The House of Love2021-01-19T18:01:43+01:00

Nostalgia
by Alexan & Guido Barbosh

LOVE OF THE MONTH: SAFE SPACE

THE JOURNEY OF FARADA AKLUM

There is always a story behind the pictures. This one is about a long journey through the desert, about hardships, danger and persecution. But it is also about pride and strength, about pioneering spirit, about challenges and arriving. Photographer Yarden Amsalem from Tel Aviv takes us on this journey into the desert and tells us that story. The name of the project is THE JOURNEY OF FARADA AKLUM. So, how might this story end?

SUMMER SUN AND A TOUCH OF HOPE

Steve Marais, photographer living between Berlin and Bern, has opened his archive for us and allows us to enjoy some summer memories. This year is coming to an end. A year full of limitations and changes, losses and restarts, disappointments and successes. We are happy to share Steve's archive with you. And we're counting down the days until New Year's Eve and can't wait to start the new year with new intentions, some summer sun and a touch of hope.

BEYOND THE CAMERA

"Inviting – not excluding." When we asked photographer Birk Thomassen for his definition of Safe Space, this was his answer. An invitation is an offer to someone, a friend or a stranger, to visit or participate in a project or adventure. And so we're inviting you to sit down with us and enjoy reading our little interview with Birk.

THE QUIET NEXT TO THE LOUD

If you google the keyword honesty, it describes a quality of always telling the truth. Or in other words, not telling the untruth in any form. One who shows us how to capture this quality and what it feels like to be true and not hide is photographer Spyros Rennt. We had a little interview with him and talked about his new book LUST SURRENDER.

EDITOR’S PICK

MAKE US FEEL SAFE, JACOPO

The golden rule: find a way to communicate with the people in front of your lens. Show them as they really are. Be authentic. Make us sad or make us happy or make us think. Make us feel something... Jacopo Paglione, a photographer from Rome, understands how to communicate. And the results are beautiful snapshots full of trust, intimacy and respect.

THE CITY IS A CHOREOGRAPHY

Everything is in constant motion. Things do not remain for eternity. People come and go. Buildings come and go. Cities come and go. Change is good - mostly. Amsterdam based photographer Melissa Schriek has faced this constant change. In her book THE CITY IS A CHOREOGRAPHY she explores the city and the relationship to their residents.

LA LUMIÈRE TENTANTE

Delightful, delicious, beautiful, seductive, vulnerable... There are many words to describe the pictures of Thibault Gaëtan Dubroca, a French photographer and talented painter. Words which describe the emotions of the viewer. And we all know that it is always a good sign if art triggers emotions - whatever they may be.

DON’T TELL ANYONE I WAS HERE

Ian M is a photographer currently based in Barcelona working in both film and digital photography. His exclusive series DON'T TELL ANYONE I WAS HERE explores the ideas of voyeurism and pleasure by exploring the border between loving to be observed and forgetting that someone is looking at us.

BOY COMFORT ZOOM

Yan Yufeng, born and raised in Chengdu, China, is an artist based in Milan and Shanghai. In his ongoing long-term project BOY COMFORT ZOOM, observing and exploring modern masculinity, he portraits boys and men from all over the world in places familiar to them - the models themselves pick the location for the shoot.

THE ALL-AMERICAN BOOK

Andrew Kung, born in San Francisco and based in Brooklyn, NY, is a photographer who, through his images, aims to portray and celebrate Asian American beauty as a normalized beauty. In his first fashion, narrative photo book, THE ALL-AMERICAN, he aimed to redefine what it meant to be masculine and American in the context of the desexualized Asian man.

PAINTED LOVE

I PAINT BOYS

Wojciech Woś is a visual artist from Poland / based in Berlin, who shares with us not only his work, but also his personal diary – with the art of painting. Capturing emotions through portraits and telling stories of feelings and intimacy – that's Wojciech's work and aesthetic, and we love it.

CURATING MOMENTS OF DAILY LIFE

Santiago Mora is a Mexican visual artist and art director who defines his work as a curatorship of everyday life moments. He captures ephemeral energy, exploring the possibilities of the pictorial medium through the use of technologies such as digital images that he uses as a reference. His work reflects about contemporaneity, addressing issues such as communication, identity, consumerism, and sexuality.

LET ME BE YOUR CANVAS

We're in love with the paintings of Richard Stabbert. His artworks capture scenes full of togetherness, romance, longing and love. "As I begin a painting, it's as if I fall in love anew. Every brushstroke can shake me with despair or raise me in triumph. I look to the canvas like the face of a lover" We love.

LOVE BRANDS

A DEPARTURE FROM THE EVERYDAY

We're in love with the designs and silhouettes of MAX THOMAS SANDERSON, dedicated to contemporary, artisanal tailoring for all genders. Each garment bears a distinctive signature resulting from formal training in bespoke tailoring, and is designed, cut and made in-house. We had a little chat with Max Thomas Sanderson about creativity, inspiration, and of course love.

WITH GREAT ATTENTION TO DETAIL

FRAU TONIS PARFUM stands for high-quality manufactured perfumes and has been letting fragrances speak for themselves since 2011 - without sex sells campaigns, gender bias or decorative celebrities. 36 niche perfumes from green to floral, citric or oriental open the olfactory memory of their wearers and bring magical memories back to the present. We had a little chat with founder Stefanie Hanssen.

DESIGN IS NOT AN INDIVIDUAL SPORT

FLORIAN B. MÁTHÉ is a Berlin-based designer and performer specializing in latex as a medium of unapologetically queer and artistic expression. His goal is to combine performance art, fetish and high fashion. With his desire to question the concepts of beauty, the body and aesthetics as his main motivation, he aims to convey vibrancy, simplicity and emotion in the context of fashion.