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                Poppy Photos were taken in collaboration with Michael Hepburn (IG: @michael_w_hepburn) and Nabil Khan (IG: @khanfucios / Portfolio: http://www.khanfucious.com/)

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V-Day: History, Chocolate, and Aphrodisiacs

V-Day: History, Chocolate, and Aphrodisiacs The Romans To trace the origins of Valentine’s Day, we have to go way back to Lupercalia. This was a Roman festival of sacrifice and virility. The Luperci, or priests, would sacrifice a goat and a dog, and anoint their own heads with the blood. Women were literally hit on…. Read more »

Shakespeare on Love

What Did Shakespeare Really Say About Love?

What Did Shakespeare Really Say About Love? (Three Ways We Experience Love) The name Shakespeare has become ubiquitous with love, so much so that the very mention of one of his plays, Romeo and Juliet, invokes timeless visions of eternal and romantic love. While that notion is poetic, I’m afraid to say, it is just… Read more »

DEVOTION

DEVOTION

“Devotion” is a series composed of interviews with men of faith aimed at educating, not converting, those watching. Father Fredericks is a Jesuit priest, the Venerable Jongmae Kenneth Park is a bishop of the Taego Order of Korean Buddhism, and Sheikh Mustafa Umar leads his community according to the Muslim faith. These educated individuals explore… Read more »

Baloji

Baloji

Baloji is a rare artist in his effortless defiance of genre. Belgian raised of Congolese origin, he is a staple in French hip hop. He manages to touch political topics, collaborate with internationally renowned artist, and make you dance. He has spent over half his life in the industry, and today he stands as a… Read more »

Eraem in Mexico City

Community : Mexico City (Episode 2)

Ancient and hip, Mexico City is as traditional as it is modern. It is diverse and constantly evolving but what stays consistent is community. Community can be seen in the streets, in the markets, in the exchange of delicious food, and, of course, in the family.

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Folklore & Faith : Mexico City (Episode 1)

What is folklore and what is faith? In our first episode we take pilgrimages to La Villa de Guadalupe, Teotihuacan, and La Casa Azul. Each site is spiritual, ancestral, and essential to Mexican identity.

Les Ardentes

Les Ardentes

As festival season ebbs and flows all over the world, we get to experience the diverse approaches to this increasingly popular presentation of our modern musical landscape. Each region seems to have a spirit and ambience of its own, a particular mood, even when lineups and tours stay almost the same. Belgium, in general, hosts… Read more »

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1stGen : Video

“1stGen” is a photo series that concentrates on first generation Americans. These daughters of immigrants provide us with an inside look into our collective identity by recognizing the struggles and stories of brave immigrants, seeking a better life. As we take in the images of these women, we are celebrating the beauty of America and… Read more »

1stGen - Maya

1stGen : Maya

We have asked ourselves many times in our work and lives, “What does it mean to be American?” We drove across the country, lived in different cities, talked to many people, and when we looked in the mirror, we finally recognized the faces we were looking for. We are first generation Americans. We are the… Read more »

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  • Forget Me

    FORGET ME

    Memory and retrospect drift in and out of the mind, fade in and out of scattered timelines, and project like flashing films. In this story, we contrast the detachment of an American with the nostalgia of a European. An American woman loved a Belgian man while their lives collided; but when time led her to… Read more »

  • Shadows of Society

    Shadows of Society

    Ivan Isaiah Anderson aka Wise, 21, Inglewood, CA.Jay Steven Carter aka Jay C., 23, Carson, CA.Jamal Carter aka Jamal C., 23, Hawthorne, CA.Jalen Gray aka (Hey!) Renegade, 22, Los Angeles, CA.Christopher James-Justice Siders aka Chris Justice, 22, Lawndale, CA.Christopher Anthony Barahona aka Archive, 22, Los Angeles, CA. https://www.facebook.com/ShadowsOfSocietyMusicGroup https://www.instagram.com/shadowsofsociety/

  • MINIMAL LA

    Minimal LA (pt. 2)

    Los Angeles is home to us here at ERAEM. The city may not be known for obvious architectural beauty, but, like every place in the world, its allure exists within its unique details. In another Minimal City Series we explore the shapes of a space in a simplified form. These captured moments are intimate, personifying… Read more »

  • Minimal LA

    Minimal LA

    Los Angeles is home to us here at ERAEM. The city may not be known for obvious architectural beauty, but, like every place in the world, its allure exists within its unique details. In another Minimal City Series we explore the shapes of a space in a simplified form. These captured moments are intimate, personifying… Read more »

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    Garth Trinidad

    Music: Sango – Smiles & Frowns https://soundcloud.com/sangobeats https://www.facebook.com/SangoBeats/ http://sangobeats.com/ Petit Biscuit – Sunset Lover https://soundcloud.com/petitbiscuit/sunset-lover https://www.facebook.com/petitbiscuitsound Sade – Smooth Operator

  • New Age Narcissist

    New Age Narcissist: Millennials Evolve Identity Online

    Millennials are discovering self-love through selfie-likes. We prompted criticism by rejecting nine-to-five patterns, securing our reputation as lazy narcissists. Those same habits birthed a new age of entrepreneurship that includes Silicon Valley. The iconic selfie now unites generations and cultures as an accepted practice. People are putting themselves out there more than ever on social… Read more »

  • RED CUP

    The Red American Party Cup: An Accidental Icon

    I first discovered the European fascination with the red plastic party cup in college. Some French friends living in Los Angeles asked me to take them to a house party. “Please, please!” They begged, “Take us to one of those parties with the red cups, like we see in the movies!” From that moment on… Read more »

  • SPLASH HOUSE 2015

    THE SPLASH HOUSE EXPERIENCE

    Splash House may seem like your typical electronic, bikini, tank top, drug-filled festival party, but it is so much more. Driving through the quiet suburban sprawl that is Palm Springs, one would never suspect a slew of wild parties were going down. Floating high above each pool, only a seemingly innocent rainbow balloon marked the… Read more »

  • Soulection at FIGat7th

    Soulection at FIGat7th

    July 24, 2015 was a typical beautiful summer night in Los Angeles. Then, Soulection did the impossible. They made it perfect. They serenaded the crowd at FIGat7th, and it was all free. Their signature ambience, only to be described as the sound of tomorrow, was performed and curated by the likes of Joe Kay, Andre… Read more »

  • Touch

    Touch More

    When you meet a stranger you: (a) shake their hand (b) hug them (c) kiss them on the cheek (d) bow (e) panic. If you’ve traveled or had international friends you will find yourself in this situation again and again. It can be…awkward. Americans tend to go for the handshake, while in a country such… Read more »

  • Minimal San Francisco

    Minimal SF

  • Vanessa Bley of Twin Danger

    A Moment With Vanessa Bley of Twin Danger

    The fragility of an ingenue with the allure of a villainess, Twin Danger’s leading lady put us under her spell. Our first encounter with Vanessa was in a dark speakeasy on a Sunday night. We descended into a Grammy afterparty with zero expectations. A band of New Yorkers filled the barely lifted stage. Ms. Bley, dressed… Read more »

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    In The Eyes of the Beholder

    “In hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.” -Albert Schweitzer  

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    Meeting Martin Depict

    Depict: a verb meaning to represent by painting; to portray; delineate. After hanging out with Martin, we realized he truly seeks a world of depiction, never imitation. Over dinner with the photographer/artist, we finally joined our worlds. We smiled and laughed without shying away from raw topics. Martin is a fighter; he made his own… Read more »

  • MASKuline

    MASKuline : Mando

    Our ongoing series takes an intimate look at the reality beneath the illusion of masculine behavior. Various men share experiences in which they had to put on their MASK, giving insight into their habits and thoughts. Unexpected aesthetic elements exteriorize the unspoken interior sensations. These uncensored moments are a dialogue aimed at liberating the individual… Read more »

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    MASKuline : Nick

    Our ongoing series takes an intimate look at the reality beneath the illusion of masculine behavior. Various men share experiences in which they had to put on their MASK, giving insight into their habits and thoughts. Unexpected aesthetic elements exteriorize the unspoken interior sensations. These uncensored moments are a dialogue aimed at liberating the individual… Read more »

  • Ethel

    Meet One Half of ERAEM: Ethel

    What kind of a kid were you? “I was a tomboy, always in the mud.” What did you enjoy most about studying Multi Media? “That I always had to create something on the spot. It really showed me how creative I was in a way a lot of people aren’t. One class, the professor gave… Read more »

  • Gay Lebanon

    The Best Party in Beirut

    Beirutis love to party. Lebs in general maintain their cool, always hitting the trendiest spots. Sky Bar, Uruguay, White—whatever the latest club or cluster of bars. I’ve partied in Beirut since my teen years. It’s a great scene, but it got dull after a while. Men with their shirts half open cheers their bros while… Read more »

  • White Sands National Monument

    MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE: White Sands National Monument

    This series explores “nowhere,” the relative of “now here.” We drove through the desert deciding we were in the middle of nowhere, only to realize: it didn’t really exist. You see, even from the middle of nowhere, any direction you go will eventually take you somewhere. So we asked: Can anything be nowhere if you’re… Read more »

  • RED ROCK CANYON

    Middle of Somewhere: Red Rock Canyon

    This series explores “nowhere,” the relative of “now here.” We drove through the desert deciding we were in the middle of nowhere, only to realize: it didn’t really exist. You see, even from the middle of nowhere, any direction you go will eventually take you somewhere. So we asked: Can anything be nowhere if you’re… Read more »