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Giselle Melendres - Editor, Creative Director & Designer

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Sheridan Elyse Dyches, Arvin Rusanganwa, Aidan Doyle, Rai Utomo

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TURN ME DOWN, TURN ME LOUD a photo journal by AIDAN DOYLE

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LEAVE BEFORE THE LIGHTS TURN ON a photo journal by SHERIDAN ELYSE DYCHES

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TELLING DARKNESS FROM LINES ON YOU a photo journal by RAI UTOMO

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LIFE TURNS TO DUST a photo journal by ARVIN RUSANGANWA

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SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT: YOUTH IN REVOLT an editorial by ZOE ALLEN

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SCHOOL TIME, MY TIME an editorial by ZOE GILLIGAN

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PATRICK GRAY a photographer profile

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FRANKIE HYATT a photographer profile

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BREE KISH an interview with BREE KISH

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MAD SOUNDS MUST-HEARS hand-selected and reviewed by TRINITY GARDNER

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MEET VIRGO interview by ZOE GILLIGAN

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JUST TRYIN’ TO BE COOL a visual board

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smells like teen spirit From high school social order, to teenage angst, the world of adolescence poses as a rather daunting period, filled with the ever-perplexing questions of “who am I?” and “where do I belong?”.

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We dedicate Issue No. 6 to this strenuous journey of selfdiscovery, the hardships of academic pressures/ expectations, and the pains of being pure at heart.

We dedicate ‘Dropout’ to the non-comformists and ‘outcasters’ of our generation, who illustrate ideals that dare to question authority.

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We dedicate this issue to the reckless and rebellious, the exiled and excluded, the mistreated and misunderstood.

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Here’s to our fluorescent adolescents, here’s to us.

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mad sounds GISELLE MELENDRES editor-in-chief, photographer, & writer

SHERIDAN ELYSE DYCHES photographed “LEAVE BEFORE THE LIGHTS TURN ON” p. 24

INSTAGRAM: @gisellelisabeth

INSTAGRAM: @sheridanelyse

CURRENT LISTEN: New Dorp. New York by SBTRKT (feat. Ezra Koenig)

CURRENT LISTEN: Riptide by Vance Joy

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WHO ARE YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATIONS? Definitely Tavi Gevinson or Gia Coppola, they are such creative and innovative individuals!

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YOUR FUTURE WILL HOPEFULLY CONSIST OF… Becoming the editor of a ‘professional’ magazine, and pursuing my passions!

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For photography and being a good human, Amber Mozo. I have never met her, but I've followed her for a while on Instagram. Her lifestyle photography is fun and her travels make me extremely jealous.

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AIDAN DOYLE photographed “TURN ME DOWN, TURN ME LOUD” p. 14

ARVIN RUSANGANWA photographed “LIFE TURNS TO DUST” p. 46

INSTAGRAM: @adoyleee

INSTAGRAM: @arrvinnn

WHO ARE YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATIONS? My biggest inspirations are Petra Collins and @rileysociety on Instagram, their photography is amazing.

WHO ARE YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATIONS? My biggest inspirations are the friends I have made through Instagram because they are all so talented and are constantly improving with their work!

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YOUR FUTURE WILL HOPEFULLY CONSIST OF… my going to a good college in a nice city and majoring in photography or photojournalism. After that, I hope to become a permanent payed photographer for a fashion magazine or an arts magazine.

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YOUR FUTURE WILL HOPEFULLY CONSIST OF… No matter what I do in the future I hope I continue photography and surround myself with positive people.


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mad sounds RAI UTOMO photographed “TELLING DARKNESS FROM LINES ON YOU” p. 36

ZOE GILLIGAN wrote “SCHOOL TIME, MY TIME” p. 62

INSTAGRAM: @rai.jpeg

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CURRENT LISTEN: alt-J, I'm obsessed they are incredible

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My biggest inspiration would be Dian Pelangi because she is a famous fashion designer from Indonesia (which is where I am from). She makes me believe that no matter where you are from, you can make it!

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YOUR FUTURE WILL HOPEFULLY CONSIST OF… Me in New York, and photography….cliché but thats what I want! Hahaha

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WHO ARE YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATIONS? I am largely inspired by Tavi Gevinson, Caroline de Maigret, Jim Morrison, Francois Truffault, and Gia Coppola.

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YOUR FUTURE WILL HOPEFULLY CONSIST OF… Times worth writing about!


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contributors ZOE ALLEN wrote “SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT: YOUTH IN REVOLT” p. 58

TRINITY GARDNER music consultant, writer of “MAD SOUNDS MUST HEARS” p. 142

INSTAGRAM: @eoz_allen

INSTAGRAM: @catveins & @trinitygardner

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CURRENT LISTEN: SBTRKT & Coconut Records

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WHO ARE YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATIONS? Alexa Chung, Sofia Coppola, and Nadya Tolokonnikova (one of the founders of Pussy Riot)

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YOUR FUTURE WILL HOPEFULLY CONSIST OF… Something that involves writing, and probably journalism

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I'm seeing Cherub, Mac Demarco, the 1975, and Cat Stevens very soon, so I've been listening to them a ton lately!

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WHO ARE YOUR INSPIRATIONS?

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Jim Carrey, David Bowie, Olivia Bee, Jeff Mangum, Sky Ferreria, and Petra Collins

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Well I really would like to become a successful photographer for a magazine like Vice or Urban Outfitters or maybe for concerts. I also would love to be in a band.


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PHOTOGRAPHY BY AIDAN DOYLE FEATURING SARAH LYNN & KELSEY HALL


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smells like teen spirit: youth in revolt TEENS LOVE TO REBEL, BECAUSE THEY LOVE TO QUESTION AUTHORITY. AND WHO DOESN’T LIKE PISSING OFF THEIR PARENTS?

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Rebellion has always been a prominent theme in history--whether hiding in the shadows of an oppressive tyranny, or being screamed at the top of neonmasked Russian women lungs. Religiously, politically, and emotionally, rebellion has always been vital for survival. Bringing about change is a natural, yet a thorough and tasking process. Not everyone wants these alterations, and they will fight the insurgents. There isn’t always a clear “winner”, and some of these brawls will end in standstills, and usually a damaged, depleted relationship between people and rulers. Sometimes rebellion is loud and colorful, and other times it is more baroque and delicate.

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Maria Antonia Josephina Johanna, or more commonly known as Marie Antoinette, is a prime example of a woman unhappy with her position in the French monarchy who unintentionally launches legitimate mutiny (the French Revolution) against social norms that were upheld in the court of France, circa the middle/late eighteenth century. Merely a young teenager when she was engaged to the heir of the French throne, people had no idea how she would do inside the lux walls of the palace of Versailles. Right away, all odds were against her, having little to no experience in court, and living on the eve of the French Rebellion. The Dauphine of France’s life was not solely decadent and lavish as many scenes from Sofia Coppola’s 2006 film portray, but Marie spent many years inside Versailles living unhappy and unloved. Because of her sulky, callous, and indifferent attitude inside the palace and towards the general population, many historians interpret her to be one of the causes of the French Revolution, possibly

even the eventual decline and fall of the French monarchy. King Louis XVI, the husband of Antoinette, was seen as ineffective, and Marie’s extravagant affairs only made the people even more vexed. As many people say, Marie was a product of her times, and ultimately a victim to them.

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In recent Russian history, a group of girls dubbing themselves “Pussy Riot”, which transliterates into Russian as “Пусси Райот”. Stemming from an anarchist art collective called Voina, the courageous women making up Pussy Riot find a way to protest the extremely flawed Russian government through art and voice. Jail will not terminate them, Vladimir Putin will not terminate them, and nothing will

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terminate them. The only thing that will be terminated while they are well and good is the end of oppression in Russia. Behind technicolor ski masks and attention drawing apparel, they preach about feminism, LGBT rights, and oppose the policies of Putin. They do this throughout music and protest art, an outlet that has seemed to draw many rebels. These means of expression are not only creative, but passionate, and always seem to make a statement. From the underground feminist punk scene of the nineties, to the streets of dictatorial Moscow, protest art and music has been a key form of rebellion that does not seem to be willing to leave any time soon.

“THESE MEANS OF EXPRESSION ARE NOT O N LY C R E AT I V E , B U T PASSIONATE, AND ALWAYS SEEM TO MAKE A STATEMENT. “

Rebellion is a choice, and similar to all choices humans make, they can be ethical and good, or they can be deplorable and bad. Merely choosing to skip class to smoke marijuana in the nicotine scented parking lot of your school is an act of revolt, even though it is small. In a way, anything that can arise controversy

could be considered rebellion on some kind of level, because rebellion is a loose term. Rebellion in some people’s eyes could be different than in others. For instance, living in a Republican family, and choosing to vote for a democratic representative would be seen as an act of rebellion in the eyes of the conservative, but to democratic household, this Republican raised, democratic voter would be just viewed as “making the right decision”.

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There is no right decision in rebellion; it is not black and white--it is abstract. In the terms of history, rebellion is a brilliant Picasso. There is only something that you feel is morally correct, and another side feels is morally incorrect. Factually, rebellion is neither right nor wrong. Teens love to rebel, because they love to question authority. Who doesn’t like pissing their parents off?

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school time, my time THE KINGDOM OF HIGH SCHOOL IS NOTHING MORE THAN THE TINY THINGS YOU LEAVE BEHIND…

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I sometimes feel uncertain as to whether the occasional thoughts of school being completely irrelevant in my future slipping into my mind are part of my ‘teenage rebellious phase’, or simply because I can’t be bothered with pre-calculus and writing speeches about abolition and suffragists from the Victorian and Edwardian eras en Français. All I’ve ever been told my whole life is that the algebra I learned in freshman year will come in handy someday, and that the white teeth teens will lose their power and have nothing after high school.

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Since the time of Sixteen Candles, there’s been a vast cultural and social division amongst high school students. We live by an ethic based upon nerds being ‘unwonted’ but ‘going places’, and that the rest of the student body will go on to lead ordinary lives or roll off into the deep. This false, conventional image of high school creates an unforgivable hierarchy and impossibly pointless standards.

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For the better part, grade school is a colossus website where every student is labeled, and we all need a search engine to find mutually categorized people for friends. Everyone is too caught up in either separating themselves from the ‘in crowd’, or trying to get in. It’s this constant battle of the factions— to be stereotypical—the goths against the cheerleaders, the skater-dudes against the preps, the drama kids against the jocks, and so on so forth. And, if you’re neither of the above, then you’re against them all.

“THIS FALSE, CONVENTIONAL IMAGE OF HIGH SCHOOL CREATES AN UNFORGIVABLE HIERARCHY AND I M P O S S I B L Y P O I N T L E S S STANDARDS.” I’ve always been an unusual girl, and in correspondence to that, I have always been soothed and reassured that the lives of my school monarchs will go downhill once they throw those tacky tassels up in the air.

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“THE KINGDOM OF HIGH SCHOOL IS NOTHING MORE THAN THE TINY THINGS YOU LEAVE BEHIND.” Monopolizing most of your time trying to find the right crowd for yourself is completely irrelevant. Whether you’re too school for cool, or vice versa, is ext rem el y ir re le v an t. Tarrying yourself with trying to brandish a certain look and be perceived in a specific manner is totally irrelevant. Everything surrounding the cliché of high school is of little depth and absolutely irrelevant. Being who you truly are and slowly slipping into where you belong naturally is exponentially relevant.

Where and who you were seen with wearing what clothes has no affect after you stuck that diploma under your mattress. There will always be thorns in your side looking back on the more bitter than sweet moments of high school, and there will always be stitches in your side from laughter looking back on the more sweet than bitter moments of high school. These four years of our lives are nothing but a blip in the grand scheme of things, and though they leave scars, you can’t let them define who you are and will be as a human. The kingdom of high school is nothing more than the tiny things you leave behind.

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JULIA TROTTI IS A F A S H I O N PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, WHOSE P O R T F O L I O ENCOMPASSES A VARIETY OF UNIQUE AND EYE-CATCHING PIECES. FROM FASHION CAMPAIGNS, TO CREATIVE EDITORIALS, JULIA EMBODIES THE CREATIVITY OF A GENERATION, AND INSPIRES A NEW LEVEL OF CREATIVE INNOVATION.

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WHAT DIFFERENT MESSAGES/FEELINGS DO YOU HOPE TO PORTRAY WITH YOUR PHOTOS? As a whole, I love portraying positive messages with my images. Feelings of youth, freedom, carefreeness, happiness, culture, individuality, personality and style.

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DO YOU HAVE ANY PARTICULAR LOCATIONS IN WHICH YOU PREFER SHOOTING? I absolutely love shooting on beaches or in forests. I honestly can't pick which is my favourite out of the two!

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MAD SOUNDS: TO START OFF, WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE? WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT TO OTHER FELLOW PHOTOGRAPHERS?

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“I LOOK FOR SOMEONE WITH A PASSION FOR WHAT T H E Y ' R E DOING. WITH A GLIMMER IN THEIR EYE AND A C R E A T I V E MIND.”

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I look for someone with a passion for what they're doing. With a glimmer in their eye and a creative mind. Someone who wants to spend time being creative and who isn't afraid of taking a chance.

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WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE SHOOT THAT YOU HAVE DONE THUS FAR? “Salt on Your Skin” is one of my favourite shoots ever. It was an amazing day to be a part of, everything came together so effortlessly and perfectly in a way that could have never happened if it was all meticulously planned out.

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My main love will always be outdoor, natural shoots. It's how I started photography, it's what made me fall in love with it and I think it's a feeling I will never be able to let go of! In saying that, studio shoots are also lots of fun and can be a whole challenge and learning experience in themselves, but outdoor shoots are my preference!

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WHAT IS YOUR DREAM EQUIPMENT? For the moment, I am happy shooting with what I have. However, one day I would absolutely love to experiment shooting on a digital Hasselblad.

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It makes you feel something. DO YOU HAVE ANY LAST ASPIRING PHOTOGRAPHERS? Share your work with the never know who is watching.

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I use Lightroom to colour grade my images and Photoshop to retouch. I use presets and actions that I make and have available here . They are colours that I have worked on, tweaked and used * for years so they are a very important part of my creative process.

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KEEP UP WITH JULIA TROTTI @JULIATROTTI WWW.JULIATROTTI.COM

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IF YOU COULD CREATE YOUR DREAM PHOTOSHOOT, OF WHAT WOULD IT CONSIST? It has always been my dream to shoot a story in Kew Gardens, UK. I was lucky enough to be able to visit the gardens at the beginning of last year, and ever since then I have been dreaming of doing a shoot amongst the sleepy flowers and the beautiful old greenhouses.

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emotion the model is portraying. Why does she look this way? Is she angry or happy or sad? Can I relate to it in anyway? I think we get so caught up in how good we want the photo to be or how many people we think will like the picture and don't focus enough on the meaning of the photo and how it can affect someone in some way. Basically I want curiosity. I want people to question.

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DO YOU HAVE ANY PARTICULAR LOCATIONS IN WHICH YOU PREFER SHOOTING? Theres a trail right by my house thats about 4 miles and it is my favorite spot. It varies from large meadows with dead grass and tall trees to sewer ditches with weeds growing everywhere. Its so abnormal and different and I am so drawn and attracted to it.

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WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION FOR YOUR PHOTOS? Mostly music or the way I've been feeling around the time of the shoot. I'm a dancer so a lot of my time is spent dancing or watching other people dance which gives me ideas for poses or just movement/placement in a picture whether thats the way someones hand looks or the way I can capture the movement of their hair. It all depends.

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WHAT IS YOUR DREAM EQUIPMENT? Oh gosh to be honest I am so camera dumb so I have no clue. I mean I like my camera right now but I want to buy a new one soon, maybe try a canon body with some sort of 50mm 1.2 lens.

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I love all of my models for different reasons but lately I have been so infatuated with flaws and interesting looking girls. Crooked teeth, eyes that are far apart, lots of freckles, long arms, small lips, upturned noses whatever it is; I think instead of hiding these things and being ashamed of them, we should utilize them to the best of our abilities and be proud of them.

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WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE SHOOT THAT YOU HAVE DONE THUS FAR? Ive had many but I think my favorite shoot so far has been one that I had in August with Cammy (Grace), Willow (Greene), Sheridan (Elyse) and Izzy (Mohr). We went to this abandoned house that was right down my street and to my favorite trail I mentioned above. The house is super 70s and was filled with cobwebs and dust that looked so cool in the sunlight that managed to stream through the cracked windows. We all had so much fun and I wish I could go back in time and relive it because I miss them all so much!

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As soon as I am done with a shoot I shut myself in my room, download everything straight to my computer and blast some music by Soley (my favorite artist of all time) or some Thomas Newman music (my favorite composer). I use Lightroom and Vsco and lately I have been desaturating my photos because I believe it brings out the true emotion in the subject and rather than focusing on all of the bright colors surrounding, you are focused more on the subject.

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DO YOU HAVE ANY PARTICULAR LOCATIONS IN WHICH YOU PREFER SHOOTING? I love shooting in downtown San Francisco. The city with all it's cracks and decay, has a personality within itself that adds feelings of euphoria and adventure to the photographs.

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WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION FOR YOUR PHOTOS? I usually find inspiration in fashion magazines, books, songs, and just people in general.

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WHAT DIFFERENT MESSAGES/FEELINGS DO YOU HOPE TO PORTRAY WITH YOUR PHOTOS? My aim is to portray youth culture, as well as an ethereal and dreamlike aura to my photos. I think that a models eyes are one of the most important parts of a photo because of this raw emotion that they convey...as they say, although cliché sounding, ”the eyes are the window to the soul"

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“I THINK THAT WHEN CAPTURED WELL, A M O D E L S PERSONALITY S H I N E S THROUGH THE PHOTO AND REALLY HELPS CREATE THE MOOD.”

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! “IT’S ONE OF THE T O U G H E S T INDUSTRIES TO B E C O M E SUCCESSFUL IN, SO IT'S MORE OF A DREAM, NOT SOMETHING THAT I SEE AS MY MAIN CAREER. ALTHOUGH IT WILL DEFINITELY BE A LIFELONG HOBBY.” DESCRIBE SOME OF YOUR EDITING PROCESSES. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PROGRAMS TO UTILIZE AND HOW DO YOU EDIT YOUR PHOTOS?

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My dream job would be to be a fashion photographer for a magazine or a photojournalist, traveling around the world capturing people lives through my camera. Unfortunately, it’s one of the toughest industries to become successful in, so it's more of a dream, not something that I see as my main career. Although It will definitely be a lifelong hobby.

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! BREE KISH, POPULARLY KNOWN AS @BREEKISH ON INSTAGRAM, IS A MODEL AND YOUTUBER WITH A PASSION FOR THE SILLY AND SPECTACULAR. WE INTERVIEWED BREE ABOUT HER PASSION FOR MODELING, VIDEO MAKING, AND HER FUTURE PLANS. CHECK OUT HER ANSWERS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FACE BEHIND THE PHOTOS.

Favorite… Song: Ooooh.. You know that's a tough one. I'm going to go with "No Scrubs" by TLC. Band: Can Beyonce count as a band? Artist: Beyonce again. Book: The Perks of Being A Wallflower. Movie: Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York! TV Show: CRIMINAL MINDS. Female Celeb: Angelina Jolie all the way. Male Celeb: Matthew Gray Gubler. Place: New York Drink: Diet Coke Superhero: Superwoman! Quote: "Say whatever you want about me, just spell my name right." Store: Disney Store.. hehe. Instrument: Piano Movie Soundtrack: Project X or Elf...

Animal: Piglet Holiday: Christmas. Last Movie Watched: ”No Good Deed." Coffee or Tea: Coffee, but only if it's iced! Comedies or dramas: Comedies Big cities or small towns: Big cities! Most worn item: My most worn item are shoes. When I get a new pair, I get stuck on them. Biggest pet peeve: My biggest pet peeves are people who chew loudly, store employees that ask you if you need any help repeatedly, and when someone doesn't close my door on their way out. Favorite place: New York! Hot or cold weather: Cold weather East or west coast: West coast! 133

Worst fears: getting kidnapped, drowning, being buried alive, and driving. Yeah, driving.

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If you could have one talent, what would it be? Singing!

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O YOU HOPE TO PURSUE “I L O V E DMODELING AS A FUTURE CAREER? B E I N G !I definitely hope to pursue as a future career. AROUND SUCH modeling I'm happiest on set and want to be doing C R E A T I V E wouldn't anything else! I love being such creative people PEOPLE AND around and experiencing things not gets to experience. EXPERIENCING everyone ! F THE MANY SHOOTS THAT THINGS NOT OYOU’VE MODELED FOR, WHICH BEEN YOUR FAVORITE? E V E R Y O N E HAVE ! ll my shoots are so GETS T O Aincredibly different and I've very grateful to work EXPERIENCE.” been with such talented YOU'RE AN EXTREMELY TALENTED MODEL, HOW DID YOU BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY INTO THE MODELING INDUSTRY?

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photographers. I think my favorite shoot was with Arina Borodina because it's my most memorable. It was freezing out, it started to rain, and I was in the water. We made it work!

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“ Y O U T U B E FOR, CONCEPTUAL OR PORTRAIT/ BECAME A HUGE FASHION? ! not sure! I like them P A R T O F M Y I'm both for different reasons. favorite type of shoot is L I F E A T A N My just one that conveys a mood. E X T R E M E L Y strong ! UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE A YOUNG AGE. I IY OALSO UTUBE CHANNEL, WHAT YOU TO START MAKING W A T C H E D INSPIRED VIDEOS? Y O U T U B E R S !Yes! I love YouTube. YouTube a huge part of my life R E L I G I O U S L Y became at an extremely young age. I YouTubers religiously A N D B E C A M E watched and became interested in aking videos myself! INTERESTED IN mEventually people started I should do it, so I MAKING VIDEOS saying did! Sometimes all you need is a little push. MYSELF!” IF YOU COULD WORK WITH ANY PARTICULAR PHOTOGRAPHER, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

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“I LIKE CREATING ALL TYPES OF V I D E O S . MAKEUP AND F A S H I O N VIDEOS ALLOW ME TO E X P R E S S M Y S E L F CREATIVELY.”

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Saintseneca is not your average soft indie/folk band. Their songs are exceedingly catchy, but not generic in the slightest. Their thought-provoking lyrics will never bore you. By metaphorically referencing certain subjects like religion in songs such as 'Beasts' and 'James' , they never fail to spark the interest of their listeners. Not only are they talented vocalists and lyricists, but they are one of the most humble bands I've met. I had the chance to meet Zac and Maryn after their show at the Rickshaw Stop in April, 2014, and I was not at all disappointed. Saintseneca is just one of those bands that no matter where you are in the world, when you listen to their music, you feel at home.

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After discovering Modern Baseball a couple of months ago, I have found myself to be simply addicted to their music. Their wide variety of sounds never fail to fit any mood. Modern Baseball has the unique ability to relate to pretty much anyone. For example, their most well-recognized song, 'Your Graduation.' I hold a strong belief that everyone has a time or person in their life that they think of when they hear that song. It's quite a hard decision deciding whether Modern Baseball's genre can be labeled as alternative or punk-pop, so I decided not to question it and let it be. I highly recommend their songs 'Apartment' and 'Rock Bottom.' You'll never regret listening to this band, because their music is simply amazing.

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Jake Bugg is one of my all-time favorite folk-style solo artists. His catchier songs like 'Two Fingers' never seem to find their way out of my head. I am absolutely head over heels in love with his unique vocal style. For first time listens, besides 'Two Fingers' I would definitely recommend 'Seen It All' and 'Taste It.'

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Unlike your average punk band, the Garden consists of two identical twin boys, Fletcher and Wyatt Shears. These two not only have phenomenal musical abilities, but they never fail to be extremely entertaining to watch. The two often dress in outrageous costumes as fletcher is seen in the 'I'm a Woman' music video. Most would label their music style as punk rock, but the two have created their own music style called "Vada Vada." When asked to describe what the phrase means, their only explanation is that "It's just the way our music is." Any time these two come in to your area on tour, I would highly recommend going because they put on one of the most energetic and alive shows ever.

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Grimes (Claire Boucher) has one of the most unique and experimental music styles i have ever heard. Her soft-electric sounds and methodically layered tracks never fail to keep you spellbound. Grimes herself has labeled her style, "ADD Music" because of her music's frequent and dramatic shifts. Although there's a lot going on in almost all of her songs, she never fails to make them exceedingly catchy, whimsical, and fun to listen to.

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Swim Deep is an Indie-pop band from Birmingham. Many refer to their music style as "Dream Pop" because of their ability to make their songs make you feel nostalgic, or dreamy. Their soft production style will never fail to keep you mesmerized by the singer's phenomenal voice. Swim Deep's melodic tunes are the perfect fit for drives on summer nights or a road trip with friends. These boys have the impeccable ability to lighten any situation. I would recommend all of their music, but my personal favorites are 'Honey' and 'She Changes the Weather.'

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Mac Demarco is a soft, alternative, indie-rock artist from Duncan, British Columbia, Canada. Along with The Garden, he is currently signed by Burger Records. He is well-known for his outrageous music videos such as his 'Passing out Pieces' video where Mac is scene going about town and murdering people, also bathing in a tub filled with lettuce heads. Mac's unique vocal and production style create the perfect combination of insane and genius. Not only does Mac sell his music, but he sells his character, which people are immediately drawn to.

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The Violent Femmes aren't the newest of bands, the Violent Femmes' essence of teen angst will never expire. Listening to their music will give pretty much anyone a "hell yea" attitude. This band has a clashy, aggressive, yet methodically styled sound that no other band acquires. I recommend their songs 'Kiss Off' and 'Blister In the Sun' for first time listens.

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Cherub is an electro-pop band from Nashville that is just allout fun to listen to. Their energetic yet soft tracks will always put you in a better mood. The reason I fell in love with Cherub is their incredible ability to make different sounds coexist together effortlessly. Every one of their songs was methodically and beautifully made.

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To finish off my list of recommendations, I will conclude with my all time favorite band, Neutral Milk Hotel. I have listened to thousands and thousands of bands in my lifetime and none of them acquire their lyrical genius. The lead singer, Jeff Mangum's voice has a sincerity that emits more emotion than any other vocalist I've heard. Their most popular album, 'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea' has a unique perspective. Every song metaphorically references Anne Frank. Some believe that Jeff wrote the album to be from Peter (the boy who lived in the house with Anne)'s perspective. Every song has extremely complex lyrics, but they all seem to have simple chord combinations, causing their songs to be easy to learn and very catchy. I highly recommend every single one of their songs because they are all absolutely genius.

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! INTROSPECTIVE ARTIST/PRODUCER VIRGO, IS THE VOICE OF MOJAVE DESERT BORN ELIZABETH ANN CLARK, A CLASSICALLY TRAINED PIANIST AND VISUAL ARTIST WITH A DEEP AFFINITY FOR THE COSMOS, SUBTERRANEAN WORLDS AND THE DIMENSIONS OF HUMAN EMOTION.

Favorite… Song: this week, When I’m Gone by EYEDRESS, Band: At the moment, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and iamamiwhoami Artist: David Lynch Book: Currently reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, anything by Haruki Murakami Movie: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Blade Runner TV Show: The XFiles Female Celeb: Jennifer Connelly Male Celeb: Peter Dinklage, he’s brilliant Place: Mojave Desert Drink: coconut water Superhero: Han Solo Quote: “The whole world is wild at heart and weird on top” David Lynch

Store: Really digging the curation at ODD. And the current season of Gareth Pugh Instrument: synths Movie Soundtrack: Anything by Clint Mansell, Michael Andrews too Holiday: National Coffee Day Last movie you watched? Beginners Coffee or tea? COFFEE Big city or small town? Both are equally strange, I prefer the wilderness What is your most worn item? space boots What are your biggest pet peeves? I get over things quickly Favorite place that you’ve ever traveled? In the US, the Pacific North West,for the best trees, air and healthy food. Many places to see yet 149

Hot or cold weather? Hot East or west coast? As long as there’s an ocean in view... You have a free trip to anywhere in the world, where do you go? India If you could be any television show character, who would you be? Dana Scully If you could have any one talent, what would it be? To be charming If you could have any job in the world which would you choose? Documentary Filmmaker If you could relocate to one place, where would you live? A small chateau in Europe with all my friends where we could make art together


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Wake up, make coffee and a green smoothie, while checking emails and catching up with other Earthlings. Most days I work on music or film, rehearse my live set, and lately, working with 3D models, developing concepts for music videos and live visuals.

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When I first started taking lessons I was 6, and not very enthusiastic. I would pretend to practice by playing a recording of my first recital piece,

nebula, envision travertine pools in Pamukkale or the castlelike formations of Mono Lake. My vision of otherworldly is usually closer to the strange places that exist on Earth.

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Dreamy, ethereal music, and acid bass. I grew up listening to classical, Chopin, Bach, Debussy, Beethoven, Mozart, Gregorian Chant, musicals, Disney songs and all the female pop of the 90’s.

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“THE RHYTHM OF MUSIC IS LIKE A B E A T I N G H E A R T REMINDING ME THAT I’M A L I V I N G , BREATHING H U M A N BEING.” WHO HEAVILY INFLUENCED YOU TO BE THE PERSON AND ARTIST YOU ARE TODAY?

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Anyone who has challenged me, the desert, and my sweet parents and their commitment to love, films, professors, being in the wilderness, and introspection.

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I look up to Bjork, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Karin Dreijer Andersson, Patti Smith, Jim Jarmusch, David Bowie, and most of all, David Lynch.

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The rhythm of music is like a beating heart reminding me that I’m a living, breathing human being.

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The aqua hues, minimalism, and the futuristic architecture have all impacted me. I love the warm culture here.

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“I WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR BEING AN EARTHLING— NOT A HOLOGRAM R O B O T MANUFACTURED BY A CLEVER MARKETING SCHEME.”

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Gem and mineral collecting, film, health, and animals.

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Touring the world, mastering the art of cooking Indian food, building a tree house, living abroad, and directing a feature film.

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Mad Sounds Magazine / Dropout  

Issue No. 6 : October/November 2014

Mad Sounds Magazine / Dropout  

Issue No. 6 : October/November 2014