In this feature we explore things or current events we find noteworthy and feel like sharing with you.
Our aim is to understand what it is that has people talking and what challenges the norms of society, culture and contemporary arts. Every few weeks we will list three things you’d be well advised paying attention to.
1. Tyler Mitchell - the young photographer with the world at his feet
23-year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell is the name on everybody's lips after Beyoncé handpicked him to shoot her cover for Vogues September issue. Not only is Mitchell the youngest photographer to shoot the Vogue cover since David Bailey (also at 23) did it in the 60's - he is also the first African American to ever have been given the honour.
Growing up in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Mitchell would shoot music videos for local rappers while still a freshman in high school. He also shot videos of his skateboarding friends, inspired by Spike Jonze's early work, before moving on to study in New York City on a scholarship.
At only 23 and with a recent cover shoot for Vogue under his belt, Tyler Mitchell is the new darling of fashion photography. Be sure to keep an eye out for this budding superstar.
Self portrait by Tyler Mitchell
2. Celebrating 100 years of Ingmar Bergman
Woody Allen once described Ingmar Bergman as: “probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera”.
A little over a decade after the enigmatic film makers passing, 2018 marks 100 years since his birth and the illustrious directors work will be celebrated all year with new documentaries, exhibitions, concerts and memorials throughout the world.
A newly released album contains the music from some of his 60 films, performed by his favourite Swedish pianist Roland Pöntinen. Pieces by Bach, Schubert, Chopin and Scarlatti can be found among the cuts.
3. Mac Miller - "Swimming" (Warner Bros)
The 5th studio album from Malcolm James McCormick reached listeners on the edge of their seats, wondering what to expect next from the Pittsburg native who has a reputation for being somewhat inconsistent.
As a multi-instrumentalist and gifted songwriter with a proven yet bumpy track record, his projects are always highly anticipated, especially amongst his most ardent supporters. And his latest release "Swimming" certainly does not disappoint.
A surprisingly coherent and consistent body of work in which the rapper/singer explores themes such as self-healing, heartache, coming of age and sobriety.
Sonically, "Swimming" is a funky and lighthearted potpurri of dreamy sounds with contributors such as Jon Brion, John Mayer, Dev Hynes, Thundercat, Snoop Dogg, J Cole and many more.
Favorite tracks: "What's The Use", "Self Care", "Small Worlds" and "2009"