Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli

Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker


"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford


Snapper : Travis Chantar

Aaron Valenzuela by Travis Chantar
As a mixed-race queer individual, NYC-based photographer Travis Chantar teeters on the outskirts of many cultures, looking on, observing patterns. Largely, tradition informs identity, and perspective is thoroughly rooted in social context. "Rarely do we reconsider these confines, much less define our own", he opinionates. His interest centers around appreciating diversity and enriching societal narrative through artistic ritual. Decoration, particularly of the human body, holds powerful emotional and cultural significance, deepening the experience. "As we move toward a global society, there is great opportunity to celebrate each other through new, shared culture", he stated. He recently released a beautiful coffee table photography book entitled "Tribe". "Bodily decoration is powerful and shapes identity. Aesthetic rituals resonate back to the earliest suggestion of humanity. As dividing societal lines dissolve, golden opportunities arise for us to design a new, shared culture. Through art, we celebrate and humanize each other".

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