Our team

Olivia Jones

Writer, New York

Patrick Smith

Photographer, Portland

Patrick Smith is a recent transplant from Chicago. Having studied film/video in college, he has always had a deep interest in telling stories through images. In the last decade, Patrick veered away from film/video and into mixing cocktails/running a James Beard award-winning bar. During a mystical journey in Costa Rica, he decided to pursue an idea that had been percolating in the back of his mind for some time, that being photography. His timing lined up perfectly with the start of the pandemic, which has led to an interesting beginning in a new career. Undeterred, Patrick has taken any opportunity to photograph his wide range of interests from music, to friends, street photography, and landscapes.

Philip A Holmes

Philip A Holmes, Writer, Portland

Philip A Holmes is not only the writer of this article but also a tour manager and rapidly aging former musician.

Rachel Marie

Photographer, Portland

Rebecca has been a photographer since 2011, capturing everything from birth photos to 50th wedding anniversary events. Originally from the east coast, Rebecca currently lives in Portland, Oregon. In her spare time, she enjoys live music, running, yoga, and hiking. Whenever possible, she is making plans for travel, either regionally or across the world. Her favorite non-human inspiration is reflections, power lines, and pigeon flight.  If she sees an opportunity to incorporate one of these into a shot, she probably will.

Ryan Rose

Writer & Photographer, NYC

Ryan Rose is a photographer, writer, and avid cartoonist based in Brooklyn, NY. She enjoys discovering new music across all genres and listening as she rollerblades through the streets of NYC.

Sage Huston

Writer, Chicago

Sage Huston is a sketch comedian and tennis ruffian in Chicago. She loves hiking and forcing her friends to listen to folk music on road trips. Recent favorites include Becca Mancari and Skyway Man. 

Sherron Shabazz

Writer, Chicago

Sherron likes big butts and he cannot lie. In addition, he is a freelance writer with an intense passion for hoops and Hip-Hop culture. He’s shared his opinions for various outlets including SLAM Online, Swish Appeal, and HipHopDX.com. Currently, Sherron interviews the biggest and brightest artists in rap at TheRealHip-Hop.com.

Spencer Starnes

Photographer, Chicago

Originally from West Texas and educated in Narrative Film Making from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Spencer Starnes is a professional New York City fashion photographer. He works with brands such as Palmer Trading Company, Freeman's Sporting Club, Nomad: The Wandering Fashion Boutique and Urbful LLC. Currently, Spencer lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Stefanie Ioannides

Editor, Toronto

Stefanie Ioannides is a Toronto-based editor and writer. When she’s not proofreading, she can be found reading a book from the stack she continues to build, in the kitchen baking something delicious or searching out a fun, new craft to make. She also works as a classroom assistant at a Montessori school in Toronto.

Stephen Caissie

Photographer, Toronto

Stephen is a self-taught photographer living and working in Toronto. His forte is portraiture, of the editorial and fashion sort, although he does have a bit of a soft spot for landscapes. He also enjoys ghost town hunting in and around southern Ontario, collecting and refinishing antiques, learning Japanese and designing logos for heavy metal bands in far-off countries. He shares his home with a wonderfully supportive wife and a completely indifferent cat.

Thomas Moultrie

Writer, Toronto

Thomas Moultrie is a writer. His creative writing has been published in various literary journals, and his music reviews can be read in Quip Magazine, and PAN M 360. He currently lives in Canada.

Tom Olofinsola

Photographer, Toronto

TBS is a Toronto-based concert photographer. 📸🕴!