"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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! 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.