CANDY Magazine

C★NDY is the first fashion magazine completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, crossdressing and androgyny in all their glory. A style magazine about fashion, art, culture, make-up, glamour, icons, amazing transformations and fun. Luis Venegas is the Creative Director, Editor and Publisher of Fanzine137, EY! Magateen, C?ndy, The Printed Dog and EY! Boy Collection. He is based in Spain and splits his time between Madrid and Barcelona. Since 2004, he has channeled his energies into publishing his three personal editorial projects. An independent self-published editor, Venegas' magazines -released as limited editions- are available only in selected shops, boutiques and bookstores around the world.

 

Charlotte Rutherford

Charlotte Rutherford’s photography is fun, bright and tinged with humor and 1980s sass. Shooting editorial for the likes of Vice and Tank magazine and look-books for Lazy Oaf and Baby G, the self-taught photographer maintains an aesthetic that is both well-informed and original. She cites David LaChapelle and Pierre et Gilles as major influences on her work, saying that they prove the encouraging dictum “OK cool, you can do like ANYTHING.” I couldn’t agree more.  

 

 

Michael Donovan

Michael Donovan uses visual art and a podcast to communicate his interests in the "Two Great Bookends of Life," (sex and death) as well as the exciting content that fills our experience. His work trains his eye on spirituality, intersections of culture mashups, materialism, youth, aging, objectification, mental health, environmentalism, and the confusion and joys we develop from living a life wandering through interesting times.  

 

 

Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton-Jones

Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton-Jones have collaborated together since 1998. Their practice is a unique collision of art direction, concept, design, photography, image creation and post-production. Their design team is run from 'The Studio', in London's East End. Through a shared fascination of the image-making process and exploration of the digital revolution, they push their discipline towards creating a more three-dimensional canvas. They regard themselves to be part of a creative renaissance, and in this environment challenge themselves to create what they consider a 'hypervisual' aesthetic, a stimulating visual state they claim provokes 'a shift in consciousness'.

Joost Vandebrug

Joost Vandebrug is a fashion photographer and filmmaker, but his latest project sees him roaming the streets and tunnels of Bucharest. In a world devoid of parental guidance, the stereotypical tropes are there; drug abuse, run-ins with the law, gang-mentality, yet they are eclipsed and often subverted by the familial bond between these so-called ‘Lost Boys’ - Bucharest’s youth left behind after the fallout of Communism. Led by a myserious tattooed character known as 'Bruce Lee', the group make up just four of an estimated thousand homeless children who end up forming tunnel communities together. Some of the photos below are from this project, which you can see more about here.  

Paco Peregrin

Paco Peregrín was born in Almeria, Spain. Paco’s photography carries a perfect blend of sensuality with avant garde and his juxtapositions shows a mastery of the fine line between commercial success and art. Fusing hyper-real futurism with high-end beauty images, he is one of the talents of the Spanish photography with major personality. His work is defined by a marked character of hybridization of styles where come together the latest fashion trends and the most personal conceptual reflections, always providing to his images with a sensual, elegant and mysterious, even perturbing character, trying to interrelate the point of view of the traditional spectator of works of art with the most generic public of the mass-media.He has photographed and art-directed high-profile campaigns for global household names like Nike, Diesel, Adidas, Lee, Vögele Shoes, Gant, Mazda, Toyota, Levi's, EMI Music, Cosmopolitan TV, Jacinto Usán, Maria Barros, Cosentino, Paramita, Carlsberg, La Rinascente, etc.

 

 

 

Scott Pommier

Scott Pommier  was a recipient of the PDN Photo Annual 2011 advertising award and in 2009 won a place in both the Communication Arts Photo Annual and Luerzer’s Archive. Clients include Converse, Dickies, Nixon, Vans, Ferrari Magazine, Chrysler, Dodge, Harley-Davidson, Chevrolet, Under Armour, Puma, Kohl’s; and editorial work for ESPN the Magazine, Intersection, The Daily and Conde Nast.Scott Pommier was born in Elliott Lake, Canada in 1976. He lives in Los Angeles.

 

Gregoire Alexandre

Gregoire Alexandre was born in 1972 and studied at the Ecole Nationale de la Photographie, Arles. He came to prominence in the photography section of the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie in 2003 (Villa Noailles, Hyères) and works for the press, including Wallpaper*, Vanity Fair, Esquire UK, Libération, The world of Hermès, GQ Style, Beaux Arts; for the record industry, collaborating with Etienne Daho, Metronomy, Yelle, Bertrand Burgalat, Yann Tiersen; and in advertising for clients such as Westin, Sony, Le Printemps, Louis Vuitton and Absolut.

Katja Rahlwes

Katja Rahlwes is a German fashion photographer based in Paris. Rahlwes has been collaborating with Purple Magazine since it's conception, and took part of a new movement of visual language in the publication world. In 1998-2001, Rahlwes became chief-fashion editor and photo-editor at BIBA, a major market fashion magazine in Paris. Throughout those years she would live a parallel life as a professional stylist and part-time photographer. She eventually left styling to focus completely on photography. Her work can be seen in the magazines Vogue Paris, Vogue Nippon, Vogue US, Self Service,Interview, Purple fashion, i-D, Pin Up, BUTT Magazine, New York Magazine and has shot campaigns for brands such as Gucci, Céline, Miu Miu, Chloé, A.P.C., Maison Martin Margiela, Levi's and others.