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A Melancholic Wet Dream

28.Aug.2017

As we all start to cool after a scorching summer, the Shanghai cultural calendar hots up. September opens with a blistering of weekend street culture, fashion and art. While YOHOOD is sweeping across Shanghai for its annual event next weekend, we are excited to announce that Central Studios will present Los Angeles based photographer Alexander Bortz with his first solo exhibition in Shanghai  - A Melancholic Wet Dream.

夏天好像离我们越来越远,夏天好像再一次靠近。不过这又怎么了?还是公路商店的哥儿们说的对头,眼光要长远,命运只有安排,先活下去保证自己的生活。现在活下来了,那么也该扒拉汲取点营养丰富一下精神艺术生活。九月活动满的当当响,YOHOOD 早就横扫朋友圈。我们也来给九月加加戏。九月一日至三日,常驻洛杉矶的摄影师 Alexander Bortz,将来到奂镜,举办他这次世界巡回展的中国站影展 - 《一个忧郁咸湿梦》(希望这位亚历山大朋友永远不要知道这个不着调的翻译)

Alexander Bortz started taking photos of his daily life in his early twenties, taking photos and documenting what he and his interesting friends did around their city. Soon after, his dad shipped him an old Canon AE,  and firmly launched Alex into a love of photography. He ended up carrying it around all the time. Now, he specializes in fine Art & Fashion Photography. While he explores both sides of the industry, Alex has established himself as one of the most up and coming exciting photographers, having worked closely shooting and designing album covers for A$AP Mob's "Cozy Tapes" & Vince Staples "Big Fish Theory", among other leading luxury brands.

当时二十出头的 Alexander Bortz,因为对校园生活,突然间的不知所措, 想找寻一些事来提起对生活的热度。他选择了拍照记录他和朋友的日常。不久后收到父亲寄来的佳能AE胶片机,也是这个旧相机,彻头彻尾的将他带上了迷恋摄影之路,相机不离身。专攻美术与时尚摄影的他,快快的成为了业界里倍受好评的摄影师。不久前给 A$AP Mob 的专辑封面。也紧密的为许多国际知名的奢侈品牌拍摄了作品。

A$AP MOB's Cozy Tapes VOL. 2

©️ Alexander Bortz

Maxine in Gucci

©️ Alexander Bortz

George in Dior Homme

©️  Alexander Bortz

ka & Kevin

©️ Alexander Bortz

Lauren

©️ Alexander Bortz

A MELANCHOLIC WET DREAM

影展简讯

This is a series inspired by classic nudes photographers such as Robert Mapplethorpe & Irving Penn. Alexander Bortz found himself another way to tell stories and enjoy the beauty - using motion & color to subjects rather than just capturing a moment. During the 3-day exhibition, Alexander Bortz will also be offering his limited edition t-shirts for sale.

这一系列的作品,自述深受 Robert Mapplethorpe 和 Irving Penn 所拍摄的经典裸体摄影启发。一直专攻与美术与时尚摄影的 Alexander Bortz,找到了自己的方式 - 动态和彩色的交互,让它们融合一体,去向观赏者讲述作品其中关于美的故事。影展总历时为三天,期间也将能在现场买到 Alexander Bortz 限量t恤。

Come visit this specially curated exhibition by Alexander Bortz, opening night is September 1. Indulge yourself and get inspired with his beautiful work. Peddler's Gin will be present at the event serving up a wide spectrum of mixed drinks along with craft beer, cider and wine. See you!

九月一日星期五不要再问去邊度了,傍晚六点,请来和我们一起开幕啦。Peddler's Gin 将会在开幕现场提供酒水,精酿啤酒、果酒和红酒,酝酿搭配这个色彩浓郁的“梦”。

CS Fair Day 17 Photo Recap

16.Jun.2017

This past Sunday, we hosted the Central Studios‘ annual fair day - One Summer Day. Sun, music, and great fun were in the air. Thank you to all of our loyal community guests for joining us and making it One memorable Day.

天气漂亮到让人感动的上个周日,我们举办了今年的奂镜年度市集 “盛夏一日”,天时地利人和,三合一,功力奇效。谢谢所有来找我们玩的朋友,和我們一起,把周日过出了它本来就该有的红红火火恍恍惚惚淋漓尽致的样子。

 

△ Wall mural by Allan Marshall

Our charity support was a large success this year, due to your generous donations, and the unused clothing and electronics that were dropped off at our recycling stations. Your support will benefit The Library Project in their continued growth in providing community libraries to rural areas, and to the projects supported by Green Initiatives.

今年的慈善捐赠,也得到了五湖四海地球两端的支持,内力运功鼓掌,感谢所有捐赠的你们。当天收集的旧衣服和无用电子产品,也都已经整理完整。你们的慷慨之意都将进入 图书馆计划 的慈善部,继续捐建阅读室,广益全中国各地的偏远地区居民;另一部分将捐入 绿色倡议,来支持所有环保项目。

△ PHOTOS: QIWEI, KEVIN, QING, SHUANG @ CS

Last but definitely not least, a special shout out to Beats by Dr Dre for their tremendous support, providing our fabulous photo booth and raffle prizes. Stay tuned to see our One Summer Day recap video!

压轴点,动用全身经脉,十成功力,特别感谢 Beats by Dr Dre 对这次市集活动的支持,为市集当天带来实体滤镜 photo booth 以及即将要送出去的限量版银色耳麦奖品。鞠躬。先看看照片,锁定奂镜频道,我们很快就会发送市集当天的视频啦!

 

 

Central Studios’ Annual Fair Day 2017 Vendor List

26.May.2017

CS Annual Fair Day “One Summer Day” 2017

Designers:

MISSY SKINS

Poesia by Chris Chang

Nicole Zhang

Arete

Helen Lee

Vendors:

Vivalavivi

Form Maker

JOE原创工作坊 (JOE Original Workshop)

Bess Leeder

Qulu

合手 Hé Shoŭ

SerendiPPo

EVANS CONFECTIONARY

Appelles Apothecary

WEIXU WANG

Y.C.B.

Yi Guo Studios

RikRak

Xiao Shi Guang

WOW Flowers

Pinyin Press

Jonas’ Design

verb

Fawn

Fernanda Sung Jewelry

AWÜ

EC ECHO CHEN

OKRA Handmade

A Little Dream

Project Aegis

Ross & Brown

CLASSICO

CHairEYES

FINCH DESIGNS

Not Just Pajama

朴无补PUWUBU

幸由见野 A Well Travelled Woman

Straightup Razors

Black Chen

Delicious

MOHME

Not so Nasty Gals

Food and Drink:

Strictly Cookies

Tippler

Pure and Whole

Bad Boy Bangers

Fly By Jing

Lizzy’s All Natural

Spiceship

Artists:

Shaving in the Dark

Ton Mak

Matthew Adam Ross

Shen Yi

Nial O’Conner

Allan Marshal

DJs:

Fanboy

Raw B

Pedro y Rafa

The Uhh

Mau Mau

Cavia

Lacychu

ADO8

Allan Marshall

Central Studios’ Annual Fair Day 2017: One Summer Day

16.May.2017

Summer is here! Get hyped for Central Studios’ annual fair day, One Summer Day, happening Sunday, June 4 from 11 AM to 8 PM. Hotly anticipated among the Shanghai fashion and creative crews, our fair will have a little bit for everyone, including food, drinks, music, a curated section of our favorite designer labels, and one of our best-yet line-ups of stall holders covering vintage fashion, art, music, and other treasures.

夏天(差不多)到了,奂镜的年度黄金档节目 - 奂镜“盛夏一日”市集活动也正式排上日程啦,六月四日星期天,中午十一时到晚上八时,在奂镜场地开耍。作为上海时尚领域和创意社区最宠的市集之一,我们今年除了夏日畅游的标配 - 美食,酒水和音乐意外,当然还有我们最喜爱的设计师品牌入驻,以及各门各类的设计好物,穿梭时空的古着、沁人心脾的艺术创作和音乐,以及许多许多,大情怀和小惊喜。

We are focused on our individual and collective practices to reduce our waste and make conscious choices towards greener habits. This year we’re a plastic-free zone, so bring your own bag or purchase one of our limited edition CS totes.

我们邀请所有的人,一起加入绿色世界的开放阵营。今年市集的正确打开方式是 - 无塑料国度。专注于减少消耗和回收利用。携带个人的包袋,或者,可以现场置入一个奂镜限量版环保袋。

Central Studios continues its support of community organizations with our charity partners, The Library Project, which donates much needed items to under-resourced schools and RE:FORM + The [WE] Project (Green Initiatives), two initiatives that team with communities and the fashion industry, providing a transparent method of reusing and disposing textile & electronic waste. All proceeds and donations will go towards supporting these impactful programs.

一如既往的,我们将延续长久以来,和社区团体一起努力的慈善捐赠。老朋友”图书馆计划” - 捐赠阅读室,致⼒于改善中国乡村地区的阅读现状。新伙伴“绿色倡议” 的两个环保项目:RE:FORM 旧衣新生 + The [WE] Project 电子回收计划,优化电子废物回收利用的过程,以及减少纺织浪费,合理化循环利用。今年的所有收入和捐赠,将全部置入三个慈善机构,支持推动“新生”。

Recycling stations will be available on the day provided by RE:FORM & The [WE] Project. Bring any unwanted clothing or electronic waste (cords, chargers, equipment, etc.) for recycling!

现场将会由 RE:FORM 旧衣新生 和 The [WE] Project 电子回收计划 搭建环保回收站,我们呼吁大家携带一些不需要的旧衣服或者电子废物,例如电子线,充电器或者电子器材等等),推动和支持回收循环利用项目。

Entry is free and is open to the public. See you there!

活动老规矩,免费入场。

来和我们一起玩转盛夏的午后。