HIGH ON MILEY
There are a few moments in the history of Plastik that I consider highlights in my life. My surreal journey working on this issue is definitely one of them!
Thanks to the power of social media, I found myself putting together a Plastik issue with one of Pop culture’s biggest icons Miss Miley Cyrus. The past two months were all about discovering Miley, not just as a musician, but also as an artist, activist and exhibitionist. She gives the universe everything she expects to receive. She is fueled by her passion for life and this passion is visible in everything she does. Since positivity is contagious, I found myself more hyped than ever. I was high on art, music and colors. I was simply high on Miley. This issue is an ode to libertarianism and “doing whatever the fuck we want.” It is everything Plastik promised to be ever since its launch in 2009. Actually it is beyond a mere milestone in the history of the magazine. It’s a Miley-stone!
MILEY GOES PLASTIK
A series of images featuring Miley Cyrus, photographed by Vijat Mohindra.
Produced by Plastik Studios, Los Angeles, 2015.
NADIA LEE COHEN
Intoxicated with the iconography of modern day America, Nadia Lee Cohen portrays sultry housewives with 50’s hairdos in motel rooms and neon-lit theaters to create a staged
lynch-like world, in which nothing is quite what it seems. Nadia allows a look behind the scenes, as she talks about her background, inspirations and 100 names women,
The award-winning Austrian photographer Clemens Ascher creates a reality that is so calm, clean and picture perfect it almost feels oppressive. His is a deceiving sense of beauty,
as it is injected with a subtle and surreal touch of irony. In his series on pleasure grounds, for example, we see seemingly happy tourists admiring wild animals and deadly weapons in what must be the world’s weirdest entertainment park.
Mathilde Crétier has managed to turn her passions into her profession. Ever since childhood, she has loved to draw. As a teenager, she went on to study fashion. Today she is a leading fashion illustrator based in Paris. With a few lines, an almost cinematic feel for light, and generally not more than three colors, she creates a classy world reminiscent of roses, heels, Hepburn and cocktails – stirred not shaken! Some of her past clients include: Elle, Elle paris, Azzaro Hommes, Renault and Chanel.
Born in South Africa, Dean Bradshaw grew up in Australia where he spent much of HIS childhood catching lizards and other reptiles. Having obtained a degree in zoology, he worked as a field biologist before moving to California to become a full-time photographer known for his skills in lighting and Photoshop. While Dean does a lot of commercial work, all images shown here belong to his growing personal body of work.
Born in London in 1964, yet based in the us, sculptor Colin Christian creates female figures and heroines made of fiberglass and silicon. He is inspired by pin up, pop and comic book art, Ridley Scott’s alien and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: a space odyssey, yet most of all by Swiss artist H.R. Giger and American author H.P. Lovecraft.