Avoid unnecessary entanglements.

Long before consumers entangled themselves in their computer and home-electronics connectors, wires were the bane of photographers. They short out and otherwise malfunction, get disconnected, snap, and trip up photographers and assistants. No wonder that wireless triggers for flash units and cameras have become so popular.

Wireless triggers fall into three categories: optical slaves, infrared triggers, and radio triggers.

Optical slaves are devices that trigger a flash unit when they sense another flash firing. Optical slaving is widely used in studio flash photography, and virtually all studio flash units today have built-in slaves. Many accessory hotshoe-mount flash

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Studio Spotlight

Composer, producer and performer Marvin Ayres walks us around his audio production suite Wall Of Waves, a sonic sanctuary in a converted house in south London…

He has released a couple of albums, Cellosphere and Neptune, on the influential label Mille Plateaux to critical acclaim. Ayres has since worked with Jaki Liebezeit (ex CAN) and collaborated with many visual artists on audiovisual installations, which have been exhibited in major galleries including The Tate Modern.

Ayres’ most recent project is Sacred Spaces, for which he composes and records in unusual places — everywhere from derelict industrial sites to historic places of

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MYSTIC OWL TATTOO Marietta, Georgia

This month Skin&lnktraveled down south to the “land of peaches and pecans” in North Georgia to visit Tara and Vince Villavazo’s Mystic Owl Tattoo in Marietta, Georgia. Just northeast of Atlanta, Marietta sits in the cool shade of historic Kennesaw Mountain and is famous for KFC’s “big chicken” which (incidentally) is right around the corner from the big-league tattoo artists assembled at Mystic Owl Tattoo.

The spacious and open studio is relatively new to the area, but it is making big waves.

“Vince has always aspired to open his own studio. He wanted to provide

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Marta Nael

Keeping friends close Marta keeps her friends and inspirations, including a watchful Yoda, close to hand in her movable studio

Up until a few months ago, I had always lived in Barcelona, Spain. I now spend half the month in the city and the rest in Ontinyent, a small village where my publisher, Ediciones Babylon, is located. So I now I need to take my studio on the move with me.

My studio in Ontinyent is located in the living room of a very sunny and small apartment. I have several prints from my friends and work partners all over

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Australian landscape designer Phillip Johnson takes the prestigious

Chelsea Flower Show by storm

The 2013 Trailfinders Australian Garden, presented by Fleming’s and designed by Phillip Johnson of Phillip Johnson Landscapes, was awarded the Best in Show medal at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s 2013 Chelsea Flower Show. The design was inspired by Phillip’s family holidays in the Grampians in western Victoria and features a strong environmental theme encompassing water conservation and sustainability. The remarkable design took home not only the highly coveted Best in Show medal, but also a gold medal for the inventive and sustainable design.

«Being involved in

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The Porter Gallery at the V&A is piled high with models, photographs, maquettes, prototypes and products. It’s as if someone has transplanted the creative mayhem that typifies the architecture room at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.

The work is arranged in thematic clusters rather than a chronological progression, and is a showcase of the eclectic and compelling output of Heatherwick Studio, founded in 1994 by the current golden boy of British design, Thomas Heatherwick.

The show was curated by Abraham Thomas, curator of design at the V&A, and Heatherwick Studio. Thomas was keen to stress that the show is a



It’s something pretty and something edge, much like the contrasting personalities of the couple that own this off-the-wall store.

THE STRIPED BLACK-AND-WHITE FAÇADE OF DuoDeco Studio already clues you in on what’s inside: pieces with character, none of which are commonplace. Take for example an ornate accent chair in ikat-print upholstery, a lamp made out of an old faucet, or artwork inspired by a favorite childhood game played during recess-quirky items that so win you over, you want to take them home right away.

It all started with «a lot of what ifs,» according to Elle Uy and Yuseff Aguell,

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A perfect FIT

Risking all, Charlotte Colbert chose to design her own wedding dress. But would it all end happily ever after?

The train rattles its way back to London, Hogmanay still ringing in our ears. We stare at the medieval ring on my finger when it dawns on us: if we’re engaged, we’re going to have to organise a wedding.

And the logistics come tumbling down. Where? When? Who? Until we reach the question of outfits. My fiance Philip, designer (and Willy Wonka) of the fashion label The Rodnik Band, set his mind to concocting his own outfit. And, I foolishly thought,

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Studio BelarusFilm not appreciate Awards Dobrolyubova

Classic Belarusian Cinématographe sought termination of the contract of property rights with the studio: he believes that management "Belarusfilm" uncontrollably earns his kinonaslediyu without informing the creator himself. On "Belarusfilm", in turn, argue that no matter what information about foreign companies selling tapes — commercial Enigma.Created paintings, among which "The white Rosy", "Ivan Kravchuk," "Schedule for the day after tomorrow", "Crying quail", "Epilogue", after the 2-strokes do not actually get out of bed and do not speak. The intention to know the situation around the relationship with "BYELARUSFILM", under whose roof he made two 10-ka roznazhanravyh tapes Igor Dob said

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Animaevka show on two cartoon in Belarusian

It will show two cartoon in Belarusian "How Nestserka pots sold" and "Tale of Bygone Years". In the past year, the festival of Belarusian movies did not exist. Viewers are invited to the festival, still, in Russian. Total for 2-day festival audience will see 100 toons production of 13 countries in the world.Cartoons "How Nestserka pots sold" and "The Tale of Bygone Years" in This year Mogilev already beheld. Says the employee association "Magilevkinavideeprakat":"As time we got them at the end of the school year. And in May we made such organized screenings of days to crest and flag and

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