Fashion & Art, shoots

In the End, Ascension: Queer Divinity Draped in Affect Metals

As the world fades, we all must process and carry the weight of that decay. Featuring Affect Metals, “In the End, Ascension” seeks to visually process these themes, contemplating queer divinity, draped in chains, as the Earth wanes.  Credits Photographer: Abe Heath @sad__sack Model: Donovan Francisco Acuña @indigodon Accessories: Affect Metals @affect.metals

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Fashion & Art, shoots

‘Vulnerability Is Our Power’ Explores Queer Intimacy

‘Vulnerability Is Our Power’ is an exploration of queer intimacy and emotionality outside of societal norms that teach us that they are signs of weakness. We speak with our bodies to the power of connection, and the strength it takes to be truly vulnerable. Concepts of power in the world today leave us disconnected and […]

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Fashion & Art, shoots

Embellished Velour with Drag Artist Xerox Blac

‘Embellished Velour’ is a collaborative visual story between photographer Kyna Marie and drag artist Xerox Blac. The photographs were shot on medium format film in New York City, where both artists reside.  From Xerox Blac, “When I think of drag life, I think of nothing more than pure, honest art. It’s a way of expressing […]

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Fashion & Art, shoots

The Way Social Media Makes Me Feel

‘The Way Social Media Make Me Feel’ explores dark matters in bright depictions. Poor mental health doesn’t only come in forms of wearing all black and sad faces.  For social media in particular, we tend to put on a happy face and only show our best self to the world constantly portraying happiness and wealth with […]

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Fashion & Art, features

Crafting Recycled Metal into Works of Art with Santana

Oakland based visual artist Santana Bellas has evolved from a designer/photographer to full on craftsman. Santana’s new journey shows us that what may seem like a setback can actually open up to a whole new creative world. Join us as he takes us through his own soul cleansing process of jewelry making. Since I’ve known […]

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Fashion & Art, shoots

Malama: A Liberation from Guinean Morals & Rules

Mohamed’s conservative Guinean upbringing does not make room for dyed hair and vibrant styles. This series is less about rebellion, and more a document of Mohamed’s liberation from morals and rules that weren’t his own. Our goal was to create an outward physical representation of his inward change. The clothes and chains are a line […]

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