Michael James O Brien shoots Maria de Medeiros for ZOO Magazine

Dear Shaded Viewers,

The next issue of ZOO Magazine is the music special. Michael James O’Brien shot Maria de Medeiros. Last month Maria was designated as a UNESCO artist for the peace and will be giving concerts in Mozambique and Mexico this summer to spread their message. Maria was brought up under the influence of Brazilian music with artists like Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento and Brazil’s cultural minister, Gilberto Gil. A Little More Blue is her first album. We met about twelve years ago when I was doing the costumes for her for an Arnold Barkus film.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.