FAST Times In Slovakia

I have been been following Nico Stinghe’s artistic lifestyle photography on since my early days at GURU – he had shot the behind the scenes of a saucy video series featuring Montreal nightlife characters getting high on the delicious energy drink. Now based in New York City and traveling all over the place, Nico is taking is vision to the next level. Here is the first of a series of wonderfully executed travel shoots LF is going to feature.

These images were captured during a recent trip in Myjava, Slovakia. Nico’s inspiration was to explore the town’s unique architectural landscape with a local ingenue, model Adriana from Exit Model Management. Nothing staged, nothing planned: no makeup no hair. Her clothes were pulled from a second hand store in Bratislava. It doesn’t get more authentic than that!

A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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