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In our debut, we explored second-hand embarrassment, finding compassion for our past selves, and how shame, guilt and cringe can be used as positive forces for change.
Courteney Frisby (she/her) is a 23 year old London based underground photographer. Her photographs subconsciously finds the truth in the spiritual practice, discovering shadows and energetic fields inside the rave scene. The way she documents represents her own vision and perceptive gaze towards the spiritual conditions we are living in today as humanity has a personal matter for a universal connection now through these hard times.
Olly Crown is a multimedia photographer and artist, with Polaroid at the forefront of most of their work. The instant tangibility of a memory, encapsulated by a plain border fascinates him, sparking conversation into the moments captured on a medium that can be so casual yet so overlooked. The sometimes mundane subject matter of their imagery can be viewed in a reductionist viewpoint, as points in time that he has experienced, or holistically as patches to a somewhat larger blanket of memories that forms somebody’s life.
Christopher R. Moore is a socialist writer and artist 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 backhand slice. He is the current holder of the Canterbury Christchurch International Poetry Prize and writes for IndieMidlands. He has strong views on the present continuous.
Originally from Germany, Stella is a journalist studying at the University of the Arts, London. She focuses her writings on relatable everyday topics. As a type one diabetic and young journalist, she believes it's important to raise awareness about situations in life that are often overlooked.
Charlie Elizabeth (she/her) is a queer, working class, extremely leftist & feminist writer. She is interested in and writes about; fashion, media, politics, and environmental & social issues with an aim to do so in a way that can be understood by everyone.
Alex is an acting student. He also performs as a stand-up comedian, paints and writes, mainly poetry. He's looking for any sort of creative environment and outlet that allows him to explore his own thoughts and does a bit of self therapy in order to deal with the day to day struggles - why not have have some fun in the process?
Alisha is a university student and writes short pieces and poems. She has also been on a journey to try and find an artistic style for herself. Art, in all its forms, is a means for her to channel and understand her own sense of identity and experiences be it to do with her race, class or struggles in the past. But art can also be silly and spontaneous and that is something she tries to get across.