SHANNEN GEMBIRA

Formidable Magazine: Tell us a bit about yourself. Shannen Gembira: My name is Shannen and I also love to go by the name Gembira. Gembira which means happiness in Bahasa, Indonesia, where half of my blood is coming from. The

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SHANNEN GEMBIRA

Formidable Magazine: Tell us a bit about yourself. Shannen Gembira: My name is Shannen and I also love to go by the name Gembira. Gembira which means happiness in Bahasa, Indonesia, where half of my blood is coming from. The

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LESS FILLING – SOLE KULNARONG

Less Filling is an independent clothing brand by Sole Kulnarong. established in Ibiza, Spain. All designs are timeless, limited edition series, handmade, and silkscreen printed by hand. Sustainability is the mainstay of the brand and each piece is handmade from start to finish.

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LESS FILLING – SOLE KULNARONG

Less Filling is an independent clothing brand by Sole Kulnarong. established in Ibiza, Spain. All designs are timeless, limited edition series, handmade, and silkscreen printed by hand. Sustainability is the mainstay of the brand and each piece is handmade from start to finish.

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INSTANT CITY IBIZA

The Instant City was an inflatable construction created in Ibiza, Spain, in 1971 to provide temporary accommodation for students attending the three-day 7th Congress of ICSID (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design).

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INSTANT CITY IBIZA

The Instant City was an inflatable construction created in Ibiza, Spain, in 1971 to provide temporary accommodation for students attending the three-day 7th Congress of ICSID (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design).

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DELBES IBIZA – SONIA FERRER

Delbes is a slow fashion brand set to recover the Ibizan artisan traditions to give them a new life through innovative designs and limited editions 100% hand made in the island of Ibiza.

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DELBES IBIZA – SONIA FERRER

Delbes is a slow fashion brand set to recover the Ibizan artisan traditions to give them a new life through innovative designs and limited editions 100% hand made in the island of Ibiza.

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ZAMROCK – ZAMBIA’S 70s MUSIC

Zamrock was a fuzzed-out, psychedelic rock combined with local music that emerged in Zambia during the 70s. 

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ZAMROCK – ZAMBIA’S 70s MUSIC

Zamrock was a fuzzed-out, psychedelic rock combined with local music that emerged in Zambia during the 70s. 

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JORDI BENITO

Jordi Benito’s practice is a response to the previous art movements, such as Abstract Expressionism or Pop Art. The conventional materials used in painting or sculpture are rejected and replaced by a new material much more alive, much more mutable:

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JORDI BENITO

Jordi Benito’s practice is a response to the previous art movements, such as Abstract Expressionism or Pop Art. The conventional materials used in painting or sculpture are rejected and replaced by a new material much more alive, much more mutable:

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FOR A LANGUAGE TO COME – TAKUMA NAKAHIRA

For a Language to Come is the first photobook by Takuma Nakahira, published in 1970 this work was a turning point in contemporary Japanese photography by radically breaking away from the existing aesthetics of the time. For a Laguage to

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FOR A LANGUAGE TO COME – TAKUMA NAKAHIRA

For a Language to Come is the first photobook by Takuma Nakahira, published in 1970 this work was a turning point in contemporary Japanese photography by radically breaking away from the existing aesthetics of the time. For a Laguage to

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ZONY GÓMEZ – ESPACIO NIGREDO

Zony Gómez. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy”; An exploration of individual freedom through some of Madrid’s new art scene key individuals. Follow Enjoy progress on Barte’s

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ZONY GÓMEZ – ESPACIO NIGREDO

Zony Gómez. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy”; An exploration of individual freedom through some of Madrid’s new art scene key individuals. Follow Enjoy progress on Barte’s

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2019 MOST WATCHED

2019 is over, and here it is, our by now traditional Most Watched of the year.* 2019 was the year the Bauhaus, so it only normal that our 2019 most read post is BAUHAUS 100th ANNIVERSARY with LIONLION. After so many

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2019 MOST WATCHED

2019 is over, and here it is, our by now traditional Most Watched of the year.* 2019 was the year the Bauhaus, so it only normal that our 2019 most read post is BAUHAUS 100th ANNIVERSARY with LIONLION. After so many

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CACHORRO LOZANO

Cachorro Lozano. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy”; An exploration of individual freedom through some of Madrid’s new art scene key individuals. Follow Enjoy progress on Barte’s

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CACHORRO LOZANO

Cachorro Lozano. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy”; An exploration of individual freedom through some of Madrid’s new art scene key individuals. Follow Enjoy progress on Barte’s

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JOANNA HRUBY – THEATRE OF THE ANCIENTS

Formidable Mag caught up with Joanna Hruby in her studio in Ibiza where she is bringing to life the island’s myths and legends with her company, Theatre of the Ancients. Formidable Mag: How is your working process? Joanna Hruby: I

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JOANNA HRUBY – THEATRE OF THE ANCIENTS

Formidable Mag caught up with Joanna Hruby in her studio in Ibiza where she is bringing to life the island’s myths and legends with her company, Theatre of the Ancients. Formidable Mag: How is your working process? Joanna Hruby: I

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DENNIS STOCK – CALIFORNIA TRIP

Dennis Stock took a five-week road trip along the California highways in 1968, documenting the golden state at a time of social turmoil and flux.

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DENNIS STOCK – CALIFORNIA TRIP

Dennis Stock took a five-week road trip along the California highways in 1968, documenting the golden state at a time of social turmoil and flux.

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BAUHAUS 100th ANNIVERSARY & LIONLION

To celebrate Bauhaus’ 100th anniversaty Formidable Mag  joins indie pop/rock band Lionlion and their series of videos shot in some of the most iconic spaces designed under  the school’s principles. Lionlion videos share the reduced and minimalistic design vocabulary of

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BAUHAUS 100th ANNIVERSARY & LIONLION

To celebrate Bauhaus’ 100th anniversaty Formidable Mag  joins indie pop/rock band Lionlion and their series of videos shot in some of the most iconic spaces designed under  the school’s principles. Lionlion videos share the reduced and minimalistic design vocabulary of

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JULIA LLERENA

The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy”; An exploration of Individual freedom through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals.

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JULIA LLERENA

The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy”; An exploration of Individual freedom through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals.

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GYöRGY LöRINCZY – NEW YORK, NEW YORK

György Lörinczy book New York, New York, experimental approach to photography and the photobook directly links it to the avant-garde of the time.

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GYöRGY LöRINCZY – NEW YORK, NEW YORK

György Lörinczy book New York, New York, experimental approach to photography and the photobook directly links it to the avant-garde of the time.

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DALILA VIRGOLINI

Interview with artist Dalila Virgolini. The Straight-Up series is an exploration of Individual freedom through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals.

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DALILA VIRGOLINI

Interview with artist Dalila Virgolini. The Straight-Up series is an exploration of Individual freedom through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals.

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2018 MOST WATCHED

2018 is over, and here it is, our by now traditional Most Watched of the year.* Travel and adventure is at the core of Formidable Mag’s soul, it comes at not surprise that it is so for our reades. Most

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2018 MOST WATCHED

2018 is over, and here it is, our by now traditional Most Watched of the year.* Travel and adventure is at the core of Formidable Mag’s soul, it comes at not surprise that it is so for our reades. Most

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THE BEATLES – EVEREST

Beatles fans and music lovers in general, often fantasize about what the group might have produced had they stayed together and continued making music into the ‘70s. Well, the truth is, They did. There is the last Beatles album published

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THE BEATLES – EVEREST

Beatles fans and music lovers in general, often fantasize about what the group might have produced had they stayed together and continued making music into the ‘70s. Well, the truth is, They did. There is the last Beatles album published

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UGO MULAS – NEW YORK THE NEW ART SCENE

Formidable Mag would like to thank Alfonso Meléndez for access to his archive and library. Ugo Mulas began his career in Milan, switching from law studies to photography. Mulas took Photography almost as an accident. His knowledge of photography is

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UGO MULAS – NEW YORK THE NEW ART SCENE

Formidable Mag would like to thank Alfonso Meléndez for access to his archive and library. Ugo Mulas began his career in Milan, switching from law studies to photography. Mulas took Photography almost as an accident. His knowledge of photography is

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JOAQUIM GOMIS – IBIZA FUERTE & LUIMINOSA

Joaquim Gomis was a businessman, a photographer and a patron of the arts. His photography was had close links with the ground-breaking art movements of the time. He was a founder of ADLAN (Friends of the New Art, 1932-1936) and

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JOAQUIM GOMIS – IBIZA FUERTE & LUIMINOSA

Joaquim Gomis was a businessman, a photographer and a patron of the arts. His photography was had close links with the ground-breaking art movements of the time. He was a founder of ADLAN (Friends of the New Art, 1932-1936) and

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DANIEL SEYMOUR – A LOUD SONG

Daniel Seymour published A loud Song in Ralph Gibson’s Lundsrum Press in 1971. The visual narratives of A Loud Song focus on the emotionally raw and intimate facets of his relationships. Filled with all the important moments and dominating influences of his life,

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DANIEL SEYMOUR – A LOUD SONG

Daniel Seymour published A loud Song in Ralph Gibson’s Lundsrum Press in 1971. The visual narratives of A Loud Song focus on the emotionally raw and intimate facets of his relationships. Filled with all the important moments and dominating influences of his life,

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OLAF LADOUSSE

Olaf Ladousse. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy Madrid”; A soul-searching work of love exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s new art scene key

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OLAF LADOUSSE

Olaf Ladousse. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy Madrid”; A soul-searching work of love exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s new art scene key

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DAVID DOUGLAS DUNCAN – GOODBYE PICASSO

Picasso and David Douglas Duncan met in Febreraury, 1956. David was on his way home from Afghanistan. Picasso was sitting in his bathtub at home in the south of France.  That was the first photograph of tens of thousands taken

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DAVID DOUGLAS DUNCAN – GOODBYE PICASSO

Picasso and David Douglas Duncan met in Febreraury, 1956. David was on his way home from Afghanistan. Picasso was sitting in his bathtub at home in the south of France.  That was the first photograph of tens of thousands taken

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ALEJANDRO ONTIVEROS

Alejandro Ontiveros. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy Madrid”; A soul-searching work of love exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s new art scene key

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ALEJANDRO ONTIVEROS

Alejandro Ontiveros. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy Madrid”; A soul-searching work of love exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s new art scene key

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LOTUS ÉLAN

Lotus Élan. Lotus was just a decade old when the Elan launched. The marque had not yet earned its first Formula 1 championship or Indy 500 win, and its first production street car, the fiberglass-monocoque Elite (1957–1963), was a costly

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LOTUS ÉLAN

Lotus Élan. Lotus was just a decade old when the Elan launched. The marque had not yet earned its first Formula 1 championship or Indy 500 win, and its first production street car, the fiberglass-monocoque Elite (1957–1963), was a costly

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SANTA KYRA

Santa Kyra. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy Madrid”; A soul-searching work of love exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s new art scene key

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SANTA KYRA

Santa Kyra. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straight-Up series by Juan Barte is part of his long-term project “Enjoy Madrid”; A soul-searching work of love exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s new art scene key

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2017 MOST WATCHED

It’s unbelieveble but it’s true, 2017 is over, and here it is our traditional Most Watched of the year.* Most watched post of 2017 is DALI’S FACTORY II. Number two is photographer’s LEE FRIEDLANDER – SELF-PORTRAITS. Number three is the

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2017 MOST WATCHED

It’s unbelieveble but it’s true, 2017 is over, and here it is our traditional Most Watched of the year.* Most watched post of 2017 is DALI’S FACTORY II. Number two is photographer’s LEE FRIEDLANDER – SELF-PORTRAITS. Number three is the

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THE HIPPIE TRAIL

The hippie trail was a 6,000 mile route through Europe and the Middle East into Central and Southern Asia. Inspired by the beat generation, Kerouac, Ginsberg… and The Beatles 1967 trip to Rishikesh in India to take part in a

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THE HIPPIE TRAIL

The hippie trail was a 6,000 mile route through Europe and the Middle East into Central and Southern Asia. Inspired by the beat generation, Kerouac, Ginsberg… and The Beatles 1967 trip to Rishikesh in India to take part in a

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CHEFER

Chefer. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long-term project “Live Forever”; A soul-searching work of love exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow

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CHEFER

Chefer. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long-term project “Live Forever”; A soul-searching work of love exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow

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SACRED GEOMETRY

Sacred Geometry. We asked Abstract Geometry master, Enrique Salamanca, to open his studio for our end of summer editorial. Photography by BARTE. Patchwork pants by Desigüal. Big flower and moon pattern blouses by Liu Jo. Denim jumpsuit and flare jeans

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SACRED GEOMETRY

Sacred Geometry. We asked Abstract Geometry master, Enrique Salamanca, to open his studio for our end of summer editorial. Photography by BARTE. Patchwork pants by Desigüal. Big flower and moon pattern blouses by Liu Jo. Denim jumpsuit and flare jeans

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PIERRE DEFAIX – KOLKATA

Kolkata 2224 by Pierre Defaix. Published by Peperoni Books. “Let’s don’t talk about when and how Pierre did it, let`s dive. With all our senses, with hands and feet, body and soul. A wobble, a bustle, a madness, a turmoil.

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PIERRE DEFAIX – KOLKATA

Kolkata 2224 by Pierre Defaix. Published by Peperoni Books. “Let’s don’t talk about when and how Pierre did it, let`s dive. With all our senses, with hands and feet, body and soul. A wobble, a bustle, a madness, a turmoil.

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JIM JOCOY – ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Jocoy, almost 20 years after the release of his first monograph, We’re Desperate, produced with the help of Sonic Youth front man Thurston Moore and fashion designer Marc Jacobs and widely regarded as the definitive catalogue of early West Coast

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JIM JOCOY – ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Jocoy, almost 20 years after the release of his first monograph, We’re Desperate, produced with the help of Sonic Youth front man Thurston Moore and fashion designer Marc Jacobs and widely regarded as the definitive catalogue of early West Coast

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KING JEDET

King Jedet. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long-term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow Barte’s

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KING JEDET

King Jedet. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long-term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow Barte’s

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DÓNDE – RAMÓN ZABALZA

Dónde (where?) is the fifth photobook by Ramón Zabalza. It’s a paradoxical, multiform, ambiguous account of the human species’ habitat. Paradoxical is its representation of three-dimensional ruggedness, protuberances, and cavities on media that are either two-dimensional, photography, or abstract text.

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DÓNDE – RAMÓN ZABALZA

Dónde (where?) is the fifth photobook by Ramón Zabalza. It’s a paradoxical, multiform, ambiguous account of the human species’ habitat. Paradoxical is its representation of three-dimensional ruggedness, protuberances, and cavities on media that are either two-dimensional, photography, or abstract text.

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JOSÉ SUÁREZ

Jose Suarez was a photographer with a strong humanist vision and an innovator. As early as the 1930s, he incorporated the avant-garde movements of the time into photography. But he was also an intellectual admired by his contemporaries,  Unamuno, Alberti,

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JOSÉ SUÁREZ

Jose Suarez was a photographer with a strong humanist vision and an innovator. As early as the 1930s, he incorporated the avant-garde movements of the time into photography. But he was also an intellectual admired by his contemporaries,  Unamuno, Alberti,

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TORRES BLANCAS, MADRID

Torres Blancas apartment building in Madrid is an extraordinary fusion of the Brutalist and Organic styles built in 1968 by the architect Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza in conjunction with the forward thinking construction firm of Juan Huarte. In the

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TORRES BLANCAS, MADRID

Torres Blancas apartment building in Madrid is an extraordinary fusion of the Brutalist and Organic styles built in 1968 by the architect Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza in conjunction with the forward thinking construction firm of Juan Huarte. In the

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EIKOH HOSOE-KAMAITACHI

Eikoh Hosoe’s groundbreaking work Kamaitachi was originally released in 1969 as a limited-edition photobook of 1,000 copies. A collaboration with Tatsumi Hijikata, the founder of ankoku butoh dance, it documents their visit to a farming village in northern Japan and

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EIKOH HOSOE-KAMAITACHI

Eikoh Hosoe’s groundbreaking work Kamaitachi was originally released in 1969 as a limited-edition photobook of 1,000 copies. A collaboration with Tatsumi Hijikata, the founder of ankoku butoh dance, it documents their visit to a farming village in northern Japan and

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2016 MOST WATCHED

It’s that time of the year! Our most awaited post… 2016 most popular pieces. Yep, Ron Raffaelli’s photographs of Jimi Hendrix Hawaiian break from his 1968 American tour is our most watched piece of 2016. Architect Carlo Scarpa is our

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2016 MOST WATCHED

It’s that time of the year! Our most awaited post… 2016 most popular pieces. Yep, Ron Raffaelli’s photographs of Jimi Hendrix Hawaiian break from his 1968 American tour is our most watched piece of 2016. Architect Carlo Scarpa is our

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DALI’S FACTORY II

Dali’s Factory II or “court of miracles” as he referred to it, is our third and last installment on the often overlooked Dali’s performance activity. See our first piece here, and our second piece here. As is always the case with

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DALI’S FACTORY II

Dali’s Factory II or “court of miracles” as he referred to it, is our third and last installment on the often overlooked Dali’s performance activity. See our first piece here, and our second piece here. As is always the case with

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AMARNA MILLER

Amarna Miller. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow

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AMARNA MILLER

Amarna Miller. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow

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LEE FRIEDLANDER – SELF-PORTRAITS

Lee Friedlander, or why not all selfies are self portraits. The series of photographs taken by Friedlander in the 1960s and published in his seminal photobook Self Portrait is widely considered to be his best work. The artist appears in

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LEE FRIEDLANDER – SELF-PORTRAITS

Lee Friedlander, or why not all selfies are self portraits. The series of photographs taken by Friedlander in the 1960s and published in his seminal photobook Self Portrait is widely considered to be his best work. The artist appears in

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SOY CARDO

Soy Cardo is the alter ego of illustrator and performer Ana Macias. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term project “Live Forever”, a soul-searching project exploring the path of

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SOY CARDO

Soy Cardo is the alter ego of illustrator and performer Ana Macias. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term project “Live Forever”, a soul-searching project exploring the path of

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SAGA DE XAM

Saga de Xam is a story in seven chapters credited to Nicolas Devil, and based on a scenario by film director Jean Rollin. The book was published by Éric Losfeld in 1967 in an edition of 5000 which quickly sold

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SAGA DE XAM

Saga de Xam is a story in seven chapters credited to Nicolas Devil, and based on a scenario by film director Jean Rollin. The book was published by Éric Losfeld in 1967 in an edition of 5000 which quickly sold

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SANSANONASNAS

Sansanonasnas. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term project “Live Forever”, a soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow Barte’s

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SANSANONASNAS

Sansanonasnas. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term project “Live Forever”, a soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow Barte’s

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ROBERT MUNFORD

Robert Munford was a pop art pioneer and a founding member of the Grupo Ibiza 59, the influential art group formed in Ibiza, Spain. Munford, born in 1925 in Worcester, Massachusetts, studied art at Ohio State University, the Cleveland Institute

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ROBERT MUNFORD

Robert Munford was a pop art pioneer and a founding member of the Grupo Ibiza 59, the influential art group formed in Ibiza, Spain. Munford, born in 1925 in Worcester, Massachusetts, studied art at Ohio State University, the Cleveland Institute

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JUAN ZAMORA

Juan Zamora. The Spanish artist, talks to Formidable Mag about his project with Colombian indigenous people “Cuerpos de Agua”. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? Juan Zamora. Several “first impulses” come to mind; to draw my father legs

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JUAN ZAMORA

Juan Zamora. The Spanish artist, talks to Formidable Mag about his project with Colombian indigenous people “Cuerpos de Agua”. Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive? Juan Zamora. Several “first impulses” come to mind; to draw my father legs

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BRUCE DAVIDSON-BROOKLYN GANG

Bruce Davidson. In 1959 he read about the teenage gangs of New York City, more precisely about a series of gang rumbles in the Prospect Park area. Connecting with a social worker to make initial contact with a gang called

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BRUCE DAVIDSON-BROOKLYN GANG

Bruce Davidson. In 1959 he read about the teenage gangs of New York City, more precisely about a series of gang rumbles in the Prospect Park area. Connecting with a social worker to make initial contact with a gang called

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NICOLÁS VILLAMIZAR

Nicolás Villamizar. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term project “Live Forever”, a soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow

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NICOLÁS VILLAMIZAR

Nicolás Villamizar. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE. The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long term project “Live Forever”, a soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow

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