Art

New for Magenta: Meet the Street Artist Restoring New York's Punk Rock Edge

New for Magenta: Meet the Street Artist Restoring New York's Punk Rock Edge

Do you appreciate art less when it's hanging on the side of a building instead of on the wall of an established gallery? Do you appreciate art more when you know who made it, where they trained and how much they're worth?

Dee Dee considers this her first in-depth interview. We talked about process, catching ideas, and the importance of the right workspace set up. Regardless of whether or not she ever decides to reveal her identity to the public, her art is powerful and her philosophies about what makes an artist are worth considering.

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New for Magenta: Photographer Aundre Larrow on Finding Undertones

New for Magenta: Photographer Aundre Larrow on Finding Undertones

Aundre Larrow has been on my radar since he embarked on the coveted Adobe Creative Residency last year. He has since signed with photographic agency, Tinker Street, traveled the country helping underrepresented Americans tell their stories, shot Hannibal Buress at BAM and created an impromptu portrait series while shooting at Afrotech for Uber. He’s always up to something big and I’ll never pass up a chance to listen to him talk about his plans for world domination.

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New for Magenta: YouTube Magician Chris Ramsay On Learning To Say No

New for Magenta: YouTube Magician Chris Ramsay On Learning To Say No

When I heard Huge was looking beyond the strict professional design community for their series on creative process, I was eager to introduce them to a few creative minds from the magic world. They just published this interview I did with YouTuber, magician, and all-around creator Chris Ramsay, and he dug deep to share some gems that can be applied to any kind of creative life.

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New for Adorama: Meet a Pro: Visual Storyteller Quetzal Maucci

New for Adorama: Meet a Pro: Visual Storyteller Quetzal Maucci

Quetzal Maucci calls herself a visual storyteller intentionally to separate herself from traditional news media and photojournalists. Documentary photography isn’t always about telling an authentic, profound story, but for Quetzal that’s the art that really matters. She tackles immigration, identity, sexuality, and health in her work, often investigating the questions she faces personally in her own life through broader artistic projects.

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New for Adorama: Meet a Pro: Portrait Photographer Aundre Larrow

New for Adorama: Meet a Pro: Portrait Photographer Aundre Larrow

This was the second time I've gotten to interview Aundre Larrow about his photography, his creative process, and his dreams of world domination. When I wrote about him in Format Magazine, Aundre was somewhere in the middle of his year-long Adobe Creative Residency and was knee-deep in his thesis project, Stories From Here. Now with the Residency behind him, Aundre is doing everything he can to ride the wave to the top, and to to turn his newfound popularity into a powerful platform for positive change.

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New for Genii Online: Torkova Puts Stuttering Center Stage in A Hanky and a T-T-T-Top Hat

New for Genii Online: Torkova Puts Stuttering Center Stage in A Hanky and a T-T-T-Top Hat

I grew up watching Bobby Torkova perform his silent act at Monday Night Magic in New York City. But mesmerized by his mastery of the classics and won over by his old school stage charm, I never realized that until this year I'd never heard Torkova speak. In his new show, A Hanky and a T-T-T-Top Hat, Torkova overcomes his stutter to infuse the telling of his own life story with the gems of magic that made him the performer he is today.

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New for i-D/VICE: Yasmeen Mjalli and BabyFist Denim

New for i-D/VICE: Yasmeen Mjalli and BabyFist Denim

I was very excited to work with i-D on this interview with Yasmeen Mjalli, the Palestinian-American artist, activist, and entrepreneur behind BabyFist Denim. At 21 years old, Mjalli was surprised to find herself working full-time to create a community where Palestinian women and Arab women around the world could wrestle with some of the otherwise taboo topics that impact their daily lives. We talked about social entrepreneurship, balancing feminist identity with Arab identity, and the challenges of activism in Occupied Palestine.

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New for Format Magazine: The Best Photography Contests and Prizes in 2018

New for Format Magazine: The Best Photography Contests and Prizes in 2018

I created this round-up of 2018's best photography contests, prizes, and awards for Format Magazine, a hub for inspiration, creativity, and conversation around all kinds of artistic disciplines. Contests are scheduled throughout the year and include opportunities around the world and across all genres of photography. Format is also an online portfolio platform for photographers and artists looking to organize and display their work in a professional, visually attractive way.

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New for Genii Online: Discover Magic and Minky Woodcock

New for Genii Online: Discover Magic and Minky Woodcock

Last week, GeniiOnline published two feature stories I've been working on for the past couple of months. First up is Discover Magic, an educational curriculum designed to teach kids lifelong social skills through magic tricks instead of the other way around. Followed by my profile on Cynthia von Buhler, the highly talented multi-hyphenate artist and writer behind a new comic book called Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini.

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