China’s Rap Queen

VaVa, one of China’s up-and-coming female rappers, found a national audience as a runner-up on China’s The Rap of China hip-hop competition. But she’s more than just a reality TV star. Her lyrics expose a difficult childhood and the struggles she’s gone through to make it to where she is today.
And she’s candid about the thin line Chinese rappers walk today as they try to create a unique brand of hip-hop in China while trying to avoid government censorship.
Photographs by Ronald Leong

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China’s Rap Queen
VaVa speaks out on government censorship and the rise of Chinese hip-hop.
more in Esquire Singapore


‘POP’ | The Music Photography of Brian Griffin

‘POP’ is a comprehensive exploration of the music photography of Brian Griffin shot for album covers, single sleeves, posters and press. The 350 pages of this new book are illustrated over 160 record covers from more than 100 bands and musicians including many which are previously unpublished – including Ian Dury, The Clash, Depeche Mode, Echo And The Bunnymen, Iggy Pop, Kate Bush, The Specials, Elvis Costello and many more.

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‘This book is not only a slice of time but a slice of my life never to be forgotten, that has left its mark on me and in a small way on rock n’ roll history.’ Brian Griffin

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Fotografisches Debüt | Frank Rückert

Mit gekonntem Spiel aus Unschärfe und Bokeh setzt Frank Rückert die Welt der Musik groß in Szene. Erst beim näheren Hinsehen entpuppen sich abstrakt anmutende Reflexe, Kreise und Linien als fotografische Neuinszenierung unterschiedlicher Musikinstrumente.

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Fotografisches Debüt | Frank Rückert
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This is NOT a New Camera!

The OMA Mini is a unique two way horn based speaker with the performance of speakers much larger. The OMA Mini enclosure is a 14″ cube, and the speaker stands 57″ tall.

more details and products at Oswalds Mill Audio

The OMA AC1 was our first loudspeaker, and is enjoying its 10th anniversary this year. The AC1 is a three way floor standing loudspeaker constructed entirely out of solid Pennsylvania hardwood – 1″ thick walnut, cherry, chestnut, tiger maple or ash using the same joinery construction found in the finest furniture. It is completely hand built and hand finished with oil and wax. It uses an extremely efficient 15″ woofer, front ported, for bass.

Total Records. Vinyl & photography

We present a photographic tour through the most iconic vinyl covers of the 20th century.
Robert Frank and the Rolling Stones, Annie Leibovitz and Cindy Lauper, Helmut Newton and INXS, Herb Ritts and Madonna, Weegee and George Michael, among others, lead the new exhibition that will be seen from November 22nd to March 11th 2018.

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Total Records. Vinyl & photography
more at Foto Colectania

Music & Photography

We are a journal of culture, of what’s worth knowing and seeing, of individualism, beauty and elegance, and the steady power of art as earned influence. Malibu Arts Journal.

Keith Richards by Jerome Brunet
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Lili Hayden by Trish Tokar
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Charlize Theron by Alan Weissman
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Slash by Jerome Brunet
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Cover Story
The Improbable Worlds of Glen Wexler
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The Music & Photography Issue
December 2017
more at Malibu Arts Journal

LOS présente un clip pour Christmas in D (Filmed, directed and edited by Gregory Clapperton)

Le groupe indie rock québécois LOS a fait paraître en octobre dernier son excellent Big Surf, un album initiateur que l’on a eu la chance de vous présenter en exclusivité. Le groupe revient aujourd’hui à la charge avec un tout nouveau clip pour Christmas in D, juste à temps pour les fêtes.
Alors que leur clip précédent les plaçait au coeur de l’Autodrome Saint-Eustache, on a cette fois affaire à une esthétique complètement différente. House band d’une réception de taille réduite, les membres y assistent impuissants à une querelle autour d’une dame qui se résoudra dans la danse.

Filmed, directed and edited by Gregory Clapperton

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LOS présente un clip pour Christmas in D

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