Hajime Sorayama – Technosexual Desire
Exclusively for Please, the Japanese illustrator has put together a portfolio of some of his most iconic work, featuring his signature half-human, half-robot erotically charged sex symbols. He tells Please all about his inspiration, his drawing technique and what family think of his work (spoiler: they’re embarrassed!).
Serge Lutens – Magic
Another interview + portfolio, this time of the enigmatic Serge Lutens. A multifaceted character – a hairdresser, makeup artist, photographer, filmmaker and perfumer – with an ultra active imagination and bold visual references, we meet the man behind the myth. “Creation is passive. It moves us, pushes us to act, is stronger than us.”
Peter Shire – El Pachuco of Echo Park
Photographer Eddie Chacon pays a visit to the studio of LA-based artist Peter Shire to capture him surrounded by his buoyant artwork, mixing elements of architecture, a bright palette, Bauhaus aesthetics, the West Coast lifestyle, kitsch and wit. He chats to Please about pottery, his plans for the future and his relationship to Echo Park.