TRISTAN BAGOT: BETTER THAN VAN GOGH

Not much we can add, really; we use headlines in our own particular way, but to be honest, they say enough, they make longs stories short better than when your parents ask you how did last night go and it’s Monday. We love Tristan Bagot; he lives in Paris, designs like the angels and really knows how to use his camera and lens. Tristan, show us the Eiffel Tower, we can pose in front of your art and we can be friends, sounds good?

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ALEX WALLBAUM: CHICAGO, I TOLD YOU

Alex Wallbaum is THE discovery of the week. He lives in Chicago and shoots all types of food and/or characters; from fur coats, going through green asparagus and half a lemon tree, his compositions are the ray of light in cloudy days, a breath of fresh air on a hot August day and the visual party of this our beloved website. Wallbaum makes us want to write poetry (the teenager type poetry).

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alex wallbaum photography still life fashion lamondamagazine

alex wallbaum photography still life fashion lamondamagazine

alex wallbaum photography still life fashion lamondamagazine

alex wallbaum photography still life fashion lamondamagazine

alex wallbaum photography still life fashion lamondamagazine

alex wallbaum photography still life fashion lamondamagazine

BIEL CAPLLONCH: A SIGNATURE

The amazing Majorcan photographer Biel Capllonch has one of those productions that no matter how many times you have a look at it, you will always find it amazing, like a Simpsons’ episode.

It’s common to see a Sonar (the Barcelona way of measuring what’s an AYE and what’s a NAY) campaign and instantly know that is Biel who’s shot the pictures that advertise the famous music festival; from a rather twisted point of view he takes all sorts of commissions but always, always, always, (let me repeat it again, always) leaving a recognizable imprint. You know it’s a Biel Capllonch; a fashion photographer that takes it away from its commercial core to a wider and more conceptual vision. His images are powerful topics that you can like or dislike, but they will touch you. Capllonch provokes doubt and a weird uncomfortable feeling, but it’s always difficult to forget.

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biel capllonch photography fashion spain lamondamagazine

biel capllonch photography fashion spain lamondamagazine

biel capllonch photography fashion spain lamondamagazine

biel capllonch photography fashion spain lamondamagazine

biel capllonch photography fashion spain lamondamagazine

biel capllonch photography fashion spain lamondamagazine

biel capllonch photography fashion spain lamondamagazine

biel capllonch photography fashion spain lamondamagazine

biel capllonch photography fashion spain lamondamagazine

LONNEKE VAN DER PALEN: THE PERFECT EXCUSE

The true esthete doesn’t need any reasons; an object takes over a place not for functionality, an act is not deliberate but born in the guts, things happen just because. The esthete eats a steak while throwing confetti and listens to someone playing Brahms’s compositions backwards just because. Because it’s artistic. Speak old English dressed in Moorish tunics with a lobster on his head, just because. Because it looks nice.

Lonneke Van Der Palen must be a bit of an esthete because, even though we can’t find a clear reason behind her pictures, they’re so graphically amazing it’s difficult to ask “why”. This Dutch artist/photographer specialises in still life and finished her studies in the prestigious The Hague Royal Academy of Art on 2011. That’s like, yesterday. Van Der Palen, who has collaborated with publications like Elle, Glamour France, Dust, Wad, Frame or Bullet, uses objects, both everyday or luxury items, nearly like a chromatic excuse to create her aesthetic ode. Just because; and she hits right on the spot.

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lonneke van der palen photography fashion still life la monda magazine

lonneke van der palen photography fashion still life la monda magazine

lonneke van der palen photography fashion still life la monda magazine

lonneke van der palen photography fashion still life la monda magazine

lonneke van der palen photography fashion still life la monda magazine

lonneke van der palen photography fashion still life la monda magazine

MAD FOR MAT MAITLAND

If Magritte would raise from the grave and he saw British artist Mat Maitland‘s work, he’d probably get down on his knees and he’d kiss his feet. It turns out that we’re already in that very position, praising Mat’s collage projects. Without the shadow of a doubt, he’s the king. His work is like a perfect fruit salad or a rave party in a tropical forest (and lots of drugs). It’s a shame is not only us who’s in love with this guy (we’re a bit possessive that way), since others with an eye as good as ours have already hired him. Brands like Kenzo or Hunter have collaborated with Maitland for their campaigns and artists such as Kylie Minogue, Jean Paul Gaultier, Goldfrapp or Michael Jackson have been his clients. Do you remember that cover for the Xscape album? Yeah, Mat did it. Kneel down with us!

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mat maitland collage fashion photo music artist la monda magazine

PIERRE DEBUSSCHERE: ONE STEP FURTHER

Fashion photography, a world full of roses, thorns, bramble surrounding, resistant weed, slugs, snails, the moss, the little pastor and the whole Nativity scene if you scratch a little bit. Where looks are deceiving, retouching lies and expectations shock.
Like Pierre Debusschere. There’s the everything, and then there’s Pierre Debusschere. There’s the Big Bang and Pierre Debusschere. This multidisciplinary photographer that explores the world of fashion image and video is a usual contributor for Dazed & Confused, has worked for Raf Simons, Nowness, Numéro, Maison Martin Margiela, Vuitton and has had his own project in Colette, Paris. With his mixture and craftiness in post-production, he is able to portray what it seems that actually is beyond models and concepts surface, conferring the images with a halo of irreality that, at the same time, grants them with more veracity. Take them to the other side to make them more approachable. With Debusschere, scratching is worth it.

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pierre debusschere portrait fashion photography la monda magazine

pierre debusschere portrait fashion photography la monda magazine

pierre debusschere portrait fashion photography la monda magazine

pierre debusschere portrait fashion photography la monda magazine

pierre debusschere portrait fashion photography la monda magazine

YOHJI YAMAMOTO A/W2014 + TOILETPAPER: PLEASURE AND PERVERSION

We admit that everything that goes in collaboration with ToiletPaper has, untill now, made us level ourselves with the thrill and collective hysteria of a group of pre-teen girls and confused boys on a One Direction gig. This said, we do have to state that they’ve never let us down.
Like on this occasion, in which Maurizio Cattelan (one of the founders of the wonderful magazine), the ToiletPaper team and designer Yohji Yamamoto have merged and made Art. In this new shooting, as they explain, they’ve used perversion as a weapon against boredom. “Perversion is an almost imperceptible deviance from what is considered normal. It provides a slightly shameful, totally guilty pleasure, which is the most delightful kind”, they say. I don’t really know if that’s how it works, or not, but we’re really starting to feel like throwing our underwear to them like now.

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toilet paper magazine la monda magazine fashion editorial photography

toilet paper magazine la monda magazine fashion editorial photography

toilet paper magazine la monda magazine fashion editorial photography

toilet paper magazine la monda magazine fashion editorial photography