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Photolux 2018 | Lucca

Lucca, November 17 – December 9, 2018

© Ronaldo Schemidt, “Venezuela Crisis”, 2017

Tokyo Tsukiji © Nicola Tanzini

Svetlana © Mary Gelman

© Adam Ferguson for The New York Times – WPP 2018

Photolux Festival is the International Festival of Photography that takes place in Lucca, Tuscany.
As a symbol of the project, they chose Light, the essence of Photography. In today’s world, where we are constantly bombarded by a plethora of images, PHOTOLUX, like a camera obscura of old times, aims to display a clear and well-defined selection of work from the international photographic scene.
With its energetic and innovative outlook, PHOTOLUX aspires to be a crossroads of exchange for renowned masters, experts and photography lovers, while also shedding light on new and emerging talents, as well as cutting edge artistic practices.

PROGRAM 2018 here


Luca Bacchetti’s guide to the Apulia region

Italy is without a doubt one of the most picturesque countries in Europe.

Known for its delicious food and wine, rich history and huge culture, the Mediterranean country attracts more than 15 million tourist per month in the summer.

Though there’s more to Italy than gastronomy and history. The country’s nature is equally impressive – from the Alps in the northern region of Tyrol to the the lush vineyards of Tuscany in the heart of the country, going all the way to the breathtaking islands of Sicily and Sardinia in the south.

Aside from Rome, Naples and Sicily, the south of the country is also famous for being home to the sun-kissed region of Apulia.

Also known as Puglia, this region boasts the longest mainland coastline in the country, bordering the Adriatic Sea, the Ionian Sea, and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto. Apulia is also famous for its olives, with the region’s up to 60 million olive trees generating as much as 40% of the country’s olive oil output.

Nature and food aside, Apulia offers some of the most incredible beaches in the country. With Salento, Gallipoli, Vieste and Polignano a Mare all nested in the region, it’s no wonder Apulia plays host to some of the best sunsets you can see in Italy.

This August, Apulia will also host the Italian edition of international music festival Corona Sunsets. The Italian episode of the international outdoor festival will be headlined by Israeli house stalwart Guy Gerber, South African house hero Culoe de Song and French live maestro Rodriguez Jr. and London-based DJ and producer Kidnap.

In addition, Corona Sunsets Italy will also see performances by Amsterdam-based melodic house DJ Miss Melera and local hero Luca Bacchetti.

Just a couple of weeks before his performance at the festival, Luca has compiled a special guide to Apulia, which will help festival-goers experience the magic of the region to the fullest.

Places to visit

Alberobello, which literally means beautiful tree is a small town in Apulia. The town is famous for its unique trullo (plural: trulli) buildings – a traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof. The trulli of Alberobello have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

Polignano a Mare, located on the Adriatic Sea, is a town of Greek origins. It overlooks the Adriatic sea, standing on a steep rocky cliff cut by a deep gorge. Because of the karst nature of the cliff, there is a number of caves that were inhabited by the prehistoric men. Among these marine caves the Palazzese grotta, is the most enchanting one and is an absolute must-see.

The gorgeous port of Porto Bianco, located just on the edges of Polignano A Mare, is a perfect location to shoot all your lovely Insta-worthy shots of the town and the crystal clear waters of the sea.

The beautiful Castro is imbued with history and legends. It is perched on a precipitous cliff, overlooking the Adriatic Sea, 48 km away from Lecce and, stretching towards the sea, it becomes a marina awarded the Blue Flag.

Down below, Castro Marina comes alive in the summer months, with bars, restaurants and cafés opening up along the seafront. The little harbour, usually home only to the town’s small fishing fleet, welcomes impressive yachts and pleasure boats. A majestic opening in a sheer sea cliff near Castro welcomes you to the Zinzulusa Cave, one of Salento’s most impressive karstic phenomena.

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The Best of Burning Man 2015

Burning Man 2015 just ended this past weekend, which means there’s a stockpile of visual evidence that’s been unleashed on social media to document the stark Nevada desert and dust storms, weird “outfits,” and weirder “art” at the festival. Check out the best photos on Instagram to feel like you were there without, you know, going there!


BPM 2014 Artist Preview: Luca Bacchetti

Italian DJ/producer Luca Bacchetti has had a very busy year. He has played in Miami, New York, Athens, Paris, and more in the last month alone. Now, he’s heading to Mexico for two special shows at The BPM Festival – All Day I Dream on January 4th at Mamita’s during the daytime and his own ENDLESS + Surface showcase on January 11th at Lost in Playa at night. We had a chance to catch up with Luca ahead of his journey to Playa del Carmen to chat about why he loves the festival so much, what guests can look forward to at his performances this year, his bond with Lee Burridge and All Day I Dream, and what he has in store for 2014.

In your own experience, what separates the BPM Festival from all the others you’ve played at? What have been some of your festival highlights from the past? I have to say that the Mexico is one of the countries I love the most, and it was also where I was first called to when I started to play overseas, so the decision to organize BPM in Mexico was a trump card for the organizers who are such a beautiful family. The locations are unique. You want to talk about the food? And then where else in the world can you hang out on the beach in January? The parties and the line ups are the best on the clubbing scene… the vibe is special. What more do you want?

You will be bringing ENDLESS to BPM this year on January 11th for its showcase debut along with Surface. What can guests expect from the party? It’s the first ever ENDLESS showcase. It was my wish to start with BPM which is also the first festival of the year. I’ve known Halo and Hippie for a long time and suggested we join forces together for this event. We will also have Alix Alvarez, Signal Flow, Marasco, and Jon Dadon from Lovelife… an Italian/West Coast mix! Musically it will be very interesting! Lost in Playa is a new club with a serious sound system!

Your remix for Maher Daniel and Joan Charnis’ “Lonely Stars In Open Skies” is out on All Day I Dream, and you’ll be playing at the ADID BPM showcase on January 4th. How did your friendship with Lee Burridge start? What are you looking forward to most about the event? I have a very special memory relating to Lee. At the beginning I wondered how it was possible to play all around the world like that, he was spinning like a top. I was just starting out and he was already a legend. I learned the meaning of the word globetrotter thanks to him! As fate would have it, soon after, I too became a globetrotter in my own right with him a great supporter of my releases. Not long ago he asked me to do something for the label. In the end, the right opportunity came up; the original song of Maher and Jon conjured up a world with which I knew I could do something special, so I took some time over it. All Day I Dream and ENDLESS have a very similar vision, so I really enjoyed it. It’s a perfect piece for the party, an emotional journey, sensual without giving up the groove! All this support from Dixon, Ame, Art Department really surprised me… so for All Day I Dream at BPM I’m preparing a special set. So excited!

You recently played with our friends at Flying Circus at Sankeys NYC and Treehouse Miami. What were those experiences like? It’s always nice to see friends’ projects take flight. I started playing with Audiofly at the first Flying Circus six years ago, and now it’s great to see that it’s become a consolidated brand. Both dates were exceptional, especially NYC. I really think that this summer Flying Circus had the best line ups in Ibiza.

You’ve had a busy month playing all across the globe in Miami, Athens, Paris, New York (Sankeys), and more. What have been some of your December touring highlights? Absolutely New York!! It was a great date! Sankeys NYC is dope!! I am very tied to NYC and as usual it did not disappoint!

What producers have been impressing you lately? Will we hear them on Endless? There are many interesting producers in circulation, it’s a really difficult choice. The next release on ENDLESS is from Alix Alvarez and it’s fantastic! Then Marasco, a producer based in Maui, Hawaii, and some other surprises. One day I would see on ENDLESS people like Soulphiction, Ame, Mathew Jonson and H-Foundation of whom I’m a really big fan! I have a never ending list.

What else can we look forward to seeing from you in 2014? With ENDLESS, we are working on the next party to be held during WMC 2014. Regarding my releases, I have many open projects as well as new remixes. There will be a series of releases that I’m very happy about. Over the past two years, the pleasure of being in the studio has increased, leading me to explore new sounds. Apart from all that, I’ll see y’all around as usual! Happy New Year to everyone!

Elizabeth Mallalieu, New York – United States
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Moscow’s annual street culture festival
Pics by Katya Kochurina

Faces & Laces is Moscow based interactive exhibition project, devoted to street fashion, alternative contemporary art, visual communications and subculture. This year for the first time it was held as an open air event at Gorky Park, becoming a labyrinth of fashion and art corners, bringing together both up-and-coming and celebrated brands, artists, illustrators, musicians and other creative folks.

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