In-depth interviews with photographers and painters, designers and taste-makers, actors and activists – people who inspire us, revealing the stories behind their work, their passion and their projects.
Photo Chloe Rosser
Alex Huanfa Cheng: Leaving Wonderland
Paris-based photographer Alex Huanfa Cheng has been exploring and simultaneously pushing the boundaries of documentary photography all of his career. A beautiful clash of two worlds, he is using his experience in fashion to show everyday scenes from three continents and purify them until the point when there is nothing left of reality but a feeling.
Mehran Djojan: The Right To Live Shamelessly
For an extra special editorial, we asked some of our favorite photographers from all around the world to share a picture of theirs from the past year alongside some thoughts, their hopes and wishes for the next one. This is what they wrote.
Ryan Pfluger: Until We Are All Free
Los Angeles photographer Ryan Pfluger’s new book Holding Space: Life and Love Through a Queer Lens is not only a rare documentation of couples being both queer and interracial, but an immensely moving piece of art.
Bruce Labruce: Disturbing Realities
Bruce LaBruce is a continuous art showcase and a reference for queer culture. From one project to the next, the artist, writer, filmmaker, photographer and director has always navigated different topics with a distinctive provocation.
Veronique Charlotte: Portraying Queer Bodies Through Gender Project Is A Political Statement
A mix between arts, activism and the opportunity to connect deeper would probably define Gender Project but also Veronique Charlotte, its creative director. In a sweet interview with Container Love, they share thoughts and experiences about gender dysphoria, their career in high fashion, the disappointments of the industry and the need of raising the level of the conversation when talking about LGBTQIA+ legislation and rights.
Mengwen Cao: Ready To Love, Ready To Be Heartbroken
Know the sacrifice you are willing to make – New York-based photographer Mengwen Cao’s work has been constantly evolving since their project, Here We Are made headlines worldwide starting a conversation about queerness in Asian societies.
Charmaine Poh: In The Eye Of The Observer
Showing queerness as an underlying presence – Chinese-Singaporean artist and photographer Charmaine Poh is taking a step back from identities in order to show them within the bigger picture.
No. 223: Internet Adolescence
Taking photos the same way a director would shoot a movie – Chinese photographer Lin Zhipeng, better known as No. 223, is an artist whose photography is bending both genre and gender.
Osamu Yokonami: The Portrait Of The Faceless
The chase of wandering spirits – there is something otherworldly and haunting about Japanese photographer Osamu Yokonami’s work that makes his images feel tragic yet beautiful at the same time.
Rob Tennent: Not Waiting For A Miracle
We talked with Rob Tennent, Auckland-based photographer and creative as he captures queer love in all it's beauty.
YouTube Star Rosiah Shows Us How To Love Yourself
Entrepreneur, YouTuber, advocate and model Rosiah Bernier sat down with us to discuss pronouns, transitioning and more.
Tanner Fletcher: Genderless Clothing For All
We had a chat with Fletcher Kassel, half of fashion label Tanner Fletcher, to talk about gender expression and what fashion can mean.
Soraya T Zaman: A Seat At The Table
New York based, Australian artist Soroya T. Zaman shares their fight for visibility and diversity as a queer photographer.
Vico Ortiz: What Does Queer Visibility Really Mean?
An Essay of Love: We sat down and spoke with the iconic Our Flag Means Death actor Vico Ortiz to discuss visibility, identity and queerness.
Jess T. Dugan: A Radical And Beautiful Act
Meet Jess Dugan, a renowned artist exploring identity through photography, video and writing, with their work exhibited in over 40 museums.
Lindsay Ryklief and Living Unapologetically
We interviewed Lindsay Ryklief - a Seoul-based photographer, DJ and promoter who first one our hearts with ongoing series, Boys of Seoul.
Leo Maki: Ain’t Bad Education
Bold eroticism is what makes Leo Maki a truly different kind of creator among queer photographers, catch our interview with him here!
Living in LUPAE Latex, A Fashion Revolution
Latex is taking over fashion, with LUPAE at the heart. We spoke to the founder, Michelle Worsley, on queerness and the latex revolution.
Henri Jakobs On Representation and Act(ing) Out
Musician, actor and activist Henri Jakobs talks with us about breaking social structures, how to be a better ally and #ActOut.
Justin Thesis Smith: Dancing Away The Binary
Meet Justin Thesis Smith, the phenomenal dancer based in Berlin that speaks to us on toxic masculinity, dance and queerness.
Barbie Breakout On Breaking Out Expectations
Why is Pride still important? Barbie Breakout, German Drag Queen, podcaster, author and activist, let us know.
Massimo Leardini And The Season Of Light
Photographer Massimo Leardini pictures capture ultimate beauty while releasing it back into the wild, into nature.
Laurence Philomène and Changing Seasons
We sat down with Laurence Philomène to talk about the idea behind Puberty and the queer and trans people of the future.
Analog Human Studies with Slava Mogutin
Slava Mogutin, artist and author exiled from Russia for his outspoken queer writing and activism, sits down with us to reveal all.
Rob Tennent: A Way To Remember
With the world standing still during the pandemic, Rob Tennent travelled around New Zealand for his book, I’M GOING TO MISS YOU.
Unexplored Territories with Jesse Van Den Berg
Jesse van den Berg is a non-binary photographer based in the Netherlands on a mission to put the spotlight on people who are underrepresented.
Nana Yaw Oduro: Shine A Light On
Nana Yaw Oduro is a young photographer living in Ghana, facing an exciting future with his pictures getting him more recognition worldwide.
Nana Yaw Oduro: Everything Is Beautiful
Welcome to the world of photographer Nana Yaw Oduro who focuses on boyhood years, masculinity, social acceptance and self-confidence.
Mees Peijnenburg: When Two Bodies Collide
We wanted to ask director & photographer Mees Peijnenburg ever since we first saw images from his hopefully never-ending series, Kiss Kiss.
Asger Carlsen: Trusting Curiosity
New York based photographer and media artist Asger Carlson talks about being crime scene photographer and his artistic future.
Stuart Sandford and That Some Kind Of Magic Moment
We sat down with the British multimedia artist Stuart Sandford to talk about sexuality, polaroids and the demystification of love.
Wojciech Wos: Boys Make Me Sad Sometimes
The Polish artist Wojciech Wos told us about the magic of the last brushstrokes and moving to Berlin in the middle of a pandemic.
Daniel Marin Medina: Love Is Fucking Beautiful
In conversation with Container Love, the Colombian painter Daniel Marin Medina told us about his enthusiasm for the human body and mapping sexuality.
Zeno Spyropoulos and Normalising Realness
Talking with Berlin-based photographer Zeno Spyropoulos about his recent book and why we hide from reality on both sides of the camera.
You Do You And I Do Me with Leo Maki
Leo Maki sent us an exclusive selection from his GUYS N STUFF series and talked work, style, inspiration in Corona and NARCISSISM.
BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! Goes Magazine
BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! goes magazine. And we love it! We had a little chat with founder and director Ghislain Pascal.
Shane Reynolds: Love Is A Drug That Can Make Or Break Us
We are completely in love with the work of New York based photographer Shane Reynolds. We sat down to talk about NARCISSISM.
Beyond The Camera with Birk Thomassen
"Inviting – not excluding." When we asked photographer Birk Thomassen for his definition of Safe Space, this was his answer.
Spyros Rennt And The Quiet Next To The Loud
We had a little interview with Spyros Rennt and talked about his new book, LUST SURRENDER, that displays brave honesty and love.
Nelson Morales and The Muxes of Mexico
Introducing Nelson Morales and the THE MUXES OF OAXACA – a longterm project about the Muxes, considered the third gender in Mexico.
Melissa Schriek on The City Is A Choreography
Amsterdam-based photographer Melissa Schriek explores the city and its residents in her book THE CITY IS A CHOREOGRAPHY.
My Two Lives In One Book: ZWEI by Florian Hetz
Florian Hetz puts together two images – two worlds, a dialogue between two opposites or two photos that tell a story in ZWEI.
Chloe Rosser: Maybe With A Bit Of Poetry
London-based photographer Chloe Rosser talks about her series FORM & FUNCTION, where the body into fleshy sculptures.
Asaf Einy: This Is Not The End
Tel Aviv based photographer Asaf Einy reminds us of documentaries about places we always wanted to travel to with colours and moments.
Alexan Sarikamichian: Some Kind Of Fantasy Story
Argentinian Alexan Sarikamichian, director of "Cosmos", began his career as a producer with over 10 short and feature films and music videos.
BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! Book
BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! is a new book presenting a contemporary collection of queer photography with more than 50 queer photographers from 20 countries.
No Boys No Girls No Nothing: Meeting Laurence Philomène
Laurence Philomène is a photographer working around themes of colour theory, queerness and gender identity, with no gender stereotypes.
Manuel Scrima: The Image In My Head
We are in love with Manuel Scrima, a talented artist from Milano who got into many fields of creative work since he was a child.
Stefan Gunnesch: The Me And The Daemonien
Stefan Gunnesch is a Leipzig based communications designer playing with abstraction and anonymisation of the human body.
Hypnotize Me, Birk Thomassen
Birk Thomassen has a remarkable eye for intimate and sexually charged moments with his distinct visual language and documentary look.
The Bath Time Diaries of Annika Weertz
Welcome to the world of imperfection. Immerse with us into the analogue universe of Annika Weertz and her view on breaking gender stereotypes.
What Is There Not To Love About Daantje Bons
Daantje Bons is a fine art photographer working and living in Utrecht, portraying intriguing scenes with honesty and sincerity.
Andrea Galad and The Brightest Side Of Soul
With is unique style, Neo Classic Photography, Italian-born photographer and artist Andrea Galad creates a mystical universe that reflects his soul.
The Unvarnished View of Karolina Hanulak
Despite - or just because - of her young age, Karolina Hanulak conveys her intimate emotions in playful, uncompressed moments.
Anderson Zomer: Man Is Nature
We found photographer Anderson Zomer and wanted to know more about him because we deeply fell in love with his current project.
Kosstis Fokas: I’m Not Malfunctioning, You Are
We are big fans of Athens-born photographer Kostis Fokas. His progressive view on male erotica and beauty is confusing, absurd, and funny.
Armando Frezze Durand: Love Is The Only Cure
Armando Frezze Durand is an artist based in Buenos Aires. He focuses his work on the graphic study of masculinity through his close environment.
The XXY Interview with Rainer Torrado
Rainer Torrado is a photographer & art director who is living and working worldwide. We talked about his project THE XXY GENERATION with him.
Love Ambassador 2017 – Marcel Karussell
We proudly present you the launch of our new Container Love profile accompanied by Instagram darling Marcel aka @karussellfahrt.
Anton Shebetko: Why Not Make Some Pics?
Anton Shebetko is a Ukrainian artist and photographer based in Amsterdam whose work is mostly weird and funny focused on LGBT-related topics.
Sven Serkis: Don’t Call Them Sexy
If you look at ADAM'S FRUIT, the long-term project of Sven Serkis, you’ll mostly see bodies, his existentially unique and quintessentially nude style.
Gender Is A Spectrum with Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert
Through the intimate portraits of Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert, he creates a new insight into the trans and genderqueer community.
Rebecca Ruetten on Boys
Rebecca Ruetten, Berlin-based photographer, and nomad artist. She is breaking gender stereotypes with her series "Boys".
Love On The Beat with Daria Nelson
Daria Nelson is a Russian soul from Ukraine, now based in Paris with this beautiful series about overcoming gender boundaries.