Ramble Rattle: I am Vlado. I’ve been creating an image for a long time now. I am part of the first generation of post-communist children in Bulgaria. I have a studio, almost two cats and great people to create with. My interests are in the field of so-called cover art. These photos are part of a long series related to our connection with the subconscious. They are made in a period of 4 years and are analog prints on paper. The selection is special for Doug Thomas after we discussed how his music interacts with topics such as Serenity, Anxiety, Isolation, Sacred.
How would you characterise your visual style / sound?
Ramble Rattle: I have never felt the need to characterize my visual style. I hope it creates emotion and asks questions.
Doug Thomas: I pride myself in not following any rules or trends and my works range from approachable aka easy-listening to avant-garde. I take my inspiration in the music of the past, from baroque, to impressionism and minimalism, as well as jazz and popular music. I guess it reflects in the diversity of my works and my there are no rules approach. My ethos is to blend the intellect and the soul, interest and beauty.
Tell us about one of your best memories from your career.
Ramble Rattle: My best memories of my career are every time I work for one of my idols, when someone you are inspired by says “This is great”.
Doug Thomas: Two of my greatest memories of the past year include a fantastic collaboration with the Italian composer and pianist Luca Longobardi, who I admire both as a human being and artist, through Landscapes. I have also had my name minuscularly associated with (Gabriel) Prokofiev — through the featuring of my piece “Tension/Release 1” on nonclassical’s compilation I hope this finds you well in these strange times, Vol. 3 — probably one of the greatest honours that I have had recently!