Nº8 - The Natural Issue
As we celebrate the theme of nature in this issue of UTP, I’m reminded of one of my favorite poems by Keats -
THE HUMAN SEASONS
Four Seasons fill the measure of the year; There are four seasons in the mind of man: He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear Takes in all beauty with an easy span:
He has his Summer, when luxuriously
Spring’s honied cud of youthful thought he loves To ruminate, and by such dreaming high
Is nearest unto heaven: quiet coves
His soul has in its Autumn, when his wings
He furleth close; contented so to look
On mists in idleness--to let fair things
Pass by unheeded as a threshold brook.
He has his Winter too of pale misfeature,
Or else he would forego his mortal nature.
For this issue (our largest to date) we’re offering a quintet of covers featuring subjects as unique as the seasons themselves: actors Danielle Radcliffe and Sam Claflin, model Heather Marks, musician Cody Simpson, and Annamaria, a long time friend of artist/photographer Yelena Yemchuk, who has been shooting Annamaria, (and her mother), over the course of twenty years. We’re incredibly proud to be the first to present the series.
We’re also proud to present features on actress Sarah Paulson, artist Jock Sturges, and the award-winning screenwriter and activist Dustin Lance Black; as well as works by Malerie Marder, Tim Barber, Yann Faucher, and many others.
Lastly, we take a moment to remember two of UTP’S former collaborators, David Armstrong and Mary Ellen Mark. Phenomenal talent that will surely be missed.