Working the Golden Runway

Working the Golden Runway

Working the Golden Runway

Icarus Blake: Editor in Chief (aka Luca Babini)
Teo J. Babini: Managing Editor
Lora Wiley: Contributing Editor
Greta Pininfarina: Fashion Director
Miko Sala: Art Director
Tiffany Credle: Senior Publishing Editor
Luigi Scarcella: Graphic Illustrator
Nancy Cooper: Finance Supervisor
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Maynard Switzer/Maynard Switzer: Take me to the Tea Fields
While traveling the globe for that unforgettable image, Maynard Switzer’s graphic use of color and composition enables him to capture every nuance of the human spirit and its environment.
Born in Los Angeles, Maynard received his early training at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and upon graduation apprenticed for the legendary Richard Avedon in New York City. He then went on to open his own studio specializing in beauty and fashion photography, working for a very diverse group of advertising, design and editorial clients. He recently broadened his creative horizons to pursue travel, portrait and documentary photography.

Chris Sallquist/Arts Mashing with Chris Sallquist
Chris lives in Seattle. In addition to creating art, he is an actor, writer, editor and podcaster. His work, including custom portraits, is available on his website

Bibi Lorenzetti is an NYC-based Level II Ashtanga Yoga Teacher and holistic health coach. She received her Level II Authorization from the K. Patthabi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in 2014, and has had the honor of assisting R. Sharath Jois in Mysore, India.

Julien Dumas/The Woman Remains the Same
Julien Dumas’s photography work invites the viewer to make his or her own story. He uses nudity as a canvas for the human spirit and equalizes gender and ethnic with the delicate stroke of his camera in his series ‘Non Ethnie’. In his latest series, ‘Lost in …’ he depicts the solitude of humans embedded in stark landscapes.

Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti/South of the Border, West of the Sun
Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti (aka MJ) is a born and raised Italian who lives in NYC, and before that in Paris and London. She works in the fashion business.
She is first a sailor and a globetrotter. The dream of her life is to go sailing around the world. She is addicted to rock, blues, jazz, and the hugest fan of the AC MILAN soccer team.
She loves running, biking, swimming, hiking and every sports which involves being outdoor and close to water and wind.

Thor Benson /I’m Ready to Talk About Feminism/Religion has Become a Sickness that Needs to be Cured
Thor Benson is a traveling writer currently based in Portland, Oregon. Benson has been featured in literary journals across the country, including: Black Heart Magazine, Empirical Magazine, The Conium Review, FictionBrigade, and more. He is also a freelance journalist for publications like Vice Magazine,, and DailyKos. Benson can be found at a run-down whiskey bar.

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