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Celebrity • “I embrace the term ‘activist’ because I am one” – Powerhouse & Transgender Model Munroe Bergdorf in the September cover spread of TEEN VOGUE, photographed by THE MASONS c/o MAKING PICTURES

15.09.2020 • MAKING PICTURES presents us the TEEN VOGUE cover spread September 2020 with Munroe Bergdorf. TEEN VOGUE: “In light of a year of rebellion and revolution, this September Teen Vogue looked to The Masons to photograph their cover story featuring Munroe Bergdorf, a black trans women who trailblazes in redefining beauty, fashion, and culture. They wanted to spotlight the women who are at the heart of fashion but often left out of the conversation.”

“Yeah… It’s making sense of a lot of the things I was ashamed of and afraid of when I was a kid. Unearthing those things I’d really repressed for decades is a lot,” Munroe Bergdorf says about her debut book ‘Transitional’. “I’m writing about how we as queer people grew up without seeing our love reflected in the world around us. It’s a slog to write because I’m putting myself back into that headspace, all the way back to childhood.” The link to the whole story is here (Writer: Thora Siemsen).

Photographer: The Masons, stylist: Michelle Li, stylist assistant: Michaela Quan, hair: Mikai McDermott, make-up: Bianca Spencer, prop stylist: Penny...


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Celebrity • Prototypes, unique pieces, and limited series … MAX THRELFALL portrays designer Sebastian Summa

14.09.2020 • Designer Sebastian Summa, who gained fame for his Org lamp, was trained as an artisanal blacksmith, after which he studied Design in Potsdam and now manufactures lamps in his Berlin studio. The aforementioned lamp sculpture Org is meanwhile produced by renowned French manufacturer DCW Éditions. MAX THRELFALL c/o Greta Horsch accompanied the Berlin-based designer and artist one very busy day with his camera.

Sebastian Summa on his calling : “As a designer, I create objects and spaces. During my time as an artisan blacksmith, my passion for metals grew. In my subsequent studies of design and the intersesting jobs which followed, I was able to expand my expertise in the craft while working with a variety of materials. The studio is where I realize my ideas – from prototype to unique pieces or even limited series.”

We quote DCW Editions : “It’s difficult to meet Sebastian Summa in the design world. He works in his studio in East Berlin and is really a doer. Before studying at university, he started out as a blacksmith – in a world full of scrap iron, metal and steel. His workshop is...

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Celebrity • ARTYCAPUCINES – KENT & CO PRODUCTIONS pays designer Nicholas Hlobo a visit in Johannesburg for LOUIS VUITTON

09.09.2020 • Nicholas Hlobo is a South African artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was born in 1975 in Cape Town and earned a Bachelor of Technology from Technikon Witwatersrand in 2002. He creates large sculptural works that are expansive masses which at once feel oozy, voluptuous and highly structured. The contrast of femininity and masculinity is created by his use of dissimilar materials such as rubber inner tubes, ribbon, organza, lace and found objects. In 2010, Hlobo was selected as a protégé by mentor Sir Anish Kapoor as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, an international philanthropic program that pairs masters in their disciplines with emerging talents for a year of one-to-one creative exchange.

On the LOUIS VUITTON website, we read about the handbag cooperation: “Nicholas Hlobo’s limited edition ARTYCAPUCINES echoes Louis Vuitton’s Monogram canvas through a flower growing organically from the Capucines PM’s interior. Meticulously attached with hand-laced embroidery, the blue tones and contrasting texture stand out against the bag’s smooth black exterior...

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Celebrity • The big baby interview with Barbara Meier in GALA – props and set design by Birgit EHRLICHER c/o STILLSTARS

22.08.2020 • GNTM and former math student Barbara Meier is celebrating her pregnancy in GALA. Joining her in the celebration is her husband Klemens Hallmann, a self-made billionaire. According to economics magazine Trend, he is ranked number 39 of the 100 richest Austrians with a fortune of approximately € 1.06 billion.

STILLSTARS on the shoot: “It’s moments like these when the backdrop is everything. Birgit Ehrlicher masterfully created a center stage for Barbara Meier’s motherhood.” The happy couple was photographed by Thomas von Aagh, with hair & make-up by Ben Mayer. GoSee : hgala.de/s//barbara-meier---klemens-hallmann--das-grosse-baby-interview

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Celebrity • Model and musician Norman Theuerkorn sings about the ‘Last Summer’ – album cover shoot including a video by Frank GROLL c/o COSMOPOLA

16.08.2020 • Finally a bit of summer and the matching song ‘Last Summer’ by Norman Theuerkorn, international male model and musician from Saxony now residing in Los Angeles. Photographer Frank GROLL c/o COSMOPOLA and Norman Theuerkorn met at a Cosmopola campaign shoot at the beginning of the year. Norman, aka Nocky, was booked as the model and Frank as DOP. That’s where they discovered the ‘chemistry’ between them – which then led to the album cover and music video shoots.


Last Summer” album cover shoot for Norman Theuerkorn
Concept & Art Direction & MUSIC: Norman Theuerkorn @normantheuerkorn
Photography, Director: FRANK GROLL
DOP, Editing, Grading: FRANK GROLL
PRODUCTION: FRANK GROLL @ Cosmopola
Starring: Tanya Chudnovskaia @chudnyyyy
Post Production: Stephanie Rumpler
Hair & Make-up: Kira Lemmrich



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