Author the first editorial series on sustainable fashion for an international print magazine.
Serve as Editor-at-Large for a magazine that captures the essence of art and the environment.
Above magazine started as a biannual publication dedicated to sustainability and environmental protection. It's a magazine that truly lived up to its motto: "For the Earth." The magazine used the beauty of fashion, art, architecture, photography and design to raise awareness of the endangered environment. When I initially encountered the first issue of the magazine—I knew I wanted to contribute in some way. Luckily, Editor and Publisher Nicolas Rachline was on the phone with my agent literally the moment I walked into the door. That's when you begin to wonder whether the energy you put out in the world, is truly the energy that comes back to you.
Models like Lily Cole (above) and other friends like Anne-Marie van Dijk, Elettra Wiedemann, and Angela Lindvall—young women who are known to be conscious-minded, graced the pages of the magazine.
The roles that I had with above varied. Some of them were expected like generating themes for the issues, writing articles, helping bring on contributors, but I also had the pleasure of using my likeness as part of the art of the magazine. It was—like the rest of my life—an interesting slice of the cerebral and the creative.
One of my favorite aspects of working with above were the videos that I had helped devise, produce and narrate. Most were shot in conjunction with my good friend, cinematographer Clayton Haskell. The End of Bees (below)—highlighting the plight of colony collapse disorder—through the beauty of bees was one such film.
Beyond the Wild (below) was a short film done in response to the impending oil and gas drilling that was about to occur in the alpine-arctic region of British colombia, known as the sacred headwaters. the film WAS used in court, which ultimately helped lead to a watershed agreement ceasing any future drilling in the area. Other films can be viewed on the Media page.