I tend to lean towards smaller magazines. Large magazines such as Vogue, L’Officiel, and Elle are too commercialized for me. I am on a constant quest for finding imagery that inspires me. That being said, my favorite magazine is S/S/A/W. I first bought the Stockholm issue with a one-of-a-kind photograph of Frida Gustavsson on the cover. I was amazed with the content. It was something I actually wanted to read, as opposed to rapidly flipping through endless campaigns and meaningless editorials. The artistic direction of every shoot in this magazine is incredible. S/S/A/W offers something new and fresh with every issue, but sticks to its Scandinavian roots. Acclaimed photographers such as Boe Marion, Marcus Ohlsson, and Andreas Ohlund have collaborated with the magazine. S/S/A/W contains page after page of incredible photography and wonderful imagery that perfectly captures natural beauty, everyday life, and breathtaking landscapes.
To date, the 1983 Oscars has been one of much debate, especially when it came down to the winning actresses. Meryl Streep was nominated for Best Actress for her role as Sophie in the heart wrenching holocaust drama, ‘Sophies Choice’, and Jessica Lange was nominated in the same category for her powerhouse performance as Frances Farmer in the drama, ‘Frances’.
Both performances were groundbreaking, and to this day many people believed that they changed the world of cinema as many critics has never came across such defying performances. Streep went home with the Best Actress Oscar, many applauding and agreeing with the decision, but also many people believe that this was the wrong decision. Many believe the Oscar should have went to Lange, and some believe it should have been a tie like there was with Barbara Streisand and Katherine Hepburn in 1968.
Lange was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress on the same night for her role in the comedy drama, ‘Tootsie’. She walked home with the prize, and people think that this was a token of the Academys gratitude as they wanted to give her some sort of recognition for her acting that night.
"When they call her (Lange’s) name for Best Supporting Actress for ‘Tootsie’, there’s a sort of bittersweet moment. She was grateful and very happy about it, but we think she knew she wasn’t going to walk away with the big prize that night."