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Global Pixels:

Photographs from around the globe.

Faux Winter in Kiev Feat Steph Rai

REV ViVa OL La UT ION The Animal

VIXEN

Art in Pixels Photographs by Aaron Jackendoff

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A Surreal and Ethereal

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- Faux winter in Kiev 6 - Global Pixels 22 - Brazilian Jungle Breeze 54 - Inside / Out ( a subtle expose) 62 - Kiss of the Python 70 - Ultra Violets 78 - Beauty on the Edge 80 - Animal Vixen 88 - Winter Fae 96 - Passion behind the mirror 102 - The Edge is HER - Viva La Revolution 108 - L’homme du Terre 128 - Poet’s Corner 134 - Pay attention to the man behind the Curtain 140 - Reaching for the Sky 146 - Art in pixels 148 - Adverts 156

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Contributors Editor in Cheif / Cheif Photographer: Ethelin Ekwa Fashion Editor: Donovan Wilburn Beauty Editor: Margret Vorum Makeup Artist: Sandor Turner PR & Markerting Associate: Serena Bond Web Designer: Mark Bellaire Production & Layout: Ethelin Ekwa Staff Photographers: Abby Kraftowitz Erika Banks Contributing Photographer: Mark Brosius

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Special thanks to all of our readers. Much appreciations - From the Sm@ck Crew.

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Faux Winter In Kiev Featuring Model

Steph Rai

Model: Steph Rai Hair: Briana Rasicci Makeup: Jae Lee Paredes Styling: Donovan wilburn Creative Direction: Zygote Studios Photography: Ethelin Ekwa

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Titus Powell,

English photographer “ i approach things in an instinctive manner...�

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I have always been drawn

to anything artistic. As a child I loved drawing and I also tinkered with music for many years. Later on after being a fashion model I decided to get on the other side of the camera; I wanted to create my own images.

I am particularly fond of photographs of women. I feel that beauty in women is fascinating. It is not necessarily about physical beauty, it is about a sensuality, a gesture, a move, a way of just beeing, almost magnetic with some women. I strive to show this in my pictures, in a way it is a moment of truth; the model offers a part of herself and sometimes it is possible to catch a fleeing instant, beautiful, sincere.

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an instinctive manner; For photo sessions I have an embryo of an idea to start with, for example a color, a place, an atmosphere, which becomes more precise during the shooting and even during postproduction. Sometimes I even catch a picture that wasn’t “planned” , as in the image of the woman and the red car. We had taken several shots in a little plazza in town and we were on our way to another location for more shooting when we went by this car. That’s when I thought that the model and what she was wearing were a match with the car. And in fact I liked the result very much, she looks like a real pin-up! I like the natural and authentic look,

that’s probably why I work essentially with natural lighting and why I prefer simple poses with my models. I like nonsophisticated, pure images. One of my favorites of all times is the portrait of Anouchka, which you can see here (photo N°1). The frame is rather elementary, there isn’t really any decor, it is just a black and white portrait, but the expression of the model and perhaps the absence of color bring to it a certain intensity. What I really like also, besides the creative artistic side of it is the human relationships. It is great fun working with different people and thus, meeting different characters and personalities, which will, no doubt, have an impact on the final realisation and meaning of the pictures.

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Colten Audivare American Photographer ...My main focus in art, has been to discover

and understand what makes things attractive.

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Ever since I could remember, I’ve always been

intrigued by attraction. Attraction applies to everything in our world. Understanding attraction is a large aspect of art its self. Every person has their own view and opinion on the matter. But on a universal scale we all share a relatively uniform sense of whats appealing. My main focus in art, has been to discover and understand what makes things attractive. We all know when we come in contact with something attractive. Strangely at the same time, we will more than often find it hard to describe with definitive answers as to why something attracts us. The creative side of me laid fairly dormant until the age of 13, when my parents bought me my first guitar. As time went by, I started to understand that music and sound are very relative concepts that can be applied to many different things. The more I learned about music, the more I wanted to know. So I eventually started branching out into different genres of art. Around the age of 16, my latest obsession was retouching. The ages 17-19, I managed and worked my own retouching business. But to me, it got old quick. After getting a taste of photography, I found it

was much more inspiring to work on my own photographs, rather than someone else’s. I started spending countless hours on the internet learning and understanding every aspect of photography I could get my hands on, and I still sometimes do. My overall style of fashion photography is the by-product of many different inspirations including my own personal taste. Traditional art, classical art, and assorted styles of fine art have always been genres I admire. I like to think of my style as modern vintage, with classical influence. Along with the diverse aspects of sound and music. Photography is just one of the many different ways to create from an infinite amount of variations and possibilities. Its become a big part of my life, and it has given me a completely new perspective of viewing everything I can see. I’m currently 20 years old, working as a fashion photographer in southern California; with plans of pursuing a career in all genres of photography.

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Heinz Weidmann Argentinian/American Photographer

“My camera is my tool for self-expression, and to explore relationships, chances, new beginnings and create new stories. “

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Key to my style is the appreciation or me, photography is not merely of light to emphasize my subjects. about capturing a moment in time. Rather Although I use multiple light sources in it’s a more profound way; which allows each one of my scenes, their purpose me to express feelings, thoughts and is to create harmony between subjects emotions, in which ways I can’t otherwise and their environment, so as to force the do with words. It fulfills my ability to viewers to connect with my subjects. To communicate my thoughts with the be successful in achieving this, they must world. remain unobtrusive and invisible to the viewer’s eyes. My photographic style has been defined as timeless vintage with a modern I hope that trough my photographs, flair. With an emphasis on producing a people can explore fragments of my scene, which appears to be naturally-lit, life, my reality; and to understand what I composed with subtle yet refined color feel, where I come from, and what I want palettes in simple compositions, I aim to to say. My camera is my tool for selfevoke and provoke emotion. expression, and to explore relationships, chances, new beginnings and create new stories.

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Brazilian Jungle Breeze Bring the esscence of the jungle into your abode...

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Inside A Subtle Expose

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for about five years now, but still find it hard to confine my work to a particular niche or genre,” says Ohio photographer Gary Mitchell, who’s also known as Gary M Photo in some circles. “I do a lot of fine art type work, but sometimes the images will slip into glamour or even have a fashion feel to them. I don’t worry about it too much. To me, the important thing is to make images that capture the model’s individuality and strength in

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Photography: Gary Mitchell Model: Jordan Danielle a way that’s asbeautiful and interesting as possible. “This set with Jordan Daniele is a good example of defying categories,” Mitchell notes. “She has a strong fashion look to her, but we didn’t bother with wardrobe. She was wearing nearly no make-up, no styling, and the locations certainly aren’t very lavish, but she can’t help but be a little glamorous at times. Still, the majority of the images would fit in my artistic portfolio, with

their emphasis on contrasts in lighting and texture. These shots have almost no retouching or post processing — they were made with the Canon 5D II and various lenses in monochrome mode, so for the most part, these are straight out of the camera.


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“I’d wanted to work with Jordan

since first seeing her portfolio. We’d chatted some, but had just never made it happen. Then she decided to relocate to LA, so I set up a session with her shortly before she was to move. There wasn’t a lot of preplanning, but that’s usually what I prefer. Improvising and working spontaneously lends a certain energy to the images, while at the same time, allowing a more casual and relaxed working atmosphere. The heat was unreal the day of the shoot, but all in all, I think it adds to the mood.

“I had my first solo show earlier this year near Cincinnati, and am working on bringing it to other cities soon. I’m participating in a few exhibits this fall and winter, and have several publications in the works as well,” he adds. “Folks who are interested in learning more about my photography, or models who are interested in working together, can visit www.garymphoto.com to find a variety of my portfolios, images and information.”

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Kiss of the Python

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Model: Steph Rai Hair: Briana Rasicci Makeup: Jae Lee Paredes Styling: Zygote Studios Creative Direction: Zygote Studios Photography: Ethelin Ekwa


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Ultra Violets...

Model: Steph Rai Photographer: Ethelin Ekwa

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B e a Model: Ingrid Ullrich Hair: Model Makeup: Model Creative Directing: Brosius Photographics Photography: Mark Brosius

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u t y On the Edge

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makeup artist and creative, I take great pleasure in expressing in words the conceptual and creative ideas I cultivated for the Animal Vixen editorial. For this layout I wanted to provide a striking image that invokes, beauty, animal instincts, and a polished refinement that captivates with the striking confidence that we all wish to embody. In addition to makeup in reference to fashion history in combination with zebra print, there was a deeper place that this image came from. Deep inside all of us there is a strength, beauty, and the will to conquer all adversities. The days preceding this collaboration with Editor in Chief/Photographer Ethelin Ekwa, I asked myself how can I convey this inner strength, this confidence and trend in one of my favorate prints in nature and fashion. I carefully designed this makeup aesthetic drawing inspiration from an array of makeup staples and trends ,in regards to fashion history.

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Model: Taalor Evans Makeup: Sandor Turner Photography: Ethelin Ekwa

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Winter Fae Beauty so elegant ...it chills to the bones

Model: Rachel Frydryck Hair & Makeup: MargretVorum Wardrobe: Chelsea’s of New York Photography: Ethelin Ekwa #3


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Passion Behind The Mirror Netherland’s Dream

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Ton Halfman Photographer: Passion for Beauty, Power and Emotions in People ..... enjoys especially photographing people. Specialized in fashion- and portrait photography. He discovered his love for photography in 2008. Since then Photography has become his biggest Passion. The ambition is to grow further. His services are not limited to the Netherlands. Frequently, he organizes shooting trips in the Netherlands but also around the globe. “ ...Working with a team is

the most beautiful thing there is.. “. For bigger projects, Ton frequently works together with Eddy S. Photographer, also from the Netherlands. “…….It’s a pleasure to work with him. We have the same idea about what the story has to say in a Picture.” Ton met Eddy in France, 3 years ago. Since then, they frequently work together and became buddies. Ton Halfman graduated from the Photo Academy in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, in 2010. Now he is developing his skills by using every opportunity to broaden his view on photography. Eddy S. completed several courses at the Photo Academy of Groningen the Netherlands. Also he learned a lot from the lessons of photographer T. Broekhuis.

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a L a n o V i i V lut o v e R Wardrobe Styling: Zygote Studios Creative Direction: Zygote Studios Photography: Ethelin Ekwa

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Revolt against Oppression Revolt against Sexism Revolt against Conformity Revolt for Equality Revolt for Human Rights Revolt for Life

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Do not forget the

Revolution!

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Models:

Ashley Nikola B Ashley Armida G Jordan Danielle M Renee R M J S

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L’homme du Terre there are women and then there are men...

Homeless Bones Artist/Musician

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Photographs by Ethelin Ekwa

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oet’s corner

Model: Serena Bond Photography: Ethelin Ekwa

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Poesis:

the Art of writing poetry

This is when words combined lead you into a journey of self realization and actualization, when the meaning of a meaning isn’t the meaning as there are infinite truths and possibilities that lay within the subcontext of these words.

Poetry lets us feel. It is a flame that burns upon touching. It is a flame that melts the icicles within and wash clean the impurities that the smog of humanity has left clouded on our desiccated fabrics of skin.

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Ennui.

He’s got no concerns to the wants and needs of the everyday grind. He takes a jump off this train and onto the platform of fate. Walks about nonchalantly, lacking interest in the buzzing chaos that surrounds him. In the midst of the maddening crowd, he masquerades towards the sunset... disconcert and intricate is the path he walks on; a journey towards self awareness. A reflection of detrimental characteristics and the wanton ways of his reality cast a shadow on the pond of dreams that stream.

By Ethelin Ekwa American Poet

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Delancey Street

The next stop is my stop. I am excited to meet him for the first time.

By Donovan Wilburn American Poet

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Untitled In dim debris my dusted boxes stack about my entrapment; It is my future dream corridor (you should know). Animals play as dry smoke dessicates hides Sin cycles - are any ever willing? Some sleep facing away--some awake With paint beneath their fingernails. Who hears the rustling, restless slumber When a midnight escape’s in session Sin session, sin cession. By Mark Bellaire American Poet

Bury Me You’ve taken all that I am I’m brutally bruised From the countless times My heart’s been abused Strong strides to the graveyard as I dig my hole My new home for eternity One to satisfy my soul Grim Reaper approached With a toothy grin He asked me a question “When does the killing begin?” I wander the earth regretfully suicide is for cowards now a coward, I shall be By Rachael Frydryck American Poet

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Rhetoric Recycled Faith

This truth is mine. It is the

reality of the world that surrounds me. My thoughts manifest into light and the world around me echoes along. These hills of reality serve as sound guards to the waves of truth that surf the galaxies. I have faith in the universe to deliver the messages meant for nourishment and growth as my sensory receptors are always ready and willing to absorb and sponge.

I have faith in the air I breathe. My lungs will inhale and exhale the elements rich and abundant, meant for my body. My mind will grow physically powerful and spiritually justified. My body will carry me from one end of the earth to the other, diffusing the messages like breathing the air that already exist about me, the secret codes.

and replenish my soul with the abundance of the fruits for my temple; my body. I will carry on. I will enter the house of man and find solace. Relief waits where salvation beckons.

The earth is fortified with nutrients meant for the body and soul. I have time to deliver

By Ethelin Ekwa Model: Renee Rahimzadeh

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Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain Essay by Ricardo Iamuuri Photography by Abby Kraftowitz #3


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in 10 minutes. I’m nervous. Of course I’m nervous, thanks to my nervous system. Friends offer to buy me a drink but I refuse. I hope they don’t perceive me to be ungrateful. I would like a drink but I’m a lightweight. There are so many interesting people here tonight, occupying another dimly lit box tucked away in the corner of the universe. More people pour through the door by the minute. So many isolated individuals in search of their fix for a collective revival. Teachers, students, artists, critics, booze hounds, circus clowns, businessmen, harlots

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. . . fans, hecklers, vampires, donors, angels, demons, believers and knowers. A beautiful assortment of familiar strangers all here to see what? A show? A spectacle? An entertainer? To hear what? A sonnet? A song? A self-destructive savior? How did they even hear about this concert? It couldn’t have been from me, as I rarely invite anyone to my shows. I prefer being discovered, not recovered. I have to go to the restroom now. I love the word restroom. I love honest spaces and there’s nothing more honest than a place that encourages one to come face

to face with his or her own crap, literally and figuratively. It no longer matters to me if I am perceived as “good” or “bad.” My only interest, was it an honest performance? “Honest” performance? Sounds like a bit of an oxymoron. Sometimes I wonder if such a concept is possible. I wash my hands, after which I notice there are no paper towels. That always happens, and I always laugh as if it’s a profound life lesson made uniquely for me, so I use my pants but never my shirt. I’m rambling. Now I’m wondering, will the stage tonight be as honest as this here restroom?


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Sound technician approaches and informs me, “On in 7 minutes!” He walks away smiling as if he could foresee the future. I twist my mouth up a little but my smile is obviously forced. What should I start off with? Something peppy? Something provocative? Something pleasing to the ear? Guess I’ll find out once I begin. The stage keeps staring back at me. What’s its problem? Maybe it feels lonely? It definitely communicates vacancy but moreover it advertises to all attention seekers to come forth and share their stories. I don’t think I will ever fully

understand why I continue to put myself in a spotlight, but I do understand tonight is another opportunity to tear down the walls that separate us and use the music to encourage all (who choose to listen) to identify with the other on a profoundly emotional level. All this space with nothing physically living on it at the moment except projected dreams. I guess that’s my job? To fill this stage, to furnish this room with a living dream and invite the hearts of the people into a song. I need a cigarette! 3 minutes to go. The questions arise again: Why do I put myself in this position? Why

does any artist? Why not live in the desert? Why sacrifice my direct experience to share art? Still not sure, but at least I feel better now. I feel hungry. I am ready to surrender and allow the music to possess me. I’m nervous, and that’s a wonderful thing to be. Means I’m sensational, and while I’m here being sensational I’m going to continue singing about it! Rise and Shine, ricardo iamuuri!

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“I prefer being discovered, not recovered.�

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Ricardo Iamuuri / iamuuri@gmail.com / www.iamuuri.com Abby Kraftowitz / akraftowitz@gmail.com / www.abbykraftowitz.com

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Reaching For The Sky

The Pursuit of Happiness W

e like a range of things and we all have our individual unique, sometimes collective way of achieving gratification. My pleasures may be mine, but they may also be that of another. The same goes with happiness; what makes me happy could very well make another person happy, or not. Regardless of what that quirk is, we all crave pleasure and happiness, and make it a purpose in life to pursue that gratification.

Happiness and pleasure are both euphoric fixations that human beings seek out and value, and one can definitely lead to the other or vice versa. I think we crave pleasure instinctually; our brains are built to crave it. It is innate. Craving happiness is almost more of a spiritual experience than a physical one. It doesn’t have to do with what feels good physically; it has to do with our higher ideals, what we value.

Why do we crave happiness and pleasure? In order to answer that question, one must first understand the individual words and see how they differ in comparison. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines pleasure as “a state of gratification” “a source of delight or joy”. Its definition for happiness is as follows, “a state of well-being and contentment” “a pleasurable or satisfying experience” While I agree with its definition of the individual words, I still think it leaves the mind wondering.

Physical pleasure is hardwired in us, but I think that anybody with strong beliefs or ideals can easily overpower their “hard wiring.” I mean, people die willingly for their ideals, and dying is, one could say, the opposite of pleasure. Spiritual fulfillment and the need to fulfill physical needs are equally powerful. The type and development of spirituality depends on surroundings, but there is no such thing as a human culture devoid of spirituality.

I would define pleasure as an organic, instinctual, unconscious animal experience. Pleasure has more to do with the people and things around you. It is very unconscious. I define happiness an intellectual state of heightened consciousness where one experiences momentary glee. On the other hand, one can say that happiness and pleasure is the same thing, except pleasure is unconscious and selfish whereas happiness is conscious and does not only depend on the self.

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So, I think that developing physically, responding to pleasure and pain, is as natural and innate as developing spiritually and responding to your own questions and intuitions about the universe as a whole. Happiness does lead to pleasure a lot of the time, and it also leads to spiritual fulfillment, which we crave too; I might go so far as to say that happiness and spiritual fulfillment are almost the same thing.

According to Sigmund Freud, all behavior is motivated by the desire to feel pleasure. I disagree; a lot of behavior is, but definitely not all. In the Pleasure Principle, Freud states “…people seek pleasure and avoid pain, i.e., people seek to satisfy biological and psychological needs. The counterpart is the reality principle, which defers gratification when necessary” Freud states “an ego thus educated has become reasonable; it no longer lets itself be governed by the pleasure principle, but obeys the reality principle, which also at bottom seeks to obtain pleasure, but pleasure which is assured through taking account of reality, even though it is pleasure postponed and diminished”. Hedonism argues that pleasure has an ultimate importance and is the most important pursuit in humanity.

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do not generally concur with Freud’s theory or that of the Hedonist. Plenty of people do things willingly that causes them pain. I believe that pain is the opposite of pleasure. I think that all behavior is motivated by the desire to feel pleasure, except when it conflicts with the desire to feel happiness, or spiritual fulfillment, which is often. For example, someone who sets themselves on fire in protest, or a suicide bomber certainly doesn’t feel pleasure, but they do feel spiritual fulfillment. Parenting could be another example; I believe most people would say that there is minimal pleasure in parenting, but an incredible amount of happiness and fulfillment.


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ex, depending on whom you are having it with and why, could be pleasure, or happiness, or both at the same time; or neither. It is so emotionally and physically charged, it just magnifies emotions. The need for sex is a basic physical desire and the need for emotional intimacy is a basic spiritual desire. Evolution has caused us to crave sex. Sexual pleasure and emotional intimacy are so connected. Does there have to be love? We call it “making love” but I do not believe there necessarily has to be any love at all for people to give each other simultaneous pleasure. In her poem, “Sex without Love” Sharon Olds, poses a proverbial question; “How do they do it, the ones who make love without love?”pg.275. Olds goes on to say “They do not mistake the lover for their own pleasure, they are like great runners; they know they are alone with the road surface, the cold, the wind, the fit of their shoes, their overall cardiovascular health-just factors, like partners in the bed, and not the truth, which is the single body alone in the universe against its own best time” pg.275 In terms of the pursuit of pleasure and the pursuit of happiness, sex, without love can be a very controversial matter. Sex without love is mainly lust driven; pleasures of the flesh and is equally practiced by both male and female. Pleasure is learned. The ability to become

147 pleasured is innate. What pleasures us is learned. Pleasure can be defined as something chemical. Lust is like a hormone, a chemical reaction. You can actually track a brain receiving pleasure; it is measurable in terms of chemicals and electrical impulses. I think happiness is more complex. Happiness is not constant; it is attainable but not constant, something as fluid as happiness can not be crystallized. Happiness comes in small doses. Everything changes. I think that happiness is relative, like truth. There is no ultimate Happiness. But there are many definitions of happiness, and those definitions are based on situations, people and perspectives.

affected by sociological episodes. What happens around us and what we perceive significantly affects us as individuals and greatly influences our desire for pleasure and happiness. Some may argue that pleasure and happiness are one and the same thing. I believe that pleasure is chemical and physical whereas happiness is spiritual and emotional. Pleasures satisfies the flesh and happiness satisfies a profound need for a heighten consciousness.

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hy do we pursue happiness and pleasure then? We pursue pleasure because our bodies are physically wired to crave it. It is instilled in us from birth and in our up bringing. Happiness is spiritual; it makes us the best we can be. It is a sense of well being; it comforts us. People do not want to be depressed or irritated or be consumed with negative emotions, so they strive to be happy or they seek pleasure in things. Pleasure and happiness are both positives. They both make us feel good and as humans, to feel good is innate. We are always reaching for the sky. It can be agreed upon that both pleasure and happiness are

Works Cited “happiness.” Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2009. Merriam-Webster Online. 18 August 2009 Web “pleasure.” Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2009. Merriam-Webster Online. 18 August 2009 Web. Olds, Sharon. “Sex without love” Sundance Choice Ed. Connelly. Victoria, Aus. Thompson 2007. 257-259 Print

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relationship, as well as the inner and external selves. Throughout this work, the interplay of improvisation with the camera is a crucial part of

this series as photographing jazz music took a larger role in the series.

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Was just Was

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Jackendoff, a Pittsburgh native went to Pittsburgh’s High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Pennsylvania’s Governor’s school for the Arts, and Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild while studying visual arts, photography, and ceramics. During this time, he interned with photographer Michael Haritan and work with clients including the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. He moved on to study dance photography and psychology at Point Park University, while working on the inaugural show at Point Park University’s new dance complex (opened in 2008). He also worked on several group shows with The Pillow Project Dance Company (2008-present), including a collaborative show he directed, titled “Was Just Was,” which included over 50 pieces of photography. He then interned with Lois Greenfield and Matt Karas, dance photographers, in New York City. He went on to major in industrial design and minor in psychology and business administration at Rochester Institute of Technology, and he is currently working on a series of steel furniture and CNC steel illustrations based on his photography, as well as projects involving fashion, dance, and jazz music photography.

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Mission Smack Fashion provides a fertile ground for high caliber art and fashion which diverges from the closed ranks of more commercial publications. We strive to harbor new talent and give guiding light to inquisitive minds. We are not here to tell you who to wear, who is wearing who and where to get the best foods. We are a home grown publication with the intention of solidifying the global artistic community through an accessible outlet.

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