Featured Artist: Nicole Hope Matthews

When I began working with light painting, I could not have predicted it would lead me to the self-portrait narratives through which I express myself today. I began using this technique on still lifes until the spring of 2006 when my grandmother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After I returned home from the hospital, I found myself alone in my West Philadelphia apartment and this time when I took out my camera, I decided to turn it on myself. I have continued to create self-portraits to portray various stages in my life over the years.
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Featured Artist: Daniel Muniak

More often than not he can be found foot-racing cheetahs and grappling grizzly bears. Combined with his dedicated work ethic and spontaneous charm, Daniel provides painterly composed narratives that could simply be described as impactful. Mostly working under the influence of vitamins and caffeine he’s exhilarated by Americana and cinema, and so chooses to voice his stories through the medium of photography. Although he works predominantly with digital materials for the sake of speed, his visual style resonates with cues of classic Renaissance paintings, causing his work to be a purée of modern methods and timeless appeal.… Read More Featured Artist: Daniel Muniak

Featured Writer: Kisha McDougald

Her eyes. Those grey & brown jewels carefully concealed by thick beautiful lashes and perfectly sculpted eyebrows. It’s like I’m being hypnotized by them. We are locked in on each other and I can’t turn away, can’t break contact. This is the moment that I realized that this is far more than a random fuck. Not really random. I mean I kinda know her. I’ve seen her around, we’ve flirted. There was a definite attraction but I had no idea it would lead to “this” or be like “this.” As I near exhaustion this feminine beast once again has her way with me but this time her sex is not so savage. It is more so focused and purposeful. An act that requires her total concentration. This woman wants to leave her mark on me………… Read More Featured Writer: Kisha McDougald