Satellite Voices champions creative cultural provocateurs from around the globe that deserve the rest of the world’s attention. This new cultural platform - led by independent city editors from Tokyo, Paris, Moscow, Rome, Munich, Dubai, Shanghai and Santiago, highlights the month’s best stories across fashion, music, art, film, photography and culture, and is brought to you by Dazed and Swatch. Here are our top four Photography picks from this month...
Ken Miller's illustrious career in publishing and photography encompasses a body a work that includes being the editor-in-chief of Tokion magazine and the curator of the Creativity Now conference, author and curator of the SHOOT photography book published by Rizzoli and the Tokion art book, Revisionaries. After leaving Tokion he now writes for Interview, V and W magazines alongside The New York Times. His latest exhibition in Tokyo is entitled "PICTURES",an insight into abstract photography featuring Marcelo Gomes, Mariah Robertson, Sam Falls and Taisuke Koyama
Represented by Munich’s flag bearer of independent art, Florian Hubalek’s Firstlines, the photographer Maximilian Geuter's aims to create an insight into the world of a contemporary, individual person. Soaking up impressions you collect, then shaking and mixing it up, presenting that aura in a condensed, aesthetic form. His work includes portraits of contemporaries as well as landscape and stillife photography. Geuter is fascinated by the diversity that you can´t escape from and one that forms all of us, everyday. “It´s about what I´m about, what interests and shapes me, simple as that,” says Geuter.
As one of the most celebrated fashion photographers in China, 31-year-old Chen Man is being honoured with a certified solo exhibition (that runs to February 2nd) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, a retrospective of work that spans almost a decade, from her theatrical, optimistic and hypercoloured work for the forward thinking Chinese cultural magazine Vision, through to photos for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. With a striding imagination and sense of fantasy, Chen Man's imagery exaggerates the subjects' personality and sensuality, with an aesthetic vision unlike any other young artist in China.
Yann Stofer is probably better known as a member of the Parisian indie rock dons Adam Kesher, but it’s his solo excursions as a photographer that is rapidly gaining him further afield fans. Capturing life on the road as well as girls, friends, fashion editorials and artists' portraits for the likes of Glamour, Clark, Fool House and Le Coq Sportif, Yann Stofer's work is both intimate and still, natural yet charasmatic. He's recently shot two brilliantly haunting and still landscape images for a special Posterism edition of Kaiserin magazine , the Parisian bi-annual supporting emerging creative talent.
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