Marie ( Instagram ) Both Fynn and Rebekah are based in Toronto, chasing their dreams in a metropolis of so many doing just the same. The human experience is based on finding a sense of belonging, and both of these individuals have done so in the creative, in the artistic, and in the endless expression of the self.
Photographer/Stylist: Kassi Sheppard Hair/Makeup/Stylist: Tory Lloyd Model: Hayleigh Photographer and stylist Kassi Sheppard calls Peterborough/Oshawa, Ontario home and loves shooting creative photography. Drawing inspiration from nature, Sheppard and Tory Lloyd have teamed up to showcase their art to the world.
Photographer: Nadya Shanshayskaya ( Instagram ) Stylist: Eliza Kiseleva ( Instagram ) Makeup Artist: Ann Cherkasova ( Instagram ) Hair: Sergey Stolyarov ( Instagram ) Model: Polina @ TANN Model Management ( Instagram ) Outfits: Vievadesign ( Instagram ) One day there comes a time when you need to become yourself and release your inner madness outside.
Photographer: Mimi Nguyen Stylist: Lauren Love Wardrobe by Signature Piece Vintage Makeup: McKenzie Granger Hairstyling: Vinyl Beauty Studio Assistant Hairstylist: Cynthia Valdez Models: Jenn Haralson || Katie Olsen || McKenzie Granger
Photographer: Kseniya Kuranova ( Instagram ) Model: Nick Frank ( Instagram ) Makeup Artist: Dina Kalinina ( Instagram ) Inside a hero long ago lived a girl. Her name is Nicole, she’s an amazing girl and not afraid of anything. It is her against the world and the world against her. Our hero decides to let her go at will and show her the world, but he doesn’t notice how he becomes a part of her, and now he is only one of the personalities inside of her.
Photographer/Stylist: Kassi Sheppard ( Instagram ) Hair/Makeup: Tory Lloyd ( Instagram ) Model: Madelaine Frank Photographer and stylist Kassi Sheppard calls Peterborough/Oshawa, Ontario home and loves shooting creative photography. Drawing inspiration from nature, Sheppard and Tory Lloyd have teamed up to showcase their art to the world.
Photographer: Amber Maree ( Instagram ) Model: Teresa Ortega ( Instagram ) Stylist: Matilda Brown ( Instagram ) Clothing: Katherine Barter ( Instagram ) Amber Maree is a fashion/editorial freelance photographer currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Shooting in both digital and film, Maree’s inspiration comes from the freedom she experienced growing up which she aims to bring to life in her photographs.
Photographer: Jan Wasiuchnik ( Instagram ) Model: Daria Zhalina via A S Management Warsaw ( Instagram ) Stylist: Zhenia Gerus ( Instagram ) Makeup Artist: Nastya Redchyts ( Instagram ) Wasiuchnik’s aim was to keep “Endless 90’s” in the raw aesthetics of former Soviet Union time. All clothing used in this photoshoot is a call for nostalgia.
Photographer: Inna Mosina ( Instagram ) Make Up: Anastasiya Mihailova Stylist: Galina Gogoleva Model: Alina Lubimka Inna Mosina is a 26 year old Russian fine arts photographer who lives and works in the city of Saratov. She graduated in Law, but her calling for art took her to a new path in the art of photography. Right from the start she showed an innate ability to create images skirting the line between the ethereal, dream-like, fantastic, and the conceptual.
Photographer: Lotus Model: Paul Craddock & Ivan Bubalo Clothing: Ronger