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Creative photography by Daniel Sannwald

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By Damian Levingston in New Photography on Saturday 28 January 2012

This young, leftfield, creative photographer works in the world of fashion. Always pushing the limits and client expectations, he famously shot his most expensive production on a webcam simply because he liked the contrast of having something so high-end shot on something so low key. The results are truly beautiful.

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Fezant performing at the East Nile, Oakland

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By Damian Levingston in New Music on Tuesday 17 January 2012

With two self- released EPs, and an official release soon to come, Fezant, an electronic duo based in Oakland, sounds like mainstream dance pop filtered through the dark lens of a Vangelis film score. A restricted palette of analog synths, unadorned vocals, and drum machine beats serves to create songs that are at once immediate […]

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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

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By Damian Levingston in New Film on Tuesday 17 January 2012

Adam Curtis is a documentary film maker. His 2011 three part BBC documentary series, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, claims that computers have failed to liberate us and instead have ‘distorted and simplified our view of the world around us’. The film features the Russian-born author Ayn Rand, who relocated to New […]

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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

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By Damian Levingston in New Film on Wednesday 30 November 2011

Adam Curtis’ 2011 three-part BBC documentary series, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, claims that computers have failed to liberate us and instead have ‘distorted and simplified our view of the world around us’. It features the Russian born author, Ayn Rand, who relocated to New York in the 1920s. Her ideas and […]

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The Horrors single Still Life from their new album Skying

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By Damian Levingston in New Music on Saturday 10 September 2011

I’ve had my eye on The Horrors since their birth six years ago in my home town of Southend. After a predictable first album, they have constantly reinvented themselves, 2009′s Mercury-nominated Primary Colours unashamedly waves its influences of Neu! and Can with epic tracks like Sea Within a Sea. Their latest offering, Skying, driven by […]

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Oscar and the Wolf: Imagine Mountains

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By Damian Levingston in New Music on Tuesday 6 September 2011

Oscar & the Wolf have just released their debut EP titled Imagine Mountains, featuring perfectly crafted tracks led by the haunting voice of Max Colombie. Hailing from Ghent in Belgium, they have a sound flavoured by the lonesome and compelling folk of Bon Iver and Midlake.

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Damian Levingston’s Resonance photo series

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By Damian Levingston in New Photography on Saturday 3 September 2011

Imagine waking up in a world you recognise yet it’s somehow unfamiliar, like viewing the world through a different filter. These images have a distant, unreal quality depicting seas and landscapes bathed in strange light.

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Surreal Planes by Erik Madigan Heck

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By Damian Levingston in New Photography on Saturday 3 September 2011

The New York-based photographer Erik Madigan Heck created these images showcasing the vivid printed designs of fashion designer, Mary Katrantzou.

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Bobby Fischer Against the World documentary

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By Damian Levingston in New Film on Saturday 3 September 2011

Most people have heard of American chess master Bobby Fischer, but I doubt many know the story leading up to his 1972 world champion match against Boris Spassky and the bizarre life he led.

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