“This crucifix found its place around my neck when I was a teenager on a trip to Cancun. It is a totem of my Catholic faith and as such it is a reminder, a symbol and a comfort. The name of my city - Santa Fe - means “holy faith” and that is also what this weighted object signifies.”
Enrique Montoya was photographed in Santa Fe on September 29th.
“‘DV’ is the hilarious and wonderfully direct autobiography by the famed fashion editor and supreme original Diana Vreeland. For the past 12 years, it has served as a road map, helping me to understand and appreciate the way in which fashion reflects the greater world. Beyond superficiality, it is a political thermometer, a cultural piñata and daily influencer.”
Erin Dixon is the style editor at Dossier Journal. She was photographed in New York City on October 15th.
“I’ve been collecting Lincolns for a few years now, and I’m not sure yet when I’ll feel like I’ve had enough of him. I acquired these vintage silhouettes a couple years ago, and absolutely adore them. They reside in my front entryway, so I can admire them when I come and go.”
Megan Penmann was photographed in San Francisco on August 23rd. View AwesomeAbe.Tumblr.com, her collection of Lincoln art.
“This small Lewis chess piece is my adventure totem– a knight errant frozen in the pursuit of his quest. Since he’s small enough to fit anywhere, he follows me everywhere: college, research in Ireland, graduate work in England, and now life in New York. When he takes a place on a table or desk, that place becomes home.”
Zachary McCune was photographed in New York City on November 6th. Follow him on Twitter.
“I tore this book review of a biography of James Agee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ”Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” out of an old issue of Maclean’s. The spatial tension of the photo that accompanies it seemingly reiterates the “the prodigal tragedy” of Agee’s life. Both image and text reflect the many ways we try to consciously manipulate forms of representation and I continuously refer to them as source material.”
Emily Stoddart was photographed in New York City on November 20th. View her work.