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The Machine Peter Ash Lee

Taking hold of our FiDi-fueled cover editorial, Brooklyn-based Peter Ash Lee also helmed portraits of musicians Wynter Gordon and Sharon Van Etten. A native of Seoul, Korea, Lee is originally from Toronto and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. His clients include The New York Times, British Vogue, Teen Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue and W. He is also the creative director of Corduroy Magazine.

Von Ford

One of the newest members of the Relapse team, Von Ford comes on as casting director, hand selecting all the models that appear in the magazine. Originally from Linden, New Jersey, he attended the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Now based in New York City, Ford comes from the commercial side of the industry, working for several years in national sales for UK brands Religion, Buddhist Punk and House of the Gods.

Natalie Rinn

Natalie Rinn is from Cold Spring, MN, where she grew up playing ice hockey and listening to Garrison Keillor. Penning “The Continuous Chisel” about Socrates Sculpture Park, Rinn studied the classics at St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, taught English conversation in Japan and France, and received masters degrees in journalism and French studies from New York University. Today, she is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn and has written about art for T Magazine.

David Shama

Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, photographer David Shama, who’s behind the lens of fashion editorial “Reina,” moved to New York City from Paris, where he lived for six years. Originally studying medicine and social sciences, Shama has since built a niche with his reportage-style photography and subject matter that focus on the concept of storytelling. His work has appeared in Wonderland, Flaunt, Nylon and VANDALS.

Satsuki Soma

Born and raised in Japan, makeup artist Satsuki Soma first honed her craft in Paris before settling down in New York City. Working alongside Kabuki for the onset of her career, she has since worked for clients ranging from British Vogue to Project Runway. For this issue, her work can be seen in various stories, including her intricate work for “10013” and special-effects-style makeup for our Thomas Morton profile.

Yohey Nakatsuka

A native of Chiba, Japan, Yohey Nakatsuka moved to Tokyo at the age of 20 to pursue a career in hairstyling. After six years in Japan’s capital, he migrated to New York city where he currently resides. Taking on numerous stories for this issue, from our cover editorial with Peter Ash Lee to musician Sharon Van Etten, Nakatsuka also works alongside influential hairstylist Eugene Souleiman during New York and Paris fashion weeks.

Relapse Magazine - Fall 2014  

The Current State of Mind: For this issue, we explore and celebrate the most up-to-date viewpoints in New York City fashion and culture.

Relapse Magazine - Fall 2014  

The Current State of Mind: For this issue, we explore and celebrate the most up-to-date viewpoints in New York City fashion and culture.

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