Trinity is a short documentary film about a struggling Ugandan primary school located in the center of a suburban Kampala slum. The school educated more than 1,000 kids - most of whom can't pay - but the school's enigmatic, passionate founder Romans cannot bear to turn them away. It's a story of hope in the face of extreme poverty, and about creating a home for those who have nothing else.
Danielle Luft is a former fashion model whose editorial spreads by Terry Richardson and Bruce Webber have been featured in the pages of French Vogue. Jonathan Leder is a photographer who has shot for magazines like Nylon and A4. The two met on a photo shoot, and within a couple years they married and gave birth to a son, Jack, and a magazine, Jacques.
Published quarterly from their Williamsburg loft, Jacques is a throwback to the classic days of Playboy and collectible pulp magazines. The retro art direction pulls equally from back issues of vintage skin mags like Oui and Nova, as well as obscure art magazines like Wet and Avant Garde. The photographs, shot exclusively on film and published without re-touching,conjure up the soft focused spirit of works by master erotic photographers like David Hamilton and Carlo Mollino. Each issue, released under themes that celebrate everything from sports to voyeurism, feature opinionated reporting, provocative interviews and soft-core pictorials that present the curvier, artier, girl we all wished lived next door.
The culmination of Jacques’ highly stylized aesthetic is a masterfully crafted men’s magazine that brazenly announces itself as an analog project for the digital age. It may look like something that you’d expect to find stashed away under your father’s mattress, but it doesn’t quite feel like porn.