The film is shoot in Atlantic City. I’ve always wanted to go there because everyone seems to think it’s the most dystopian place on earth. It’s only a two hour drive from New York and I wanted to see Baltimore as well which is just a bit further down. I imagined those two places would enrich me with a broader and maybe a more accurate view of the U.S than the parts of the big cities I’ve seen so far. There is also a vast number of films made about Las Vegas but very few about Atlantic City. I rented Louis Malles Atlantic City starring Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon and Owning Mahowny with Philip Seymour Hoffman to see if they could tell me more about it. This film isn’t a depiction of the city or its people, its more an attempt of showing the traction I felt to it even when you take away all the people, the gambling and the casinos. The film stars my dear friend James Kendi. He wears clothes from his own New York based label Kendi.
French Editor Sophie Caby has a pretty unique talent for getting personal in not so many words. She just named singer Titiyo a Contributor favourite after catching her on stage and backstage with her camera and questions at a concert in Paris, the last Friday of September. Being the daughter of African-Swedish musician Ahmadu Jah and growing up with talented siblings Neneh Cherry and Eagle Eye Cherry, Titiyo Jah was practically predestined to be a singer. After a career stretching over two decades she still delivers breathtaking performances.
Interdisciplinary artists Manon Awst & Benjamin Walther talk to Louise Geijer about their work at the 14th edition of Art Forum Berlin.
A portrait of beauty editor Anya de Tobon by photographer Joel Rhodin. Anya introduces the beauty season at Contributor Magazine with Miss October, showing us the hottest lips, nails and eyes.
Check out the music video for the latest single It Don’t Move Me by pop sensations Peter Bjorn & John.
Sara Litzen is a young, inspired woman living in Stockholm with a truly fascinating style vocabulary.
Heading to Atlantic City with Kendi, a Contributor exclusive from filmmaker Daniel Eskils.
Art Editor Louise Geijer is bringing you an update from Art Forum Berlin 2009.
10 years ago Peter Morén, Bjorn Yttling and John Eriksson started a band named after their first names. A couple of years later they reached international success with the album Writer’s Block and single Young Folks. The band released their latest album Living Thing in March 2009 and has spend the summer touring with Depeche Mode. Contributor Magazine presents their new video It don’t move me.