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PARKHOTEL MONDSCHEIN

A Rich Cultural History Combined with a Refined Design Aesthetic at this Modern Luxe Hotel

FUFU KYOTO

An Intimate Luxury Hotel that Entwines Traditional Japanese Dining, Architecture and Hospitality with Modern Elegance

JACQUEMUS PARIS

A Pure Interior Led By Playfulness and Surprise

The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

The Charred-Brick 'Black Box' Presenting The Beauty Of Theatre & Performance

GAIA

British Artist Luke Jerram’s Explores The Vastness of Our Earth

Honouring ISSEY MIYAKE

The Legacy Remains: Merging Art & Fashion, East & West, Tradition & Technical Innovation

UNITED PLACES BOTANIC GARDENS

Local and Luxurious, A Melbourne Boutique Hotel That Gets It Right

Naoshima Ryokan ROKA

Designed by Okayama-based studio Nottuo, a New Modern Stay on Japan’s ‘Art Island’

Restaurang ÄNG

NORM Architects Creates A Light-Filled Glasshouse For The Michelin-Starred Restaurant

JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP: BAMBOO WEAVING

In The Quiet Backstreets Of Kyoto's South Higashiya, Find A Master Craftsman

HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE SS23

As Ever, The Joy Of Movement & Ease of Pleats Prevails

Serpentine Pavilion 2022

Artist Theaster Gates Designs the 21st Pavilion

BRUT-AL

Argentinian-Australian Designer Alexander Lotersztain's Ode to Brutalism

Serpentine Pavilions 2000-2021

A Champ Online Retrospective Of Two Decades of The Radical Architectural Event

PURE FORM

The Art Gallery of South Australia Presents Japan's Avant-Garde Ceramics

KABIRA & KANGRI

The Beauty Of Indian Textile Craftsmanship In ISSEY MIYAKE Sub-Brand HaaT's SS22 Collection

WOODY GOOCH & QUINN MATTHEWS

The Australian Photographers Present A Mesmerising Capture of Nepal

April, 2018
Above Else, Photo Book & Exhibition, Harajuku, Tokyo © Woody Gooch, Quinn Matthews

Australian photographers Woody Gooch and Quinn Matthews present ABOVE ELSE, a photo book and exhibition on the pairs travels together to Nepal in late 2017, documenting the congested and bustling city, to the isolated and godly Himalaya. Captivating, poetic, strong images that transport you to another world and time. Softcover, offset print with a limited release of 333 copies, launching in Tokyo (Deus Ex Machina, Harajuku) and LA in April, 2018.

“Some people behind silence. But not behind, it is not an addition, silence is powerful. Silence is humbling. True silence is bizarre. In the best way. Not solely an environmental factor, true silence in regards to internally. Surreal state. On that cliff we stood suspended in silence. Silence is an absence of self –an absence of else. Removed and intangible. Intangible to else. We stood silent. Away from what was not. Whatever noise we may have made –our screams did not have a sound, have an impact. There was no weight. It happened when we transcended the clouds.

Clouds are to be looked up at; they do not carry weight. We looked down at the clouds now. A state of weightlessness. Suddenly the clouds carried weight, carried momentum. Carving through the mountains. Only they could impact the moment. Only them, now.” 

“The weightless –heavy.
The heavy or hard –absent.
Isolated and absent.”

Above Else, Photo Book & Exhibition, Harajuku, Tokyo © Woody Gooch, Quinn Matthews
Above Else, Photo Book & Exhibition, Harajuku, Tokyo © Woody Gooch, Quinn Matthews
Above Else, Photo Book & Exhibition, Harajuku, Tokyo © Woody Gooch, Quinn Matthews
Above Else, Photo Book & Exhibition, Harajuku, Tokyo © Woody Gooch, Quinn Matthews
Above Else, Photo Book & Exhibition, Harajuku, Tokyo © Woody Gooch, Quinn Matthews
April, 2018