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Collection 1 - Nude – Pure – Us!

Hello, welcome to our very first KALTBLUT Collection. 400 pages of the theme Nudity. It is a special edition. Featuring artists like: aMinus, Gio Black Peter, Sam Sparro, Mara Sommer, Nir Arieli, Munroe Bergdorf, Rico Mahel, PETA, Tim Kruger, Brett Seiler, Marilyn Monroe, Suzana Holtgrave, Simon Ekrelius, Oona Vdl, Men To Kiss and many many more. Download the pdf here: http://kaltblutmagazine.bigcartel.com/product/collection-1-nude-pure-us-pdf-download

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COLLECTION 1

NUDE . PURE . US

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of the other side.

Nudity is a shroud

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NINA KHARYTONOVA

Deputy editor-in-chief

email:

nkaharytonova@kaltblut-magazine.com

EMMA E K JONES

Art editor

email:

ejones@kaltblut-magazine.com

COCO MEURER

Music editor

email:

cmeurer@kaltblut-magazine.com

ALEXANDER DANNER

Advertising / Office

email:

danner@kaltblut-magazine.com

NICOLAS SIMONEAU

Art director

email:

nsimoneau@kaltblut-magazine.com

AMANDA M JANSSON

Art editor

email:

ajansson@kaltblut-magazine.com

CLAUDIO ALVARGOMZALEZ

Movie editor

email:

calvargonzalezterar@kaltblut-magazine.com

DANIEL ELLMENREICH

Webmaster

email:

ellmenreich@kaltblut-magazine.com

SUSANN BOSSLAU, DREW EASTMAN, SHEL FULLER, SUZANA HOLTGRAVE, ALESSANDRO LÁZARO, AIDEN CONNOR

KALTBLUT Magazine

Layout by Marcel Schlutt & Nicolas Simoneau, Translation by Amanda M Jansson & Drew Eastmann

Founded & Published - 2012 in Berlin

by Marcel Schlutt

All Copyrights @ Marcel Schlutt

KALTBLUT Magazine

Ebelingstr. 1

10249 Berlin / Germany

+49 30 700 823 31

www.kaltblut-magazine.com

Cover

Model: Lex Ólsen

@SEEDS MANAGEMENT

www.seedsmodels.de

Photo by

Suzana Holtgrave


HERE WE ARE

Hello, welcome to our very first KALTBLUT Collection. 400 pages of the theme

Nudity. I hope you enjoy what you will see. Me and my team, we wanna thank you

- all of our readers, fans, friends, artists and haters - for all the support in the last

month. It was not an easy time for us. But we are strong and we are fighters. So!

The future is ours. We love you guys!

KALTBLUT Magazine is the successor of HONK! Magazine, an Onlinemagazine founded

in 2010 in Berlin. HONK! has created international sensation from day one, also

because of collaborations with Steed Lord, Bruce La Bruce, Rico Mahel (Ophus Kulturpreis

2011), Natalie Avelon, Walter Van Beirendonck and many others.

What is Kaltblut? KALTBLUT stands for a limitless symbiosis between art, photography,

fashion and media. The theme of every issue works as a platform for artists to

showcase their personal interpretation and point of view. By adopting this concept

KALTBLUT hopes to break free from all traditional conventions and frames and allow

an unhinged and borderless unfolding of creativity.

Marked by the Internet generation we have opted for an online magazine format, aiming

at achieving the fastest and most global connection between artists and readers.

In order to address our target group -the art interested cosmopolitan- in a propper way,

our issues are released every 2 months in English. Our purpose is to create a thorough

insight to every theme we go for, without pro and con and without falling victim to social

restraints. We don’t care to condemn but to be an eye opening experience instead.

Dear Nadine W.: I wanna thank you also, for your creativity, for your fantasy, for your

hard work. Because of you we are stronger now. We know how good we are. You and

me we will be bound for the rest of our lifes.

MARCEL SCHLUTT

EDITOR IN CHIEF / FASHION EDITOR

mschlutt@kaltblut-magazine.com

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Photo by Suzana Holtgrave


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SIMON EKRELIUS

Fashion Designer

Interview By Susann Bosslau

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HARLEY WIRE

Photography + Interview

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SAM SPARRO

Return To Paradise

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TOP5 BOOKS

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PETA

Interview By Nina Kharytonova

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RUBEN LARTIQUE

Illustration + Interview

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MEN TO KISS

Movie Stars

Interview By Marcel Schlutt

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VENUS

Fashion Editorial

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GIO BLACK PETER

Born To Be An Artist

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DEUX DÉMONS

Photography by Robert P Kothe

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THE FUTURE

Berlin Faces U Should Know

By Nina Kharytonova

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FOVE DESIGN

Fashion Editorial

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aMinus

Artist Of The Year

Interview by Nicolas Simoneau


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STRANGE

Editorial By Marco Rothenburger

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MARILYN MONROE

Portrait By C. Alvargonzalez Tera

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2FOR1

You Should Wear

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ON THE SHORE

Editorial By Mara Sommer

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I´M BRETT

Selfportraits By Brett Seiler

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TIM KRUGER

The X-Insider

Iinterview By Marcel Schlutt

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LUKASZ BILINSKI

Interview By Amanda M Jansson

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MIMI

Photography By Damien Vignaux

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MUNROE BERGDORF

Interview By Aiden Connor

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RONALDO

Fashion From Brazil

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ART AROUND ..

6 Art Events Around The World

March till May 2012

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RIDER

Photography by Micky Rosi Richter

Hair/Make up by Helena Narra Kapidzic

Model : NvM


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THE PROVOKING

Normal. And what is normal?

Who wants to be normal after

all? And what does it mean to

be normal?

TEXT BY COCO MEURER


NORMAL STATE!

Normal is what feels like normal to you.

And what you feel is determined by what

you have experienced and what you have

lived through. Which means it is something

completely different to every single

one of us. Everybody has their perspective

on life. Sometimes they nearly coincide

or are the exact opposites. Our social

life is being dictated by constraints that

humans have imposed on themselves

over time. Codes, that must be obeyed so

we don’t fall of the frame. Norms recognized

and approved by society. The biggest

rebel cannot break free of all that.

Much as he’d want to.

Yet, despite all the constraints, there must be

some state, equal for all, that allows us to look

“normal” among our own species. Or at least approaches

“normal” as much as possible.

Perhaps it is the state of nudity. Yes, perhaps.

Optical differences are only relevant to the nature

of each body. No social codes or clothing

rules. Basically, the “raw” state of humans. It

should be the most normal thing on earth to be

just naked. Yet it isn’t.

Nudity has become a strange rarity. But why?

What could have happened, so that people not

only find nudity shameful but can even use it as

means to provoke?

Sex sells!

The very invention of this slogan and the

possibility of its invention alone, should

have made us suspicious. But it hasn’t.

On the contrary, today, in the 21st century

is the uncovered nude body the number

one means of provoking, be it in the music

industry, the fashion industry or art.

The last step to openness today remains

the one to nudity. Of course, some will

say, that nudity is completely acceptable

in fashion, music, or art.

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It could have come about as a result of

extreme tabooing. The showing of skin

was foremost for women completely forbidden.

Bathing suits were bigger than

bed sheets. So shamefulness is a relic of

the preceding uptight generations. And

we haven’t managed to shake it off. On

the contrary. Free-your-body and Nudist

clubs are running out of young members.

Nobody wants to ride a bike or play

badminton in the complete nude.

And we all know how the things most

frowned upon, are the most provoking

ones.

An old saying, quoted far too much, goes: “Never

say never.” Our life is being governed by development

and various circumstances. Eventually,

man may manage to shake off this relic.

Just as the clothing covering us. On the other

hand, nobody can guarantee that getting rid of

this shell will be the solution to all inhibition.

One thing is absolutely certain, the covering

clothes, are hiding much that our eye seeks to

avoid looking at. Independently from the beauty

ideals of each decade and century.

Sometimes it is punishment enough having to

imagine what some people’s clothes are hiding.

Nobody wants to see everybody’s everything.

It is impossible to settle to the absolute

solution. Like with everything in life, extremism

is never a solution. Still, we believe

that in the right moments all covers

must fall.

Let´s get naked!


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LONDON

SIMON

EKRELIUS

Swedish born designer Simon Ekrelius, based

in London, is on of the fashion designers we like

the most. His design is unique, special and every

woman should wear one of his pieces.

The eponymous label is available in the UK,

Italy and online.

KALTBLUT had a little chat with the next big

designer of our decade.

Interview by Susann Bosslau

Photos by Sasha Rainbow

Model: Hannah Cooper - Next Models.

Hair & Make-Up by Holly Silius

www.simonekrelius.com


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KALTBLUT: What was the first thing you ever

sewed and how old were you?

SIMON: I sewed a pillowcase when I was 4 and a pair

of trousers when I was 7. I was terrified of the sewing

machine but I remember it so well, I worn those trousers

with pockets and drawstring everyday i could.

KALTBLUT: You grew up in Stockholm what

and who did inspire you?

SIMON: My grandmother on my mums side was the

main inspiration to my designing, she sort of had that universal

aura around her, I also kept studying people on

the street all the time, always when seeing them I redesigned

their look, I still do that today, its really fun. I have

always been an observer and architecture is in my love

box too. The stark and unusual buildings fascinates me

profoundly.

KALTBLUT: When did you know you wanna

become a designer and why?

SIMON: I dont know why and I still think why? But

what I do know is like a natural draw for me. when i work

in my studio I go into trans, Its a bit scary, I forget

everything around me, in the same time its like meditation.

I was around 12/13 when I first thought about it. In

Sweden we use to have a weekly fashion report and the

lady who narrated it was a true Mode-Dame. It was when

I saw pieces from YSL, Valentino and all the other

designers I felt my vision was never presented. I dont

think I thought about the word designer more likely I just

wanted to dig in there and do my own designs.

KALTBLUT: How do people recognise your

fashion?

SIMON: My cuts changes from season to season but I

keep that very me with architectural angle and the way I

oversize or slimming with my way of adding silhouettes,

colours and materials and my cubistic prints that sometimes

blurr out or stay clean that makes people recognise

my work.

KALTBLUT: Nudity is this issue´s topic. What

does nudity mean to you in fashion and to what

extent should it take a part in fashion?

SIMON: The actual reason why I like nudity in fashion

is because it is a vulnerable feeling to see someone nude

in combination with fashion who is a infamousely a stark

world. It´s nothing to do with porn , just that vulnerable act

and that in combination with brilliant photography can be

stunning if its done right.

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KALTBLUT: What were your inspirations for

the collection?

SIMON: “The Reflection’’ is inspired by Norman Fosters

building The Gerchin in London. And Stardust is inspired

by a piece from Le Corbusier. Both shown other

sides like moody shadows and light or astronomical feelings.

KALTBLUT: What sort of people, do you see

wearing your clothes?

SIMON: I don´t have an interest in celebrities so I don´t

know if you want any names as I`m useless with names

and I never recognise anyone. But I like my work to be

treated with love and respect and hopefully my clients

have lots of sex, fun, dramatic times and yummy partys

with my clothes. My private clients at this stage are from

all levels and all different work areas. I guess they are just

really cool people with an immaculate taste ;-)

KALTBLUT: What do you think of the current

state of the

fashion industry – is there really space for new

designers?

SIMON: It is an exciting time in fashion, out with old

and depressive and in with the new. The double AA listed

names feels stagnated and unintresting, They also show

very little intrest in renewing themselves so it is great for

us new now, Im busy with clients and fingers crossed it

will keep going, Most of my clients says that the reason

they come back is because I have something new to give

them. Fashion is about new moves and constant changes

with silhouettes and texture and even colours.

KALTBLUT: If you were in control of the fashion

industry, how would you change it so that

fashion is perceived the way you think it deserves

to be?

SIMON: I would scrap the obsession with celebritys

and focus on people with unique talents..

KALTBLUT: What’s your most memorable

piece of clothing?

SIMON: It was a simple Martin Margiela Jumper,

I loved it soo much and I always had soo much fun in it

and lots of flirts and I felt like a prince in it. It´s gone and

dead now sadly but I will always remember it.

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KALTBLUT: Who are your favorite designers?

SIMON: Ohh I don´t really have any one to be honest,

I like some pieces in many designers collections. But also

I dont really look around so much anymore as I used to.

KALTBLUT: So what are you working on right

now… what’s next for ‘Simon Ekrelius’?

SIMON: Im working on my new AW 12-13 collection

‘’The Meeting’’ and it will be presented in Paris during

PFW at ZipZone. Very exciting!

KALTBLUT: How do you define style?

SIMON: A way of thinking and being.

KALTBLUT: Fashion equals art! True or false?

Why?

SIMON: Some fashion, yes - true because it is based

on one´s visions like sculpture but with fabric.

KALTBLUT: What advice would you give young

designers that are about to enter the fashion

world?

SIMON: Go for it and do what your feelings tell you to

do. Never look back!


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HARLEY WEIR

Harley Weir is a genius from

London. Nobody else deserves more

to be on this issue than she does.

The brilliance with which she

captures the nude body is

breathtaking, be it analog or digital,

she is the one who masters the

medium producing such strong

images but of incredible sensitivity.

For her shooting and shooting nude

people is a whole magical process and

not only a photograph. But of course,

she knows how to please the crowd

and she is aware of her skills. We

had an interview with her to find out

more about this photography

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www.harleyweir.com

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KALTBLUT: You shoot lots of different people. How do you decide who to

shoot?

HARLEY: I see amazing faces everywhere but I like to shoot people that are around me, partly

due to cowardice\laziness but mostly because you get a much more intimate photograph. The more

relaxed the person is the more interesting it gets, I find. Personal images are always the most beautiful,

unfortunately.

KALTBLUT: We’ve noticed you shoot a lot of nature elements, such as flowers,

cactus, fruit, snakes, birds etc. Is it for the sheer beauty or do you see some

symbolism in them?

HARLEY: Flowers are very sexy, they are designed to be, they’re reproductive organs. I can’t

help but be attracted to them as metaphors in that way, I find them quite funny.

Birds are something else though, I have thousands of bird pictures stashed away... I enjoy the bird

watching element, looking for the different breeds creeping up and trying to shoot them (with camera

not gun) before they fly away, very satisfying.

KALTBLUT: How is it working with mixed media? You paint a lot on photographs

and it gives them a special and unique quality. How did this begin?

HARLEY: I like to work on them in the same way a re-toucher would in photoshop... I don’t see

why a photograph is so different to other artistic mediums. It doesn’t have to just be a file.


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KALTBLUT: How do you work with light on skin

in the studio or from natural sources?

HARLEY: I love working with natural light.... There’s nothing

like afternoon sunlight but obviously I live in London so

that’s not always a regular occurrence. I experiment with anything

around, house lamps, flash, hmi, tungsten whatever I

can get my hands on... no method there.

KALTBLUT: How has your work evolved over

the years? Do you see it changing? Is it always basically

the same? What is the backbone of it?

HARLEY: I think it changes all the time. I love experimenting

and I’m introducing digital into my work at the moment,

which everyone will hate to hear but one must embrace

the future! I’m not very good at it yet but I’m finding ways to

make it my own.

My work will always be changing but it will always be me taking

the photo so I don’t think it will ever change that much.

KALTBLUT: How is it working with nudity? Are

most people willing to play along? What advantages

does it offer you?

HARLEY: Some people become very venerable but others

are totally comfortable being nude, it creates a completely different

atmosphere depending on the person and my relationship

to them. Then there are the ethics involved when working

with another, it’s quite an odd situation to put yourself

into, the power you have over the model, their willingness to

offer themselves to the camera and peoples odd obsession

with looking at them.

Thinking about who should have the rights over the image is

enough to make me feel quite guilty. Especially when you’re

not working with models. I try not to think about it too much

though or I couldn’t do it, best to think of it flatly- I love to

look at nudes as does everyone else. People look more interesting

naked and it’s always gonna be a crowd pleaser, our

main ambition is to s.e.x, so any reminder and you have an

audience!


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www.harleyweir.com


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Model: Lex Ólsen @SEEDS MANAGEMENT

www.seedsmodels.de

Photography,Styling, Concept by Suzana Holtgrave

Mature hair by Ponpon Berlin

Crown by Susann Bosslau


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www.samsparro.com

RETURN TO PARADISE

SAM SPAR

Sam Sparro is on the way back. I can hardly

wait for his new album “Return To Paradise”

which is coming out this spring.

Mister Sparro is well know for his

disco, dance music. He knows how to mix

70s, 80s and 90s. We all know his big hit

“Black&Gold”. BUT !! This is just one of his

great tracks. HE IS SO MUCH MORE!

Welcome back Sam Sparro.

Interview by Marcel Schlutt


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KALTBLUT: Hey Sam! How are you

these days? How was the Paris

Fashion Week for you?

SAM: I’m really well thank you. I had such

a blast in Paris. It’s always nice to be around

other types of artists and see what they are

creating.

KALTBLUT: What is Sam Sparro

doing in his free time?

SAM: I have two dogs that I love going to the

park with. I recently got a 3D television so I

like watching movies a lot and having people

over.

KALTBLUT: Since when are you doing

music? You always wanted to be a

singer?

SAM: I started singing when I was really

young. Around 4 or 5 I think. I used to want

to be an actor but my grandmother talked

me out of it because she was an actress.

But as long as I can remember I’ve loved

music and can’t imagine doing anything else.

KALTBLUT: Your new album “ Return

To Paradise” is on the way.

Tell us something about your new

music and why the name :

Return To Paradise?

SAM: Paradise is a timeless place where

everyone lives in harmony and peace. I spent

a lot of time searching for this place inside

myself and that’s what the record is about...

Healing a broken heart and finding peace.

It’s also a reference to the Paradise Garage

which influenced many of the songs on the

record.

KALTBLUT: Your have worked more

than 2 years on the album. Where did

you record it?

SAM: I recorded most of it in Los Angeles

but some of it was recorded in London and

New York as well.

KALTBLUT: Did you wrote the songs by

yourself? Who is the producer?

SAM: I wrote a couple of the songs by myself

but most of them were a collaboration with

my production partner Golden Touch aka

Jesse Rogg.

I also worked with Greg Kurstin, Tim

Anderson, Lester Mendez and Jono Sloan

and wrote a bit with Swedish singer Erik

Hassle and Bethany from Best Coast.

There are so many other brilliant musicians

playing on the record.

It really is a collaborative project that I am

fortunate to be at the front of.

KALTBLUT: Which track is your

favourite?

SAM: One of my favourites is a song called

“We Could Fly”.

I got to record the horns at the DFA

studios in New York and recorded live

strings, drums, piano. Stuart Zender

(Jamiroqui) played bass on it.

It’s sort of a disco fantasy of mine. It’s lush

and really musical. I think my grandfather

who was an arranger and trumpet player

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KALTBLUT: I am a fan of your music

videos also. When will be the first

video published for the new album?

SAM: I am so excited about the video’s for

this record. I’ve just done the first two

treatments. I’m really inspired by Film Noir

and Busby Berkeley. There will be a few out

in the coming months.

KALTBLUT: Will you be on tour in

2012? Where can we see you on stage?

SAM: I just announce my first US tour and

will be playing all over the place this summer

and later in the year. Too early to announce

yet but I’ll post them on www.samparro.com

as soon as I can.

KALTBLUT: “Black & Gold “ was a big

hit all around the world. Are you nervous

or do you feel presure to comeback

with another big hit?

SAM: It’s great to have a hit and who wouldn’t

want another but when I wrote Black and

Gold I was not trying to write a “hit”.

I try to follow my instincts and create what I

feel. The rest takes care of itself.

KALTBLUT: Is there any musican you

would kill for, to work with?

SAM: Well... kill is a bit strong. I do love Beyonce.

She is such an incredible performer.

Working with Prince would also be a dream

come true.

Why? HE’S PRINCE!

KALTBLUT: Which music is on your

ipod right now?

SAM: I listen to Beats In Space podcasts

while I’m at the gym. I listen to lots of old

disco, funk and soul. I love the last Little

Dragon album, Thundercat, KING, Tiger &

Woods.

I buy a lot of old records. I do enjoy a good

Robyn or Rihanna track on the radio too.

KALTBLUT: We wish you all the best

for your new album! And i hope to see

you live in Berlin!

SAM: Thank you! I look forward to coming

back to Berlin soon.

I love Berlin!


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There are so many books in the world

with the theme: Nudity. We show you 5

of the most famous books with classic

nude photography.


4° Steven Meisel : Sex

5° Herb ritts : Work

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This retrospective presents the full range of photographer Ritts’ work, with

240 signature images, many published for the first time. There are portraits

of Hollywood stars, (Pfeiffer, Cruise, Loren) notable artists, (Hockney,

Haring, Martin) and world leaders, (Reagan, Mandela, Gorbachev),

alongside fashion shots, erotic nudes and African scenery. Appreciations

by contemporary art experts and chroniclers of fashion put the work in

context.

Publisher: Bulfinch; 1st edition (November 1, 1996)

ISBN-10: 0821222961

ISBN-13: 978-0821222966

www.amazon.com

Sex is a coffe table book written by Madonna with photographs by Steven

Meisel and film frames taken from film shot by Fabien Baron. The book

was edited by Glenn O´Brien. Sex was released on October 21, 1992 by

Warner Books. The book was released by Madonna as an accompaniment

to her fifth studio album Erotica which was released a day earlier.

The extremely controversial book featured strong adult content and softcore

pornographic photographs depicting simulations of sexual acts, which

included sadomasochism and analingus. Madonna wrote the book as a

character named Mistress Dita, inspired by 1930s film actress Dita Parlo.

Publisher: Warner Books; First Printing edition (November 1992)

ISBN-10: 0446517321

ISBN-13: 978-0446517324

www.amazon.com

3° Helmut Newton : Sumo

Helmut Newton (1920-2004) was one of the most influential photographers

of all time. Born in Berlin, he arrived in Australia in 1940 and married

June Brunell (a.k.a. Alice Springs) eight years later. He first achieved

international fame in the 1970’s while working principally for French

Vogue, and his celebrity and influence grew over the decades. Newton

preferred to shoot in streets or interiors, rather than studios. Controversial

scenarios, bold lighting, and striking compositions came to form his signature

look. SUMO was a titanic book in every respect: a 480-page tribute

to one of the 20th century’s most influential, intriguing and controversial

photographers, it broke records for weight, dimensions, and resale price.

Publisher: Taschen Verlag

ISBN-10: 3836517302

ISBN-13: 978-3836517300

www.amazon.com

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2° Robert Mapplethorpe : Perfection in Form

Robert Mapplethorpe is recognized as firmly an artist of his time, whose work was

richly steeped in the classical tradition. Even his most transgressive work borrowed

heavily from the conventions of such masters as Michelangelo. Although

separated by the centuries, each artist helped shape how we view the world. This

book explores the connection from both academic and aesthetic perspectives.

Serving as exhibition catalogue for a May 2009 show at Florence’s Accademia,

this volume shows how these two artists used the body to illustrate the human experience

and contains valuable commentary by curators, as well as analysis from

art and photography historians.

Publisher: teNeues; Bilingual edition

ISBN-10: 383279316X

ISBN-13: 978-3832793166

www.amazon.com

1° Man Ray : Icons

This is a comprehensive overview of the life and work of the groundbreaking artist

Man Ray (1890-1976) who broke down the boundaries between photography and

graphic design with his innovative techniques.Man Ray is indisputably one of the

most original artists of the 20th century. His revolutionary nude studies, fashion

work, and portraits opened a new chapter in the history of photography. Born under

the name of Emmanuel Radnitzky in Philadelphia, he began his artistic career

in New York. In 1921 he moved to Paris, where he was enthusiastically welcomed

into Dadaist and Surrealist circles. Man Ray experimented tirelessly with new photographic

techniques, multiple exposure, rayography, and solarization being some

of his most famous. Erotic, playful, and sometimes sinister, his compositions show

unusual bodies and objects.

Publisher: Taschen GmbH; Taschen’s 25th anniversary ed edition

ISBN-10: 3836507986

ISBN-13: 978-3836507981

www.amazon.com

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Photography by Timo Kerber/London

www.timokerber.com

Make up by Ina Renke

Model: Tim Kelleher

Retouch: Xristina Vita

Striped jumper with buttons:

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When PETA was first founded in 1980, nobody would have thought it would become

the world’s number one and leading animal rights organization. How did this meteoric

rise happen? And who should we be thaning for this success? Surely, it was thanks to

the dedicated founder of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, who started early to uncover the horrendous

conditions of the animal exploiting industry and who brought them out on the

open media effectively. This includes releases of picture and video material, for example

footage from animal experiment laboratories aswell as involvement of celebrities.

Interview by Nina Kharytonova Translation by Lara Louise Mercier

www.peta.org www.peta.de

KALTBLUT: Has the general opinion about

cruelty to animals changed over the past 30

years? And if so, in which direction did it

change?

Peta: A lot of things have happened in the last

years: A while ago, people who were vegetarian

(back then, ‘vegan’ wasn’t a very common

term) were seen as weirdos or exotic. You had

to go to small organic food stores to buy vegetarian

products; vegetarian substitutes were

almost impossible to find. There was not a lot of

people who bothered whether their cosmetics

were tested on animals, who were protesting in

front of zoos, circuses or stores that sell fur, or

who cared whether they were wearing wool or

leather - or not. Today you can find vegetarian

or even vegan goods (not only food but also

vegan clothing) in a lot of stores. Earlier, people

turned their heads and stared at ladies in fur

jackets because it seemed impressive or something

like that, nowadays people stare because

they are wondering what is wrong with them.

KALTBLUT: It is unbelieveable but true - German

law considers animals as objects. Isn’t

it about time to change these old laws and

break through the barriers and limits of our

behaviour? Especially seen from a political

point of view?

Peta: The mills of politics and bureaucracy work

slowly. Too slow for the suffering animals. Especially

our government is currently blocking

basically everything. That has to do with animal

protection. Though ethical animal protection by

now is anchored in the German constitution, the

animals continue to suffer. What is of utmost

importance now is class action, which already

exist in environmental law. The right of class action

is long overdue for animal rights organizations,

it’s about time organizations can file lawsuits

on behalf of the animals.

KALTBLUT: Your campaigns often lay in a

legal grey area and are classified as morally

wrong or offensive. Which of your campaigns

caused the biggest stir so far?

Peta: PETA Deutschland e.V. is an eligible nonprofit

organization, donations are tax-decutible.

We are not doing anything unlawful. Of course,

a lot of our actions and campaigns raise a lot

of attention, for instance our covert investigation

of Wiesenhof (German poultry farming

company), our ‘’Lieber nackt als Pelze tragen’’pictures

(‘’Rather naked than dressed in fur’’),

the ‘’Holocaust auf Ihrem Teller’’-poster campaign

(‘’Holocaust on your plate’’), just to name

a few.

Us people from PETA don’t make the media’s

rules but we’ll play by them as long as it is of

use to the animals.

We still have a long way to go, but still: society

is changing, which ist good - in the past, it was

morally acceptable to

own slaves, to have child labour or it was normal

for women not to have the right to vote. But

also back then, there were courageous people

who fought against this injustice. And the fight

continues: Today we have PETA, and soon it will

not be accepted anymore to lock up animals

in cages, to let them perform unworthy circus

tricks or to use their skin for our clothing and

their meat for our diet.

KALTBLUT: How difficult is it to be permanently

in conflict with the law? Or do you

just get used to it after a while?

Peta: Normally, we don’t come into conflict with

the law since we don’t break it. We do lodge

complaints in cases of cruelty towards animals

though, so you could say we do come into contact

with law, but not into conflict.


KALTBLUT: While PETA gains more and more

public support, the big companies you are

fighting against literally demonize you.

Would you say the fight for ethical treatment

and rights for animals poses a risk for

you?

Peta: From time to time we do receive threats

via email or letters, packages with dead animals

were sent to colleagues at PETA USA.

There were even times when Ingrid Newkirk, our

founder, was not able to appear in public without

bodyguards, since she received threats of

murder.

Sometimes hackers attack our website. We do

live with the danger of some nutcase animal

abuser attacking us but we also live with

the knowledge that most people in society

stand with us and support us - and that gives

us courage.

KALTBLUT: For your campaigns a lot of celebrities

all around the globe drop off their

clothes in front of the camera - which quite

a few of them would never do normally. Is it

a matter of prestige to participate in PETA

campaigns or how do you convince them?

Peta: Often we don’t even have to convince

them, the celebrities approach us to take part in

this animal rights revolution, they want to participate

in the fight for a good cause.

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KALTBLUT: If you draw the balance after 30

years of activism, what does it look like?

Did you achieve your goals, or is changing

the public’s opinion a slow and dragging

process?

Peta: Millions of people agree with PETA when we

say that it is horrible and barbarous to stuff animals

with our medication, to pour drain cleaner

in their eyes, to force them to inhale cigarette

smoke and to infect them with our diseases -

and by that, actually turning the human patient

intothe one who suffers.

Millions of people give up wearing fur and leather

since they consider it the wrong thing to do to

cage up and kill animals for fashion. And, everyday

millions of people decide to opt for a animal

friendly vegetarian or vegan diet because they

see the advantages for themselves, for the animals,

and for the planet.

KALTBLUT: Which advice can you give the

single individual, how can even the ‘the man

in the street’ change the world?

Peta: Nothing kills animals and makes them suffer

more than the human’s appetite for meat.

In Germany alone, two billion animals are being

slaughtered year afer year. A vegetarian diet is

almost the only and the most effective way to

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www.rubenlartigue.com

Interview by Amanda M Jansson & Emma E K Jones

KALTBLUT: How did you decide to paint

nude men with animals heads? It’s quite an

original choice!

RUBEN: I took the decision of painting men’s

bodies after realizing than the male body image

was and still is suffering from a marginalization

inside Art History. Since the 19th century female

representations have been prioritized over

the male ones, something still remarkable in the

art world these days, making us quite insensible

to such beauty.

It exists the wrong conviction that only homosexuals

are able to appreciate it. We find inadmissible

that a male body can be a desire object

for heterosexuals or just a visual delight for

women.

It is in this process where I put all the tension

in men physical attributes but not in the heads,

erasing this way all kind of human reasoning and

transforming Lartigue Boys in a new race of beings,

an unpolluted army inviting us to appreciate

beauty in all its splendor as sensual, spontaneous

and adorable gods.

KALTBLUT: Does each specific head mean

something on the specific body? Or how do

you decide what goes where?

RUBEN: Like in every birth exists a mythical and

beloved reason but not a rational study in every

metamorphic choice of each Lartigue Boy, just

a creative intuition.

KALTBLUT: How do you think people see

nudity nowadays and how would you want

them to see it?

RUBEN: For the common good of society nudity

was always unnatural, despite of being the most

natural thing in the world. Socially is simply not

liked, it is considered a criminal offense.

When we are kids we are taught not to be naked,

to hide our “private parts” and to feel ashamed

of our nudity. I see and feel nudity as a simple

thing. I don’t see negative values in something

that is simply ourselves.

KALTBLUT: What do you like best on a humans

and what do you like best about animals?

RUBEN: What I like the most about the man is

his sex. I admire his perfection, the balance generated

by the skin, muscles, forms, tightness

and the electric current of a body in possession

of a innate devotion. About animals I like their

behavior with their own species and also with

the planet.

KALTBLUT: Do you actually believe people

and animals are alike? How so?

RUBEN: Under no point of view I believe humans

and animals are equals. Humans see ourselves

as rational and superior but every day we are

much more further from that. We are very destructive,

we don’t measure the impact, we just

destroy the ecosystem in every step we take.

Animals live in a perfect and mutual symbiotic

relationship.

KALTBLUT: Animal heads are quite popular!

Do you see yourself as part of a movement

or is it the exact opposite for you?

RUBEN: I have been working on the Lartigue

Boys for five years. During that time there were

no artistic references about this matter, especially

in painting. It has been in the last couple of

years when other expressions of this kind have

emerged in different areas of art. Nowadays we

are some artists working on the same matter,

making me think about the creation of a current,

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Work In Progress

www.NirArieli.com


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The cast of the upcoming German movie:

Men To Kiss. In a fashion shoot

by Suzana Holtgrave.

Styling by Susann Bosslau,

Hair/Make Up Ilka Jänike.

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Frank Christian Marx

Frank is “Mister Charming”. while Ernst is more a quiet person.

But both together are just hot. Mister Marx is an actor, pro ducer

and foun der of Ente Kross Film. He studied acting in Stuttgart

and after nume rous thea ter pro duc tions in Stutt gart and

Ber lin he played in some movies („Die Order“, „Geis ter all inclusive“,

„Frau Böhm sagt nein“) and well known Ger man TV series

(„Alarm für Cobra 11“). In 2008, he had his first lea ding role in

the inde pen dent pro duc tion „Some body got mur de red” by Tor

Iben. It was awar ded as the best movie at the film fes ti val Cinegai

le sAST in Gijon. In 2010, he was before camera with Bol lywood

star Shahrukh Khan for “Don2”.

www. frankchristianmarx.com


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“Men to Kiss” is an upcoming - Award winning -

German comedy sensation. In the centre of it is

a gay couple that couldn’t be any more different

from one another. Tobias is a crazy bugger and

Ernst is a pencil pusher. We get to experience

the two happy together, but also Ernst having his

doubts on whether his partner is taking the relationship

as serious as he is. There is an opportunity

too good to miss for Uta, an old school friend

of Ernst. She just arrived from the USA for a visit

to Berlin and starts hatching a plan to get the two

guys to split up and that’s when things turn more

and more obscure. We had a little chat with Frank

and Udo. The two main actors and also producers

of this fresh German comedy movie.

KALTBLUT: You guys play both of the male

leads, Ernie and Tobi. How much of your own

personality is in each of these characters?

Frank: I have to say I love Ernst, he is Wonderfully

Naive and gullible, completely the opposite

to me. (Udo laughs). What I do share with him is

his thoughtfulness and his emotionally.

Udo: Uhhh, quite a lot! But I think that’s normal,

the more you get into a part the more you wonder

how much of it comes out of yourself, just

as if it was waiting to burst out of you and show

itself off. I especially enjoyed countering that

pretty gay moustache scene with a very loud

camp Tobi. (Laughs loudly)

KALTBLUT: The female leads are cast with

Sacia and Alexandra. How did that choice

come about?

Frank: I´ve studied camera acting with Alexandra

for about 6 months. Her style fascinated

me from the start and she’s very Un-German,

emotional, temperamental and still very sensitive.

What she brings to the character is very

opaque twist.

Udo: For me this was the second time I did a

feature with Sacia. We became friends and her

positive vibe always get me every time.This is

what makes it very easy to work with her, especially

since she is also my best friend in the film.

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KALTBLUT: Why did you decide to base the

story of the film in Berlin? Isn’t Berlin a little

boring by now ?

Frank: Boring? Are you kidding? (Both Laughing)

Berlin is an exceptional city, for its residents,

tourist and even for Berlin haters. No one is interested

if there is a camera popping up here or

there.

KALTBLUT: You both are not just the main

actors you are also the executive producers.

In 2011 you founded your production

company “EnteKross” (CrispyDuck).

Wasn’t this a double burden and how did

you cope with it ?

Udo: Well we plunged ourself into the deep waters,

which was quite refreshing at the start

but then more and more you paddle against the

stream trying not to drown.

But we were unbelievably lucky! Most of the

team was already like family so they helped us

where every they could. A special thank you

certainly belongs to Till, our cameraman.

It certainly helps swimming this marathon as

two, we give each other strength if one is having

a weak moment. We did learn a lot in that

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KALTBLUT: Well “EnteKross” is certainly a

damn cool name for a company. Where do

you guys wanna go, what are our goals ?

Most importantly what can we expect from

you in the future ?

Frank: Men to Kiss, was a complete finger exercise.

With the follow up feature we want to

prove that we no one trick pony. We want to

give the Gay & Lesbian film landscape in Germany

something that does not exist in this form.

Udo: Our goal is to show how normal Gay and

Lesbians are. We only evidently live in free times

where Gay and Lesbians are widely excepted.

Unfortunately the reality is still very different.

We want stories about the community. I experienced

so many great things in the gay world

that I wanna give something back.

KALTBLUT: Udo, we have worked together

a few summers and you are a born comedian.

How did you get into acting?

Udo: As a child I was always very introvert, but

also the class clown sometimes, a bit of a paradox

I know, but I didn’t like people and I don’t

think they liked me. It kinda really started at

University. I was helping a friend moving house

and I met this ex - Pina-Bausch dancer, and not

2 month later I was a dancer on stage and cofounder

of a dance theatre. A crazy time in

which I was constantly surrounded by and rehearsing

with crazy and wonderful people. We

hardly made any money there, money come in

from doing parts in television or as narrator.

When I arrived in Berlin about 10 years ago I

kinda slipped into theatre and then with you doing

feature films.

KALTBLUT: Frank, your journey to become

an actor was very different. I bet you been

dreaming of your picture on movie posters

since you been a tween, am I right ?

Frank: (Laughs) I was drawing and painting film

posters when I was a little fella dreaming of imaginary

parts that I was playing along famous

actors. I copied films onto audio tape, while I

was playing them I was jumping around in the

living room and lip-sync to the film and acting

the parts along with the tape playing.

For example I was Thomas in Pippi Longstocking

and Atreju in the Never Ending Story, oh and

even some Disney cartoon characters. I was

pretty crazy back then.

KALTBLUT: You guys are still very new in

the business. How did you Finance your

film? Friends? Family?

Frank: Lets just say we had some cash stashed

away and now we are both living under a bridge.

(Laughs)

We had support from our families, especially

from my mother who also became co-producer.

Theres also been tremendous support from our

friends who believed in us.

Udo: My moneys gone, If i wouldn’t have my job

i really would be living on the streets. It’s a hell

of a kamikaze flight that we are undertaking

here, but i am not regretting a single thing.

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Sascia Haj

The best friend with a huge attitude.

Sascia is Steffi, the best friend of

Tobi. The movie would be not so

funny without Miss Haj. She is a real

star! Oh yes, she is. Sascia is one of

Germanys most booked commercial

faces, but also a very good actress

as well. She can play the mad one

and a minute later she is an adorble

diva. TV-Movies, Theater or Commercials.

It doens´t, Sascia is at

home in every genre.

www.sascia-haj.de


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UDO LUTZ

He is Tobi, the crazy middle age gay. Tobi is

loud, funny and he do not respect any rules.

It is the second time that Udo becomes Tobi

movie. Udo Lutz is an actor, radio announcer,

speech the ra pist and producer.. In 1996,

he was the co-founder of x.x.y Tanz thea ter

under the direc tion of Geraldo Si Lou reiro, a

for mer Pina Bausch dan cer. He acqui red his

first expe ri en ces in film busi ness as a standin

and voice-over artist for Ger man tele vi sion

pro duc tions of the WDR. He had his first leading

role in 2010 in the movie “Alex und der

Loewe”. Since 2011, he is a radio announ cer

for Deutsch land ra dio Kul tur.

www. facebook.com/udo.lutz

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KALTBLUT: Congratulations!!! Your

movie just won 2 awards at The

Bangalore Filmfestival! I say it again:

2!! awards “Best director” and “Special

Mention” Best Movie. How do you feel?

What was the first thought when you

got the news?

Udo: It was an endorphine rush de luxe!

I had to read the mail three times before

I was sure what the meaning was. I tried

to call Frank in Sydney, but he was sitting

in the 2. screening of “Men to kiss”, so I

couldn’t reach him. Then I called my sister,

my mum and everybody...then Frank

called me and we screamed and laughed...

It was mind blowing. I mean it is such a

great honor that the Jury from India likes

our Movie so much that they gave us 2 out

of 4 Awards! Then I met Till, our Director

of Photography, and we had a good bottle

of sparkling wine. Just a perfect day!


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Alexandra Starnitzky

Uta is the hot evil girl. Alexandra, who play

the evil, is a very well known model and actress.

Commercials for Mc Donalds, Theater

in Rome - “The Terrorist” (directed by Shraroo

Khereadman), Theatro Sala Uno and some

great movies like: “Beautiful Child” (directed

by Fabrizio Chiesa) are just some steps on her

way to become a superstar, which she already

is. She is the perfect match for the evil girl

friend of Ernst. We are sure the guys will fell

in love her.

www.starnitzky.com

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KALTBLUT: So when and where can we see

the movie in Europe?

Frank: Just visit our Facebook site :

www.facebook.com/mentokiss

or www.entekrossfilm.com

Where we will post all screening dates.

Udo: In Germany we are aiming for a May première.

You can visit the German site at :

www.facebook.com/entekrossfilm

for all dates and locations.

KALTBLUT: So I will audition for a part in

your next film right away, can I ? Not that I

have an idea what it will be but am sure you

can tell me something now, what is the plan

for the future ?

Frank: We have three ideas, for one of these we

have to completely break out of our Low to No

budget corner, you know like Men to Kiss and

yes you certainly will have a part in that again.

Udo: Yeah as my new lover.. but we won’t spill

anything yet about our follow up projects.

KALTBLUT: Ahhh, so do you have any advice

for young gays and lesbians who want

to step into your footsteps? How do you

become an actor ?

Frank: Don’t let anyone get you down and always

believe in yourself, no matter what everyone

else tells you. That certainly helped me.

(Udo from behind “Now cue the violin music” )

KALTBLUT: If someone wants to audition

for a part in a future film or someone’s got

some hot script, is it ok to get in touch and

if yes how can they do so ?

Frank: Sure it´s OK, especially for our big project

the declaration of love we need a lot of

rough diamonds in every area.

There are a few ways to get in touch with us,

via e-mail: info@entekrossfilm.de or our official

Facebook pages:

www.facebook.com/mentokiss or

www.facebook.com/entekrossfilm

But you can also talk to us at any of the Film

Festivals, we don’t bite.

Udo: Or just send the script to us in hope that

our mailbox was not impounded (Frank laughs)

We are also very open to cooperations, sponsorships,

supporters and investors.

Like we said before we are only at the beginning

and it would be amazing if you join us in our

journey.

KALTBLUT: I wish you guys all the best for

the movie and your future projects. Not because

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VENUS

Photographer - Drew Wittam

www.drewwhittamphotography.blogspot.com

Stylist - Aiden Connor

Make up artist - Emma Broom

Hair stylist - Aaron Carlo @Headmasters

using L’Oréal Professionnel

Model - Anna Smirnova @Premier.

Casting by Jody and Bayo at the eye

Styling assistant - Rahemur Rahman

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Dress and lace bollero: Ziad Ghanem,

Shoes: Charkviani

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Trousers : Ziad Ghanem,

Shoes: Charkviani

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Shoes: Charkviani


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Headpiece: Ziad Ghanem,

Camisole: Lesley De Freitas,

Dress: Ziad Ghanem.


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Lace blouse and Belt: Ziad Ghanem,

Lace skirt: Lesley De Freitas

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Hentsch Man Sunglasses

Summer 2012

Hentsch Man who have these fantastic little

pieces for SS12 - perfect for any chic geek out

there! Seriously though these are a great bold

accessory that plays with classic form and aesthetic,

suitable for any day or occasion.

www.hentschman.com

John Varvartos

Vintage Fragrance

Vintage, the special edition fragrance,

reaches back to move

forward. Rooted in the signature

fragrance, yet distinctly unique

with a rugged authenticity and

enduring appeal. A sensuous

and masculine composition,

Vintage contains an assertive

spice combined with a warm

leathery background.

www.johnvarvatos.com

Maui Jim Sunglasses Summer 2012

Maui Jim have the ultimate remedy. With colour enhancing

lenses this fantastic eyewear keeps the

world as close to the way you normally see it.

www.mauijim.com

HOM e.Go Underwear

Ice Cream

Spring is coming and the summer

is not far. We hope it will be

super sunny and hot.

HOM e.Go´s ice cream underwear

could be a good present

for your boyfriend.

www.hom.com

YOu cErtaInlY can lIVE wIthOut thEsE ItEMs,

but lIfE Is sO Much MOrE bEautIful wIth thEM.

sElEctEd bY MarcEl schlutt


Essie Spring 2012

Nail Polish Collection

Inspired by Wall Street, Essie’s spring 2012

nail polish collection is, well, so money. With

colour names like Navigate Her, Orange It’s

Obvious, Olé Caliente, A Crewed Interest,

Tour de Finance, and To Buy or Not.

www.essie.com

Numark Performance Controller

with Serato ITCH

Designed by Numark in collaboration with Serato,

NS7 represents the pinnacle of DJ performance control.

NS7 combines an all-metal chassis with adjustable

torque, motorized, aluminum-turntable platters,

vinyl, and a professional audio interface to deliver a

complete performance solution that will satisfy even

the most hardcore turntablist. www.numark.com

Lottie Suede Strappy Sandals

Yellow! Yes yellow shoes are a must

have for the spring 2012 season. Those

sandals from Topshop are so super cute.

LOTTIE Suede Strappy Sandals. heel 5”

100% Leather. www.topshop.com

SuperDarts +Remote by Atomic Floyd

A big beating heart pumping bass under glossy mids and acid

sharp details. With two speakers in each ear, every note and

every layer sing out like you’ve never heard.

www.atomicfloyd.com/superdarts

Jeremy Scott x Adidas 2012

Jeremy Scott and adidas Originals have lifted the lid

from their lavish 2012 collection! Heavily influenced

by American pop culture. Look for the 2012 collection

in stores February!

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Assaad Awad Shoe

Black and shinny high quality

“made in spain” shoe, with silver

spikes. Easy to get , just visit Assaad

Awad´s online store.

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Gio Black Peter (*Giovani

Paolo Andrade Guevara)

was born in Guatemala and

is now based in New York,

after he illegally immigrated

to the United States

with his family at the age

of 5.

He was born to be an

artist. Gio is a performance

artist, musician, actor

and painter. A couple

of weeks ago he published

his new song: Don’t tell me

nothing.

He is a muse to

Bruce La Bruce and very

well known for his live performances.

The man is an underground

rockstar!

www.gioblackpeter.com

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KALTBLUT: Hello Gio! How are you

doing these days?

GIO: All is good in the hood. Feeling inspired

and getting a lot crossed out on my to do list. I

am Guatemalan and a descendant of the Mayan

civilization so I know 2012 will be significant!

Thanks for asking..

KALTBLUT: I am a fan of your work!

You are a performance artist, musician,

painter, actor. Who is Gio Black

Peter?

GIO: Gio Black Peter is a fighter a cry baby a

lover of people, animals and plants, a lost boy

and a baby daddy. A happy nomad and an explorer.

A pussy a dick and a four dimensional

real live human being animal full of feelings,

thoughts, love, anger, tears, shit and blood in

search of the truth and meaning and himself.

KALTBLUT: Where is the name - Black

Peter - coming from?

GIO: It was a nickname an ex lover gave me.

KALTBLUT: When did you realized that

art is your business?

GIO: Never and that is why my art still comes

from my heart. I make art to express myself,

explore my feelings and thoughts. And to share

my views. Yes I also sell my art but that is not

what drives me to making art. I will never make

art for the sake of making money. And I will never

look at my art as a money making product.

KALTBLUT: Your are born in Guatemala

and emigrated illegally to the United

States with your family at the age of

five. Do you feel like an american now?

Are the States your home?

GIO: Yes I can. After feeling like an unwanted

child for most of my life I can finally say I feel

some love. It’s not a perfect family but I am

hopeful it will get better.

Yes I can get married now and also join the army

but I still don’t have health insurance and let’s

not talk about my uncle in wall street.

KALTBLUT: How is an ordinary day

looking in Gio Black Peter´s life?

GIO: There is no such thing as an “ordinary”

day. My life depends on my work. So my day

depends on what I am working on. I can only

paint or draw at night when the city is quiet and

the moon is smiling down on me. Currently I am

working on a series of paintings so my day starts

in the late afternoon. I paint all night and end up

going to bed in the morning. If I am in the zone

then I will stay awake until my eyes burn.

When I was recording “The Virgin Shuffle” album

it was the complete opposite. I was up early

writing songs so they would be ready for the

studio. There is always lot of coffee in my day.

If your reading this and are in New York City you

can always bring me a coffee, it doesn’t matter

how late it is.

The last two summers I’ve worked at a plant

nursery. So when I am working there I get up

early. I spend the day planting and playing in

dirt. Which is why there is a lot of plant references

in my new drawings and paintings. It’s a

direct reflection of how I’ve spent my time. You

want to see what I’ve been up to just look at my

work

KALTBLUT: Looking at your performances

and your music videos. We

can see you always naked or in underwear.

Is this part of your work? Or is

this just you? And you just like to be

naked?

GIO: I love being naked. I’m a Naturist. It is part

of my work because my work is autobiographical.

I would rather wear my foreskin than a fashion

label any day.

KALTBLUT: Do you have a boyfriend

or girlfriend? And if so, how is he/she

handling your half naked work?

Any problems cause of that in the

past?

GIO: I’ve been dating a guy for 7 years now.

He’s cool with it because he knows it’s who I am.

When I was dating a girl there was no problem

either. It’s the benefit of letting it all hang out

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KALTBLUT: Here in Berlin an artist

can´t “shock“ the people anymore

with being naked on stage. How is that

in the USA?

GIO: I love Berlin because of that.

Specially since I don’t perform to shock. In the

USA there has been more apprehension about

my performance than there has been in other

parts of the world. I think this is because a large

percentage of Americans either don’t question

the rules of society or are not comfortable with

their own bodies, so off course they are going to

be shocked by seeing me on stage with my dick

swinging around. Society places these imaginary

boundaries on us.

At the end of the day that is what it’s all about.

Look at the indigenous people of the Rainforest.

They are in touch with nature and with themselves

and therefore they have no issues with

nudity.

KALTBLUT: Did you ever think about

making porn?

GIO: I’m obviously not against it - I’ve just never

been interested. I guess it’s because I explore

my sexuality through my art. You can say

I’ve made some art which had pornographic

elements.

KALTBLUT: Music or painting. What

do you like more?

Gio: Right now I like

to paint. I am going

to dedicate the next

3 years making

visual art as well as

video projects.

Don’t hold me to that

though since I write

a new song every

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Photos by John Wenrich

KALTBLUT: How would you describe

your own music?

GIO: Loud and obnoxious.

KALTBLUT: Which music is on the top

5 in your Ipod right now?

GIO: I don’t own an Ipod. On my laptop the

most currently listened to are : The Gossip,

Crystal Catles, Amy Winehouse, Patti Smith,

Nirvana and Daniel Johnston. (i know that’s 6)

KALTBLUT: You are working a lot with

Bruce La Bruce. You had a part in his

movie „ Otto, or up with dead people“ .

He is directing music videos for you.

Is he like a mentor for you?

GIO: He is my friend.

I enjoy working with him and I respect his body

of work. He sticks to his guns and I like that. I

wrote “Revolving Door (New Fuck New York)”

when I was in Berlin with Bruce shooting “Otto..”.

In fact the opening line is “We spent summer

raising the dead” referring to the zombie in the

film. So it was perfect when Bruce agreed to do

the video. We shot the video in one night with

the help of some friends and a bottle of jack and

it was a fucking great time!

KALTBLUT: Is there any artist you

would die for to work with ?

GIO: David Wojnarowicz.

I love his mind. Everyone needs to read

“Close to the knives”

KALTBLUT: What are your plans for

2012? Where can we see you on stage?

And will you be back in Europe?

GIO: Literally right now I am finishing my new

music video for the song “Don’t Tell Me Nothing”

featuring Strobo Monsters.

The video is directed by CyCy Sanders and it’s

a really great follow up to “Revolving Door”. I’m

really proud of this video because CyCy has

managed to capture both the aggressive side to

my personality and also the sensitive side. In

February I have an exhibition of paintings on

canvas in NYC at Brian Riley Project Space.

I will also be shooting a video project with Slava

Mogutin and Brian Kenny. I have a couple of

other projects I am working on but it’s too early

in the game. I think I will return to Europe in

April. For my schedule check out my spiderwebsite

www.gioblackpeter.com.

Besides that I am going to drink more coffee,

make more art and write more songs!


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Photography: Robert Paul Kothe

www.robertkothe.de

Make-Up/Hair: Aennikin

Models: Medea Paffenholz (Dog Mila), Wlada

Assistant: Ella Privorozki


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Musicladen.

Abum preview by Coco Meurer

aaaaaMasterpiece, aaaa Super Cool, aaaYeah Ok!, aaWTF ??!


MAX PROSA „Die Phantasie wird siegen“ aaaa

The modern storyteller.

Max Prosa is one of them. It seems like the

twenty two year old got stuck to his guitar.

It is good though. No big effects. Just music

coming from the instrument the audience can

see. Good to know that the next generation of

musicians actually has knowledge how to make

music without the need of a computer!

Coming from Erfurts Zughafen Max Prosa was

able to go on tour last year together with

Clueso (at the moment one of Germany´s popstars

number 1).

In most cases this is already proof enough that

great music will be heard.

German, handmade music that rather asks

for attention and not just slightly listening

to it.

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Interpret: Max Prosa

Album: Die Phantasie wird siegen

Genre: Folk/Rock

Booking: stephan@fourartists.com

Origin: Germany

Webpage: www.maxprosa.de

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Charlotte Gainsbourg „Stage Whisper“

aaaaa

The famous daughter, actress and chanteuse

released on “Stage Whisper” eight previously

unreleased studio tracks, in collaboration with

producer Beck Hansen. In addition there are

many live recordings of the last two Albums’

5:55 ‘and’ Irm “ to hear.

One of the highlights is the Bob Dylan cover

‘Just Like a Woman’ from the soundtrack of the

movie ‘I’m Not There’. With the new songs she

proves her versatility as she never did before.

Between the lush electro rock of ‘Terrible Angels’

and’ Memoir’ as a delicately plucked ballad

no comparison can be made. With the title

‘All The Rain ‘, one could definitely not begin to

party, but no one can dispute the Genius of this

gloomy song.

An astonishing variety of styles.

Paradisco:

http://youtu.be/C9XjEGfYrC4

Interpret: Charlotte Gainsbourg

Album: Stage Wisper

Genre: Pop

Label: Because Music/Elektra

Origin: France

Webpage:

www.charlottegainsbourg.com


School of seven Bells „Ghostory”

Electronical elements with a phantasmagorial

voice.

A beautiful addition and perfect mix but not to

much excitement.

With the album “Ghoststory” the New Yorker

duo School of seven Bells tells the story about

the little girl “Lafaye” that is surrounded by

ghosts!

That sure does sound dark but you will not hear

any of that darkness listening to the songs.

“„Everyone has ghosts. They’re every love

you’ve ever had, every hurt, every betrayal,

every heartbreak. They follow you, stay with

you.”

A beautiful thought and beautiful music.

The Night:

www.youtu.be/f286wxNqFIA

aaaa

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Interpret: Schools of seven Bells

Album: Ghoststory

Genre: Pop

Label: Full Time Hobby (UK, EU)

Origin: USA

Webpage:

www.schoolofsevenbells.com

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Y’akoto „Babyblues“ aaaaa

The list of famous personalities falling in love

with this soul singer is getting longer and

longer.

Starting out with R’n’B queen Erykah Badu

over to Joy Denalane who did not hesitate and

took Y’akato on tour with her.

The big gap in german soulmusic that lasted

long enough is now sealed by Y’akato. Names

like Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu have long

been known for soul. It is about time to step

aside.

With her voice, the beats and the emotion in

her music she has the best chances to be next

in line for the throne.

A soft voice presents a masterpiece.

Tamba

www.youtu.be/CHgMKpaWG_E

Interpret:Y´akoto

Album: Babyblues

Genre: R´n´B

Label: Kamè Entertainment GmbH/

Warner

Origin: Germany

Webpage: www.yakoto.de


Speech Debelle “Freedom of Speech”

Interpret: Speech Debelle

Album: Freedom of Speech

Genre: Hip Hop

Label: Big Dada

Origin: UK

Webpage: www.speechdebelle.com

P:lot „Zuhören“

With the albums title “Zuhören” the guys from

Cologne, Germany definitly hit the spot. Everyone

should listen to this sound. Positive vibes

from the first to the last song.

A very special voice explains the beauty of life

to us. The perfekt aid against the depressed

mood this grey and cold winter weather put

upon us which actually was part of P:lots concept

making this album.

No more miserable music as there is already

enough of that kind available. So the guys from

Cologne decided to make optimistic

music and claim with “Zuhören” the exact.

Enjoy!

Zuhören

www.youtu.be/oPVa3ahL9Fg

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Women and Hip Hop!

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That already is a thingh for itself. Only a handful

of ladies have made a name for themselves

in the hip hop industry to this day.

But now a record will be published that proofs

hip hop was not only made for men.

With her 2nd album “Freedom of Speech”

Speech Debelle proofs that she is dominates

the art of hip hop very well.

Comfortable beats melodic raps and no

need of playing around with manly cliches..

Interpret: P:lot

Album: Zuhören

Genre: Alternative

Label: Columbia Berlin

Origin: Germany

Webpage: www.pilotmusik.de


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An Anthropology

Experiment

Photography by Rico Mahel

Filmmaker, photographer and artist based in Berlin

An excerpt from the work of ‘An anthropology experiment’

‘An anthropology experiement’ was shown as a panel consisting of 100

photographs.

According to the statements of Werner Sombat animalism is known as

any form of belief which doesn’t define the man as a distinct species but

as an animal and therefore as a part of the animal nature.

In Rico Mahel’s work ‘An anthropology experiment’ the man is consciously

compared to the animal. Alleged absurdities raise issues that

concern anthropologists, sociologists and the hole mankind since the

dawn of humanity.

www.ricomahel.com


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he Future

Berlin Faces You Should Know

“When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who

make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” John M. Richardson.

KALTBLUT wants to introduce you to some of those kinds, who make it happen. They are

extraordinary, creative, outstanding, especial, notable and unique and they will change the

world soon. That’s why we have to keep an eye on these four people and you should better do

the same.

Jessica Bossyuyt

www.lessizmore.com

Attention Ladies and Gentleman, may I introduce Jessica – the

real It-girl in the international club scene. This Parisian beauty

began her career in music working for PIAS 1999, after spending

some time in New York she moved than back to Europe,

where nobody could stop her anymore. She landed the position

of PR and booking at the legendary Parisian club “Le Triptique”.

Than she decided to make some projects by her own and started

such concepts as Angel Dust and LessizMore. She also was

one of creators of the famous trio “Les Putafranges”. This group

of glamorous girls provided music for the catwalks for Louis Vuitton,

Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. After the trio broke, this

multi talented power woman concentrated her attention on being

a good DJ (inventing her unforgettable and inimitable style,

which could be called as “electro-rock-punk-pop-trash-disco”

all around the world) and running the Label LessizMore with a

friend DJ Pierre. So we are looking forward to see what she will

bring us in the nearest future.


Steven Key

www.ivigeist.tumblr.com

www.hairsweethair.de

Ivi is an original east girl, who came to Berlin years ago from a

beautiful countryside called the green heart of Germany. Her

passion for styling and costume design begun as she was just

a baby, getting excited by the red lipstick of her mom and falling

into a deep obsession with the magnificent power of colors at

the same time. So it appears more than comprehensible that

she got her inspiration from Frida Kahlo and also a controversy

and a non-perfect perfection as well. She gets her ideas from

some dream sequences, sounds, weird stuff and probably all

the curiosity of our lives. This mix and combination of opportunities

and her passion makes her work so outstanding and special,

due to the fact that everything she does is coming from the

bottom of her heart. But it’s not only the styling and design, what

makes her so outstanding – for her performance with Crystalmafia

she assumes different roles and matches the characters

more than perfectly.

Voin de Voin

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Wondering were all the cool Berliner getting their fancy hair

cuts? I’m gonna tell you the secret: they all were at Steven’s

brand new hair salon, located at Fuldastraße in Neukölln. At this

point you might think what’s so special about a hairdresser’s

shop, but this is not only a great done haircut what you will get

there.

Steven treats his every client as if he were his close friend, with

such warm heart hospitality, that at the end you even don’t want

to go home anymore. Surrounded by the best Berlin club music

and Steven’s therapeutic and comforting charisma you will forget

all your problems for a while. So if you get bored of your look

and want allow yourself a special treatment for your hair and

soul – than you have to check out “Hair Sweet Hair” and you will

not regret it, I promise!

www.voindevoin.andharbor.com

Ivi Geist

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria – Voin de Voin spent his youth studying

visual arts, film and theatre in Amsterdam and Paris and

traveling across Europe, finding his base in Berlin after a while.

Where he gets known as a performer, “hypnotizing” his audience

to do whatever he is asking them for. His performances,

photos, videos and sculptures are composed as a tribute to

the disappearance and mergence with the environment of his

own personality. They are always unique. This displacement,

psycho-geography, abstractness and endless creativity brought

him a huge popularity even behind the borders of Berlin and the

entire Germany. He exhibited internationally, especially in Russia,

France, Holland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Sweden, Belgium and

even at Contemporary Istanbul.

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The SAVE-FASHION aesthetic; a brand dedicated to celebrating and expressing

the pleasure, intensity and emotion of urban life, fused into fashion.

Founded in the creative hub of Berlin by Tom Peters a creative, passionate

young designer, who DJ’s in major cities all over the World, finds inspiration,

that he believes can only be found in the big city vibe. The first hand made,

customised designs originated in 2005, and were worn by a select group of

friends and high profile DJ’s on Berlin’s underground dance scene. Over the

following few years the demand for pieces increased, and in 2010, the official

fashion label was formed and launched in true SAVE-FASHION style with a club

collaboration.

www.save-fashion.com

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“Enchanted Dolls”

Marina Bychkova is the genius behind Enchanted Dolls, in fact the

most enchanting dolls you will have seen in your life.

She began making dolls when she was 6 years old and you can see

what it led to. To her a doll is not just a doll but the most exciting

game ever and to anyone who looks at them as well. Like in the fairy

tale they get their name from, these dolls are so lifelike and delicate

you think you can touch their skin and feel them breathing.

www.enchanteddoll.com

Interview by Emma E K Jones & Amanda M Jansson

KALTBLUT: What was your relationship with

dolls as a child? I know you found them mediocre.

Did you still play with them though?

How was it for you?

MARINA: I began making my own dolls as soon as

learned how to hold stuff stuff in my hands. I was

completely fascinated with the idea of dolls, but disappointed

with the lack of choices and quality of

dolls available in stores. Having said this, I did play

with some of them, out of sheer necessity in my early

childhood.

My favorite manufactured doll was one that belong

to my mother when she was a little girl, and not for

any sentimental reasons, but for its relative uniqueness

from all the other, identical dolls being made

at the time. It came from a different era of toy-making,

before soulless mass production, where factory

workers don’t care or have any connection to what

they are making.

It was very simple, old, broken and naked when it

was given to me, but I like the way it moved, and so

I fixed it the best I could and made it a dress. I wish

I still had it with me. I think it was the only doll I truly

loved that wasn’t made by me.

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KALTBLUT: Your dolls are not only for children,

what importance do you think dolls

have for children, and what for adults?

MARINA: Of all the endless shapes in the world, the

one we humans relate to the most, is the one that resembles

us. I think that both adults and children see

dolls as a reflections and extensions of ourselves,

through which we find our identities. They are externalized

parts of ourselves, onto which we project our

subconscious needs and longings. They are necessary

for us to become self aware individuals.

KALTBLUT: Enchanted Dolls have been

named after a story by Paul Gallico. Can

you tell us a little about the story and what it

means for you?

MARINA: Actually, there is a chapter in my new art

book Enchanted Doll, about how Paul Gallico’s story

inspired my work and my brand. You can read about

it there. It’s a beautiful book and a labor of love filled

with 193 photographs of my dolls, 136 sketches, project

descriptions and 12 chapters about my life and

times as a doll artist. It will be available to order from

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KALTBLUT: What materials are Enchanted

Dolls made of? They look very real, how long

does it take to create one?

MARINA: Enchanted Dolls are made of porcelain,

and one can take anywhere from 70 to 600 hours to

create, depending on the calibre of the piece. I make

just one doll at a time, and not more than a couple

of dozen a year, because of the energy they require.

Each one is a story.

KALTBLUT:Many dolls, like Barbie or other

kids dolls are very basic and plastic when it

comes to their bodies. Why did you decide

this should be different with your dolls?

MARINA: The reason I put as much effort into a

beautiful rendering of my doll’s bodies as their faces,

is because my sense of aesthetic demands wholeness.

I want it All, or Nothing!

There is actually a chapter about this in my book as

well. Dolls have an incredible potential for beauty,

because they embody and require several different

mediums within that one discipline, and it pains me

to see it wasted on mediocre dolls that don’t stretch

the limits of one’s imagination. I want my dolls to stir

something in the souls of people. I want them to be

more than just dolls.

KALTBLUT: I think you have a background in

art. Why do you think many people are still

shocked about nudity in contemporary art

when they travel hundreds of kilometres to

admire nude ancient statues?

MARINA: That’s right, I have a Bachelor or Fine Art

degree, from the Emily Carr Institute (presently University)

of Art and Design. I believe the reason nudity

is seen as normal in the format of Classical art and

sculpture, and as something scandalous in contemporary

art, is because we are creatures of conformity

and fads.

The reason we perceive the art of antiquity as valid,

credible and culturally significant work is because it’s

presented to us as such by our establishment, such

as respected museums, prestigious galleries, art

history text books and other media. While contemporary

art doesn’t always have such strong backing

simply because it’s too new and weird and a little

scary to us.

After all, who are we to know what is art and what

isn’t art? That’s for people in the distant past to decide,

right?

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KALTBLUT: All of your dolls are very diverse,

each one is so different and special. How do

you get inspiration for their faces and characters?

MARINA:I don’t know how I get my inspiration, or

where it comes from. Everywhere, I think, but also

from the inside. I can name a few external sources,

such as writer Paul Gallico, and illustrator Sulamith

Wulfing, as well as a handful of other artists and fairy

tales, which have influenced me, but that wouldn’t

even scratch the surface. Every single thing I come

in contact with, such as a fork or a chair, rubs off on

me and plants a seed in my mind, which at some

point down the road will grow and combine with

something else and evolve into an idea for art.

I believe that what we call inspiration, is just an external

stimuli for something that is an internal instinct.

It’s a solution for a mental conflict and a fulfillment of

a subconscious desire, which was already inside of

us, but needed only a little nudge to materialize.

KALTBLUT: Where do you get ideas for their

costumes? Is it designers, movies, paintings,

art periods, different cultures, or?

MARINA: I’m not sure where to begin or end listing

my inspirations. Is a long list of names really that interesting

to read? Yes, it’s all of the above: Designers,

movies, paintings, fairy tales, historical periods,

art movements-All of it!

If I had to name one of each, it would be Philippe

Starck, Erte, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Art Nouveau

era, Dead Ophelia, ancient Oriental culture,

Sulamith Wulfing, Alphonse Mucha, it goes on and

on.

KALTBLUT: How has doll making influenced

your life? What different ways has it opened

for you?

MARINA: Doll-making hasn’t influenced my life, it IS

my life. I started making dolls as a toddler and hasn’t

been able to stop since. I lack the perspective of not

making dolls, to know how it’s influencing me. It is

the central driving force in my life, which has influenced

and formed everything else around it to suit

it best. I wake up thinking about making dolls, and I

go to sleep thinking about it. It makes me happy, because

all day long, I get to do what I love doing most,

go where ever my imagination takes me.

In fact, there is a chapter is my new art book about

this aspect of my life too. If you wish to see more of

my work and learn more about my creative journey,

then perhaps you’ll like my book. It will be available

to order in January 2012 from my webpage.


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www.enchanteddoll.com


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BEING PAINTED NUDE

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Text by Amanda M Jansson & Emma E.K. Jones


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BEING PAINTED NUDE


RITUAL NUDITY EXISTS


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It’s impossible that while looking at paintings and illustrations, all

the way through the history of art, You have never noticed that

apart from the ugly hags that are fully cloaked, witches are most

frequently completely nude, Be it hags or nymph like. If this made

you wonder and it should have or not, we will provide you with an

answer on: Why All The Nude Witch Paintings Out There?

This explanation is split in two. One is related to

what witches have always stood for and what

nudity symbolizes in the pagan versus Christian

battle and the other’s got to do with being

an artist during times of censorship extremes.

First of all we shall examine nudity in the pagan

world, in the Old Religions. Going back to the

Greeks and Romans nudity is respectable and

as well as rituals and witchcraft was not something

unnatural. On the contrary. Nude is related

to gods, to worshipping nature, to freedom,

to simplicity and honesty. A beautiful human

body was strongly connected to philosophy

and a well grounded education and knowledge

and enabled people to form more sincere

bonds and understanding. Same principles apply

to Celtic religions, and any other form of

feeling part of nature and worshiping this very

union. Human body equals nature equals godly

creation equals all good.

And this is where Christian ethics set in to say

otherwise. Excluding very early Christianity

Calvin’s and Luther’s puritan preaching made

sure the belief that the human body is wicked,

dirty, representing sin and weakness because

of its relation to nature, corrupted and impure

got widespread in Europe and later on in America

as well. Anybody suggesting otherwise was

sure to burn at the stake.

At the same time a strange devil-fear that could

almost be described as a lust over hell and demons,

with lucid descriptions of the devil and

the devil’s follower’s rituals, reigned to arouse

horror in the plenty imaginative yet uneducated

folk. It was too hard to rip the pagan out of the

Christian, so creatures like mermaids, nixes,

nymphs, witches, goblins were allowed to exist

in folklore but got transformed into malignant

wrongdoers in league with Satan to try and deceive

the good honest Christian man.

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Ok, we are still not there. Why are witches

depicted so frequently and so undressed? Is

there actually any truth in the nakedness of

the witch? There obviously is. Ritual nudity

exists and has always existed. For all reasons

mentioned above nudity among members of a

coven has been viewed as essential. There is

truth to that, but it still doesn’t explain the nude

witch scattered all over the place.

Bearing in mind the new standards, which read

nudity equals evil, and the fact that everything

nude and accessible is being covered and destroyed

even if it’s masterpieces by Michelangelo

or Botticelli depicting saints or biblical

figures, there must be symbolism to the witch.

The witch becomes the personification of evil.

The witch is a woman who challenges man by

not abiding to the rules of society. She is an individual

who doesn’t want to conform and get

married, be humble, be sane n all that. In not

condemning her human nature and accepting

the naked truth she defies

God and swims in immorality and sin as often

depicted in frantic dance or as temptresses

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In a somber prude world where piano legs are

covered considering it insulting to expose any

form of “legs”, witches are conscious natural

creatures who want to celebrate their existence,

because according to the old world the

only power is found inside one’s own body.

Witches are painted nude because witches

pose a threat to social order, and nude is stigmatized

as threatening and fearsome. We can

see one other quality of the nude and of witches

in Albrecht Durer’s famous witch painting,

nude makes everyone equal, all social classes

are stripped of status and qualities and since

witches are actually in favour of nudism in

some ceremonies they want to disobey the order

and abolish the law. Witches are depicted

naked and wild, dancing, debauched, frantic,

often implying the use of illegal substances,

classless, enchanting and enticing, tempting

man to yield into the kingdom of hedonism and

sin disregarding any authorities with the fatal

results ubiquitous religion oppressors never

stopped preaching about.

Then, another obvious reason why witches are

painted nude throughout history is the perfect

excuse they offer an artist to avoid being censored.

Ok so the painting might be nude but it’s

only because it is depicting these devilish creatures

to be looked upon with fear and disgust.

It is natural for an artist to be interested in the

human body, since it’s been that way since antiquity,

and much as a multitude of clothes and

fabrics might offer an extensive playground,

nothing can compare to the motion of free bodies

and the tones of bare skin that had been so

stupidly forbidden.

Thanks to witches and their immoral ways

painters could express themselves freely. Under

the pretence of depicting pure evil, an artist,

who has to be rebellious by nature and definition,

can study the human body and also do

their bit of anarchy statement in offering some

of their finest works when working with these

damn witches. Becoming secretly part of this

decadent mystic tradition it makes perfect

sense why they would choose to depict these

mad fiendish women rather than the slightly

boring, puritan, strict woman buried under her

multitude of clothes and virtues.

So next time you look at these nude witches,

give them one more moment of thought. Do

they not seem tempting enough? Is their dance

not a secret ceremony vaguely familiar to you?

When looking closer, are they not a bunch of

little Venuses and wood nymphs, little goddesses

of nature and of the past who have

very subtly managed to sneak into our modern

world through thousands of years of merciless

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Necklaces by Frederica Prock www.fove.me

Production: Frederica Prock

Photographer: Marc Fischer

Model: Leonie B. @Eastwestmodels


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aMinus

Interview by Nicolas Simoneau

I am one lucky guy, check this out : I went to Bucharest

on a 3-day trip with HONK!’s “Artist Of The Year 2011”

winner Aminus aka Valentin Plessy.

We left Berlin thursday night at 8 pm and boarded a flight

to Cologne. Two hours later we were in Bucharest. We

barely had time to get off the plane and claim our

luggages, someone was waiting to pick us up. Quick stop at

the hotel to leave our stuff, and first tour of the city.

Bucharest is really beautiful, i mean of course “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and as

such it is a completely subjective experience. Coming from Berlin, a lot of the buildings we

saw looked familiar. You can totally feel that the old communist regime is still very present

in the architecture. You’ll see a lot of old buildings that are in pretty bad shape and need to

be renovated, and here and there you’ll catch a glimpse of beautiful little houses in the city

center. You may also be surprised by the number of stray dogs wandering the streets of

the city. There are so many of them, it’s almost surreal. As you can imagine, they all look

perfectly healthy and beautiful. After a really big and tasty lunch, we make a quick stop

back at the hotel where we have to take the equipment we will need for the concert, and

then we go straight to the club to perform the soundcheck. Once we’re done with that, we

just sit and drink at the bar waiting for the show to start.

It’s finally time for Aminus to go on stage, he’s a bit stressed out, doing a lot of vocal warm

up exercises, and checking how many people are in the crowd. The show starts. The crowd

is a bit shy, but after the first song, everybody is totally into it. People are dancing and

singing along.

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KALTBLUT: We got back from Bucharest yesterday,

where you did a concert and a Dj set, how

was that?

AMINUS: Everything went perfect, we did have a warm

welcome, people were really receptive to the show. It was a

nearly perfect concert.

KALTBLUT: By the way, you remember after the

show when I had to go back to the hotel alone,

what happened with this guy you were with?

AMINUS: Joker! (totally blushing)

KALTBLUT: Speaking of which, is it something

that happens a lot after a show, you taking some

guy home?

AMINUS: Not at all. I’m more of the romantic type

actually.

KALTBLUT: How involved are you with your

music?

AMINUS: I make all the music and write my own lyrics.

I try to do my best as far as the production process is

concerned. One thing I have to do so far is to find a way to

incorporate instruments on stage.

That is definitely something that i would like to try and develop.

I’m a drummer in the first place. Actually I’m about

to go on tour and play drums with the band and dear friends

from KOOL THING. www.koolthingmusic.com

The concert is magical, Aminus and his mysterious band (two people

dressed in black, moving like robots) are on stage. The light show

is very nice, with some projection going on. Despite a few technical

problems, Aminus keeps his cool. After the 35-minute show, the

crowd is asking for more, so we get to have one rappel. The show is

finally over, Valentin is now enjoying the party. We drink a lot, dance

a bit, almost laughing ourselves to death. We’re having a good time.

At some point i am going back alone to the hotel, yes alone, because

Aminus is having a conversation with a guy, and clearly trying

to tell me that he won’t come back with me tonight. He’s such abitch!

Friday morning : Rendezvous at 1 pm in front of the hotel with Aminus

and our two lovely guides. Schedule of the day: visiting The

Modern Art Museum, grabbing a bite at the ZEXE (best restaurant

ever) and chilling in the city. It’s already 10 pm and we have to get

ready to go to the Control Club, where Aminus is Dj-ing all night. I

drink way too much, and i find myself throwing my guts up at 2 am

in the hotel room, leaving Aminus with a crazy crowd dancing and

screaming at the bar. He’s finally back at the hotel around 9 am,

drunk as a skunk but happy like a fool. We get two hours of sleep and

already we have to pack our bags. We drink one last coffee and catch

a cab to the airport. Because of the snow we almost miss our connection

to Germany, but everything ends well, and we are finally back

in Berlin at 7 pm, tired as hell. After a good night sleep, I am meeting

with Aminus again on Sunday at .HBC, where we eat a delicious

King’s cake... perfect setting for a one-on-one interview.

KALTBLUT: Indeed! You’re a very busy man and

have been (and still are) involved in several music

projects over the years, can u tell us a little more?

AMINUS: The first one, with which i got seriously involved

was PLATEAU REPAS with Fleur and Marianne.

www.myspace.com/plateaurepas - Right now they have a

new project too, called MILLE. I’ve been creating as aMinus

for a longer time though but started to make it visible

not so long ago. And now i am playing drums for KOOL

THING. We’re going on tour in Australia in February along

with the band AUSTRA which we’ll be opening for (February

the 2nd at Northcote Social Club, Melbourne and February

the 9th at The Basement, Sydney).

KALTBLUT: And for the KOOL THING, are you

just playing the drums, or are you also taking part

in other aspects of the project, like composing...?

AMINUS: No, i am just the drummer. Like any drummer,

I’m here to bring the drum parts to Jules and Jane’s live

acts, making them a bit more dynamic.

KALTBLUT: With all these different projects,

sometimes don’t you wish you could just focus on

one thing at a time?

AMINUS: That’s a good point. My “real” baby is Aminus,

and i sure would like to get more time to work on it .

That is a real challenge right now! I guess I just need to

learn to organize myself more!


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ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2011

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KALTBLUT: I heard you’re going to release a single

soon, what can you tell us?

AMINUS: Nothing new, really, we’re gonna release “My

minds away” as a single but with 3 new remixes, one from

KOOL THING, one from Stereon and one from Snaxx. They

‘re all Berlin friends and really talented. It should be out

real soon now. But it is more like a present for people to

wait as I am now working on new material for an upcoming

album this year.

But it is more like a gift to keep my fans busy until I release

my new material.

KALTBLUT: A second album for this year?

AMINUS: Yes !!!

KALTBLUT: OMG! total KALTBLUT exclusive!

Aminus will release his second album this

year! Of course we will keep you posted. Simple

question how did you get into music?

AMINUS: My father is a guitar player and a singer who

used to play in a quite popular band for children back in the

80s and early 90s, and later on he formed a brazilian music

band. So we (my brother and I) grew up surrounded by

music and my parents encouraged us to play instruments.

When I was a child I started to take violin lessons as I was a

huge fan of Rondo Veneziano but my violinist career failed

as I understood that the strength of Rondo Veneziano came

from the drums. I dumped the violin and started to play

drums.(Laughs) I know it doesn’t make much sense, but

that’s how it all went. Back in high school, we formed a

rock band with Fleur (from Plateau Repas) until I discovered

music assisted by computer at the music school of my

hometown, I discovered that electronic music was possible.

From that moment on i started experimenting and playing

around with the computer and synthesizers and I ended up

creating what became aMinus.

KALTBLUT: So as you said earlier, you are also

writing your own lyrics?

AMINUS: Yes. I do.

KALTBLUT: Where do you get your inspiration

from? Is it only from personal experiences and

things that affect you personally, or do you also

draw your inspiration from others...?

AMINUS: It’s always a bit about my life, a bit about my

friends, and also about stories that I heard. The inspiration

comes from what’s around. There is always something

intimate, something between 2 people in my songs, but it

doesn”t mean that I am always one of them.

KALTBLUT: There is one question that we are all

burning to ask you. The first single on the album

was called Billy, but who is Billy?

AMINUS: Ahah! Billy is a bit of myself, and a bit of someone

else but I won’t give any names.

KALTBLUT: Alright, fair enough. So you’ve been

living in Berlin for 5 years now.

What brought you here in the first place?

AMINUS: I needed time to create for all my different projects.

In Paris, life is expensive, you have to work a lot to

survive and you do not have a lot of free time.

In Berlin life is a cheaper, and when we arrived in Berlin

with Plateau Repas, we realized that we would survive easily

working less and concentrating more on what’s the most

important: our music. There were so many artists around!

It was so stimulating and inspiring artistically.

KALTBLUT: Ok and so now after 5 years, did you

go where you wanted to? Are you happy with what

you’ve done so far?

AMINUS: Yes, for sure.

KALTBLUT: Do you see yourself staying here

longer?

AMINUS: Of course. the positive thing about Berlin is that

the city is like a springboard, not a place where you are

gonna make tons of money, but rather the perfect place to

do your thing and take your time, which is great. Living in

Berlin is a good thing for me. So yeah, definitely!

KALTBLUT: In addition to all your music projects

you’re also Co-owner with Jon-Jon of AKA

http://akaberlin.com/ , a tattoo parlor and gallery.

AMINUS: Yes, we created an Art space and a Tattoo Parlor.

We’re working a lot with friends, as far as the gallery is

concerned but also with artists we fall in love with, and to

whom we offer our space. It’s meant to be a workshop as

well, so these artists are welcome to create here, prepare

their installations, performances and such....

We are also working with tattoo artists from all over europe.

The idea was to create an hybrid place, where we would

have the time and space to work on our artistic projects,

as we would bring a certain idea of tattooing that is dear to

us, knowing that tattoo is something strong culturally and

especially in Berlin.

KALTBLUT: Speaking of tattoos, i saw you

took up tattooing.

AMINUS: Yes, I am learning but I am still a beginner. I

like it though!

KALTBLUT: Is it something that you would like

to pursue?

AMINUS: Well once again, I need more time!

Right now i do not have much of it, but it is definitely something

i would like to work on in the future.


KALTBLUT: Ok let’s go back to Aminus. It’ s been

about three years now since your first concert

as Aminus. Since your concert in Berhgain you

started to have a new kind of atmosphere on stage.

It’s something quite minimalist : you have these

people (one or two) wearing masks and doing the

light show. And for the first time in Bucharest you

used some projection. Is it something that’s going

to be part of your show now?

AMINUS: Yes. I really want to create an atmosphere on

stage. It will grow for sure with more light and video shows.

One of the performers wants to create a synthesizer which

plays lights and no music. I have also worked with Nicolas

Pyjualon who has been thinking of more performance related

things to do on stage.

Maybe one day I will have an entire army of performers! As

far as I’m concerned, I want to focus on my voice and on the

music. I might not have enough self confidence to fill the

stage on my own and i don’t feel like i can play an instrument

on stage right now either so I want to create something

really visual, something where I won’t risk putting the

vocal part in danger. Like choreographies...

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AMINUS: Well, never say never. But for now I don’t feel

like Madonna enough to sing perfectly and jump around!

The fact that there is no instrument on stage is already

something that people can easily attack. I don’t really care,

lots of artists use backing tracks. But it is still a reason why

I only want the live aspect, my voice, to be good and the visual

side to be strong and reflecting the moods of my songs.

Album: Almost And Maybe

Released: 05. Nov 2010

Genre: Pop, Synth Pop

Video: Billy

www.youtu.be/nK3x9LOeK2A

Label: Zingy Records

Based: Berlin / Germany

www.myspace.com/heyminus


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Marilyn

Monroe

More than a Beautiful Child.

Text by Claudio Alvargonzalez Tera

Photos by Bern Stern

All Copyrights @Universial Pictures

A few weeks ago in one of my common sleepless

nights I was watching for the fifth or sixth time

“The Prince and the Showgirl” (Laurence Olivier,

1957) and I couldn’t stop thinking what a great actress

Marilyn Monroe was. She was funny, intelligent,

quick and stealing every scene with her own

presence. I had a drama teacher who always told

me: “Man, everyone can do drama, the easiest thing

in cinema is to cry. But comedy that’s a different

matter. Only the most gifted ones have that

ability”.

And in fact I believe those words are true.

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She was really talented and I think she knew it. That

was partly the reason of her sadness. She had to

probe she was an actress, not just a silly good looking

blonde. I found some pictures of her in class at

the Actor’s Studio in New York City. She wasn’t sitting

in the front row like the star she was. She was

in the last one with no makeup and smoking a cigarette,

just listening of what Lee Strasberg had to say.

She wanted to learn.

There’s a story (can’t say if it’s true) about her presence

there. It is said that the rest of the students resented

Marilyn, basically ignoring her, and felt she

didn’t belong with them, as they were serious actors,

and she was just a Hollywood star. However, when

she took to the stage herself, something happened.

Something that just never happened at the Actor’s

Studio before.

The students applauded. When Marilyn died in 1962

Lee Strasberg said that he was sure she could have

been one of the great actors of the stage.

SHE WAS ALSO A REBEL

She started and ended her career being naked in

front of a camera. During the Pin Ups era in the late

1940s she became one of them. For some actresses

that was the first step. We all remember that famous

“Playboy” cover in December 1953.

But the truth is that those pictures were taken in

May 1949 when she was a no one and after becoming

a successful young star with Twentieth Century Fox

those pictures were published. It was a big scandal.

Except for her. Marilyn admitted she freely posed for

the photos. She liked her body, she liked her sexuality

and there was nothing to be ashamed of. That was

Marilyn Monroe.

In June 1962, one month and 2 weeks before her

death, Marilyn started a three-day photo session for

“Vogue” with photographer Bern Stern at the Bel-

Air Hotel in Los Angeles. More than twenty-six hundred

pictures were taken. Half of them naked ones.

She was just 36 years old but she looked more than

40. She looked stunning but sad. She was lost. In fact

she was already “dead”. Those photos were like a final

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“An unusual woman”

Ella Fitzgerald

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She wanted to look exactly the way she always felt. Alone and naked. Her

face and body showed the scars of a life time. Even a physical one of a past

surgery operation nobody knew about. The world wanted to see the real

Marilyn and that what she showed. She couldn’t care less. In August 1962

Marilyn was found dead at her home.

The cause of death:

An overdose of barbiturates. Probably suicide. But I’m not too sure about

that. I think of it more as an accident. A loss of control. She never controlled

her own life so I think she couldn’t control her own death.

There are still many things we don’t know about her. But under that myth

of a blond star there was an intelligent woman. A political activist.

She openly associated with Americans who were identified by the FBI

as communists. She supported “Pace Action”, a movement for a sane

Nuclear Policy and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign. She also identified

strongly with the workers. And she was passionate about equal rights,

rights for blacks or rights for homosexuals.

She was friends of Ella Fitzgerald and Truman Capote.

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“Finest creature over the planet”

Arthur Miller

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There are many things said about her. Miss Ella

Fitzgerald saw her as an “unusual woman”, a little

ahead of her times although she didn’t know it. Capote

described her as a “Beautiful Child”. In fact, the

title of this article is taken from an essay called the

same way that Truman Capote wrote about her in

1955.

But if I had to choose one of those things, I would go

for what Marilyn’s third husband and one of the most

talented writers of all time, Arthur Miller, said. He

described her as the “finest creature over the planet”,

but also the “saddest”. When Marilyn died one

year after their divorce Miller literally said: “Marilyn

blanked out the sun, and she still does”.

Marilyn was probably the most celebrated actresses.

She worked with Clark Gable, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon,

Otto Preminger, George Cukor but she never

won an Oscar, not even a nomination. She won a

BAFTA award and a Golden Globe for “Some Like

It Hot” (Billy Wilder, 1959), one of her best movies.

People loved her but I’m sure she wanted recognition

from the Academy. She deserved it. But she wasn’t

Katherine Hepburn, Bette Davis or Ingrid Bergman.


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But there is something they never had.

They werent:

Marilyn Monroe

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CORPUS

Photography by Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert

Interview by Amanda M Jansson & Emma E K Jones


SERIES

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Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert is a most fascinating experimental artist creating astonishing pictures

by using most of the times nothing but a disposable camera. Or even photo booths.

He has an astonishing understanding of human nature and a profound love for human necks.

www.josephwolfgang.ohlert.de

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KALTBLUT: So, to begin with, you shoot both analog

and digital, which one do you prefer and why?

JOSEPH: Actually I don’t really photograph digitally.

I tried it several times but I’m lacking the needed

technical skills as well as the leisure to grapple with

it. This also applies to analog photography, therefore

I mostly work with disposable cameras. But coming

back to the question I do prefer analog because I

don’t have to change as much to make it look the

way I want it. I find digital photography to be much

too raw and cold and I always feel like I’m cheating

when I retouch and rework pictures. But this is a

very personal attitude towards digital photography, I

know a lot of very talented photographers who alter

their pictures digitally and create impressive imageries

which I can never achieve with my way of photographing.

I also would like to add that I don’t see myself as a

photographer. I rather try to play with the definitions

for photographer, artist and (art) producer.

KALTBLUT: We are featuring “Corpus Series” on this

issue. How did it come to this project? How did you

begin shooting nudes?

JOSEPH: I wanted to photograph a plain series of

bodies that should not be understood as portraits but

rather as a mere baseline study of the human body.

I wanted pure surface that depicts simply the design

of the body. Therefore I used a disposable camera.

This series is about creating an art object, turning a

person into an object, a decorative ornament.

The “Corpus” series is also connected to my “photographed

by” series, in which I get photographed by

different public figures from the realms of fashion,

music, literature, art, film, entertainment etc. Whereas

I objectified my models in the “Corpus” series I

am the one now who gets objectified. It is again a

play on the relation between artist and art object. It

is my intention to blend those two angles. I started

the “Corpus” series simultaneously to the “photographed

by” project.

However with my first exhibition in Berlin last summer

I completed the “Corpus” series. I still work on

the “photographed by” series but I also and foremost

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KALTBLUT: Would you say there is something you

prefer to shoot in a naked body,

perhaps better than a dressed person?

JOSEPH: I always try to photograph the body in a

very neutral way. Although I stage my photos as

well, I prefer a very plain and modest depiction of the

body. I consider clothing to be just a distraction from

the “design” of the human body and I also think that

the way a person dresses reveals too much of their

personality which is not helpful for my projects.

KALTBLUT: Who are your models for Corpus Series?

Is it people you know? Do you just ask people to

bare for you? How does it work?

JOSEPH: 90% of my models for the “Corpus” series

I have casted on facebook. Male as well as female.

I just go online and look around for different people

and if I find someone I find interesting I just contact

them asking if I can photograph them.

For the “Corpus” series I also just got into the car

and drove through different cities to find some models.

A lot of the boys in the series are from Barcelona

or Paris. The girls are mostly from Berlin or Munich.

Most of the models I did not really know before but

now I’m still in contact with a few of them. So if the

models were ok with being photographed we met

spontaneously and did the shoot. The location was

secondary for this project but I think it’s still fascinating

how different the motives turned out to be.

The shoots were mostly done in 5 minutes, it was

basically just like a mug shot... from every side. For

each model I roughly took 10 - 15 photos.

KALTBLUT: How different is it to you as

inspiration to shoot indoors or outdoors?

JOSEPH: It depends on the situation, the idea, as

well as the model.

Right now I photograph a lot of my models completely

naked so I have to find a space were we are

not disturbed by onlookers. So most of my outdoor

shooting for which I asked the models to bare it all

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KALTBLUT: You shoot portraits, but also self portraits.

How different is one from the other and what do

you want to focus on each time?

JOSEPH: I have two different sorts of selfportraits.

The series “daily muc/sha/bln” consists of photos I

had taken in photo booths I came across in Munich,

Schwäbisch Hall and Berlin. Per city I did circa 30

selfportraits. All of those photos were made around

2010/2011. At first it started out as a joke but then

it evolved and I had a new photo like every second

day. Most of them are staged, also those ones were

I appear to be rather expressionless. I liked the idea

that every selfportrait is per definition staged. This

act of profiling helped me to sharpen my understanding

of my own surface.

The second series, just called “selfportrait,” evolved

for practical reasons. When working with disposable

cameras you can’t always tell how many photos you

still have left, therefore I use the last few shots to

make photos of myself and that’s how this collection

got into existence. I like how those seemingly not

connected pictures all share the same expression.

KALTBLUT: Another impressive series of yours is Situations.

It’s probably real life situations. How is it shooting

completely unplanned as opposed to somewhat

planned series like Corpus Series? What does it require?

JOSEPH: I took my first planned “artistic” photos

when I was 17 with the camera of my grandfather.

I trained myself to secretly photograph people on the

streets. Some of these photos were made in Barcelona,

London, Paris and Salzburg. I was interested

in how I could capture different situation without influencing

the events. It is also of interest to me how

you have to perceive these situations, how I as the

photographer have to decide if I pull the trigger right

now or if I just let the moment pass by.

There is a certain responsibility in this moment affecting

me as well as my surrounding which I have a

lot of respect for. It is so much more thrilling than any

shoot I could plan. But even when I stage my shootings

I like to be very spontaneous. I have a certain

motive in my mind I want to create and when I got

that photo I still go on and experiment a little. Those

photos that are created this way are often a lot better

and intense.

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KALTBLUT: In a person, what would you say is the

favourite body part, what part in people do you

find to be most photogenic and why?

JOSEPH: I love necks. When I photograph I prefer to

put the focus on the face. I like to shoot the people

from the side and not from a frontal point of view.

Looking at the photos from the “Corpus” series

I picked for this edition you can see that a lot of

the models are standing in an awry angle but with

their face turned towards me. Somehow I find that

the physicality of their bodies comes across much

stronger.... Or maybe it is because you get a better

view on the neck.

Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert

www.josephwolfgang.ohlert.de


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by Stefan Goertz / Berlin

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Clothes make the man.

2012 is a great year for

fashion victims. Many marvelous

collections are waiting to be worn.

Here are four designs in which we

would like to see you.

Selected by Marcel Schlutt

RICK OWENS


ANN DEMEUELEMESSTER

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MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA ARTISANAL

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Amanda M. Jansson & Emma E.K..Jones


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A lot of things can happen in a ye


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ar and screw me sideways they have.

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I was just on the Toilet in that dive of a Bar doing what one does in there .. getting rid of

that white line in front of me, my iPhone was ringing just as it all hit my face. It was my dear

dear old friend Marcel calling me in an hour of need. But all I wanted was a good fuck now

that I was high as a kite, he needed me to start working on a piece for this new magazine

he was gonna launch.

All I could say was :”Fuck you, when do you need it by?” and he was like “Yesterday.”

So off my twat I was heading home to my iPad

forming the first few letters into an article, I said

to myself that should I feel like I was gonna fall

asleep I could quickly do another white one on

the iPad display. Blessed Steve Jobs probably

would have me overdose doing it on his beloved

gadget, but they did they it was great for consuming,

wink.

Instead I was actually dropping of into some

dream-state .. Glorious!

I was at a fashion shoot in Afghanistan doing a

spread for a Fashion against War thing called

Red Dress.. here I was drinking ice cold Martinis

with Kate Moss and NaomI and I think I saw that

Lena from Germanys Next Top Model was there

as well.

What a hoot, I was getting more and more

pissed and wondering what the fuck am I doing

here ?

In fact I was the Art Director at the shoot but I

was directing shit, falling into a bunch of loaded

Guns at one point and nearly killing of our Photographer.

As I was looking at myself from above

I could see the desert sands opening up and two

pairs of hands coming out of the sand next to

me, there was a faint smell of burning metal in

the air and the hands opened up with rainbow

like snakes out of a glowing steam crawling up

my legs and up in the air.

I was trying to call one of the assistants of the

shoot but all I could see was Kate and NaomI

dancing in front of me in red flowing dresses with

Machine Guns in their hands pointing them into

the sky, they where twirling, faster and faster and

getting closer so that the fabric of their dresses

was forming some kind of curtain around me.

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I couldn’t see nothing anymore, everything was

red like blood and then the hands where crawling

up my legs and i could make out what they

where.

They where men with Dog faces ..

Man I was tripping and tweaking like I was on

LSD or something!

The Dogfaced guys opened up the red curtain

like in a theatre and there was someone familiar

standing at a mountains cliff, I could only

make him out vaguely so I was drawn to go

closer, next to me out of the sand more hands

where crawling and behind that huuuuge missiles

shooting into the sky. It felt like some

dictators celebration of the end of something

big and the beginning of something new and a

feeling of sadness and joy was creeping inside

of me, it was overpowering the closer I got.

Just a few more steps and I would be able to

make him out and the air was filled with exploding

missiles then I could hear the Dogfaced

men whisper “Push” as I was getting closer and

closer to him, then it hit me like a ton of bricks.

This is my MAN and the second a realised it

he turned around and there were no more missiles

being shot into the sky and the whispering

chant stopped, ‘What are you doing here?’

I heard myself asking him.

Jeez, this shit was getting stranger by the

second I was trippin this dream.

I am here so you can kill me - he said, but how

could I do that, I love him so much!

Then the whispers began again “PUSH” they

where chanting and the Dogfaced men were

coming up close behind really cornering me so

I had to step forward more and more getting

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Stranger was the feeling I was getting in my

arms, because they started to reach out to him

“PUSH” I kept hearing as I was getting so close

I could smell him and my eyes where deeply

locked with his.

Like perfume it was numbing my senses and I

embraced him with my cheek next to his and

my heart beating so fast I was feeling it in my

ears “PUSH” he whispered “You know it is

what you have to do, push me my love, you

will be free”.

I heard myself saying ‘I love you so much’ and

the millisecond I finished the last word while

placing a kiss on his Forehead my arms firmly

placed on his shoulders and I pushed.

One last smile was catching him as he was

slowly flying off the cliff and with every breath

I took he was drifting off into the deep filled of

clouds of nothing.

There was a silence surrounding me now, the

Dogfaced men where walking backwards away

from me, one by one knocking the missiles to

the side, were they once fired into the red sky

there was now just a whole big nothing filled

with peace.

I took a deep breath and here was that curtain

again closing around me while I could hear a

faint beat in my ears forcing me to move very

slowly.

This was the first time in over a Year that I felt

so at peace that I could move to a slow beat

and let it drift me so much so that I didn’t realise

it was getting all dark around me “I can run,

but I can’t hide away from you” was what I kept

hearing being sung.

A big crash and one of them Dogfaced men

appeared in front of me barking louder and

louder ... I woke up.

I was pulling the snot up my nose, the white

shit was doing my head in at this point, how

long was I sleeping ? Only 2 hours ?

Well that was intense I remember thinking and I

recalled everything I dreamed as vivid as if you

would kick my knee now! I got myself a small

bottle of something fizzy and drowned it in one,

couldn’t help feeling totally whack though not

from what I snorted but from this trip I was just

having.

It kinda made me realise something that was

brewing deep inside of me for a long time

and didnt really want to be a harsh reality.

“Finnish my first article and then finnish the relationship

I was in.”

The article was an easy task I had that sorted

in a couple of hours after a big bad coffee and

a shower, but the bit with my man took me a

lot longer.

There was so much faith in me that this was

worth fighting for, I love him so much and how

would it be without him not being around ?

What followed where a few more month of

something that was equally wild and hard on

me till the day that I pushed him of the cliff.

Don’t get me wrong I do miss him and still think

about him but i’m much better off and there are

so many other things in my live that need the

attention i was giving only him.

So a year later this is NOW and what am i

doing ?

Writing one of my horrid stories. I left one

issue out .. guess why ?

I was busy at the cliff cleaning up my mess

and healling, am still busy with that you fucks

but i am better now and loving the distraction

writing my life away for some crazy fashion

and art magazine.

Well it does fit though, right ? Life is a fashionable

art-form that only we are capable of!


I wonder what kind of verbal diarrhoea i will be writing about in a years time ?

You just gotta sit tight.

I CAN RUN, But i cant Hide away .. from Life and what else is there to come.

I am off to drown myself in a bottle of Red Wine now .. wanna join me ?

XOXO Drew Eastman

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Abum preview by Coco Meurer.

Dress by Nyne

Crown by Stylist’s Studio

Ring Stylist’s Own


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Photography: Mara Sommer - www.marasommer.com

Styling: Cameron Lee Putt - www.cameronleeputt.co.nz

Hair: Cory van Malland @ Servilles - www.servilles.co.nz

Model: Daniela @ Clyne Models - www.clyne.co.nz

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Necklace by D_Luxe

Belt Stylist’s Own


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Dress by Neverblack

Sunglasses by Graz

Rope Belt by Stylist’s Studio


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Underwear by Jimmy D

Crown by Stylist’s Studio

Brooch by D_Luxe

Bracelet Stylist’s Own


Top by Deborah Sweeney, Underwear by Jimmy D, Crown by Stylist’s Studio.

Ring by D_Luxe, Bracelet Stylist’s own

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Dress by Nyne

Necklace by D_Luxe

Sunglasses by Graz

Earrings by Meadowlark


Tee by Vanishing Elephant

Shorts by Maurie & Eve

Underwear by Jimmy D

Ring by D_Luxe

Earrings Stylist’s Own

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Everybody knows the story of Adam and Eve, who after tasting

the forbidden fruit (which, by the way, was not an apple but a

fig) were thrown out of the Garden of Eden because they became

aware of their shameful nudity. In return they received

the ability to judge over the good and the bad and a limited life

full of pain, work and shame. This story truly coined my relationship

to my own nudity and sense of shame since I first heard

of it as a young child.

Text by Nina Kharytonova

Translation by Lara Louise Mercier


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I learned three things back then: Don’t ever do anything

God told you not to do, nakedness is something

one – or I – should be ashamed of, and that we’re basically

pretty much fucked being so far away from this

inaccasible paradise, the Garden of Eden. I stopped

thinking about God pretty quickly after that but this

sense of shame and this indisposition with my own naked

body persisted. The overall and permanent, negative

feeling of selfconciousness is our civilization’s

achievement, mankind has not always been so hostile

against human bodies. One could think this disaster

took its course when humans developed from hunters

and gatherers to farmers but history teaches us something

else. But before we get into emotions and feelings,

I’d like to comment on the actual, technical status

of nudity. Nude is anybody who’s without clothing,

only ‘dressed’ in one own’s skin. The skin is the largest

and most versatile organ of the human body, it weighs

about 3 kg and is about 2m 2 big. It is waterproof,

temperature regulating, delicate – and beautiful. Shame

about one’s nudity is reserved to humans only by the

way, because animals don’t differentiate between naked

and dressed. Sure, clothing was very useful in the

Stone Age – it prodected us from the rain and cold,

but later on in warmer regions, the behaviour and

dresscode changed.

In ancient Greece, nudity was allowed in public but this

right was reserved to males, and on special occasions

such as sport events only. The place for physical activity

gained its name -“Gymnasium“ from „Gymnasion“

(gymnos=naked). Later, around 720 BC, each

and every discipline in the Olympics were carried out

naked. The Romans didn’t see the connection between

nudity and self-indulgent sexuality either, at least they

didn’t demonize it in public. For them, nudity was a

symbol of ascetic modesty and this is why even the

Olympic Games after the Roman conquest of Greece in

146 BC were still conducted in the nude. Talking about

ascetic modesty, in India the Sadhus (Hindu Ascets)

are naked but stay socially accepted and are held in

great respect amongst the ‘normal’, dressed people.

But then Christianity came and brought to us the story

of Adam and Eve and the sense of shame of one’s own

nudity. The Christians also were the first to bring nudity

into context with sexuality and therefore d monized

it more and more. It was them who dressed up the

Olympic athletes. Women that were spotted naked

were called witches and mostly burned afterwards.

The Christians, our devotional forefathers, even made

it to other continents and fought hard against nudity

there, imposed their dresscode and prescribed everyone

their indispensable sense of shame. They declared

this feeling a virtue and a must for every true and good

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„Exquisite, healthy, quite nudity in nature! O, if only the

poor, sick, lustful city slickers could truly get to know

you once more!“

Walt Whitman, Diary, 1877

Advancing technology and, resulting, the growing

civilization did the rest. They spread shame and

refusal of one own’s nudity into the most remote

places on our planet and deep into our hearts.

According to the thesis by German socioligist

Norbert Elias the growing self-control (also called

self-discipline) – the retention of a reaction to

emotional impulses – is the enhancement of the

super-ego and therefore a higher focus on the

centralization inside of a society and not on one’s

own. In accordance with his famous work „About

the process of civilization“ (1939) this longterm

change of personality structures goes along with

the „advancement of shamewaves“, which means

being scared of individual actions which leads to a

more controlled and tabooed sexuality.

He thought that breaking out of this spiral on

short term was not possible, but only long term

actions would help to change our perception.

All in all it is interesting to see how this advancement

of shame boundaries shaped our whole civilization

progress – it enhanced the separation of

genders: to males, this sense of shame became

an expression of our culture, whereas for females,

it works as a symbol of the limits of a sexuality

that ought to be tamed.

This advancement of shame boundaries lead to

the denial and hiding of genitals and the resulting

oppression of our sexuality. Mankind even

learned how to use the sense of shame as a tool

of torture, just think of the recent events of Abu

Ghraib.

Luckily, the history of shame made a progressive

change, at least on first sight. The nudists, emancipation-

and anti-war-movements of the 60s

brought along some kind of sexual revolution and

the liberation from the claws of conventions and

morals and therefore at least partially stopped

the denial of the individual ego. But with the resulting

commercialization of nudity and sexuality

brought another disaster. Our media started to

use the thitherto scorned display of women and

brought along a new sector of commerce and

economy. This permanent exhibition and display

did not bring the sought unification with oneself

and one’s naked body, because now it was not

only important what one was wearing but rather

how one looked like under one’s clothes. A new

ideal of beauty was born that was so disconnected

from the natural, which is now only achievable

with (plastic) surgery.

Interestingly enough we didn’t pounce about eachother

like wild animals, what happened was rather

the opposite of it. Somebody once said to me:

„Our society is so oversexed and so underfucked

at the same time“. I find this expression pretty

accurate when trying to describe the Status Quo

of our modern society.I’m looking at the future in

curious anticipation which progresses and changes

will our sense of shame undergo? Finally I’d like

to add that nobody should be ashamed of their

sense of shame - it is a feeling that is indispensable

for social intergration. Maybe everyone should

just rethink their indivual, inner attitude towars

nudity and one’s body. And as thephrase goes:

We all came to this world naked, and naked we

will leave it.


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Selfpotraits by Brett Seiler www.brettseiler.tumblr.com

17 YEAR OLD ARTIST. FROM HARARE, ZIMBABWE

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TIM KRUGER

“Porn made things possible for me


Tim Kruger is Germany´s gay pornstar number #1. He is not only

gifted with a beautyful face and the ginger hair. No, he is famous for

his big XXL cock and his movies. Yeah Tim is a mans dream.

I know him since I have moved to Berlin 10 years ago.

Interview by Marcel Schlutt

KALTBLUT: Hey Tim. The issue’s theme is:

Nude and it seems very appropriate to have

an interview with one of the most famous

pornstars of today.

How did you become a Pornstar? And why?

TIM: I did it just because I was curious and

somewhat fascinated me about porn. All started

when I was working at a gay porn store and

had all these pornvideos, books and posters

around me all day.

I think I watched almost every porn movie

available during that time and after a while I

thought: “ Ok Tim you may not have muscles

like the guys in the movies but at least you´re

cock is bigger than most of the guys cocks so

why not give it a try.”

Said and done, I sent an email to a few US

porn companies and after just a few days almost

all had replied, including Raging Stallion

Studios, one of the biggest US gay porn companies.

They invited me over, and my first pornshoot

was scheduled.

KALTBLUT: You have worked for many studios.

In the USA a lot as well. What are the

differences between European and American

productions?

TIM: Some american porn sets look almost

like they wanna shoot a hollywood movie with

much more equipment and people around you

than the european companies. The shoots are

very long , sometimes you have to work all day

till the scene is done. And work means in my

case having a hard-on for hours and do sex in

positions you´ve probably never read even in

the kamasutra :o)

European porn is in most cases a bit more low

key but I also know some european companies

who need not shy away from comparisons

to american studios.

KALTBLUT: Do you have a favourite film

partner? If so, then who? Why?

TIM: There are just too many sexy and hot

guys out there who I would like to shoot with.

But sexy in my eyes not always mean muscled.

It´s the whole package, attitude, smell,

symphathy that is important to me.

Tim Kruger : www.timtales.com

Tim @Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Kruger/102935385134?sk=info

Photos by Jürgen Rokitta


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KALTBLUT: A few years ago you launched

your own label “timtales.com”. How did it

come to this?

What’s the story behind “Timtales”?

TIM: First I put some very short private fucking

vids of me online on some gayeties and I got

so much clicks and attentions from that vids

that I started to dream about my own website.

I wanted to show the people real, non scripted

sex, wanted to show them what´s happening in

my bedroom.

Just the idea of it turned me on so much that I

did everything to made this dream come true.

It was a very long and not always easy way till

Timtales became true but now I ´m very proud

of what i have reached so far.

KALTBLUT: You have gained world fame

and you work for the sex-industry. And we

both know it’s not an easy job. How much

of the real Tim is to be seen in the films? Or

is it always pure horniness that we see? Is

it sometimes acting?

TIM: What you see on Timtales.com is the real

me, I like having sex and like to show that on

my website. We do not have a script or anything

like that. It´s pretty much that what I do

when I meet guys without camera.

Some people want me to be more verbal while

I fuck but that wouldn´t be me and I think you

would feel it if I just pretend something I ´m not

into. And as I am my own boss I can always

rescedule a shoot if I ´m not horny or I don´t

feel well.

KALTBLUT: Do you do Live-Shows also? I

have always had trouble having live sex in

front of people.

TIM: Believe it or not but I ´m a very shy person

so I never did any live shows and I don´t

think I could ever do it.

Having sex and keeping a hard on when hundreds

of people staring at you istn´t that

easy.

If the people wanna see me fuck they can

watch me online or on dvd or when they´re

lucky they will meet me in a dark corner of a

club and can see me having livesex :o

KALTBLUT: Are you single? Or do you have

a boyfriend?

How does he get along with your job?

TIM: Maybe a bit disillusioning for some of my

fans but I have a boyfriend for many years.

First he wash´t that happy with me wanting to

do porn but then he said I should give it a try if

it is something I wanna do. And now he is totally

fine with it and without him Timtales could

not exist because he is supporting me a lot and

he is the one who does much of that work you

don´t see in the my videos like editing all the

stuff etc. But he even appeared in a few videos

on my website too.

KALTBLUT: When you look through pornfilms,

on DVD or online, you can see that

70% is bareback. And the guys having unsafe

sex on camera keep getting younger.

Personally, I don’t think this is a good thing.

What do you think?

TIM: I think barebacksex in general isn´t that

problem but I do have a problem with bareback

movies with mostly very young’s guys who

don´t know what they´re doing or just do it for

the money.

But if two adults, who fuck bareback in their

private life and its their own will to have sex

without condom in front of camera too, its

totally ok for me.

KALTBLUT: I’ve always been annoyed

when I was being reduced to my body and

sex. How do you handle it, when men view

you only as a hot pornstar?

Nothing but that?

TIM: It is what it is, Porn and its totally understandable

that people use you as a projection

screen of what they dream about in their

sexlife and most of the time reduce me to my

cock because it´s only my sexual side that they

see in my videos.

My friends who know me since years and

everyone who is interested in my personality

can discover that I´m not just a soulless body

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KALTBLUT: Have you ever regretted this

step?

TIM: No I did never regret the decision starting

it. Porn made things possible for me I always

dreamed about. I travel a lot , meet a lot of

great guys (sometimes not so great guys too,

that´s normal) , my sexlife is absolutely fulfilled

and I can live from what i do.

KALTBLUT: Does your family know what

you do? If this is the case, how do they deal

with it?

TIM: My family knows what I ´m doing but I´m

pretty sure they´re not interested to see any of

my movies :o)

I showed them some cover, calendar etc and

the´re happy that I can do what I want to do

and that I love my job and even can live from

it.

KALTBLUT: I have always received fun fanmails

and letters. What was your funniest

fan-experience?

TIM: It´s always nice and special when I meet

fans or they send me mails, cute presents or

gifts and i would lie if I said I ´m not liking it.

I love getting feedback from guys and if its positive

feedback I like it even more. I travel a lot

and it´s astonishing to see that almost in every

part of the world there are guys who know you

and who like you.

KALTBLUT: What’s Tim Kruger up to when

not filming? Where are you to be found?

TIM: When I´m not shooting I try to spend as

much time with my friends, not always that

easy because all the stuff we´re shooting has

to be edited and there is so much to organize .

My boyfriend helps me a lot and without him all

that would´t be possible . So in my private

time I have to take care of my boy too and keep

him entertained :o)

Beside that I like to go out to the bars and clubs

of the cities I currently live in or visit and that´s

mostly Berlin right now.

KALTBLUT: What can we expect from you

in 2012? What kind of new projects are you

planning?

TIM: We get a lot of emails and requests about

Timtales Dvd´s and Blu Rays so we decided to

release a few videos in 2012 . There is also a

Tim Kruger Dildo in the works and I just started

Dj-ing a bit. Since quite a few people asked

me if I would do live sex shows or gogo dancing

(which I don´t do), i thought it could be nice

to spin some music in their clubs instead so I

learned to use my DJ equipment. My boyfriend

says it sounds good already.

So, in 2012 there could be DJ Tim Kruger on

some party lineups :o)

www.timtales.com


Photo by Richard Weaver

www.duncanstevens.com

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CEREMONIALS

by Elizaveta Porodina www.porodina.net

Model: Matei @ The Special Model Management

Make up / hair: Valerie Fischer, Michael Salmen @ Artistgroupmierau

“natural” looks :

Make Up Foundation : Perfect Match / Benefit gorgeous

Concealer : Magic Concealer /Helena Rubinstein

Powder: Trasparent Powder / Guerlain

Rouge : Cremeblend Blush,Posey, / Mac

Lips: Clear Lipgloss / Mac


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White forehead - look:

Glitter and Ice mineralize eye shadow

Glitter and Ice Paint Pot


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Lucasz Bilinski is a much celebrated- and

well deserved so- Polish artist. Involved in

several projects, we interviewed him regarding

his amazing paintings. Strikingly unusual

for paintings, since he makes extensive use

of black and white and grey, he manages to

show his perfect technique and skill but at

the same time produce paintings that could

stand against any editorial, any time.

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KALTBLUT: What is it that made you decide

to paint men mostly?

LUKASZ: I am greatly inspired by fashion. I try

to clash the perception of fashion with my inner

self. I often start based on a fashion style photograph

which embraces some kind of poetry like

a pearl of infinite beauty, which waits to be uncovered.

Just like a teenage boy spotted in a crowd. This

boy - this man will stand in the middle of the way

between the picture and myself. This is where

the male portraits came to my mind - as they appear

though a filter of my soul.

KALTBLUT: How do you come up with an

idea for each painting?

LUKASZ: I have always been slightly narcissistic.

I do not feel ashamed about it. The awareness

of this fact makes my life easier and lets me

focus on the things I want to say and achieve. To

make my art less explicit, I become a different

man character in each picture.

I search for a new disguise to express my hidden

emotions, moods - swinging between honesty

and deception.

KALTBLUT: You make excesive use of black

and white and gray in your portraits, often

mixed with a few basic strong colours, How

did you develop this trademark? Why this

choice of colours?

LUKASZ: At some point I gave up on colours.

It happened quite naturally. Black, white, greyness...this

is what my palette comprises of at the

moment. I ocassionaly paint colourful, yet limited

in colours pictures. Greyness is the golden

mean by which I can achieve unique quality of

expression. It has certain elegance, calmness,

balance and indefinity, which enrich a portrait.

I cannot say for sure if these techniques will

evolve with more experience. It is all a matter

of the concept for my art. Using this palette is a

pretext to realise something that lies beneath. It

is a minimalistic system that consists of smaller

means which form a full size image

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becoming acceptable or not yet?

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LUKASZ: There are two aspects of nudity.

The first one leads to simple thinking - the

more you expose the more sexually attractive

you are. The other - the more you conceal

the more space for imagination you create...I

mean the imagination of your true sexuality.

The second, theatrical approach is more appealing

to me and I am trying to capture it in

my works.

KALTBLUT: On which occasions would

you say you feel “nude”?

LUKASZ: Looking back, nudity has not been

a novelty even in Renaissance. In my opinion

you can talk the most sexually by covering the

body in the right way. Just to mention geishas,

which aroused senses by their clothing, makeup

and motions. They left a trace in the history

as the prekursor of the most sophisticated

from of nudity. I associate nakedness with a

border between what is tangible, sexual, external

and the hidden, out of reach.

KALTBLUT: Tell us a little about your other

art project and how does it differ from

painting?

LUKASZ: I am paralerally doing fashion illustrating

which I treat as a spring-board (though

I still get inspired by it). Surprisingly, I usually

draw women and this difference between my

drawings and paintings does not have any

meaning for me. I consider it a way to give an

interesting view on all my work, which is coherent

to me. The most important, though, is

to be satisfied with your work and have a lot

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Model Tsolmon

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But to my country, I said them.

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Craig Tracy is one of the most famous body painting artists

in the world, and for good reason! No other artist is

as diverse and as skilled when it comes to painting on

living breathing skin. Each one of his works exceeds the

expectations anyone could have and is actually very real

art. Perhaps much more than the one you will find dusting

away in a museum. We found out a bit about how he

works and what bodypainting is all about!

KALTBLUT: What kind of people come to you to

ask to be your models? Is there a patern or are

your models very varied?

CRAIG: The only pattern that I see regarding those

that wish to model for me, is that they all want to

have an exceptional and transformative experience

through my art. My models are very varied. All ages,

All sizes. Rich and poor. 95% are female. I’ve painted

on Lawyers, Doctors, Chemists, Millionaires,

University Students and Olympic Athletes.

KALTBLUT: I know you never work on the same

body twice. How easy was it to find all these different

people in the beginning?

CRAIG: From the very first painting to the present

moment, finding models has not been an issue.

They find me most often. Even in the very beginning

I had strangers contacting me wanting to model for

my work. They found me through various ways but

they certainly found me. I suppose when you do

something unique people enjoy talking and sharing

what you do with others. I’m very fortunate to have

so many willing bodies. It makes my work that much

easier.

KALTBLUT: You have been a more traditional

artist before you came into body painting. How

did it happen? How does it differ from our traditional

conceptions regarding art?

CRAIG: I’ve been a professional artist since 1983

and in most of those early years of my career I was

unsatisfied. I felt that there was something missing,

something that needed to happen but I had no idea

of what it would take to satisfy my desire to transcend

the conventional.

I found bodypainting through facepaintings that I

would do once or twice a year for events such as

Halloween and Mardi Gras.

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Faces lead to bodies and bodies eventually lead me

to the idea of taking bodypainting seriously as a fine

art. it was that concept, taking it seriously as fine

art, that changed everything. I couldn’t be happier.

Bodypainting is a multifaceted creative experience

that lives and breaths and challenges my every fiber.

KALTBLUT: How do bodies work as inspiration?

Is it like you see some form and you think of

a tiger or some woods? What brings about the

idea?

CRAIG: My work is very varied. About 50% of my

images are abstract or non objective. I choose to

not work in a specific style or tecnique. I allow my

inspiration to come from any and everywhere. I do

find inspiration in certain shapes and poses that my

models offer but I also find inspiration in concepts

and various designs outside of the human forms

that I work with. I try to explore something different

with each painting that I create.

I love variety and diversity and this passion expresses

itself in the majority of my work. I’m not sure if I

know of another artist whose work is as varied as

my own. Most artists are trying to brand themselves

by painting in a certain style over and over again.

I’m repulsed by such a lack of creativity. They are

chasing after an identity or the money. I want the

freedom to paint what I feel as I feel and I choose to

do so regardless of convention.

KALTBLUT:How difficult is it to paint on living

human skin? Is the person allowed some movement?

Can corrections be made etc?

CRAIG: The actual challenge of creating a substantial

painting on a human body can be overwhelming.

I’ve often said that painting on a living breathing

three dimensional body is a bit insane and I love it.

I love that the entire painting must be completed in

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CRAIG: When I paint it is similar to an athlete’s

“game day.” I sometimes work with the body and

other times I fight against the natural curves with my

lines and colors. I’m always dealing with the time

limit that exists and there really is no tomorrow in

bodypainting. I do my very best to make the experience

comfortable for my models. I’ll even go to extremes

where I’m the one in discomfort to help keep

my model more comfortable. It’s a very physical art

form and requires lots of effort and agility.

KALTBLUT: a special love for large cats? Is

there some symbolism involved? What makes

you use them a lot?

CRAIG: Big cats are my favorite animals. My initials

are also C.A.T. Of my 120 or so paintings I’ve used

big cats 6 times. The inspiration for each painting

was different but there is a very good chance that

there will be no more big cats in the future. Four of

the six images using big cats seem to really leave

an impression on people and I hope to not be so

branded.

KALTBLUT: Are you planning in advance? Is it

possible to have exhibitions of real people or

is it impossible because of the workload required?

CRAIG: That’s a lot of questions in one question! I

plan roughly 95 percent of my work in advance.

The others are spontaneous and tend to be non

objective. I do paint live in gallery shows often. I

prefer not to but my agent/publisher feels that it’s

better for me to leave a more lasting impression on

viewers when I’m out of New Orleans and it is the

first and possibly the only time that I will be doing a

gallery show in that city. I prefer to paint in my studio

where i have everything in it’s place and I have

less distractions and limits. I’m not interested in being

an entertainer. In the six years that I’ve had my

own gallery in New Orleans, I’ve only painted live

4 times.

I do my very best to capture the image photographically

as fast and as honest as possible. I

don’t manipulate my work digitally beyond the most

basic uses of contrast, and other color correction

techniques. My photography only takes about ten

minutes now that everything is digital. Photography

is sort of my necessary evil. I’m all about creating

and not capturing. Pushing buttons, turning dials

and moving lights is what I do because it’s required

to share my work eternally. I refer to my images

as paintings even when they are photographic recordings

just as music is called music whether it is

preformed live or played through a machine from

a recording. I focus 99% of my energy on what is

in front of the camera and very little on the camera

and it’s requirements.

KALTBLUT: What are you working at right now?

CRAIG: I’ve just finished painting a Phoenix image

using a 53 year old grandmother and I’m unsure of

exactly what my next image will be. I like not knowing

what’s next. It means that anything is possible.

ANYTHING.

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www.craigtracy.com


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Photographer: Damien Vignaux www.cargocollective.com/elroy

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Naked, nude, bare, raw, bald… It doesn’t

matter the word you use because at the

end it is all reduced to the same thing: Undressed

bodies in front of the camera. Cinema

is full of that. Full of nudity. It seems

we experiment some kind of pleasure in

looking at our favorite star during a sex

scene or just naked in front of the mirror.

It has been like that for ages. Many actors

and actresses have shown their bodies

on the big screen. In a very shy way at

the beginning, just showing a bit of skin,

mainly because the studios rejected frontal

nudity, specially with male actors. But

things have changed radically in the last

decades and nowadays there are many

actors and actresses who have performed

naked if it was well justified in the script.

But the problem starts exactly there: Is it always justified?

I don’t think so. Why is there always a drunk girl running naked

in a Fraternity party? Or when things go crazy in a comedy

film like “Airplane” (J. Abrahams, D. Zucker, 1981)?. But

of course my favorite non justified nudity comes when a serial

killer is around. So if for any reason you decide to rent a cabin

in the woods with some friends and you want to get killed

these are the things you should do: Swim naked in the lake,

take a shower while your friends are out or have sex with

your partner. Jason (“Friday the 13th”, Michael Myers,

“Halloween”) and the audience will be very grateful.

Some other times it is totally justified, except for one big thing:

The movie itself. When “Striptease” (Andrew Bergman, 1996)

came out Demi Moore became the highest paid actress in

Hollywood. I love Demi but did she worth it?

No, and a thousand times NO. A few seconds of her breasts

and 115 minutes of the worst rubbish. The same happens

with “Showgirls” (Paul Verhoeven, 1995). If you want to see

tits all over the screen but you are not in the mood for porn,

this is your movie. But let me say that you will also have to

deal with the script. Now It’s up to you. When this film came

out the producers realized that most of the audience were

men over sixty and retired. I guess I don’t have to explain

more.

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Despite some actors like Julia Roberts who refuse to show themselves exactly the

way they were born and prefer using a lookalike actor to perform some scenes, there

are many stars who seem to like to walk naked around the set without inhibition. I

could never thank enough Kate Winslet for her lack of decency, especially in “Little

Children” (Todd Field, 2006), “The Reader” (Stephen Daldry, 2008) or “Mildred

Pierce” (Todd Haynes, 2011). But happily there are many more: Charlize Theron in

“The Burning Plain” (Guillermo Arriaga, 2008), Penelope Cruz in “Elegy” (Isabel Coixet,

2008), Harvey Keitel in “The Piano” (Jane Campion, 1993), Monica Belluci in “Dracula”

(Francis F. Coppola, 1992), Kevin Bacon in “Wild Things” (John McNaughton,

1998), Salma Hayek and Colin Farrel in “Ask the Dust” (Robert Towne, 2006) or Nicole

Kidman in Stanley Kubrick’s last film “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999) where it is crystal clear

how boring a sexual relationship with Tom Cruise might be (I bet he was thinking in

Scientology or placentas…)

But if someone told me to close my eyes and think of one the first movies I remember

I believe I would say “Amarcord” (Federico Fellini, 1973). That boy in Fellini’s

film discovering his sexuality and that scene at the tobacco store where the fat lady

with those huge boobs decides to help him out it’s just priceless. But Fellini wasn’t

the only one.

Many directors never had any inconvenient in showing their actors naked: Lars

Von Trier, Danny Boyle, Eytan Fox, but especially Pedro Almodóvar or Bernardo

Bertolucci who are responsible for some of the most sensual scenes in cinema.

Almodóvar taught how “Iberian” passion could be. He gave us “Matador” (1986),

“La ley del Deseo” (1987) or “Bad Education” (2004). And Bertolucci gave us a

middle age passion in “Last Tango in Paris” (1972) with Marlon Brando and Maria

Schneider and “Stealing Beauty” (1996) , “Dreamers” (2003) and “Novecento”

(1976), one of the best European movies of all times where Robert De Niro and

Gérard Depardieu shake more than hands and share more than a bed with Stefania

Casini.

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To me two masterpieces. To some just two porn movies with a bit of story.

The same way John Cameron Mitchell did in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (2001) and “Rabbit Hole” (2010), “Shortbus”

deals with loneliness, loss or tedium but in this case the characters do it trough sex. Male and female, straight and gay,

the characters find one another (and eventually find themselves) when they all converge at an underground club called

“Shortbus”, a mad world of art, music, politics and polysexual carnality. We find a lot of explicit sex but this movie is not

porn, nor is it erotica. It’s just brutally honest. Sex and nudity is shown here not as the purpose but the vehicle to escape

from solitude, to hide what we don’t want to show or to veil what is totally unveiled.

I guess it is pretty much like the real life. Don’t you think?

Penelope Cruz

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But if you go to the dictionary you will

find some other meanings for “Naked”,

probably much more interesting: Defenseless,

exposed, helpless, unprotected,

vulnerable, unveiled… And

here comes when cinema and actors

give real meaning to this word. Sometimes

nudity in cinema is like walking

on a tightrope. Depending on how you

step, nudity can seem the most natural

thing but it also might lose sense and

became too explicit, too pornographic

and simply out of context. This red line

or tight rope doesn’t seem to scare

directors and some of them have already

walked on it.

This is exactly what happens in “In

the Realm of the Senses” (Nagisa

Ôshima, 1976) and “Shortbus” (John

Cameron Mitchell, 2006). This two

controversial films skirts the borderline

between pornography and art, making

Bertolucci’s “Last Tango in Paris” look

like children’s programming in comparison.

In Ôshima’s film sex is presented

as aggressive, violent, obsessive

and sadomasochistic and used to

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Souls Of

Saint-Petersburg

Photography by Anna Kharina www.flickr.com/photos/anna_kharina

Anna Kharina is a photographer from dark dark Saint-Petersburg. She is

exceptionally gifted in taking pictures of little events, paying attention

on all these small details which normally escape us. Captivated by little

deaths and dreams everywhere around her, she writes a poetry through

her pictures. Her nude photographs are not simply about naked people,

they are more portraits of individuals, baring their souls. Thanks to Anna

allowing the viewer to steal a glance of their deepest self.


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Photography by Karl Slater

www.karlslater.com

Text & Styling by Aiden Connor

Within the past few years

Munroe Bergdorf has become

a force to be reckoned with,

adopting many different guises

DJ, Nightclub host, model, party

planner and muse. If you require

style behind the decks there is

only one port of call. Munroe

Bergdorf is class personified and

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One of London’s young things she is the face and sound

behind parties including MEAT!, Shabba-Dabba-Da! And

Trannyshack. Whilst also hosting top nightclubs such as

Room Service and Circus. When not Captivating us with

her sounds Munroe spends her time keeping it fashion

baby and does so with panache – currently working with

BOY LONDON on an exclusive bespoke line, launching

spring 2012. The label is at home gracing the figures of pop

sirens like Rihanna and Jessie J.

Munroe’s role of tasks many different shapes and forms after being

cast as one of the faces of Ziad Ghanems collection Beles de tete,

and has gone on to produce the original runway music for Ghanem’s

last two runway show at London fashion week.

When she’s not in Dj mode Munroe is the go to girl to throw ‘THE’

party, having put together after show parties for Zaid Ghanem, Ada

Zanditon and make up brand “Illamasqua”.

Having graced the pages of numerous style publications and being

adorned with the up and coming fashion designers on the highly covetable

London fashion scene and has recently been named by Dolce

and Gabbana as one of ‘London’s top cultural tastemakers.’ Munroe

is the soundtrack to fashionable London and a genuine star to boot,

her attitude is just right and whilst style may be everything this classy

London lady ensures its not just skin deep.Fashion week is normally

one of the busiest times for Munroe but this being the first time in 3

years where she isn’t engulfed with working on projects, so will gladly

be attending London fashion week as a spectator, so you should expect

to see the glamazon queen front row at all the main contenders,

what with this and the countless project and parties up her sleeve it

seem Ms Bergdorf is someone to keep you eye on for rest of 2012.

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AIDEN: 2011 had been a really great

year for you, why do think it was

the year of Mizz Bergdorf?

MUNROE: Last year was pretty crazy, surreal

and amazing but I kind of feel like I was

just laying the foundations for this year. I’ve

worked with so many amazing designers,

photographers and DJ’s, as well as playing

at venues and locations I’d never have even

dreamt of playing at. But it’s kind of made me

hungry for more, I’m a little insatiable.

AIDEN: You and I met when I

styled you for Ziad Ghanems Couture

campaign, you have since gone

onto work with other designers

and establishments, what makes

you the go to girl for such collaborations.?

MUNROE: I’m really not too sure... I think

it’s because designers can see the extent to

which fashion influences everything i do, from

the events and parties that I throw, to the way

that I dress and the image that I put across. I

just really love fashion and I think that’s apparent

in my work, I do feel very lucky to have

collaborated with so many amazing people.

AIDEN: How does it feel to have

Dolce and Gabbanna compliment

you as one of ‘London’s top cultural

taste makers’ ?

MUNROE: Pretty damn amazing and surreal.

I’d never thought of myself like that before

so it was a huge complement, especially from

such an iconic brand.

AIDEN: Primarily your a dj and

club host, but now you can be seen

modelling, composing runway music,

and now your working on a

bespoke line with BOY LONDON.

What would you say your role is

with in the fashion industry?

MUNROE:I don’t really label it, I don’t want

to limit myself to any category really. I know

what I’m good at and I know what I’m capable

of, it’s all a journey. I do feel very lucky to

be doing what I love as a profession though.

To be working with BOY LONDON is really exciting,

it’s a huge honour to have been asked

by Stephane Raynor and the team work with

them on the line.

AIDEN: What inspires you to

create your look?

MUNROE: I’m inspired by so many things,

I don’t think it’s anything I could pinpoint. As

far back as I can remember I’ve always loved

everything Cyndi Lauper has ever done and

everything Old Hollywood. I guess my image

as a base is a blend of the two - I love how

Cyndi is so mishmash with her image, but I

also love the glamour of Old Hollywood, the

hair and the gowns... I think I’m a happy medium

between the two.

AIDEN: What’s next for Munroe

Bergdorf?

MUNROE: I never know what’s next to be

honest haha! Right now I’m mainly working

on developing the BOY LONDON line. The inhouse

designers that I’m working with are SO

talented, it’s really exciting to see it all coming

together. I’m also going to be travelling a lot

this year with international gigs, so I’m gearing

up for that and putting everything in place.

Munroe

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hElMut nEwtOn POlarOIds

Exhibition Berlin till May 2012 www.helmut-newton.com

Polaroid technology revolutionized photography.

Those who have used a polaroid camera

can hardly forget the unique odor of its developing

emulsion and the thrill of the instant image.

With the polaroid, every image is one of a

kind. This also applies to the later large-format

polacolor prints, whose developing process

left behind characteristic borders.

Polaroids have thus been frequently used for

preliminary studies as well as a standalone

medium. This was already the case early on,

following the creation and presentation of the

instant photograph at the optical society of

America in 1947 by its inventor, Edwin Land –

and especially after he presented in 1972 the

legendary sx-70 system, a collapsible, simple

and affordable camera. In nearly all photographic

areas – from landscape and genre,

portrait and self-portrait, fashion and nudes –

this unique imaging process has found enthusiastic

devotees all over the world.

Helmut Newton used the technology intensively

starting in the 1970s, especially for his

fashion photo shoots. As he once described in

an interview, this satisfied his impatient urge to

want to know immediately how a certain situation

would look as a photograph. In this context,

the polaroid acted as an idea sketch in

addition to testing the actual lighting situation

and image composition.

In 1992 Newton published „Pola Woman“ an

unconventional book consisting only of his

polaroids. According to the photographer, the

publication lay particularly close to his heart,

although it was discussed amidst great controversy.

In response to the accusation that the

images in the book were not perfect enough,

he countered: “But that was exactly what was

exciting – the spontaneity, the speed.”


Newton’s additional notes, written on the edges

of the polaroids, are fascinating as well as revealing

with regard to the model, client or location

and date. The comments, the haziness of

the images and the signs of use are naturally

also to be found on the enlargements of the polaroids

included in the exhibition; they testify to

a pragmatic approach to the original work materials,

which have now possess an own inherent

value. Especially interesting for today’s viewer

is the unique polaroid aesthetic that unexpectedly

alters the colors and contrast of the photographed

subject.

For the first time ever, over 300 works based

on the original polaroids offer a comprehensive

overview of this aspect of Newton’s oeuvre. The

exhibition is thus a look into the sketchbook of

one of the most influential photographers of the

20th century. Many of the iconic photographs

that have already been presented in the exhibition

space of the Helmut Newton Foundation

can be discovered in the current exhibition in

the process of their creation.

Helmut Newton:

Polaroids Exhibition

Helmut Newton Foundation/Berlin

Museum for Photography

till May 20th.2012

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The polaroid Book:

Published: Taschen Verlag (25. Juli 2011)

Englisch

ISBN-10: 383652886X

ISBN-13: 978-3836528863

http://www.amazon.com/Helmut-Newton/e/B001IXMC54/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

The Helmut Newton Foundation

Jebensstrasse 2

D - 10623 Berlin

Germany

OPENING HOURS

tuesday – sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

thursday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

ENTRANCE FEE 8 € / 4 € concessions

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Born on October 31, 1920 in Berlin, Helmut

Newton grew up in a privileged family. Due to

his passion for photography, he stopped going

to school and pursued an apprenticeship

with Elsie Simon, a top photographer. He only

had this job for a while because he had to feel

Germany due to Adolf Hitler’s violent treatment

of Jews in Germany. He went to Singapore

and got a job there. That did not last

long. He moved around Singapore for a while

until he moved to Australia in 1940. There, he

settled and built a new life with his wife, June

Brunell. He continued following his passion

for photography, eventually getting his work

to appear in top fashion magazines around

the world.Helmut Newton did not just limit his

photography to nude women and fashion. He

also shared with the whole world his early

life as a survivor of the Nazi invasion in Germany.

He took portraits of Nazi personalities

and other people relevant to the very difficult

time in world history. Helmut Newton images

clearly show the world through the eyes of a

nomad who wandered the earth, not giving a

care to people’s judgments and myopic views.

Newton died on January 23, 2004 due to vehicular

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“ AS A BLACK MAN LIVING IN GERMANY

I AM OFTEN CONFRONTED BY

CERTAINS PERCEPTION

Photo by Roderick Cummin Photography


THE AUDACITY

OF THE FLESH

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The body, an object containing volume and weight is a vicious cycle. We

carry on giving it praise that is does not deserve, showering it with the gift

of attention, when we really should simply ignore it; giving it power, when we

really need to set it free. How did we come to this point? When did the human

flesh become such an emotional and political vehicle capable of causing

wars, riots, destruction and rage.

There have always been powers within societies

that seek to deny individuals the right to control

their own body. Religions through their commandments,

governments with their laws seek to invoke

disciplinary power over the treasure chest which

contain our soul. Over the years, there have been

numerous movements which have attempted to

alleviate the oppressive effects of institutional

and interpersonal power on those whose bodies

are marked as inferior or who are denied rights to

control their own.

The United State Courts have been confronted

with issues in regard to nudity for decades. Mostly

nudity as a form of obscenity. When is the human

body indecent and when should it be glorified?

The difficulty of defining obscenity was memorably

summarized by U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Potter Stewart as he attempted to tackle this issue

during the Jacobellis v. Ohio (1964): (regarding

obsecene images) “I know it when I see it.”

Officially, there are no federal U.S. laws that either

allow or prohibit nudity. The courts have not ruled

whether the right to engage in naturism (nudist

activity) is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution

under its freedom of expression provision thereby

leaving the control over our organism to individual

states and cities.

Recent controversies about pornography have

continually opened up the debate about the connection

between nudity, sexuality and objectification.

When the topic of objectification is introduced,

most people think only of women, but it is

of course, relevant to both genders. The objectification

of men is for our society rather unusual

and when you are confronted with it, it will remind

you of how we take-for-granted, the potential

of being reduced to a single meaningless object

based upon our body or specific bodily assets.

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As a black man living in Germany, I am often confronted

by certain perceptions. All blacks are well

endowed; all are able to perform sexually far better

than other cultures; the look, feel and smell of

our naked essence is totally different than others.

That these stereotypical views may be or may not

be true is not the point. It is the fact that people

who think in such unjustified terms, find it difficult

to view the other as a person. One would

think that it would be paradise to be an object of

desire but it isn’t. How I perceive myself as an individual

and what others project onto me are two

completely different demons and being forced to

wrestle with those monsters is a futile struggle

that should not be undertaken.

In the summer, as others lay naked by a lake, I

often choose to keep some clothing on because I

feel terrorized by the expecting stares of others,

waiting to get visual confirmation. It is disgusting

that this freedom which many can afford has been

twisted and made foul for others; this curious unspoken

confrontation of others, an unattainable

standard or concept of a body image based upon

deluded fantasies and racists flattery.

We are born with an innate curiosity about ourselves

and others. From the first moment, we become

aware about our bodies, we are in constant

search to see what is under the clothes of others.

The celebration of our similarities and the unearthing

of our differences is one of the most profound

experiences in our life. This exploration, this need

to bond without clothing is a very special gift and

should not be taken lightly. We have to devilinize

the flesh, step outside of the truths of others and

into our own and celebrate that which is pure life.

The body is a wondrous thing. It is certainly wondrous

that the body and soul can come together.

It is even more wondrous that they join together

into one, to form something new: a human being!


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LONDON, UK

Damien Hirst at London’s Tate Modern

See more than 70 iconic works by celebrated contem-

porary artist Damien Hirst at London’s Tate Modern .

A shark suspended in formaldehyde, a bisected cow

and calf… Damien Hirst is well known for his imagi-

native and sometimes shocking works.This April, Tate

Modern unveils the first substantial survey of Damien

Hirst’s work ever held in the UK.

Dates: April 4, 2012 to September 9, 2012

Address: Tate Modern

Bankside

London

SE1 9TG

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7887 8888

www.tate.org.uk/modern

BERLIN,GERMANY

Gerhard Richter / Panorama

Gerhard Richter, beyond a doubt the most famous

German artist of his generation. Around 150 paint-

ings from all periods of the artist’s extensive oeuvre,

carefully selected together with the artist himself, of-

fer visitors a profound insight into his stylistically and

thematically diverse body of work.

Dates: February 12, 2012 to May 13, 2012

Address: Neue Nationalgalerie

Potsdamer Straße 50

10785 Berlin

Telefon: +49 - (0)30 - 266 42 4510

nng@smb.spk-berlin.de

www.smb.museum/nng

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Double Vision Contemporary Art

from Japan

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration

with the Japan Foundation, presents the exhibition

Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan intend-

ed to introduce the general public to the art trends of

Contemporary Japan. The ‘double perspective’ is pro-

vided here by two curators from two different coun-

tries, two Museum venues, two thematic blocks .

.Dates: March, 14, 2012 to May, 6, 2012

Address: Moscow Museum of Modern Art

107031, Moscow,

Petrovka street, 25

Telephone: +(495) 694-2890

www.mmoma.ru

MADRID,SPAIN

Marc Chagall Exhibition

Works from the early years to the Second World War

This large retrospective of Marc Chagall’s work is be-

ing held in two venues. The first part, in the exhibition

hall of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Paseo del

Prado, 8), follows the artist’s career up until the out-

break of the Second World War, and is entitled “The

Path of Poetry”.

Dates: February 20, 2012 to May 20, 2012

Address: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Pº del Prado 8

Madrid

Telefon: +34 91 369 01 51

www.museothyssen.org


NEW YORK, USA

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American

Dream at MOMA

A new exhibit at New York’s Museum of Modern Art,

“Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream,” pres-

ents five architectural solutions to renew a depleted

American suburbia. At its heart, the show is not just

about architecture and design, but about blurring the

traditional lines that separate public space from pri-

vate space, owning from sharing, residential structures

from business structures, and suburbs from cities.

Dates: February 2012 to July 30, 2012

Address: The Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53 Street New York,

NY 10019

Telephone: (212) 708-9400

www.moma.org

PARIS,FRANCE

Tim Burton, the exhibition at

Cinémathèque française

During the exhibition based around Tim Burton, the

Cinémathèque française screens all his films (includ-

ing short, little-known films). This event enables visi-

tors to enter a little more into the excentric world of

the American artist: drawings, paintings, photographs,

strange sculptures ... A very eclectic artist!

Dates: March 7 2012 to August 5 2012

Address: Cinémathèque française

51, rue de Bercy

75012 PARIS

Telefon: +33 1 71 19 33 33

www.cinemathequefrancaise.fr

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