Infused with the legacy of the Spanish heritage, Cartagena is a gorgeous fishing village on Colombia's Caribbean coast, with beautiful beaches and breathtaking colonial architecture. The historic old town is a popular port of call for cruise ships, boasting a lively marketplace full of traditional Colombian artisans and yummy treats. These days, 200 years after Colombian independence, anyone can stroll the mighty ramparts. Visitors poke their heads through the cannon slots for picturesque views of the Caribbean. Cartagena was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984, and remained remarkably undamaged during the drug wars that plagued Colombia in the eighties and...

The most important element of the shoot is the inherent celebration of 'less'. Many readers have come to expect extravagance and overly complicated sets for editorial fashion shoots; heavily ornamented outfits; over-the-top hair and makeup. It can overpower our senses. It can overload the brain. Sometimes we need to cleanse the palate; that was the uniqueness of this shoot. This story was a celebration of minimalism, that beautiful artistic genre that some of my favorites (Stella, Morris and Anne Truitt) made their own. Meanwhile, in music, minimalism is a call for repetition and iteration, uncomplicated, yet pleasing. By definition, minimalism is synonymous...

Modern Forms, by award-winning photographer Nicolas Grospierre, is a new publication edited by Alona Pardo and Elias Redstone, celebrating the 200-photograph archive that chronicles the photographer’s substantial visual collection of modernist architecture around the globe.   Grospierre, who is now based in Warsaw, interestingly, doesn’t have art, architecture or photography training. He started his career studying political science at the LSE, where he became strongly influenced by the ‘generous ambition’ and the ‘engineering grandeur’ of modernist buildings. This led him to embark on a journey aimed at photographing and documenting modernist works across different continents. The artist believes that architecture is the perfect vessel to express the modernist movement’s core ideology. These buildings act as an...

CAPTIVATING, COLORFUL AND DYNAMIC, THE work of SENÉN LLANOS TRANSFORMS CELESTIAL BODIES INTO COLLAGES OF COLOR AND TEXTURE THAT INSPIRE, PROVOKE AND GENUINELY BLOW ONE’S MIND.   Emerging artist Senén Llanos is a self-taught photographer making a splash in New York City. The artist began experimenting with photography while studying computer science at the University of Puerto Rico. He easily picked it up as a hobby from his Cuban father, but Llanos truly grasped the power behind an image after the death of a close friend. This experience was the catalyst that turned this habitual snapper into a passionate photographer, driven to...