Recently I was lucky enough to get my hands on a photo book by talented San Francisco-based photographer, Yameen (known by the moniker @filmhowyalike on Instagram). The work itself named "Kuya" (translated in Tagalog meaning "brother" used to address an older male as a term of respect), was compiled and curated as a tribute to family in Manila whom he'd met for the first time. Documented in his debut photobook.
The concept for the magazine was inspired by the french word Pastiche which, on the surface, conjures the idea of someone’s art being a work of reiteration, plagiarism or facsimile. A simple carbon copy of creative work that came before it. The reality of this term, however, at least in the case of visual creativity, is that a pastiche is a celebration of art by creating works derived from multiple sources of inspiration.