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qui路es路 [kwee 路 es 路 uhnt] Adjective being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless: a quiescent mind. Synonyms still - quiet - calm - tranquil - placid - composed

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In order from left: Alex Sheridan Blackbird Photo Studio Johanna Frischherz Carmen BLU Michelle Babb Ciel Sriprasert Laura Martindale Jenna Rainey

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STA FF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Sarah Nieman

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Megan Cooper Sarah Nieman

EDITOR Eduardo Acierno Maria Kaffa Amber Thompson

WRITER Savannah Daras Anna Heimkreiter Maria Kaffa Jenna Rainey Chelsea Roden Amber Thompson

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dear readers, We’ve done it, we’ve hit a year. I don’t even have words for how gratious I feel right now, how thankful for all of you that I am. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this magazine would not be where it is now without you all, and I will be eternally grateful. For this one year issue, I chose the theme of inspiration. You all have inspired me, and now I hope to inspire you with the artists on these pages. I hope you enjoy, and I look forward to whats to come.

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What's Insid Editorials 10 28 46 58 70 82 98 114

Untitled Fluorescent Reverie Starstruck Intimate Love Affair Metamorphosis Astray Veil Inspired by the Light

Interviews 16 34 52 64 76 86 102

Nikki Chicoine Sarah Ann Loreth Joshua Malik Megan Wilson Diana Lemieux Jared Tyler Omalix

Features 22 42 94 108

Hannah Hansen Deziree Lovas Noelia Andres Samiyah Khan

Writing 74 Evan Walsh

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Nikki Chicoine has fallen in love with creating her own world. In 2010, the now 21-year-old photographer began taking conceptual photographs and has since only improved her craft. She currently lives in what she calls, “the teensy tiny state called Vermont.”

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When and why did you become a photographer? I always had an interest in taking photos of myself when I was a preteen. It wasn’t until my junior year of high school when I took my first film photography class. After that I knew that I wanted to continue with it, but I wasn’t hooked on the film processing aspect, so I picked up my point and shoot and began going crazy. In January of 2010 I started a 365 project as a way to document my life. I quickly discovered inspiring artists online that pushed me into the creative realm of photography. How would you describe your own character in only three words? Whimsical, a wallflower, and weird.


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How much does your personality influence your photography? Do you think it’s visible in your photos even for strangers? Well, because my photography is comprised of my feelings I’d say that a huge portion of my personality is reflected within it. But there are also certain moments when what is portrayed isn’t exactly how I’d view my own personality. For instance, I’ve been told by some of my professors that some of my work exudes a confidence that I definitely don’t have when I am face to face with a person. I think ultimately I can manipulate how strangers view my personality by taking on different characters that aren’t always me . You completed a 365 days project and started a second one which you quit. What happened? Do you regret not finishing it? I was so in love with my 365 project. I will always be an advocate for the wonders a 365 made in my life. I am ALWAYS yearning to start new ones; I think a 365 really opened up who I wanted to become as an artist...so why not push it further? I ultimately had to decide that another 365 would eventually come back into my life and I will successfully complete it in the future, but there was just too much on my plate for school and moving between houses at the time. Now that I’m set to basically graduate this semester, I will have A LOT of free time, so maybe it’ll be the right time for me then!

Why are you so fascinated by twins? Would you like having a twin sister or brother? Now, I’m obsessed with creating twins because it allows me to have more of a challenging experience while photographing and editing. I really have to plan the photos out. I also allows me to express more than one feeling within an image, where with one person, I became limited. To answer your question about having a twin sibling, I probably wouldn’t enjoy it. Which twin photo do you feel is the most important so far? Why? The more I think about this question the more the twin photo titled “Sisters at Rest” pops into my head. In this image the “twins” are floating in the water; they could be dead or they could be relaxing, the feelings change for me based on how I’m feeling when I’m viewing it. But it’s so important to me because I felt like it was such a pivotal moment in my photography, I tried new things (expanding my “bodies” for the first time ever) and perfected an idea that had came into my mind. It is the embodiment of what I want to achieve when I set out to take a photograph.

A huge part of your work is your Twin Series which includes dozens of photos. Where did the idea for this series come from? You know, I’ve looked back to my first twin photograph and I cant seem to find it in me why I would start it. I think I was getting bored of a single self portrait and wanted a dynamic image. I enjoyed it so much that I kept finding myself creating them adding a little more umpff to each image as I went along. I think I was originally inspired by the scary twins from the movie “The Shining” and also the twin photography by Diane Arbus. Inspiration

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Another series of yours is called “Head in the clouds”. Are you a dreamer? My “Head in the Clouds” series spurred off of a photograph I did of myself and my boyfriend sharing the same cloud over our heads. I was asked (by someone who vaguely knows both of us in real life) to create an image that accurately portrayed our relationship, and we are both very much dreamers. We both were in the mood of dreaming of the future and having wanderlust, so I took the idea and ran with it for my series, I often revisit the idea within my twin photography. Is there any phobia you can identify with? What made you start your phobia series? My phobia series came to me during a dark time in my life. I was afraid of a lot of things, mainly abandonment. I know my fair share of people with a lot of petty fears; my best friend is afraid of bugs and my boyfriend afraid of spiders and heights. Which photographer do you admire most? Tim Walker is my greatest inspiration. I will always try to live up to his insane props and set design fashion photography. I could stare at his website for weeks and weeks with no break. Name five things you couldn’t live without. My Man, My Bestie, My Cat, My Camera, Music

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Sarah Ann L o r e t h Interview by Savannah Daras.

What made you want to start taking photographs? I’ve always been interested in art but nothing really stuck. I never felt passionate about drawing or painting. It wasn’t until I got a camera for Christmas one year that I really felt that I was doing what I was supposed to be doing in life. If you couldn’t be a photographer, what would you want to do instead? I’ve always had a passion for reading and writing. I would have loved to be a librarian. Or I would probably be doing something in the medical field, EMT or ER nurse or something.

What is your biggest dream that you hope to accomplish this year? I just really want to relocate and find a broader audience than what New Hampshire and New England has to offer me. And I have this two month workshop tour road trip that I’m anticipating big things from. What is your greatest photography related fear? I guess being forgotten. Not living up to my full potential. And not being able to one day support myself through photography and my art. Do you have a plan to overcome that fear? I plan to hustle. I plan on holding workshops and selling prints and shooting weddings and doing whatever needs to be done to live my dream. Who influences and inspires you most in your life? Cameron Sarradet and Joel Robison. They teach me every single day that I create the life I want to live and that I deserve it.

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Do you have a random/strange talent? I can name every episode of The X-Files within three minutes of seeing the opening. When you first got into photography, did you picture it going as far as it has for you? Gosh no. I had no idea I’d be traveling all over the country meeting people, making friends, being on book covers. It has exceeded any expectations I’ve ever had. It’s been a crazy three years. What do you hope to be doing this time next year? I hope to be living in a new state in a new town working towards living my dream of making it as an artist. Do you have any “words of wisdom” for other creatives? If you have a dream, go for it. Life is too darn short not to do what you love doing. Travel and be happy!

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J o s h ua M a li k Interview by Chelsea Roden.

Joshua Malik is an 18-year-old photographer from Indiana. He sometimes dabbles in paint and graphic mixed media, but has an emphasis on conceptual photography. Why photography? I use it as a gateway. I see things in a more realistic placement, and in any other media it’s hard to achieve that. It’s a lot easier to do portray what I’m seeing in a photography format. When did you get your first camera? I got my first DSLR in eighth grade, however I didn’t do anything until two years later. That was when I met Brooke Shaden. I always liked how she has questionable photos. She made me want to portray the darker things but in a beautiful way; I see beauty in darkness. Describe the perfect setting for you to shoot? I love shooting in diffused light because I always tend to make my photos darker. So in diffused light it makes this way better. I like to shoot in small groups of people, and I always shoot in an atrium; I never like to shoot in a public area or cityscape. What is your current jam? I recently found Woodkid and he is the best inspiration. He sings partially in English and partially in another language (French). I never really understand him, which makes it so much more inspirational because it

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accesses another part of your mind. It doesn’t put all your focus on the words and more on how you feel from listening to the music. I also listen to Jónsi, a part of Sigur Rós. I just like listening to music I don’t understand; languages I’ve never heard before. I’m not letting the artist’s words manipulate what I’m seeing or feeling from their music. Do you have a favorite photograph that you’ve taken? Yes, I called it ‘Strength Comes in a Form Overlooked.’ It’s basically a girl in a wedding gown and she has three extras coming out of her dress. It’s about the weight of women because they’re looked at as property. I don’t like that, I’ve never liked that and I wanted to picture or express a woman who is independent. So a wedding dress would be a way of symbolizing her giving herself to someone else, but in this photo it shows that she’s more than that— more than a piece of property. How would you define your style? I see myself using a lot of blue tones and non-pure whites and I think that is because I don’t want anything to stick out too much. I want my images to be presented as an overall photo, so you absorb the whole image and then you’re taken in to a specific focal point. I use a lot of earth tones as well and I usually desaturate my photos because I’m not a fan of saturation.


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I want my art to portray some kind of message, regardless if it’s me saying it. I want people to leave my artwork being changed in some way or form and being inspired or being more lead to doing something that they weren’t being lead to before that. I would like to go towards more political, social messages but I mostly people to see my art and be inspired and changed. Are you going to pick up watercoloring again? I’m not sure yet. I’ve been swamped with graduating and getting ready to move to California and all of this stuff is happening. I might later when things get settled. I liked painting; it was a way to express my photos in a different way because I can have my actual conceptual photo and manipulate even more on a canvas in ways which I may not have been able to do in Photoshop. I also love it because it’s a de-stresser and it’s a different way to portray what I’m thinking. If you had to give an award speech, what would you say? I would thank Joel Robison and Brooke Shaden. Not only do they create beautiful art but they are inspirational and humble, and I hope to be a reflection of that too. I don’t want to be a stuck up artist that gets recognized for my work but when people meet me they think ‘oh, well he’s not that great of a person.’ I want them to see more than that and be inspired to do something themselves. What are your professional goals? I’m going to school for business because I don’t really think I can be taught how to see things. So I’m going to school to learn how to hold my own business. I’m going to start contacting galleries and having workshops. That’s where I most want to be, getting my work out there. Photography is a way for me to express myself and to be self sufficient from doing that is a dream for me.

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intimate love affair Ph & Retouching: Josephine Peneff Stylist: Valentina Fino Make-up & Hair-stylist: Ilaria Giani Model: Aygul @Women Managment Milano Assistant: Matteo Badalamenti Isern & Luca Kri

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M ega n W i ls o n Questions by Jenna Rainey. Conducted by Sarah Nieman.

You obviously have a keen interest in photography, how and when did it start? It started around 16 when I went on a trip to England for a few weeks. I took a crappy point and shoot with me and I took hundreds of photos. When I got back I just kept on shooting and I realized how much I loved it. From looking at your work, you appear to have a particular thing for capturing portraiture photography, specifically when it comes to photographing your own face. Tell us a bit about this. Portraiture is something that I’ve always loved shooting. But eventually I started to find that all my images looked the same, and that bored me. So I started getting a bit more creative. Since I was just starting out I didn’t feel fully comfortable yet Quiescent Magazine

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asking people to model for me. So I thought the safest way to experiment with my ideas and concepts would be to photograph myself. It was very frustrating at first. Its definitely something that you need a lot of practice at to get the results you want.  Do you think you have a specific style to your work? I would like to think I do, but I couldn’t tell you what that is. I think I’m still developing my style as a photographer. As time goes on and I (hopefully) improve more on each image I do, I think I get a little closer to finding my style. Although I have friends who always say they know if something is mine, haha so I guess it really depends on my viewers and what they associate with me and my work.


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Have you faced any challenges in your time as a photographer and how have you overcome these? I think the biggest obstacle I face with photography is creative block. I find that sometimes I go for a while really enjoying my work and having a million ideas to shoot, to not loving my results, and not knowing what to shoot. I find that the most frustrating because I am a frequent shooter, and wanting to take photographs and having them not turn out, or having no idea what to photograph can be discouraging. But somehow I always manage to get out of my ruts and back on track. What is your favorite type of camera to use and why? Thats a tough one! I shoot both Digital and Analog and I tend to keep them sepreate. So If I had to choose for digital it would obviously be my Canon 5D MarkII and for analog I would definitely choose the Hasselblad 500cm.  Who or what inspires your photography work? So many wonderfully talented people inspire me and my work. I guess there are two photographers that, if I had to choose, inspire me the most and that is Annie Leibovitz and Rob Woodcox. Annie Leibovitz is obviously a very well know photographer in the industry and has been around quite long time. Her work has always astounded me and her use of light is incredible. I also love how versatile she is and how many different formats she shoots in.  Photographs ANNIE LEIBOVITZ 1970- 1990 is one of my favorite books, and that large work of photographs are so inspiring. She is definitely an incredible lady. 

Rob Woodcox is a well known photographer that I discovered via Flickr. He was one of the first photographers on Flickr whose worked I obsessed over. His use of colour and light are incredible. His photographs always tell such interesting stories and he not only photographs for himself but for others like the Stories Worth Telling, a project he is currently working on. I think that is amazing how he is not only a very talented photographer but also shares his talents to promote wonderful causes like Stories Worth Telling. Thats truly very inspiring.  If there were no obstacles to face, what would your perfect shoot consist of? I have no idea! Haha, I guess something elaborate, with fantastic wardrobe, props and outside on a beautiful location in a Forrest or on a lake with mountains. I think it would be even cooler if I had some of my fellow photographers friends there to collaborate with. Where do you see yourself going with your photography from here? I’m not entirely sure. Photography was never intended to be such a huge part of my life. But I am so thankful that it is. Its brought me so much happiness, and friendship in my life and it’s truly shaped me to be the person I am today. So where ever it does take me I’m sure I’ll be happy, as long as I have a camera in my hands. 

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what the morning brings Written by Evan Walsh. The 7 am sun rolls in, and I am chained to this Sometime heart lying broken, as the streetlights shine only sometimes sublime; awoken, I am remembering the tasting of dusk, my lips tracing those mending words unspoken what I should have said to you when your eyelids defeated mine when the moon died from this place and time I retrace to 8 PM yesterday: Night has befallen, and my every breath remember when you left our peaceful reverie to be a sullen, desolate memory. Mark it, mark the dusk, brusquely lining its transient touch-(all I hear now is a ringing sentiment dare you say the end was imminent). It’s 9 PM, and I long for your grace I pray for you to burn and I yearn to see your face; salient and staunch, we’ll live, we’ll learn we can learn how to burn without bearing scars without searing our world without tearing our souls from our hearts Stay with me as I burn and together we’ll ignite. Just me, you, one streetlight, shining in the dim light and we will be blazing together, the eternal pyre of the night Quiescent Magazine

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10 PM This the night is calling, and my every breath is a sentry listening for sounds of safe and silent solitude (the home i only find in you) we strive to hold our love (resilient, and crystal blue, like the hottest part of the fire) Yet askew and expiring, the love is masked by a shadow of you, around us it sways, it dances haunting me haunting you. In its shade I feel something break so I beg for your love alone and although you remember how it feels to wake without a home you were never a feather that flies to endeavor forever-rather you quickly let go down into surrender. 11 PM, thinking’ bout how we used to walk these streets atop abandoned, broken, suburban concrete; streetlights mimicing the outlines of our feet while those polluted, exploded stars would repeat their glow and their heat from four light years beyond our hearts 12 am, midnight leaves its warning, and the morning brings me fright; On a dark night like this, those Sometimes have faded into your Abyss, and I walk this line tonight until my very bleeding hands unbind from the memory of your palms delivering the warmth of blood from your heart to mine. 3 am This road, it has a heartbeat, tonight i can feel it through my feet, and it’s

fine to walk this road, hun; except I find not your heart’s drum, this time, i feel just mine. 5:30 am, you are gone from mine eyes Where are you now, as I watch begin another suburban sunrise flickering with the streetlights as they fight to realize their desire for life dimming with the sunlight, taking away the moon’s night. Where are you, as time is disfiguring the memories of our love as they’re taking away the moonlight? And here I am still, reflecting without expecting, for It’s 7 am today and all at once These lights are gone, and the sun tells me I am alone these cookie cutter houses and suburban streets plastic lawns, and broken traps for mouses glow in the dim, and in the dark, these little lights shine, for me, and for you As I see there on the road, the blood of your heart faintly yet beating and I find, as it is clear in the daylight; now, I’m the only one that’s bleeding.


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diana lemieux Interview by Savannah Daras

How long have you been a photographer? I have been into photography my whole life but I didn’t really pick up a camera until around 2004 or so when I was living in New York. What is one thing that most people don’t know about you? I always wanted to be a professional dancer. What is the most challenging part of photography for you? I’ve been doing some fashion work lately, and I think my greatest challenge is, at times, having to shoot in harsh sunlight. I am quite used to shooting at sunrise and sunset. But I am learning! That’s what matters. Who/what inspires you? I’m inspired by so many things. Nature, art…some photographers I am inspired by are Kirsty Mitchell, zemotion, Miss Aniela, Nirrimi and I adore Mario Testino. Do you use Photoshop, Lightroom, or GIMP? I use Lightroom quite a bit now and I also use photoshop. Inspiration

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Cats or dogs? Ha! Well, that’s a tough one. Dogs I think. But I do have 5 cats as well. I’ve always in some way, shape or form been involved in animal rescue. What is a piece of advice you wished you’d known when you first started out? I’d say just keep shooting. If you have a passion, work hard at it. And once you find your rhythm, try to stick with it. Because when you don’t, people get bored and move on. The internet is saturated with wonderful photography. Once you have people engaged, keep them there. What is your favorite type of photography (conceptual, fashion, beauty, etc.)? Conceptual photography is always my first love. But I am finding fashQuiescent Magazine

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ion photography to also be very fun and creative. I’m really enjoying working with stylists, makeup artists, etc. because they have so many ideas and inspirations as well. What are you most proud of? My son, Noah. But if you mean related to photography, I’d say having a photo exhibited at the Smithsonian one summer. I definitely cried. Where do you picture your photography career in 5 years? I feel like I am starting to go in a new direction. I’m very excited for the future and hoping some of my recent shoots and networking will lead to paid jobs, look book shoots, etc. I also have a dream of putting a team together and holding a huge workshop in Boston. Time will tell! Right now I’m just enjoying the ride.


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Jared Tyler Interview by Anna Heimkreiter.

First, I’d like to know some basics: How old are you and where do you currently live? Did you grow up there, too? 19 years old, I grew up in Reno Nevada but I am currently attending the Frostic School Of Art at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo Michigan. What do you do except being a freelance photographer? Do you go to university? I love to paint and draw, It’s been my favorite thing to do since I was a baby. I currently am working towards getting my BFA in photography here at Western. When did you start photography? I started photography in April of 2009 after becoming inspired by my friend Jett.

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ing because it allows you to create endless possibilities and it brings so many people together. It’s always nice to be heard through my work and to see what amazing concepts and ideas other photographers come up with. I believe that starting and completing projects like these are crucial in developing you own artistic craft and style. I also just love going out and taking pictures, then editing them. Is there a certain message you want to convey with your photos? I think every photo has its own individual message whether it’s loud or quiet each one speaks for itself.

Do you remember the first time ever you took photos? Yes! It was when I visited the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam in 07 or 08.

Who influenced your photographic style? I think once you have been doing something you love for a long time you begin to develop your own artistic style. I like creating beauty in my portraits. I also think knowing the ins and outs of photo shop has influenced my photographic style as well.

You finished a 365 days project and are currently in the midst of your second 52 weeks project - that’s an incredible achievement! How do you manage to keep yourself motivated and inspired? Thanks! I find photography so inspir-

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What would be if photography didn’t exist in your life? I would still draw and paint but a huge part of my heart would be missing. What was the most personal photo you’ve taken so far? What’s the story behind it?

to imagine lifting off the ground and flying away into the night sky just as they did. Does your artistic talent run in your family? Or are you the only one with such a creative passion? I was adopted so hmm maybe? Haha Do you have a favorite place? I have a lot of favorite places, but the places I like to be most are the places with the people I care about the most.

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If you could change one thing about the world we live in, what would it be? If I could change one thing about the world it would probably be to get rid of hatred altogether. I would make it so everyone got along and no weapons would ever exist! Just hugs and smiles. Where do you see yourself in five years? Do you think your photos will still look the same? My photos will probably have the same style they will just have extremely different subject matter and concepts. I hope by then I can branch out and meet some other amazing artists and models to collaborate on projects with. I also really want to be a photographer for Vogue Magazine! In my dreams, Right?


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O m a l i x Interview by Jenna Rainey.

You’ve clearly got a keen interest, so how did your enjoyment for photography come about? It all started a couple of years ago when I bought my first DSLR camera. At the time, I would shoot almost anything. However, my real love for photography appeared the moment I realized that I could do more than just capturing a moment, and that I could use it to narrate stories. You appear to have quite a variety of pictures, is there a particular subject you’re interested in shooting? My pictures range from the soft and romantic to the dark and sometimes even eerie. Most of my pictures involve self-portraiture not only because of convenience, but also because I do find that for an artist, self-portraiture becomes a liberating and fulfilling way to express. It gives you a lot of freedom and self-control. Is there a particular subject, place or person, which inspires your photographic work? Throughout history, artists have been influenced and inspired by the work of other artists, and I am not an exception to that rule. I draw inspiration from the art world in general, not just photography. The Quiescent Magazine

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list of artists that inspire me is definitely too long. What is your favourite camera to work with? And why? My earlier work was shot with a Canon Rebel XS, and I currently use a Canon 7D. Although we all know that equipment is not the most important thing when it comes to producing a good photograph, and that I’m really happy with what I have, I would like to upgrade to a full frame camera someday. How would you describe the style of work? I want my photos to reflect the emotions behind each concept, and some of the concepts end up being very romantic and nostalgic. I also like to add a touch of surrealism to my photographs. Many times, I want them to look like they could be an image out of a dream where things do not always have to make sense. While some of the stories I narrate through my photos are made up and others are based on personal experiences, I find that even unconsciously most of them involve a love story in one way or another.


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Is there a particular piece of work, which you are proud of or which stands out for you? I think that the piece of work I’m definitely most proud of is a photograph titled “One Last Waltz.” It’s a surreal love story about a girl whose lover passes away without having the chance to say goodbye, but somehow they get a chance to reunite in a dream so they could dance one more waltz. I’m really attached to this photo, and it is one of the photos that mean the most to me. The story is about a girl and her lover, but it could really be interpreted in any way. It could represent any loved one who is not longer with us. If given the choice, what would your ideal shoot consist of? I’m dying to shoot in a 1920s abandoned hotel near Bogota, Colombia that is on the edge of a cliff. It would be the perfect setting for a mysterious and eerie concept. Aside from photography do you have interests in any other areas? I’m currently completing a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting, so I love other areas of art besides photography. I really enjoy drawing, printmaking, and sculpture, but my passion is in painting. Most of my paintings are figurative works and they tend to lean towards photorealism. That’s the photographer in me showing through my paintings! Looking to the future, where do you see your photography going from here? Hopefully, I will be able to explore new things and find new ways to narrate stories through my photos. I really wish I can reach out bigger audiences and be able to take my work to places I’ve never been before. Ultimately, I want to touch and inspire the lives of others with my work. Inspiration

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inspired by the light Ph: Murugi Thande | Model: Taylor Nappi

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contributors Deziree Lovas dezireelovas.tumblr.com Diana Lemieux dianalemieux.com Hannah Hansen hansenphotography.carbonmade.com Ishita Singh ishitasingh.in Jared Tyler flickr.com/jaredinthebox Jessica Prautzsch jessicaprautzsch.com Josephine Peneff josephinepeneff.4ormat.com Joshua Malik flickr.com/joshuamalik Megan Wilson flickr.com/m-wizzal Murugi Thande murugi.co Nicole Pagan nicolepagan.com Nikki Chicoine flickr.com/jesuisnikki Neolia Andres facebook.com/noeliaandresphotography Omalix omalix.com Reece Fernando modelmayhem.com/indiereecefoto Sam Rogers photosbysam.tumblr.com Samiyah Khan flickr.com/skhanphotography Sarah Ann Loreth sarahannlorethphotography.com Sarah Schug facebook.com/hrzschlgphotography Shannon Lowe shannonlowephoto.tumblr.com

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