Cover image: NAYARA OLIVEIRA CAPTURED BY MAR+VIN FOR HELENA PONTES
“You cannot create anything you want from life if you cannot see it as a possibility. Period. It’s never going to happen. In order for your dreams to manifest into reality, you must have a distinct vision to help you navigate through life. Having a vision is also critically important to substantiating the meaning of your life and validating the reason you are here. Every single one of us has a vision. We may each call it by a different name—a dream, a wish, or a hope.”
— Linton Bergsen (Purposeful Vision - See Your Vision, Know Your Purpose)
FilmMaker: Luiz Menezes, Creative Director: Helena Pontes, Art Director: Aranha,
Styling: Natalia Conti, Beauty: Piu Gontijo, Model: Nayara Oliveira
Vision is described as that image or idea that we picture in our mind for our lives; what we want to do, who we want to become, the careers we want to have, the businesses we would like to start and own etc. Having a vision helps and enables the pursuit of goals, dreams and ambitions a lot clearer and indeed does have the ability to open our minds to the endless pool of possibilities the future avails to us.
Our 4th volume and second print issue ‘VISION’ is a celebration of the people within this issue whose vision have been laid one brick at a time amidst the worst possible storms and weathers of life but still forged on regardless, the concept of vision in its entirety and appreciating the creative visuals and writings of our contributors.
This volume is a special edition dedicated to a formidable and super talented young man, PAPA OPPONG who’s VISION is beyond what we could ever imagine. Volume 4 is packed with well over 400 pages of amazing content, celebrating the voices of some unique and talented individuals who have not only been on my radar for years but have inspired me daily in my lowest moments as I watch and learn from their journeys, snippets of which they share on social media to let us know that it is not easy but they have the vision and the fight within them to face each day as it comes and make sure that the vision is laid one step at a time regardless of the struggles that come with it.
PAPA OPPONG, MIMI PLANGE, JENNIFER EWAH, KATE ZAMBRANO, HIROSHI GOTO, HELENA PONTES, CAMILIA SKIKOS, ISABELLE FELIU, VIVIENNE MOON, KAYINSOLA ONALAJA, OYE DIRAN, MAR+VIN, ASIKO ARTIST, MOSHOODAT SANNI, FELIPE BODEYA, AARICIA VARANDA, MAX.TAN, JASMINE DE-SILVA, YOHANDRI CRESPO, ANNA DANILOVA, TAMALA CLARICE, ANNA SEMENOVA, CINDY FOURNIER, JUSTINE HARDIMAN, NATASHA NYANIN, SARAH MICHAEL, JANETTE GLOOR, AUGUSTA AKERMAN, TSENG PATTY, SAMATA, IRA IA LONDON, YUYU ZHANG, ISAAC WEST, PRANJAL BHARTI, MARIALAURA FEDI, KETA GUTMANE, RONN RICH.