Yung Lean for Noisey (much more photos are downstairs)

And more about it (intro)
'Don’t be so sad bro, the world moved foreword'
I met rapper Yung Lean and the rest of the Sad Boys crew at Milan’s Y-3 store the day after their live show at Plastic - one of 25 (!) concerts on their ‘White Marble Tour’. All dressed strictly in black or white garments were inspecting with sparkling eyes latest Yohji Yamamoto’s avant-garde creations. One of the guys got himself a pair of (black) swat pants and went out of the store the biggest smile you could imagine. Despite the name other Sad Boys seemed pretty happy for him too. Damn, at their age I even didn’t know what fashion was and emotions like this were maybe caused by passing driving license test on the 6th attempt.
At this point I realized that I’m 12 years older then Yung Lean. It’s a lot, but strangely the generation gap was hardly perceptible (well… at least for me). Not so much? So try imagining how world looked like over a decade ago. Yes, there were no 4G smartphones (just Motorolas), web was still 1.0, youtube didn’t existed, nor did hypebeast, ‘mass’ and ‘indie’ would have been never put in the same phrase… ah and word ‘bitch’ was offensive too. In 2004 rappers like Lil B, Keef Chief or Prada Mane would probably considered the wackest wannabes possible. Now they are on repeat on many Yung iPods.
Lot of old-school heads would say that Sad Boys’ rap is just bad but it’s not the point. World is a different place, conditions, rules, standards, requirements, aesthetic canons … they have all changed (not for better, nor for worse) Technological and, what it also brings, sociological progress has never been faster than in the last 10 years and we will never be able to get what the kids are up to these days. And I mean the real cool kids as we used to know them, not the new ‘mass indie’ ones that you see hashtagging bulishit on instagram. Young Lean and his crew is pure, neither their music nor image have been studied or planned before by somebody else, they believe in what they do, and do it for fun in the first place. At least this was my impression. 
Much respect Sad Boys, you are the 2014. 
And big up for Shallowww for the link

Yung Lean for Noisey (much more photos are downstairs)

And more about it (intro)

'Don’t be so sad bro, the world moved foreword'

I met rapper Yung Lean and the rest of the Sad Boys crew at Milan’s Y-3 store the day after their live show at Plastic - one of 25 (!) concerts on their ‘White Marble Tour’. All dressed strictly in black or white garments were inspecting with sparkling eyes latest Yohji Yamamoto’s avant-garde creations. One of the guys got himself a pair of (black) swat pants and went out of the store the biggest smile you could imagine. Despite the name other Sad Boys seemed pretty happy for him too. Damn, at their age I even didn’t know what fashion was and emotions like this were maybe caused by passing driving license test on the 6th attempt.

At this point I realized that I’m 12 years older then Yung Lean. It’s a lot, but strangely the generation gap was hardly perceptible (well… at least for me). Not so much? So try imagining how world looked like over a decade ago. Yes, there were no 4G smartphones (just Motorolas), web was still 1.0, youtube didn’t existed, nor did hypebeast, ‘mass’ and ‘indie’ would have been never put in the same phrase… ah and word ‘bitch’ was offensive too. In 2004 rappers like Lil B, Keef Chief or Prada Mane would probably considered the wackest wannabes possible. Now they are on repeat on many Yung iPods.

Lot of old-school heads would say that Sad Boys’ rap is just bad but it’s not the point. World is a different place, conditions, rules, standards, requirements, aesthetic canons … they have all changed (not for better, nor for worse) Technological and, what it also brings, sociological progress has never been faster than in the last 10 years and we will never be able to get what the kids are up to these days. And I mean the real cool kids as we used to know them, not the new ‘mass indie’ ones that you see hashtagging bulishit on instagram. Young Lean and his crew is pure, neither their music nor image have been studied or planned before by somebody else, they believe in what they do, and do it for fun in the first place. At least this was my impression.

Much respect Sad Boys, you are the 2014.

And big up for Shallowww for the link

yung lean and sad boys for noisey (english intro here

this photo happened last week when i was helping francesca with her thesis and it’s my favorite shot in a very long time. good sign

this photo happened last week when i was helping francesca with her thesis and it’s my favorite shot in a very long time. good sign

hey, i’m in nyc (for the first time in my life) let’s meet

hey, i’m in nyc (for the first time in my life) let’s meet

OK, ‘Tape 3’ is finally ready (and I still can’t mix).  It’s been in the making for at least 6 month and… not true! I have tried to put it together probably 3 times in the last half a year but was blocked after 30 minutes of every attempt.  So last Friday it was now or never. Started from the bottom and finished it in 5 hours. Have fun. Download.


Playlist: Last Night In Paris - Before You (Tara Carosielli, Taurean Roye & Jordon Wi-Fi) / Ro James - We On / Aaliyah - R U Dat Somebody (Tokyo Hands Remix) / Fatima Al Qadiri - Knight Fare (Post- War Dub) / Kelela - Enemy (prod. Nguzunguzu) / Jeremih - Ex-To-See / Justin Bieber - All That Metters / Tajan x fwdslxsh - Beautiful / Brenmar - Medusa feat. Rush Davis / R. Kelly  - Real Talk (La Valse D’Kellz Version / Ryan Hemsworth) / Moko - Hand on Heart / Ciara - Overdose vs. IAMNOBODI - BUBBLEBATHDREAM$ (Duncan Gerow Mash-Up) / Future Brown feat. Tink - Wanna Party / Ciara - Keep On Lookin’ / Tinashe feat. ScHoolboy Q - 2 On / Moko - Don’t Walk Away / Kelly Rowland feat. The Dream - Sky Walker / Drake - OVOXO (Teams ∞ Trust Edit)

OK, ‘Tape 3 is finally ready (and I still can’t mix).  It’s been in the making for at least 6 month and… not true! I have tried to put it together probably 3 times in the last half a year but was blocked after 30 minutes of every attempt.  So last Friday it was now or never. Started from the bottom and finished it in 5 hours. Have fun. Download.

Playlist: Last Night In Paris - Before You (Tara Carosielli, Taurean Roye & Jordon Wi-Fi) / Ro James - We On / Aaliyah - R U Dat Somebody (Tokyo Hands Remix) / Fatima Al Qadiri - Knight Fare (Post- War Dub) / Kelela - Enemy (prod. Nguzunguzu) / Jeremih - Ex-To-See / Justin Bieber - All That Metters / Tajan x fwdslxsh - Beautiful / Brenmar - Medusa feat. Rush Davis / R. Kelly  - Real Talk (La Valse D’Kellz Version / Ryan Hemsworth) / Moko - Hand on Heart / Ciara - Overdose vs. IAMNOBODI - BUBBLEBATHDREAM$ (Duncan Gerow Mash-Up) / Future Brown feat. Tink - Wanna Party / Ciara - Keep On Lookin’ / Tinashe feat. ScHoolboy Q - 2 On / Moko - Don’t Walk Away / Kelly Rowland feat. The Dream - Sky Walker / Drake - OVOXO (Teams ∞ Trust Edit)

john smith / from series of images I produced for newly re-launched Mousse Publishing page
there was a long text on how i feel about this kind of images, but maybe there is no point publishing it. i will just send it to some people, to see what they think about it. 

john smith / from series of images I produced for newly re-launched Mousse Publishing page

there was a long text on how i feel about this kind of images, but maybe there is no point publishing it. i will just send it to some people, to see what they think about it. 

june 2013, milan / linus bill and adrien horni at instituto svizzero 

june 2013, milan / linus bill and adrien horni at instituto svizzero 

from christopherschreck
noey / october 2013, milan

noey / october 2013, milan

i shot  and interviewed (it’s in italian, sorry) araabmuzik - one of the best hip-hop producers in the game / for noisey

i shot  and interviewed (it’s in italian, sorry) araabmuzik - one of the best hip-hop producers in the game / for noisey

for the latest issue of ‘alla carta' / outtake

for the latest issue of ‘alla carta' / outtake

august 2013, berlin / #highlyrebloggable

august 2013, berlin / #highlyrebloggable

homies from primitive art have just dropped new ep (via hunderbiss records)

homies from primitive art have just dropped new ep (via hunderbiss records)

now i’m on instagram too. please welcome new king of selfies.

now i’m on instagram too. please welcome new king of selfies.

I shot director Yann Gonzalez for PIG Magazine, he was ‘tired’

I shot director Yann Gonzalez for PIG Magazine, he was ‘tired’