The Chronicles section is our free-form space for individuals to share their personal journeys. We hope these essays inspire you to see and approach the world differently through contributors who have strayed from the beaten path.
Dive into Tree’s life as a dreamer through her eclectic, evocative aesthetic in her short film, DREAM BABY DREAM.
I’ve learned to recognize Enough-ness. When I’m silent with the world, seeing something you never could in a city—an ocean, a mountain glacier, a vast desert—a column of air rises in me and comes out in total contentment, and this breath is like a single word to the creation I’m seeing, which says more than all other words.
Many people say beauty needs us to elevate, but maybe we should just do the opposite to see it in any occasion, around us. What you see is always a mirror of your soul, so if beauty is in you, you can see it anywhere. That is how we could “create” beauty. Just by seeing it.
While charting my own destiny and inadvertently creating an alternative narrative for myself like my mother had long ago, I found that being a rebel isn’t just about breaking rules and taking risks. It’s about imagining the unseen and creating the unknown because there is a need for it to exist.
It’s a relaxing meditative state. Often I have no idea where I will go. Each time I follow an unmarked, intuitive trail to a place where an image and a mood are patiently waiting. It is an enlivening process that taps into natural energy fields and at best, I am just a vehicle to express what the environment wants to say.
Sometimes I ask myself if I’m always working, or never. Is meeting strangers considered work? If so, I’ve largely eclipsed the 35 hour work week.
DHRUVA BALRAM is a freelance journalist, essayist and fiction writer who has an ardent passion for music and travel. A lot of thoughts run through his head as he is constantly flabbergasted at the world around him – occasionally, he writes these down. Dhruva’s story about disconnecting from technology inspired us so we invited […]
NICK TABONE works on tall ships and in the film industry. He will appear in director Ron Howard’s upcoming film In The Heart Of The Sea based on the book by Nathaniel Philbrick. He divides his time between Europe and Canada. He likes words. Occasionally he writes them down. Nick’s story and life choices inspired us […]
ALICE BRACE is a polyartist from London. She came to Paris in 2012, eschewing university for the experimental tertiary education offered by the French capital. Since her arrival in France, Alice has had over ten jobs, lived in four apartments, and starred in five plays. She can generally be found mooching around the canal. […]
On the Occasion of the first exhibition of his photographs since his death An Ode to My Uncle – Pierre Houlès (1945-1986) pierrehoules.com By Melissa Unger My uncle Pierre was a man filled with humor and mirthful mischief, a sort of impossibly handsome and roguish version of Shakespeare’s Puck. Pierre’s shining, wild, wonderful, crazy, […]