Julie Shalekenova

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Amal Clooney’s First Ever Public Speech About 'Love' George Clooney Reduces Him To Tears

The human rights lawyer just made her first public speech about husband George Clooney and won. She just won, okay?<p>Weeks after (almost) stealing the show at the royal wedding dressed in a lemon-coloured Stella Mccartney dress, Amal Clooney is showing off her fashion credentials yet again.<p>Last …

George Clooney

Trump's strict travel policies causing America to 'fall behind competitors', US travel chief warns

The president of the US Travel Association, Roger Dow, has warned that the country is in danger of “falling behind” its competitors.<p>The US share of …

Tourism

All of Our Favorite Lighting Innovations From NAB 2018

NAB 2018 was a banner year for lighting and here's why.Out of all the categories of gear we saw at NAB this year, there was one clear standout in …

A Rare and Intimate Look at the Lives of Irish Traveller Children

The Los Angeles photographer Jamie Johnson first gained access to the Irish Travellers through the children of the community. They were intrigued by …

Travelers

A photographer who took pictures with people she met on Tinder and pretended to love revealed a lot about true intimacy

The product of her search is a breathtaking project titled Lifeconstruction, a series of photographs that show Hyld embracing, kissing, and spending time with various individuals. While their intimate poses may suggest that these people are Hyld's lovers or longtime partners, they're actually all …

Tutorial: How to Repair a Tungsten Fresnel Light

Is your tungsten fresnel lighting unit busted? Learn how to nurse it back to health.Lighting equipment is incredibly expensive, so when your lights …

‘Dunkirk’ Cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema On Christopher Nolan’s Visceral Approach To Cinema

Reuniting with Christopher Nolan for <i>Dunkirk</i>, the director’s singularly immersive war film, following 2014’s <i>Interstellar</i>, cinematographer Hoyte Van …

Cinematography

How 'Mudbound' DP Rachel Morrison Created 'Natural Light' By Lighting Heavily

Morrison shot Dee Rees' 'Mudbound' with Panavision C-and D-series lenses, lending the digital image a vintage appeal.Will Rachel Morrison become the …

Tip: Stop Stretching Your Lower Back

Stretches for the low back can backfire, leading to more tightness and pain. Do this instead.<p>This Stretch Can Make Things Worse<p>Check out the warm-up …

Pain

Sam Smith interview: 'I'm still trying to figure s*** out'

This is a mostly complete inventory of the times that sweet, sad Sam Smith cried over the course of two hours on a couch here at the Chateau Marmont …

Relationships

Roger Deakins Explains His Personal Connection to Cinematography

"It's experiencing life."<p>Though Roger Deakins has yet to ever win an Oscar, he is one of the most highly regarded cinematographers in the world. His …

How Roger Deakins Shot and Lit Blade Runner 2049

Take a look at the lighting cinematographer Roger Deakins designed to capture the visually stunning footage in Blade Runner 2049.

10 Colorful Ideas for Small House Design

Don’t shy away from colors and prints in a smaller home. Make the most of your space with these bright ideas for small house design.<p>When it came time …

Kartasan House / Atelier Vens Vanbelle

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The original building consisted of two floors and an attic, plus a courtyard that is separated from the …

Architecture

It’s lit! How film finally learned to light black skin

Insecure, the HBO series currently in its terrific second season (#TeamMolly), has been garnering attention since its pilot for its refreshing look at the lives of a small group of black women in Los Angeles. Broadcast in the same slot as its precursor Girls, which showed women as their “real” …

Cinematography

The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

Spaghetti four ways<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can also be seductively brilliant, a perfect example of how a dish can be so much more than a sum of its parts.<p>Each recipe makes enough for six. With the exception of the cacio e pepe, allow 1 litre of water to …

Italian Food

Coming of Age as a Girl in Gaza, in Photos

When the Istanbul-based photojournalist Monique Jaques traveled to Gaza in 2012, she expected to see evidence of violence and war, and she did. But …

Plov: Uzbekistan’s national obsession

In a small, unremarkable restaurant on Firdavsi Street in Samarkand, the <i>plov</i> arrives at our table. At its most basic, plov is rice with onion and carrots, plus either mutton, lamb or beef, cooked slowly in layers. But this is no ordinary plov; this is plov with bells on, and it takes two waiters to …

Central Asia

‘Dunkirk’: 6 Movies That Prepared Christopher Nolan’s Go-To Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema

On the eve of "Dunkirk," we rank the movies of the Dutch-Swedish cinematographer, who's risen to the top of his craft.<p>Hoyte van Hoytema has emerged …

Twin Peaks soundtrack: a guide to all of the bands in the new episodes

Get to know the Bang Bang Bar residents<p>David Lynch isn’t just the strangest film-maker since Italian maestro Federico Fellini. He’s also a …

How 'La Dolce Vita' and 'The Great Beauty' Taught Me to Embrace Chaos

The two classics of Italian cinema make me feel less bad about my life.<p><i>Image by Marta Parszeniew</i><p>As a young, childless man whose job involves a lot of getting drunk with lunatics, and whose personal life is largely the same, it's very easy to have a lot of those "What the fuck am I doing with my …

Watch: How Stanley Kubrick Mastered Practical Lighting

Is Stanley Kubrick responsible for cinema's shift to practical lighting?<p>As many of you know, practical lights can be defined as light sources visible …

unpacking the hyper-feminine, dream-like lens of sofia coppola

Sofia Coppola recently became only the second woman ever to win the award for Best Director at Cannes. As we now await her hotly anticipated new film The Beguiled, we salute her unmistakable aesthetic.<p>Sofia Coppola is one of only two women to ever win the Best Director award at Cannes. She was …

Spring Breaks: Vogue's Best Weekend Getaways

Have you heard? A staycation is the new vacation and luckily there are a wealth of destinations close to home that make for an idyllic weekend away - …

A Fairytale World Hidden in the Landscapes of Sweden

As a child, Swedish photographer Isabella Stahl spent her days with the horses in the stable. She and the other kids in her village swam in the lakes …

On Scottish Islands, a Generation Caught Between Past and Future

Laetitia Vancon intimately portrays young Scots in island communities that are gradually losing their inhabitants.<p>A quick online search of the Western Isles, also known as the Outer Hebrides, reveals no shortage of dreamy imagery. The region, west of the Scottish mainland, is branded by travel …

Scotland

From ‘Lemonade’ to ‘Process’, Kahlil Joseph Reminds Us Why Artistic Visuals Matter

The masterful director doesn’t imagine which realities inform a musician's work. He shows them to us.<p>Recurring shots of Sampha playing a small Rhodes piano atop a bandstand in south London loosely anchor Kahlil Joseph's new film <i>Process</i>. Shot on location in England and Sierra Leone – the latter …

Whimsical, Abstract Moments Found in the Shadows of LA

George Byrne was born in Sydney in 1976. In February of that same year, the controversial exhibition <i>New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered</i> …

View from summit of Snowdon voted UK's prettiest sight

The view from the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales, has been voted as the nation's prettiest sight in a poll of 2,500 people.<p>The Three …

10 Beautiful Rooms

grey walls and accents of old gold, image by dimore studio MilanJust when I have fully convinced myself that I really don’t like yellow and wouldn’t …