#59 Magazine

#59 Magazine; Black and white photography galore! Mimi Berlin visited the head quarters of #59 Magazine in Amsterdam the other day. Dutch photographer Mart Engelen is the father of #59 Magazine, a large glossy newspaper-like magazine filled with black and white photography. The love of Mart Engelen for (vintage) black and white photography reflects in #59 magazine; the magazine is beautifully printed and has no staples or (glue) binding. We won’t elaborate on that any further, It’s always best to go and see it for yourself; the magazine is for sale at selected stores worldwide (in Amsterdam at Pols Potten and the Van Gogh Museum in Paris at Colette and at Musee d’Orsay in Antwerp at Graanmarkt 13 in Milan at Corso Como 10) Mart Engelen is a photographer himself, his work is accompanied by interviews from his hand, he is interested in traveling, art and photography…. Furthermore, Engelen is a collector of, amongst others, Jean Dieuzaide, Edward Quinn, Andre Villers and Ernst Scheidegger. Part of his collection can be seen and bought at the Suite 59 Gallery in Amsterdam www.59magazine.nl.

Fashion in the artist’s studio

How amazing are these photo’s?! They are taken by Mark Shaw in the fifties. Just like we like it; nothing much left to the imagination, art and fashion put in it’s correct time frame. Legendary! Dear editors, stylist, art director’s and what have you….That’s the pitch for this week! Your Welcome and have a nice day!
Fernand Leger in Studio-Paris, 1954-Photograph by Mark Shaw ( via Andrew Wilder Gallery)

Model and artist Joan Miro in his studio, 1955.
Marc Chagall in Studio, 1955 #2-Editioned Photo by Mark Shaw ( via Andrew Wilder Gallery) (for pictures above thahanks habituallychicl)Pablo Picasso and top French model Betinna Graziani. Photo by Mark Shaw ( via lepetitcoquin)
Verushka being painted by Genaro de Carvalho in 1967. Photo by Franco Rubartelli

Not from a fashion shoot but equally interesting. Henri Matisse, at work in Venice, 1946.( © Hélène Adant RAPHO via artistandstudio)

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Office visit in Amsterdam

The other day we visited the headquarters of EH&I magazine. The editor in chief has a colorful and inspirational office. The office matches the aesthetics of the interior design magazine perfectly.
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All photo’s by Mimi Berlin.
See more of Mimi Berlin’s studio and office visits HERE.

Never ending art trip

On our beloved Facebook we came across this lovely, “never ending art trip”:  artist in the world, photographed by André Smits.

All photo’s by André Smits. Please check his site for names and places of the portrayed people.

Since we do make studio visits ourselves (our pictures aren’t half as good as these.)
We found this series very inspiring and learned that a good concept is key.
Thank you Mr Smits.

xoxo Mimi

Studio visit in Paris

I wish I’ve could have done that! Christian Dior at work in his studio (1957). All photo’s taken by Loomis Dean (Life, photo archive)
Designing from behind a desk?
Mais, non! I’m not sure what that stick is for, have to look that up sometime
Wow, draping galore !!
Working with House-Model “Lucky” (Lucie Daouphars (ca.1922-1963). Dior gained a reputation for his line-up of dedicated house models, all of whom he gave nicknames (including “Alla” and “Victoire”).