Magazines.... and what? in recent years I have stood awkward and proud and said No! To the purchase of frivolous publications, especially of the conde Naste (Sorry Wintour, I don't get it) kind. Yes, I admit that the photographic pictorials are of slight interest and inspiration but what more... 173 of the 200 (slight exaggeration) are dedicated to the irrelevant and predictable advertisements (shoo Clooney with your Nespresso machine, Im a tea man!). However, In recent months I have decided to bin my pessimism and trail through the bad and the ugly in the hope that I find a few gems along the way. My gems include COLORS (colours for us Brits and those choosing to follow the true form of the English language). Advertisements are few and far between and the juicy bits I hear you ask... for one, creativity is not confined to the office but to us, joe public. Images, sketches and daydreams... ready set upload to their democratic creative world and become part of the revolution. The excitement doesn't end their my friends... Reading is not completing. Note the holographic symbols below, point towards your webcam and enjoy extra digital tidbits (clever.. or simply - small things amuse small minds).
ISSUE 76 - TEENAGERS
"Sharp suit, suspenders, the slim tie... I guess I'm a little influenced by Quentin Tarentino films"
Wagner Ribeiro Santulhao
Sao Paulo, Brazil
"One of my friends told his family when he was 16 and the next next morning all his stuff was packed and waiting at the door... Not every furry wear a suit, only the Fursuiters... at least now my friend gets to sleep in his suit whenever he wants"
"Jean Genet's Notre Dame Des Fleurs is a book I would save from a burning fire"
"The boys reach out from the car windows and throw little notes with their phone numbers.. I only take them if the guy is driving a nice car! I hate to be alone"
Catenta di Villorba, Italy
"I've been different ever since I was born..I transformed a room just outside the barn into a space for myself where I keep my guitar, DJ set and computor... Sometimes friends come over, but mostly im alone."
Pepa Medina Blackman
"One day I found a girl from Alicante... two from Barcelona... Including 20 of us here in Valencia. We organise all sorts of activities, such as tea sessions and picnics by the river."
Nahuel Emiliano Gimenez Rios
Buenos Aires, Argentino
"The more you get in less times, the better. The other day I posted my photo and in 12 minutes I got 470 comments. I became a flogger..."
Soweto, South Africa
"When I was a kid, I used to wear my father's clothes. but he was killed when I was 13... I want to be different and my girlfriend likes it when I wear a skirt."
Pics + Text courtesy of www.colorsmagazine.com