While the SPIN team reviewed the hottest shows in Austin, TX, during SXSW, contributing photog Misha Vladimirskiy caught up with some of best new voices in music off stage for a series of portraits, capturing them in a more personal and natural moment. "It's all about shooting these bands and artists when they're hanging out, having fun, relaxing," says Vladimirskiy.
Vladimirskiy blurred the pics to give them an ethereal quality. "It softens the moment and makes it more dreamy, nostalgic, intimate," he explains. "You end up looking at the image longer, too, and diving deeper into the subject."
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »