LIPS // A FILM BY CARTER QUICK // MUSIC BY MOBY

Carter Quick is a Los Angeles based artist capturing traces of youth, pornography, violence, fashion, and the surreal.  His main emphasis is in working with personalities conceptualized in often extreme scenarios. ” LIPS was inspired by the pleasures that the unknown can bring.  It’s what we do not see while blinded by lust that drives our […]

Artist of The Month Week 2 // Allison Pharmakis

TIM & ERIC // DRAG DARLINGS FOR JUCO

While you may still be soaking in the butt juices of PAPER’s Kim Kardashian spread, another series of images made their way online and they are much, much more tantalizing: the geniuses over there put comedians Tim Heideckerand Eric Wareheim in drag…and had JUCO photograph them! Now, know I am happy to write about anything JUCO […]

Workaholic // Leon Wu

WHAT DO YOU DO? I am the Founder and CEO of Sharpe Suiting, a Los Angeles based queer-centric suiting company that constructs clothing for ALL body types and identities. We have been custom suiting our community for the past year out of our Silverlake studio. Currently, we are developing a progressive line of Ready-to-Wear suits […]

Slowdive at the Ace Hotel Theatre // Childhood dreams come true

Music saved my life… no really, it actually did.  I have no idea what type of normal person I would have become nor am I really interested in knowing, had I not had the influence of music such as Slowdive growing up.  I know it’s hard going to see bands you watched in the 90’s […]

Interview with Model + Painter // Hannah Vandermolen

Photographer Roeg Cohen shares with us his intimate portraits of model // painter Hannah Vandermolen in her studio as she works on her newest painting.  Hannah is one of our absolute favorite souls.  Her intensity and passion pour out of every click of the camera and every drop of paint.  Let’s listen in on this […]

EXCLUSIVE WORK VIDEO AND COLLABORATION // HALFBLUUD + BESPOKEN

Our next issue, set to print this winter!,  is based on the concept of COLLABORATION. Between now and our launch, we will be giving you bits of what’s to come. Here we have a collaboration on many levels: music, fine art, and fashion. Harley Cortez and Sammy Fayed are band members, friends, and creative partners. […]

WORKAHOLIC // BEN ASHTON

As a child I was always obsessed with the idea of having a portrait, much like The Portrait of Dorian Gray, of myself that felt more like myself than my own flesh. Hyper-realism, or soul catching, as I like to refer to it, has always blown me away. The idea that you can mimic the […]