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Photography

Photographer Dave Crowley shares images from his series From The Road, which features photos taken directly on the road or shortly off of it.

 

Written & Photographed

by Dave Crowley

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Photography

Photographs of fluid landscapes where the surface of water reflects and refracts ambient light, sky, rock, trees, foliage, and sculpture, in response to wind, gravity, and current.

Written & Photographed

by Tim Wolf

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Photography

Photographer Kristen Powell investigates institutions that focus on intellectual pursuits to articulate the intention and presentation of these environments.

Written & Photographed

by Kristen Powell

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Cover Story

Nigerian-American visual artist Dr. Imo Nse Imeh is creating artwork that starts a conversation about two sides of a problem — the invisibility that black children face and how society turns them into spectacles once they are no longer invisible.

 

Written

by Jasmine Jones

Photographed

by David Sierra

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Illustration

A collection of art showcasing the work of the self taught French artist Iman Makzume.

 

Written & Illustrated

by Iman Makzume

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Photography

Photography that reflects on the adventures of life, and the connections between the artist and the world around her.

 

Written & Photographed

by Evelyn Fenick

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Music

Since Aislin Magazine last caught up with Mild Monk, a lot has changed— both musically and geographically. We got to chat to Henry Stein and reflect with him since adjusting from his CT lifestyle to the West Coast way of living, as well as hear about some of the new and exciting things he’s been up to.

Interview

by Audrey Morgan with WSAM Radio

Photographed

by Leopoldo Macaya

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Music

With a sound that seamlessly blends hip hop and house music, Markdamighty is making rap you can dance to. We spoke with him about his work with The Quest Presents - a Connecticut based collective of musical minds, record labels vs. working independently, and how the military influenced his approach to making music.

Written & Photographed

by Jasmine Jones

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Painting

An Exhibition of Faux Fauvist Artwork by Canadian artist Josh Byer.

 

Written

by Alyssa Mattei

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Painting / Poetry

falling, a poetry book written, designed, illustrated, and bound by hand by graphic designer Zhiwen Yap seeks to capture and embody the dynamic experience of falling, and the confusion between falling and falling for falling through the static mediums of text and image.

 

Written & Illustrated

by Zhiwen Yap

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Videography

Connecticut Photographer & Videographer Devon Farquharson discusses his musical background with the Funky Dawgz Brass Band, his love of movie trailers, and how he and his friends founded Media Guys Productions.

 

Written & Photographed

by Joel Cintron

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Photography

Inspired by neon and all things galactic, this photo series uses blacklight to create scenes that feel familiar with an otherworldly vibe.

 

Photographed

by Kaylee Nocturne

Featuring

Christelle Jessica 

Designed

by DRPNDOL

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Film

Photographer & Filmmaker Matthew Meigs talks about his upcoming music documentary on Greetings, a band based out of Hartford, CT and made up independent musicians from the Hartford music scene.

 

Written & Photographed

by Matthew Meigs

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Photography

Exploring the act of superimposing anonymous labor force workers onto the architectural spaces they once occupied, Shadow Workers acknowledges the replacement of human interaction aligned with the evolution of machines.

 

Written & Photographed

by Kristen Powell

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Music

Jack Riley, who writes queer psych-pop as Pleasuremad, discusses identity actualization, inspirations behind the new record, leaving Hartford and why coming back was so necessary.

 

Written

by Dylan Healy

Photographed

by Ryan Kelso

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Illustration

Illustration series by Monique Aimee to celebrate inspirational women each Wednesday. Follow Monique Aimee on instagram at @moniqueaimee and look for #moniqueaimeewcw to follow along! 

 

Written & Illustrated

by Monique Aimee

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Photography

Through twelve small photo books created over the course of a year, artist Rebecca Lee uses Silence of Solitary Daydreaming to explore how certain factors can create strong nostalgic experiences.

 

Written & Photographed

by Rebecca Lee

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Digital Art

Typography posters of phrases that promote strength, empowerment, and devotion to self growth.

 

Written & Illustrated

by Lindaluz Carrillo

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Art

Multimedia and visual artist Corinne Tryon discusses the importance of color, even in its absence, in any form of artwork.

 

Words & Artwork

by Corinne Tryon

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Illustration

Painter & Illustrator Christy Corey shares notes from her sketchbook of her trip to Asheville, North Carolina.

 

Written & Illustrated

by Christy Corey

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Cover Story

Balancing his travels, his artwork, and his clothing line For The Talented Clothing, Hartford based photographer David Sierra does it all with an appreciation for life. We caught up with David to discuss his beginnings as a photographer, how he handled being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease by creating art, and what he has lined up for the future.

 

Written

by Jasmine Jones

Photographed

by David Sierra

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Poetry

For Hartford poet Brett Maddux, the blackbird is always watching. Maddux has found divine and domestic inspiration, channeling a more poignant worldview of the titular creature of his newest book, Blackbird, 4PM.

 

Written

by Dan Osto

Photographed

by Eaze & Michael Sisko

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Poetry

Written & Photographed

by Mikaila Baca-Dorion

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Music

We sat down with self-proclaimed “Post-Pop Punk” band The Comfort Shame and discussed the band’s establishment, creative process, and future plans. Written by Alyssa Mattei. Photographed by Jasmine Jones & Alyssa Mattei.

 

Written

by Alyssa Mattei

Photographed

by Jasmine Jones & Alyssa Mattei

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Painting

Artwork by self taught artist Ivana Lamptey, and how she established her company, IVEY Arts and her personal artistic style. 

 

Written

by Alyssa Mattei

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Film

Writer, Director, & Cinematographer RJ LaRussa discusses his latest directorial project, Donnée, politics, and the future of film in a digital world.

 

Written & Photographed

by Jasmine Jones

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Cover Story

Joseph Young Jr., a Connecticut native, cartoonist, filmmaker, producer, writer, and educator tells us his story. From his childhood dreams, to breaking multiple records, this versatile artist has seen a lot throughout his expansive career.

 

Written & Photographed

by Jasmine Jones

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Painting

By means of sketches, sound recordings, photographs, and videos, artist James Keth reflects on his time in Cambodia and his identity as a Cambodian American.

Written & Illustrated

by James Keth

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Photography

Photographs that show a different version of the bathroom selfie, while trying to understand why so many people take selfies in these locations.

 

Photographed

by David Sierra

Social Media
Artist Louise Astorino rounds up her favorite art Instagram accounts and explains why everyone should be following them.
Written by Louise Astorino
Poetry

Hartford poet and creator of the Instagram series @dinersofconnecticut Brett A. Maddux shares five poems.

 

Written & Photographed

by Brett A. Maddux

Music
Aedan Outlaw is a young rapper rising from Meridan, CT with a sound reminiscent of A Tribe Called Quest. In our first Artist Spotlight, we get to know about Outlaw’s sports & music filled past to his present day, where he is pursuing music as his main focus.
Written & Photographed 
by Jasmine Jones
TV & Film
Summer is officially here. School’s out, the sun’s out, and it’s time to binge-watch. Terra Aislin reviews his favorite hidden gems streaming on Hulu, Netflix, & Amazon Prime.
Introduction Written
by Alyssa Mattei
Reviews Written
by Terra Aislin
Music
There is a unique and charming aura surrounding the Connecticut based musician Mild Monk. This singer/artist chatted with Aislin Magazine about music, art, and inspiration. 
Written & Photographed 
by Jasmine Jones
Music
Rising Puerto Rican artist xango/suave discusses their latest album entitled equis, Puerto Rican history, stage antics, and how to stay informed.
 
Written by Dylan Healy
Illustration
Comic Artist. Cartoonist. Visual Storyteller. Austin MacDonald, fresh from hosting a solo exhibition for his comic, Prodigal: The Sentinel’s Garden, chats with Aislin Magazine about all things comic related.
Written & Photographed 
by Jasmine Jones
Music
A summer playlist, featuring Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Mild High Club, and Hiatus Kaiyote.
Curated
by Mild Monk
Illustration
A selection of villains from various films illustrated by Artist Amanda Sanchioni.
Illustrated by Amanda Sanchioni
Illustration
Graphic Designer Olivia Narciso 
discuses the strength of the image, and its effectiveness to express ones thoughts and opinions when words fall flat.
Written & Illustrated
by Olivia Narciso
Music
Producer Nadav Chatinover & Singer/Guitarist Max Shakun discuss their latest project, Le Vie, and how it all began.
Written & Photographed 
by Jasmine Jones
Author
With the release of Blue Magic Forever, the latest addition to her Blue Magic series, Tonja Michelle sat down with Aislin Magazine to discuss how the series came about and her beginnings as a writer.
Written & Photographed
by Jasmine Jones
Cover Story

Connecticut’s own artist collective known as 7evenam disucuss their brotherhood, their future, and how being from Hartford has been an inspiration for them, rather than a setback.

 

Written & Photographed 

by Jasmine Jones 

Featuring Photography by senpaiquincy

Beauty
Writer Terra Aislin reviews some of his new and past favorite beauty products, ranging from hair products to body scrubs. 
Written by Terra Aislin
Illustrated by Jasmine Jones
Illustration
Two great cities known for being the fashion & art capitals of the world.
Written & Illustrated by Louise Astorino
Illustration
Illustrated by Christy Corey
Recipe by Amy Wilichowski
Poetry
Poetry by Terra Aislin
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