‘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”

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”

Bailey Roberts Shines a Light on First Time Voters in the Aloha State

Photographs and Text: Bailey Roberts, Additional Text: Remy Holwick Ed. Note: I grew up Haole (white/foreign/non-local) in Hawaii, and it would be impossible for me to present this story without presenting the history of the islands as I was taught it by those who were so generous as to let me call their land myContinue reading “Bailey Roberts Shines a Light on First Time Voters in the Aloha State”

Luke Abby and Carlos Darder Explore Love, Lust, and the Human Cost of Political Fallout in Puerto Rico

Photography: Luke Abby and Carlos Darder, Text: Luke Abby The majority of images presented in this series were photographed during one of the first trips Carlos and I took together to Puerto Rico in early 2020, shortly before the pandemic lockdown. Our local host told us of an abandoned hotel directly on the ocean thatContinue reading “Luke Abby and Carlos Darder Explore Love, Lust, and the Human Cost of Political Fallout in Puerto Rico”

Sean Pressley Invites Us All to Observe his Conversation with Black America

Images: Sean Pressley, Text: Remy Holwick. Sean Pressley is an American Photographer living and working in Brooklyn, New York, who uses documentary images chronicling his community, along with staged recreations of scenes from memory or imagination, to explore the intricacies and complex honesties in seemingly everyday moments, emotions, and routines. According to Pressley, ” I’ve alwaysContinue reading “Sean Pressley Invites Us All to Observe his Conversation with Black America”

Simbarashe Cha Says Goodbye To Summer with Vigo Summer: 1996

Video and Images: Simbarashe Cha, Text: Jess Mederos Vigo Summer 1996 is a short film and accompanying photographs bearing witness to the solitude of youth juxtaposed against the soul of a forgotten analog summer. Filmed in Galicia, Spain and originally released in 2018 in black and white, the short film is newly presented here remasteredContinue reading “Simbarashe Cha Says Goodbye To Summer with Vigo Summer: 1996”