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THE SOCIAL DILEMMA – YAN YAN CHAN BY PIERRE TOUSSAINT & GRACE O’NEILL

THE SOCIAL DILEMMA - YAN YAN CHAN BY PIERRE TOUSSAINT & GRACE O'NEILL

Social media gets a bad rap these days. Justifiably so, for anyone who has seen The Social Dilemma and then fallen into a dark hole of existential despair, convinced Facebook is slowly melting our minds and chipping away at the foundations of modern democracy. But our ‘social media = bad’ conversations tend to lack a little nuance. Grace O'Neill talks to Sydney Creative and Digital Influencer, Yan Yan Chan on the evolving dynamic that is social media.

HOUND OF LOVE BY PETER VAN ALPHEN AND VICTORIA PEARSON

HOUND OF LOVE BY PETER VAN ALPHEN AND VICTORIA PEARSON

If you, like us, have found yourself in this cesspool of a year exploring some ways in which you can be doing good, or doing more, allow us direct your attention to greyhound rescue and advocacy.

STATELESS BY NADINE VON COHEN

STATELESS BY NADINE VON COHEN

Imagine you’re a pregnant refugee with chronic pain and little to no English. You’ve spent the last seven years in a prison camp and all you know of Australia is the inside of a detention centre. Writer and refugee advocate, Nadine Von Cohen documents who she's fighting for.

TREADING LIGHTLY –  A PROJECT WITH SUPERGA BY PETER VAN ALPHEN AND DANIELLE PAYNE

TREADING LIGHTLY – A PROJECT WITH SUPERGA BY PETER VAN ALPHEN AND DANIELLE PAYNE

In partnership with Superga, SIDE-NOTE presents, ‘Treading Lightly’, a project that honours life's simpler pleasures, the essence of togetherness and the pursuit of a greater respect for our natural environment.

FOR BEIRUT – لبيروت BY GEORGES ANTONI

FOR BEIRUT – لبيروت BY GEORGES ANTONI

When SIDE-NOTE began our portfolio of seven Lebanese-Australian creatives in the aftermath of the disaster, the overwhelming response during our interviews was this: The people of Lebanon are resilient.

HOME GROWN BY KELLY GEDDES AND LAURA AGNEW

HOME GROWN BY KELLY GEDDES AND LAURA AGNEW

“Prosperity is not a thing to grab, but an idea to cultivate; a mindset and a way of life”, Laura Agnew maps her path to Permaculture.

THE BEST OF MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

THE BEST OF MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Curated by Publicist and Producer, Jess Carrera, SIDE-NOTE wraps up the best of MIFF 68½, the digital iteration of Melbourne's acclaimed International Film Festival.

STILLNESS IN MOTION BY ISAAC BROWN & GRACE O’NEILL

STILLNESS IN MOTION BY ISAAC BROWN & GRACE O’NEILL

Grace O'Neill talks to Australian model, Agi Akur on the changing pace of her profession.

IN OUR OWN BACKYARD BY DANIEL GOODE

IN OUR OWN BACKYARD BY DANIEL GOODE

Our new found need for less, yet decidedly more thoughtful clothes, finds its match in stripped back reliable staples for adventure in all its forms. There's a renewed focus on awareness—choices that are more sustainable, ethically made and locally produced. A curation of clothing ready for anything, and at last, considered.

I HAVE MEASURED OUT MY LIFE WITH COFFEE SPOONS BY VICTORIA PEARSON AND ANNA POGOSSOVA

I HAVE MEASURED OUT MY LIFE WITH COFFEE SPOONS BY VICTORIA PEARSON AND ANNA POGOSSOVA

There is a semi-deflated black orb gathering dust on a shelf in my home that taunts me whenever it veers into my eyeline. Its pearlescent sheen and accompanying yoga mat are silent and still, but may as well be shrieking and shaking with the force at which I’m confronted by their daily cry: We have been abandoned. Victoria Pearson considers how history will remember our time.

NOBODY’S HERE – A PROJECT WITH NOBODY DENIM BY SASKIA WILSON

NOBODY'S HERE - A PROJECT WITH NOBODY DENIM BY SASKIA WILSON

Denim where people were not. Shot last month, mid lockdown, on location at what would ordinarily be Sydney's busiest thoroughfares.

SENSE OF AN ENDING BY GRACE O’NEILL

SENSE OF AN ENDING BY GRACE O’NEILL

Even for women who hadn’t bought a magazine in years – and of those, we know, there are many – there was a sense of something ending on Tuesday. In one deft manoeuver three of the final stalwarts of the Australian fashion magazine landscape were wiped out. Harper’s BAZAAR, ELLE, InStyle. Gone, gone, gone. Grace O’Neill laments our loss.

NINE NANNAS BY JAKE TERREY

NINE NANNAS BY JAKE TERREY

Here are nine healthy Nanna's. To these women, this period of time has been tough. To break up the bad news we thought to pay them a (distanced) visit, and drag Jake along too.

ESSENTIAL WORK BY DEREK HENDERSON & GRACE O’NEILL

ESSENTIAL WORK BY DEREK HENDERSON & GRACE O’NEILL

If there’s any kind of creative legacy that marks this moment we’re in, we hope it’s this one: a return to something delicate, understated and familiar.

INTO MY ARMS

INTO MY ARMS

In consideration of their unwavering embrace, we asked a handful of Australian photographers to capture that which is constant, comforting and common in the time of Corona.

Self Portraits by Claudia Smith

Self Portraits by Claudia Smith

I value respect. I am inspired by history. I am challenged by ideas about how people see themselves, how I see myself. 

AUSTRALIAN STORY BY STEFAN WELLSMORE

AUSTRALIAN STORY BY STEFAN WELLSMORE

For over 10 years my mother has worked as a nurse in remote communities around Australia, and more than five of those years she has spent with her husband in Maningrida.

A Place To Call Home by Michael Brunt

A Place To Call Home by Michael Brunt

Farmland hugs the cliffs that wrap and wind their way around the impending shore. Your nostrils are greeted with the distinct, rare blend of cow manure and sun-dried seaweed. The breeze picks up and you know you’re home. Photographer Michael Brunt explores the blueprint of identity in 'A Place To Call Home'.

LAID BARE – HELENA VESTERGAARD BY BEC LORRIMER

LAID BARE – HELENA VESTERGAARD BY BEC LORRIMER

Helena on being raised all over the world, her mental health and the change in her identity since starting a family.

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS – A Project with Sarah & Sebastian by Jake Terrey & Ed Triglone

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS – A Project with Sarah & Sebastian by Jake Terrey & Ed Triglone

SIDE-NOTE presents ‘Close Encounters’, a visual exploration of our varying ideas of near and far within the context of entrapment, freedom, destruction and protection.

IT’S ICONIC – A PROJECT WITH R.M. WILLIAMS BY PETER VAN ALPHEN

IT'S ICONIC - A PROJECT WITH R.M. WILLIAMS BY PETER VAN ALPHEN

Now more than ever, our thirst for authenticity has solidified the value of timeless design. Photographer Peter Van Alphen casts a modern eye over Australian heritage brand, R.M Williams.

MADE UP BY DEREK HENDERSON AND MATILDA DODS

MADE UP BY DEREK HENDERSON AND MATILDA DODS

Make up, and the beauty industry when subtracted from narratives of both mass consumerism, and oppressive beauty standards, contains the potential for rebellious lightheartedness. The personal is political, but that does not mean that either can’t be fun. The new identity of the beauty industry is fun, embracing its inherent frivolity and its revolutionary potential as a political force.

CLOTHES MAKETH THE (WO)MAN BY DARREN MCDONALD

CLOTHES MAKETH THE (WO)MAN BY DARREN MCDONALD

Photographer Darren McDonald shoots German beauty Anna Mila for Edition N°9, IDENITITY.

THE WAY YOU MOVE BY GRACIE OTTO

THE WAY YOU MOVE BY GRACIE OTTO

A look into expression of self through dance for Edition N°9, IDENTITY. Gracie Otto follows French Caribbean ballerina and model, Ines Joseph, and captures what has represented and defined her since she was a child.

ALL ARTIFICIAL COLOURS AND FLAVOURS BY ANNA POGOSSOVA

ALL ARTIFICIAL COLOURS AND FLAVOURS BY ANNA POGOSSOVA

Photographer Anna Pogossova takes a look into the history of artificial flavours in her still life series for Edition N°8, FLAVOUR.

ABOUT THE BOYS BY ISAAC BROWN

ABOUT THE BOYS BY ISAAC BROWN

'Tell me what's your flavour...' In our first stand alone menswear story, Isaac Brown and Alex Bainbridge consider individuality in a portrait series that looks at the varying dispositions of four young men, their drivers and desires. 

FLYING SOLO BY JAKE TERREY

FLYING SOLO BY JAKE TERREY

A tribute to all things unexpectedly great and coincidently very delicious. 

INTO THE WILD BY MICHAEL BRUNT

INTO THE WILD BY MICHAEL BRUNT

The unmistakable taste of discovery - the lure of the unknown and the impetus of risk comes of age in Michael Brunt’s quietly curious curation of pictures.

h2O by Daniel Nadel and Edward Triglone

h2O by Daniel Nadel and Edward Triglone

"She is both, hell fire and holy water. And the flavor you taste depends on how you treat her." - Sneha Pal.

THE MAKERS – A PROJECT WITH NOBODY DENIM by kids of bill

THE MAKERS – A PROJECT WITH NOBODY DENIM by kids of bill

Kids of bill delve into the mechanics of Nobody Denim's Melbourne factory and laundromat in the first instalment of, 'The Makers'.