MY TWO LIVES IN ONE BOOK

In his new book, Florian Hetz puts together two images – two worlds, a dialogue between two opposites or two photos that tell a story. We did a little interview with him to dive into his universe and to hear what he has to say about his new book ZWEI.

EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL

His use of color and contrast makes Nana's images look almost iconic. He currently focuses on boyhood years, masculinity, social acceptance and self-confidence. Well, we had a little chat with him. Welcome to the world of photographer Nana Yaw Oduro.

MAYBE WITH A BIT OF POETRY

Chloe Rosser is a photographer living in London. In her series FORM & FUNCTION, Chloe transforms the body into fleshy sculptures that allow her and us to look at the human body differently. We had a few questions about the project and about Chloe's work in general.

THIS IS NOT THE END

Asaf Einy's pictures remind us of documentaries about places we always wanted to travel to. The colors, the settings, the moments of his art are captivating, so you just want to be right in the middle of this moments.

FOLLOW YOUR PASSION

THE MUXES OF OAXACA – a longterm project by Mexican photographer Nelson Morales is about the Muxe community of Oaxaca. Muxes are considered the third genre in Mexico. And of course we had some questions about this project.

SOME KIND OF FANTASY STORY

Alexan Sarikamichian, the director of "Cosmos", our LOVE OF THE MONTH in July, was born and raised in Argentina. He began his career as a producer with more than 10 short and feature films and music videos. In 2016 he started his career as a director. We had a little conversation with him.

BOYS! BOYS! BOYS!

BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! is a new book edited by Ghislain Pascal and published by teNeues and Mendo. It presents a contemporary collection of queer and gay photography, full of variety, power and intensity. It features more than 50 queer and gay photographers from 20 countries.

MORE SELF LOVE

Every crisis needs the perfect outfit. This summer, Milan based designer Nicola Indelicato shows us how to cover your mouth and nose in a fashionable and sexy way… and what else to wear. Have fun looking through his Lookbook and reading our little conversation with him.

WHAT’S UP, LOVE?

Hi to our Interview-Quickie, a WhatsApp chat with the creators of Container Love exhibitions. No rules, no grammar. Allowed is text & pictures, emojis & emotions.

NO BOYS NO GIRLS NO NOTHING

Laurence Philomène is an emerging non-binary photographer, director and curator living in Montreal/Toronto. Working around themes of color theory, queerness and gender identity, she turns all gender stereotypes into oblivion.

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. And he has never really stopped: from documentary to fashion photography, from video making to directing, he does it all.

THE ME AND THE DAEMONIEN

Stefan Gunnesch is a Leipzig based communications designer we have been following for a while, stunned by his play with abstraction and anonymization of the human body with techniques of collage, painting, and drawing.

HYPNOTIZE ME, BIRK

Birk Thomassen has a remarkable eye for intimate and sexually charged moments. With his distinct visual language and documentary look, he is able to create a delicate atmosphere of sensuality that puts the viewer into a strangely nostalgic state. In one word: hypnotizing.

THE BATH TIME DIARIES

Welcome to the wonderful word of the imperfection. Immerse with us into the analogue universe of Annika Weertz and her view on breaking gender stereotypes. So sit down, open the window for a little kiss by the sun and put on an old record of Janis Joplin.

WHAT IS THERE NOT TO LOVE

Daantje Bons is a fine art photographer working and living in Utrecht. She began her photography career at the age of sixteen when she started studying at the Art Academy of Antwerp and graduating in 2008.

THE BRIGHTEST SIDE OF SOUL

With is photographic style, so-called Neo Classic Photography, Italian-born photographer and artist Andrea Galad creates a mystical universe that reflects his soul. Sometimes dark, sometimes full of love and light, but always with a touch of magic.

THE UNVARNISHED VIEW

Despite - or just because - of her young age, Karolina Hanulak conveys her intimate emotions in playful, uncompressed moments. We really like Karolina's "unvarnished" view on the human body and ask her to tell something about her work and life.

MAN IS NATURE

We found photographer Anderson Zomer in the vastness of Instagram and wanted to know more about him because we deeply fell in love with his current project. So welcome to the world of container love, Anderson.

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. With his distinctive sense for changing the perspectives, every part of the body is captured beautiful and sexy.

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 by exploring and capturing the image of his closest environment and then materializing it in individual or collective samples, books, and short films.

THE XXY INTERVIEW

Rainer Torrado is a photographer & art director who is living and working between Paris, Hong Kong, and Madrid. He regularly contributes to international fashion magazines. We talked about his stunning project THE XXY GENERATION with him.

LOVE AMBASSADOR 2017

Life’s like a carousel – spinning around and ‘round and ‘round and ‘round… Always forth. Never stop… In this spirit, we proudly present you the launch of our new Container Love profile accompanied by Instagram darling Marcel aka karussellfahrt.

WHY NOT MAKE SOME PICS?

Anton Shebetko is an Ukrainian artist and photographer based in Amsterdam whose work is mostly weird and funny, sometimes gentle and intimate, but always focused on LGBT-related topics. And that we dig a lot.

DON’T CALL THEM SEXY

If you look Sven Serkis’ long-term project ADAM'S FRUIT, you’ll mostly see bodies. "I often reduce my nudes as far until there are no differences anymore and in this way, we are all equal.", he said. We love his existentially unique and quintessentially nude style.

GENDER IS A SPECTRUM

Photographer Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert published his first book in 2016. Through his intimate portraits and in combination with interviews he creates a new insight into the community which he supports through his platform for trans- and genderqueer people.

BOYS

Rebecca Ruetten, Berlin-based photographer, and nomad artist. She is spot on covering a variety from renaissance inspired fast food series, discovering the punk scene of Myanmar to breaking gender stereotypes with her series "Boys" and was part of the Container Love 4.

LOVE ON THE BEAT

Daria Nelson is a Russian soul from Ukraine, now based in Paris, turning her dreams into reality. She feels strongly about tolerance, equal rights and respect for people and blessed us with this beautiful series about overcoming gender boundaries.