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INSIDE

WELCOME

AMBER JONES

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EILEEN NOONAN

ANNETTE ZER

MARINA CHOY

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WERONIKA SIWIEC

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LUNA IKUTA

GROWTH CYCLES

PAULA AMENTA

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136 MAJA TOMLJANOVIC 1 4 4 166

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SOFIA TUFVASSON

BETTY ABEBAYEHU

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ANNIKA JOHANSSON

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JANELL SHIRTCLIFF

& CECILY CHAMBERS

CELIA LUNA

PETRA ERIKSSON

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PAIGE MILLER

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CREDITS

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TAYLOR JARVIS

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N AT U R A L F A N T A S Y

ELIZABETH ECHEMENDIA ORTEGA

NATASHA WILSON

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WELCOME

C R E AT I V E D I R E C T O R

NIKKI SAN PEDRO

GINGER JARVIS

STORY EDITOR

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continues on the pages of Jaune Issue 02. We are grateful and proud to show the multifaceted power captured in the photographs,

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the rich textures locked in clay, the emotion saturating each brush stroke.

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See the world through someone else’s eyes. Feel with someone else’s heart. Immerse yourself in the unique moments that make life fascinating, confusing, painful, magic. Get inspired and continue the cycle. We’d love to see your creations.

— GINGER JARVIS & NIKKI SAN PEDRO

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I can always make things work.

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Don’t let anyone say you aren’t good enough because of your skin color, race or whatever it might be.

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As a woman, you get to hustle nowadays and smoke a cigarette or two, wear a suit, be a big time business boss. We are made to believe that fragility is beauty. Strength is beautiful. We Are still here.

It’s a long process but nothing feels more liberating than detecting your limitation and overcoming it, in a gentle and self-respecting way.

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Don’t want any woman to feel as though they have no value outside of being sexually desired. They are not weak. They are strong and capable of so much.

We are all the same.

I, too, had a voice and a message to give to society; a vision to bring the arts to a whole different level.

The pencil lends itself to female form, looser shape, beautiful cur ves.

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An alternate, beautiful reality of empowerment.

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I’ve always only done what felt right and what my gut was telling me to do. Not listening to anyone. Unite ethics with aesthetics.

Visualizing sorority and sisterhood.

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FA S H I O N PHOTOGRAPHER

FEMME LINE

AMBER JONES

8 One person’s trash is Amber Jones’s treasure. As a young girl, Amber fed her interest in photography through collecting cheap vintage cameras from antique shops, thrift stores and yard sales. Ever resourceful, she even made herself a pinhole film camera out of cardboard and a reflective surface in seventh grade.

U N F O R T U N A T E L Y , I WA S T O O S H Y

T O A S K A N Y O N E I F I C O U L D TA K E A PICTURE OF THEM. I WOULD TA K E P H O T O S O F M Y R O O M O R

S H O T S F R O M T H E B A C K S E AT O F M Y P A R E N T S ’ C A R . I T WA S N ’ T U N T I L M Y J U N I O R Y E A R O F C O L L E G E T H AT I BROKE OUT OF MY SHELL AND ASKED F R I E N D S I F I C O U L D TA K E P H O T O S O F T H E M . I I N S TA N T L Y F E L L I N L O V E .

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FEMME LINE

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Since then, the 24-year-old has graduated to a Canon Rebel T6 camera with a 24-70 mm 2.8f lens and delved into fashion photography. She recently completed the Femme Line series, challenging the traditional roles of feminine fragility in the South.

I AM NOT AGAINST THE IDEA O F M A R R I A G E . I N F A C T, I L O V E THE CONCEPT OF MARRIAGE. IT’S PURE AND SOMETHING TO

W E A R E M A D E T O B E L I E V E T H AT

WA N T A N Y W O M A N T O F E E L A S

F R A G I L I T Y I S B E A U T Y. M A D E T O

T H O U G H T H E Y H AV E N O VA L U E

FEEL AS THOUGH WE’D BETTER

OUTSIDE OF BEING SEXUALLY

GET IN LINE TO BE CHOSEN AS

DESIRED. THEY ARE NOT WEAK.

A WIFE OR OUR LIVES WON’T

T H E Y A R E S T R O N G A N D C A PA B L E

H AV E A N Y VA L U E . F E M M E L I N E I S A S E R I E S T O S H O W T H AT STRENGTH IS BEAUTIFUL. A M B E R J O N E S \ FA S H I O N P H O T O G R A P H E R

OF SO MUCH.

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CHERISH. HOWEVER, I DON’T


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photographed model Latosha Armstead in the field.

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WE WERE CRUNCHED FOR TIME AND MY

before the photo shoot. At sunset, Amber

BACKDROP KEPT BLOWING DOWN FROM

strength and repeated them out loud

THE WIND, BUT WE MANAGED TO GET THE

wrote down a list of adjectives about

S H O T S … I T WA S E X H I L A R A T I N G S E E I N G M Y

VISION COME TO LIFE.

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FEMME LINE

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Amber imbues her photos with emotion. Mainly moody, showing strength and beauty through brokenness.

W E A L L H AV E D E A L T W I T H S O M E T Y P E O F P A I N A N D H AV E F E L T UTTERLY BROKEN, BUT THERE IS SO MUCH BEAUTY AND GROWTH T H AT O C C U R S I N T H E M I D S T O F PA I N . O U R PA S T A N D S T R U G G L E S C U L T I VA T E T H E P E R S O N W E BECOME.

Looking forward to the person she wishes to become, Amber dreams of having her photos

Valentino, whose romantic style she adores.

I WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE TO G R O W A N D H AV E P E O P L E N O T VIEW ME AS A GIRL WITH A CAMERA, BUT A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER.

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published in Vogue Italia and of shooting for


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E I L E E N NOONAN

FINE ARTIST

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PROOF OF LIFE As she had foreseen, the Laundry in the Mission District of San Francisco reached out about hosting an exhibition of her Months before she got the call from a gallery

work. Eileen took a tour of their gallery and

offering her a solo show, which she would

discovered that one of the founders, Dan, had

later title Proof of Life, Eileen Noonan felt

died three years ago. His passing resonated

compelled to paint.

with her since she had lost her son Sean four years prior.

I J U S T K N E W I T WA S W H E N I WA S T O L D

GOING TO HAPPEN. I

ABOUT DAN AND

DIDN’T KNOW HOW OR WHERE. I JUST KNEW I

E N G A G E D H I S E N E R G Y,

N E E D E D T O P A I N T, S O I

I FELT A STRONG K N O W I N G T H AT H E

PA I N T E D .

AND SEAN WERE IN THIS TOGETHER.

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PROOF OF LIFE

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PROOF OF LIFE

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PROOF OF LIFE

While working on the last piece for the fall

I B E L I E V E T O M Y C O R E T H AT T H E Y

2018 show, she impulsively wrote, “I’m Still

WERE THE MASTERMINDS BEHIND

Here,” “We Are Still Here,” onto the canvas.

T H E C R E AT I O N O F P R O O F O F L I F E , AND THEY WA N T E D T O S AY L O U D A N D CLEAR, “WE ARE

WHEN THE

STILL HERE.”

WORDS CAME, THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY M I N D T H AT I T

Proof of Life shares

WA S W R I T T E N

the message that

BY DAN AND

even though the

SEAN AND

body dies, the spirit

MOST LIKELY

continues to live.

OTHERS AS

A self-taught artist,

WELL. I FELT

Eileen constantly

SUBMERGED

strives to use paint

IN THE MOST

as a medium to

BEAUTIFUL

transform her grief

E N E R G Y, S O

into something

WA R M A N D

beautiful and life

S O F T, M Y

giving.

HEART FELT SO IT OVERFLOWED,

I T I S I M P O R TA N T

I FELT LOVE AND CONNECTION FOR EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING AROUND ME.

T H AT T H E V I E W E R F E E L S S O M E T H I N G A N D H O P E F U L L Y T H AT S O M E T H I N G I S P O S I T I V E A N D B R I N G S C O M F O R T, WA R M T H A N D J O Y T O T H E M .

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FULL OF LOVE,


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PROOF OF LIFE

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BIG BOSS BIG TIME BUSINESS

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Annette Zer has been working in photography for about a year, after starting with zero knowledge six years ago.

I CAME BACK FROM THE UK AND BOUGHT A CAMERA WITHOUT KNOWING ANYTHING EXCEPT HOW TO SWITCH IT ON.

S O O N , I S TA R T E D SHOOTING MY BEAUTIFUL F R I E N D S A N D AT S O M E P O I N T, T H E F I R S T C O U P L E OF PEOPLE MESSAGED ME (FRIENDS OF FRIENDS) AND SO IT ALL BEGAN.

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BIG BOSS BIG TIME BUSINESS

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The stories her subjects tell her while shooting inspire Annette a lot.

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I try to capture everyone in their individual essence. Also, the clothes that my models bring with them (especially for free projects) tell a lot of stories and say a lot about the person.

Light shapes her point of view. She only uses natural light sources and her Fujifilm X-Pro2. The resulting images are mostly warm colors, a lot of grain, sensual moments, and a slight ‘70s vintage analog vibe.

I get daily messages of people asking which analog camera and film I use. It’s all digital though—I got you fooled.

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BIG BOSS BIG TIME BUSINESS

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BIG BOSS BIG TIME BUSINESS

When she first started out, Annette needed more time to shoot and edit because she felt the need to try a whole bunch of different shooting situations, plus edits after shooting. Big Boss Big Time Business, named after a

Through her creative practice, Annette has learned how to look at a person and their

Santigold track, is an important series for

personality and capture that, rather than

Annette because Lea is one of her all time

creating a scene to put people in for a shoot.

favorite models—definitely her muse.

LEA JUST STEPS INTO A ROOM A N D TA K E S E V E R Y O N E ’ S B R E AT H AW AY . I WA N T E D T O S H O O T A LITTLE SOMETHING WITH HER T H AT W O U L D U N D E R L I N E H E R STRENGTH AND HER BUSINESS MIND, THE HUSTLE.

OUT OF A SHOOTING (WHETHER T H AT ’ S F O R A C L I E N T O R A F R E E P R O J E C T ) B E F O R E S TA R T I N G T O S H O O T. A N D I F I D O N ’ T K N O W BEFOREHAND, I’LL QUICKLY C H E C K O U T T H E S I T U AT I O N A N D A D A P T T O I T . I H AV E A L S O

H U S T L E N O WA D A Y S A N D S M O K E A CIGARETTE OR TWO, WEAR A S U I T, B E A B I G T I M E B U S I N E S S B O S S . T H I S I S A N I M P O R TA N T

LEARNED HOW TO SHOOT AND WORK IN THE MOST EXTREME LIGHT AND TIME FRAME S I T U AT I O N S . Y O U C O U L D S A Y I H AV E FOUND MY PHOTOGRAPHIC BASE, MODEL-, SETTING- AND EDITING-WISE.

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AS A WOMAN, YOU GET TO

MESSAGE TO ME.

N O W , I K N O W W H A T I WA N T


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30 I ’ V E A L WAY S O N L Y D O N E W H AT F E L T R I G H T A N D W H A T M Y G U T WA S TELLING ME TO DO. NOT LISTENING TO ANYONE.

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BIG BOSS BIG TIME BUSINESS

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REDEFINING N AT U R A L

MARINA CHOY

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Within months of discovering her passion for photography during her junior year of college, Marina Choy was already working with magazines and brands including Red Bull. Shooting on a Canon 5D MIII, Marina infuses photos with warmth and meaning. Her kid sister inspires her voice and POV. I want her to grow up in an environment where “natural� is appreciated not just tolerated or shamed. I originally started a lot of my portraits to set standards straight and re-shape how people see females (cellulite, scars, etc.)

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R E D E F I N I N G N AT U R A L

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R E D E F I N I N G N AT U R A L

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The environment, people in general, and more specifically women’s equality/ beauty/standards are important issues in Marina’s work.

I WA N T T O H I G H L I G H T THE BEAUTY OF PEOPLE A N D T H E I R F L AW S N O T B E I N G F L AW S .

Over her 3 year career, Marina’s photography practice has evolved on several fronts.

H A R D T O S U M U P, B U T I N S M A L L TERMS: MY EDITING STYLE, MY MY SOPS—I’VE CHANGED IN

I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE INTO

A L M O S T E V E R Y WAY I N A S M A L L

M O R E FA S H I O N A N D L A R G E R

W AY O R L A R G E .

PRODUCTION WORK. Though uncertain of what the next years hold, Marina knows it will be in the realm of creating—the mystery is fine for now.

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V I E W , M Y WAY O F O P E R A T I N G ,


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Weronika Siwiec has been drawing her whole life, and an apology is long overdue.

WERONIKA SIWIEC

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INTUITIVE WISDOM

MY EARLIEST MEMORIES I N V O L V E C R AY O N S A N D COVERING EVERYTHING WITH CHILDISH DOODLES (EVERYTHING, INVOLVING T H E WA L L S , S O R R Y M U M ) .

Her doodles led to an education in architecture, which led to working as a graphic designer at the Polish edition of Elle magazine. Weronika works with mixed media, and lately she’s either painting or making fully digital drawings on her iPad.

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Weronika’s art embodies the feminine. She is especially inspired by the female body and a combination between the strength and vulnerability it has.

LOT OF INTUITIVE WISDOM AND I FOCUS A LOT OF MY DAILY ACTIONS TO TUNE MORE INTO

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T H AT I N N E R V O I C E , I N S T E A D OF OVER-ANALYZING AND R AT I O N A L I Z I N G T H I N G S .

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P U T T I N G T R U S T I N M Y B O D Y, I N MY INTUITION AND LETTING GO ARE BIG THEMES IN MY LIFE AND

I LET MYSELF EXPLORE

I N M Y A R T.

M O R E A N D , L A T E L Y, F I N A L L Y

This selection is the natural continuation of a creative flow Weronika has been in for the last year.

OVERCAME A HUGE FEAR OF C O L O R S T H AT R E S U L T E D I N A SUPER COLORFUL AND MORE P L AY F U L S E R I E S O F PA I N T I N G S .

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C R E AT I V I T Y I S N O T A P L A C E

IT’S A LONG PROCESS BUT

F O R R U L E S . I T W I L L TA K E M E

NOTHING FEELS MORE

THE REST OF MY LIFE TO GET

L I B E R AT I N G T H A N D E T E C T I N G

O U T O F M A N Y B O X E S I H AV E

Y O U R L I M I TAT I O N A N D

BEEN FORCED INTO THROUGH

O V E R C O M I N G I T, I N A G E N T L E

E D U C AT I O N A N D U P B R I N G I N G .

A N D S E L F - R E S P E C T I N G WA Y.

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LUNA I K U TA J YA K U Growing up Japanese American, Luna Ikuta recognized how both cultures have disparate ways of expressing themselves—one more subtle and one more aggressive, respectively. Empathy inspires her voice.

ENERGY FROM DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES AROUND ME AND SORT THOSE

FINE ARTIST

I ABSORB A LOT OF

AT T R I B U T E S T O F I N D S O M E S I N G U L A R I T Y I N H U M A N I T Y.

A N I M AT E A N D I N A N I M AT E THINGS, AND THE INSTINCTUAL P U L L W E F E E L T O WA R D S P E O P L E , O B J E C T S , A N D P H E N O M E N A T H AT W E C A N N O T R AT I O N A L I Z E .

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For the past three years, Luna has been working on Jyaku (寂), the character written on her family tombstone meaning nirvana. Jyaku is a series that represents the intangible, yet captive sensations brought on by visceral reactions to our surroundings.

THE SILENCE AND SOLITUDE BROUGHT BY IMMERSION IN A S A C R E D S P A C E — I WA N T T O I N S T I L L T H AT I N V I E W E R S W H E N L O O K I N G AT M Y W O R K .

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I B E L I E V E T H AT T H I S S TAT E OF MIND IS THE BRIDGE CONNECTING OUR BODIES, OUR SPIRITUAL SELVES, AND A S PA C E T H AT W E A L L S H A R E I N D I V I D U A L L Y.

These works are portals to nirvana, the entrance to transcendence, a place of stillness.

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The creation of her sculptures is an extremely meditative process for Luna, as the process is not only time- and labor-intensive, but also repetitive.

THESE PIECES ARE MADE O U T O F R E S I N , A PA R T A AND B FORMULA T H AT Y O U K N E A D TOGETHER FOR THE RIGHT CONSISTENCY OVER A PERIOD OF TIME. EACH TEXTURE IS HANDK N E A D E D A N D L AY E R E D ON TOP OF EACH OTHER, C R E AT I N G A L A N D S C A P E T H AT C O U L D G R O W I N F I N I T E L Y, I F N O T C O N TA I N E D .

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BECAUSE THIS RESIN HARDENS WITHIN AN HOUR, THESE W O R K S A R E C R E AT E D I N S E V E R A L S T E P S , O R S E T S , I L I K E T O C A L L . S I N C E T H E Y A R E A L L C R E AT E D B Y H A N D , N O AREA IS THE SAME AND HAS MOVEMENT BROUGHT BY

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C O N TA I N E D C H A O S .

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52 As a sculptor, Luna works in a lot of different media, though she doesn’t mix too many materials in one piece. She seeks to harness something subtle and fleeting by embalming it in form, texture, and material.

M AT E R I A L S A R E A L A R G E PA R T OF THE MESSAGE BEHIND MY WORKS SO I AM NOT FIXED TO ONE MORE THAN ANOTHER AS EACH PIECE PERFORMS ITS OWN SERVICE. BUT A LOT OF MY R E C E N T W O R K S H AV E B E E N IN RESIN, IRON, AND LACQUER. I TEND TO STICK TO PRIMARILY ONE OR TWO IN ANY COMPLETED WORK.

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A E S T H E T I C S B Y C R E AT I N G A B O D Y O F W O R K T H AT M A K E S O N E F E E L C L O S E R T O T H E I R O W N S P I R I T.

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I WA N T T O U N I T E M Y E T H I C S W I T H


GROWTH CYCLES

W E A L L H AV E D E A L T W I T H S O M E T Y P E O F P A I N A N D H AV E F E L T U T T E R L Y B R O K E N , B U T T H E R E I S S O M U C H B E A U T Y A N D G R O W T H T H AT O C C U R S I N T H E M I D S T

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O F P A I N . O U R P A S T A N D S T R U G G L E S C U L T I VA T E T H E PERSON WE BECOME. EVEN THOUGH THE BODY DIES, THE SPIRIT CONTINUES TO LIVE. TRANSFORM GRIEF INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL AND LIFE GIVING.

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OF

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SAME,

YET

EVERYONE

THINKS

THE

COLOR

OF YOUR SKIN DEFINES HOW HIGH OR LOW YOU ARE

IN

S O C I E T Y.

BROUGHT

FORTH

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SOMETHING

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LEARNING

E V E R Y S H O O T I S D I F F E R E N T. T H AT

THE

VIEWER

FEELS

AND

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I T I S I M P O R TA N T SOMETHING

AND

H O P E F U L L Y T H AT S O M E T H I N G I S P O S I T I V E A N D B R I N G S C O M F O R T, WA R M T H A N D J O Y T O T H E M . H AV I N G FROM

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CROSSOVER DREAMS

N A T A S H A WILSON

school in 2011, she was pretty lost: She understood that she was passionate about photography, but didn’t understand how to jump from student to a high fashion photographer like she thought she wanted to be. After traveling and immersing herself in different cultures and climates, she settled in Los Angeles last June.

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When Natasha Wilson graduated from photography

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During this time, Natasha was working at a furniture company while daydreaming about being a freelance photographer. In June, she saw it was time to make her daydreams a reality.

I D E C I D E D T O TA K E A

A N D I F I WA S G O I N G I

L E A P O F FA I T H A N D P U T

TO BE ABLE TO “MAKE IT” I

MY TWO WEEKS IN TO

BY BEING MY OWN BOSS.I

PURSUE MY DREAM. THE

I ALMOST RAN BACK TOI

L A S T D AY A T T H E O F F I C E

TELL THEM I CHANGEDI

I HAD BUTTERFLIES IN MY

MY MIND AND I NEEDEDI

S T O M A C H A B O U T W H AT

T O S T AY . I

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IN THE MIDDLE OF MY THOUGHTS, A DIRECT M E S S A G E F R O M I N S TA G R A M P O P P E D U P O N M Y P H O N E , C O N G R AT U L AT I N G M E F O R B E C O M I N G A S U G G E S T E D U S E R . AT F I R S T, I ACTUALLY HAD TO HOLD IN MY SCREAM OF EXCITEMENT SO I WOULDN’T SCARE MY COLLEAGUES IN THE OFFICE. SUDDENLY I WA S G E T T I N G H U N D R E D S O F F O L L O W E R S P E R MINUTE, AND MY ACCOUNT ENDED UP WITH AROUND 50,000 NEW FOLLOWERS! From that Insta exposure, Natasha was booked solid with freelance jobs everyday for the next month. Even with the ups and downs that are characteristic to freelance life,

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Crossover Dreams is a selection from some of

Natasha has always loved color theory, and over

Natasha’s most recent personal projects of the

the years she has fine tuned it to be a primary

last year.

component to carry the messages in her work. Turning nature into bizarre colors is one of her

I think they represent my work well through color

favorite creative rules to break.

theory, diversity, and have an intense feeling/story carried throughout.

I named the collection Crossover Dreams because I want to showcase a dreamlike world, and I am also currently obsessed with the artist Ed Ruscha who has a painting from 1991 with this title.

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With this collection I hope to inspire other creatives to step outside their boundaries and jump into a new world.

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I plan on working again in that field sometime in the future. Actually, I think mentorship is still something that I crave in my own career at this point. It’s hard being your own boss and having all the answers sometimes!

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M O M E N T S AWAY F R O M H O M E

In her creative practice, Paula Amenta loves merging her two passions: photography and music.

During concert tours that stressed me a lot, I started taking pictures. This freed me and became a way to play with the art I had lost. Like so many amateur photographers in the twentyfirst century, Paula’s first photos were snapped on the phone.

So my work was flat and almost only scenographic. When I started using a reflex lens, I discovered a new world with approaches and details. I think this made me more and more inside the scene, and today I can produce more intimate works. PA U L A A M E N TA \ P H O T O G R A P H E R - M U S I C I A N

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T I M E S O F N AT U R E A N D S U N L I G H T. I L O O K FOR AND I NOURISH T H E N AT U R A L B E A U T Y I N E V E R Y T H I N G T H AT SURROUNDS ME.

Silences, femininity, dreamy atmospheres, and many pastel colors. Paula works only with natural light, keeping her workspace very bright. One table is home to all the props she hunts for at vintage shops, and the other she dedicates to editing.

Usually I do not have a conscious creative process, but I try to share different things that surround me: body, space and nature.

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For now, Paula is starting a project about women and the bond that unites them.

I AM INTERESTED IN VISUALIZING SORORITY AND SISTERHOOD. In between projects, we can find Paula Amenta making music or reading in a park in Barcelona.

This collection of photographs capture moments where Argentine-born Paula felt the magic of her new home in Spain where she has decided to live for a year.

it represents my being at a distance, the reaffirmation of myself beyond my city.

I would like to travel to very different venues from mine to register other cultures such as Tokyo or India.

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This series is important to me because


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ANNIKA JOHANSSON

FINE ARTIST

flea market 15 years ago serves as the inspiration behind the majority of her geometric and colorful

COLORFUL GEOMETRY

An art deco book that Annika Johansson found at a

Italian Renaissance artists such as Piero della Francesca and Giotto.

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paintings. The 30-year veteran artist also admires


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Annika, who graduated from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, likes to work with acrylic

IT COULD BE SIMPLE IDEAS LIKE TO DO SOMETHING GREEN OR PINK OR A S P E C I F I C PAT T E R N .

paint on wooden board. IT FITS MY WORKING PROCESS AND

Her next project will be a puzzle for your eyes.

TEMPERAMENT VERY WELL BECAUSE

Annika envisions working in optical and illusory

A C R Y L I C PA I N T

3D art. She plans

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to saw shapes out

TO OIL (WHICH

of board and paint

I USED BEFORE)

them to create a

D R I E S F A S T.

wall sculpture.

M Y PA I N T I N G S C O N T A I N M A N Y, M A N Y L AY E R S

Along with creating

O F PA I N T U N T I L

her own art, she

I CAN FIND THE

and her husband

RIGHT COLOR;

have operated a

THEREFORE, IT

contemporary art

IS GOOD TO

gallery, Domeij

AV O I D L O N G

Gallery, for the

DRYING TIMES.

past six years.

I A L S O H AV E N O PAT I E N C E

I DO MOST

T O WA I T.

OF THE

After Annika settles on

PRACTICAL

a pattern she wants to

THINGS

paint, she visualizes That idea, however, often changes many times during the actual process. She also loves to create sharp edges with masking tape As she works, Annika gets ideas for the next

T H E G A L L E R Y, B U T I A M A L S O T H E A R T A D V I S O R A N D C U R AT O R FOR EVERY EXHIBITION. IT IS FUN IF YOU ARE AN ART

painting. Every painting gives birth to the next .

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LOVER LIKE ME!

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CONCERNING

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INTO THE WIND

PA I G E MILLER

PHOTOGRAPHER

INTO THE WIND Paige Miller became instantly intrigued with photography in high school when she took a photojournalism class. From there, she would shoot with friends occasionally as a hobby, but held back from pursuing photography wholeheartedly out of the subconscious fear of failure, inadequacy, or instability.

THE SUMMER BEFORE COLLEGE, THOUGH, I FELL DOWN A YOUTUBE HOLE (LOL) ABOUT EDITING/SHOOTING/ETC AND BECAME OBSESSED WITH L E A R N I N G A B O U T T H E A R T. T H E N I S TA R T E D S H O O T I N G MORE, AND CONCEPTUALIZING MORE, AND EDITING MORE, AND I FINALLY PUSHED MYSELF O F F O F T H AT C L I F F O F F E A R ; I H AV E N ’ T S T O P P E D L E A R N I N G O R C R E AT I N G S I N C E . PA I G E M I L L E R \ P H O T O G R A P H E R


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From taking photojournalism classes, in which everything was spontaneous and grounded in realism, Paige has evolved as a photographer to yearn for creative direction, planned concepts, whimsical fashion, and fantasy.

I HOPE FOR MY PHOTOS T O E V O K E A F A N T A S Y, A DIVERGENCE FROM REALITY T H AT ’ S J U S T O U T O F R E A C H . I B E L I E V E I A C H I E V E T H AT

MY AESTHETIC HAS RECENTLY

THROUGH BOLD COLOR,

TRANSITIONED A BIT FROM

EMPOWERING PERSPECTIVE,

MINIMALIST TO VIBRANT AND

AND MY TRUSTY 14MM LENS

WHIMSICAL. I DEFINITELY STILL

T H AT G I V E S P O R T R A I T S A

VA L U E S P O N T A N E I T Y W H I L E

DREAMLIKE DISTORTION.

SHOOTING, THOUGH, AND I H O P E T H A T M Y P H O T O S A L WA Y S H AV E T H A T O N C E - I N - A - L I F E T I M E MOMENT LOOK. Most of Paige’s work is digital, though she recently started working with 35mm film for the first time. I’ve loved rediscovering photography through an analog format; it’s like going back to the basics and falling in love all over again!

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I HAD JUST GOTTEN MY NEW

FLOOR TO GET LOW ENOUGH TO

1 4 M M L E N S , A N D I WA S

PROVIDE HER WITH A POWERFUL

LOOKING TO BRING NEW

YET GRACEFUL LOOK.

IMAGES TO LIFE USING THE WEIRD, DISTORTING QUALITIES T H AT I T G I V E S T O P O R T R A I T S . I WA N T E D T H E P H O T O S T O L O O K D R E A M Y, A N D I H A D A L R E A D Y PLANNED ON USING THE SKY A N D W I N D T O M Y A D VA N T A G E .

Into the Wind is named after the whimsical, wind-blown nature of the photos. The billowing orange dress coupled with the movement evident in the posing makes it look as though Caity is leaping into the sky, getting lost in the wind.

To be honest, this was one of my more spontaneous shoots; the concept wasn’t extensively planned, and we kind of just went with what felt right in the moment. That tends to work out for Caity and I, though;

T H E S T Y L I N G WA S A C T U A L L Y I M P R O M P T U ; T H E D R E S S WA S

sometimes over-planning can limit your creative decisions in the present.

A N E X T R A P I E C E T H A T C A I T Y, MY MODEL, HAD BROUGHT WITH HER, AND IT WORKED PERFECTLY WITH THE IDEA; U S I N G T H E 1 4 M M , I WA S A B L E T O E L O N G AT E H E R B O D Y A N D THE BILLOWING DRESS ALONG W I T H I T, S T R E T C H I N G H E R I N T O T H E S K Y. T O A C H I E V E T H E L O O K ,

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A M O M E N TA R Y E S C A P E . M O R E S P E C I F I C A L L Y, A N A L T E R N AT E , BEAUTIFUL REALITY OF E M P O W E R M E N T. Paige’s work is sometimes informed by her own experience—she likes to find and show the quirky stories of the world and people around her. More often though, her work is inspired by her subject—something she picked up from starting in photojournalism.

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O N E T H I N G I ’ V E S TA R T E D D O I N G

At twenty years old with still a couple years

R E C E N T L Y, F O R E X A M P L E , I S

of Film School to do, the future is full of

D R AW I N G I N S P I R A T I O N F R O M M U S I C . I R E C E N T L Y C R E AT E D A

possibilities for Paige. Ample time to develop skills in photography, videography, narrative, and graphic design in order to become the

S H O O T B A S E D A R O U N D T H E WA Y

head of creative direction on projects for

O N E O F M Y F AV O R I T E S O N G S ,

brands to bands.

WA R M G L O W B Y H I P P O C A M P U S , T R A N S L AT E S V I S U A L L Y F O R

In the next three years I want to take photos for an album cover, solidify my photographic

M E . I T C R E AT E D S O M E O F M Y

style, and diversify my editing skills.

F AV O R I T E I M A G E S T O D A T E !

Hopefully within the next ten years I’ll have directed a music video for a favorite small band of mine, worked with international brands (it’d be nice to start getting flown out for projects!), and maybe even started a production company?

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Into the wind we go, I guess!

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ART’S FREEDOM

maintains a spirit of play with her kids— they also move her to create.

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In this issue of Jaune, her agent Cecily

T H AT ’ S P R E T T Y M U C H T H E

Chambers is also featured for her work as

F O U N D AT I O N F O R M O S T

the founding agent of FORM: the perfect opportunity for a Janell-Cecily collab.

OF MY SHOOTS.

I T WA S B A S I C A L L Y L I K E , “ H E Y

I LIKE BEING AROUND HER.

C O M E O V E R A N D L E T ’ S P L AY

SHE’S VERY POSITIVE—IT’S

D R E S S U P, T A K E P I C S , A N D

INFECTIOUS.

H AV E F U N ! ”

Their creative relationship is built on trust with

FOR ME AS SHE PUTS UP WITH W E G O T TA W O R K H A R D , B U T

MY OTHERWORLDLY LOOK ON

W E A L S O G O T TA L A U G H H A R D

LIFE AND WORK.

W H I L S T D O I N G I T. SHE REALLY CARES AND HAS C E C I L Y H A S S U R PA S S E D M Y

TA U G H T M E S O M U C H O V E R

E X P E C TAT I O N S O F A N A G E N T

THESE COUPLE OF YEARS,

F O R S U R E . I F E E L S O G R AT E F U L

AND SHE KEEPS MY WILD

T H AT S H E ’ S I N M Y C O R N E R ,

ASS GENTLY IN LINE.

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SHE’S DEFINITELY THE BEST FIT

a big sprinkle of humor.


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BUSINESS FOUNDER-AGENT

CECILY CHAMBERS Cecily Chambers is the woman behind FORM, an agency she founded in 2016, representing artists in the US and UK. Her professional philosophy centers around putting out good energy, creating heat, and making magic moments.

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I GO WITH MY GUT INSTINCTS ON E V E R Y T H I N G A N D H AV E GROWN FORM IN A S U P E R O R G A N I C WA Y .

The steps that I took to launch my vision: I used Pinterest a lot for early branding ideas. I needed to visualize to make it true. I put one foot in front of the other and just started moving forward, emailing people from my personal email and letting them know I would launch an agency soon. I was lucky to be able to partner with artists who I felt passionate about working with and who believed in me.

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As a result, she is inspired everyday by the

C A M PA I G N I N PA R I S F O R

artists she’s selected to be a part of the FORM

G I V E N C H Y. S A M U E L B U R G E S S -

family. Each artist has her or his own unique style and approach, yet they all work cohesively within the FORM brand.

JOHNSON HAS BEEN WORKING WITH MARREN MORRIS AND TOVE LO. KEVIN LYNCH JUST SHOT AMY POEHLER AND

WHEN PROJECTS ARE HIGH

M A YA R U D O L F … T H A T S E T

PROFILE, IT IS FUN TO SEE THEM

WA S H Y S T E R I C A L A S Y O U

IN THE WORLD. THE OTHER

CAN IMAGINE!

N I G H T W H E N W E W E R E H AV I N G A CLIENT DINNER, WE LOOKED OUT ONTO SUNSET BLVD AND THERE WERE FOUR BILLBOARDS SHOT BY SMALLZ+RASKIND.

T H I S S H O O T F E AT U R E D I N J A U N E WA S A P A R T I C U L A R L Y SPECIAL MOMENT BECAUSE OUR PHOTOGRAPHER, JANELL

PRETTY COOL!

S H I R T C L I F F, S H O T I T . J A N E L L S H I R T C L I F F S H O T PA M E L A VA R I E T Y M A G A Z I N E . S I G N I N G A U T U M N D E W I L D E WA S A BIG STEP FOR US LAST YEAR.

I G O T A R E A L U N D E R S TA N D I N G OF HOW IT FEELS TO BE THE SUBJECT ON ONE OF HER SETS, AND TO SEE HER STRENGTHS

SOME PROJECTS FOR THE FILM

IN DIRECTION AND MAKING

I , T O N YA , G L O W O N N E T F L I X ,

M E F E E L C O M F O R TA B L E

CAMPING ON HBO, AND THE NEW JENNY LEWIS ALBUM

AND BEAUTIFUL. SHE HAS A W O N D E R F U L P L AY F U L N E S S I N

COVER. NEIL KRUG RECENTLY SHOT A VIDEO AND STILLS

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HER PROCESS.

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ADLON FOR THE COVER OF


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A N I N D U S T R Y; S H E WA S A N INFLUENCER BEFORE THERE WERE INFLUENCERS. PEOPLE

Long before transforming her pins into reality, Cecily had always been visually

W E R E J U S T A S FA S C I N AT E D B Y HER AND HER LIFE AS THEY

inclined, growing up in a creative family

WERE BY HER DESIGNS. I

within entertainment. School holidays meant working on productions as an art department PA on America’s Next Top

DESIRED TO BE WELL KNOWN AND WELL RESPECTED IN MY

Model and The Runaways.

I N D U S T R Y A N D C R E AT E A BIG BRAND LIKE SHE DID, A TA S T E M A K E R I F Y O U W I L L .

I WA S A H A R D W O R K E R , B U T I DIDN’T LOVE SET LIFE AS I T WA S A B O Y S ’ C L U B A N D O F T E N T R A N S I E N T. B E C A U S E I

Cecily found her place in the photography world when she started interning for her

W A S V E R Y D R AW N T O S P A T I A L

photographer-godmother’s agent, growing

AND VISUAL AESTHETICS, I

into a big role there as the lead agent.

CONSIDERED GOING INTO INTERIOR DESIGN. I DEFINITELY RECEIVED A LOT OF MENTORSHIP FROM MY PREVIOUS BOSS, A N D T R Y T O PA S S A L O N G T H E B E S T O F W H AT I L E A R N E D T O THE YOUNG WOMEN WHO W O R K F O R M E N O W.

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W E M AY P O T E N T I A L L Y TA K E O N ARTISTS WHO WORK IN OTHER

Visualizing the future, Cecily sees FORM as a

W H O H AV E A D I V E R S I T Y O F

household name in photography and design.

PERSPECTIVES AND COME IN

A recognizable style and vibe that people are

D I F F E R E N T F O R M S . H AV I N G

drawn to. Clean, sleek, smoke, formations.

I M A G E R Y I N T H E W O R L D T H AT

Nike and Apple are dream clients, because

C O M E S F R O M A VA R I E D R A N G E

not only are they iconic companies—they also

O F P E R S P E C T I V E S I S V I TA L T O

have a really strong female presence in the

E X PA N D I N G T H E C U L T U R A L

creative departments.

DIALOGUE.

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PHOTOGRAPHER

T AY L O R JARVIS

Since launching Pale Girl Photography in September 2016, Taylor Jarvis has been #blessed to collaborate with brands including Laser Kitten, Perry Ellis, Cynthia Rowley, Happy Socks, and Neon Cowboys.

As far as models, stylists, and makeup artists go, the list could go on forever, but a few are my dear friends Chavi St. Hill (recently signed with Muse Models NYC), sweetheart Keiko Lynn (blogger), boss babe La’shaunae Steward (model & artist), Mary Crimmons (of Wilhelmina Models NYC), Marley Simmons (MUA), and best friend Janelle Starrett of Marilyn’s Agency.

The vibe of her work is muted tones, conceptual, and editorial-inspired.

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Angel is a photo series with model Tara

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Corinne, who drove hours to Charleston

Not only did Taylor sketch the outfit concept,

just to shoot with Taylor.

she also handmade the skirt Tara wore.

I ACTUALLY SKETCHED MY

I stayed up all night the night before the shoot hand-sewing and putting the final

VISION FOR HER OUTFIT A

embellishments on...making sure it was

C O U P L E O F M O N T H S O U T. I

complete. It wasn’t perfect, but I felt proud

LOVE SIMPLE BACKGROUNDS, SO

that I made it myself and it was exactly what I

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was envisioning.

GIVEN. WE RODE TOGETHER

I NAMED IT ANGEL BECAUSE

T O T H E L O C AT I O N , I T O U C H E D

T H AT ’ S E X A C T L Y W H AT S H E

U P H E R M A K E U P, A N D H E L P E D

LOOKED LIKE OUT THERE IN

H E R W I T H M Y F AV O R I T E P A R T :

T H A T F I E L D T H A T D A Y.

T H E S K I R T.

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I’d like to think my vision also helps others see just how beautiful they really are - hearing other people’s stories and experiences help shape my point of view on certain subjects and concepts.

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D I V E R S I T Y I S V E R Y I M P O R TA N T T O M E . I ’ D L O V E T O C H A N G E H O W FA S H I O N AND THE DEFINITION OF BEAUTY IS V I E W E D , P O R T R AY E D , A N D R E C E I V E D I N AMERICA. I THINK WE’VE LOST THE TRUE M E A N I N G O F I T. . . A N D I T ’ S S I M P L Y B E I N G

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EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE.

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Transport people into a dreamlike world. Bodies carry a lot of intuitive wisdom. Absorb a lot of energy from different personalities and sort those attributes to find some singularity in humanity. Highlight the beauty of people and their flaws not being flaws. There is something very emotional in the aesthetics of the place, a country that froze in time, the place I left behind. Let’s play dress up, take pics, and have fun!

“Natural” is appreciated not just tolerated or shamed.

Look for

and nourish the natural beauty in everything.

Cuba encloses love and

pain for me, the richest materials in the world.

Taking the time to play

and experiment with process and ideas is important for any creative person, and in turn will influence the next steps you take. Create artwork that people like to live with, like a friendly presence on the wall. Value spontaneity.

Evoke a fantasy, a divergence from reality that’s

just out of reach. Today in society, there is often a drive that everything should go faster and easier. It’s good to pause for a while and not be in a hurry all the time in life. Strive to create a pleasant pattern. Always very attentive to the times of nature and sunlight.

Inspire other creatives

the id, in both animate and inanimate things, and the instinctual pull we feel towards people, objects, and phenomena that we cannot rationalize. Materials are a large part of the message. service.

Each piece performs its own

It’s time to jump into this creative adventure. Create a body

of work that makes one feel closer to their own spirit.

Explore and find

a balance. We gotta work hard, but we also gotta laugh hard whilst doing it. Take a leap of faith. Into the wind we go!

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to step outside their boundaries and jump into a new world. Celebrate


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ELIZABETH ECHEMENDIA ORTEGA

From the cockroach illustration that was her first drawing, to being discovered as a model at 16 years old, to stepping behind the camera with her partner after welcoming their son into the world—expression and creation have been a constant flow through all the arteries of Elizabeth Echemendia Ortega’s life.

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Cuba encloses love and pain for me, the richest materials in the world.

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That’s why Eden is the subject of these photos. A determined woman with strong character, but so sweet at the same time, who loves herself and embraces her body and what she has and knows how to carry it, detached of expectations, happy in her skin.

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What did it take to capture Eden’s power?

We (my husband and I work together as a team) first did a moodboard, color palette, and concept. Then we did the shoot. And after at home: the post production, which means color treatment, retouch—this last part is what I

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love the most, playing with the colors and the image.

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Our photography is natural and spontaneous, we prefer natural light over strobes, we like creating evocative and real images, we like nature and people, and them together.

I want to see our work in Vogue, in Purple Magazine, i-D. I want us to work with the big brands I admire the most: with Jil Sander and CELINE.

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As a solo project, Elizabeth plans to publish her poetry book and finish writing her memoir soon. Powerful, blunt and tender. In the meantime, she spends her days reading at the library or at the park with her son. Mornings, you’ll find her having a coffee while she edits, and taking

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CELIA L U N A

from her shoot inspired by the renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Her stylist didn’t show up to the shoot that day, and she would have postponed it but her makeup artist was moving out of town soon. She had to rush all over Miami to find what

E V E R Y T I M E I L O O K AT I T, I T R E M I N D S M E T H A T I C A N A L WAY S M A K E

she needed. Despite the setbacks, the series is one of Celia’s favorites. C E L I A L U N A \ FA S H I O N P H O T O G R A P H E R

THINGS WORK.

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In Celia Luna’s office hangs a framed photo


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Celia discovered her passion for photography five years ago while working as a graphic designer and

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longing for a new profession.

I always had a camera with me but never thought of it as a career, I just enjoyed taking photos. That quickly changed when someone hired me for a portrait session.

That experience inspired her to take workshops and immerse herself in online tutorials. She now specializes in fashion and portrait photography with the goal of bringing diverse cultures and powerful women to life through her colorful images.

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Celia’s upbringing in Peru sparked her interest in representing different cultures since the country is such a diverse place. Her mother, who raised Celia on her own, led her to photograph powerful women.

I DEVELOPED A TREMENDOUS RESPECT FOR STRONG FEMALES. S E E I N G W H AT M Y M O M WA S A B L E T O ACCOMPLISH IN A MALED O M I N AT E D S O C I E T Y A F F E C T E D M E I N WAY S T H AT I D I D N ’ T E V E N FULLY REALIZE UNTIL M U C H L AT E R . A L L O F T H AT I S R E F L E C T E D I N MY WORK. Celia is constantly evolving and changing her techniques. She gives her images a magical touch by placing a nylon sock,

O N E O F T H E T H I N G S T H AT I LOVE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY I S T H AT Y O U N E V E R S T O P L E A R N I N G A N D T H AT E V E R Y S H O O T I S D I F F E R E N T. I T E N D TO GET BORED EASILY WHEN IT COMES TO CAREERS BUT PHOTOGRAPHY KEEPS ME

broken kaleidoscope, cellophane paper

ON MY TOES.

or something shiny in front of the lens.

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FINE ARTIST

MAJA TOMLJANOVIC

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Maja Tomljanovic’s illustrations are an extension of her personal experience, from traveling to dog walking. She is fascinated by people and loves to draw them, particularly women.

I FEEL THE PENCIL LENDS ITSELF TO FEMALE FORM, LOOSER SHAPE, BEAUTIFUL CURVES. IT’S QUITE I N S T I N C T I V E R E A L L Y. I L O V E I L L U S T R AT I N G SIMPLE MOMENTS OF E V E R Y D AY L I F E .

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Inspired by the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world, Maja illustrated Who Run The World for International Women’s Day to celebrate all women and their diversity and similarity.

I L O V E T H I S I L L U S T R AT I O N , B E C A U S E I T S AY S T H AT W E A R E ALL THE SAME.

WE BLEED THE

SAME COLOR. OUR BODIES On the eve of International Women’s Day, she started the project with an exact idea of how she wanted it to look. With iPad in

WORK THE SAME, YET EVERYONE THINKS THE COLOR OF YOUR

hand, the Procreate app installed, Maja’s

SKIN DEFINES HOW HIGH OR

process began: first there’s a rough sketch,

L O W Y O U A R E I N S O C I E T Y.

then deciding color palettes, and finally coloring and adding details.

D O N ’ T L E T A N Y O N E S AY Y O U AREN’T GOOD ENOUGH BECAUSE OF YOUR SKIN COLOR, RACE O R W H AT E V E R I T M I G H T B E . W E A R E A L L C A PA B L E O F G R E AT T H I N G S , N O M AT T E R W H AT A N Y O N E S AY S .

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It has now been almost three years since Maja’s brave jump and she loves every moment of it, balancing personal projects alongside client work. Drawing has always been Maja’s favorite thing to do, taking any opportunity to attend creative camps and draw incessantly throughout high

I D O T H I N K TA K I N G T H E T I M E

school. But she went to college and took a

T O P L AY A N D E X P E R I M E N T

hiatus from her art.

WITH PROCESS AND IDEAS IS I M P O R TA N T F O R A N Y C R E AT I V E

DURING THE YEARS WHILE WORKING AS A GRAPHIC D E S I G N E R , I A L W AY S WA N T E D

PERSON, AND IN TURN WILL INFLUENCE THE NEXT STEPS YOU TA K E .

T O G E T B A C K T O D R AW I N G S C A R E D T O S T A R T. A N D T H E N WHEN I LEFT MY STEADY JOB I KNEW IT WOULD BE THE LAST OFFICE JOB FOR ME! I DECIDED I T WA S T I M E T O J U M P I N T H I S C R E AT I V E A D V E N T U R E .

IN THE FUTURE I SEE MYSELF WORKING WITH NEW INTERESTING PEOPLE ALL OVER THE GLOBE. AND WOULD LOVE TO BE WORKING ON MY OWN BRAND OF PRODUCTS. I’M A I M I N G T O C R E AT E A R T W O R K T H AT P E O P L E L I K E T O L I V E W I T H , LIKE A FRIENDLY PRESENCE ON T H E WA L L .

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A N D P A I N T I N G , B U T I WA S T O O


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PETRA ERIKSSON P E R S O N A L S PA C E FINE ARTIST

Petra Eriksson draws inspiration from all over. What inspires her today may not tomorrow. Previously, it came from traveling and her physical surroundings. But presently, it’s more of an internal journey.

RIGHT NOW I’M VERY T H E R A P Y, C O N V E R S A T I O N S WITH FRIENDS AND U N D E R S TA N D I N G / L E A R N I N G MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY O F M Y F A M I L Y.

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MUCH INSPIRED BY


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Petra’s Personal Space series is rooted in starting therapy again this year and reflecting on what she fears and why—mainly specific kinds of social interactions and relationships that cause anxiety or discomfort.

I’M AN INTROVERT AND A VERY SHY PERSON IN SOME S O C I A L S I T U AT I O N S A N D T H E TOPIC DEALS WITH FEELINGS O F W A N T I N G T O H I D E AW AY

I THINK I’M TRYING TO EXPLORE

(SOMETIMES HIDING IN A

AND FIND A BALANCE FOR

P H Y S I C A L S PA C E , W H I L E

MYSELF WITHIN THIS TOPIC,

S O M E T I M E S I T ’ S J U S T A M E N TA L

B E C A U S E I K N O W T H AT I N E E D

BARRIER) OR SPENDING

P E R S O N A L S PA C E F R O M T I M E

TOO MUCH TIME IN DREAM

TO TIME FOR MY BRAIN TO

ENVIRONMENTS INSTEAD OF

WORK, ESPECIALLY IF I’M GOING

THE REAL WORLD.

TO AN EVENT OR SOMETHING T H AT I K N O W W I L L TA K E A L O T OF SOCIAL ENERGY FROM ME, BUT I ALSO STRUGGLE WITH PROTECTING MYSELF TOO MUCH BY HIDING BEHIND OTHER KINDS OF ACTIVITIES OR JUST SIMPLY DISAPPEARING INTO MY OWN WORLD.

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Petra’s art is playful at the surface, but with a darker vibe upon closer look.

MY WORK IS A LOT ABOUT ME

I T R Y T O TA L K O P E N L Y

P L AY I N G A R O U N D W I T H C O L O R S AND SHAPES, MIXING ROUND O R G A N I C S H A P E S W I T H F L AT GEOMETRIC ONES AND SEEING

ABOUT CHOICES I MAKE WHEN IT COMES TO USING LESS RESOURCES IN MY LIFE (LIKE BUYING FOOD IN BULK

HOW THEY AFFECT EACH OTHER A N D W H AT K I N D O F S T O R Y I CAN TELL BY THE COMPOSITION.

STORES, BUYING LOCAL FOOD AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, CONSUMING AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE AND NOT FLYING)— NOT TO MAKE ANYONE ELSE FEELS BAD BUT TO HOPEFULLY

Equality and inclusivity are important

G I V E S O M E I N S P I R AT I O N .

themes in her work. And when she gets the chance, she loves working on shifting

change is something she personally feels most stressed about.

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how we treat our Earth because climate


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SOFIA T U F VA S S O N DRAPE Sofia Tufvasson took a ceramics course in Australia in 1993 and hasn’t kept her hands off clay since.

HURRY THE PROCESS. I T H A S T O TA K E I T S T I M E . I F Y O U D O N ’ T L E T I T TA K E ITS TIME, IT WILL BREAK A N D Y O U H AV E T O S T A R T

CERAMI CI ST

W I T H C L AY, Y O U C A N ’ T

ALL OVER AGAIN. T O D AY I N S O C I E T Y, T H E R E I S O F T E N A D R I V E T H AT E V E R Y T H I N G S H O U L D G O FA S T E R A N D E A S I E R , B U T W I T H C L AY T H AT ’ S N O T POSSIBLE. I LIKE TO CALL IT SLOW ART AND I THINK IT’S GOOD TO PA U S E F O R A W H I L E A N D N O T B E IN A HURRY ALL THE TIME IN LIFE.

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Nature, and patterns in general—from

Her art centers around movement and the

movies to shadows or graphics—inspire

curiosity of treating clay like another material,

Sofia’s creations.

as in the Drape series, which is inspired by heavy draped fabrics.

I ALSO WORK A LOT WITH S PA C I N G A N D S T R I V E T O C R E AT E

T H E S U R G I N G S U R FA C E H E L P S

A P L E A S A N T PAT T E R N . P E O P L E

THE PIECE TO COME TO LIFE BY

O F T E N WA N T T O F E E L A N D

SHADOWS.

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TOUCH MY CERAMICS.

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I M P O R TA N T T O G E T T O K N O W T H E M AT E R I A L , SO A LOT OF TESTING A N D FA I L U R E TA K E S M E F O R WA R D . A N D I N ALL THIS TESTING, NEW IDEAS ARE BORN AND SOMETIMES A WINNER IS BORN.

Sofia is never without her sketchbook, ready for whenever inspiration strikes.

My next step is to start testing in my studio, first shapes, and later—different clays and glazes.

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BETTY A B E B AY E H U

C R E AT I V E D I R E C T O R

Growing up in a household where the arts were not recognized as a serious career path, Betty Abebayehu studied her other passion: Political Sciences. Though, as she participated in various activist/nonprofit/government groups, Betty would learn she was not much of a politician. Rather—inspired by how global

I B E G A N T O L E A R N T H AT I , T O O , HAD A VOICE AND A MESSAGE

communication was achieved in earlier eras

T O G I V E T O S O C I E T Y; A V I S I O N

such as the Renaissance, she found her way

TO BRING THE ARTS TO A WHOLE

back to the arts.

DIFFERENT LEVEL. I DIDN’T KNOW

I WA N T E D S O M E T H I N G T H AT BROUGHT FORTH ACTIVE CHANGE B U T R E A L L Y R E S O N AT E D W I T H P E O P L E . T H A T WA S T H E A R T S , WHICH WERE VERY MUCH A R E V O L U T I O N A R Y PA R T O F HISTORY’S SOCIAL CHANGE.

W H AT T O C A L L I T T H O U G H L O L . H O W D O E S O N E H AV E A R T I S T I C IDEAS WITH ZERO ART SKILLS?! SOOOO I LEARNED, I ASKED QUESTIONS, I RESEARCHED,

Betty immersed herself through volunteering

I NETWORKED AND FOUND

in the arts community and engaged in artistic

P E O P L E W H O C O U L D B E A PA R T

collectives that sparked social change within

O F A C O L L A B O R AT I V E T E A M T O

the Afro-Caribbean community, such as Black Arts Matter, which she’s been a part of since

BRING THESE VISIONS TO LIFE.

2017.

WITHIN THE RESEARCH I THEN F O U N D O U T W H A T I WA S D O I N G COULD BE TURNED INTO A C A R E E R : C R E AT I V E D I R E C T I O N .

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I WA T C H E D A L O T O F E N T E R TA I N M E N T A N D O T H E R M E D I A O U T L E T S P O R T R AY The artistic nurturing began 4 years ago.

OUR COMMUNITIES UNDER A

Now, Betty has been creative directing for

SINGULAR AND LIMITED LENS

about a year. She launched OnyxCreatives,

A N D U L T I M A T E L Y, D U E T O

women with an emphasis on Black femmes.

S O C I A L H I E R A R C H Y, W H E N A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE ARE

MY WORK CENTERS AROUND

FORGOTTEN, THE HISTORY OF

PEOPLE OF COLOR WITH A

BLACK WOMANHOOD IS HARDLY

H E AV Y E M P H A S I S O N B L A C K

EVER DISCUSSED.

FEMMES AND AFROCENTRISM; AS YOU CAN TELL BY THE D I S T I N G U I S H E D FA C E PA I N T I N

Betty has begun to shift the focus of her art journey on themes and concepts centered around Black femme storytelling; whether it

M Y P H O T O S . I F I N D T H AT I N A R T

be through shoots, live art displays or even

A N D S O C I E T Y, B L A C K F E M M E S

fashion.

ARE OFTEN FORGOTTEN ABOUT OR MISREPRESENTED BY NONBLACK ARTISTS. THERE IS SO M U C H H I S T O R Y, C U L T U R E S , A N D T R A D I T I O N S AT TA C H E D T O T H E BLACK WOMAN WHEN IT COMES TO HER PHYSICAL LOOKS, HER SKIN TONES, HER HAIR, HER CLOTHES, HER SONGS, HER LANGUAGE, ETC.

I L O O K AT T H E I N S TA G R A M STORIES OF MANY ARTISTS SUCH A S M O S H O O D AT O R A D E S A M U E L OR JOSEPH KISSI (WHICH WERE INTRODUCED TO ME BY MY CLOSE FRIEND LEBENE) AND I F E E L L I K E I N S TA G R A M I S S U C H A C R E AT I V E , M U L T I - D I M E N S I O N A L A N D I N T E R A C T I V E WA Y T O G E N E R AT E A P L AT F O R M T O D I S P L AY Y O U R W O R K O R E V E N H AV E A C O N V E R S A T I O N A B O U T PA R T I C U L A R I S S U E S .

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a multidimensional artistic platform for POC


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Along with collaborating with these artists through her career and with Onyx, Betty hopes to go to Africa and inspire self-discovery via artistic expression amongst young girls.

Maybe I can one day even start programs, scholarships, and build art schools all over Africa so that underprivileged girls get a chance to pursue their dreams and make them come true as I have the privilege of doing so.

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