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LGBT, Media and the Male Gaze

I am so grateful to grow up in a rapidly changing and increasingly accepting society where exploring your sexuality is mostly the norm and even perhaps encouraged…? As much as I love how nonchalantly people in western society bring up their same sex ex or how openly they talk about their kinks and fantasies, I am concerned about the intensity of it. It seems as if now, more than ever, that conversation is open which is fantastic, and we should celebrate that, but sometimes I feel as if it is being misunderstood and misrepresented, especially by the media. Music videos that claim to be LGBT inclusive glamourise lesbian sex by having two, young, half-naked girls making out on a bed but diminishing even the possibility of creating a more complex story line exploring the validity of their relationship. Are lesbian relationships even taken seriously by the media? Sometimes I feel like they’re only included for men’s amusement. This then creates a domino effect of fetishising lesbian relationships, and even though there is so much representativeness …

Photos That Will Make You Care About The Refugee Crisis

Everyday people have to escape their homes due to wars, prosecution, natural disasters and poverty. In 2016, over 5,000 people died or went missing whilst trying to enter Europe and more than 3,000 people lost their lives in 2017. The refugee crisis is incomprehensible for some of the people in the West because we have not been exposed to it. The news only shows us a tiny fraction of what’s actually going on and most of us, if we’re lucky enough, never had to go through what some are going through right now. However, not knowing anything about this crisis when you literally have the whole world on your fingertips is choosing ignorance… I will not be writing a lot in this post, because I don’t think any words can really grasp the intensity of what is happening in the world at this moment – but photos definitely can at least attempt to. So if you don’t feel connected to and/or uninterested in the current refugee crisis here are some photographers who might change your …

PHOTOS FROM JOURNALS – Josh Kern

Josh Kern is the first photographer to be featured on kapture. As this site starts to grow, it expands into new territory and hopes to inspire by sharing art of many other artists. Kern is a German emerging photographer who not only creates art but manages to capture feeling in his work by shooting in film, he adds rawness to his work. His work is unique because he picks up the camera when everyone puts theirs away; during the moments when you’re too busy actually being alive than capturing the moment for social media. And through pairing his work with journal entries, Kern adds even more rawness to his work. His work teaches us to do what makes you uncomfortable, because that’s when we produce the best art. Find Josh here: website, instagram

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT ‘LADY BIRD’

‘Lady bird’ is a love letter in the form of a film. It’s about the love for the city of Sacramento, family and friends from a lost, struggling soul – Christine “Lady Bird”. Lady bird left me feeling like I’ve just watched a film that somehow managed to capture all of my feelings about growing up; like it somehow showed snippets of my life even though it took place on the other side of the world, with completely different people. Even the way the movie was filmed and the way the story drifted felt like my life… I watched this movie twice already, and will probably watch it more in the future, but it was the first time I’ve watched a film in an independent cinema, and it made the whole experience even more memorable. Going to an independent cinema doesn’t even compare to going to grand, popular and very futuristic-looking multiplexes. It adds so much to the experience, because when I walked into the building, I could feel the history of the place. It …

NICE, FRANCE

The first day in Nice was like a transportation to another dimension. It’s amazing what happens when for one second you take yourself out of your reality and disconnect from things, people and places you’re used to. Great adventures wait for you to get over your fear. Someone once told me that everything worth experiencing is found outside of your comfort zone, and as you grow up your comfort zone grows with you. It gets bigger and bigger every time you do something new and it is important to never stop trying to expand that circle. This summer I have realised that I am destined to live at a beach one day. I travelled to Cornwall and the South of France and never felt so connected, rooted and at peace than at a beach. It feels like It has been created just for me to see. Even though I only spent a few short days exploring the south of France I loved every second of it and felt incredibly grateful to be there. I remember …

TALK TO STRANGERS

Throughout the month of August I met a lot of new people, and definitely got out of my comfort zone a lot but I was very quickly rewarded for it. It all started in my photography class. We were assigned to photograph people on while background like Marcus Lyon and Richard Avedon. I was walking around the local area of my school and asking strangers if I can take photos of them and hear their story. That was the best “lesson” I ever had. I wanted to continue this outside of school, so I grabbed my friends and headed to Shoreditch (as per usual) in order to capture people’s amazing styles and personalities. (I will not include all of the photos that I took because of confidentiality, but I hope you enjoy the ones that I did.) I also tried different styles of editing in order to reflect the vibe I got from the person.   Just as I thought I was done with this project I was walking down a street and stumbled across …

CURRENTS – TAME IMPALA

I really enjoyed writing the review of Costello’s and Pink Floyd’s album last time, so I thought I could continue it but this time find a CURRENT album, to “relate to the teens”. Knowing me, and my random and messy, music taste I will probably post more reviews of older albums from the 60s – 90s but I will sprinkle in some albums of my time too. Even though Currents by Tame Impala was released in 2015, it still wins the people’s hearts now with it’s distinguishable, unique sounds. With over 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify, the Australian psychedelic band, just keeps growing bigger and bigger, creating more music that is influenced by some 60s subcultures. I hope Tame Impala will becomes one of those bands, that future generations will be jealous of us because we actually grew up listening to their songs. The Currents album was made to be listened to at gatherings, festivals and raves. It was created for people feel like they have altered their state of conciousness, sober. The band even achieves this through the …