MEET THE CONTRIBUTORS
Georgia is a Literature Graduate from the University of Edinburgh who ventured into the world of journalism in order to ensure women from a working-class background like herself have a voice in society and media. She has a keen interest in wildlife journalism, feminist discourse and LGBTQ+ rights.
Lauren Clark is a Contemporary Fine Artist based in North Somerset. The foundation for her work is drawing and the many forms it can take. She experiments by drawing in relation to other mediums, such as digital media, photography and painting. She is inspired and motivated by her personal experiences of place and time. This work questions how our personal memories are distorted through digital filters. Concerned with how technological advances will continue to change the context of my work, she is progressively interested in what it means to bring the virtual into real life, with handmade, traditional techniques.
Andra Smileanschi is a 21-year-old Romanian artist currently residing in Oxford. Her art speaks about her own experiences as a person that never stays in the same space for too long. She paints, draws, does digital art and writes poems. In her visual art she enjoys making unexpected colour combinations and in poetry focuses on snippets of life seen through the lens of emotions and persistent nostalgia.
Emel Karakozak was born in Mut, Turkey in 1975. Her adventure in
photography started in high school and later was matured by participating in many group exhibitions, receiving awards in various national and international
competitions and also by being a jury member in photography competitions. She has worked on numerous art exhibitions around the world, including around Europe, USA and Turkey.
Photographer & Poet
Film photographer and poetry enthusiast Amy Jasek is based in Texas. When she isn't photographing or writing, she can also be found making cyanotypes, playing the piano, or busily being a mother. She also enjoys growing herbs and plants that attract butterflies. She does not consider herself an advocate of the "digital age."
Jack is a writer and poet born 1985, Salisbury, Wiltshire. He has a BA and an MA in Creative Writing. During his time at university, he won a poetry award and directed a play for the Theatre Royal in Winchester. Most notably, he likes tea and converting tiny life particles into poems. Jack uses his vast knowledge of film and television for quizzes. At the moment, he’s co-writing a television script and dabbling in acting.
Earl Carlo Guevarra, 27, is an English teacher at a school in the heart of Manila, and a proud Zamboangueño. When he’s not teaching children, he travels. He's addicted to fruit tea and shakes. His works have appeared in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippines Graphic, ALPAS Journal, and Young Star, among others.
Konstantinos Patrinos is an aspiring writer based in Berlin, Germany. His work has appeared in The Elevation Review and is forthcoming in Open Minds Quarterly and SORTES Magazine. When he's not writing poetry, he enjoys getting punched in the face during kickboxing classes. He teaches philosophy and political science at a high school, and dreams of the day his class doesn't fall asleep.
Abbie is a Visual Artist based in Suffolk whose research considers visual simulations of the human body and the transmission of data across traditional and digital media. Using images sourced online, Schug [re]photographs visual data into a state of natural mutation - suspended between presence and absence - before finally translating the intangible digital image into an oil on Canvas artefact. This practice establishes a discourse around the quasi-being of visual data; the threshold between reality and simulation and further the relationship between artist and image. Her current project sees the translation of a Computer-Generated quasi-human model.
Davide Lepore is an Anglo-Italian biologist living in London with a great passion for writing. He has worked as a journalist for several Italian online newspapers. He recently started experimenting with works of literature, writing both in Italian and English and covering a variety of themes.
Amandine Mondion was born in France. She comes from a scientific family but has always been passionate about art. She left France at 18 to study design at Central Saint Martins. She enjoys exploring multiple fields, such as painting, digital or sculpture, as well as different materials such as wood, resin and clay.
Lewis is an aspiring poet who primarily writes about mental health issues and working-class life, both as a form of therapy and to raise greater awareness. He has been featured on BBC Upload and also co-created an illustrated poetry series on YouTube about his upbringing in Shropshire.
Katerina is a visual artist from Crete, Greece, currently living in the U.K. Her passion revolves around various crafts such as photography, painting and creative writing. Her work has a poetic essence and is highly symbolic, and she dives into the world of Surrealism whenever she feels the need to express her inner, subconscious voice. She has attained a 1st Honours Degree in BA Photography and is currently working on and developing her personal work. She is also a film and cooking/baking enthusiast and is fascinated and inspired by myths, folklore stories and mysticism.
Ameana is a self- taught British artist of Kashmiri descent. After the loss of her father, She has used painting as a form of escapism. Art has allowed her to feel a sense of inner peace and comfort. Furthermore, she has used the power of art as a form of mediation, providing her with a sense of healing from the painful experience of losing a loved one. The paintbrush and canvas have acted as a diary that narrate her feelings and emotions and allow her to feel a sense of freedom from the everyday stresses of life. Art has allowed her to feel a sense of satisfaction and a way of expression without words.
Bella Pelster views writing as a way to create something out of chaotic, pure emotion, no matter how strange and unseemly that something is. As we increasingly spend more of our lives online, there’s a tendency to filter out the ugly - and this is something that Bella tries to avoid in her writing. If we honour what’s undesirable, we may take inspiration from it. When she’s not scurrying to and from part-time jobs or doing university work, Bella loves visiting charity shops and watching stop-motion films.
Akissi Nzambi is a Spain-based artist. A repository of personal interests and obsessions, her cut paper illustrations and digital pieces often act as a vehicle for social commentary and self-affirmation. Using a simple, direct approach, she creates visual metaphors that explore issues of identity, inclusivity, disability, culture and race and encourage discussion.
Giorgia Boller is a Swiss multidisciplinary artist based in London, England who recently graduated from Central St. Martins with a Bachelors and is pursuing a Masters degree in Printmaking..Her work is situated in collage (both digital and physical), photography and Photoshop. Currently she is developing her practice to include illustration, image transfer and repetitive printing as a means of re-creating, documenting and archiving the visual of a "glitch" through an analogue process. Often perceived as something going wrong, her work explores what happens when we frame these 'errors' through a fine art lens.
Caitlan Docherty is an anxious millennial living in a beige thousand square foot space across from a small prairie. Her hobbies include unraveling into a crude translation of her inner chaos & cheugily obsessing over avocado toast. Some of her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Train River Poetry’s summer 2021 anthology & blood moon poetry’s July issue.
Artist & Writer
Jena writes poetry, short fiction and essays on writers such as Marianne Moore, Joan Murray, Lola Ridge, Hope Mirrlees and Friederike Mayröcker. Part of her body of work is drawing or ‘image poems’ that reflect the ideas she works through and against in her writing, an intergeneric dialogic exchange that verbalizes the visual and visualizes the verbal. A line of a poem might make its way into a sentence in a story into an image in a drawing – they chatter about motherhood, isolation, disintegration, fragmentation, screens and reflections, delineated spaces, forced separations, the importance of art in uncertain times.
Katie Fiszman is a 43 year old mother of three based in mid-Wales. She is an emerging artist and currently uses photography to help develop her work as a painter. When not making art, she is doing laundry, cooking, giving someone a lift somewhere, binge-watching hospital documentaries or talking on the phone! When at a museum or gallery, she likes to look at everything because each artwork has someone's life story behind it. She is moved by the mere fact that people make art.
Simone Eringfeld is a scholar, educationist, poet and spoken word artist from the Netherlands. Most recently, she has been combining her academic with her poetic interests by writing 'data poems' (poems which consist of data fragments taken from research interviews). In April 2021, she released her first spoken word EP 'Please Hold'.