Flamingo Blues / Miami Beach
Abigail Briley Bean is a ﬁlmmaker and writer in Los Angeles, she set out her her Voyage D'etudes a to Miami explaining - "There's this part of me that will always be connected to Florida, probably because I spent my tween and teen years trying to figure out life there and continuing to add "My dad is a sailor. He talks about the "jump off" point - a place, in sailing lingo, where you start a long passage to a new land. I see Miami as a metaphorical jump off point for dreamers - it's a transient place, where you can pick up a dream and take off on that voyage"
Diary for Rediscovery of the emotional, political and cultural climate – St.Lucia West-Indies
Shala Monroque is an art and creative consultant living in New York. She is Creative Director at Garage magazine. Her Voyage was one of personal rediscovery, Shala explains "Last summer I spent seven weeks back home in St.Lucia and had the time of my life. Having lived in New York for the last 13 years I thought it was time to delve right into the heart of St.Lucia. I wanted to truly dive into the island, visit old haunts, see what was happening culturally, and to discover and rediscover as much as possible."
The idea of “the other” – to discover whether that truly exists – ICELAND
Award winning Artist Amanda Charchian lives and works in Los Angeles her works investigate the realms of the physical, psycho-social and spiritual human condition, through photography and sculpture. An inspirational and almost mythical character, Amanda shares a story of photographic works (shot on film) exclusively for Voyage based on a very personal journey she explains "My father escaped Iran before I was born. He won't go back (because of the risk of being detained), so we decided to go to the opposite place (in my mind - Iceland)"
A spiritual renewal and a reminder that is it possible to be free – Burning Man
Tali Lennox is a British model, artist and actress currently living in NY. She shares her yearly pilgrimage to Burning Man in the Nevada Desert, No dark vibes, muddy swamps, and overpriced stale hot dogs that are unavoidable at most festivals. When you arrive at burning man everyone calls to each other ‘welcome home’ because that’s what it feels like, a place where anything is accepted, anything goes, and anything can happen.
A Voyage to discover America, with Doug Aitken’s Station to Station – Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Coast
Henrietta Tiefenthaler is a singer, musician, DJ, and NYT best-selling author, in her Voyage scrapbook she shares her personal story from her role as music curator for Doug Aitken's project Station to Station, one of the most ambitious artistic adventures of modern times.
The World According To...
Illustrator Mr Bingo was drunk late one night in his studio and tweeted, “I will send a postcard with an offensive message on to the first person who replies to this tweet". Within the first minute over 50 people replied, desperate to receive some hateful post. Over the last twelve months Bingo has posted out artistic abuse to more than 550 people, so we decided to chat with him about postcards, hate and his thoughts on the world.
A journey to discover the secrets of Mass Performance Gymnastics – North Korea
Marawa the amazing is a world conquering hoola hoop master and can hoop 133 hoops at the same time! She is also a highly intelligent and articulate woman. So when the circus school trained star told me she had secured a visa to the very secret state of North Korea I knew this would be a special scrapbook.
The World According To...
Ariana Delawari is a multi-media artist. A graduate of USC School of Cinematic Arts, she just finished directing “We Came Home”, a documentary about her journeys to Afghanistan since 9/11, the making of her album “Lion of Panjshir”, and her family story. She shares the unique travels she has already undertaken as a young woman
Can I learn to love Paris in the Springtime – PARIS
Paris and I have never really gotten on. Voyage D'etude founder Paula Goldstein Di Principe tries to rid herself of her phobia of one of the worlds most loved cities.
Istanbul rising – ISTANBUL
Something dramatic and exhilarating is happening in Istanbul. In late May, the habitants of this ancient city, once a capital to Roman, Byzantines, Latin and Ottoman Empires and now the largest city of modern Turkey, took to the streets in what would become the biggest uprising in Turkish history. The Turkish photographer and filmmaker Can Evgin went back to the city of Istanbul to document his home cities moment in history.
A STUDY OF THE WORLD IN CANDY – WORLDWIDE
Tatiana "Tati" Cotliar was born in Buenos Aires and is an Argentine fashion model, due to the nature of her travels with work she often sees so little of a place that she uses cultural signifiers like "candy" to try and understand the new location she has happened to arrive in.
Chance Encounters – ICELAND
Louise Benson is a London based writer, photographer and artist. She explains the reason for her Voyage with "I booked the flights to Reykjavik last Christmas for almost nothing, and gave the tickets to my boyfriend back then – together with a tiny cactus. It meant a lot, as we’ve been on and off a lot for a few years, including during the eight months that followed my gift. It was prickly. We never really knew for sure if we’d be going, right up until the last moment. Somehow the stars aligned for long enough that we were suddenly transported together to a country of wild skies and sharp winds."
Quest for the perfect detail (without bringing it home) – ROME
Journalist and designer Thea Urdal is notoriously curious, continuously searching for items that spark an interest or an idea. which she inevitably takes home. This accumulation can get a little out of hand however and Thea explains "my mom just shakes her head and mumbles “fire hazard” every time she’s at my apartment." So upon her arrival in Rome she wanted to see if there were more abstract details one could focus on in the Eternal City rather than bringing back a mountain of physical objects.
A WHITE ISLE VIRGIN – IBIZA
Voyage Editor at Large Aurora Aspen throws caution (and her better judgement) to the wind and accompanies the Standard Hotels music director and professional partier Arman Nafeei on an expedition for her first an perhaps last trip to the Island of rave.
The World According To...
Born in Moscow, Maria Kochetkova trained at the Bolshoi Ballet School for eight years before dancing with The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet in London. She joined the San Francisco Ballet as a Principal Dancer in 2007. Having toured the world with dance she shares her unique world view.
Relying on The Kindness of Strangers – TOKYO
Janina travelled to Tokyo for the ASW Adventurer project without knowing a single person there. She was given the task of having and surviving an adventure using only her social network to find new friends and things to do.