Name_ Rene Fietzek Location_ Berlin Discipline_ Photography www_renefietzek.com
René Fietzek likes to tell stories. However, after studying theater, film, and media in Vienna, he realized there was something that he liked even more: visualizing them. In pursuit of this dream, he continued to study visual communication in Hamburg and finished as a photo designer at Lette-Verein in Berlin. René's stories always have two sides. Without focusing too clearly on either, his photographs are able to reveal both vulnerability and determination, in one glance. Subtly emphasized by a skillful combination of soft shapes and playful patterns, they often display a very natural kind of innocence. It seems that René captures the exact instant before an ideal moment, gently fueling our imagination.
Magali Duzant is a NY-based artist and photographer. She holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design. Select exhibitions include: Fridman Gallery, New York; ( harbor ), New York; Neue Galerie im Hohmannhaus, Augsburg, Germany; The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; The Siskind Gallery at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY. Her work has been published in print and online by Aint-Bad Magazine, Der Greif, Yet Magazine, Adobo Magazine, among others. In 2015 her first book, I Looked & Looked was published by Conveyor Editions. She currently lives and works in Queens, New York.
What is the DNA of your city ? Always on but filled with quiet moments, neighborhood by neighborhood
Best coffee? The Queens Kickshaw in Astoria
Best cheap and easy place for lunch? Tacos - Bella Puebla in Jackson Heights / Tacos El Bronce in Sunset Park
Best co-work space? Neue House
Best place to get a drink? End Of The Century in Forest Hills / The Narrows in Bushwick
Best place to have a dinner with friends? Café Mogador
Hotel you would stay in if you weren’t from NY? The Marlton
Best unknown shop? Not a shop per say but there is a specific stand at the Union Square Greenmarket that sells dried flowers. I go there for the most beautiful, lush eucalyptus.
Up and coming talent? I'm a huge fan of the artist Sacha Vega.
Best place to take clients? Staten Island Ferry - beautiful views and beers
Kourtney grew up in a coastal town in California and now lives in Northeast Los Angeles. She studied Fine Art at Biola University and enjoys engaging art criticism and painting in her studio. She works as a freelance Art Director to holistically elevate independent brands through digital media, product design, spacial design and strategy. Kourtney loves a cup of tea in the morning and her white husky named Indigo.
Robin Stein is a New York based photographer, artist and musician. After Graduating from Parsons School of Design his work has gone on to be exhibited and published in a wide range of galleries and publications.
What is the DNA of New York ? This city is a combination of so many different origins and identities, there is no singular DNA. It is all simultaneously clashing and coexisting - It is one of the few places I've ever lived where you can feel like your in another country in your own hometown.
Best coffee? I really like this little coffee shop around the corner from where I live in Bed-Stuy, called Anchor Coffee.
Best cheap and easy lunch? Best and cheapest food in the cities is definitely heading to Crown Heights and exploring all the West Indian restaurants. Getting Doubles at Little Trini is my favorite. Get full on 2 dollars.
Best place to get a drink? For a fancy drink - I like going to Mayfair in Clinton Hill. For hanging out with Friends: Lover’s Rock in Bed Stuy or Molasses Books in Bushwick.
Best place to have a dinner with friends? Olea is one of favorite restaurants in town. Great Mediterranean food in Fort Greene.
Hotel you would stay in if you weren’t from New York? The Maritime Hotel
Best unknown shop? Molasses Books - rad used book store and bar. Also stocks cool self published artist books. I also love this insane mess of a fabric store in the Hasidic part of Williamsburg that my friend Bunny introduced me to.
Up and coming talent? All my friends!!! Hard to say what is up and coming always - but I’m really stoked on the magazine Riot of Perfume that some friends put out.
Best place to take clients? Rarely do I take clients out - usually I’m the one getting taken out…haha. Though I’d probably take client to get the amazing minimal Japanese Breakfast at Okonomi.
Resources to help you with your career (fab labs, printers, accountants, programs) in your city? Asking Friends is usually the best resource - otherwise I think The Listings project is a cool resource. Organisations like Lower Manhattan Cultural Council are really helpful and supportive of artists. Craigslist.
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