Michael Alago, Who the F**k Is That Guy?

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Record label executive, photographer, and author, Michael Alago takes readers through this amazing journey that is his life.

‘Who the Fuck is That Guy’? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago tells the astonishing story of a gay Puerto Rican kid growing up in a Hasidic Brooklyn neighborhood, who got on the subway one day and began a musical odyssey that helped shape the musical landscape across N.Y.C. and around the world.

Alago grew up in Brooklyn, New York, in a large, spirited, and devoted Puerto Rican family. Through his early passion for music, art, theater, and photography, he soon found himself rubbing elbows with many downtown NYC scene makers, from Stiv Bators to Jean Michel Basquiat, Cherry Vanilla and Wayne County to Deborah Harry and Robert Mapplethorpe. As an underage teenager going to Max’s Kansas City, CBGB, and various art galleries, Alago also began running The Dead Boys fan club.

A few years later, he became the assistant music director for legendary nightclubs the Ritz and the Red Parrot. At age twenty-four, he began a storied career as an A&R executive at Elektra Records that started with signing Metallica in the summer of 1984, changing the entire landscape of rock ‘n’ roll and heavy metal. Alago continued to work in A&R for both Palm Pictures and Geffen Records. He was thrilled to executive-produce albums by Cyndi Lauper, Public Image Ltd, White Zombie, and Nina Simone.

“Recording with the incomparable Nina was my finest hour”, says Michael, who worked with Simone on her final album, the critically acclaimed ‘A Single Woman’. 2010 saw Alago team up with Cyndi Lauper on her Grammy-nominated album ‘Memphis Blues’, for which he acted as A&R executive.

In the late 1980s, he was diagnosed with HIV, which manifested into full-blown AIDS ten years later. He survived to continue his music career, but in 2005, he left music to pursue his other love: photography. Alago went on to publish three bestselling books: Rough Gods, Brutal Truth, and Beautiful Imperfections with German-based publisher Bruno Gmünder. He has since overcome his longtime addiction to drugs and alcohol.

In his clean and sober life, he has reconnected with his family, continues to be a working photographer as well as record producer, and only through the grace of his 12-Step program is he able to live this big, beautiful life.

In 2017, a documentary directed by Drew Stone and produced by Michael Alex on Alago’s wildly successful career in music was released in theaters and on Netflix, entitled ‘Who the F**k Is That Guy?’ The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago.

 

 

 

 

Beauty of Age

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Renowned German photoartist Laura Zalenga shows us the beauty of age. Beauty of age tries to reminds us that beauty has no expiry date. It only becomes more interesting with time. Also an important part of this beauty is actually invisible.

During my year as a Adobe Creative Resident I explore the beauty of age. Caused by wondering why our beauty ideal still tends to circle around young, smooth skin instead of faces that already tell some life.

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There is so much unseen wisdom and advice on what is important in life, but we rarely ask to hear it. The project seeks to inspire people to show interest in age, to learn about its beauty, to meet elderly people and have conversations and friendships with them.

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To me there is something so magical about these two women who are both living on this planet for more than 70 years.

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Come into the beautiful world of Laura Zelenga and the Beauty of Age project.

 

 

 

 

This year you’ll get a beautiful Italian story by Konstantin and Serge!

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Photographer Serge Lee and fitness hunk model Konstantin Kamynin launched a new project – Konstantin Kamynin Official 2020 Calendar. You can’t miss this opportunity to take a peek on hot model Konstantin Kamynin.

Serge and Konstantin have been working together for several years and built several projects and calendars, just like Russian Gods. Which he’s also on the cover for the 2020 Calendar of Russian Gods

This year you’ll get beautiful Italian story by Konstantin and Serge! All this picturesque images were taken at Como Lake shore and are filled with passion and love! The result is outstanding!

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Put this summer memories at your wall and your New 2020 year will be so good and hot! You can purchase the calendar here and it will be shipped in any part of the world.

Come into the beautiful world of Konstantin Kamynin.

 

 

 

 

Kevin Lütolf by Elena Kuznetsova

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Elena Kuznetsova is a fashion photographer born in Kharkov. Based now in Swiss, the photographer and videographer is known for her fashion photography, amazing images of some of the world’s most beautiful people, professionally done; featured in different magazines; L’Officiel, Vanity Teen, Cake, Satellite Journal, Risk Male Model Scene, Desnudo, among many others. She also does portraits and personal photography.

Her talent is more than having an eye for beauty, rather her skill for concept: what makes a great photograph. Her life experience takes her to fascinating spots around the world where she imbibes soul and effervescence of each place. This is her great ability to be an original, not in the stress of experience and power, rather the humble and human essence in treating each project as gift; something she can learn from, offer her influence; in doing so much is achieved on basis of extending intelligence, love and talent from one person to another; part of what keeps her in demand for editorial work and commissions. This time she photographed fellow citizen, fashion model Kevin Lütolf.

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Come into the beautiful world of Kevin Lütolf and Elena Kuznetsova.

 

 

 

 

A Salvador Dali exhibition is coming to Dubai

 

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A new exhibition celebrating the works of one of the world’s most famous artists is coming to Dubai next month.

The exhibition, titled Salvador Dali. The Memories will be held at the Conference Hall in Dubai International Financial Centre and will showcase the artist’s works for the first time in the region. One of the star attractions is the Shower of Jasmine, an oil on canvas painting which was first unveiled in 1954 and has only been visible to the public on two other occasions in its history. Its presence in Dubai will mark the third time it has been publicly available for viewing.

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According to a release, the exhibition will also house his Memories of Surrealism piece from 1971 which was the master’s interpretation of Spanish printmaker Francisco Goya’s ‘Los Caprichos’ as well as  photographs of the famous artist at work across his career.

The exhibition will open in Dubai on February 11, 2018 and run until April 22, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Odiseo Magazine presents Marble.

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In collaboration with photographer Florian Joahn, Odiseo Magazine presents the animated Gif series ‘Marble’.

Odiseo by Folch Studio stems from a huge need to explore: seeking a visual, unique and personal vision of seduction, digging into new formats, eluding conventions. Odiseo combines imagery that lies between art, fashion and erotica with insightful philosophical essays which delve into universal themes. We aim for not only a visual experience but for an intellectual seduction as well. Odiseo shouts out the unseen: it is contradictory, mysterious, intellectual and intuitive at the same time.

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Photography and Animation by Florian Joahn
Styling : Lazar Djurovic
Hair and Make-up: Sophia Gunev
Model: Tyler Wright @ Amck

Get the latest issue of ODISEO here

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