THE BOUNTIFUL ISSUE, Nº0

Cover photograph by Patrick Ibanez Styling by Giannie Couji Hair by Raquel Martuscelli at Solo Artists Make up by Pas Poma Model Sharam Diniz at Next Models Dress by Sophie Theallet

Editor’s note

Usually when you begin a journey, you don’t have much but hope and determination. However, the creation of Ubikwist and it’s ultimate transformation into a platform of art and culture, complete with fresh faces from diverse backgrounds and inspirational icons from the past, proved to have an abundance of talent and a wellspring of vision. Thus, this issue, Bountiful, is a culmination of effort, boldly drawn from copious amounts of perspiration and dedication.

     Each article and story brings with it a singular nuance. A collaborative effort amongst artists interviewing one another through the lens, the keyboard, fragments of memory captured and Like a sculptor, the excess was pared down, revealing lines of thought, curves of discourse and silhouettes of beauty. One would think that an issue named Bountiful would entail excess but I believe on the axiom: Less is more. properly prepared and arranged piece can tell you more than a haphazard display of flash and gimmickry

     I would personally like to thank all who were involved in this inaugural issue. No rewards were explicitly promised to each contributor, other than the satisfaction of having a platform to exhibit one’s craft and share it with others. It is this unconditional vision that binds us together. Enjoy your voyage onto an abundance of talent.

Giannie Couji, editor in chief

FASHION

SUNDAY STROLL IN HARLEM, Photographs by PATRICK IBANEZ Styling by GIANNIE COUJI: Jumpsuit by Maison Martin Margiela, boots by Pedro Garcia/Dress by Maison Martin Margiela, belt by A. Friend by A. F. Vandevorst, shoes by Pedro Garcia

Featured Stories 

CULTURE

by MASHA CALLOWAY Photograph by CHESTER HIGGINS Jr. Artwork by ZOLTAN+

 

 

MAYA ANGELOU

 

 

 

“You get to a place where you realize you have nothing to lose. Nothing at all. Then you have no reason to bind yourself. I had no reason to hold on. I found it stupid to hold on, to close myself up and hold within me nothing. So I decided to try everything, to keep myself wide open to human beings, all human beings — seeing them as I understand them to be, not as they wish they were, but as I understand them to be. Very truthfully — not idealistically, but realistically. And seeing that if this person knew better, he would do better.”

 

 

 

Featured Stories 

ART

Featured Stories 

CARYL IVRISSE, GALLERIST

“I came in contact with Art at around the age of 10, when I was in school we had drawing classes. From then on, I was always interested in all forms of creativity right into adulthood.”

by FRANCIS ROUSSEAU Photograph by ROBERT CHARLOTTE

Gentleman in paint. Karl Meszlényi

“You see, I love putting myself into a situation, to live profoundly in the moment and express whatever comes out of my brush.”

by ZOLTAN+ Photographs by JONAS MÁTYÁSSY

BEAUTY

Featured Stories 

 

Japonisme

Robe by American Apparel, monocle from Sommier, Paris

Photographs by INAKI Art Direction and Make-up by TOPOLINO Styling by MELANIE BRAULT

Can you have everything?

Jodie wears sweater by Cody Ross

by BELINDA BECKER Photographs by PATRICK IBANEZ

Masthead

Team

Founder: Giannie Couji
Editor in Chief & Creative Director: Giannie Couji
Design Director: Stephen Male
Consultant at Large: Irene Silvagni
Editorial Consultant: Francis Rousseau
Contributing Editor at Large: Zoltan+
Beauty Director: Topolino

Contributing Writers

Belinda Becker, Masha Calloway, Stephane Gaboue, Warren Reich, StevenTate, Max Wilson

Contributing Fashion Editors

Melanie Brault, Romain Liegaux, Gabriel Vazquez

Contributing Photographers

Audisho & Maximilien, Christian Badger, Robert Charlotte, Andrew Dosunmu, Mahe Elipe, Chester Higgins Jr., Patrick Ibanez, Inaki, Betina La Plante, Tiziano Magni, Jonas Mátyássy, Marco Piana, Bruno Pieters

Logo Design

Nexcreations

Casting Consultant at Large

Barbara Blanchard

Copy Editor

Warren Reich

Special Thanks To

Michka Bengio, Maurilio Carnino, Arnaud Cauchois, Rama Diakite, Lisa Diruocco, Macha Eliez, Christophe Kutner, Kyle Hagler, Susannah Hooker, Aurelie Jezequel, Seamus McGarvey, Chioma Nnadi, Suneeta Olympio

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