BACK TO LIFE / BACK TO REALITY

ARTIST PROFILE : NICOLE VAN STAATUM / THE COLLECTIVE MAGAZINE ISSUE 19 BEYOND

As with human nature, when the four walls of one’s own home become too clamorous or lackluster for imagination to thrive we retreat. Designer, Yves Saint Laurent had the tapestries and tiles of Marrakesh when his famed Paris fashion house fell under siege in the 1970’s...

Harlem, 2016. Photography by Michael Pitter

LA VIE BOHÈME EN BLEU

InParentheses Literary Magazine,Summer 2016 Issue

As I tell you that I am an artist first and a human second, I mean that in all senses. My hands and I are as interchangeable to the touch of booming colors as my ears might see the dance before the cab has a chance to stop.....

Dent De Man, SS16

ON TO THE NEXT w/ DENT DE MAN

The Collective Magazine

Essences of tribal heritage and bold blocking of color have become the consistency that which Dent de Man continues to stand. Designer Alexis Temomanin pulls the pageantry of African prints and the cut and vibe of London Town to bring menswear light....

weerdVOMIT |wərd-ˈvämət|

 1. occurs when the mental capacity to analyze and communicate words and cognitive sentences and/or phrases from commonly used speech patterns are uconsciencely delayed and/or spontaneous, resulting in a regurgitation of thoughts, actions, emotions and the like without standard rhetoric or rhyme, but highly candor. 2. When there are only words. 3. Truth

 Strand Book Store, NYC (2016)

Strand Book Store, NYC (2016)

VISIT THE POETRY BLOG: WEERDVOMIT

STARTED IN LOS ANGELES, CA IN 2012 TO WHAT BEGAN AS A WAY TO MOVE FROM PEN AND PAPER TO THE KEYS, THIS BLOG FEATURES OVER 300 POEMS WRITTEN IN CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, FRANCE, SPAIN AND THE UK. 

FROM SEX, SIN, JOY, FERVOR AND CURIOSITY INTO THE REALMS OF THE  HUMAN CONNECTION, WEERDVOMIT ILLUSTRATES A POETS JOURNEY THROUGH THE LOT. 

BLACK, AMERICAN & ABROAD

A series of short stories birthed from the travels of being young, gifted + black in the lands of elsewhere. .

Through the alleyways and side cuts of Europe, South & Central America, the journey of self self discovery, adolescent hyperbole and the trials of adulting set the scene for these tales. Both truth and illusion, dream and reality the honesty of travel and experience make for another type of American story. 

 Thanx God Im VIP, Paris 2016. Photography by P.Robinson

Thanx God Im VIP, Paris 2016. Photography by P.Robinson

PETITE FINDS :: PARIS

The Collective Magazine

For an American in Paris, the idea of basking in the more romantic delights is always at the fortnight of choice. Even with petals of Paris Fashion Week in bloom, conventional tourism leads those to believe that Paris doesn’t exist outside the Palais Royale, La louvre and Place de Vosges, and rightfully so....