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04 | Looking Good


04 | Looking Good

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04 | Looking Good


04 | Looking Good

04 | Looking Good
04 | Looking Good

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.

Contents

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?

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03 | Au Naturel


03 | Au Naturel

03 | Au Naturel


03 | Au Naturel

 03 | Au Naturel

03 | Au Naturel

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.

Contents

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."

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02 | A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words


02 | A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

02 | A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words


02 | A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

 02 | A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

02 | A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

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Steve Evans: Citizen Of The World 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. Find out what makes him tick and why he does what he does.

PLUS:

A Village in Nepal by Sara Dekker

Discover The Photographer Within: 4 Steps To Better Pictures by Steve Evans

• A Quick-Start Guide To Choosing An SLR Camera by Byron Flagg

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01 | The Beginning


01 | The Beginning