Completely disturbed and incredibly daring, 23-year-old Angela Nikolau is a self-taught photographer from Moscow. She travels the world with her boyfriend, Ivan, and takes the craziest and most vertiginous and dizzying selfies from the edge of incredibly high buildings, and poses in front of some breathtaking cityscapes.
As a gay man, Canadian artist Andrew Salgado has always felt that rejection and even experienced it in the most brutal way possible, when he fell victim to a hate crime at a music festival in Canada in 2008. The young man was then left toothless and unconscious. “Something like that shapes you forever…” he says. “But it’s how you process and move on from it where you find the silver lining.”
Deep Playa Sunrise is their story. It tells the story of a chance encounter, of a kind gesture, of a fortune cookie filled with some of the most heartfelt, relevant, and life-changing words of John Lennon. It is the story of a small little something that is going to change everything.
But above all, I like it because of the way it makes me feel. Like it’s heaven on earth. I like that it’s surreal and comforting at the same time. I like that it’s permanent and immutable. I like that such a pretty thing can never go away or disappear.
Three years ago I met a photographer. Today he’s become one of my very best friends. Thanks to both his jobs as a film producer and as a photographer, Tom’s almost always on the road, which means we don’t see each other very often. Hopefully, our 21st-century devices allow us to keep in touch and share everything from silly jokes, some work-related talks, and personal shit to really pretty views and amazing sceneries.