Behind the Lens
We live in a culture of documentation. Or perhaps we have always been this way – from cave paintings to oral stories to the first, momentous flip of a page, have we not always endeavoured to immortalise the memories and ideas we hold dear?
In Behind the Lens, we both scrutinise and honour the spirit of photography. We pay homage to the innately human desire to memorialise and transform the past, conversing with image-makers near and far about their purpose and practice. "Why make art," we ask?
Scrolling through the archives of Jennifer Cheng’s photographic oeuvre is akin to experiencing a deluge of half-forgotten dreams.
Minh crafts cinematic tableaux with a sharp architectural gaze, eschewing complex visual narratives in order to capture the intricacies of the world around him.
For photographer Ash James, the pursuit of the perfect image is about stripping back the superfluous, shedding visual noise in order to engage with the essence of a moment.
For award-winning director Jonas Risvig, the intention to create introspective narratives is ingrained in the rhythms of his artistic process.
We converse with photographer and graphic designer Erica Zhu, exploring her history, philosophy and practice. Why make art, we ask?
As astrology month ends and the festive season comes upon us, we seek to revisit the core of our exploration by looking for objects that can infuse our daily rituals with a greater sense of meaning. Like astrology, what are some simple practices that can nourish us by adding a sense of mystery, cohesion and magic to our everyday?
hat does it mean to live mindfully, meaningfully, well? Cosmic advice from astrologer and modern mystic, Natalia Benson.
Arizona-bred and now based in Los Angeles, Natalia Benson fuses esoteric wisdom with practical modern tools in order to teach others how to live a more peaceful, conscious and balanced life.
Horoscopes are astrological diagrams that represent the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets and astrological aspects at the time of an event, such as one's birth.
“Self-reflection is the key to self-actualization,” she says. “This allows you to come into any situation, personal or professional, and know exactly what you can offer the room and what you will need from them in return.”
Co—Star’s hyperpersonalised readings of “who you are, how you love, and what you fear” provide a lens through which we can re-explore our sense of self. More importantly, the app arms us with a new language for relating meaningfully to others
In understanding that nothing – even our convictions – stays the same, perhaps we can then find value in the daily undressing of the mind, in the practice of re-learning who we are, scars and all, in the present moment.
Situated in a reimagined furniture showroom, this rustic assemblage of brick, timber and concrete permeates a warmth and approachability matched only by the uncomplicated flair of its year-round menu.