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High Up North as in “Sverige”; Way out East as in “Beijing”, that is. Viking-blooded photographer/slash/documentarian Hå/Hannes Knutsson-Hall daringly freezes individuals in everyday street settings.

Whereas his usual style of photographing us ordinary folk results in spontaneous yet highly constructed images — medigs the contradictory nature of his works — Knutsson-Hall all the while manages to preserve an aspect of performativity. The man does not dodge the looks from beyond the lens for fear of revealing his own photographing presence. Jag gillar din stil, Sir Knutsson-Hall!

This time around, the filmmaker turned his clicking fingers to music as he directed and edited the latest music video for electro band Anxt — set against the backdrop of Beijing’s very own droning soundtrack. The “106” video was edited, shot and directed by  Knutsson-Hall in conjunction with Borderless.


Where Way Out West meets Way Out East. It’s trevlig.







Music video for the single 106 by Anxt (via Vimeo)
Produced by Borderless and Anxt 
Directed by Hannes Knutsson-Hall 
Videography and editing by Hannes Knutsson-Hall 
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Elsbeth van Paridon

China Fashion, Design and Urban Culture Groupie, Editor-in-Chief at Temper Magazine
Temper Magazine Founder and Editor-in-Chief Elsbeth van Paridon holds a degree in Sinology from the University of Leiden (Netherlands) and additionally is just another run-of-the-mill fashion aficionada.

After tackling Beijing for some six years where she worked for China International Publishing Group, she spent a moment in time moseying down steep alleyways and writing about their fashionable and underground features in Hong Kong.

Van Paridon most recently managed to claw her way through a Europe-based academic endeavor called "Journalism". 'Tis in such fashion that she has now turned her lust for China Fashion/ Lifestyle and Underground into a full time occupation.

Van Paridon hunts down the latest in Chinese menswear, women’s clothing, designer newbies, established names, changes in the nation’s street scenery, close-ups of particular trends presently at play or of historical socio-cultural value in Chinaplus a selection of budding photographers.

Paired with a deep devotion to China’s urban underground scene, van Paridon holds a particular interest in the topics of androgyny, the exploration of individuality and the power that is the Key Opinion Leader (the local term for “influencers”) in contemporary China.
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