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[February 5 2016] : #AnjelicaHuston on playing the grande dame role of the witch "Witches are very fun because they are basically full of repressed passion. They have the worst time because they're so ugly. So,in the full knowledge of how ugly they are, they can just be exactly who they are. They're incredibly liberating to play" full interview by @ozpurple in the new issue #purplediary photo #cedricbuchet


[February 5 2016] : PARIS LV OZ #PURPLETRAVEL

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— F/W 2012 issue 18

Close Your Eyes



Born in 1938 in Osaka, the cult photographer Daido Moriyama originally studied graphic design. He moved to Tokyo in 1961, where he became the assistant of Eikoh Hosoe, the most important post-World War II photographer in Japan. At the end of the ’60s, he became part of the Japanese photographic avant-garde alongside Takuma Nakahira, who showed together in the experimental magazine and group called Provoke.

Later, he began to be recognized for his grainy black-and-white pictures of city life. The streets of Shinjuku — his favorite neighborhood — were his subject. The photographs of William Klein, the writing of Jack Kerouac, and the early paintings of Andy Warhol inspired his style. Moriyama’s black-and-white photographs often explore subjects such as death, erotic obsession, and irrationality.

Recently, he started to explore the potential of color in his photography, moving from death, fear, and desolation, to a lighter and more intimate focus on non-events, between moments of incidental discovery that come from practiced noticing. The fish, flowers, and semi-clad mannequins, the fellow wanderers he shoots — mostly women and young girls — and the minor incidents, like being caught in traffic or stopping to buy cigarettes, are a reflection of life’s common necessities — the things that draw people out and toward each other.

Moriyama’s vision has been one of Purple’s most important sources of inspiration, right from the beginning of the magazine and still is now.


Photographs from the book Color, 2012, Tokyo, published by Getsuyosha Limited.

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[February 5 2016] : Travel

A trip to Wye River after the bushfires, Victoria
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A trip to Wye River after the bushfires, Victoria

On December 19th 2015 a devastating bushfire caused by a lightning strike was lit and consequently broke through the containment lines, blazing through the small towns of Wye River and Separation Creek. A total of 116 homes were destroyed during Christmas.
The pungent odor of the blackened forest can be smelled from afar. The sight of complete obliteration of life transmits a post-apocalyptic, dream-like scenario only comprehensible to those having experienced this tragedy. Only the vastity of the ocean nearby transmits vigorous hope and serenity.

Text and photo Greta Voeller

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[February 4 2016] : Tear Me Apart by @caspersejersenstudio and @camillebwaddington featuring the gorgeous @heather_kemesky with a drawing by #MathiasAugustuniak @mmparisdotcom in the new Purple Fashion #purplediary

[February 4 2016] : Art

David Lamelas exhibition at Sprüth Magers, Berlin
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David Lamelas exhibition at Sprüth Magers, Berlin

Photo Arthur Groeneveld & Bamboo van Kampen

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