DEZINE Issue 04

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INTERVIEW: ANGELA MARIANO We interview 19-year-old rising star of the modelling industry, Angela Mariano.

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INTERVIEW: HECTOR TRUNNEC Step into the world of renowned freelance illustrator, Hector Trunnec.

KAPIL MAHMUD Take a look through the lens of Muslim American photographer, Kapil Mahmud.




INSPIRED Keeping yourself inspired isn’t as easy as it sounds, but in the creative industry it’s something we’ve all got to do. We all experience moments where we are completely out of ideas and that comes with a lot of frustration. Recently I’ve had some bouts of feeling uninspired and all I can say is that the internet is a wonderful place. There’s always something there to get the creative juices flowing again. Hopefully the uninspired among you will find something to ignite the spark of creativity within the pages of this magazine.


S P E C I A L T H A N KS TO. . .





DESIGNERS/ARTISTS: Brandon Applewhite, Nick Ervinck, Edmund Lam, Dan Levin, Camille Miron-Sauvé, Edith Morin, Hector Trunnec

MODELS: Elvir Ali, Afreen Sen Chatterjee, Lisa Chen, Sakif Chowdhury, Shelly Denise, Kritika Khurana, Chloe King, Diana Krupa, Liza Kucherovska, Rhea Mahanta, Angela Mariano, Ramon Nunez, Ringsmaidi Nunisa, Sylwia Przybyla, Christina Santos, Param Sahib, Karolina Sawka, Sumaiya Sayef, Madhulika Sharma, Tj Singh, Deiondre Donte Smith, Christy Soeder, Shivi Tandon, Liana Haalan Wright-Mark

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Pritiza Barua, Joel Bear, Oliver De La Cruz, Baldwin Cunningham, Jordan Doner, Jarek Kasprowiak, Tim Knight, Zechariah Lee, Kapil Mahmud, Oleg Nagel, Alan David Padilla, Diego Palamino, Geraint Rowland, Dennis Tejero, Nick Tsirogiannidis, Святослав Гиндлер

WRITERS: Stephanie Benfield, Angela Tempest, Charlie Wilson


And a huge thank you to


Photographer: Zechariah Lee Model: Angela Mariano






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We interview 19-year-old

We interviewed Dani Poppitt


rising star of the modelling

and Marshall Gallagher of the

Charlie Wilson explores the

industry, Angela Mariano.

pop-duo Shallows.

importance of branding.









The design of Balsem is


We take a look at life through

Collecting and repurposing

inspired by the elements and

We interview renowned

the lens of Muslim American

objects that were considered

colours of Canadian nature.

illustrator, Hector Trunnec.

photographer, Kapil Mahmud.

no longer viable...







With Minimalist Design

Intrigued by the double meaning

See the work of Pritiza Barua,

you can say so much,

of petrified, Tim Knight reflects

a portrait and fashion

by saying so little.

that in photography.

photographer based in Delhi.
















Geraint Rowland shares shots of

Discover the story behind the

We take a look at stars of

street art from around the world.

Fearless Girl of Wall Street.

the 60’s at home.








“Photography is all about

Studio Nick Ervinck

Photographs taken by

Small city kid.

having a deep awareness of

explores the aesthetic

Jarek Kasprowiak, inspired by

Big city attitude.

one's true-self...”

potential of sculpture.

author, Franz Kafka.

Lots of talent.







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ANGELA MARIANO We recently spoke with 19-year-old up and coming model Angela Mariano. She told us her unique story of how she went from taking care of turtles in Costa Rica to appearing on the cover of DEZINE and all the bits in between and beyond!

Featured Photographers Zechariah Lee, Baldwin Cunningham, Oleg Nagel, Diego Palomino, Dennis Tejero, Alan David Padilla, Nick Tsirogiannidis, Святослав Гиндлер, Steve Cvatic, Jordan Doner

Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into modelling?

So I’m from Upstate New York and I always knew that I wanted to model. I’ve always been into art and fashion my entire life. My parents were both accountants and had desk jobs and were very much like ‘Oh you need to go to college and get a real job’ and that never really interested me ever from day one, I always knew that’s never been what I wanted. After High School I kinda had a freak out and really didn’t want to go to school so I, I wanted to help people so I volunteered in Costa Rica. I was working with kids and teaching them English, helping them with homework and things like that. Then I also was volunteering with sea turtles (laughs) taking data and also working with monkeys a little bit. Yeah, it’s so random! When I came back, I really liked Costa Rica and the weather so I applied to the

university of Hawaii, got in and was all set to go. And then, had kind of another freak out like “I don’t wanna go to school, I don’t wanna do this I really really wanna be in New York City – I wanna try modelling” and I like moved here with no plan I didn’t know anyone, I was by myself. I’d just turned 19. From there I just kinda met a bunch of photographers and small brands through instagram and that’s how I got started. I suppose that’s like the American Dream isn’t it? To just go away and try something?

Yeah, literally when I moved all my friends were like so concerned ‘Is Ange OK?’ “Ange is gonna be homeless’ but it’s working out! I never had a plan B. I don’t believe in those - plan A needs to work out. I want to earn my success, I don’t want anyone to just hand it to me.

I was by myself. I’d just turned 19. From there I just kinda met a bunch of photographers and small brands through instagram.

Is it something you’re doing full time?

Yeah, currently full time. I’ve been struggling with money a little bit because I didn’t realise ‘oh groceries and laundry and the subway’ that’s a big expense! I mean I knew it was going to be expensive, especially being in the city, it’s like you breathe and they take ten dollars right there. Everything is so much money, everything. I go to the grocery store and I see like three cantaloupes for two dollars, “OK I guess I’m having cantaloupe!” My boyfriend always is like aggravated with it a little bit, my parents – not to say that they’re not supportive – because I’m not in college or anything they’re kind of like “figure it out on your own”. Which in a way I kind of like because I’ve always been an independent person. But when I’m struggling with money a little bit it’s kind of frustrating for them to be like “Well, figure it out!” But then I got a cheque from a really big job and I had like $2,000 in my account and I’m like “Whoa, I’m ballin’ I could go to Mexico right now, I’ve never had this much money”

It works out, and now that I’m being signed I’ll have consistent work all the time, which is nice. So it’ll be a steady income from here on out?

Yeah and that’s all I really wanted, to just work a lot it’s not so much of like “Oh, I’m a model” the stereotypical stuck up image, I feel like people think of when they hear that. I just like the art of it, and working with different people and clothes. Actually it was interesting too because when me and Zech became really good friend the day I met him I met all these other instagram photographers too and I was gonna quit, I was planning on quitting and going back to school – it was a big self confidence boost like “No, you can’t quit – keep going” Everyone’s story is different too, I think about Giselle a lot, she’s like the model that’s made the most money and she went to 73 different agencies before before one said yes. Which is insane! It’s Giselle!

Speaking of Giselle, who are your main sources of inspiration from within the industry?

Definitely her, she’s one of them. I look up to Naomi Campbell a lot because she’s so iconic. I don’t know, I look up to a lot of people, especially the Victoria’s Secret girls like Adrianna Lima, because that was always my dream. She’s been doing that for a really long time, they’re gonna have to kick her out the door! I look up to Candice a lot too because she wasn’t originally meant to be someone who was with them, they were just using her as like a ‘fit model’ to like test the clothes that would go on the other girls. And someone was kind like “Wait a second…” (laughs) Everyone’s story is different, I don’t have one of those stories that’s like a traditional “I was in the mall and I got scouted” I thought it was gonna be that easy but it’s not. You work with a lot of photographers obviously, so I won’t ask you to pick your favourite. But what’s been your favourite project to work on so far?

Favourite project… There are so many! Actually, my favourite one that I’ve ever done I think, isn’t out yet but it was for ‘Off the Rails Magazine’ and it was this skate park thing that we were doing. I was in this skate park in Queens which

is really kind of industrial. I had to get up for that one at like three in the morning and I’m a monster if you have to wake me up. But it was so worth it, just going there and working with a team of people. And there was no one there too which was interesting because usually there are a lot of people at the park, but skaters don’t get up at 6am! The team definitely can make or break a project, if you’re working with awesome people then the whole shoot is awesome. I don’t like shoots that are very much like ‘Oh we need to do this’ and ‘Go! Go! Go!’ It’s not fun. How involved are you in the creative process of the shoot?

I think it definitely differs but I’ll have people that hit me up like “I have something edgy or artsy I want Ange for this”. Sometimes on a shoot too I feel like the photos that are the best are the ones that you don’t really plan out and don’t have any inspiration for, you are literally just hanging in the moment and the photographer just thinks of something. So there’s definitely some say, it’s not as though we get a lot of say, it’s like what I was saying before the people really make or break it. So if you really connect with someone you can all kind of have a say. Really though it’s the photographer’s vision.

What’s the best piece of advice you’d give someone that’s just starting out?

Stop giving a fuck what you look like, and just move. That’s what I would say. When I first started I was very stiff, because I cared what I looked like “Oh I have to by like this” you know, a pretty looking model. And I had someone say that to me “Just stop giving a fuck” and once you do that, it’s ten times better. If you’re not so involved with it, it looks more natural. I guess another thing is just don’t give up. I was told no so many times, so definitely don’t give up. Never let your fear of people judging you stop you from what you want to do. An Important thing to remember is that just because you don’t look like somebody who you think is attractive, doesn’t mean that you aren’t attractive. Flowers are pretty but so are christmas lights and they look nothing alike. Never compare yourself to other people. It’s not always as glamorous as people think it is, it’s still a full-time job with

long days, answering emails and sometimes requires working on a really cold day and trying not to look super uncomfortable. Photography is an art form, sometimes I think people can forget that. Most of the time you can find me in a messy bun and a giant Nike sweatshirt. Are you working on anything currently that you can tell our readers about?

One of my goals when I first moved to New York City, was to get signed with an agency; I’m about to be signed with Red Models so I’m most excited for that. That’s kind of the big step for me. My next goal is to walk in NYFW this upcoming September. It’s important to set new goals, do more and never play it safe. One time I was using a purple fluffyfeather pen in my history class and my teacher looked at me and said, “Ange, you need to take life more seriously.” I think about that moment a lot… Never take life too seriously, use a purple fluffy pen, do what makes you happy.

Stop giving a fuck what you look like, and just move. That’s what I would say.


SHALLOWS Shallows is Dani Poppitt and Marshall Gallagher, two imminent songwriter/producers living in Los Angeles. The project itself is the centre of an ambitious musical venn diagram; an attempt to erase the line between alternative and pop, underground and mainstream, grunge and glitter. By using sounds and melodies plucked from all decades and disciplines of music, Poppitt and Gallagher design songs with little regard for current fashion, while still respecting the craft of creating relevant pop hits. And of course, having a little too much fun in the process.

Photographer Joel Bear

Who is Shallows, and what is its origin story?

Shallows is a poppy glitter grunge band that will rip your heart out and makeup with you at the same time. We're a young band and our story is just beginning. We met at a house party, decided we were going to write a song together and we just started having fun and building a little catalogue. By the time the single "Summer Sucks" was done, we decided we had to make a band, and here we are just over a year later. With over 300K Spotify plays on your latest single Drive Away, what can you tell us about the song and the inspiration behind it?

Drive Away was just a story we built about a girl who's involved with a guy she can't reel in - the guy is constantly taking off and the love is unreciprocated. Sonically we wanted it to sound like a pop song, but with shoegaze guitar and synths that were a bit chillwave. It really is more

of that don't speak no doubt style song. It's a confessional call to that destructive person in your life whom you love and don't want to live without but might have to. Before the release of Drive Away, you released the 80’s feeling, retro-pop track Matter that proved an incredible play on words and wit. How did you write that?

We have a blast getting witty together. Usually one of us will have an idea and the other will expand on it. Most lyrics are pieces of conversations; our own truth that we grab onto. We usually start with a simple beat and Dani usually has a word or an idea to play off of. From there we just try to throw out fresh ideas until one of us says something and the other one goes "yes, that's so cool!". Then we rearrange it and build it up over the course of a month or two, and if we're still feeling it a few months down the line we'll keep it in the bank.

Shallows is a poppy glitter grunge band that will rip your heart out and makeup with you at the same time.

Your signature as a band is the ‘blurring of lines between alternative and pop’ which is evident in each single you release. Why is that, and what is the inspiration?

We think it's dumb for an artist these days to stick to one thing if you have the ability to experiment. We want to start every kind of band ever, but we can't, so we try to fit as many things we love into this project as we can, at the risk of it sounding contrived or too ridiculous. It's just for fun really. But we both have enough taste to recognize if something isn't working (hopefully), so it doesn't come out sounding like a million different artists smashed into a box. Ultimately, we think it’s a part of human nature to get bored with what we already know, so we have to switch it up and keep music interesting. The direction that music is heading in is beautiful. Pop is no longer pop, so we're seeing what we can get away with.

As for inspiration, the two of us listen to completely different music and all of our influences find a way into the Shallows tunes. We agree on some things, and we both know a good song when we hear one regardless of the genre. When someone listens to your music, what is it that you want them to feel?

We want our listeners to hear our songs and feel better. Like they can get through what they are going through. And ultimately, to experience all the love and all the feels! You are releasing a highlyanticipated EP this year. What can you tell us about that?

It is completely, 100% different sonically than the last two singles. We collaborated with some amazing people on this EP. It’s the darker side of Shallows. Like black glitter you know.

We want our listeners to hear our songs and feel better.

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The Importance of Branding Writer / Charlie Wilson

It's simple knowledge that good branding is integral to a company’s success , But with society now firmly planted in the digital age, perhaps more than ever, companies are being forced to think outside the box to create a truly significant and powerful brand identity. Successful and memorable branding is certainly something that businesses should strive in order to command a presence in their market sector. How can this be achieved ? Whilst there's no easy guide to achieving powerful brand identity there's certainly many things that can be done to ensure you're hitting the high notes of brand awareness. Start with the Internet , the axis of modern day advertising. Love it or hate it , digital media has all but ousted the print platform entirely and a good brand should sit strongly on the multi faceted World Wide Web. … .whether that be Facebook, Twitter or one of those annoying pop-up advertisements, there'll be millions of eyes on it. Now what exactly should those millions of eyes be seeing? A clear, succinct and memorable brand, something that represents what a company or their product stands for: Brand leadership (or aspirations to become brand leaders), trust, confidence and appeal It's a key factor of

why branding is vital to success. By conveying your company values in your brand you create a personal connection with consumers, leading to brand loyalty. Strong loyalty to a brand is certainly hard to build and keep. Coca Cola and Apple are examples of having achieved loyalty and 100% brand recognition with their iconic logo designs helping to achieve the highest sales within their market sector. Successful branding is not just an iconic logo, not just a catchy slogan and it's not just a heartwarming TV advert you see after Britain’s Got Talent. A successful brand encapsulates everything a company stands for, and spreads that information to everyone that sees it, it builds up a positive reputation, a positive credibility, positive customer recognition, and gives a company the competitive edge in an ever growing market… and that is simple knowledge.


BALSEM The design and the ingredients of Balsem are inspired by the elements and colours of Canadian nature, but with a modern point of view. Every texture of the packaging is custom and handmade. The same goes for the font of the logo.

Design Edith Morin, Camille Miron-SauvĂŠ and Edmund Lam for Modasuite inc.




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HECTOR TRUNNEC We chatted with Fine Arts Graduate and Freelance Illustrator Hector Trunnec, an artist behind great projects like Midnight Persons, Metal made flesh and many other great pieces. Hector has also produced a series of amazing celebrity portraits. He spoke to us about his life and inspirations.

Artwork Hector Trunnec

Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?

Which has been your favourite project to work on?

I have a boring life, I’m always drawing haha. Luckily for me, my work is also my main hobby, so when I'm not working I don’t know what to do with my free time. Except for perhaps one thing, I have an addiction… Assembling Gundam kits, but it’s an expensive addiction, so I only get to do that about two or three times a year.

I enjoy all of the comic projects I get to work on. And I like to draw Gundams a lot too, unfortunately I haven’t had the time lately to do that.

What is it that attracted you to comics, what are your favourite comics/graphic novels?

When I was seven years old, my grandfather bought me a Dragonball comic, and I haven’t stopped reading comics ever since. I start reading Akira at sixteen (too late) and it became my favourite comic. And it still is. How did you come to establish such a distinctive style?

I never think about having a distinctive style. I think when I was a child I was worried about that, but not anymore, now I only think of enjoy drawing, and that I have to draw what I’d like to find in a comic, what I search for when I go to the comic shop.

Who or what are your main sources of inspiration?

I buy lots of comics every month just to inspire me with the art. And Otomo, the Japanese manga artist behind Akiri, is the biggest influence on my art. Other artists I drawn influence from are Moebius, Inoue, Capullo, Ribic, Charest, but there are many more. I also find that the cinema is another great source of inspiration. What are you currently working on, is there anything we should be looking out for?

Now I’m working on a comic called Revel7ious. It’s a graphic novel based on a toy range. I’ll be working on it for about one year. It’s going to be a long process!

When I was seven years old, my grandfather bought me a Dragonball comic, and I haven’t stopped reading comics ever since.


KAPIL MAHMUD A photography enthusiast since high school, Kapil Mahmud is finally taking reign of his Instagram account to display the world through his eyes. Focusing mostly on portraits and street photography, Kapil prioritizes quality over quantity and takes inspiration from photographers like 12headedboy, angkurn, gibsterg, luizclas, and bryanadamc.

Featured Models Sakif Chowdhury, Christy Soeder, Sumaiya Sayef, Sakif Chowdhury, Deiondre Donte Smith, Liana Haalan Wright-Mark, Elvir Ali, Shelly Denise, Ramon Nunez, Christina Santos, Lisa Chen

Kapil is based in Brooklyn, NY working as a Business Analyst. His love for photography comes to life during the weekend where he loves to collaborate with other Instagrammers. Currently he is working on A Tale of Tones, a feature page that focuses on the story behind the photos' subject or theme. Simultaneously, he is also working on a blog detailing his travels, photography, and life as a Muslim American.

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DAN LEVIN After graduating as an art major from Cal State Northridge in the 1980’s, Dan Levin moved into a warehouse in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles and began painting between gigs as a graphic designer. He affixed found objects from the streets into his paintings but soon realized he wasn’t a very good painter. Collecting and repurposing objects that were considered no longer viable, became his obsession. Moving shop to Santa Barbara in 1986 he continued honing his skills as a designer and assemblage artist until his path was altered by a chance encounter in 2013 with a vintage deck of well worn playing cards. “I’ve always been fascinated by the history of playing cards. I often visited magic shops in NYC in the 70’s when I was a kid and even thought about becoming a magician for a minute there. A few years ago I was trying to incorporate a deck of vintage cards into a sculpture that I was fabricating. I stared at the deck for a while and for some inexplicable reason, began cutting cards, literally. On the first few decks I cut through to the faces of the King or Queen. But after turning the deck over and working with the various patterns on each deck, I cut through to the heart of the deck ... the Ace of Hearts (well, sometimes the 2 or 8 if the truth must be known)." "300+ decks later and I’m still obsessed with card cutting. I cut cards almost everyday. My eyesight is definitely taking a hit but I’m planning on keeping this going as long as I can see.” Dan Levin’s Lonely Hearts are available at and at the following galleries: Yard Dog Art - Austin TX, Gary Gibson - Los Angeles CA and EBK Gallery - Hartford CT

Lonely Hearts Featured Collection






Minimalist Design Writer / Stephanie Benfield

You can say so much, by saying so little. Minimalist design may seem small, simple and hardly a design trend in itself. As a design movement, minimal design is arguably the biggest, while also being the smallest. It is hugely significant, while not perhaps being particularly popular. However, it is one of the most successful design trends for its ability to penetrate almost every field. From minimalist web design to cinematography, painting to cars, minimalism is everywhere. Strip it down

So how can you adopt minimalist design? In truth, you can embrace minimalism in almost everything you do. Just consider the essential elements that are key to your message and take away everything that isn’t crucial. This may seem hard to do, we often add more to help with clarity and understanding, but in fact, you will often improve the user experience by stripping your content down to the bare essentials. The motto for minimalism: Less is more You can try minimalism with almost everything in life, from getting dressed in the morning – where you remove accessories to create a simple silhouette focusing on key wardrobe items - to sending a text message where you strip away the unnecessary ‘fluff ’ and keep your message direct, sending only necessary information.

Is it functional?

The key message to remember when adopting minimalist design into your work or life is the constantly ask yourself: can it function? Your minimalistic design will be successful if you have stripped back the content, but it still has clarity and understanding. Three essential elements of minimalist design:

Wide open space One of the biggest pitfalls with the minimalistic design is the compulsion to fill the space. We often want to maximise elements in a space to show excellence in a limited way, however with minimalism; you should allow for the white space to be present, it will help to emphasise your subject further. Devil in the detail Another important element to consider is the detail. In design, you may add detail to fill spaces or to enhance an existing message. In minimalism, every detail you add is critical. Think about the feeling you want to portray and only add the detail that is vital for this message to come across. Subtract rather than add When creating your minimalist design, you want it to be perfect. The best way to do this is to keep removing elements, rather than adding more.You may decide something works better that you need to add in, but before you implement it, can you take something away first?


PETRIFIED Petrified - (of organic matter) changed into a stony substance; ossified. Petrified - so frightened that one is unable to move; terrified I was intrigued by the double meaning of the word petrified and wanted to reflect that in the photographs that I have chosen.

Photographer Tim Knight

“The human world of stones is caught in organic metaphors like flies in amber.Words come from flesh and hairs like plants. Carnelian is from carnal, from flesh. Serpentine and lizardite are stone reptiles; phylite is leafy green” AS Byatt ‘A Stone Woman’

The Woman Tregardock There is a phenomena called Pareidolia wherein humans interpret random patterns, shadows and light as human faces. In the case of rocks these facial forms are called mimetoliths. Within the rocks of Tregardock Beach is this form, she's beautiful isn't she? I think of this remote beach at night-time belonging to her as her stone turns back to flesh and she baths within the waterfall, under the stars?

The Boy Within The Tree In the Seventh Circle of Hell in Dante's Inferno suicides are transformed into gnarled bushes and trees and this is my representation of this story. I was also fascinated by the idea as a child of being lost in the woods and maybe being captured by some sadistic spirit who would turn my trespassing flesh into wood.

Silhouette Strangles Beach Strangles Beach is on the far North Coast of Cornwall it is beautiful now and because to get there you have to descend a precipitous path it is often entirely free of people. It was, however, in the days of sail a death trap. A local saying of the time went “From Pentire Point to Hartland Light, a watery grave by day or night". One day I saw this figure silhouetted in the surf and wondered how many other figures had been washed ashore onto this exquisite but lonely strand.

Stannon Stone Circle The Cornish explained the stone circles within their county as being the petrified remains of those that defied God and dared to dance, play sport or make music on the Sabbath.

Raglan Barracks Plymouth I came across this extraordinary figure in the ruined Crimean War barracks in Plymouth. The figure was made out of some strange sticky substance and to this day I do not know whether it was natural or whether it was man made. At the time, and when I look at it now it reminds me of those poor souls vaporised by the atomic bombs and whose legacy is the shadow cast by their bodies permanently imprinted on the wall by which they last stood.

Shadow Garrow Farm The ruins of Garrow Farm underneath Garrow Tor on Bodmin Moor are as remote a place as you can find in Cornwall. When I took this photograph I was feeling very bleak and the shadow stretching its claw across the deserted farm house seemed to be the same as the one within my head reaching out to touch everything that I saw and felt.

Water Lily Tuber Surely, this is the face of a monster from a nightmare and yet from it spring the flowers that graced the pool painted by Monet.


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PRITIZA BARUA “I am Pritiza Barua, a portrait and fashion photographer based in Delhi, India. I have been taking pictures for the longest time and to be honest, it all started with a basic digital camera. I was gifted a DSLR by my folks due to my keen interest in photography. I grew up in a beautiful state called Assam and there was always too much to capture, be it the sunsets or the bugs and butterflies.�

Featured Models Madhulika Sharma, Kritika Khurana, Afreen Sen Chatterjee, Shivi Tandon Param Sahib, Ringsmaidi Nunisa, Rhea Mahanta, Kritika Khurana, Tj Singh

“I only took this forward when I went to college with a bunch of talented creative heads in the University of Delhi and a few of my mentors pushed me to continue this. I had discovered my forte as portraits by the end of college but fashion happened right after that. I always took every opportunity I was offered and worked day and night because there’s nothing more beautiful than pursuing what you love to do. It might have been a struggle at times but I never felt the pressure because it was always fun.Every minute is a new opportunity and I have learnt a little with every passing day and there’s so much to learn from the people I meet, the places I go , the music I listen to, the films I watch and the books I read. I’m lucky i grew up in a place that only cleared my vision whichever direction I turned. The calmness in capturing human emotions came about with my ability to connect with people with ease. I believe in capturing my subject’s when they are most comfortable and when they are truly themselves. I believe in no make up and in simplicity. I strongly feel the world is not complicated but we tend to make it one, we should clearly learn to simplify and that’s what I aim at when I take pictures. Softness exist so capture the world and it’s true self.”


Geraint Rowland Photographer


try to combine street photography with street art in a complementary way. By adding a human element into the frame you can often enhance the artwork that already exists. Through timing and placement you can end up with an image in which life imitates the art itself. Here is a selection of street art photography from various places I have travelled around the World. Due to the bright and vivid colours of the street art I prefer to present the images in colour as opposed to black and white.

“Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place” – Banksy (Wall and Piece)

Taken in the multicultural neighbourhood of Raval in Barcelona, Spain. The art on this wall is constantly changing, I like this fleeting moment of life mimicking the art.

Long faces in the historic centre of Mexico City.

Synchronisation on the streets in Santiago, Chile.

The dog and his double, ValparaĂ­so, Chile.

A Day of the Dead reveller walks past some crude but poignant graffiti in Mexico City. 'La Historia es Nuestra Venceremos/History is ours, we will overcome'.

A street performer practises amongst the graffiti in Barcelona, Spain.

A Storm Trooper attacks in the Condesa neighbourhood in Mexico City.

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Who is the Fearless Girl of Wall Street? Writer / Angela Tempest

For anyone who has visited or seen pictures of Wall Street, the famous Charging Bull or Wall Street Bull statue is an unmissable feature. The bull has dominated the street since it was installed in 1989 but this March, the bull gained company in the form of a new status called Fearless Girl. So, who commissioned this new statue and what is the story behind her? The statue arrives

The meaning of the statue

At first, an asset management company who manage some $2.5 trillion in assets doesn’t seem like the kind of company who would erect a status of a young Latino girl. But that’s exactly what State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) did on the eve of International Women’s Day in March 2017. The statue is 50 inches (130 cm) in height and weights some 250 pounds (110 kg). She stands facing the full, defiant and strong with her hands on her hips at the intersection of Broadway and Whitehall Street in Manhattan’s Bowling Green. She was created by Kristen Visbal and is made from bronze. Before her is a plaque that reads: "Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference"

But why would the company install this statue? The statue was part of an advertising campaign developed by McCann New York to help SSgA celebrate their first anniversary of their ‘Gender Diversity Index’. This is a fund that invests in UK large-capitalisation companies who have achieved gender diversity in their senior leadership – in other words, they invest in companies that employ an equal number of women in top jobs as they do men. The concept was the work of Senior Art Director Lizzie Wilson and Senior Copywriter Tali Gumbiner and the location is no accident. The idea was to create Fearless Girl to ‘send a message’ about gender diversity and to encourage more big companies to recruit women for their top roles. The quote on the plaque also has double meaning as the SHE is the NASDAQ ticker symbol for SSgA’s fund.

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There’s no doubt that the statue has had an immediate impact. In fact, the company saw a 347% increase in the size of the SHE fund following the installation of Fearless Girl. The statue has generated a huge number of free mentions in the press for State Street and the statue itself has been valued at anywhere from $27-38 million. But it is about more than press and making money. The status won three Grand Prix awards at the Cannes Lions ads festival recently in France, showing the power of art in advertising and to raise awareness of an issue – gender diversity in this case.

Of course, for everyone who loved it, there were those who criticised the statue. Some called it a publicity stunt and accused the company of using feminist as a marketing tool. And the creator of the Charging Bull, Arturo Di Modica, was said to have demanded Fearless Girl be removed for ‘distorting the meaning of his artwork’. Whether this happens or not is so far unclear.


S TA R S AT HOME 1960s We take a look at a selection of shots straight from the homes of the iconic stars of the 1960’s.

Photo Credits All photographs: © Fine art prints of all images available at

Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward at home in Hollywood, California, 1965. Photo by David Sutton.

Steve McQueen Steve McQueen at his Hollywood Hills home on Solar Drive, 1960. Photo by Sid Avery.

Lee Liberace Lee Liberace at home in his walk-in closet, c.1960. Photo by Eric Skipsey.

Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood at home, 1961

Jayne Mansfield Jayne Mansfield at home in Beverly Hills with son Zoltan and daughter Mariska (Mariska Hargitay of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” – Mariska’s father is Mickey Hargitay, a Hungarian-born former Mr. Universe). Tragically, on June 29, 1967, Jayne Mansfield was killed in an auto accident. Photo taken in 1964 by Bud Gray.

Debbie Reynolds Debbie Reynolds at home with her children Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher, 1960. Photo by Sid Avery.

Leonard Nimoy & Sandra Zober Leonard Nimoy at home with his wife Sandra Zober, 1966. Photo by Gunther

Adam West Adam West at home during a GQ photo layout, 1966. Photo by Chester Maydole.

Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra gives Christmas gifts to Nancy Sinatra at home, c.1966. Photo by Ted Allan.

William Shatner William Shatner at home, c.1963. Photo by Joe Shere.

Nancy Sinatra Nancy Sinatra at home, 1967. Photo by David Sutton.

Charlton Heston Charlton Heston at home, c.1967. Photo by David Sutton.

DeForest Kelley DeForest Kelley at home in the San Fernando Valley, California, June 1968. Photo by Gene Trindl.

Dean Martin & Jeanne Martin Dean Martin and wife Jeanne at home in Brentwood, California, 1961. Photo by Sid Avery.

James Coburn James Coburn relaxing at home, 1966. Photo by David Sutton.


“Photography is all about having a deep awareness of one's true-self, whether you're a photographer or model, by breaking out of your shell and exposing a hidden side of ourselves to the world . Chloe and I set out to a location on the edge of Greeley near the highway that has a large field filled with dry grass, thorny bushes and isolated cement walls. Our purpose was to leave the comfort zone of the city and steer away from "spectacular" scenery's and focus our efforts through imagination and creativity to expose Chloe's true-self through photography in order to generate art that is distinctive, genuine and authentic.�

Oliver de la Cruz Photographer


NICK ERVINCK Fostering a cross-pollination between the digital and the physical, Nick Ervinck (°1981, Belgium) explores the boundaries between various media. Studio Nick Ervinck applies tools and techniques from new media, in order to explore the aesthetic potential of sculpture, 3D prints installation, architecture and design.

Featured Project Plant Mutation Project

OLNETOP, 2010 - 2012 | iron, polyurethane, polyester | 820 x 705 x 615 cm | 22,8 x 277,6 x 242,1 inches

The idea of mutation and manipulation has always appealed to Nick Ervinck’s imagination. In the ‘plant mutation’ series, he uses 3D experiments to explore ideas of both organic and genetically engineered life forms.

SNIBURTAD, 2011 - 2012 | 3D print | 41 x 35 x 33 cm | 16,1 x 13,8 x 13 inches

Nick Ervinck created an openness that will attract the viewer to consider his work from different angles. These works have both a poetic and a critical social dimension. On the one hand, the sculptural contradictions, such as inside/outside and rough/smooth, make these works purely poetic. The visual language of these organic sculptures has a surprising impact.


TAW, 2014 | 3d print (VeroClear) | 42 x 40 x 20 cm | 16,5 x 15,7 x 7,9 inches | 3D Printed on a Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 Multi-material 3D Printer

For the design of these excessive and futuristic organic shapes, Nick Ervinck derives inspiration from the 18th century Meissen vases that he saw at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. These vases are lavishly decorated with plants, animals and creatures that can seem more beautiful than their originals in the natural world. While this Rococostyle porcelain is a testament to great craftsmanship, it also has an absurd side, a combination that Ervinck strongly admires. While Rococo and Baroque are not styles that many people enjoy today, these artistic forms of plant mutation are an ode to the aspirations of that generation of sculptors.

AELBWARTS, 2013 | SLS 3D print | 28 x 23 x 25 cm | 11 x 9,1 x 9,8 inches

On the other hand, these works question how far we can or should go in manipulating food. Research into crop mutation is not new. Following the Second World War, the socalled “Atoms for Peace� programme was established to look into ways to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. In the gardens of national laboratories in Europe and the former Soviet Union, plants were irradiated in such a way that different varieties could be produced. With these diseaseresistant mutations scientists hoped to solve the problem of food shortage. It is not known if these genetically manipulated crops effectively meant an improvement to public health, but it did seem that now scientists could play God. Today, teams of researchers continue to look for ways to optimize our crops and food security. Ervinck is fascinated by the idea of an engineered world. The virtual world gives him a radical tool to control and manipulate things. But there’s a downside: the combining of genetic material and the mixing of natural organs with robotics raises ethical issues that are not easy to resolve. What about the rapidly evolving potential of 3D printing? Will we soon be able to print organs and living organisms at will?

NABEKIESAV, 2013 - 2014 | SLS 3D print | 58 x 52 x 29 cm | 22,8 x 20,5 x 11,4 inches

The three “strawberry sculptures” AELBWARTS, NABEKIESAV and NABEKIEARTS are the result of an exchange between Nick Ervinck and Dr A.P.M. Ton den Nijs, a scientist at the Plant Breeding Department of Wageningen University. This department holds a patent for the cultivation of a genetically manipulated variety of strawberry. Using the plant’s own DNA, the researchers developed a new strawberry variety that is resistant to fruit rot. It requires fewer pesticides and has a longer shelf life than a natural strawberry. With NABEKIESAV, this hybridization process is carried to the extreme. The leaves of the strawberry plant gradually change colour. A utopian, almost surreal strawberry seems to grow from the vase and be held together by a skeleton. The vase seems about to spring into life.Viewed from the side, the support does not seem static but to have movement, as though it was the legs of a woman in a skirt. Ervinck sets out to create the illusion that his sculptures may suddenly come to life.

‘Between Earth and Heaven, PAK - Brugge, BE’ by ‘Luc Dewaele’ in 2017

The influence of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, is also very evident. In this traditional art form, the vase, stems and leaves are as much a part of the composition as the flowers. The focus is more on the shape and the lines than on the colours or the flowers themselves. Each arrangement must also include stems that symbolize heaven, earth and humanity.

EDGNEM, 2016 | Ceramics | 23 x 19 x 19 cm | 9 x 7,5 x 7,5 inches

With these plant mutation sculptures, Nick Ervinck investigates how he can use today’s techniques to transcend or continue the craftsmanship of the past. Both his ceramic sculptures as well as the 3D-printed works are also the result of meticulous craftsmanship. Ervinck explores how to create dynamic, complex and detailed organic structures, pushing the boundaries of what we call ‘realistic’. His work reinvents classical sculpture through a cross-fertilization between innovation and tradition and does so in a purely contemporary context.

NABEKIARTS, 2013 - 2014 | SLS 3D print | 61 x 49 x 60 cm | 24 x 19,3 x 23,6 inches


KAFKA These photographs are inspired by Franz Kafka, a great author from the beginning of 19th century. The editorial shows a short story based in the small town of Sokolowsko. We are walking on the mysterious and unknown streets of the town like an explorers looking for its secrets and trying to solve a mystery. Wondering what the main characters of the editorial can be hiding.

Photography Jarek Kasprowiak Featured Models: Diana Krupa, Karolina Sawka, Sylwia Przybyla, Liza Kucherovska Make up & hair: Sylwia Przybyla All clothes: Vintage style (clothes borrowed from Teatr Dramatyczny in Walbrzych)

BRANDON APPLEWHITE “I don't have a crazy background. Small city kid. Big city attitude. Lots of talent. Born and raised in Clarksdale, Ms. A home of the blues. A small town full of deep, soulful music. Other than the history though there isn't much for the present so you had to use your imagination...�

Artwork Brandon Applewhite


Music was my 1st love. I grew up gaining a real ear for live instrumentation and vocals, so naturally it was something I wanted to pursue. I dabbled in a few instruments but nothing stuck, so I sang...a lot. I did a few cover performances here and there back home and around Memphis Tn, but again nothing substantial enough to stick. Don't get me wrong, I was good but I never cared enough to pursue it aggressively. That was one of my biggest issues growing up. I didn't have many influences nor did I have much encouragement from the people around me. No one really pushing or saying you can make something of this. I grew up without structure. I was smart and reasonably responsible so people just let me do what I wanted. I waded on my own experiences. It gave me the freedom to form my own ideals and shape my own identity, but no sense of real structure. With that came the struggles of reality. Dropping out of college. Missing opportunities. Jobs just to afford the things I had to afford, but no real progression. From those struggles came art. I've been drawing since the age of two. No training. No schooling. I always just did it. ART IS MY ESCAPE. I'm a free spirit. I don't do so well with rules or rubrics. I just like to be and art allows that. It's a passion of mines. A hobby that takes up lots of my time. Well that, books, movies and video games. Which are all artforms in themselves. I see art in everything. There are no constraints or margins to being artistic.You can be as conventional or as unconventional you'd like to be. Art, no matter the form, is the one and only true freedom that exist in this world. My work...My work is random. My work comes from everywhere and everything. Anything and anyone can be a source of inspiration for my art. My mind in ways is still that of a child. It’s just a constant rotation of vivid imaginations. Which is reflected in the things I do, from the Animé and French Noire films I watch to the Neo Soul &

Disney Collection in my ears. I haven't lost the things that the pursuit of the “AMERICAN DREAM” doesn't afford you the time to keep. It may hinder me at times, but I'm still all about exploration and new experiences. Adventures. I'm still about finding myself. There's no crowd I aim to please. No style I'm reaching for. I'm about this one day and that the next. The constant in my life is that I feel it is about living not just being alive. It's all about the inspirations and how things makes you feel. There's this quote I love it's from the late Bruce Lee. It goes: "Be formless, shapeless like water.You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.You put water into a bottle, It becomes the bottle.You put water into a teapot, It becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend!" Of course everyone has there own interpretation of said quote, but I personally feel that he's saying to conform less. It's about an unconditional acceptance of one's self and fearlessly being who you are despite of everything around you insisting otherwise. Being calm and comfortable is a state of mind you should aim to attain. It's a feeling you can't buy or be given. I'm 28 now; It took me 25 odd years and many different experiences to come to this understanding. Becoming water has been my process the last year or so. With that notion comes exploration, an acceptance of new things and untraveled roads. So...Here I am, now based out of Florida, creating, learning and exploring. My platform is a little different. All of my digital work is done on my Samsung Galaxy Note 5. I don't have the tools that most do. There is no pricey digital studio. My pen doesn't fill lines or cut, copy and paste for me. I'm not skilled in graphic design. I'm not even a digital artist so to speak. I'm still just drawing and colouring lines. I have a phone. I have a sketchbook app. I have an imagination and most importantly...a vision. That's it. Sit back and enjoy my bumpy ride.

This is the section where take a minute to show some appreciation for our awesome submitters. If you have a submission for the next issue just fire it over to with a bit of info. Thanks to all who submitted for this issue!

Selected Projects

REVIVAL Shaun Mulhern has created a Psychedelic music/ pop culture magazine inspired by the 60's psychedelic movement and artists like Wes Wilson. The Magazine is called REVIVAL, it will focus on fashion trends being revived back in 2017. It will also focus on music, film, and the revival if vinyl records.

IMAGINATION Artist: Nicholas Chong Reality is for the people who lack of imagination If a cat can turn into a bus, a fish can turn into a castle, a mask can turn into a mysterious ghost, why not a pen turn into a dragonfly. Imagine it, let your creative mind flow, stop saying impossible.


Elvir Ali Instagram:

Brandon Applewhite Website: Instagram:

Model featured in Kapil Mahmud’s feature. Artist and illustrator featured in this issue.

Pritiza Barua Instagram: Behance:

Afreen Sen Chatterjee Instagram: Model featured in Pritiza Barua’s feature.

A portrait and fashion photographer based in Delhi, India.

Lisa Chen

Sakif Chowdhury



Model featured in Kapil Mahmud’s feature.

Model featured in Kapil Mahmud’s feature.

Oliver De La Cruz Website: Instagram:

Baldwin Cunningham Instagram: Photographer whose work features in Angela Mariano’s interview.

Oliver is a 27 year-old photographer based out of Greeley, CO in the United States.

Shelly Denise

Jordan Doner



Model featured in Kapil Mahmud’s feature.

Photographer whose work features in Angela Mariano’s interview.

Jarek Kasprowiak

Kritika Khurana



Portrait and fashion photographer whose work features in ‘Kafka’

Model featured in Pritiza Barua’s feature.

Chloe King Instagram: Model featured in ‘Feel Your Existence’ by Oliver De La Cruz.

Diana Krupa

Tim Knight Website: “I still use slide film for my photographs because it 'sees' the world in a way that is subtly different from the way that I see it, leading me to always being nervous and surprised when I first hold the finished transparencies with their miniature worlds captured on a tiny sliver of plastic up against the light. Sometimes the surprise is a disappointing one, when I had convinced myself that I had taken a sure- fire winner of a picture only for the finished article to be something that is only fit for the bin but at other times I have been thrilled to see that something that I thought would be entirely ordinary is revealed as a little magical instead.”

Liza Kucherovska (Spotmanagement) Instagram:

Model featured in ‘Kafka’. Model featured in ‘Kafka’.

Zechariah Lee Website: / Instagram:

Dan Levin Instagram: Website: Etsy:

Photographer whose work features in Angela Mariano’s interview. "One man's trash is another man's career." Collecting and repurposing objects that were considered no longer viable, became an obsession for Dan Levin. Moving shop to Santa Barbara in 1986 he continued honing his skills as a designer and assemblage artist until his path was altered by a chance encounter in 2013 with a vintage deck of well worn playing cards...

Rhea Mahanta

Kapil Mahmud



Model featured in Pritiza Barua’s feature.

A photography enthusiast since high school, Kapil Mahmud is finally taking reign of his Instagram account to display the world through his eyes. Focusing mostly on portraits and street photography, Kapil prioritises quality over quantity.

Angela Mariano

Edith Morin



We recently spoke with 19-year-old up and coming model Angela Mariano. She told us her unique story of how she went from taking care of turtles in Costa Rica to appearing on the cover of DEZINE and all the bits in between and beyond!

Designer, Frank & Oak Branding.

Oleg Nagel

Ramon Nunez



Photographer whose work features in Angela Mariano’s interview.

Model featured in Kapil Mahmud’s feature.

Ringsmaidi Nunisa

Alan David Padilla



Model featured in Pritiza Barua’s feature.

Photographer whose work features in Angela Mariano’s interview.

Diego Palamino

Sylwia Przybyla



Photographer whose work features in Angela Mariano’s interview.

Model featured in ‘Kafka’.

Geraint Rowland Facebook: @geraintrowlandphotography Instagram: @geraint_rowland_photography

Christina Santos Instagram: Model featured in Kapil Mahmud’s feature.

Photographer and regular DEZINE Contributor, Geraint travels the world and shares his photojournals with us and our readers.

Param Sahib

Karolina Sawka



Model featured in Pritiza Barua’s feature.

Model featured in ‘Kafka’.

Sumaiya Sayef

Madhulika Sharma



Model featured in Kapil Mahmud’s feature.

Model featured in Pritiza Barua’s feature.

Shallows Facebook: Website: Instagram: Twitter: Shallows is a poppy glitter grunge band that will rip your heart out and makeup with you at the same time. It is the centre of an ambitious venn diagram; an attempt to erase the line between alternative and pop, grunge and glitter; underground and mainstream.

Tj Singh Instagram: Model featured in Pritiza Barua’s feature.

Deiondre Donte Smith

Christy Soeder



Model featured in Kapil Mahmud’s feature.

Model featured in Kapil Mahmud’s feature.

Dennis Tejero

Shivi Tandon Instagram:


Model featured in Pritiza Barua’s feature.

Photographer whose work features in Angela Mariano’s interview.

Nick Tsirogiannidis Instagram: Photographer whose work features in Angela Mariano’s interview.

Hector Trunnec Behance: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Freelance illustrator. Graduate in Fine Arts. We interviewed Hector for this issue.

Charlie Wilson

Liana Haalan Wright-Mark



Born in Leeds, England. Charlie is a freelance writer, aged 19.

Model featured in Kapil Mahmud’s feature.

Святослав Гиндлер

Nick Ervinck



Photographer whose work features in Angela Mariano’s interview.

Fostering a cross-pollination between the digital and the physical, Nick Ervinck (°1981, Belgium) explores the boundaries between various media.

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