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Artist Jessica Anne Rose Talks about the “Bad Girls Club” in Toronto

Last month, Toronto eagerly welcomed “Bad Girls Club,” a feminist art exhibit, to the city. Curated by Ariella Starkman, 28 zesty and bold artists came together to share their views. The exhibit dealt with the representations of female relationships, love, sexuality, and independence in modern society. Among this club of talented ‘bad’ girls was Jessica Anne Rose, a young artists and…

Photographer Marlen Stahlhuth Tells Us Why “Burka is the New Punk”

Marlen Stahlhuth—or Leni—is a multi-media artist currently living in Berlin. Her schedule is bustling with creative projects, working as a fashion editor & photographer, and also freelancing for big venues like MTV and Vice, while also managing her personal livestyle blog Paperboats. Her work is colourful, unusual, and sometimes verges on controversial—she caught our eye with her recent photography project…

Meet Swedish Longboarder Ishtar Bäcklund: “travelling is a way of letting go”

The lifestyle of freelance artist and downhill skateboarder Ishtar Bäcklund blends art, adventure, and an abundance of joie de vivre. Originally from Sweden, she has toured around the globe with her skateboard, competing as well as creating murals for skateboard shops on almost every continent. And it all began when she started hanging around a skateshop in Stockholm when she was only 17 years old.

South African Photographer Frank Marshall Takes a Look at Heavy Metal Fashion in Botswana

Through the Sub-Saharan desert, where elephants roam and local village boys kick around a plastic bottle on a dusty afternoon, you can find what many would consider an unlikely sight; a gang of men and women clad in strictly dark tones lean against their motorcycles, bend over to shine their rugged leather boots and fiercely studded oversized belt buckle. Meet…

Photography: Dana Trippe’s Trippy Fishbowl Portraits

 Dana Trippe, 20, is a mixed media artist and photographer whose trippy snapshots are nostalgic of bohemian love and freedom. Born and raised in California, it's almost as if she was destined to become a  hippie stuck in the 70s. This must be exactly what she was thinking about when conjuring up these self-portraits in a fish bowl series. She…

Rupert Lamontagne talks about “50 Girls of Summer No. 3”

As the days slowly revert to their shorter states, skirts and pants start to become longer and the last of our bonfires transform into just burning red embers, Montreal-based photographer Rupert Lamontagne reminds us of the softer, romantic side of the season of sun. "50 Girls of Summer," a project influenced largely by the delicacy of the female figures exhibited, provides a calm and poetic resolution to the commencing of summertime and all of the beauty it encompasses.

Interview with Photographer Francesca Beltran “Home is a state of mind”

The work of Mexican-born, New York-based photographer Francesca Beltran fuses tenderness with a taste of nostalgia. Both raw and ethereal, her images explore the subtle translucence that often exists between reality and dreamscapes. She creates visual narratives that offer glimpses into the “unbearable lightness of being,” which is fitting as she cites Milan Kundera as one of her creative influences.…

Photography: Monika Mogi

At 22 years old, most of us may not have had the opportunity to see success like Monika Mogi— especially one cultivated on pure talent, dedication and hardwork. Being half Japanese, half American with a self-proclaimed identity that belongs to neither heritage, Mogi wants young women to relate to her photos. She moved to Japan with her single mother at…