Goodbye Fab Solange

Our dear friend, the multifaceted French artist Solange Podell passed away on 3 March. As a photographer, she was committed to passing on her works to FAB UK magazine. Her thrilling life was full of twists and turns in Paris,…

A life in the fastlane

Written by: Cyriaque Griffon Photographs: Solange Podell She was a woman in a man’s world, snapping away at drivers with her camera, notably in Monaco in the 70s and 80s. When she would not stand behind the chicanes of the…

The History of the Cannes Film Festival

How the world’s most famous film festival came to be what it is today. Suzana Rabello de Souza If you don’t know much about the Cannes Film Festival, then you might think it is simply this event where film directors…

Two days in New York with the Godfather of Soul James Brown

Written by: Cyriaque Griffon Photographs: Solange Podell New York, June 1968 After having lobbied President Johnson, a music star managed to go and entertain the U.S. soldiers in a war zone area in Vietnam. If one recalls the political climate…

The Princess and the Movie Director Grace Kelly

Written by: Cyriaque Griffon Photographs: Solange Podell She flaunted a legendary radiant smile and an unparalleled beauty. She also symbolized the epitome of an elegance that remains unrivalled. From a Hollywood silver screen siren to a status of the princess,…

Paul Newman Blue eyes and politics

Photographer: Solange Podell Article: Cyriaque Griffon This quote could have been taken from a newspaper dated November 2016, referring to the run-up to the U.S. elections and iconic figures either supporting Hillary Clinton such as Meryl Streep, Beyonce, Cher and…

Glamour in the turmoil of the Cuban revolution

Written by: Cyriaque Griffon Photographs: Solange Podell Illustrator: Hilal Ashour We are taken on a journey to a land where time has stood still, evoking the era of Frank Sinatra or Ava Gardner’s time there. Trapped in a time-warp, Cuba…

Blue eyes and politics Paul Newman

Photographer : Solange Podell Article : Cyriaque Griffon This quote could have been taken from a newspaper dated November 2016, referring to the run-up to the U.S. elections and iconic figures either supporting Hillary Clinton such as Meryl Streep, Beyonce, Cher…