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VOLUME 06 FREE LIKE ALCERS AFTER MAKING OUT WITH STRANGERS



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ED’s note As I have ran out of words to express my delightfulness to get to do what I do, and have yet to experience the mundane nature of a proper day job, since that I am still studying, here is the latest issue. The forthcoming issue will mark the 2nd Anniversary of the project, and to celebrate this very special number, I will be collaborating with a great range of young talent to come up with (cross my fingers) undisputed original content. Hopefully, the edition will come out in time, as you only get to be two once. Peace, M.

Creative Director & Founder Michael Cheung info.freshmag@yahoo.com Marketing & Advertisement collab.freshmag@yahoo.com Contributors Bridget Collins Bruce Mackay Calista Goh Elizabeth Allen Emily Wordsworth Greg Buntain Ian Collings Kin Wai Cheung Lukasz Weirzbowski Selina Betts Sophie Traverse Cover Art Lukasz Weirzbowski lukaszwierzbowski.com Reproduction in whole or part without written permission from the Publisher is strictly prohibited. While ever reasonable care is taken for editorial contributions, no responsibility will be assumed for return of materials. Opinions expressed or implied in FRESH are solely those of writers, and are not necessarily well thought out, or endorsed by the Editor or Publisher. Š 2013 Fresh Magazine.


text Emily Wordsworth

Huh

all clean Pronounced “Chee-O-Meh”, Chiyome keeps it clean with minimal lines and subtle colour variations, the kind of accessory that will match anything we throw on, but we’re more concerned with their clean production process. Green is in and on the minds of designers. We hope they don’t mind us saying, they remind us of the great Alexander Wang with all their streamlined goods, which by the way, are made in NYC using localized materials. The brand definitely channels Japanese ancestry, and much like traditional Japanese living, the bags exude a simpler state in life. chiyome.com

gender battle Based around his love for a man in a good suit, and his fascination with draping of materials, Florent Tosi is all adamant about elegance. His latest creations titled “ce qui est beau est toujours bizarre” ... which we can only spot the word bizarre, was built through studying the male body, and deconstructing suits in order to see the geometric detailing. His androgynous designs do not favour either party, rather accentuates the character of a person.

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dimensions

Marc Trotereau has taken a household staple to the next level, traditionally our lampshades are perched on top of a metal rod, but that now seems dull compared to this. By creating a jig, he was able to braze three metal rods together at once, thus allowing the creation of three-dimensional cubical boxes that can then be placed, in any space. The design makes the lamp shade a striking sculpture in the home, bringing dynamic lighting. marctrotereau.com

real men wear prints Joseph Turvey shows off his eye from the bright and bold, this spring/summer with some loud tropical prints. We’re talking Hawaiian shirts but not the tacky kind. Making up the collection is a flurry of pinks, sky blues and spring greens that will inject that colour crave we all experience over the season. Among the leaf prints, a series of face illustrations really stood out from the mix, a smart design choice that has paid off.

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Simplicity goes a long way, and we’re slightly jealous that birds get to enjoy the chic, minimal interior of The Federals Birdhouse. Just two thin aluminum constructs held together by lace and a wooden floor for the birdies to remain elevated from draining water and voila...you have a gorgeous functional work of art! Of course, we adore the bright colours, all which compliment the light lace.


pitchin’

girl on the go Who on earth has time for an outfit change these days? Phillip Lim has certainly heard our cries for something that truly embodies a “day-to-night” look. The Scout Convertible Cut Out Handle Tote is the true bag of tricks, with a bit of buckling and folding here, it goes from satchel to clutch effortlessly.

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Though a city dweller, a beautifully chic tent can change all that in a minute thanks to Scout Seattle. Large enough to fit two people, the single pole tent hoists above you using a collapsible hickory and antique brass pole. The inside is void from stuffy air thanks to breathable materials that provide a barrier from rain, snow and wind. If you seem to be the antonym of a “tree hugger”, you can always pitch it in the living room with cushions. scout-seattle.com


come back Ally Condie once said “It is strange how we hold on to the pieces of the past while we wait for our futures.”, but two Berlin designers have kicked this quote in the teeth with Zeha sneakers! The shoe company began in 1920’s Germany, and was worn only by the most fashionable bohemian types and their artist counterparts. The duo brought back their childhood memories to life after the company disappeared, sporting the signature stripe in an array of funky in-your-face colours. Who said sneakers were just for the soccer field …

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we love lamp Though we have no plans to be down in the coal mines anytime soon, we need the Lena Lamp in our lives asap. Created by French designer Alexandre Reigneir, the lamps are the chic-cousin of what the miners would have used, made portable by a stunning full grain leather holster. Not only are the curves bewitching, the practicality of it sends us over the edge, perfect for creating atmospheric lighting without worrying about plugs and sockets. alexandre-reigneir.com

take a second A second a day seems unimportant, fleeting and uneventful, but Cesar Kuriyama has recognized its potential. Recently turning 30, he began videoing a 1 seconds clip everyday so that by the time he was 40, he’d have an hour long video that would encapsulate his 30’s. The experience allowing you to reflect on those moments in your life you may have forgotten, and inspiring you to rethink your everyday. “We have a tendency to pull cameras out when we’re doing something fun or interesting, but we probably don’t think to record when we’re just sitting at home watching TV. Recording a moment daily started encouraging me to wake up and seize each day.” The task is simple, and now is being made easier by an app in development. We can’t wait to use it! 1secondeveryday.com


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Friskybox is a Singaporean-based label of kitschy socks catered to individuals that enjoy a splash of colour with dressing. With a few dozen styles to choose from, certainly it wouldn’t be that difficult to find a pair for any occasion, even for the less casual meetings. Spice things up, and give your ensemble a well deserved dash of freshness. friskybox.com

shoes H&M skirt SAYMYNAME tshirt H&M


jacket MONKI dress SAYMYNAME

watch SWATCH


dress SAYMYNAME watch NOOKA

shirt MONKI skirt H&M watch NOOKA


makeup & hair photography & styling model Michael Cheung Veronika Prusova at CZ Models Walter Ma

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text Emily Wordsworth images Fort Standard

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domestic “Work hard, stay humble and enjoy every day. Not many people have the luxury of doing what they love for a living and we recognize we are very fortunate to do so. We are continually trying to further design our lives and work to compliment each other and our goals for the future.”

Attributing their great success to their dynamic conversations, the duo that make up Fort Standard are now at the fore front of creating no-nonsense furniture and jewelry pieces, with an emphasis on using only long lasting materials to get the job done. Greg Buntain and Ian Collings began their creative journey together when both were attending Product Design classes at the infamous Bauhaus in Weimar Germany. Realizing their love for constructing simplistic functionality using timeless elements, wand a hint of innovative production methods, the two officially launched Fort Standard in 2011. Nestled in the Red Hook studios of Brooklyn, they share a creative space with fellow wood workers and crafts people, their visions literally plastering the walls around them. Living in a world of mass consumption, its unique to see craftsmen’s building objects that withstand time, when the majority of things we consume are built to have a shelf life. Carefully selecting the key material is of essence to them, the team prefers to work with components that will stand the test of time, meaning wood, stone and metals are at the top of their list. Their atheistic brings futurism and nostalgia all at once, with the refreshingly unique designs. Plus a whole new appreciation for the lack of low-grade plastic lingering, its a whole new language for furniture. Grasping inspiration from the material themselves or sometimes even something organic, the two have developed an everyday vernacular, which ranges from a verbal discussion to a physical conversation on what’s to be executed. A process of 2D sketches or 3D models are key to the design process. “Sometimes only one of us will execute a design physically but the conversation was there so we both sort of “own” it no matter whose thumb prints may be on it.” Every artist dotes over their masterpiece, for these boys it’s the Foundation Tables, created to let the material speak for itself, which encapsulates Fort Standard perfectly. The two side tables are made from lightweight hard wood, huddled at the bottom lie a stack of stone weights, the point being that the wood would be rendered useless without the weight and vice versa. It makes for a very visually stunning table with its clean lines. The duo love the concept so much they’ve pushed the idea into a series of Counter Weight lighting for Roll & Hill, which will be launching this April in Milan at Salone del Mobile. The light series really highlights the balance between materials, specifically the Mobile light that allows the hanging lights move organically, a truly dynamic creation. Whatever’s next for these boys won’t be far from your ears, the blogosphere is constantly falling in love with Fort Standard over and over, and they crave the back to basic style. We’ve heard rumours of collaborations on the horizon and we’re ready to be wow’d by these domestic gods!

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illustrations Elizabeth Allen text Michael Cheung

food

us all eat leaves Though unheated food might be a concept that may take time to get used to, consumption of raw foods probably is the way to go, when it comes to obtaining an optimal diet. Anything.But.Salads is a private catering service that exclusively handles organic produce to create an array of scrumptious and nutritious raw vegan bites. We got down with Director, Calista Goh on her insistence in shifting our appetites. What is your go-to salad? It would probably be a battle between my own spin to the Chinese ‘stir-fry’ salad, and a Thai green papaya salad with my own sweet tamarind sauce. The sweet tamarind sauce is definitely well recommended, as its stick, sweet, and sour flavour compliments a great array of salads. What are your pet peeves, when it comes to how people normally cook food? It has got to be the fact that a normal household cook their food, thus destroying a pack of natural enzymes in vegetables and nutrients that inherent in all other produce. Cooking converts living foods into ‘dead food’. I would rather shift to eat fresh, organic wholesome living foods, which are plant-based. Would you like to ever step foot in Napa Valley, with a restaurant? I don’t think so, as the cost of setting up in Napa Valley, as a foreigner, would be unreasonable. The returns of investment would not justify the move. Do you think that people in Hong Kong care much about how their food is plated? In general, yes. Everyone eats with their eyes first. Plates that are vibrant in colour, neat in presentation would be the basic requirements to stimulate ones taste buds. How much do you think a person gets out of learning solely from a cookbook? Around two-thirds. With a bit of practice, you can easily master the flavour profiles and learn culinary tricks, like smoking, sous vide or how to butterfly a fish. However, some fundamental techniques, such as knife skills, that make professionals, professionals, will not be learnt. Any advice on how to overcome sugar addictions? This is a common problem we see in wrong eating, yet is well accepted. The first step is to eliminate consumptions of all processed foods and unnecessary sugar, e.g. cut down on bread and pastries. After you have, in honest terms accomplished this step, consume fruits and vegetables with a low glycemic load, not gylcemic index.

Carrot Cake, 'Rawnola', and Vegetarian Sushi.


Detoxing seems to be an ongoing trend. Would you ever recommend a ‘five-day’ cleanse, and is it even necessary for the body? I would recommend an annual seven-day cleanse with colonics supervised by a trained professional, at a retreat – not a medical facility. It is definitely a necessary move as most of us do not consume a right amount of wholesome and unprocessed foods. The animal produce, sugars and alcohol that are normally found in our diet, never get digested properly and often accumulate in our gastrointestinal tract as impacted waste. The found waste then releases bacteria into our intestines, causing most of us to feel bloated, or suffer irritable Bowel Syndrome. Furthermore, the toxins that we consume in our bodies, if not released properly through detoxification, will lead to accumulation of visceral fats. This leads to various diseases, which include obesity, aging and inability to lose weight. Depending on the toxicity of the body, I often encourage individual to go for a full detox with a trained professional, in places like the Amity Wellness facility in Phuket, Thailand.

Is there anything on the label that we should pay more attention to, during our next visit to the supermarket? To be honest, you shouldn’t even be buying anything with a label on it. It is advisable to stick to organic, wholesome plant foods. If you had to purchase something in the supermarket, then I would suggest not buying any item where you don’t understand the ingredients list. In addition, calories are not a good indicator to determine what foods are healthy. It is a common misconception that the lower the calories mean healthier food on the plate. A totally wrong concept!


Which Singaporean dish reminds you of childhood? Sayur Lodeh – a vegetable curry. I’m Peranakan, and grew up with curries. This was my ultimate favourite growing up. What is the most bizarre diet you have heard of people attempting? All diets are bizarre. That’s why diets are fads, and fads are always short term. Instead, look to changing your lifestyle and take a long term view on your wellness. What are the other things you do on regularly to cut down your carbon footprint? I recycle at home, source produce from local farmers and convert any non-biodegradable items into stationery. anythingbutsalads.com

Miso Eggplant Chips, Tomate Crisps, Rendang Curry Kale Chips, and Red Pepper Flax Crackers.


illustration Selina Betts text Emily Wordsworth

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Working the ultimate bad boy look; slick back hair, leather jacket and fag in hand, Alex Zhang a.k.a. Dirty Beaches has made his name by mixing haunting vocals with equally stirring melodies. We can feel the Elvis vibes radiating from each album, and it’s more than refreshing. Born in Taiwan, the 30 something musician made his journey to Montreal, Canada where most of his music came to life. His creations focus heavily on poignant instrumentals and always taking inspiration from the world of hip-hop. One of Hong Kong’s greatest exports lends its hands to Zhang’s creativity, director Wong Kar-Wai, Zhang has been known to say that he especially connect with theme of time distorting all the entities in ones life, especially relationships. The Dirty Beeches persona plays off of this, a man who’s a nomad, searching for that something missing and no place to truly call home. Zhang himself has lived in over 8 places, including Taipei, Honolulu, San Francisco and Shanghai. His first album dropped back in 2007, “Old Blood”, and his latest came out in 2011, titled “Badlands”, it expands over a series of darker topics in life, all accompanied with layers of distortion whilst tapping into the early days of rock. It’s the perfect music to drive around to, letting your thoughts consume you. Badlands became a nominee for the Polaris Music award back in 2011 and Zhang hasn’t looked back since. Throwing in the towel at his kitchen job to focus on his music full time, he’s been involved with creating soundtracks for various films and has begun touring around Australia and the US as of late. He’s been known to take on other musicians during his tour, from guitarists to electro beat artists, allowing experimental new sounds into the mix, thus always keeping his body of work unpredictable. The Internet has exploded with love for Dirty Beaches, describing him as hypnotic, the latest in indie rock and a noise pop genius. We can’t put our finger on it but he definitely has us in a trance. Look out for his upcoming album “Drifters / Love is the Devil” which will be released this May!


text Michael Cheung

art

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For someone who has transitioned from studying Social Psychology, and shifting career prospects to photography, Lukasz Weirzbowski is doing pretty well for himself. Based in Poland, he takes direct inspiration from daily surroundings, opting for a laid-back approach towards capturing imagery, insisting that every day should be an unplanned adventure. If you somehow got yourself into modeling for one of his shoots, do expect to strike some awkward poses.

What is your favourite period in fashion? It would definitely have to be the 60’s, with their use of vibrant colours and vivacious prints. Fashion during that period epitomize fun and was almost effortless. You seem to tend more towards shooting female figures. Is it more difficult for you to connect with men through the camera? I would never say it was more difficult, it’s just different. During shoots I tend to remind the models not to over-pose and just let loose. Girls seem to get into a relax mode easily while guys tend to stiffen up when directed. On a good note, everyone with time forgets about the imperfections, and just gets into the mood of a photo journey that we mutually create. Can you define your ultimate weakness as a photographer? As I never received ‘proper’ photographic education, I would say that I am less equipped with studio lighting and other technical skills within an indoor environment. Being a self-taught photographer, the whole process of receiving knowledge becomes more challenging but at the same time leaves greater space for experimentation. Over the years, I have learnt to appreciate mistakes and to use them to my advantage. Are you earning as much money as people think you are? Definitely not, as I spend most of my income towards processing film negatives, which are often costly. This is said, I am happy with the standard of living I currently have. Without the ongoing commissioned projects, I would be unable to finance those personal ones I am longing to get done. Your father was the one that introduced you to photography earlier on as a child. Does he still actively play with a camera? He still does but not that often. He was very active in the field of photography when he was my age. He had his own darkroom and all. Nowadays he plays with an old rangefinder camera that he can always rely on, and instead of having a darkroom he visits the nearest photo lab. There is a “hide and seek” quality to your work, which has become quite a distinct signature. Is this a game that you like playing as a child? I have learnt to appreciate the game of hide-and-seek as I grew up. With an elder sister, and overprotective parents meant that I mostly played alone. This game requires at least two people to participate in, which is something I wasn’t familiar with. By observing people from a distance, placing each character in strange positions is my way of incorporating this known game.


There will always be some pressure to perform with an assigned project. Would you say that your personal works are overall stronger, oppose to those commissioned? I am lucky enough to have great freedom when it comes to the direction of a commissioned project. This said I do need to come up with options for the editor, with a mixture of more radical and toned down imagery. Often the final decision of the art director may not necessarily be in par with my selection, but that’s just work in general. My personal works seem to lean more towards the awkward, where magazines tend to favour works that are less spontaneous and refined. I am aware that you are busy working on a book, titled “Mutations”. What does the word mean to you? “Mutations” is an experimental book which I’ve been working on for a while now, and have plans to release by sometime next year. Mutation, in this case, means intimate interaction with the surrounding, blending into an environment, playing with structures that almost become one. Unfortunately, the image that directly comes to my mind are deformed babies, whom were directly affected by Agent Orange. As a matter of fact, I have seen a preserved specimen at the Vietnam Remnants Museum. Google it, and tell us what your instant reaction was. Sadness, I can’t image how people can do such a thing to each other. To shock is never an intention of my book. The focus is rather on the biological context of mutation: process that is unexpected and leads to a change or improvement.

You seem to keep your hands full, as you are working on another book that is more of a retrospective. Will it be a collection of unpublished work, or a mixture of both? I’m happy to announce that Editions du LIC just released my new book, it’s called “Sequin Covered Swans” and I’m extremely proud of it. It features mixture of both my published and unpublished work, covering the time that passed since the release of my first book. You have mentioned in an interview that the internet “instead of pleasure, gives you headaches”. Was it a phase, or do you still relate to what you said? The amount of images floating around Internet that you stumble upon every day can easily be overwhelming. On the other hand my works are also part of this never ending stream … I guess it’s all about finding the right balance.


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Bruce Mackay is a Cape Town based visual artist, who divides his day drawing campfire sticks and skulls, and making a sturdy income with designing characters for motion graphics. Is there such a thing as “life after death”? I do believe that our spirits our eternal. Do you reckon that when a person donates their organs, part of them is instilled to whom carries it? Probably not as I believe once people pass away, their souls are no longer attached to their bodies. Have you ever found it interesting that we have a fixed preconception of where we will be after the death? It is definitely an interesting phenomenon. I have always reckoned that hope or fear of eternity is something that is built into us humans. It is a mystery that captures our imaginations. Would you agree that the skull motif is overly used? It is commonly used in across a great array of mediums. There is an abundance of emotion surrounding death, so utilizing the skull you could say, is an easy method to evoke a strong connection. I would have to say that it should be seen as an overused connotation when it does not have a real function, other than trying to be all “dark”. When was the last time you were at a funeral, and who was it for? It has been a while, when I was fifteen, for a friend’s father who had passed away from cancer. I went to support my friend mostly.

text Michael Cheung


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What led you to show interest in typography design? In aesthetic terms, I appreciate how well-designed lettering could add more meaning, or further accentuate a specific emotion to words and phrases. Which font is your favourite, and why? That is a difficult question … probably Futura by Paul Renner. To select the most appropriate typeface for an assignment has definitely been my weakness, so often I end up making my own custom set. I have found that it was easier to make lettering that fitted an illustration style, rather than to find a font that worked with it.


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Your ink drawings remind us of illustrations of folklore stories. Did you happen to have taken inspiration from such references? I do try for the most part to come up with my own folklore and symbolisms, instead of directly borrowing from existing references all the time. I have explored on death and spirituality in an extensive manner, which is a big focus in the roots of folklore. What is different about Cape Town, than any other vast city? I haven’t been to many other vast cities and definitely none outside of South Africa of yet. We definitely have a tight community of creative artisans whom stay for good, and are less driven to make a ton of money, rather more interested to have an enrich life. There seems to be more of a social currency in appreciating life than in having money, which I believe is a manner that seems quite different from most other South African cities.


text Michael Cheung

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Bridget Collins’ work silently documents the rekindled connection between humans and objects, where she believes that everything is linked to each other and has a value, even at times when we neglect their importance.

How would you define the idea of ‘loneliness’? I like how loneliness is described in Sartre’s Nausea. At the beginning of the book, the protagonist is so isolated that he starts seeing objects start to vibrate, they make him sick and he can’t touch them. There is a strange clarity in loneliness, when you feel completely disconnected you realize how fluid meaning is, how quickly everything can fall apart. As a child, have you ever thought that your toys were alive? I never believed they were alive, but I always hoped maybe someday they would come to life. I really loved playing pretend, making up imaginary worlds and characters. I created a whole alternative universe when I was a child, made drawings of the planets and created a new language. Some of my favorite memories are of playing alone in my room. To this date, do you still want to believe that inanimate objects have a life? I don’t think of it as life exactly, but a connection. Everything is made up of atoms, and these atoms are all touching each other, so even when you aren’t directly touching an object you are still connected to it. There’s a neurological phenomenon that occurs when you talk to a close friend that causes your brain waves to start oscillating at the same speed, which is what gives you the feeling of closeness. I have always wondered how you can have that feeling of connection, when you are completely alone. Imaginary friends are made often in childhood, but in rare cases appear in adulthood. Do you know of anyone who has such a disorder? I don’t believe so … that is an interesting condition however. Ultimately, a piece of art should spark an emotion to who views it. How do you feel about your work? My photos describe feelings or thoughts that are hard for me to put into words. I make them intuitively, not based on a preconceived concrete idea. I hope this leaves a slight ambiguity in the image so viewers can find their own meaning or create their own story. My photos are half-awake dreams, a guide to escaping without ever leaving your house. In an interview with Slow Youth, I have noticed a scar on your neck. How did you get it? I have always been a very restless sleeper, but a few years back my sleeping habits were especially bad. I kept waking up with bruises from flailing around in my sleep. The scar on my neck is from that period.


Comes to the next question, do you reckon that a truthful image resembles a scar? It undeniably leaves traces of a person or an event. Yes, I think that is a good analogy. A scar is the physical remainder of an event, yet it doesn’t accurately depict the event, it has morphed into something new. Many people see the scar who weren’t there when the injury happened, so the scar becomes a jumping off point for speculation on the circumstances surrounding the injury. That is very much like a photograph, a weird half-imagined version of the past. A photograph is probably the most direct tool to make us aware of partial truths. Do you believe that it speaks honesty? I think there is honesty in photography, regardless of how contrived the image is. I was friends with someone who had given up on making art, where he once said that if you have an idea, it’s more honest to just say it than to put it into a painting or a photograph. But I think there are thoughts that are visual, and it isn’t dishonest to create something that expresses those thoughts to others. When you read a piece of text, do you solely analyse the information, or come up with a pictorial of the scenario? If I’m reading something rather abstract, like a philosophical text, I will begin to associate certain visual things with the ideas described. The inspiration from my photos probably comes more from things I read than from other photographs. What is your impression towards novels that are turned into blockbuster movies? I like some movies that have been adapted from books, but most of times the adaptation is counter-intuitive. I think a medium should serve its content, not used just because it’s available. For instance, I just saw the film Lincoln, and thought it was a really unnecessary adaptation. The film tells an important story, but there isn’t anything inherently visual about it, which leaves me wishing it had just stayed a book. Do you believe that the prevalence of technology, in specific with the internet, has made a great contribution to how people see the world, or rather quite the opposite? The Internet provides unprecedented access to diverse perspectives, yet also lends itself to producing inward-looking niche communities. I think most people are in a loop where they look at the same sites that cater to their interests, and don’t really explore anything outside of that. It would be interesting if someone created a map documenting people’s browser history to see what sorts of patterns emerge, how often they go exploring on the net. I also think the Internet has shifted people into seeing things more photographically. The Internet is so image-based, especially popular sites like Instagram and Facebook. In the past someone might have just had brunch with friends, now someone has brunch with friends, scrolls through their Instagram feed, and keeps their eyes open for visually clever or beautiful moments to share online. It’s definitely a performance, but I can’t really hate it because it’s creating this mass participation in visual sensitivity, that is pretty amazing.

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Our concept of communication has drastically shifted within the past decade. Have we lost that human touch with each other … that empathy we see between relationships? It’s hard for me to say. I grew up with the Internet and cell phones, so I don’t really know what it’s like to be without. I still see empathy between people, even online. I think technology has just created new outlets for people to reach each other. What did you learn most, while studying at the Pratt Institute? To not take anyone’s opinion too seriously, this includes my own. In your opinion, has the education system in America enabled youngsters to develop their own set of interests? To a certain extent I think so. However, we still have standardized testing and an emphasis on excelling at all subjects regardless of the student’s individual interests or strengths. I really, really, disliked school before college. The only things that ever really kept my interest were creative pursuits outside of school. If you were a tour guide, where would you bring a bunch of Chinese high-rollers to, in Minneapolis, Minnesota? I would bring them on a tour of the lakes. There are lakes all around the city connected by creeks, some in really secluded areas and others in very urban areas. I think that would give you a nice portrait of the city. What is the next thing you longingly want to discover? I want to explore a new location. I haven’t traveled very much and I feel like there is so much out there for me to discover. I’m going to Madeira, an island off the coast of Portugal, at the end of the month to take photographs and I’m so excited. The next great discovery will be what the future holds. :)


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FRESH Magazine Issue 06  

FRESH is an exclusive online publication, which runs on a quarterly basis. The magazine focuses mainly on contemporary art and urban fashion...

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