Our Top Stories for 2016

Photography by Camille Robiou Du Pont While still excited from our recent milestone with Maasai Magazine, it’s time for us to round up the stories that defined the passing year for us, and our partners, readers, and featured artists. Despite setbacks and our print issue being delayed, we are really grateful to all the talented…

Maria Agustina

Acid Dream may be short, but it’s certainly one of those series that you hope poetic artists like Maria Agustina will pick up again, or at least evolve into another equally intriguing body of work. Kaleidoscopic, mind-boggling, and otherworldly all at once, it’s easy to imagine her trippy technique turning the mundane into something extraordinary.…

Faces

South Africa-based cinematographer Gray Kotze shares our belief that at its simplest form, a portrait should be a mini story that says something about the subject. To add a deeper dimension to his portraits, he set out on a project called “Faces” which documents the people he met and worked with while living in Tokyo…

Structure

How do you make a compelling visual story out of something as common and typically mundane as buildings? The answer seemed to be obvious to Hayden Williams, one of our favorite double/multiple exposure experts. On their own, the structures before him weren’t original, eye-catching, or effective story-tellers, and he knew just how to work around…

Nightshift

What are we missing in the hours beforeĀ and leading towards a city’s rousing from slumber? Danny Rowton‘s curiosity about the scenes and stories typically unseen and overlooked once the “after dark” hours creep in led him to explore his town of Rochford in South East England to find out. Accompanied by his medium format camera…

Equinox

More than a visual tale about the gracefulness of the female form, today’s beautiful Photo Story by Ozan Mutlu Dursun from Istanbul, Turkey explores the beauty radiating from two different characters. By dressing his subjects in a mix of dainty elements that reflected their similarities, he also compellingly underscored the unique qualities that make his…

Yip Choon Hong, Japan

Land of the Rising Sun — and sushi, cherry blossoms, quirky fashion, the beautiful Mt. Fuji, dreamy streets, and many other cultural wonders. No wonder Malaysian photographer and designer Yip Choon Hong recently got enticed to whip up an impromptu trip to Japan. However, given the Asian country’s popularity among travelers, it might not be…