Joshua Shafer: I am a multi instrumentalist and composer. I started writing around the age of 11, and come from a long line of musicians on both sides of the family.. so naturally music has played a central role in my life.
Clarissa Sofia: I was born in Ibiza, Spain but spent most of my life in London. I would spend my summers here on the island which I now get to call home again. I am fascinated by the human mind, I’ve always thought that if I hadn’t become a photographer I probably would have studied psychology. My art work is my main form of expression, I use it as a tool to deal with my emotions and to share my thoughts with the world.
Clarissa: Here is a poem from my book Fault Lines:
We are unceasingly becoming,
at these lucid moments,
digesting only what belongs to us.
We collect conversations,
pulling the thoughts of past lovers
into our trusty dictionary,
referencing borrowed words
as our tongues carve new languages.
We strum on nylon chords,
manifesting an ever-lasting night,
romanticising over the mundane
till the dull blooms into crayon threads.
Tirelessly they weave,
marking another stitch
into our embellished hearts –
unravel and re-route this skin,
we are fragments of ever-changing art.
What’s your centre in life?
Joshua: My center is, most likely, the absence of one. I am embarrassingly feckless, which has lead me to as much good as bad. Love, and the love of living I guess.