Hailing from Riverside, California Derren has the sunshine with him. “Living in Riverside influences my shooting because it has a lot of diverse location types. There are fields, hills, lakes and urban city locations within 20 minutes from my house so I try to utilize my local environments in my work. Riverside also happens to be an hour away from the beach and also an hour away from the mountains.”
My parents discovered my creativity early on in my life, as I drew on every all in the house with crayons. I started out with graffiti in 1997. When I moved to a ghetto of Belgrado called Lekas Hill, I discovered graffiti as a phenomenon. The last five years I’ve been focused on creating murals, posters and stencils.
By now we’re in Laos and the area is treating us really well
Southeast Asia is our favourite travel destination by far. The people, the culture and the weather is what makes this part of the world so amazing. We’ve never had any troubles (except maybe the one or the other flight incident with Indonesian planes haha) and we know many of the countries…
Browsing through Flickr on a rainy day, I was instantly awed by the beautiful work of street / graffiti artist Centina. Hailing from Parma in Italy, Centina is a carpenter, a regular street art misfit and a self-proclaimed ‘bite-proof animal’ (don’t ask)….
I think to a certain degree art on the street has become less exciting but not so much by general acceptance I think it more from the fact that the general acceptance causes artists to stay safe and do the same thing over and over again… There’s so much repetition in graffiti and street art in my personal opinion it’s where…
“There are a lot of surfing photos, but 90% of them are of actual surfers surfing. I was more interested in the before and after than the actual surfing itself. Everyone knows what a surfing photo looks like, but not everyone has seen the journey involved.
That is, I guess, what I’m trying to catch; The Journey.
Plus it takes me to some pretty beautiful places here in South Australia!!!”
Photographer Matteo Musci has been born and raised in Milan, Italy. In the late 90′s Matteo worked as an art-director at a big ad-agency and after a few years he began shooting as a professional photographer and founded Zona13 studio.
Tags are important for graffiti. Ask a graffiti artist what the first thing he put up was, and it most likely be a tag with a shit Edison marker somewhere. Tags are a form of typography and the artists are highly specialised in the specific letters of their name. For most it takes years to create interesting hand styles. Yet tags are mostly just seen as acts of vandalism, even by the most open-minded art lovers.
Have you ever imagined yourself combining your everyday life experiences with other situations / experiences that you’d normally never have? The Wisemen revelry allows me to have this unique experience. Photographing the event, I can share a bridge that crosses between the most different social connections: From a very poor favela / shantytown in Rio to galleries in Europe, North America and Asia.
Rezine: “My paintings are a call towards contemplation, to attain a parallel vision. These chaotic compositions combine figural, technological, calligraphic, textured elements.
perspective cities, “graffical” elements, lettering,…
one can sense a surrealist inspiration ; the shapes, elements organise themselves towards a scalable reading of the image and
stimulate the imagination of the viewer to enable him a changing personal vision.”
“I am that guy who cut his chain a couple years ago. Now I carry a camera and be looking for new adventures and trying to get a better understanding of the world that surrounds me. It was a chain created by engaging in activities that demanded a very strict routine. Most recently it was a job as a trader in New York. Prior to that, I was a competitive swimmer, and I was spending countless hours training. Eventually I got fed up and realized it wasn’t the kind of lifestyle I wanted for myself. So I quit my job and started travelling. Now I’m choosing my commitments so that I don’t get chained to a routine again. I love it.”