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Interviews conducted and revised by Angelina Lewis 2
On the cover Photographer Marcus Hyde Talent BlackBear and Sydney Carlson Mua Cherish Brooke Hill Hair Gabi Lopez Groomer Arlen Farmer
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Getting hit for the first time felt like running into a glass door. Frozen with fear, I stood unable to retaliate against an opponent whom I had never seen before. The 6-foot-tall boy towered over me like Goliath against David. One jab came after another, each one harder than the last––a jab being the most important straight shot in boxing. Before recovering, the next punch caught my face. No longer in the center of the ring, I bounced off of the ropes and onto the floor. Picking myself up only placed me in position to receive the next hit again and again until the bell ended the round. Saved. Boxing found me at the beginning of senior year and at the ruins of a dead-end relationship. Lasting three years, it left me with a lost sense of awareness and respect for myself. No longer loving myself, I searched in hopes of someone else taking on that duty. All three years of emotion rose to the surface within a two-minute boxing round. Although I never experienced physical abuse, each hit translated to the emotional blows I took, teaching me it isn’t always possible to block, slip or step out of a punch. Sometimes life throws the hits so quickly, they catch you straight in the face. That two-minute round played in slow motion. Tears came quicker than I could scrape myself off the blood-stained cloth floor. With wet eyes, I drove myself home, unaware that blood had filled my mouthpiece. Emotion rushed over me. I cried for every punch I couldn't stop. I cried for the past three years which no longer made any sense. I cried for my bruised, swollen eyes and nose. I cried for trusting a boy, whose name I didn’t know, to go easy on me in the ring, and I cried for trusting a boy, whose name I knew too well, to never hurt me. In this moment, I realized what boxing is meant to instill: protection. I only had myself to protect in the ring. It stopped being about my opponent and became about me. I couldn’t expect
my opponent to take it easy on me, but I could expect the hardest hits in the most vulnerable places. Training in the ring stripped me of every security blanket I once hid under. Being inside the ropes with only an opponent to defeat, forced me to build a strong mindset and defense. My diet changed drastically, eating only foods I knew would nourish my body. Sleep became a top priority. Gone were the late nights of over analyzing every aspect of my relationship and replaying moments in my head. For hours on end I'd stay up, soaking my pillowcase with tears, picking apart what I’d done wrong. If I wanted to succeed, not only as a fighter in the ring, but as a fighter with a healing heart, I knew my emotions had to stop dictating the way I lived. Emotion lost its power over me when I realized the importance of protecting myself. The rest of the weekend entailed icing my face while completing homework assignments. When the swelling went down, I mustered up every ounce of courage to get back in the ring. As I stumbled into the gym, Coach looked at me through unbelieving eyes as if he'd seen a ghost. Keeping to myself for the rest of the practice, I worked harder than ever. At the end of conditioning, he stopped me in the doorway and asked, “Why do you want this?” After dozens of responses ran through my mind, I looked at him with a confidence that wasn’t there before, “To be better than I am right now.” His smile said he was proud of me, not only for coming back, but for coming back stronger. The boy who knocked me down the week before didn’t come back, nor did I ever see him again. The boy who left me emotionally scarred didn’t call to apologize, nor did I need him to any longer.
- the bare thoughts of Angelina Lewis
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Photographer Kevin Roldan
Photographer Troy Kelly Model Liv Mathis
How did growing up in Portland, Oregon impact your childhood? AB: Very positively. Loving nature and respecting the earth was ingrained in me. Growing up in Portland meant growing up between the mountains and coast. Even though it rained a lot, it taught me to never take sunny days for granted––a metaphor for life. What made you want to start modeling? AB: The owner of Muse Portland scouted me at 15 years old walking around the mall. I didn't know the first thing about modeling, but I was down from the start. My first jobs were presentations for Nike skateboarding. Since I was a huge skateboarder I thought that was super cool, and it was way better than my retail job. When Wilhelmina asked me to move to New York after high school, it was a no-brainer. I didn’t know what I wanted to study in university and living in New York was something I’d dreamt about. How did White China come about and what role do you have in the band? AB: White China was essentially born from a collection of beautiful songs one of my best friends from New York, Luca, wrote. Over this past summer, he sent me new songs written from his Brooklyn apartment. I loved every song and had no doubt it was something I wanted to be a part of. At the end of the summer, Luca moved to Los Angeles, and we spent a lot of time together driving around, listening to the songs and brainstorming how to improve and refine the album. Here and there, he’d give me tasks, (like naming the band, which drove me insane) that I took very seriously. I’m helping him build the band from the ground up, because I understand the vision. Most importantly, I’m learning and having fun.
How do you balance modeling and music? AB: Modeling jobs come sporadically, so I have a lot of time to do what I please. I think modeling will provide great resources for White China and the band will benefit my modeling career, thus balancing one another. What are you most passionate doing? AB: Spending time with my friends and family, always getting better at anything music-related and smoking a doobie while listening to my favorite tunes. Where do you see yourself in five years? AB: Living in a quaint house in Malibu where I can write music and take my theoretical dog out on the beach. Who are your top three go-to artists you listen to when traveling? AB: That’s a tough one––Radiohead, Neil Young and Richard Hawley. Other than guitar, what instruments do you play? AB: Just guitar and singing right now, but I’d like to get good at piano and the harmonica.
Photographer Daren Cornell
Photographer Jeremy Gudac Hair Bradley Leake Mua Victoria McGrath
Photographer Cedric Terrell
but I often felt like they were searching for something negative to say, which is why my personality was frequently brought up in judging panel. Although a lot of it wasn’t shown, the judges would repeatedly say my personality was boring or that they didn’t know what type of girl I really was. Looking back, I realize the reason they probably said this was because I wasn’t the bitch or the cheerleader or the goody two-shoes. I was just me––a blend of a lot of different things!
How do you feel when compared to Gigi Hadid on your IG photos? IG: Of course it’s incredible to receive such a comparison, because Gigi is gorgeous and probably the best model of our time, but it does get a little old. I think it’s so funny when people think they’ve made some grand discovery, when in reality, I get the comparison about three times a day. After winning ANTM, are you focusing more on modeling or acting? IG: While I am focusing a lot of energy on both, at the moment I’m actually focusing mostly on DJing!
What’s something you learned about yourself after being on the show? IG: I learned that in a competitive environment, being humble isn’t always a good thing. Sometimes you have to push your personality and accomplishments on people when you’re fighting for something. Now, I take this lesson with me into castings, auditions and other job-interview situations. Clients aren’t always going to ask you questions, so it’s best to express who you are in the short time given.
What’s the coolest event you’ve DJed for? IG: Once, I got to go on right before Diplo at a Seattle music festival called Capitol Hill Block Party! I promise there will be many more to come. How did you feel about the judgment and critique on ANTM? IG: The critique was helpful at times,
Photographer Jeremy Gudac Hair Bradley Leake Mua Crystal Trottier
What message do you try to convey on your newly-launched YouTube channel? IG: Body positivity, as well as female empowerment! Although my YouTube channel doesn’t always have a consistent theme, that just represents who I am–– pretty inconsistent. Sometimes I’m goofy, sometimes I’m serious. Sometimes I play with make up, and sometimes I play sports with the boys! I like to convey my versatility through my channel . Can you describe your perfect Sunday morning? IG: Having a coffee and watching a happy, girly show like “Sex and the City” or “Friends.” I always open my curtains and windows to let in all that Sundaymorning fresh air! What’s your secret talent? IG: I’m actually very good at Trap and Skeet, which is shooting a shotgun at clay targets. It’s such a fun sport and has taught me a lot about gun safety, which I believe is so important these days.
Photographer Marcus Hyde
Talent BlackBear and Sydney Carlson Mua Cherish Brooke Hill
Hair Gabi Lopez
Groomer Arlen Farmer
Relationship tips from Syd and Bear: What is your advice for a relationship where two people are on such busy, hectic schedules?
BB: Trust. Let your human be a human, and be human together as much as humanly possible.
What is the best way to maximize your time together when time is limited?
BB: When we're away from one another, we play
battleship through text. When we're together, I can recall about 100 times we've turned on “Donnie Darko” in the movie theatre. We’ve actually only watched it one time. The other 99 times, we just watched each other––creepily staring into each others souls. Is a private relationship a more intimate relationship?
BB: Seeing that this is the first time I’ve publicly talked
about our relationship, we are very private and intimate–– yet saving ourselves for marriage of course and waiting for Sydney's father, Dave’s, approval. Are relationships strengthened or strained when both people are involved of one another’s careers?
BB: We’re not just involved––we are like family. We're honest with each other. If I don’t like something––she
knows. If she doesn’t like something––I know even quicker. If she needs something––it’s done. She’s my princess. If she has a dream––I have a dream, and I know the feeling is mutual. At times, there are strains, but I’d like to know of a strong, working relationship that’s completely stress free.
What is your advice for a relationship where two people are on such busy, hectic schedules? SC: If you’re on a busy schedule, have goals and are dedicated, your partner should be as well. You want to be with someone who’s as focused and determined as you. That only makes your relationship stronger. My advice is to respect and encourage one another in your work. You have to understand that you can’t spend every waking moment together. Then when you're both busy, one is never waiting around for the other. When you're both hustling, the time you spend together becomes 100 times more special and appreciated. Plus––wouldn't you want to be and date a boss? What is the best way to maximize your time together when time is limited? SC: The key to maximizing your time together is to provide a safe, stress-free and calming place for one another. If you're constantly busy and moving, when you’re together, you just want to feel at home and not worry about anything other than being with them in that moment. At that point, it doesn't matter what you're doing. It could be absolutely nothing, and I’d be happy just being with him. If you find that in someone, I think that's a rare and special thing. Is a private relationship a more intimate relationship? SC: This just depends on your preference and relationship. Though people know about and acknowledge our relationship, we keep most of it to ourselves. Being able to disconnect, forget about all-things-hectic and to just be together is important. Both of us have shared a lot of our lives online, so being able to share just enough of our relationship, yet keep it to ourselves, makes it that much more special and intimate. That way, there are no expectations or standards you feel like you have to live up to. Are relationships strengthened or strained when both people are involved of one another’s careers? SC: Working together can either benefit or put strain on your relationship. I believe it’s always good to keep your work separate from your personal life, but if you can build something together without affecting your relationship, then why not. Going through struggles and successes together only makes you both that much stronger. You should want to grow together, and I know both of us have lots of ideas––might as well build an empire together.
How are you preparing differently for the Coachella performance than your past performances? BB: I’m practicing my dance moves, buying pink mannequins, computers that blow sparks and 100 pounds of ethernet wiring. We're focused primarily on the music. Expect a lot of special guests. How does your energy and mindset differ when cowriting and collaborating with each artist? BB: Each artist is different and usually comes to me to get a little piece of what they’ve heard in my music. My years in the game are long, hard worked years, so half of the sessions with other artists are 40 percent branding and marketing consultations––whether it’s about whatever subject we're going to write about or the vibe I’m creating with them. I can’t say I’ve experimented with guitar tones with G Eazy, Justin Bieber or Ne-Yo as much as I did with Linkin Park, Tokyo Police Club and Miguel. When are your most creative moments? BB: Currently it's 3:05 a.m. Syd's waiting for me to come to bed, but I just started writing a song called “Sugar Free” about someone being good for you in retrospect, but you unfortunately have a sweet tooth for other things in life. What’s coming up next in your music career? BB: My retirement.
Photographer Sydney Jackson
Photographer Daren Cornell
10 Photographer Jethro A. Stylist Deborah Gunther Mua Susie Salazar
Photographer Frankie Hildebrand
A few words from photographer, Frankie Hildebrand: Strange as it is, I rarely introduce myself to people as a photographer. I love taking photos but I don't really give myself that label. Photography has been my foot in the door in pretty much everything that I'm doing now. From owning a brand, designing clothes, building tech products - it's basically been my "college degree." It's opened my eyes to how much anyone can do without any formal training or education. Usually, my inspiration just comes from scrolling through Tumblr or a few photographers' work on Instagram. The amazing thing about it all is that so many of these kids (myself included) are realizing that they're not just photographers on Instagram...it's opening their eyes to all of their other talents: Shooting video, designing websites, creating a brand, the list is endless. It's so cool to be a part of a whole era of kids who decided to do things on their own terms and not be trapped in a job or life that they didn't choose for themselves. For me, photography, videography, music and social media are at the center of all of it. More than anything, living a life on my own terms inspires me to continue photography and just creating in general.
Photographer Cedric Terrell
Describe your music in three words. JH: Bitter Sweet Nothings. What’s the story behind your newly-released “Hang Ups?” JH: I was running away from life in London and whilst sat on my stoop in Brooklyn came up with "Hang Ups." I guess it's about the immaturity of self-importance in love. We crave attention and sometimes make mistakes to get it. Where do you see yourself this time next year? JH: Adrift in an ocean. When do you feel most creative? JH: When the world's sleepin'. What made you record “Hang Ups” in New York? JH: I'd started working with producer Dan Edinberg and we clicked. Amazing musician as well as producer and we crafted this song over a couple of weeks. I'm used to playing solo but it's a wonderful feeling to create with others you vibe with and NYC was great for that. Now I'm back in the UK, currently working on a stripped back EP due for release this summer.
Photographer Brent Ferguson
Photographer Rosa Scipion Model Carla Guetta Mua Yolanda Sanz
15 Photographer Nick Higham Model Cairo Dwek Mua Landyn Harrison Stylist Jess Turner