The following are pieces of photo-poetry — where words unveil truth behind dancers’ movements.
Currents Magazine Spring 2016
Graphic by Monica Avila The smell of strong coffee, a leather-bound journal, a desk of cluttered papers and a portfolio of overly emotional poems might describe a common, if not cliche, opinion of creative writers. The reality for creative writers is long hours, rigid classes, writing and rewriting and, of course, passion. “The writing life […]
Photo by Daniel Caso All throughout the great metropolis of Los Angeles, the coffee scene thrives within the often-intertwined youth and creative culture. Like the typical coffee shop patrons, college students often seek an environment of peace, studiousness, creativity and contemplation. Encouraged to look past Starbucks and Coffee Bean, which are tinged with a sour […]
Photo by Daniel Caso Pepperdine is an oasis in the anti-college town of Malibu where, across the bay, one can catch a view of Santa Monica, the edges of LA and beyond — a world where entertainment and art are the heartbeat of the streets. Entertainment is how we spend our free moments. Art is […]
Listen in on the lives of Santa Monica’s street performers.
‘Wait, you didn’t hear about that? It was blowing up my newsfeed last night.’
Photo by Daniel Caso As a young, burgeoning actress in LA, Susan Salas sat across the table from her male interviewer during the audition process. The man looked Salas up and down and said, “If you got yourself a really big ‘tit-job’ and bleached your hair blonde, honey, you’re just gonna be huge.” Salas, now […]
Showcasing some of Pepperdine’s greatest talent.
“By and large [the porn industry] lives here in Southern California.”
The cheap substitute for intimacy, pornography changed the way I saw the world around me, until I decided to Fight the New Drug.