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PHOTOGRAPHY Aubrey Wipfli When Adrian Daniel was in the fifth grade, he got left back. Not because he wasn’t smart, but because he didn’t attend summer school. That summer, Adrian’s mother had a planned a family vacation to Florida. Adrian wasn’t about to stay back in Brooklyn, so he finessed his mother into thinking that all was well at school. Though Adrian can’t remember what exactly he told his mother to make her believe him,...
PHOTOGRAPHY DP Jolly STYLIST Brandon Davis SUBJECT Darnell L. Moore AGE 42 OCCUPATION Editor-at-Large at CASSIUS, Writer NEIGHBORHOOD Bed-Stuy What do you say to someone who's fly without fail, every time you see them? Whose off-days, when they've just "thrown something together," makes you reconsider what an on-day looks like? And who always looks as if they're going somewhere even when they're not? When seeing writer Darnell L. Moore swag down Lewis Avenue, I've considered asking him, with Kanye-esque audacity, "How?!"...
PHOTOGRAPHY DP JOLLY I’d been thumbing through my Facebook feed, last summer, when I first came across a video of comedian couple, Chicklet and Maleni. Chicklet, whose real name is Steven Negron, had been attempting to stunt on Instagram with a bottle of D’usse. That the bottle was actually filled with Iced Tea instead of the luxury-lifestyle cognac was beside the point. The point was presentation and how—with the right caption, context, and filter—no one knows,...
AGE: 24 PRONOUNS: She/Her NEIGHBORHOOD: Bushwick MOST LIKELY TO: Stay in on a Friday night FAVORITE QUOTE: “You arrived like a day and passed like a cloud.” - The Pretenders Seeing the world through the lens of women is eye-opening. I not only mean this in the sense that we're in a time where more women are behind-the-camera—Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Issa Rae, Greta Gerwig—but also what that being behind-the-camera means and allows for. That being behind-the-camera means that women are in the...

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