Dana Tole: Varya is My Alter-Ego (Exclusive Interview and Photos)

We stumbled across the impressive work of portrait photographer Dana Tole the other day and have been scrolling ever since. Her photos are mysterious, beautifully processed and break the ordinary portrait mold in so many outstanding ways. Howdy, Dana! Tell us about yourself, when did you first started to shoot? How is your artistic style? […]

Erudite Stoner: An Acoustic Album Inspired by Ulver, Agalloch or Alcest (Interview)

Erudite Stoner (Erudite meaning: having or showing great knowledge or learning) is the creation of Matheus Novaes, a guitarist leaning on inpirations from the like of Ulver, Agalloch, Alcest or Les Discrets. A one man acoustic band from Brazil, playing with scents of post-rock, shoegaze, doom and classical quitar, in order to create this simply […]

Interview with Focu’, Romanian Tattooist, Model and BDSM Activist in London

Tudor Viorel Chelsoi (aka Focu’) is a 27 years old Romanian artist based in London, UK. The easier it is to talk about him, the more difficult it is to actually catalogue his entire activity. Focu’ is a tattoo artist and body-piercer, model by choice, BSDM dominator by fate and even photographer in his spare […]

Interview with Georg Börner: “ColdWorld was reborn”

“Autumn” is the most recent album of Georg Börner, after an eight years break, under the ColdWorld name. Eight years can be seen as a very long period of time, but this can be a period where the fans have decided to listen to a very profound comprehension some tracks like “Suicide”, “Tortured by Solitude” […]

Romanian Artist Michelle De Rose Whispers Songs Through Photography (Interview)

Michelle De Rose is a talented 22 years old artist, student and photographer from Brasov, currently based in Constanta, Romania. Michelle uses Nikon D7000, she shoots a lot of fashion, beauty and fine art portraits. But you’re about to find out more about her in the following interview Cultartes made.  Cultartes: Why Michelle De Rose? Is […]

Featured Artist: Eszter Polyák “All of us are Aliens.”

Eszter Polyák is a fashion designer, who had the chance in 2012 to spend her summer in Florida; and so it has started her interest in fashion design. After spending precious time in the USA, she found herself drawing extreme designs of dresses. Eszter’ first collection is called “Frst Cllctn“  inspired by her foreign experiences, dreams and […]

When Metal Wears Prada. Interview with Jón Aldará (Hamferð)

Hamferð is a doom metal band based in Tórshavn. Hamferð [Ham:fer] is a Faroese term for the living images of sailors appearing before their loved ones. Formed in 2008, the creative ensemble, dressed in funeral black, has followed their own enigmatic and courageous trail. Having been on numerous tours with bands like Amorphis, Moonsorrow and Týr […]

Maidanul Cu Vise. Interviu Daniel Rocca (FiRMA)

Firma este una dintre trupele acelea care îți rămân întipărite pe retină și-n minte de la prima ascultare, iar asta se datorează, într-o măsură bună, și frontman-ului ei Daniel Rocca.  Baldo, Cultartes: Salutare, Rocca! Aveai o descriere la o poză de prin 2005 pe care ai postat-o, oarecum recent, pe un site de socializare mult prea […]

Interview: Collapse Under the Empire

Collapse Under the Empire is getting ready to play their first concert since the band’s formation. For the first time in their history, the band will perform live (07 May, Saturday) at Dunk!festival in Belgium. The band also announced the release of their new double album “A Matter of Identity” for September 2016. Baldo, Cultartes: […]

Like A Whisper In The Dark. Interview with Anna-Varney Cantodea (Sopor Æternus & the Ensemble of Shadows)

Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows, for those who do not know yet, is a darkwave/gothic musical project based in Germany, founded in 1989 by Anna-Varney Cantodea. Anna-Varney’s work is extremely personalized, melancholic and pessimistic, drawing on a number of different musical and visual styles, and has garnered a cult following. Well, we just had a talk about […]

Leanne Surfleet: “My Self-Portraits Deal With My Own Mortality”

Leanne Surfleet is a UK based analogue and self-portrait photographer. I see her work like a nostalgic beauty, allowing me to enter into her intimacy. The portraits make us connect to her work and share different emotions and states. The self is the subject she captures so well with expired film and Polaroids so we […]

Irina Gache – Sink At The Bottom of Oceans And Seas

Irina Gache has a way to expose through photography and writing, things which are close to what is buried and repressed within people. Things close to their darkness and the inner child which we all have and choose to lock up as we age. We lock him up somewhere far away and then throw the […]

“I Feel That For Me It Was Really About Lips”

Cultartes features Nastia Cloutier-Ignatiev, an 18 year old portrait, fashion and beauty photographer based in Montreal, Qc. She’s currently attending the Dawson College DEC Professional Photography Program. You, guys, we’ll see in the interview we made with Nastia, how much does she actually likes school. Or lips. Or baths. The so talented Nastia takes us […]

A Dash of Black, A Thought in White: Interview with Fulmineos

Baldo, Cultartes: Hello! Trying to overcome the certain barriers that the social logic impose us, can be metal music a form of existence, maybe spiritual? Fulmineos: Hello! For me, metal alongside the other genres is a spiritual experience; the music itself is a place of refuge, contemplation and profound influence to our lifestyle. I tried […]

Cristiana Cott Negoescu – Bioluminescent creature thinking in multiple dimensions

Cristiana is for me one of those people with whom I couldn’t ever reach a wall (like an end) of consciousness, imagination, thought and knowledge, even if I would live outside of time. When I say wall, I’m talking about a blockage, an end – the consumption of the creative source that lies within her. […]

“Amalgama” – Ultima pasăre Phoenix a Ioanei Diacu

Am început să colaborez cu Ioana, de când i-am fost model pentru proiectul gotic-punk “Eclipse of The Moon”, fotografiat de Cristian Crisbășan. Rochiile pe care le-a făcut atunci, au fost exact pe gustul meu, dat fiind că mie-mi plac chestiile dark, gotice, punk și metal. Am mai avut ocazia să ne ciocnim și în alte […]

Vulvas On Canvas: The Bloody Pussy-Prints of Smaranda Ursuleanu

I had a chat few days ago with Romanian visual artist Smaranda Ursuleanu (20). I encountered what others might call a shocking first virtual ‘date’. I kind of get what I deserve, since I kept hunting for unconventionality for so long. Smaranda is one of those smart, wild, beautiful minds, eager to mess up with your preconceptions. […]

Interview With The Creators of Touché: Art, Sacred Geometry and Mind-Design

Recently I started to think: “What makes us create culture-oriented guerrilla-like online initiatives, actions that apparently don’t bring any actual benefits?”. Nobody’s considering that, in this “puzzle of reasons”, the creators become some sort of walking personal diaries at everyone’s disposal. Once you’ve started this activity, you become the crackhead slave of a machine that […]

When Music is a Business of Beauty. Interview with Francesco Berta.

Francesco Berta is a music composer and visual artist from Italy and currently living in London. His works features an intuitive, organic and visual approach to the composition and recording, involving acoustic and electric instruments, soundscapes anda minimal use of electronics. Francesco’s music, defined by listeners and reviewers “vivid, extremely detailed and cinematic” have been […]

A Talk With Raluca Marie Wolfski, The Dreamful Tale-Teller and Photographer From ‘She Wolf’

After a journey through the blinding world of She Wolf, I felt like my eyes were flooded with milk. Fashion and food porn, northern coldness (well, the place she’s from – Bucovina – it’s kind of the Romanian Scandinavia) and pale tones, silence and delicacy. Faceless self-portraits. OCD-ish order. These are just few words that […]

Metalul tatuat în sânge. Interviu cu Djeeckx (Indian Fall)

Baldo, Cultartes: Salut! Cu o existență de aproape 20 de ani, Indian Fall reprezintă deja un nume important al scenei metal de la noi. Cum îți sună ideea acesta că, prin pasiune, poți scrie un fel de istorie? Djeeckx, Indian Fall: Salut! E drept că Indian Fall are o vechime în scena metal din România, dar nu […]

Feel – O – Sophia. Interviu cu Jack Popescu (Kultika)

Baldo, Cultartes: Salut! Jack Popescu: Salut şi mulţumiri pentru oportunitatea asta! Hai să începem cam așa… Cât de bogat te face muzica? Te face foarte bogat dacă ştii ce să cânţi. Smiley trăieşte din asta, nu? Ruby la fel. Am o subliniere care o fac mereu – în muzică, există muzicanţi şi artişti. Muzicanţii cântă […]