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.
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.
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.
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.
I value respect. I am inspired by history. I am challenged by ideas about how people see themselves, how I see myself.
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.
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'.
Helena on being raised all over the world, her mental health and the change in her identity since starting a family.
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.
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.
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.
Photographer Darren McDonald shoots German beauty Anna Mila for Edition N°9, IDENTITY.
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.
Photographer Anna Pogossova takes a look into the history of artificial flavours in her still life series for Edition N°8, FLAVOUR.
'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.
A tribute to all things unexpectedly great and coincidently very delicious.
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.
"She is both, hell fire and holy water. And the flavor you taste depends on how you treat her." - Sneha Pal.
The rich and the bitter, the bright and the dark, the all-consuming and the already consumed. Kelly Geddes considers form, flavour and the far less forbidden, allegory of fruit.
The journey home is a curious one, full of questions and contrasts. Swinging from sun dappled nostalgia to the things we selectively forget, going home is a mixed emotion that is as comforting as it is loaded.
Darren Mcdonald takes on the intimacy of identity and the stillness of being with New Zealand born, New York based model, Emma Kate Boyd.
“In my line of work preparation is key. Let me break this down for you, let me break it down in 4, 3, 2, 1..." Watch Australian actress, model and entrepreneur ‘get ready’ for Gracie Otto.
Photographer Michael Brunt considers the mysticism of a future forged in child's play.
My experience of childhood often felt like living in a constant state of anticipation. There was always something I was waiting for.
There’s nothing so surreal as free falling; a hurtling kind of floating full of contradiction, at once peaceful and full of panic.
Darren McDonald explores the intimacy of the interior: of mind and space with Australian model Victoria Lee, for SIDE-NOTE Edition No 7, Anticipation.
There is nothing like the sweet, latent promise of good times; the tickle of butterflies in your stomach, the extravagant ideas about where the evening will take you, or with whom.
Once, summer meant endless feverish days bookended by the briefest winks of velvet night; a humming cicada song over a metronomic percussion of ice cubes against sweating glass; salt waves that washed overhead like a pulse and the echo of heat from every side and from below.
The Australian weekend away is, for many, dotted with memories of bare feet, bare bodies and balmy summer nights. With his affection for surf culture, photographer Tim Swallow heads south with model Jessica Strother and a half packed back of breezy summer separates.
When habits vary or trends fade, we’re not always aware of the change. Tastes may shift, but there is still a finality to them. We just may not notice the transition.