California Girl

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

v-day eraem

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” 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 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.

ERAEM - Mexico City

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 »

1stGen Thumb

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 »

  • FF-08

    First Fridays @ The Natural History Museum

    For more info on this event click HERE

  • Lake Dolores Water Park

    Middle of Somewhere

    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 »

  • starRo at First Fridays at The Natural History Museum

    The Outsider: Our Evening with starRo

    Shinya (aka starRo) is an outsider. The weirdness of his perspective paired with his strong intuition has guided his craft from Japan to Los Angeles. Strange combinations have built his artistry and attracted a solid following. Now, with a new EP, starRo’s career is launching into its next destination: the stratosphere.  We met in a… Read more »

  • Chola Chic - ERAEM.COM

    Chola Chic: Chicana Couture in the Mainstream

    Urban countercultures have penetrated the mainstream throughout history. The hip-hop aesthetic, gothic clothing, and skater grunge are all examples of this phenomenon. Like a new form of gentrification, style elements change quality according to context. Recently, one particular Los Angeles fashion figure has shown up to the trend party: the chola. We grew up in… Read more »

  • Instafamous

    INSTAFAME: Women on IG and the Push for Exposure

    I am late to the Instagram game. Considering I work in media, my tardiness is a bit shameful. I made my account as a way to connect the world to our website and fuse my professional and social life. I discovered an entire realm of micro-celebrity in the process, exploring the endless universe of square… Read more »

  • An original series by ERAEM.COM

    Americana : The Original Series

    “Americana” is an original series that follows two 24-year-old American women as they road trip through the American Southwest. Driving from Chicago to their native Los Angeles, they explore the terrain to understand the American identity, eventually discovering and understanding their own.

  • Americana

    First Look : Americana

    “Americana” is an original series that follows two 24-year-old American women as they road trip through the American Southwest. Driving from Chicago to their native Los Angeles, they explore the terrain to understand the American identity, eventually discovering their own.    

  • Soulmates


    A dedication to the Soulmates of the world and the city of Chicago. Song: Bahwee – Hold me tight

  • Branchez at The Concord Music Hall


    Backstage teaser of the talented Branchez at The Concord Music Hall in Chicago, IL.

  • Creeping

    Creeping: We All Know You Do It

    Creeping. We all do it. I would consider myself a moderate creeper. I often feel I am not “Millennial” enough due to my inconsistent presence on social media, but when I like someone, I definitely get my creep on. I am also not smooth about it. Once while beginning to date a guy I let… Read more »

  • Chicago Bean GIF

    Downtown Chicago GIFs


  • Equilibrium

    Equilibrium: Applying Science in the Lab of Love

    “Everything has a chemical explanation.” Justin declares, swirling his forearms over the stove. He cracks eggs, then methodically pinches and drops spices and vegetables into the skillet like a beaker in a lab. Facing us in his loungewear I notice the print on his shirt for the first time: Chemists. We do it on the… Read more »

  • withoutyou

    (Reflections on a relationship, after the end.)

  • Ya Basta! Clothing

    Phocus : The LA Lifestylist

    Carlo Zafranco Graphic Artist/Designer 24, Los Angeles, CA Instagram: A Millennial designer and lifestyle engineer, Carlo is the street Alexander Wang. We had the pleasure of shooting the sport chic and unisex debut collection for his clothing company, YaBasta. The graphic artist’s work and flavor ooze Los Angeles. “Being in this generation, all I… Read more »

  • Monogamy_1

    Monogamy Nouveau

    My fellow generation of Millennials and I have observed and contemplated different versions of romantic relationships chosen or accidentally entered by those around us. Over coffee with friends, we discussed “open relationships.” Exhibit A was a couple in a long distance relationship. They had a seemingly good thing going: they rarely fought and fully supported… Read more »

  • Hijab&Smoke.Gif

    Eyes of the Trigger

    An American Fiction Short Story Foley banged his head on the dash, waking up from what can only be called a death nap. The smell of exhaust, jerk of pot-holed roads, and sound of pebbles ricocheting off of the already spattered brown windshield didn’t bother him. In fact, it helped him sleep. He often tried… Read more »

  • Barrett Keithley

    Barrett Keithley : That South Side Stroke

    Meet Chicago native and Millennial painter Barrett Keithley as he takes us inside his space and inspiration.

  • Nadeem Marc Haddad

    Phocus : The Artrepreneur

    Nadeem Marc Haddad “Artrepreneur” 27, Los Angeles, CA We shot our fellow Millennial in our Chicago apartment/studio on a warm rainy evening. “Being in L.A., there are so many creative people around me. Where our generation is right now, ways of expressing your creative self are so accessible, along with so many ways to… Read more »

  • Waxing

    Tracing The Bikini Line

    My landing strip has come and gone as I touch down all over the world. I would call myself an international waxer and near expert at this point. A Los Angeles native now living in Chicago, I have decided to ask the unasked questions, in an attempt to find a deeper understanding of my most… Read more »

  • little spoon

    Little Spoon

    Rolling around in bed during those non-coital moments can be the best part of being with someone. Tetris-ing your bodies during the first few days, weeks, and months to find where and how you best fit leaves limbs going numb while you politely decline to complain. Delightful patience and awkward playfulness pave the road of… Read more »