‘It was not hard to be upset in the last scene’

Daisy Ridley on The Rise Of Skywalker: ‘It was not hard to be upset in the last scene’
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away a bright-eyed, anonymous young woman is called to a universe she’d imagined but could never prepare for: expectation, responsibility, unseen forces wrenching her this way and that. This month, The Rise Of Skywalker closes the story of her character, Rey, and it’s taken as long for Daisy Ridley to become who Star Wars fans wanted and still remain herself. In this wide-ranging interview, she shares the films’ physical and mental toll, reveals how they inspired her to speak out and – who knew? – drops enough f-bombs to down a Death Star

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Daisy Ridley photographed by Alexi Lubomirski
Interview by Alex Bhattacharji

more at GQ

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Aqua Babes | Ian Cartwright

Most underwater photographers come at it from being scuba divers, and usually the subject matter is fish in the sea. People are more my thing.
I am not that happy in water, being just about able to swim, so my approach to photographing initially babies underwater was influenced by a preference for not getting my face wet!

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Aqua Babes | Ian Cartwright
more in Academy The Big Photo E-Zine

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« Je suis comme mes chansons, libertine, douce et fidèle. Très fidèle »

L’iconique et secrète Mylène Farmer remontait sur scène en juin dernier six ans après son dernier concert. Seule française à avoir rempli deux soirs de suite le Stade de France, ses 35 ans de carrière ont été savamment menés. Et pour célébrer ses nombreuses années de succès, Télé7Jours a pensé un hors-série collector de 100 pages qui sortira le 12 septembre, le jour de l’anniversaire de l’artiste. 100 pages d’interviews de Mylène Farmer mais aussi de photos rares et inédites.

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« Je suis comme mes chansons, libertine, douce et fidèle. Très fidèle »
via mylene

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Soaring to Success

Up-and-coming wildlife photographer Tracey Lund is unlikely to be an enthusiast photographer for long. She speaks to Caroline Schmidt about her rising success, contests and living the dream

“Behind the camera I forget about life, all the madness and the badness in the world, and could focus on the beauty and the mesmerising moment in front of the lens.”

“Entering competitions has pushed me as a photographer and has definitely changed the way I photograph — I’d recommend any photographer to start”
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Soaring to Success
Interview with Tracey Lund

more in Digital SLR Photography Magazine

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“Nature is paradisiacal, you could say, but it is in fact a jungle… it is one big struggle, one big fight”

Photographer Ruud van Empel was born in Breda, The Netherlands, in 1958. He studied at the St Joost Academy of Art, moving to Amsterdam in the late 1980s to work on his career as a visual artist. As one of the most pioneering and innovative contemporary digital photographers practising today, Ruud’s work is held in the collections of several major galleries and museums around the world and has been extensively exhibited.

“My idea was to construct a photograph that would look ordinary… but where everything was made up”
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Interview with Ruud van Empel
more in Digital Camera World – August 2019

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When I started modeling, it was just a job, and I was so excited…

“When I started modeling, it was just a job, and I was so excited—everything was so new, so crazy. I didn’t overthink anything.
Cara Delevingne

While the 20-year-old self-described tomboy was amazed by her sudden rocket into the heart of the fashion universe (not to mention by just how tough all that runway walking can be), she is setting her sights on other stars—acting, making music, inventing, Nobel Prizes—as long as there’s plenty of goofing off to be done along the way.
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Cara Delevingne
Photography Peter Lindbergh

more at Interview Magazine

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Discover the power of colours

Colour Therapy: The Power of Colours in Photo Art

Green
Refreshes and relieves stress
House of Eulalia by Werner Pawlok
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Orange
Promotes creativity, mixes the benefits of yellow and red
Eva Herzigova by Michel Comte
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Blue
Calms and sharpens concentration
Killing Time II by Lucia Giacani
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Yellow
Stimulates the mind and appears optimistic
Deutsche Oper by Annika Feuss
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Red
A purely physical and extroverted “signal” colour
HASU 1061603 by Thomas Eigel
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The Wondrous World of Colours
An exclusive interview with Colour Psychologist Silvia Regnitter-Prehn conducted by Andrea Bruchwitz

more at Lumas

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