DIGITAL Issue 16 Magazine 'Come As You Are'

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This is the extended DIGITAL version of Issue 16. At 910 pages!!!! - its by far our biggest ever!!

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‘Come As You Are’

Editor's Letter: (skip to below for content info)

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. 

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 Magazine

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.

CONTRIBUTORS (even more in the digital edition)

Alek Michaud • Alex Kromer • Alex Sweeney • Alysha Nett • André Morgan • Anne Greene • Art Comes First • Ayrom Ebadi • Billy Henry • Brian Venth • Caroline Hajny • Casie Wendel • Celina Kenyon • Chris Swainston • Christian Navarro • Claudia Du Liévre • Clément Decoster • Daniele Roversi • Darrel Hunter • David Bellemere • David Pattinson • David PD Hyde • Deftome • Devinn Pierre • Drake Alexander • Eden Tarn • Edward Grattan • Elliot Hunt • Emiliano Silva • Erika Flynn • Filthy Mouth • Frank Van Bennekom • George Heaton • George Holz • Hayet Meniar • Helena Lu • Henry Dean • Iman Makzume • Jarid Blue • Joe Reale • John Cirone • Jonathan Benbaruk • Jordie Hennigar • Josh Beech • Joshua Drakes • Julia Benz • Keil Tommi Jr • Kenn Perry • Kevin Gracia • Kevin Sanon • Kimi Mikawa • Lamique Farrell • Larsen Sotelo • Lee Barber • Lenaig Chatel • Levon Muradian • Liam Burnett-blue • Lucille Croft • Maria Kotylevskaja • Marilena Vlachopoulou • Marin Troude • Marko Ristic • Marlene • Martin Potter • Matt Sheehan • Matthew Comer • Mavic Castro • Maxi Guterman Michael Russo Mike Gripz Mike Miller Mikeflo. Nafiseh Soolari Nat Wood Ouigi Theodore Oz Barak Paris Fogarty • Phillip Reardon • Rodrigo Fiallega • Rom Anthonis • Rosie Foster • Sam Jackson • Sam Lambert • Sarah Pardini • Sarah Robinson • Savannah Mcmillan • Sebastian Mueuer- soppart • Sergio Del Amo • Shaka Maidoh • Stephan Small • Tejumola Adenuga • Tess Armstrong • Tom Mitchell • Tom Williamson • Troy Freyee • Vemix • Vilerx Perez • Vincent Bugg • Weia Tan

MODELS / SUBJECTS

Abi Fox • Agnes Iduna • Agus Guerreiro • Agustina Ruiz • Ainsley Hutchence • Aisha Potter • Aiysha Siddiqui • Akihito Wauke • Alex Pearson • Alexa Van • Alexis Bumgarner • Alvaro Silveira • Aly Berry • Alysha Nett • Amelia Kidd • Amelia Kidd • Anna Lee • Anneliese Zanchetta • Anouck Escribano • Antonina Kosior • Arina Fedorova • Asante M • Ashley Jordan Jones • Audrey Minnard • Belle Reid • Beth Humphries • Beth Hurrell • Brooke Huber • Cal Mac • Camille Corlouer • Celine Brooks • Cheyenne Gordon • Chris Virzi • Christina Hlybova • Clara Jade • Claudia Pooley • Coco Aregheore • Dani Doll • Daniella Newberry • Darya Kosilova • Delchambre Geoffrey • Domenica Nepomuceno • Drew Cockrell • Edward Grattan • Eleonor Delecluse • Eliza • Emily Clarkson • Emily Fausset • Emily May Haniffa • Emily Moran • Emily O’donnell • Emily Sears • Emma Sand • Erin Stang • Ethan Sowerby • Eve Deacon • Eve Harper Close • Federica Mattiazzi • Gabby Adrian • Gabby Adrian • Georgie Briand • Gold Star • Grace Ellington • Gray Harris • Greta Cozzolino • Gwen Joncour • Henriett Barabás • Higher Power • Jacob Bengel • Jaelyn Barth • Jaelyn Barth • Jamaal Stevens • Jamie Russell • Jasmin Michelle • Jen Tioseco • Jennifer Green • Jennifer Hope • Jenny Lee • Jessie Melgo • Jude Rose • Kait Algoso • Kara Milner • Kasey Vanwey • Kate Olthoff • Katya • Kālena Aul • Keil Tommi Jr. • Kendell Cotta • Kenza Calvillo • Kiko Cunningham • Kingsley Osuji • Klaudia K • Kylie Rae Hall • Kyrah Melena • Larissa Marielle • Laurel Hicks • Li Murillo • Lisa Kuhn • Lois Schindeler • Lola Alcaluzac • Lola Courel • Lottie Kemp • Louane Lefranc • Lucille Croft • Luke Walker • Lula Banchero • Lyena Kang • Maddii Sutton • Margot De Araùjo Brugal • Maria Kn • Mariana Salaru • Marin Troude • Martina Gilchrist • Meekz • Milar Abini • Mimi Sandoe • Miranda Richards • Molly Smith • Monique Kivella • Monnie Kaur • Montana Morris • Mya Mills • Natalie Mae • Natasja Madsen • Ness Page Ruth • Nicola Kurdziel • Nicole Amanda • Nicole Zimmermann • Paris Fogarty • Paris Smith • Pk Holdbrook • Rachel Lynch • Rachel Spencer • Rachell Jugg • Raquel • Raven Lissette • Reina Silva • Rex Adams • Riley • Rosa Landers • Roxy Horner • Ruby King • Ryan Kelly • Sabine Khabiri • Sabrina Reboll • Sainte • Sally Zemour • Sam Lambert • Sammssee • Sammy Allsop • Sanduel • Sara Blusseau • Sarah Abshire • Sarah Cazeneuve • Sarah Runnal • Sarah Stephens • Sasha Phillips • Satookoro • Shaka Maidoh • Shideh Kafei • Sophia Kolokoltseva • Sophie O’neil • Soukaïna Hafdane • Summer Betti • Sydney Benjamin • Sydni Thornton • Takashi Taylor • Tara Sky Martin • Taylor Lashae • Tj • Victoria Hoad • Victoria Rossi • Villy Karagouni • Ysabela Velasco • YuiKato • Zie

2Pac • 6lack• A$AP Rocky • AC/DC • Audioslave • Au/Ra • Benny Blanco • Beyonce • Björk • Björn Skifs • Bloody Knees • Black Sabbath • Blue Swede • Blur • Bob Dylan • Calvin Harris • Chaka Demus & Pliers • Cigarette After Sex • The Corrs • Cypress Hill • DAF • Dead Prez • Dirty Heads • Dolly Parton • Emma Sand • Extreme • Fever Ray • Five • Frankie Vaughan • Garth Brooks • Hank Williams • Higher Power • Iggy Pop • Incubus • The Internet • Isley Brothers • J.Balvin & Bad Bunny • J. Cole • Jessie Ware • Johnny Cash • Judas Priest • Kanye West • Kaytranada • Kendrick Lamar •Kingh • The Kooks • Lil Peep • Little Richard •LLCoolJ•LouReed•M.I.A•Meekz• Michael Kiwanuka • Monolord • Motörhead • Mystery Jets • The Neptunes • N.E.R.D • Nirvana • No Doubt • Oasis • Octavian • Pink • Pink Floyd • Pixies Presidents Of The United States Of America • Prince • Radiohead • Rage Against The Machine • Roots Manuva • Sharon Van Etten • Show Dem Camp • Slick Rick • Slowthai • Smith & Thell • The Streets • Supertramp • Swayvey Maybxch • Talking Heads Tina Arena • Train • Travis Scott • Vanessa Marquez • The Weeknd • The Who • Yeah Yeah Yeahs