Saturday, June 14, 2014

For the summer [music]

On the cover this month, Abe Ana Choveche.
Design by K.K.W
Music now: summer mix (part 1). By K.K.W

The frost has long since melted, spring has faded in the wake of summers glaring light and euphoric inducing intensity. So on the way to, between or while your doing whatever you do, when eyes are wide or averted, sample this.

Satya Hinduja:
Image courtesy of the artist.
Image courtesy of the artist. 
Omar Souleyman:
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Clinical Trials:
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Image courtesy of the artists
Ana Hristova:
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Image courtesy of the artist.

Image courtesy of the artist.
Yinka Oyewole (right). Image courtesy of the artist,
from the upcoming EP with Sabatta.

Antoan Kurt:
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

See it now [Istanbul]

On the cover this month, Abe Ana Choveche.
Design by K.K.W
Istanbul:see it now. Photos & text by K.K.W

Getting ready to leave Skopje for Istanbul, I hadn't realized how long the "stop-over" time would be (from Ataturk airport to NYC) - more then 18 hours. I was having so much fun I didn't even check the flight details, or make a reservation for a room. This would be mini-adventure & a test of nerves, to sure. 
On a Turkish jet-plane; the dense urban center below
hums with life & energy. 

When I got to Ataturk, the thought of Istanbul was hardly enough to assuage my sadness at having to leave Skopje; to leave behind Ana (a Jazz singer I became smitten with).
The airport @ Ataturk 

The airport @ Ataturk It was comforting
& alarming to see fast-food eateries from home.
The airport @ Ataturk; there were many
beautiful sights.
The airport @ Ataturk 
The view from the dorm @ hostel Mavi
The tomb of the Princes 
Entrance of the tomb of the Princes 
The tomb of the Princes (interior). I felt it was 
better not to photograph the coffins. While it was 
very hot outside, inside was quite cold. 

There was something haunting about architecture;
you could feel the weight of the years emanating from them.   

There were almost as many crows in Istanbul,
as there was in Skopje.
Sometimes flowers are nice.
I've never seen a painting,
or a photograph that captured a moment
like this. 
Despite the small amount of time I spent there, Istanbul was amazing. The streets of Sultanahmet sector radiated a feeling of a time long-gone, though still within our lives. Tourists covered the streets live vines while the crows kept watch over all, nearly invisible to their eyes. It was all brief & a dream. 'Art is the reason, art is the way' If you would like to know more, go to:, for a great cheap place to stay, with a great view on the top floor:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Skopje [calling]

On the cover this month, Abe Ana Choveche.
Design by K.K.W
See it now: Skopje in April part 1. Photos & text by K.K.W 

Despite time spent writing various review's, articles and learning about them on FB, its strange to write about having gone to Skopje (in The Republic of Macedonia). Knowing people though various images, photos (which rarely equals the real thing) and words written into a computer construct - produces ideas that are altered - and transformed with a hand-shake. Hug's and a simple greeting that may or may not be, zdravo [hello].

A few of my fellow passengers on Turkish Airlines.
I had never seen a photo or painting that captured
a moment like this.

A great place to stay. 
The view from the balcony of my room (looking
towards Partisan Blvd). 
@ Bravos
Ciborovski Street.
Ciborovski Street.

On Partisan Blvd. A gypsy collecting empty boxes
to sell. 
On Partisan Blvd; rainy days. 
Skopje city Mall.

Meglena Visinska - Grand-daughter of
Dimitar Kondovski. 
"Arch de Triomphe". About 46% of the people
in the city & country disapprove of this Arch.
In Charshija (the old Bazaar sector).

In Charshija (the old Bazaar sector).
In Charshija (the old Bazaar sector). 
Thats Abe Ana Choveche (left) & her friend Elizabeta. 
Morning @ the hostel
Near the city center.
Near the city center (One of many construction sites)
Kale Fortress (exterior)
Kale Fortress (interior)
Kale Fortress (interior), with Bonnie. 
Kale Fortress (interior)
Kale Fortress (interior)
Skopje was amazing, a city with many sites and wonders to offer. Its landscape still encompassing the old while rapidly embracing the new. And for a city thats small, I still didn't see all of it in 16 days, but did photograph much of it. Part of what made Skopje so interesting is the people I already knew before coming there. If you would like to know more, go to: