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Februar 2021

Gosia Błasiak „all about her skin“

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ALL ABOUT HER SKIN

Model Katalina Candezano Arango @katalina_candezano from Generation Models @generation.models
Photographed & Art Directed by Gosia Błasiak @m.blasiak
MUAH Varvara Dediukhina @varvarad
Both artist represented by Magenta Represents @magentareps
Retouch by Maryna Lasevich @amedehi_retouch
Assistant & backstage Inga Cara @ingacaraphoto
Special thanks to Nicholas Lapité @nlapite
Wardrobe Swimwear by allSisters @allsisters_official

Sveta Maximova „aurora borealis“

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AURORA BOREALIS

Photographer and Art Director – Sveta Maximova @thesvetamaximova
Stylists – Gina Bryzgalova @ginabryzgalova, Yana Usanova @wheres.joanna
Producer – Artemy Chukrov @artemychukrov
Style Assistant – Alina Krutakova @krutakova_
Set Design – Sveta Maximova @thesvetamaximova
Make-Up and Hair – Aina Adamova @mua_ainora
Assistants – Alice Suleimanova @alice_suul, Alexandra Chizhova @chizzhik
Model – Roxolana Dambaeva @rrroxolana @newnowagency
Minerals – Minerals Shop @minerals_shop  www.minerals-shop.ru
Special thanks to Yana Nikolaeva @ynnklv

Blouse – Irina Khakhileva @takto_ya_zmeya; Top – Mihaeli Design @mihaelidesign; Accessories – Ampersand @ampersand.ring; Mineral Weather @mineralweather; Blouse – Irina Khakhileva @takto_ya_zmeya; Skirt and hat – Sasha Shutkina @sashashutkina; Shoes – Zara

Dress – Muus @muus.brand; Vest – Onoma @onoma.clth; Coat – O5O @o5o.moscow; Pants – Mihaeli Design @mihaelidesign; Earrings – Ampersand @ampersand.rings

Blouse – Irina Khakhileva @takto_ya_zmeya; Skirt and hat – Sasha Shutkina @sashashutkina; Shoes – Zara

Top – Sasha Shutkina @sashashutkina; Corset – Alisa Kuzembaeva @alisakuzembaeva; Pants – Mihaeli Design @mihaelidesign; Dress – Nina Veresova @nina_lii; Shoes – Zara; Accessories – Ampersand @ampersand.ring; Mineral Weather @mineralweather

Blouse – O5O @o5o.moscow; Dress – Onoma @onoma.clth; Earrings – Ampersand @ampersand.rings; Coat – O5O @o5o.moscow; Pants – Mihaeli Design @mihaelidesign; Earrings – Ampersand @ampersand.rings

Dress – Muus @muus.brand; Vest – Onoma @onoma.clth; Blouse – Irina Khakhileva @takto_ya_zmeya; Top – Mihaeli Design @mihaelidesign; Pants – Muus @muus.brand; Shoes – Zara

Pants – Mihaeli Design @mihaelidesign; Accessories – Ampersand @ampersand.ring

Liz Dungate „the butterfly effect“

By /FASHION/

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

Photo – Liz Dungate @lizdungate
Makeup + Hair – LucyAnne Bottham using MAC @lucyannebothammakeup
Style – Vincent Lee @vlstyling
Model – Kristy McQuade @kristymcquade
Model Agency – Anita Norris @anm_mgmt  Fusion Models NYC @fusionmodelsnyc

Dress + crinoline – Maggie Liu @mlsarchive

Coat + Dress – Maggie Liu @mlsarchive; Heels – Zara; Dress and crinoline – Maggie Liu @mlsarchive; Heels – Zara

Dress – Melinda Yang @myinn_z; Heels – Public Desire; Body veil + headress  – Melinda Yang @myinn_z; Heels – Public Desire

Dress + crinoline – Maggie Liu @mlsarchive

Dress – Melinda Yang @myinn_z; Heels – Public Desire

Dress – Jenny Lu  @jennyyy.lu; Slip dress – Zara; Glove – Coach; Heels – Public Desire; Coat + Dress – Maggie Liu @mlsarchive; Heels – Zara;

Robe + dress- Rosannie Zeng @roz_artistry; Heels – Zara; Body veil + headress  – Melinda Yang @myinn_z; Heels – Public Desire;

Nienke Wind „silver smoke“

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SILVER SMOKE

Creative Director/Photographer: Nienke Wind @nienkemwind
Model: Grisha Alexandra Prevoo @knownmodelmanagement @grishaprevoo
Stylist/Wardrobe Stylist/Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Roos Verboom @roosverboom www.roosverboom.com

Forever U – Metallic layered mini dress in champagne; ASOS DESIGN maxi bevel satin dress with plunge back cut out

Weekday Tea satin midi dress in light beige; Earrings Vintage from stylist

Forever U – Metallic layered mini dress in champagne; ASOS DESIGN satin drape mini dress with open back

Weekday Tea satin midi dress in light beige; ASOS DESIGN oblique bat maxi dress in oyster; ASOS DESIGN Fascinator headband with eye catching mesh

ASOS DESIGN satin drape mini dress with open back; ASOS EDITION pearl batwing maxi dress in white

„BODY – POSITIVITY“ at HAZE GALLERY

By /NEWS/
"BODY – POSITIVITY" at HAZEGALLERY

On February 27, HAZEGALLERY Berlin will host the opening of the BODY – POSITIVITY international exhibition, which will be held as part of the PURPLEHAZE MAGAZINE anniversary 005 issue launch.

The exposition will include works by contemporary artists from Europe, made in different media: graphics, installation, video and photography. The initiator of the exhibition project, which will become a platform for dialogue between authors from different art schools and cultural spaces, was the independent art community.

Curator Iren Russo
Assistant Sasha Grigg

The BODY – POSITIVITY exhibition reveals the topic of finding one’s own identity through the collected and reworked experience. Whether it’s the personal experience of the author or the experience of an entire generation. An attempt to find the constituent elements within and outside of oneself. Go beyond the limits of your understanding by changing the point of perception in order to find a different entrance to the existing reality. Put together separate pieces and find integrity. Collecting artifacts of the surrounding reality into objects and compositions, artists grope the way to their mosaic individuality and reflect on the problem of self-determination through interaction with real space in this multi-layered information-chaotic world.

The exhibition will feature works created in different genres, which tell about the search by modern man for the moment of harmony of the inner world and the endless chaos of events outside of it.

Opening | February  27, 2021 at 18:00.
Free admission |  16+
Exhibition Dates | February 27, 2021 – March 13, 2021
Working hours | by appointment
Contacts | haze.gallery

Petros Kouiouris „calmy furiosity“

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CALMY FURIOSITY

Stylist: Fany Polychroniou @fanipolychroniou
Model: Alexandra Van Zant @van.zant
Photographer: Petros Kouiouris @petros_koy
Makeup Artist: Anna Kurihara using MAC Cosmetics @annakuriharabeauty www.annakurihara.com
Hair Stylist: Risako Itamochi @risako_hair

Shirt. : Tri_ collective; Cape. : vintage; Pants. : Dawang; Shoes : Michael Kors; Necklace : F.P

Suit : Hirom Asai; Kimono : FP; Glasses : EENY eyewear; Necklace and earrings : FP; Shoes : Jeffrey Campbell; Top. : Zara; Skirt : BCBG; Earrings : Aria New York City; Pantyhose: Wolford; Shoes. : Geox

Pants. : Agua do Mar by Artemis; Corset : Lucille Reynolds; Jacket. : Zara; Shoes. : Jeffrey Campbell; Shirt. : Tri_ collective; Cape. : vintage; Pants. : Dawang; Shoes : Michael Kors; Necklace : F.P

Glasses. : EENY eyewear; Jacket. : Hot Mamma; Pants. :Urban outfitters; Shoes. : Jeffrey Campbell; Choker : F.P

Dresss.: Top shop; Shirt.: Balenciaga; Coat.: Mikage Shin; Hat : G-O-D-A; Bag. : Private policy; Panthyhose: Wolford; Earrings.: FP; Shoes.: Assos; Pants.: Agua do Mar by Artemis; Corset: Lucille Reynolds; Jacket. : Zara; Shoes. : Jeffrey Campbell

Top. : Zara; Skirt : BCBG; Earrings : Aria New York City; Pantyhose : Wolford; Shoes. : Geox

Samuel Díaz Martínez „don’t be late“

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DON´T BE LATE

Makeup Artist: Nayeli @_naye_ro
Photographer: Samuel Díaz Martínez @zxmvel
Model: Lorena Barreiro @modelzone @lowbarreiro
Photographer: Mauricio Ramirez @ghmanagement @maumania  www.maumania.com
Wardrobe Stylist: Criss Sauza @crissauza

Jumpsuit Ángel Grave. Boots Patey Woman. Hat Tombstone. Relicario Sandra Cepeda. Ring Sandra Cepeda. belt property of the stylist. Total look: Necio. boots Patey Woman. earrings and necklace: property of the stylist

Total look: Necio. boots Patey Woman. earrings and necklace: property of the stylist. Poncho Bernarda. blouse and pants. Zara. Boots Bershka. hat Tombstone. Mascada property of the stylist

Dress Máxima Murillo. Boots Ángel Grave. Hat  Chile y Mole. Belt property of the stylist. Earrings property of the stylist. Poncho Bernarda. blouse and pants. Zara Boots Bershka. hat Tombstone. Mascada property of the stylist

Jumpsuit Ángel Grave. Boots Patey Woman. Hat Tombstone. Relicario Sandra Cepeda. Ring Sandra Cepeda. belt property of the stylist.

Dress Máxima Murillo. Boots Ángel Grave. Hat  Chile y Mole. Belt property of the stylist. Earrings property of the stylist

Poncho Bernarda. blouse and pants. Zara Boots Bershka. hat Tombstone. Mascada property of the stylist

Exclusive interview with Nadine Dinter, director of an Art PR agency in Berlin

By /ART/, /BLOG/, /INTERVIEW

photo: Steven Kohlstock

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Exclusive interview with Nadine Dinter, director of an Art PR agency in Berlin

Can you tell us about your background in the arts, and how you ended up working as an independent PR agency specialising in photography and also as an art collector?

As long as I can remember, I have loved the arts. As a child, you would always see me with a piece of paper and a crayon; later I copied famous works like those by Franz Marc or visions of Venice. While I was doing my A-levels in art, I went to every museum show possible. After making my first steps in the business world, I moved to New York as I wanted to add some experience to my first two courses of study. In the summer of 2001, I enrolled at NYU to study art administration. I also got an internship at the renowned non-profit space White Columns, and immersed myself in the local art scene. Experiencing art and working with professionals really helped me to navigate through the overwhelming New York art scene.

I strongly believe that doing and creating have always been more valuable for me than just reading and listening. Theorie vs. Praxis, as we say in German. Internships and project experiences helped me find the kind of work I wanted to do. After New York came an internship at Boris Abel Kunst, then work at C/O Berlin, followed by a job at Asperger Gallery, then one at Alexander Ochs Berlin/Beijing. In 2006, I was ready to strike out on my own and founded my PR agency. As a lover of photography and avid photographer myself – this quickly became the focus my activities: promoting photography exhibitions for galleries, museums, and artists. During the early years, I often accepted art pieces as part of my payment; later, I bought art that “spoke to me” – at art fairs, during studio visits, even at flea markets. I have also received work from artists as a token of appreciation for my services. So you could say that art collecting came with the job, or is a pleasant side effect of my PR work.

Photographer Olaf Heine, Press Officer Nadine Dinter and model Maik Eichhorn, Galerie IMMAGIS, 2018, Photo: Michael Tinnefeld

What is your earliest memory of photography art, and what led you to start collecting it and promoting it?

Photography has always been a passion of mine. As a teen I started taking pictures using an old Praktica I inherited from my grandfather, and I loved visiting the few photography galleries that were around in the nineties in Berlin. Rare works at Kicken gallery in Berlin-Mitte, high-fashion photographs at CAMERA WORK in Charlottenburg, as well as the fantastic Helmut Newton retrospective in 2000 at Neue Nationalgalerie are three highly memorable shows from the early years.

The reason I started collecting and promoting art came from my strong desire – or even need – to have art in my private and professional life. And photography, with its exciting history, captivating works and protagonists, plus my own photographic work, seemed to be the perfect medium to build the rest of my life on. The rest is history…

How would you describe yourself as a photography PR specialist?

24/7, passionate, professional, open, ambitious, well-connected, a healthy mix of outgoing and discreet, eager to constantly learn about the classics while discovering the work of new photographers. My motto: Consult, communicate, connect.

Together with the Hilton Brothers Paul Solberg (left) and Christopher Makos (right), Waldorf Astoria Hotel Berlin, 2016, Photo: Dietmar Bührer

What is the main motivation behind your work?

The central aim of my work is to create maximum exposure and media attention for the projects I am promoting. This means international press articles, well-orchestrated press events and openings, and the many visitors activated to come and view the gallery exhibition, museum show, or festival. Personally, I love the feeling of being immersed in the art experience. It’s also immensely rewarding to be at an opening and to see the happy faces of the client, the artists, and the visitors.

What are the three main qualities an art consultant must have?

Willpower, patience, and connectivity.

What are some dos and don’ts artists should know when working with a consultant?  

Dos: If you decide you want support, then be open, cooperative, and willing to accept advice you might not like at first.

Have a clear vision of what you want, or try to express the essence of your goals as clearly as possible, so that the consultant can pick up on it and build your personalized strategy.

Don’t: Don’t overestimate yourself but also don’t underestimate yourself. Be ready to let go of old habits and to let in fresh perspectives, new ideas, and unusual approaches.

With star photographers Inez & Vinoodh and curator + director of the Helmut Newton Foundation, Matthias Harder, HNF Berlin 2019

During the opening at the Deichtorhallen, with photographer Miron Zownir (left) and his gallerist Bene Taschen (right), Hamburg 2016

 

As a PR and art consultant, how have you built up your wide network of artists and clients? How has this changed since COVID-19? 

Part of my work is visiting major photography events, such as les Rencontres d’Arles and Paris Photo, but above all, the photography-related events here in Berlin. This is where you see the artists, clients, and curators you already know but also where you get to know new people in the scene, by being introduced to them or by introducing yourself. Going to openings shows their respect, and signals that you, too, are an active part of the scene. Plus you can see the works in person: for me, a digital representation is no match for a live experience.

Since COVID-19, the scene, the personal encounters, and the whole feeling of togetherness have been hit incredibly hard. Otherwise simple acts of meeting in person to talk about art and life, all the little human interactions, not to mention travel – these have all been put on hold. On top of that are the financial woes that have come with the closing of the art spaces.

What is the most recent work of art you added to your personal collection and why?

A beautiful black and white portrait of Alfred Hitchcock, taken in 1970 by Greg Gorman. On the one hand, I adore b/w portraits, and on the other hand, I love Hitchcock’s movies. So two passions are combined in one photograph.

With jazz musician + photographer Till Brönner and photographer Tom Lemke, Berlin 2016, Photo: Steven Kohlstock

Has digitalization changed the way you collect art?

Not really. Although I do read market reports, which inform on what is being auctioned or sold digitally, I am a classic collector who loves to stand in front of an artwork, to get a better sense of its materiality, feel its power; the live experience is what stirs my desire to buy the work.

Where is the future of the art market headed?

This year and last have proven that there are other effective means to show and promote art than “just” exhibitions and fairs. It’s great that novel ways of displaying and selling art are being developed and implemented. But at the same time, the art market seems to be shifting in favor of wealthy, blue chip galleries – at the expense of the diversity of the art scene, which consists of big AND small galleries, institutions and non-profits, temporary project spaces, artist initiatives, and so on. I sincerely hope that the art scene will start recovering soon, and that it will be able to regain its previous energy.

Top three art destinations

Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Camera Work, Berlin

Three inspiring artists to watch

Marie Tomanova
Armin Dietrich
Chloé Jafé

Opening of Berlin Photo Week, with Thomas Kretschmann, Richard Kruspe and Olaf Heine, Chaussee 36, Berlin 2019, Photo: Christian Behring

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