People, stories

‘Fish’ Explores Queer Friendships and Life Living in the Bronx

Fish is a short film directed, written and starring Adomako Aman that follows the story of two gay men of colour and their everyday struggle of finding jobs and balancing life in the Bronx. Bringing to the forefront issues of community acceptance and fighting perpetuating stereotypes ‘Fish’ is an honest reflection of the importance of […]

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People, shoots

目で触る: touch with your eyes

A body belongs to the person who resides within it. However, when that body is placed in the public arena, it’s ownership can become destabilized. The gaze of most if not all viewers, consciously or not, fetishizes and objectifies. False claims can be laid to the body of another, either through this process or by […]

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Fashion, shoots

Some Unholy War: Punk Identity and Rituals

‘Some Unholy War’ is based on the development of 1990’s Goth and Punk subcultures, working through themes of identity, rituals and the human experience. Designer Jordana Halperin explains how she was “initially interested in a quote from Ted Polhemus’ ‘Hot bodies cool styles: new techniques in self-adornment’, “To decorate the body is to transform it […]

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Fashion, shoots

Confiné: Leather, Lingerie, Lust

In ‘Confiné’ LA-based photographer Sam Hodges teamed up with the designer of HOS Leather, a bespoke lingerie brand to create a female empowering editorial that explores modern lingerie, sexuality and the modern woman. “In all of my work I like to create a mood. I’ve always been in love with cinematic lighting. During my youth, […]

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People, shoots

Tranformation Queen Allie X Talks the ‘X Identity’

Fresh off the release of her latest track “Focus”, we caught up with briefly with pop-synth enchantress, costume chameleon and performance queen Allie X just before her Pride performance in Los Angeles. Allie X is adored by the queer community, and for good reason, being an outspoken ally, who just completed the US pride circuit […]

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Fashion, shoots

Love Me Loco: Redefining the Femme Fatale

She’ll lust you, love you and leave you…with a broken heart and tortured soul. This wild temptress knows your darkest desires and dirtiest dreams and she’s not afraid to use them to get what she wants. Featuring artist Love Lee Bailey Savage @loveisbailey, ‘Love Me Loco’ is a celebration of the Medusa within us all, redefining the […]

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Fashion, shoots

‘Release Me’ Celebrates Punk as a State of Mind

Jordana Halperin is an honours student of RMIT fashion design who focuses on performative body versus performative materials. Through a process driven practice, she explores the human/psychological interface, questioning what fashion is, and whether emotion can be physically embedded into material. Working through themes of identity, rituals and the human experience, garments are used as […]

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People, shoots

Theyshootthem: My Queer Family

Theyshootthem is an Australian photographer, now based in Los Angeles who focuses on shooting the queer community, subcultures and their allies. In the shoot ‘My Queer Family’ they documented their many adventures with their tight-knit group of queer friends in Melbourne. Through their shared experiences as queer youth they became much more than friends, they were family, […]

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features, Lifestyle

JUST BE YOURSELF at LA Pride

We attended our first ever LA Pride on Sunday the 10th of June, and needless to say it will be our first of many! A contagious celebration of queer culture, inclusive to all, the streets were lined with colourful people dancing, singing and sharing their loving good vibes. Key floats included the Sense8 float, where […]

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People, shoots

Ethnically Ambiguous: Raw, Engaging and Extremely Necessary

We recently caught up with Anna Hossnieh and Shereen Younes, the powerful creative forces behind the podcast Ethnically Ambiguous. Ethnically Ambiguous gives an impactful insight into the treatment of women of color and offers a nuanced perspective on the Middle Eastern world. Anna and Shereen are easy to listen to, funny, and express their opinions […]

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