“He was the artist of my life,” wrote Patti Smith. For the rest of us, Robert Mapplethorpe was the photographer behind her iconic Horses album cover, the boy who broke the rules and a multifaceted master of his craft – whether capturing a delicate floret or an erotic embrace. From initiatory musings in the early 70s to the last images he was destined to capture in the late 80s, Mapplethorpe has established an extensive oeuvre, fuelled by a pervasive search for “perfection in form”. A large collection of the visual artist’s work is now showing via two complimentary presentations in Los Angeles. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through July 31.
We met Daniela after Eudon Choi’s runway and reunited with RUSSH girl Maggie at Ports 1961. Amidst the chaos of London Fashion Week, photographer Myles Kalus captured the faces that were turning heads, and the names to commit to memory.
The first cut is the deepest. Melbourne outfit Two People take us in-studio for the making of their debut album, First Body.
Multidisciplinary artist and designer Ana Kraš takes us behind the scenes of Camilla and Marc’s AW 19 presentation at New York Fashion Week.