Celebrating Cringe's Contributors
Eloise is a fine artist and recent graduate from Central Saint Martins.
Her paintings explore a semi-autobiographical narrative expressed through animalistic or demonic characters. She layers context into her practice by embodying animals as a representative of her personal emotions.
She's also the cover artist of this issue.
Writer and artist, he/they
Kira is a creator, storyteller, proud parent, and graduate from University Centre Peterborough.
He enjoys making films with friends and telling stories that matter. If he's not writing or working on a film project, he can be found watching BBC Ghosts or screaming about it online.
Photographer and writer, she/her
Anya's playful spirit is matched with a sense of responsibility to reflect the world's current climate. Each project she works on places future work in context, aiming to form a wider narrative. She finds joy in the process of growing an idea or piece of work, much more than the completion.
CHRISTOPHER R. MOORE
Writer & artist, he/him
Christopher R. Moore is a socialist writer based in Leeds. He makes lino prints of sea creatures and writes songs about ghosts. He is a long-distance runner and has a mean kick serve. He interviews zealots and has won the Christchurch International Poetry Prize. He has strong views on the present continuous.
This is his fourth time contributing to Cringe.
Izzy is a writer and creative based in London.
She's interested in bringing academic lenses to personal written trajectories and vice versa, in exploring what the personal essay has become, in finding ways to understand people and herself and the world through art and through listening.
Photographer and artist, they/them
Simran Kaur is a surrealist fashion photographer and artist currently based in London. They were born and raised in Italy, but their heritage is Punjabi.
Simran's main objective is to create mental health awareness with their experimental photography. At the same time, they also create dreamlike abstract visuals to make the viewer explore another reality.
Based on their surreal visual projects talking about mental health, they titled their brand as Surreal mental visualism: a collection of surreal visuals helping people to heal.
This is their second time contributing to Cringe.
Eva Vitkute is an Irish-Lithuanian artist studying illustration in NCAD, Dublin.
Her work predominently explores themes of identity, self-expression and feminism. Inspired by anything gritty, she takes a lot of inspiration from 1980s post-punk culture, xerox art and the riot grrrl movement.
Farencia is a Dutch, London-based creative.
She graduated with a Bachelor in advertising from The University of Arts London at the College of Communications.
Farencia creates fine art, digital art and whatever else she feels like creating. Her main inspirations come from her experiences.
SIMON JUGOVIC FINK
Simon s a fine artist, illustrator and animator from Slovenia based in London.
Living in London gave him the motivation to start a new series of digital paintings, where he combines his artistic way of thinking - personal, philosophical, erotic, conceptual - with the new environment of the urban landscape. The composition is a body and the content is a soul. The final art form is the coexistence of both.
Instagram (fine art)
Instagram (illustration & animation)
Georgia is a film photographer and film student from Oxford currently studying at the University of Leeds.
Her work primarily focuses on slow photography and capturing raw moments as they are. Because of this, she favours a film camera and a selection of film to document the parts of her life she wishes to share.
Photographer & filmmaker, he/him
I'm a cinematographer, mainly based in London (England) and The Hague (Netherlands).
By performing cinematography as my main passion I have earned experience working with digital (ARRI ALEXA camera systems, RED, Blackmagic, Sony, Canon) and analogue film cameras (Aaton XTR Prod 16mm Film). Workflow experience using editing software such as Adobe Master Collection and DaVinci Resolve.
Anita is a poet, freelance writer, and researcher interested in feminist pedagogies and how poetry helps us to think and learn.
Based in Manchester, she is a recipient of the Leverhulme Trust LUDeC programme doctoral scholarship, where she is examining poetry and its connection to pedagogy in urban environments. Anita loves being in water, zines, and miniatures!