An interview with Rania Elkalla - an award-winning material designer turning food waste into beautiful everyday items. Read More
Despite my very best efforts for issue eleven, it was not exactly awash with the colour I had anticipated. Shooting beauty editorials during a global pandemic and a country in lockdown was naturally, not feasible - and promoting the selling of "stuff" while people suffered - physically, emotionally and financially - felt disingenuous and goes against everything UNTAINTED stands for. Not to mention, our temporary way of surviving, sucked the creativity and tenacity to maintain this passion project right out of me.
Issue twelve's theme, All Things Bright and Beautiful, was borne somewhat out necessity, but more importantly upon deep reflection. Reflection on the things that inherently matter to me and the things that truly inspire me; bright minds, innovation, human stories and letting go of perfection without losing sight of beauty. I wanted this theme the celebrate the brilliant, innovative minds and ideas that have sprung the resilient nature of humanity. I wanted to offer a virtual surface to explore beauty in all its forms.
Do not lose hope, please believe that there are a thousand beautiful things waiting for you. Sunshine comes to all who feel rain.
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