"There is something inherently valuable about being a misfit. It’s not to say that every person who has artistic talent was a social outcast, but there is definitely a value for identifying yourself differently and being proud that you are different."
"I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?"
“It’s liberating to a certain degree to be able to put a track like [End Of The Affair] out and have people connect with it because you never know what people are going to connect with. The first record, never knew people were going to connect with that, especially not to the extent they did and to the point where we are now where people know all the songs on that first record. So it’s really funny to do a new one and go ‘what about this?’ The whole record, we sort of switched off from everyone and disappeared for a little bit. There was a kind of breakthrough halfway through recording where we really switched off from everyone and it was like ‘okay, don’t pay any attention to anything in your head. Obviously as a writer you’re conscious of other people’s opinions, even if they’re not part of your train of thought, it’s a presence there and so the best stuff kind of came when I switched off from that but realising that that was still a part of it.” (photos by Lewis Harrison-Pinder)
In her project “Counter // Culture,” 16-year-old photographer Annalisa Hartlaub captures all the mainstream and countercultural movements that have defined the last 10 decades. The results are a stirring series of portraits that bring life to a century of women, contextualizing how the friction of mainstream and counterculture defined progression.