Tuesday, January 17, 2017

BEAMS beyond TOKYO

"The first look at Japanese fashion brand BEAMS and its evolution into one of the most significant arbiters of streetwear style and contemporary cool.

BEAMS, which started as a small shop in the Harajuku district of Tokyo in 1976, has since grown into an influential fashion brand and an arbiter of style in Japan and beyond. To best serve the ever changing patterns of life for new generations of consumers setting trends in fashion and streetwear for over four decades, BEAMS puts collaboration at the core of its philosophy, helping it to become a magnet for young designers with crisp and dynamic ideas.

BEAMS offers readers an exclusive look at the inner workings of one Japan’s most innovative fashion brands. Highlighted within are key collaborations between BEAMS and brands including Adidas, Nike, Reebok, and Levi’s and renowned photographers such as Mark Borthwick and Terry Richardson. Complete with photographs, sketches, and in-depth essays by curators and collaborators, this book presents a detailed look into BEAMS and its four decades of bringing together the best emerging talent with international designers."

the book will be released on February 14, get it from Rizzoli or from BEAMS if you're living in Japan.
source: Rizzoli, BEAMS

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hasselblad Master Ali Rajabi: streetwise in NYC

"As a street photographer you need to stay in the dark and be invisible to people,” he says, “and you find yourself walking as much as you can to find the best spots to work. My concept for the project was focused on the morning and that gave me only two to three hours of time to be where I needed to be, because after that the sunlight was getting too harsh.

So I went to different locations and made notes about the angle of the light at certain times and drew some sketches to plan out the shots I wanted to make. Although it wasn’t infallible it gave me a sense of what would happen in the frame. It was kind of surprising and exciting to see in advance how the photos might turn out."

for the full feature head over to Hasselblad, the corresponding book is available from teNeues.



source: Hasselblad

latest pickups...
Ron Botucal Reserva Exclusiva

i'm more of a whisky guy, but during our recent holidays i had the chance to try the Botucal Reserva Exclusiva (outside of Germany it's known as Diplomático) and i was blown away by its rich aroma and taste. the rum is distilled by Ron Diplomático in Venezuela. salud!

pic source: Ron Diplomático