It is Sunday at brunch-time and I’m sipping a cold coffee as I listen intently to the precise strategies that separate a YouTube video from receiving ninety-thousand views and one million. At twenty years old, the man sitting across from me has accomplished more than he might’ve thought possible five years ago when he uploaded his first video— which I’m certain he never imagined would have led to such a prolific next few years. And the more I listen, the more the numbers become important, strategically placed pieces to create one fascinatingly cohesive image. The image? Jack Baran. Read more about Baran’s story and other amazing creatives including Alyssa Lau, Honne, Jamie Tworkowski of To Write Love On Her Arms, Koji and more in our May 2016 — Perspective issue. You can read this issue and our past issues here plus the content is free to view on your desktop, mobile device or the issuu app on Apple or Android. If you would like to purchase your own print copy of any of our issues including our recent issue, you can do so here.
BACKDROP — JACK BARAN //
Below are some exclusive behind the scene clips from our shoot with the talented Jack Baran and yes, we have them in color. Collective photos by Maddy Crum, Katie Qian and Jessie Yarborough.
WOLFIE SUBMISSIONS — PERSPECTIVE //
In the month of May, it’s Mental Health Awareness Month and we decided to dedicated this issue to the topic of a “perspective.” We open the discussion with our readers AKA wolfies on how they tackle their challenges in order to do what they love. We welcome create minds to share their stories, talents and ideas in our monthly wolfie submissions.
P.S. POSITIVITY — DEPRESSION & ANXIETY //
Our staff writer Orion Carloto shares her personal thoughts about the depression and anxiety to our readers.
PINPOINT — ICELAND //
We are thrilled to collaborate with photographer, Nicole Mason who documented her Iceland adventure through a series of polaroids and photographs.
INSIGHT — SLEET STREET //
We absolutely love collaborating with such creative and talented photographers and this month, there was no exception especially with Nashville based photographer, Alysse Gafkjen in her series called “Sleet Street.”
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