Fashion, features

Jewellery Label Sacreflux Promo is Redefining Branding Content

Shot for jewellery label Sacreflux, this film aims to represent marginalised people (both models identify as part of the LGBTQI community) and re-define the traditional way branded content is created, by combining a film genre (horror- The Blair Witch Project) with a commercial. The director, Amber Mealing had the following to say about the film: […]

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People, shoots

Queer Artists Creating Change: James Majesty

Celebrating the queer community, we are starting a new column featuring queer artists who are using their platforms to positively affect change. To kick off the series we caught up with the Seattle based drag artist James Majesty. How did you get into drag originally? I honestly can’t remember when it all started. I was […]

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People

UV boi  فوق بنفسجي  talks vulnerability and finding his own voice

After releasing the luscious offerings of his Returned Alone & LUV EPs, Brisbane’s UV boi  فوق بنفسجي is on the cusp of big things with his forthcoming debut album. We caught up with the dynamic artist ahead of his set at Red Bull Music’s Thursday night pre-party A Night With, at Byron Bay’s Splendour in the Grass festival to talk about career development, […]

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Fashion, shoots

The Fatale: Challenging the Gender Binary of Classic Cinema

‘The Fatale’ recontextualizes 1980s cinema and the archetypal portrayal of the femme fatale. Historically told within a heteronormative narrative driven by a dangerous woman seducing the hero to his downfall, this common film stereotype portrays the femme’s use of unapologetic sexuality as the traits of an unstable character without depth.  However, this film icon can […]

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Fashion, shoots

Opulence: Exploring the Spectrum of Fetish

‘Opulence’ was shot in a chandelier shop, where the interior exudes abundance, richness, profusion and fullness. Designer Luisa Groß explains how “it emphasizes the variety and spectrum of fetish. I also figured the ‘old world’ kind of bourgeois aesthetic would contrast nicely with the very colourful PVC I am using for my designs. The pieces of this […]

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People, stories

‘Fish’ Explores Queer Friendships and Life Living in the Bronx

Fish is a short film directed, written and starring Adomako Aman that follows the story of two gay men of colour and their everyday struggle of finding jobs and balancing life in the Bronx. Bringing to the forefront issues of community acceptance and fighting perpetuating stereotypes ‘Fish’ is an honest reflection of the importance of […]

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People, shoots

目で触る: touch with your eyes

A body belongs to the person who resides within it. However, when that body is placed in the public arena, it’s ownership can become destabilized. The gaze of most if not all viewers, consciously or not, fetishizes and objectifies. False claims can be laid to the body of another, either through this process or by […]

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Fashion, shoots

Some Unholy War: Punk Identity and Rituals

‘Some Unholy War’ is based on the development of 1990’s Goth and Punk subcultures, working through themes of identity, rituals and the human experience. Designer Jordana Halperin explains how she was “initially interested in a quote from Ted Polhemus’ ‘Hot bodies cool styles: new techniques in self-adornment’, “To decorate the body is to transform it […]

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