Volume 04 of OCSPLORA, published in June, 2013, is an exploration of the idea and world of fashion and style. Read the background story for this volume.
Janis Galloway | Blogger-Stylist-Fashionista Extraordinaire Meet a fashion blogger from Edmonton, Alberta who loves her city and has become central to its hip fashion scene.
The Controversial Beard of Hiphop-Reggae-Pop-Performer Matisyahu Matisyahu was a Hasidic reggae star until he shaved it all off. What’s left when the beard is gone?
Moselle Clothing & Joe Mitchell: Better Clothes, Better World, Better Story A graphic designer teams up with a young Australian clothing company to make clothes that change lives.
Thoreau on Fashion: Thoughts on Fashion from The Legendary Naturalist, Provocateur, and Champion of Simplicity In 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved to the woods to figure out life. And fashion?
OCSPLORA Volume 03 was published in March, 2013. It is about a folk-singer starting a record label, about the journey coffee takes from bean to beverage, about four friends backpacking the Appalachian Trail, and about the most unnatural sandwich that has ever been invented... in prison.
Dan Cloutier: Folk Hero “When you’re a solo independent artist, the first thing most people say is, well you need a record label to do anything. So [we] decided to make our own record label.”
The Story of Coffee: Ripened Cherry to Roasted Bean "The oppression continues today as the price for coffee on the commodities markets swings wildly, a price most often controlled by what the large coffee purchasing giants are willing to pay."
Bad Luck and Good Times on the Appalachian Trail "We stood shoulder to shoulder in front of a giant rock, looking clean and shiny, grinning from ear to ear. ‘You guys are just starting today, aren’t you,’ he sort of asked, sort of stated."
The Ramen Sandwich "When money is tight, which it often has been for me, I reach for ideas. I reach for resourceful ideas to eat and have fun. I learned this sandwich from my old boss. He learned it in jail."
Steve Evans is a cultural researcher, communications specialist, and world-class photographer. He has posted over 2,500 photos to Flickr.com, which he makes available for anyone to use for free. He travels extensively and is currently based out of London. Find out what makes him tick and why he does what he does.
• A Village in Nepal by Sara Dekker
• How to be a Better Photographer (In 4 Parts) by Steve Evans
• A Quick-Start Guide to Choosing an SLR by Byron Flagg
• OCSPLORA Adventures #02
OCSPLORA Volume 01 was published in September, 2010, and covered four different themes:
The Art Of...
Sex & Romance
WORK • Nate Piekos: The science of BLAM by Nate Green • Perfect job, please by Stacey Knopp • Working hard at looking busy: An office worker's memorandum by Geoff Matero
THE ART OF • Finally start writing your screenplay by Eric Corpus • Your trek to becoming a videographer by Autumn Brenton • The art of hip hop by Jake Ostreicher
SEX & ROMANCE • A girl can dream can't she? by Jenn Renee Pekol • A shade of red by Matt Wood • Limerence: The intense feelings we have for other people before they even know us or reciprocate by Patrick Dodson
• Outro with Mudskunk and Biscuit • We will know it when we see it by Jenn Renee Pekol