INTERVIEW: RICHARD BOLL

Richard Boll [whose work is pictured] is a National Portrait Prize winning photographer, highly renowned for his portrait photography. A graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art, Boll has since established himself as a leading photographer [and also as a teacher and mentor for other up and coming photographers]…more

STEVE MADDEN USA, WITH TWO COLLABORATIONS
The American footwear brand Steve Madden [sort of pictured] is to collaborate with the Californian blogger Shea Marie, of Peace Love Shea, to create a new limited edition fall/winter collection…more

STEVE MADDEN USA, WITH TWO COLLABORATIONS

The American footwear brand Steve Madden [sort of pictured] is to collaborate with the Californian blogger Shea Marie, of Peace Love Shea, to create a new limited edition fall/winter collection…more

THE EQUALIZER [15]: ABOUT THE MOVIE

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. 

But when McCall meets Teri [Chloë Grace Moretz], a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. 

Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalise the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. 

If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. 

INTERVIEW: PHARRELL WILLIAMS

We got the chance to interview Pharrell Williams [pictured] for issue 6 of total:spec magazine, just as Williams was starting to build his reputation as an independent commercial artist across a wide range of media [and indeed products].

Below is that interview, with a little bit of an update, taking in the views of Williams on the industry he works in and his thoughts on where his career would go next.

Enjoy!…more

A MOST WANTED MAN [12A] OFFICIAL TRAILER

A Most Wanted Man is based on master story-teller John le Carré’s worldwide bestselling book. Anton Corbijn [The American] directs this modern day thriller, with Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and two-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe toplining an ensemble cast.

Hamburg, Germany: 2012. A mysterious, tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run [Grigoriy Dobrygin] arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. 

Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue are a banker [Dafoe] and a young female lawyer [McAdams], who is determined to defend the defenceless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit [Hoffman], who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks. 

In an adrenaline laced and heart-rending escalation of tension and collision, it’s not long before he becomes everyone’s most wanted man. A Most Wanted Man, a cerebral tale of intrigue in the vein of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is also contemporary and deeply human, touching themes in love, rivalry and politics we live with every day.

PUBLIC SCHOOL, KILLSPENCER & A BAG COLLABORATION
The CFDA-award winning brand Public School, which is designed by Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow, has just teamed up with the LA brand Killspencer on the very first Public School bag collection [pictured]…more

PUBLIC SCHOOL, KILLSPENCER & A BAG COLLABORATION

The CFDA-award winning brand Public School, which is designed by Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow, has just teamed up with the LA brand Killspencer on the very first Public School bag collection [pictured]…more