┘ ... Rather have an intense experience than not. ┌


LA-based photographer and filmmaker Clara Balzary has made a reputation for exploring the majesty hidden in everyday banality. Her work, wrapped in a softly romantic hue, finds dynamic form in this atmospheric new film—an exploration of identity within the liminal space between girlhood and what lies beyond it. Featuring Sasha Frolova, Odessa Young, and Joaquin Phoenix, it's a murky piece of chiaroscuro topped off with searing stabs of neon. 


Joaquin Phoenix and Sasha Frolova in "Lou" from NOWNESS on Vimeo.



Ilse Ruppert

"Since the 80s, Ilse Ruppert photographs the scene in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Paris.
She is part of these artists who frame reality and transforms it into art.
Few photographers have such a gift to express the essence of live spectacles.
Her photographs have the beauty of dreams and the cruelty of nightmares."
Hans Peter Cloos, Theatre Director, Paris 1998

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