Ariel Beesley is Here to do a Math Problem

Interview: Remy Holwick and Jess Mederos; Photos: Masterview Ariel Beesley is everywhere right now– literally dropping new songs left and right– so obviously she just dropped a live version of “Awake All Night” (and it’s a bop because of course it is) in the middle of it all to be just a little more everywhere.Continue reading “Ariel Beesley is Here to do a Math Problem”

The Accountability Project Brings Transparency to the Fashion Industry

Interview and Text: Jess Mederos Follow Accountability Project on instagram @accountabilityprojectnyc and support them on Patreon. The American Fashion Industry has an accountability problem. Industry insiders have long criticized the abuses artists and models face at the hands of “untouchable” bad actors within the fashion industry. Delayed payment, complete lack of payment, sexual harassment, threatsContinue reading “The Accountability Project Brings Transparency to the Fashion Industry”

American Scrapbook #1: John and Jonah

Photos and Text: John Ilmoniemi Welcome to the inaugural edition of the OPC American Scrapbook Series. This series encapsulates real stories of love, loss, and lived experiences through photography. If you have a story to tell please email us at hello@opcdigital.com . I first met Jonah in 1990 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida while I wasContinue reading “American Scrapbook #1: John and Jonah”

Luke Abby Documents Poland’s Struggle For Women’s Rights in a State of Religious Conservatism

Images: Luke Abby, Text: Jess Mederos On October 22, 2020, a constitutional tribunal in Warsaw effectively banned abortions in Poland. Before the decision, which cannot be appealed, Poland already touted some of the strictest abortion laws in the European Union, allowing for pregnancy terminations only for fetal abnormalities, threat to the mother’s health or inContinue reading “Luke Abby Documents Poland’s Struggle For Women’s Rights in a State of Religious Conservatism”

‘Double Vision’: Photographer May Daniels Shoots Lorien and Khaila Stevens

Photos: May Daniels, Styling: Byron Jesus, Hair: Lana Hunter, Makeup: Devyn McGant, Models: Lorien and Khaila Stevens, Text: Jess Mederos On a sunlit day in Los Angeles, Photographer May Daniels captures the love and beauty of sisters Lorien and Khaila Stevens. Discovered by artist SZA, the Missouri sisters are featured here in their debut fashionContinue reading “‘Double Vision’: Photographer May Daniels Shoots Lorien and Khaila Stevens”

We Have A Crush On D’Arcy

Text and Interview: Remy Holwick Meet D’arcy: she’s 17, she loves her dog, and she fabricated out of literally nowhere (and we do mean “literally nowhere”— D’Arcy is a cartoon) this month to drop “Crush”, one of our favorite pop singles of the year. Musically, “crush” excels— soaring through what could be well-travelled grunge-pop territory,Continue reading “We Have A Crush On D’Arcy”

Julian Louis Phillips and Sean Pressley In Conversation: Lived Experience in Art

Interview and Photographs: Sean Pressley Julian Louis Phillips and Sean Pressley are Brooklyn-born black artists. Phillips, a multimedia artist, has exhibited and performed throughout the Northeast US, and has received fellowships and residencies from More Art, Jamaica Center of Arts and Learning, and NARS Foundation. Pressley is a photographer whose clients include the New YorkContinue reading “Julian Louis Phillips and Sean Pressley In Conversation: Lived Experience in Art”

Alana Celii’s Meditative Search for Meaning in Iceland’s Rich Mythology

Text: Jess Mederos, Photography: Alana Celii, Photo Assistant: Daniel Dorsa, Styling: Jess Mederos, Assistant Stylist: Madison Martin, Makeup: Caitlin Wooters, Hair: Keita Higashi, Model: Nina Kelby American folklore is steeped in patriarchy. Colonization and the expansion westward, propelled by the “manifest destiny” concept of profound moral rightness under a male-gendered christian god, spread an oralContinue reading “Alana Celii’s Meditative Search for Meaning in Iceland’s Rich Mythology”

I Wish I Was As Cool As Daniella Valdez

Interview and text: Remy Holwick, Images: Astrid D. We need to talk about Daniella Valdez. The artist and model bears more than a passing resemblance to a Gen Z Patti Smith, and has as much magnetism, raw talent, and passion as an act ten times bigger.  Her stage act is raw and ambitious, with Valdez paintedContinue reading “I Wish I Was As Cool As Daniella Valdez”

Sharokh Mirzai’s Grounded Brooklyn Take on AW20

Photography: Sharokh Mirzai, Styling: Jess Mederos assisted by Maddie Shaver, Model: Destiny Allera at Calliber Models, Text: Remy Holwick. What relevance do labels hold when so much of our lives revolve around our own block? Photographer Sharokh Mizrai presents a grounded take on AW20 looks, where the clothing blends seamlessly into the neighborhood, translating elevatedContinue reading “Sharokh Mirzai’s Grounded Brooklyn Take on AW20”