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In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye — coinciding with the 120th anniversary of Vogue — takes a look at some of the world’s most influential fashion images as conceived by the magazine’s iconic fashion editors. The HBO Documentary is produced and directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato.

In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye airs on HBO on Thursday, December 6.

Desillusion magazine — supported by Analog and Alien Workshop are proud to present their latest video “This is Dylan” — a video portrait that pays tribute to the stylish Californian skateboarder — Dylan Rieder.

The video comes with the latest issue of Desillusion magazine featuring Dylan Rieder as their exclusive guest editor — available on dslmag.com/v5/shop.php

I wanted to make a movie for the Internet. These days everyone one is on it — emails, social networks and all that. I have kids and they are constantly connected to it. I send them a message and they get back to me straight away. It’s so hard to get a film made, especially an art film with your own final cut. So I thought, “Why don’t I just do it myself, set up a website and get it going.” I decided to get rid of the middlemen, producers and the like. Anyway, they’re all crooks; I never got paid for my movies. The Internet is happening, people make a video and it gets a million hits, so fuck it, let’s do it.

Film #15: varúð.

sigur rós have given a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the band’s new album valtari. the idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom. among the filmmakers are ramin bahrani, alma har’el and john cameron mitchell.

“we never meant our music to come with a pre-programmed emotional response. we don’t want to tell anyone how to feel and what to take from it. with the films, we have literally no idea what the directors are going to come back with. none of them know what the others are doing, so hopefully it could be interesting.”

“when i listen to varúð i feel this overlap and struggle between sadness and beauty, between darkness and light. an overwhelming feeling of being buried in darkness but being just barely able to escape into the light, if you try hard enough. this is the feeling i’ve tried to bring to the video.

a huuuuge thanks to the cruz twins and to crew for kicking so much ass with the limited resources we had, in conditions that were not the easiest. i’m in awe of you guys!” —- Björn Flóki

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.

Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner’s Program” at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey – experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future.