TRUSTING CURIOSITY

As the creator of some of the most haunting artworks that we’ve come across, Asger’s story is far from being usual. After featuring some of his photoshopped fever dreams on Container Love, we finally got the chance to sit down with the New York based photographer and media artist to talk about his career as a crime scene photographer, the frightening nature of normalization and how living in a world of woe can lead us to do great things.

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.

WHEN TWO BODIES COLLIDE

Celebrating the anomaly that is love – there were so many questions that we wanted to ask director & photographer Mees Peijnenburg ever since we first saw images from his hopefully never-ending series, Kiss Kiss. We are very happy that we’ve finally got a chance to sit together with Mees to discuss kissing strangers, love’s dynamics and the tenderness that lies within the natural brutality of a kiss.

SOME KIND OF MAGIC MOMENT

There are multiple reasons why Stuart Sandford has become one of our favorite contemporary british creators. A lot of things have happened since he first has been featured on Container Love and we couldn’t be happier coming back to him on the occasion of his new photo book, THE BEST WAY TO LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IS IN BED. We sat down with the multimedia artist to talk about sexuality, polaroids and the demystification of love.

BOYS MAKE ME SAD SOMETIMES

"Boys make me sad sometimes so I paint about it" – painter Wojciech Wos likes to describe his work as love-orientated. The polish artist told us about the magic of the last brushstrokes, moving to Berlin in the middle of a pandemic and how not to lose our ability to share our warmth as we get older and more experienced.

LOVE IS FUCKING BEAUTIFUL

"Love for me is the powerful, relentless, terrifying letting go of fear" – painter Daniel Marin Medina doesn’t seek perfection, but enlightenment and happiness through his art. In conversation with Container Love, the colombian artist told us about his enthusiasm for the human body and how he keeps mapping sexuality through his work.

YOU DO YOU AND I DO ME

We're in love with the work of Warsaw based photographer and video maker Leo Maki. So we asked for more – and Leo delivered. He sent us an exclusive selection from his GUYS N STUFF series. And if that isn't enough for you, we also had a lovely chat with him about his work, his style, inspiration in Corona times and about NARCISSISM, our LOVE OF THE MONTH. 

NORMALISING REALNESS

"I photograph the unposed, the raw. Flaws and all. All walks of life’’ – photographer Zeno Spyropoulos catches the sacred moments of intimacy like no one else does. In conversation with the Berlin-based photographer, he told us about his recently released photobook, the thin red line between seeking love and seeking acceptance and why we are hiding from reality on both sides of the camera.

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 already featured a beautiful selection of his works. But we wanted more! So we had a lovely little chat with him about his work and his inspiration, about narcissism, our LOVE OF THE MONTH, and of course about love.

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.

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.