Issue #16

Come As You Are

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In this issue we had always planned to remind everyone, whether you are a featured artist or a viewer, that being yourself is all we are interested in. The phrase ‘Come As You Are’ penned originally by Kurt Cobain, perfectly expresses everything we believe in and everything we feel; without having to go into each area of what we apply it to. Your style of work, your dress sense, your music taste, your sexual orientation, your colour, your beliefs. Everything. Art & Photography is a visual representation of the world we are in right now. A timestamp of today, despite whether it’s been influenced by the past or a time to come.

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OTR #16 Come As Your Are Playlist

Editor's Letter

Whilst planning this issue we didn’t see a global pandemic hitting us, nor did we see a global revolution starting to build. A year we will all want to forget but what we take from this year could be a positive thing. When we look back at the first half of 2020, we will remember how hard it was, but that doesn’t mean we can’t use what’s happened to propel ourselves into 2021.

At the beginning of 2020, we presented a piece of art in Issue 15 that held the message ‘It’s time to move the fuck on’ with 2020 dashed across it. That was initially our way of leaving the terrible year of 2019 behind. When you look at it now, it was almost a prophetic piece; 2020 is a year we will need to move on from, for the better of us all.

16 had started to become an issue that we thought we may have to skip. Or at least not spend as much time on because how would we do it? Everything and everyone was locked down, globally. Then the contributors? We rely on artists being able to express their creativity freely. What we didn’t expect is people to adapt so quickly. From FaceTime shoots to this entire mag being built by video message.

As soon as the issue started shaping up, we realised it was far too impressive to just rush or push out digitally like we’ve seen other magazines do (totally understandable). This was quickly becoming the best issue we’ve done. It’s taken 3 times longer to do because of the scenario we found ourselves in, but the final presentation is worth it. – COMER

Inside the Issue

In Issue 16 we mix it up a little. We look into the world of ‘FaceTime Photography’ with Tom Mitchell and others, as we find ourselves having to work differently and therefore our content represents that. We tap into our global village to speak with mikeflo. and many others artists regarding the current flight for black liberty and documenting the world around us as this happens. We talk to VEMIX about recreating history, to the extent of the world believing these incredible photoshopped images that he creates are the real deal. We see bold Cover stories from Sarah Pardini & George Heaton starring Lyena Kang & MeekzHigher Power hit their Brooklyn show bang at the beginning of the global pandemic as they all fought Covid. Drake Alexander takes us on a journey into his world as Savannah McMillan revisits her exhibitions to help the NHS. Artist Tejumola Adenuga blows us away with his dot work while the bold colours and installations of Julia Benz brings life to us all. We welcome back the incredible David Bellemere with a new exclusive editorial with Lola Alcaluzac, as well as new work from George Holz & Mike Miller.

Print Edition Contributors

Alysha Nett
Anne Greene
Art Comes First
Billy Henry
Brian Venth
Casie Wendel
Celina Kenyon
Chris Swainston
Christian Navarro
Clément Decoster
Darrel Hunter
David Bellemere
David Pattinson
Devinn Pierre
Drake Alexander
Eden Tarn
Emiliano Silva
Erika Flynn
Filthy Mouth
Frank Van Bennekom
George Heaton
George Holz
Helena Lu
Henry Dean
Iman Makzume
John Cirone
Jonathan Benbaruk
Josh Beech
Joshua Drakes
Julia Benz
Keil Tommi Jr
Kevin Gracia
Kevin Sanon
Kimi Mikawa
Lamique Farrell
Larsen Sotelo
Lee Barber
Lenaig Chatel
Levon Muradian
Liam Burnett-blue
Lucille Croft
Marilena Vlachopoulou
Marin Troude
Martin Potter
Matt Sheehan
Matthew Comer
Mavic Castro
Michael Russo
Mike Miller
Nat Wood
Ouigi Theodore
Oz Barak
Phillip Reardon
Rom Anthonis
Sam Jackson
Sam Lambert
Sarah Pardini
Sarah Robinson
Savannah Mcmillan
Sebastian Mueuer-soppart
Sergio Del Amo
Shaka Maidoh
Stephan Small
Tejumola Adenuga
Tom Mitchell
Troy Freyee
Vilerx Perez
Vincent Bugg
Weia Tan
Abi Fox
Agustina Ruiz
Ainsley Hutchence
Akihito Wauke
Alex Pearson
Alexa Van
Alexis Bumgarner
Alvaro Silveira
Alysha Nett
Amelia Kidd
Anna Lee
Anouck Escribano
Antonina Kosior
Arina Fedorova
Asante M
Audrey Minnard
Beth Humphries
Beth Hurrell
Bethan Sowerby
Brooke Huber
Cal Mac
Camille Corlouer
Celine Brooks
Cheyenne Gordon
Chris Virzi
Christina Hlybova
Clara Jade
Coco Aregheore
Dani Doll
Darya Kosilova
Delchambre Geoffrey
Eleonor Delecluse
Emily Moran
Gabby Adrian
Gold Star
Grace Ellington
Henriett Barabás
Higher Power
Jacob Bengel
Jaelyn Barth
Jamaal Stevens
Jamie Russell
Jasmin Michelle
Jennifer Hope
Jessie Melgo
Jude Rose
Kait Algoso
Kara Milner
Kate Olthoff
Keil Tommi Jr.
Kendell Cotta

Digital Edition Contributors

Kenza Calvillo
Klaudia K
Kylie Rae Hall
Laurel Hicks
Larissa Marielle
Lisa Kuhn
Lois Schindeler
Lola Alcaluzac
Lola Courel
Lottie Kemp
Louane Lefranc
Lucille Croft
Luke Walker
Lyena Kang
Maddii Sutton
Margot De Araùjo Brugal
Mariana Salaru
Marin Troude
Martina Gilchris
Mila Rabini
Miranda Richards
Molly Smith
Monnie Kaur
Montana Morris
Natasja Madsen
Page Ruth
PK Holdbrook
Rachel Lynch
Rachel Spencer
Rachell Jugg
Raven Lissette
Reina Silva
Rex Adams
Roxy Horner
Ryan Kelly
Sabine Khabiri
Sabrina Reboll
Sally Zemour
Sam Lambert
Sara Blusseau
Sarah Abshire
Sarah Cazeneuve
Sarah Stephens
Shaka Maidoh
Shideh Kafei
Soukaïna Hafdane
Summer Betti
Sydney Benjamin
Taylor Lashae
Victoria Hoad
Victoria Rossi
Yui Kato