SICKLY SEEKING

Lovesick, Container Love's hot topic this summer, created by photographer Maximilian Mouson and written by editor Robin Micha. In being lovesick lies the feeling of longing. Many believe for the condition to occur only after the end of a significant relationship or while being unhappily in love. Some may think of it as something to be overcome, to be a temporary effect of a road left abandoned.

A WAY TO REMEMBER

„In order to create imagery like this, I needed people to trust me” – while the world stood still during the pandemic, Rob Tennent spent months traveling around New Zealand, taking pictures for his simply gorgeous photobook, I’M GOING TO MISS YOU. In conversation with Container Love, the Auckland-based photographer told us about his take on remembrance, the shutter sound that made him fall in love with 120mm film and the strangest summer that will stay with us until the days that we die.

THE SALT ON YOUR SKIN

What does it take for one to become a master of the easy life? – Container Love’s founder Christian Ruess hopped on a plane and shot his newest editorial on the azure shores of Lanzarote. The summer of love is slowly coming to an end, but instead of being saddened by it, it’s time to take a deep breath and jump into our ocean of memories. Once again it is our time together, our time to love, to dance while the world keeps spinning around us.

BECOMING SOMEONE NEW

Sometimes it’s the journey behind a photo that makes an image truly stand out. Ralf Obergfell's life and career is full of stories that are meant to be remembered. A born-and-bred Black Forest boy - in his own words - who escaped to London for a year or two, but couldn’t leave. Ralf’s scenes and objects might change time to time, but his spark is always there in the pictures. Eventually, Ralf found his way to Berlin and it’s fair to say that he entered a new phase of his photographic saga.

CATCHING MYSELF RED HANDED

There is really no point in playing games and overcomplicating life, when it could be as straightforward, brave and colorful as Romain Berger’s photography. After having seen his new and dangerously hot calendar called Bizarre, we sat down with Romain to talk about the fall of Parisian chic, sexuality and writing letters to Jean Paul Gaultier.

UNDER YOUR SKIN

“When taking a photograph I want to capture not the person but the feeling and that is something that characterizes pretty much the way I do things'' – Márcia Simões’ work represents a new wave in contemporary photography. Whether we are looking at her self-portraits or models that she’s working with, there is a lot of tension, a lot of feel in her images creating an atmosphere that gets under our skin in the best way possible.

FEELING ICONIC WITH KUST

Kust is revisiting its timeless brief and introduces its new design. Keeping its minimal aesthetic approach to each of its collection, the brand presents the new iconic brief 02/ with a slightly adjusted fit and design to offer more room in the front and maximise the comfort of its wearer.

CLOTHES TO PUT ON, CLOTHES TO TAKE OFF

Coming up with bold T-shirt statements while designing his own line of intimate underwear Berlin-based designer Kurt Prynne’s work is all about duality. We sat down with him for a quick chat to talk about body positivity, how intimate moments can be ruined by loud brands and why it is important for any fashion designer to learn more about what being naked really means.

WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF

Poetry just can’t get more visual than this – photographer and director Tatiana Saavedra works across different mediums, which makes her artworks to be like ever blooming flowers: revealing yet another layer of wonder and beauty with every time we look at them. Her work explores a symbiotic relationship between photography and poetry. Her pictures are like fragments of time, born from little moments.

SLIPPING UNDER YOUR SKIN

The most wonderful thing about collages is that they are never a whole. They make us imagine the picture behind the picture, instead of revealing it. As one of our favorite German artists, Stefan Gunnesch has a unique vision: his works may be pleasing to the eye, yet they do carry the uneasiness of something unspoken. With his new series, he went even further, opening a door to a dangerous place entirely built out of memories.

FEEDING CURIOSITY

"I take photos to understand better" – having a history in fashion, Tokyo-based photographer Keisuke Morizawa is the one who observes instead of interfering. Finding both peace and passion behind the camera, he works on the border between reality and daydreaming.

FUTURE WORLD

Armando Terrero, a fashion photographer from the Dominican Republic but living in Barcelona, studied and worked in advertising, graphic design and the illustration industry and it shows in the concepts, compositions and simplicity of his photography. In his sessions he combines analog and digital photography.

ROOM TAIPEI

Jaihang is a photographer and graphic designer, born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and now living in Taipei. His photos are a mix of self portraits and depictions of couples in every day life. His longterm project ROOM TAIPEI, shot over a period of eight years between Taipei and Shenzhen, was published as a book in early 2021.

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?

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.

REWRITING THE RULES

Birk Thomassen's latest series CORNUCOPIA is part of a wider project called LIGHTROOM - a gay adult movie, which we will talk about in more detail soon. Birk followed the project with his camera and his unmistakable style and allows us to dive into the world of lust, desire, freedom and experimentation. His pictures reflect the energy that reigned during the shooting and behind the scenes.

HUMAN BEINGS

Bettina Pittaluga is a Paris based French-Uruguayan photographer. Her work focuses on intimate portraits of human beings, diversity and capturing the simple beauty in everyday life. We discovered her work for Vogue Italy and ID Mag and totally fell in love with her Instagram feed.