story / Stephanie Malik
photos /Tonje Thilesen
art direction + styling / Phil Gomez
2018 marked the 5th installment idiosyncratic FORM music festival, which takes place annually in the isolated, self-sustaining, futuristic, carless, eco-utopian community of Arcosanti, Arizona. It is immediately obvious that this surreal, experimental town that plays host to the FORM festival is integral to fostering the open collaborative artistic atmosphere that is so unique to the festival itself.
Within this environment, FORM has thrived spawning numerous collaborative efforts, including the photo series presented here, which exclusively premieres the newest work by the highly sought after LA-based designer Eleanore Guthrie of Knorts. Here Guthrie brazenly takes her Knorts label into new territory by debuting her first ever all-black collection, “K-noir-ts” in an avant-garde conceptual series titled “COMMON THREAD’ Shot on site around Arcosanti during the festival modeled entirely by artists performing at FORM. Art Directed and styled by frequent Hundred Waters collaborator Phil Gomez and shot by Berlin-based photographer Tonje Thilesen, the following images along with a playlist featuring the artist in the series effortlessly capture the easy, natural, airy, and experimental atmosphere cultivated by this one-of-a-kind environment.
Nicole Miglis / Hundred Waters
Kenzie / @kenzie.tth
Julie Bryne / @juliemariebyrne
Jean / @theogm999
Nandi Rose Plunkett /@halfwaif
Trayer / Hundred Waters / @trayert