BITE MAGAZINE 07 - TRANSCEND [SPRING SUMMER 2013]
Covers featuring: Dima Dionesov [Marilyn] by Julien Bernard; Magda (Viva) by Lara Giliberto.
At its very core, TRANSCEND is imbued with a sense of freedom by overstepping boundaries or moving beyond the shackles of tradition in pursuit of independence. This vision of transcendence is at the forefront of our approach to publishing; after all, BITE’s online presence is primarily concerned with the new mediums of expression available in the digital age. For our seventh issue, we decided to renew this focus on the digital as many of the artists featured are engaging with new aesthetics that are a result of this aforementioned culture. Christopher Meerdo’s artwork, for instance, investigate the limits of data and the photographic image whilst Olve Sande aims to go beyond the restrictions inherent within both abstraction and expressive drawing. Among these compelling artistic practices are a number of editorials and profiles of exciting creatives, from New York to Paris.
As always, thank you for your continued support.
INTERVIEWS: Christopher Meerdo by Jason Judd; Olve Sande by Daniel Griffiths; Siki Im by Daniel Griffiths & Nadirah Nazaraly.
BITE MAGAZINE 06 - NOISES [SPRING SUMMER 2013]
Covers featuring: Linus Gustin [Elite Models] by Markus Rico; Jorrit Berndsen [Republic] by Marco van Rijt; Irina Shipunova [Elite] by Conan Thai; Hanna [Photogenics] by Grant Yoshino.
The word NOISES is commonly associated with negative phenomena, be it disturbing sounds or unwelcoming transmissions, but we wanted to take a more receptive approach when naming the sixth issue of BITE Magazine.
Our main focus throughout the production of all issues is providing a platform for creatives and artists to interpret a given theme, thereby enabling them to articulate their aesthetic perspectives in different forms. From Alexandre Plokhov’s innovative menswear and Steven Vainberg’s exploration of ideology to Gonzalo Bénard’s intimate portraiture, this issue once again attests to the astonishing breadth of new ideas ingrained in our contemporary digital-culture.
INTERVIEWS: Steven Vainberg by Jason Judd; Alexandre Plokhov by Susan Walsh; Clemens Polozcek by Daniel Griffiths; Lescop by Nadirah Nazaraly.
FEATURES: Laughing Matter by Erich Kessel Jr; Tritone by Anthony Gerace; Gonzalo Benard by Deak Rostochil; Body Horror by Ben Speak; St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival by Zhi Wei.
PHOTOGRAPHY: We Were Taught to Escape by Brent Chua; Heat Distraction by Nicolas Coulomb; 100a by Lena C. Emery; Trace by Jakob & Hannah; Between Friends by Ash Kingston; Still Light by Robert Klebenow, A Thousand Years by Grant Yoshino; Black White by Marco Van Rijt; Electric Bloom by Markus Rico; Alexandre Plokhov by Sergio Mejia; Back on the Motorway by Napolofarl; Breaking News by Jay Schoen; In the Absence of Light by Conan Thai.
BITE MAGAZINE 05 - DRIFTING [FALL WINTER 2012]
Covers featuring Sojourner Morrell, Jake Shortall, Duco Ferwerda and Ezsther Boldov (photographed by Joe Lai, Conan Thai, Marco Van Rijt and Sergio Mejia).
Drifting [drɪft]: Moving according to life’s volatile nature; digressing to another subject; a sense of temporariness in one’s sense of self and place.
ARTICLES: New York Wave by Susan Walsh; Christophe Lemaire by Deak Rostochil; Feminine Embrace by Erich Kessel Jr; Heaven by Ben Speak.
PHOTOGRAPHY: When the Mighty Fall by Conan Thai; Dreams Less Sweet by Jukka Ovaskainen; Nighthawk, Pavements by Joe Lai; Lost & Found by Nicolas Coulomb; Swept Away by Schmid & Gorges; Cold Turkey by Fanny Latour-Lambert; New York Wave, Mme Boldov by Sergio Mejia; Softer Softest by Marek Chorzepa; After Glow by Marko Mijailovic; Genesis 3:5 by Silva+Cemin; Reckoner by Marco Van Rijt; Passing by Paul Phung; Stolen by Zhi Wei; Ben Jarvis by India Hobson.
INTERVIEWS: Toyin Odutola, Jessica Labatte by Jason Judd; Peter Jellitsch by Ander Rennick; Rad Hourani by Michael Brambila; Osma Harvilahti, Ralf Brueck, Trey Wright by Daniel Griffiths; SEASFIRE, Ben Jarvis, Stolen’s Elyn Wong by Nadirah Nazaraly; Jun Juyeon Hong, Lucia Cuba, Talia Shuvalov, Jie Li by Susan Walsh.
BITE MAGAZINE 04 - RINSE & REPEAT [SPRING SUMMER 2012]
Covers featuring Lennart Richter, Luke Worrall, Milo Spijkers and Victoria (photographed by Brent Chua, Hadar, Jerioh Yanga and Katie McCurdy).
In our first anniversary issue, BITE Magazine endeavours to start anew by focusing on a clean cut aesthetic in line with the spirit of the spring-summer seasons. Thus, we set upon the notion of ‘Rinse and Repeat’ as a playful encapsulation of this fresh re-awakening.
ARTICLES: Black Metal by Jason Judd, Recycled Aesthetics by Richie Laurdisen, The Force of July by Deak Rostochil, Eastern Promises by Erich Kessel Jr and Let It Lie by Ben Speak.
PHOTOGRAPHY: In Flux by Brent Chua, VICES by Hadar, Fresh Prince by Jerioh Yanga, White Rune by Katie McCurdy, Better Without You by Maarten Alexander, Sanctuary by Marco Van Rijt, Moi, Lolita by Joe Lai, Rebel Boy by Balint Barna, Wavefront by Reka Koti, Ode to the Pure by Grant Yoshino, Sputnik… by Michael Smits, All You Gentlemen of Summer by Nicholas Waickman and Standstill by Lukasz Wierzbowski.
INTERVIEWS: Chaz Knapp and Kilimanjaro by Nadirah Nazaraly, Tintin Cooper by Daniel Griffiths and Simon Porte Jacquemus by Pascale Barget.
SERIES: Prelude to Orchestra by Mariona Vilaros, created exclusively for the issue.
BITE MAGAZINE 03 - NAVIGATE [WINTER 2011/12]
Cover featuring Ethan James (photographed by Shannon Sinclair).
"Navigate" reads the cover of this issue of BITE Magazine, which refers to the process of accurately ascertaining one’s position and planning and following a route. This notion of movement is particularly exciting to us, as this issue explores how we move to the unknown in geographic, temporal and psychological terms.
The issue’s central feature - London Calling - features interviews with Christopher O’Brien and Nicomede Talavera. Both young and British menswear designers that highlight the vibrancy and excitement gripping the capital and menswear generally.
Featuring photography by Antonio Andrade, Michael Elmquist, Elodie Daguin, India Hobson, Kristiina Wilson, Shannon Sinclair, Andrew Makadski, Dan Murphy, Tatiana Leshkina, Laura Marie Cieplick, Michal Pedelka, Hayley Louise Brown, Tanya Kechickian, Nicolas Waickman and Jens Schmid & Lydia Gorges. Further interviews with artists Robert Knoke, Letha Wilson, Daniel Baird and Ben Alper.
A special thanks to both Matthias Heiderich and Mitya Ganopolsky for providing their artwork throughout the issue.
BITE MAGAZINE 02 - POWER [FALL 2011]
Double cover featuring Cole Mohr (by Joseph Gray) and Polina Sova (by John Ciamillo).
Notions of power are never fixed or absolute; every day humanity confronted by the power of money, the power of individuality, the power of art, the power of expression… But in this never-ending stream of powershifts, we - as individuals - decide for ourselves what power is to us and what goal it can achieve.
The centrepiece of the issue is dedicated to fashion designer and photographer Hedi Slimane, featuring an essay on his influence on menswear and masculinity, as well as interviews with Jono Namara, David Lindwall, Lukas Grout. Additional illustrations are provided by Javiera Soza and Henrietta Harris.
Extended essay, entitled ‘Annus Mirabilis’, focuses on the London riots in Summer 2011, written by Marri Lynn Knadle and featuring documentary photography by Mehdi Lacoste.
Featuring photography by Andy Long Hoang, Matin Zad, Jessica Elaine, David Urbanke, Maxime Fauconnier, David Nikolasein, Michael Brambila and Phill Taylor. Further interviews with artists Riyo Nemeth, Vincent Camo, Jason Judd and dance-group The Youth Collective Movement.
A special thanks to Kim Holtermand and Lucas Simoes for providing their artwork throughout the issue.
BITE MAGAZINE 01 - ATMOSPHERES [SUMMER 2011]
Cover featuring Simon Nygard (photographed by Syed Munawir).
BITE Magazine’s roots lie in showcasing creative talent from youths around the world. This premiere issue presents the collaborative project’s exploration of changes in visual culture and fashion that are driven by the force of youthful innovation and technological advancement.
Featuring interviews with a group of ambitious young talent, such as Laurel Stovall and Simon Nygard, as well as artists: Amanda Maduri, Guillaume Ferrand and Dylan Fisher.
Editorial photography by Charlotte Schreiber, Imogen Wilson, Yann Boussand Larcher, Kitty Riddell, Kirsten Becken, Olivia Locher, Ignacio Torres, Kristin Petursdotti, Phoebe Morris and Jennifer Jones.