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Call for submissions. #007 Women

By /NEWS/
Call for submissions. #007 Women

Hi there!

Today there are more and more female students in art schools. Meeting women artists and discovering their artworks in galleries and museums comes as no surprise, while, generally, the industry is still being dominated by men. Do you have something to say about this from your own experience? Or, maybe, you would like to make a statement from the cultural, historical, sociological point of view as a researcher/curator? Purplehaze is looking forward to hearing from you! Any forms of visual art (photography, mixed media art, new media art) and texts are highly appreciated! The upcoming #007 print issue of Purplehaze is called Women, so try to feel the flow 🙂

Please make sure you submit before January 15, 2022 in our inbox: submissions@purplehazemag.com

• Sizes of the images 2 mb – 8 mb
• We only accept images that are have not been published and/or previously shared on social media
• Team and wardrobe credits in .doc format
• Please include your, your team members, and the designers’ website & social media information in the credits so we can tag them when we share the images online
• Please use the following format for the Team credits
photographer PETER EXAMPLE @peterexample stylist LENA EXAMPLE @lenaexample model LUNA @lunaexample etc.
• We copy and paste each name directly from the file. So, please  check all the names for accuracy.
• Behind the scene photo/video/fashion film is a plus

WE ALSO ACCEPT GENERAL ART & FASHION EDITORIALS

Yours,
Purplehaze

Backstage insights: interviews with MBFW Russia photographers.

By /FASHION/

Photo by RUSLAN KIRSANOV

Text
L y u b o v  M e l n i c k o w a

Backstage insights: interviews with MBFW Russia photographers.

On October 19-23, the Mercedes – Benz Fashion Week Russia fashion week of the SS 22 season was held in Moscow. PURPLEHAZE magazine used the opportunity and talked to MBFW Russia photographers. Models and guests of the shows usually want to get into their lens and who need to take the best place in front of the podium to capture every moment of the fashion show. We learned what fashion photography is in their eyes and what is its future?

RUSLAN KIRSANOV @ruslankirsanov

What led you to the photo? How did it all start? At what point did you realize that fashion photography is your genre?

Everything is banal.
At some point, I wanted to capture people and animals close to me, but there was no camera and no knowledge. From that moment, I began to give a lot of time to self-education.

I understood that photography is multifaceted, so I tried different genres. But I liked the cards more, which sold what they depicted.

So for myself, I defined the fashion genre, Fashion TV became my favorite channel, and of course I was interested in fashion weeks.

I began to visit them, in different cities, as a photographer. New acquaintances appeared there, so at one of them I met the head of the photo service, Ksenia Krutova, and got into the MBFW Russia team. The fashion world has captured me and will never let me go.

Photo by RUSLAN KIRSANOV

What is fashion photography in your understanding?

For me, fashion photography is a search for beauty in things that are not obvious to other people.

Photography is not about what you can do, it’s about what you feel.

If you remove the task of selling, then this is a way to communicate with the audience. A way to express your position, change opinions and, of course, reflect the state of society. It is inextricably linked with the events taking place in the world, in this period of time. It is a reflection of the social, political and environmental aspects of humanity. This may not be noticed at first glance, but fashion photography is imbued with the values of the time in which we live.

Describe your most memorable moment in your career as a fashion photographer?

I single out two personal projects for myself. Which we did in collaboration with the illustrator and our large team. These projects were exhibited at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art MMOMA and the State Tretyakov Gallery. When your work finds the recognition of the viewer, it gives new strength to move on.

Photo by RUSLAN KIRSANOV

Are there any photographers who inspire you? Whose work are you following?

Not anymore.
I’m looking for inspiration in other fields of art and I’m not limited to that.
In order not to merge with the mass of other representatives of the profession, you need to find your own style and path.
The author’s handwriting should be felt, and for this you need to listen to yourself and only yourself.
Do what works best.
Work at the call of the heart, erasing all the boring prohibitions and patterns.
Breaking the rules – you will find yourself.

Photo by RUSLAN KIRSANOV

What is the future of fashion photography?

Fashion, in any perception of this concept, is inseparable from the consciousness of humanity.
She is moving away more and more from the task of only selling goods.
Will continue to broadcast the zeitgeist.
Whatever metamorphoses take place in fashion photography and fashion itself, it will always influence people’s way of thinking.
To some extent manipulate our taste and dictate new values.
I am glad that she is moving away from rigid manipulation and becoming more stable (Sustainable) tolerant, diverse (Diversity) and this is good.

KSENIYA KRUTOVA @iamkrutova

What led you to the photo? How did it all start? At what point did you realize that fashion photography is your genre?

I started my career during 28th season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, as an editor. Once just took my old camera, came to backstage, made a few b/w portraits and absolutely fall in love. So, that’s how it all started for me.

It wasn’t easy, and actually it isn’t easy now: every season is a challenge, you have to mobilize all your inner resources. Like always looking around, catching, thinking, analyzing what effect would be nice now, at the moment, and where you just have to slow down and try to find smt new.

What is fashion photography in your understanding?

Smt anti-constant. Everything’s changing all the time: trends, styles, the feeling of the world and the world itself are changing.
So photography follows the vibe.

Now I see the multi-exp comeback and old-school reportage.
Of course there is still b/w, but it’s an eternal classic)

Photo by KSENIYA KRUTOVA

Describe your most memorable moment in the career of a fashion photographer?

Every season is special. Each of them is marked by 2-3 shots, which I absolutely adore.
It was pretty cool when I did street-shooting for Hypebae or Vogue.ru at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. Or when Forbes took MBFW Russia backstage pics for a brand article. It was like “wow, someone noticed what i am doing.. cool!”

Are there any photographers who inspire you? Whose work are you following?

Pinkhasov, Bresson, my mum and Adnrey Berezkin) Love his reportages. 

And Bill Kaningem of coure. I love the idea of ​​an observer photographer that no one sees or hears, who always stays in shadows.
The invisible ghost camera-girl – is that’s my vibe)

Photo by KSENIYA KRUTOVA

What is the future of fashion photography?

Changes and love. Without love, photography is not worth it.
Nothing needs to be done without love.

ANDREY BEREZKIN @andrey_dronski

What led you to the photo? How did it all start? At what point did you realize that fashion photography is your genre?

In the years of my turbulent youth, I went to the annual Kazantip music event. There I started shooting, still on film. I shot a lot and everything in a row. After a couple of years, something started to work out. Thus began the path of a reportage photographer. I remember how I got to the first Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. My photographer friend calls me and asks me to go to the rental and bring him lenses) And then I find out that he’s shooting fashion week. I had a free day and I decide to help him. And he offers me to take pictures with him for company, if I have such a desire. Of course, I was glad to have such an opportunity to shoot such an event. I then had a little experience in commercial filming for about 2 years approximately. Of course, the first pictures came out so-so 😂 But a year or two later, and something was already working out, I began to understand what I wanted and how to remove it. That’s how my career as a fashion photographer began.

Photo by ANDREY BEREZKIN

What is fashion photography in your understanding?

In general, I shoot in the genre of fashion reportage. It is important for me to catch the moments in which clothes, details, style will be reflected. So that a person looking at the picture could feel the texture, mood. The transfer of the atmosphere of everything that is happening, the backstage and the podium, that’s what I want to see in the frame. I like to experiment, be it with space, light and geometry. I am often in the flow of what is happening, I make rash shots.

Describe your most memorable moment in the career of a fashion photographer?

I remember being in Bali. It means Ksyusha writes to me, then we were not familiar yet, and says that he works for MBFW Russia. That my pictures have been selected for printing to the input group. As many as two out of five. And she needs permission to print them. Of course I was a little surprised) what kind of pictures, what is going on at all. After all, I didn’t send anything to anyone, no one asked me. It was unexpected and pleasant.

Are there any photographers who inspire you? Whose work are you following?

I’m not following anyone in particular. They are mostly my photographer friends or acquaintances. The ones I follow on Instagram. Maybe it’s not very correct, but this way I can do something of my own without trying to copy much) In fact, I am inspired by everything around me: travel, cinema, nature, everything that surrounds me.

Photo by ANDREY BEREZKIN

What is the future of fashion photography?

Changes and love. Without love, photography is not worth it. Nothing needs to be done without love. Now, as it seems to me, there is a trend towards naturalness, everything is going to this. Naturalness, minimum retouching. The pictures are here and now. Shooting on the phone. The main thing here is creativity, and the essence of the process

KRISTINA REVVA @kristina.revva

What led you to the photo? How did it all start? At what point did you realize that fashion photography is your genre?

I’ve always dreamed to be a photographer, but in the beginning it seemed to me that only really cool and tough people can do that. One fine day i just decided“why not to try?”. Well I’m still trying 🙂

What is fashion photography in your understanding?

For me it’s much more then making pictures to sell clothes or some kind of art work. For me fashion photography it’s also a documenting since fashion is a reflection of humanity as it is at the moment in my view.

Photo by KRISTINA REVVA

Describe your most memorable moment in the career of a fashion photographer?

Oh well it’s pretty hard – there was a lot of this moments. I remember my first day at the backstage of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. All models were so unique, and everyone was constantly in a hurry. I felt like i was in a movie.

Are there any photographers who inspire you? Whose work are you following?

I think I’ll say the same names that many people say 🙂 Ellen von Unwerth, Paolo Roversi, Peter Lindbergh, Deborah Turbeville, Sarah Moon. From modern ones i like works of Benjamin Vnuk, Colin Dodgson, Michal Pudelka

Photo by KRISTINA REVVA

What is the future of fashion photography?

It will evolve simultaneously with the fashion and development of humanity. I think that for some period we will continue the path towards simplification, eco-orientation and minimalism, but somewhere along the way there will be an explosion that will unfold everything that we used to consider fashionable in a very radical way.

CAMERA WORK Gallery presents a new exhibition »Arthur Elgort« starting on December 11, 2021

By /NEWS/

© ARTHUR ELGORT / Courtesy of CAMERA WORK Gallery

CAMERA WORK Gallery presents a new exhibition »Arthur Elgort« starting on December 11, 2021

CAMERA WORK Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition »Arthur Elgort« starting on December 11, 2021. The exhibition features more than 40 photographic works—among them large-sized portraits. They give an insight into the creative work of the internationally renowned photographer who changed the genre of fashion photography with his particular style from the beginning of the 1970s. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Germany.

Arthur Elgort was born in New York City in 1940. As a teenager he attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School and then went on to study painting at Hunter College. From early on, he realized that he wanted to express himself artistically in a more diverse way and therefore he decided to take a chance on photography. This turned into a passion, and he had found his true talent. Soon ager, in 1971, he made his debut in British »Vogue«. With that he gained a permanent place in the world of fashion photography, which he has influenced substantially during is 50-year-long career up to the present day.

© ARTHUR ELGORT / Courtesy of CAMERA WORK Gallery

Arthur Elgort brought a breath of fresh air to the staged and stiff studio shoots of the early 1970s. Channeling the idea of the Impressionists, the former painting student encouraged his models to move freely creating a snapshot aesthetic outside in the »real world« which was beyond the standard of the day. The exhibition shows lively models with less make-up in natural lighting, portrayed by Arthur Elgort with his unmistakable personal style. Among them are world-famous photographs of fashion icons and supermodels such as Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Helena Christensen, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Gia, Linda Evangelista, and Beverly Johnson.

Besides these iconic portraits, the exhibition gives an insight into Arthur Elgort’s versatility as a photo artist, in which context his passionate photographic work on classical ballet took place and in which intriguingly relaxed portraits of the Rolling Stones and their world-renowned lead singer Mick Jagger were taken.

© ARTHUR ELGORT / Courtesy of CAMERA WORK Gallery

© ARTHUR ELGORT / Courtesy of CAMERA WORK Gallery

© ARTHUR ELGORT / Courtesy of CAMERA WORK Gallery

CAMERA WORK
CAMERA WORK was founded in 1997 in Berlin, and has since then become one of the worldwide leading galleries for photography. With its historically coined gallery name, the gallery has always followed the philosophy to represent, next to world famous classic photographers such as Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Man Ray, Herb Ries, and Albert Watson young and contemporary artists to manifest the position of photography as an independent genre within visual art and to give room to new positions. CAMERA WORK exclusively represents many prominent contemporary artists in Germany, Europe and around the world such as David Yarrow, David Drebin, Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Russell James, Robert Polidori, Eugenio Recuenco, Martin Schoeller, and Christian Tagliavini. CAMERA WORK regularly participates in the major international photography and art fairs, such as Art Central Hong Kong, Zona Maco in Mexico City, Paris Photo, and Photo London.

© ARTHUR ELGORT / Courtesy of CAMERA WORK Gallery

In 2020, CAMERA WORK established CAMERA WORK Virtual Gallery—an innovative, high quality online gallery where art collectors and art lovers can experience exclusive exhibitions: www.camerawork.de/en/virtualgallery/

CAMERA WORK AG, founded in 2001, owns one of the world’s most extensive and high-quality private photography collections with numerous vintage works by the most famous photographers of the 19th century up to the present. Beyond emphases on fashion, nude, and portrait photography, CAMERA WORK also focuses on the genres architecture and still life. From 2006 to 2019, CAMERA WORK presented THE KENNEDYS museum in Berlin, Germany.

Corona Culture – new exhibition with over 100 artists:inside the Alte Münze

By /NEWS/
Corona Culture - new exhibition with over 100 artists:inside the Alte Münze

On 13 October, after more than two years of pandemic-related closure, the Alte Münze opens its catacombs and invites you to the exhibition Corona Culture – What the fuck is happening?!

During the dark days of the lockdown, more than 100 artists from over 30 nations have been asking how the still-present pandemic affects our values, relationship sand desires.

For the first time, the vaults and production halls of this historic location in the heart of Berlin will be brought together for an exhibition.

The result is a unique exhibition on 4000m2 of the former minting plant – a mosaic of artistic snapshots that shows the challenges but also the possibilities of this time of profound transformation.

The exhibition is curated by Kala & Krüger, who look at new possible forms of future reality and are particularly dedicated to protecting and cultivating living safe spaces for art and culture.The exhibition will only be on view for a short time.The Corona Culture evening programme transforms the Alte Münze into a walk-onstage with music, performances, panel talks and workshops.

Corona Culture extends over 4000m2 across 30 rooms and halls on the grounds of the Alte Münze, the former mint in Berlin-Mitte on the banks of the Spree.

Since 2013, this historic site in the heart of Berlin has been transformed into an interdisciplinary cultural centre by the Spreewerkstätten. More than 50 artists and cultural activists have their studios on the site.

The building represents the future-oriented transformation of historical spaces in the city and symbolises an urban society in which solidarity between different protagonists and projects is lived.

For the very first time, within the framework ofCorona Culture, the vaults and production halls will be conjoined for an exhibition and opened to the public. The artworks enter into an intriguing dialogue with the architecture.

Kala & Krüger is a Berlin-based curator duo with the intention to develop unseen forms of art, culture and event formats to raise awareness about new possible forms of reality.

„Our aim is to bring people together to form new networks and communities by creating space for collective experiences. Especially in this time of profound socio-cultural change, we dedicate our work to protecting and cultivating vibrant safe spaces for art and culture.“

 

More information here OPENING: Corona Culture Exhibition
Website www.corona-culture.org

Rustam Aliev „city flower“

By /FASHION/

CITY FLOWER

Art director/Stylist: Anastasiya Maliarevich @anasta_ma
Photo: Rustam Aliev @rustamaliev___
Model: Polina Gapeenko @_pgapeenko @nagornymodels
Makeup: Tatiana Vash @tania_vash
Hair: Anastasiya Mateychik @mateynastya
Fashion: Pink Punch @pink_punch___
Lera Pe @lera_pe_brand
Sabini Kishi @sabini_kishi

Dress: Lera Pe @lera_pe_brand

Dress: Pink Punch @pink_punch___

Dress: Sabini Kishi @sabini_kishi

Dress: Lera Pe @lera_pe_brand

Dress: Pink Punch @pink_punch___

Dress: Pink Punch @pink_punch___

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK RUSSIA WILL TAKE PLACE IN COVID-FREE FORMAT

By /NEWS/
MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK RUSSIA WILL TAKE PLACE IN COVID-FREE FORMAT

Shows of the new 43rd season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia are scheduled on October 19 through 23 at the Museum of Moscow in COVID-free format. Organizers of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia remember about the uneasy epidemiological situation in the Russian capital and are going to take all the necessary precautions to prevent coronavirus spreading.

“COVID-free is a format that ensures safety of both participants and visitors as well as promotes responsible attitude in the fashion community. This is also just another take on the sustainability development and clean future subjects that need each of us to take part and be involved in. For the third time in a row, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia is arranged phygitally. As soon as the pandemic burst out, we’ve developed sanitary regulations and strictly follow it at our events. We update the list of proceedings before every event, and the Fashion Week backstage has been COVID-free since the fall of 2020,” – says Alexander Shumsky, President of Russian Fashion Council and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.

To attend MBFW Russia and designer shows, visitors will need a valid QR code that is issued to the following groups:

– those who have completed a vaccination course with two components of a two-phase vaccine or one component of a mono-phase vaccine registered in Russia;

–  those who have had COVID-19 not earlier than 6 months (180 days) according to the official register;

–  those who have a negative PCR test result, which is valid for 72 hours after its issue. Tests have to be made in Moscow-based labs that submit test results to the United Medical Information and Analytical System of Moscow  – EMIAS.

QR codes can be obtained at Gosuslugi platform, as well as in the apps Gosuslugi and Gosuslugi STOP Coronavirus. Moscow citizens can also obtain their QR codes at immune.mos.ru. For more details please follow the link to visit the Moscow’s Mayor official website.

At the entrance to the site, event organizers may ask to show a QR code and an identity document (passport / driver’s license / birth certificate / military ID). Sanitary protocol MBFW Russia will include temperature measurement at the entrances, mask mode, use of sanitizers, regular sanitation of public areas, etc.

This time, once again Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will go phygital. New collections will be presented by 50+ designers from Russia and abroad. The agenda will comprise both offline events and livestreamed shows by fashion designers. Moreover, the participants will showcase their new collections in social networks, as well as at media websites, showrooms, and concept stores. Live streams will be available for journalists, buyers, influencers, and viewers worldwide.

Purplehaze Genderless issue presentation at Hazegallery

By /NEWS/

Photo
D e n i s  K o n o v a l o v,  S a s h a  G r i g g

Purplehaze Genderless issue presentation at Hazegallery

Last night, PURPLEHAZE MAGAZINE celebrated the launch of their 6 issue by throwing an incredible fashion industry launch party in Berlin’s beautiful and historic Schoneberg Area. HAZEGALLERY heated up like a sauna jammed packed with fashion insiders, photographers, stylists, make-up artists, models – some budding, others aspiring, were all there eager to get in on the PURPLEHAZE buzz and swap business cards.

The star attraction was the cover star himself Mark Bryan , who came extra for the presentation in a dazzling skirt and high heels! We would like at this point thank you Marriott Hotel for hosting our special guest for his stay in Berlin.

Other big highlight of the evening was the fashion show “fashion moment” styled by Miguel Maldonado with designer stars like Giuseppe Tella, BRACHMANN, Remesalt Official, Tanja Christiani and makeup and hairstyling by Nadia Kosh. And many others who had worked with, or were keen on the prospect of working with PURPLEHAZE.

Although this is the magazine’s 6 issue, PURPLEHAZE is a fully visual fashion and art magazine that targets fashion insiders as well as contemporary art creatives in graphic and photography industry. Their focus is on long editorial spreads that push boundaries of fashion, photography, art, design, creative talent/artists, contemporary culture, beauty, while showcasing fascinating models and their personalities.

When discussing the 6 issue’s theme «GENDERLESS», Editor-in-Chief Iren Russo states in her Letter From the Editor, «Today the issue of gender has gained particular importance. The digital society we exist in incorporates tons of images in our daily lives. Being constantly bombarded by the obtrusive pictures that tell us who we are and what we should be, we finally give up, identifying ourselves with the imagery. How may it affect our ways of life, worldviews, artistic activities? With the #006 issue titled ‘Genderless’, I invite you to discover the endlessly appealing topic of gender, the way it’s being formed, perceived, and challenged“

Dmitry Shishulin „the beauty of present moment“

By /FASHION/

THE BEAUTY OF
PRESENT MOMENT

Creative director / Photographer Dmitry Shishulin @shishulin_dmitry
Stylist Alena Sudarikova @almost_____naked
Model Maria Zheltanova @maria_zheltanova
Model agency Vladimir Dvizov @dvizerman
Make up Nadya Tsarapki @nadya_tsarapki
Hairs Nadya Tsarapki @nadya_tsarapki
Assistant Diane Filatova @qf.di
Location manager Dmitry Shishulin @shishulin_dmitry
Photo backstage Diane Filatova @qf.di
Video backstage Diane Filatova @qf.di

Top – Zara @Zara Coat – Zara man @Zaraman Pants – Lichi @Lichi_brand

Top – Zara @Zara Coat – Zara man @Zaraman Pants – Lichi @Lichi_brand; Dress – handmade Shoes – Zara @Zara Sunglasses – Stradivarius @Stradivarius Fur collar- vintage

Dress – Zara @Zara Leggings – H&M @hm Faux fur coat – vintage Earrings – noname

Dress – Zara @Zara Leggings – H&M @hm Faux fur coat – vintage Earrings – noname; 

Dress – Zara @Zara Leggings – H&M @hm Faux fur coat – vintage Earrings – noname;