The portrait images appear as if watercolour and Johnson’s images use the haze of the exposure to delicately frame the backgrounds.

Words by Elin Jones
Photographs by Matthew Johnson

Architecture. Residents. Art.

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Villa Castelluccio

Villa Castelluccio uses local materials, traditional building methods and details from the local architecture, resulting in a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom house that fits perfectly within the olive trees, a real Italian vernacular.

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Simon Freund. +49 173 37 42 908

We wrote in the past already about Simon Freund’s pieces of art such as “Selbsportrait” and “Zero“. This time we’d like to share with you his latest exhibition which will be held in Munich this Sunday where he exhibits four of his recent projects.

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Photographer’s Note – Ana Santl

“The most adorable thing about working with women, especially when tête-à-tête, is the dialogue which flows over the course of the shooting – no matter if verbal or non-verbal”

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Knitwear by Sammlung Walter

Sammlung Walter is about the art of product fabrication. Out of this came a collection of products in the fields of fashion and interior design.

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An occupation of silence

Aspiring photographer Aleksey Kondratyev, who was born 1993 in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, shot an impressive series which shows the work of an ice fisher

Comfort Zone.

Comfort Zone, Video

Walking

Inspired by the works of Saskia Sassen and Byung-Chul Han, Powell and Hettenbach filmically interpreted the sometimes overlapping theories of the two authors: Sassen’s focus lies on the neoliberal market economy and social changes, while Byung-Chul Han deals with these topics in a more philosophical way.

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Comfort Zone, Video

Croco and Co

For the exhibition, Rue Nouvelle met Marc-Henri Ngandu in Paris to talk about his inspiration and the way he sees fashion and photography.

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Musique.

City Guides.