Sam Claflin

To say Sam Claflin’s star is rising seems woefully inadequate; rocketing would be a more appropriate term. Certainly there’s been nothing steady about the British actor’s career path to date. Just months out of LAMDA he was notching up the parts in prestigious TV shows, chasing this up with scene-stealing roles in Hollywood blockbusters like Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Snow White and the Huntsman.

Sam Claflin

Jock Sturges

Sturges’ ability to capture unstudied, un-posed, natural gestures is remarkable. His photography conveys a quiet warmth and beauty, creating moments of true peace. He prides himself on the bonds of trust, friendship and collaboration between the photographer and model. The admiration and respect he shows for his subjects shines loudly through his works. 

Jock Sturges

Tham & Videgård

I had the fortune of interviewing Martin Videgård and Bolle Tham, two men clearly aware of the need to design with a certain humility, with attention to site specificity - refreshing within the context of contemporary architecture which in recent decades has been driven more by the abilities afforded architectural design via 3D modeling, computation, and the myriad of fabrication methods emergent from such tech-driven advances.  

Tham & Videgård
Issue Nº8Julia SzaboArt

Tim Richmond

Places, like people, can seem alone, filled with melancholy. So reads the epigraph to Tim Richmond’s mesmerizing new collection of photographs, Last Best Hiding Place.

Issue Nº8Julia SzaboArt
Tim Richmond

Dustin Lance Black

Dustin Lance Black is a troublemaker. From his passionate, yet controversial, acceptance speech at the Oscars in 2008, to playing a major role in defeating Prop 8 (a statewide ballot that would have made same-sex marriage illegal in California), the award-winning screenwriter, director, and social activist is not afraid to stand up for what he believes.

Dustin Lance Black

Lucas Foglia

Conceptually and formally urban and rural spaces speak in distinct and familiar visual codes and styles. Betwixt and between what one would consider a proper rustic scene, such as an expanse of valley, snow-peaked mountain ranges, or a cluster of cattle, there exist border towns, metaphorical spaces, where a factory looks quite at home on the prairie or the effects of industrial drilling can appear to be acts of beautification. In these real and metaphorical locales, in this clash of cultures Lucas Foglia presents vivid scenes of an American West that is experiencing social, physical and interpretative transformations.

Lucas Foglia

Sarah Paulson

This issue deals with Naturalism, and Sarah Paulson is a natural. As part of the ensemble of the wickedly glorious anthology series American Horror Story, she manages to insert a sense of realism into characters that are made up of anything but.

Sarah Paulson
Dennis GolonkaFashion

7 Girls and a Guy

Photos by Dennis Golonka featuring Liv O’Driscoll, Amanda Steele, Charlotte Coquelin, Sam Romerger, Zane, Cleo Wiek, Ella Hope Merryweather, and Emma Hancock.

Dennis GolonkaFashion
 7 Girls and a Guy

Venetia Scott

There are few rocks within fashion’s 21st-century elite that glory in unrefinement, maintaining their outsider reputations, nursing connections to the anti-establishment and to a rebellion of the sort that isn’t manufactured by a roundtable of designers and editors with agendas to push and dollar bills to collect.

Venetia Scott
Dennis GolonkaFashion

The Aura of Beauty

Photos by Dennis Golonka featuring Sander Anocic, Mark Maceachen, Rockwell Harwood, Gustavo Sanches, Kevin Adrian, August Gonet, Ian Sheridan, Valentine, and Cameron Keeding.

Dennis GolonkaFashion
The Aura of Beauty

Johan Svensson

If you pay attention to magazine mastheads at all you will have seen Johan Svensson's name on some of the most respected titles in the industry. From Big to Harper’s Bazaar, Jane, Vogue Paris and currently W Magazine his talent and career have made him one of the most influential Art Directors in the business.

Johan Svensson

Cory Michael Smith

This actor’s actor is enjoying a career with divergent roles that range from the “good intentioned,” comic book character turned murderer in Gotham to playing the tortured, suicidal Kevin in last year’s Emmy nominated miniseries Olive Kitteridge.

Cory Michael Smith

Cory Stearns

Scratch the surface and there’s that steely determination at his core so often possessed by athletes and performers, the 20/20 vision that separates the talented from the brilliant in all walks of life. As a dancer Stearns is of course a hybrid of sportsman and actor, his physical prowess channeled into movements that exude an unmistakable poetry. It’s such finesse that has made Stearns one of the most exciting names in the ballet world. We began by talking about the foot injury that has recently taken him out of the game for a few weeks.

Cory Stearns

Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton is in no danger of being typecast. In just a few years she’s tackled roles with a diversity for which most actors wait a lifetime from a heartbreaking turn as the tragic heroine in Tess of the D’Urbervilles to the lethally sexy vampire in Byzantium.

Gemma Arterton