On the cover
Photographer | Silas Forest Talent | Boo Johnson Stylist | Katie Qian Visuals | Aramis Duran
"If you had a billboard and could write anything to the world, what would it say?" This is the question we asked everyone who submitted this month and we got some pretty interesting answers. Everyone interpreted the question differently, whether it be a photographer or model that answered and we also had our cover talent, Boo Johnson give us his answer.
"Just have fun." "Never give up on yourself." "Be whoever you want to be." These are some of our favorites because they're all so true. We hope when you're flipping through this month's issue, you think of what you would say and remember it each day thereafter. Enjoy this issue of NUDE.
Raylene Pereyra Editor in Chief
TAKE ME TO
BOYS OF PERU
62 JANIRA ROCHER
JO NATHAN MIKOBI
K AT YA TERESHENKO
C i n t h ya Aya l a h
Home - Medasin
You & Me (Divine Remix) Flume
Hunnid On The Drop - Montell 2099 x 21 Savage Feedback feat. Mina Knock - Dr. FRESCH 3AM - Bauuer x Aj Tracey x Jae Stephens
B.L.B. w/ Yubari & Playanudie - Phendrana Inertia - Mac Miller
Fall Back - DUCKWRTH
Sunny - AObeats & Robokid
Up North feat. Cousin Stizz & Night Lovell - Nok From the Future Do - Nok From the Future
KIDS feat. Night Lovell - Dylan Brady Kawasaki - Iggy Azalea
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The movement begins with the smooth touch of coffee on their lips and warmth on their fingertips. As their mug touches the table it makes a soft thud and causes a dark ripple on the surface. The sound of orders being placed, coffee being made, and several distant car horns meet their ears. The sugary sweet smell of pastries greets their nose and a small smile breaks across their face, warming their mood.
The coffee shop is full of people craving the energy from such a simple small bean; and as the sunlight dances through the shops windows, temporary spot lights on the strangers, launching thoughts of wonder about their lives. A day dreamy haze settles over them as they continue to get lost in the people watching, their attention split between the other customers and the passersby on the street. The continuous movement stimulating the energy within them. Energy is movement, love and sadness, our actions and emotions are founded in this force. Energy pulsating through our earth interconnecting all the life it has generated, passing through a smile, eye contact, or a physical embrace it has intertwined in everything. Movement is expression, fluid or abrupt, giving a platform for the energy of life.
THOU G HTS
BA R E
The energy of the sun tickling their skin as they stroll through the meadow leading to the forest on the far edge. The trees loom in the distance as they set a cool stride. The meadow embracing their path, the long grass craning to feel the body of the new being. The hum of the creatures in the meadow all around them as they continue closer to their destination. Their movement creating waves through the tall grass and setting insects into flight, the earth welcoming the stranger to this place. The sight of wild flowers decorating the meadow creates a calming energy as the bees hop almost lazily from flower to flower, allowing the scent of pollen to greet their nose. Continuing towards the trees, lost in thoughts of understanding the beauty, embracing the energy of the surrounding life. S.B.E Savannah Burton Egbert
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ITA LY Photographer | Carly Sharp
Plate Date LA was created about a year ago with the vision to make simple, delicious food that requires minimal
ingredients and minimal steps. They wanted anyone to be able to make their food. This month we teamed up with our friends Ruby and Becky over at Plate Date LA
(@platedate_la) to make some pizza rolls and cannabis
dipping butter with Boo Johnson. Wonton wrappers, egg yolk, and a little bit of garlic are just some of the
ingredients to give your pizza rolls the kick they need. So, turn on some 90's throwback hip-hop and get ready!
Check out their Youtube channel for the full video on how to make pizza rolls with Plate Date LA.
PLATE DATE LA
PLATE DATE LA Photographer | Silas Forest
What you need to prep: Pizza Rolls:
1 package wonton wrappers 1 package pepperoni
1 1â „2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 1â „2 Cup grated parmesan
1 16oz can tomato sauce OR pizza sauce (if pizza sauce omit pizza seasoning) 1 Tbsp pizza seasoning Garlic
Italian seasoning Salt
Crushed red pepper Basil
1 cup canola oil
2 Tbsp water mixed with one egg yolk
Cannabis Garlic Butter Dipping Sauce: 2 Tbsp cannabis olive oil 1 stick butter
4 cloves garlic smashed 1 Tsp salt
What you need to recreate: Slice your pepperonis into small pieces and set aside. In a large bowl combine tomato sauce with pizza seasoning and stir. Add mozzarella, pepperoni and parmesan to the bowl, stir. Mix one egg yolk with 2 Tbsp of water and whisk. Place wonton wrappers under a wet paper towel to keep them moist. Scoop 1 tsp of filling into center of wonton wrapper. Using your finger, dab the egg wash on the edges of the wonton wrapper. Fold in edges making sure all of the filling stays inside the wrapper. Place pizza rolls on a floured baking sheet. Heat canola oil over medium heat. Test oil temp with a drop of water. If it sizzles, the oil is hot enough. Fry 3 or 4 pizza rolls at a time and flip quickly, chopsticks work well for this, if you donâ€™t know how to use chopsticks get it together, its 2018. Once golden brown on all sides, place pizza rolls on a paper towel. Cannabis Dipping Sauce: Melt butter in a small pot. Add crushed garlic cloves and let sit on low heat for a few minutes to infuse the butter with the garlic flavor. Remove garlic from butter. Turn the heat off and add salt and Cannabis olive oil. Pour into molds and refrigerate until solid. Heat in microwave when ready to eat.
Check out the full video with Plate Date LA and Boo Johnson here:
LEWIS Photographer | Brandon Leigh Model | Jasmine Lewis Suit Company | Camilo Andres
- Jasmine Lewis, Model
"NEVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF"
Photographer | Ozzie Risso Models | Mateo Pueyo Espinosa & Lucas Andre
"I PROMISE NO TOMORROW,
BUT TODAY WILL ALWAYS LAST" - Boys of Peru
TAT T O O
TAT T O O Photographer | Drew Castaneda
We are excited for you to flip through the next ten pages so you can read all about some of the talented tattoo artists at Black Diamond Tattoo shop in Venice, Ca. First, we give you an interview with the owner of the shop, Bree Solomon. You started with a very different background, how did you transition into managing a tattoo parlor? BS: I learned a lot about business working for NBC. It really gave me a well-rounded, and diverse background at learning how to manage and run a business. My partner, Charlie, came up to me one day and said “I’m ready to open up a new shop, let’s be partners”. 30 days later, I had keys in my hand for this place that we were starting renovations for.
BS: Just one. Justin Jakus would be the second artist to show up. He came after six months of being open. Next to my partner, Justin would be the senior tattoo artist. He’s fantastic and I absolutely adore him. Do you have any interest in personally tattooing others? BS: I do tattoo removal and I’m really good at it but, I’m very hesitant to draw on others. I’m so business oriented and have such an analytically driven brain that I feel more comfortable with that aspect of the art. I have done tattoos before, but I feel as though I can do more for the customer on this side of the business.
How many tattoos do you have? BS: I think they’re all connected at this point. So, probably like one? I have my arms, my back, and my legs, but none on my stomach or chest.
Since you have a business degree, what is your take on someone starting their own business without a degree? BS: You don’t need it. I started pre-med and wanted to become a heart surgeon after my mom got sick with bronchitis. I remember when a nurse stuck my mother with a needle and blood squirted everywhere. It was a disaster and I quickly talked myself out of that profession. Ironically, I own a tattoo shop now and there are needles everywhere.
How has Black Diamond changed since 2008? BS: When we opened there were only four original tattoo artists, a little office desk in the front and a couple small stations to work at. It was very simple. Since then we painted the walls, added granite countertops and custom built the work stations. We literally redid everything. Out of those four artists, who stuck around?
How long ago did you start tattooing? Sou: 4 years. How did you find your style and how has it changed since you started? Sou: I was inspired by black-work artists, so I studied them until I was happy with my style. Before that, I tried everything from traditional, to neo-traditional, and anything I could do. How do you express your creative side through work? Sou: I strive to make beautiful art, instead of trying to be creative all the time. I am trying to find balance in my art. Whatâ€™s your biggest vice? Sou: I like to drink. What are the differences between tattooing in LA and South Korea? Sou: Tattooing in Korea is very different than America. In America, people trust me a lot more with placement, size, and composition. I have to be more careful with Korean people for many reasons. Tattooing is illegal in Korea, which makes it logistically more difficult. We tattoo either in downstairs rooms or rooms with no windows. We use a camera on the door to verify who my clients are.
How long have you tattooed for? KK: 12 years. What style do you prefer to tattoo in? KK: Color realism. What does the art of tattooing do for you? KK: It excites me, its a way to express myself and I prefer it to other art mediums. What was the first tattoo you ever gave? KK: It was a dance band group name on the side of my leg. What would you be doing if you never picked up tattooing? KK: I would probably be some kind of scientist, I love space!
Artist | Shingken
NIKOLA IVANA @nikola.ivana
You specialize in botanical illusions, what does that mean? N: Anything natural: nature, flowers, butterflies, critters, and anything else organic as opposed to realism. I just find so much beauty in the natural world. What was your goal when you went to school for fine art? N: Back in the day it was more just to be an artist. I never intended on becoming a tattoo artist. After I graduated from school, I started teaching art and selling paintings, but never felt fulfilled doing so. Tattooing gives me that fulfillment. Tell us something about yourself that no one knows. N: I believe that a lot of people think artists or art majors have it easier than any other major, or that it is more fun because youâ€™re â€œdrawing all day.â€? In reality it requires a lot of hard work and many hours to create something both you and/or your client love.
Bookings for Black Diamond Tattoo
Photographer | Rebecca Slaughter Model | Bailey Cook Clothing | Ruckus Apparel
BOO JOHNSON Photographer | Silas Forest Stylist | Katie Qian Visuals | Aramis Duran
Pro skater, weed smoker and overall good enegry. We met up with Boo this month to chill by the pool on a hot summer day in LA, to discuss his style and his little homie smokey.
What’s your favorite spot to skate? Boo: I don't know. I don’t really have a specific spot to be honest. The way I look at it, the world is our playground for anything we do in life. It's definitely a huge playground of skate spots when I’m on my board, so I’ll just say my favorite spot would have to be the next spot that comes along. What does skating do for your mentally? Boo: Keeps me yung. How do you feel about skateboarding being Olympics? Boo: Skateboarding being in the Olympics? You know what, I don’t really give two fucks but it is amazing skateboarding has made it that far. I wish all my friends that will be skating and competing in the Olympics the best of luck for sure. What helps you get in your zone? Boo: Staying calm and thinking about all the positive outcomes.
you’re so on top of all your shit and you keep up with your priorities in life." When all your shit is messy where you live and you are comfortable with that, your outside life might be pretty similar. So I like to keep it simple and be cool, calm and collected, 365 24/7. What is it like to have a brand like Weedmaps as a sponsor? Boo: Hands down the raddest sponsor I could possibly be blessed with! Shout out to @weedmaps and @Wmsk8. You always have your dog with you, even while skating! Tell us about your bulldog. Boo: Smokey Boy, aka Stinky butt. He’s the coolest Frenchie you’ll ever meet, I’ll tell you that much! To keep up with him you could follow him at @dirtyghettoSmokey! If you owned a billboard what would say? Boo: JUST HAVE FUN.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a pro skater? Boo: Whatever I put my mind to. Even now I’m always trying to expand my mind to collab with bright and rad people so we can share great ideas for the better of all of us. I might also lean towards being a stylist or doing a podcast and exposing the positivity in this world. At the end of the day, I’m not completely sure but I know I’ll be doing something rad! How would you describe your skate style and does it relate to your personal style? Boo: Cool, calm and collected. I I definitely think my skating flows with how I walk, talk and just my all around vibe off the board. Just like my friend Torey Pudwill told me one day when talking about my place. He saw how clean and organized my house was and instantly told me, "I see why
"JUST HAVE FUN" - Boo Johnson
ROCHER Photographer | Arran Critchley Model | Janira Rocher
"DON'T LET YOUR JOB DEFINE YOU AS A PERSON. CREATIVITY IS DESIGNED TO BE LET FREE. IT'S NOT WHAT IF, IT'S WHEN." - Arran Critchley, Photographer
Photographer | Casie Wendel Models | Alyson, Heidi Jane, Brina Moreno, Kaylee Bach Production Assistant | Kolby Harwood Creative Direction | Alex Miller Brand | For Those Who Sin
MIKOBI Photographer | Rebecca Slaughter Model | Jonathan Mikobi Clothing | Ruckus Apparel
BY SIGHT" - Jonathan Mikobi, Model
"WALK BY FAITH, NOT
Photographer | Elizaveta Chistova Model | Katya Tereshenko Makeup | Nastya Sockor & Svetlana Lanova Designer/Stylist | Vera Pershina Clothes/Showroom | Veresk Studio
"MAKE LIFE MORE COLORFUL"
- Elizaveta Chistova, Photographer
DOCTOR Photographer | Mark "Cobra Snake" Hunter Talent | Joel Christian Stylist | Haley Camille Glam | Cherish Brooke Hill Photos edited by | Sydney Jackson
What is the meaning of the alias “The Doctor”? TD: The alias, “The Doctor,” came about a few years ago. I always felt I had this alter-ego that was creatively dark and powerful. It was almost as if this character allowed me to show the most creative side of who I was and healed me in my day to day life. A doctor to me, is someone you see to heal or console a part of a sickness/ struggle you think you have. I felt the alias was the healer of how I was feeling. I needed a creative outlet to express myself and this persona allowed me too. What message do you want to portray through your music? TD: My message is simple. I want to show people that if you have a dream you should chase it. If you have an alter-ego or an artistic side of you, express it. I write all my own lyrics because it’s a part of who I am. I want to invite people into my imagination through my music. What musicians influence your sound? TD: I would say my influences come from the flamboyant aesthetic of the 80’s. I’m obsessed with telling a story and creating a visual around my music. I think when you have an awesome record, an eccentric visual should be a part of it. I love that gritty electro sound that vibrates your imagination. I believe artists like David Bowie, Boy George, Elton John and Prince have done that extremely well.
“BE WHOEVER YOU WANT TO BE” - The Doctor
What can we expect to see from you in the next couple months? TD: I am extremely excited to be releasing my first single, “Prescription,” which is a fun and electric pop song that explains my true addiction - pop culture. I will also be releasing more singles and continually promoting myself as an artist. I just want the world to know The Doctor! How do you feel social media impacts the mentality of people today? TD: I think social media is very toxic and beautiful at the same time. It’s really hard for me to accept it. I don’t want social media to define me as a person. I think people get so wrapped up in likes and followers that they lose sight on what matters most, their individuality and creativity. I took a break from social media because I felt my mentality was so distorted that I couldn’t find myself. Taking a break helped me dig deep into my heart to express my creativity. I’ve never been more excited! If you owned a billboard what would it say? TD: “BE WHOEVER YOU WANT TO BE.”
DITTER Photographer | Gabe Ayala Model signed with NEXT
"NEVER IS A PROMISE AND I'LL NEVER NEED TO LIE" Gabe Ayala, Photographer
AYALAH Photographer | Claire Lejeune Makeup | Jenna Nicole
103 - Claire Lejeune, Photographer
"SUCCESS COMES FROM TAKING RISKS, NOT FROM PLAYING IT SAFE"
Artwork Erwinshah Hassan @erwllustrations
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