May 2008 Contributors
Native Memphian Rachael Weathers attended Briarcrest Christian School and then, she says, "Modeling just sort of found me." Take a look at our cover and fashion spread beginning on page 42 and it's easy to see why. In high school she first became passionate about photography and made a series of self-portraits, which accomplished two things: "I learned how to feel comfortable in front of the camera, and I learned I could express myself through images." At the moment Rachael serves yogurt at a local TCBY, but hopes to model more in the future: "It's a job with endless adventures and surprises, and I thrive on that."
Director/photographer Sean Bloemer creates commercials, music videos, and print campaigns for a variety of local and national clients. This is his second time shooting and directing a fashion shoot for Memphis. His editorial photography has been featured in NWA WorldTraveler, Living Arts, and Memphis. To see more of his work, visit his website at seanbloemer.com.
JOSEPH DANIEL FIEDLER
Illustrator Joseph Daniel Fiedler (nom de guerre "Scaryjoey") was born and raised in the Appalachian hill country of Western Pennsylvania. He's illustrated three children's books, received a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators, and has been recognized by Graphis, Print, Communication Arts, and American Illustration, among others. Fielder has lived in Tokyo, Japan, New Mexico, Michigan (as associate professor of illustration at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit), and now resides in Berkeley, California. He is an original member of the prestigious "Art Dorks Collective" and founder of Bayside Artbeat Berkeley Online. For more information visit scaryjoey.com.
Fashion stylist Alicia George has numerous magazine editorials, television commercials, music videos, short and feature-length films, fashion photo shoots, and advertisements under her stylish belt. This is her third year working on Memphis' fashion feature, and we hope not her last. Along with these commercial projects, Alicia enjoys styling private clients, and has a shoe collection the editor of this magazine would steal if she could get away with it.
Zack Stovall is a senior at Rhodes College, where he serves as the humor editor of the weekly newspaper The Sou'Wester. Zack is also involved in political philosophy, gymnastics, and interpretive dance. He was selected to write on the subject of barbecue after senior editor Michael Finger was moved to tears following an impromptu oration about the bliss and brilliance of The Bar-B-Q Shop's barbecued spaghetti, and hopes to continue contributing to Memphis magazine in the future.