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Let's talk about the humble beginning. The regular person who bit and

tore and fought to get where they are - and never lost sight of the end

goal. This issue is about those people. Individuals who decided to take

their art and make a living of of it. NUDE Magazine grew from one

simple notion - there's more than meets the eye. I want to see all of it,

and I want to show it to you. So be inspired and never give up. Ater all,

who doesn't love reading NUDE?


Photographer Kevin Roldan

Assistant Jon Wong

Model Daniel Bamdad @ LA models

Tank -Top: H&M

Black Chinos: H&M

Cover photo Lil Debbie

Photographer Hennessy Vandheur

Stylist Janna Rae

MUAH Bridget O'Donnell

Clothing Janna Rae/Rae4fashion

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Photographer Logan Cole

Stylist Benjamin Holtrop

Stylist Assistant Steven Arellanes

Model Makayla London

Clothing Vivian Chan

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Sounds

Hannah

Caprara

Mathew Rojas

Makayla

London

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Sotest Hard

Kevin Roldan

Lil Debbie

Brandon

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Rye Decker

Michael Willett

Luke Raymond

Cara Harman

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Motion // Medasin

Bubble bath dreams // IAMNOBODI

Days Daze t. DoDeKa // Herzeloyde

Ocean loor kisses // Galimatias

Easy yoke // Favela

Tangle // The Hics

Where we from // Gravez

Honey (medasin redo) // Ku-ka

Lay-by // Tennyson

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Cheeba // Iman Omari

Wavez change // SCNTST

Child's play // SZA

Darkest (dim) // Tokimonsta

Listen on Soundcloud // nudemagmusic

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NUDE: What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

Hannah: Coconut oil and Pink Lady apples.

NUDE: Tell us something not everyone knows about you.

Hannah: Up until I was about 10, I was a figure skater who

got competitive enough to start training so I could

eventually go to the Olympics. My dad laid out a plan to

move to California from Tacoma, Washington, get a

personal trainer, a professional coach, a choreographer,

and a tutor so I could focus on skating. It was a huge

decision at 10, and I ended up deciding I just wanted to

quit and be a kid. It's probably the only thing in my life that

I regret.

NUDE: What three words best describe your photography?

Hannah: Bewitching, engaging, energizing.

NUDE: What’s your dream photography job?

Hannah: Either to shoot for Vogue, or to shoot for Iris van

Herpen. She’s one of my favorite fashion designers.

NUDE: If you could work with one photographer (living or

dead), who would it be?

Hannah: I’m a big fan of Harley Weir’s work - she has such

a strong voice throughout her photos.

NUDE: If you wanted people to know you by only one thing,

what would it be?

Hannah: My photography.

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Stylist Ava Jones

MUAH Damaris Santana

Model Alina Aliluykina

Vest: Ecote

Jumpsuit: Stylist’s own

Shirt: Stylist’s own

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Black Button Up: Equipment

Studded Pants: J Brand

Belt: Stylist’s own

Turquoise Jewelry: Stylist’s own

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Grey Coat: Anthropologie

Top: Topshop

Plaid Skirt: Forever 21

Shoes: Céline

Jewelry: Stylist’s own

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Dress: Topshop

Earrings: Stylist’s own

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All items Stylist’s own


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Photographer Jon Wong

Assistant/Grooming Kevin Roldan

All clothing Topman/Topman Denim

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NUDE: How would you describe the world of modeling to someone who

didn’t know what it was?

Mathew: Modeling isn't all glamorous like it is made out to be. Yes, there are

moments of excitement when you book a big job or work with someone

you've always wanted to work with, but there is a lot that goes on behind the

scenes that goes unnoticed. To be in the industry, you have to be very

grateful because not a lot of people get to do what you do.

NUDE: Is modeling something you always wanted to pursue?

Mathew: I never considered pursuing modeling until a model I knew in

college purchased her own car and I thought "Man, I need a car too! Let me

see if I can do this."

NUDE: Describe your dream modeling job.

Mathew: A Givenchy campaign would be my dream job! I respect Ricardo

Tisci and his vision so much.

NUDE: Are you pursuing other things besides modeling?

Mathew: Actually I have a full plate; besides modeling I am pursuing acting

and also trying to start my own swimwear brand for women. Work, work,

work, work!!

NUDE: What’s the most important thing in your life?

Mathew: God and my family.

NUDE: When was the last time you felt nervous?

Mathew: The other day I was told by my agents at Soul that I needed to send

them photos and videos of myself in underwear for a Givenchy casting - as

soon as possible. I just moved to California (mind you), so making a family

member take these photos and videos made me a little nervous and on edge,

but it all worked out for the best.

NUDE: What’s the best thing about you?

Mathew: I'm very loving, I want the best for people and I never want to hurt

or step on anyone's toes the wrong way. I truly am grateful for everything in

life!

NUDE: What is worth fighting for?

Mathew: Your identity in this world. I'm definitely not trying to be another

model clone. Fight for your identity and leave your mark.

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NUDE: Explain yourself in three words.

Makayla: Imaginative. Animated. Ethereal.

NUDE: Is modeling something you've always wanted to pursue?

Makayla: It has always been in the back of my head, on the radar, but I

never fully allowed myself to go for it until March of this year.

NUDE: What’s something not everyone knows about you?

Makayla: I can actually impersonate a Boston accent very well. I

nicknamed her “Sheryl.”

NUDE: What do you feel are the downsides of the modeling industry?

Makayla: I notice a lot of girls feel like they need to have sexy attributes

to be taken seriously as a model, and that’s not true at all. Body image

standards are so played.

NUDE: Who do you look to for style advice?

Makayla: I find myself replicating looks from Aaliyah, Rihanna, Let Eye,

Lil Kim, and Gwen Stefani.

NUDE: Who's someone you would like to work with in the industry, and

why?

Makayla: Puma, definitely. I feel like they’re making huge, remarkable

strides in their women-based campaigns.

NUDE: Who has been the biggest inspiration in your life?

Makayla: My parents, of course, inspire me the most. Also, my boyfriend

is one of my biggest supporters - he pushes me to go out of my comfort

zone.

NUDE: What's worth fighting for?

Makayla: Your dreams. Sounds so cliche, but fighting for your dreams is

worth every ounce of blood, sweat and tears.

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Photographer Logan Cole

Stylist Benjamin Holtrop

Stylist Assistant Steven Arellanes

All Clothing Vivian Chan


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NUDE: Let’s get this out of the way...explain the name “sotest hard."

Sotest: Sotest Hard explains my personality and music. I'm sweet and have a sot side but

I'm all around not to be messed with. As for music, I incorporate synthesizing chill melodies

and I always have a hard bass to make your speakers bleed.

NUDE: Tell us three things not everyone knows about you.

Sotest: I was born in a little city called Burlington in Vermont, I have an OCD where I need

all doors to be closed, and I played lacrosse throughout high school.

NUDE: What’s the vibe you want people to feel when they hear your music?

Sotest: I make feel-good music. I want people to listen to a song or a mix and feel the same

emotions I felt while making them. I like knowing people can relate and I could possibly

help make them happier just through music.

NUDE: Did you always want to pursue a career in music?

Sotest: Pursuing a career in music happened naturally. I wanted to become a veterinarian,

or work with animals, but music has always been my outlet - something I did and worked on

every minute that I had free. I am glad I put all that time and work in, because being a fulltime

DJ and making music for a living is everything I ever wanted.

NUDE: What’s the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you while on stage?

Sotest: I accidentally pushed the wrong thing, it stopped and restarted the song

completely...I had to play it of like I meant to do it. Lesson learned - BE MORE CAREFUL.

NUDE: You get to tour with anyone in the world (living or dead), who would it be?

Sotest: I would love to do a tour with my buddy Skrillex. I love the people who come out to

the OWSLA shows. The vibes are exactly what I aim for. People love to dance and they are

carefree, not just standing around trying to look cool. Plus, I've had my share of hanging

with Skrillex before and ater shows and it's all just an amazing movie. Maybe one day.

NUDE: If you wanted your fans to know you by only one thing, what would it be?

Sotest: I call myself Panda already and it kind of stuck with me. I've received many Panda

gits from fans too - it's sweet.

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Photographer Hennessy Vandheur

Stylist Mario Marquez

MUAH Bridget O'Donnell

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"Ich heisse Daniel"

NUDE: What three words best describe your photography?

Kevin: Pure. Honest. Beautiful.

NUDE: What's your dream photography job?

Kevin: I want to shoot the Zara campaign, pure and simple.

NUDE: If you wanted people to know you by only one thing,

what would it be?

Kevin: Love. The way I love people. I always want to operate

out of the present. People will forget the campaigns you

book, they'll eventually forget the editorials you shot, but

they'll never forget how you made them feel. I want people to

know me by my love.

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Photographer, Stylist, Creative Director Kevin Roldan

Assistant Jon Wong

Model Daniel Bamdad @ LA Models


Underwear: Calvin Klein

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Shirt: Zara

Jeans: Model’s own


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Floral button-up: CPO

Trousers: H&M


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Top photo - Shirt: Zara

Jeans: Model’s own

Bottom photo - Shirt and jeans:

Model's own

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Let photo - Shirt: Model's own

Right photo - Copper Bomber: CPO

Black Chinos: H&M

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NUDE: First of, when did your love for music begin?

LD: I am an Aquarius, so music has ALWAYS helped/altered my

mood and what's going on with my day. It's a blessing and a

curse!!

NUDE: How’d you come up with the name Lil Debbie?

LD: Lil Debbie was established when Kreayshawn first came out

with "Gucci Gucci." I was DJing and we tried every nickname

and stage name under the sun. This was also during the time

Waka Flocka came out with "Salute Me or Shoot Me 3" and he

dropped the song "Lil Debbie" for his mama. WE WERE

OBSESSED with Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka, so it kind of

worked out perfectly - it just stuck with me. It was super

natural, it was like it fit my whole life, I just hadn't found it yet.

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Photographer Hennessy Vandheur

Stylist Janna Rae

MUAH Bridget O'Donnell

Clothing Janna Rae/Rae4fashion

Jewelry Liz Law Jewelry

NUDE: What was your first project as a solo artist?

LD: "Ratchets," I believe. It was a pivotal point in my career

because I could've stopped what I was doing and fell of or I

could've gone harder. So I did, I went hard. I did shit that female

rappers hadn't done and hadn't seen. To this day I'm still

creating and paving the way for other artists - style wise and

sound wise. I'm forever progressing. Every project I drop I get

better and better - I'm like a fine aged wine.

NUDE: Where do your inspirations for your music come from?

LD: My music inspiration is mostly from the Bay, but I am very


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show on "Breals" YouTube channel. I've

been doing brand takeovers on my

Snapchat and Periscope, which I think

is super cool because I haven't seen a lot

of artists do this. I basically interview,

go look at other strong females'

businesses and how they operate, then

I let my fans watch and ask questions

about owning, starting and keeping a

business. I'm forever creating new

things.

NUDE: Has being in the hip hop

industry inluenced your style?

LD: Being in the hip hop industry has

inluenced a lot of things. I think it has

shown me that you can make hip hop

music but not take part in every rapper

thing that goes on. I'm very much to

myself and being exclusive. I don't

think people realize how important it is

to not be in everyone's face.

inluenced by the sounds around me. I'm not one of those

stuck-up artists that's like "I ONLY LISTEN TO MY OWN

MUSIC, I DON'T WANT ANY OUTSIDE INFLUENCES." I

think that's bullshit. People are constantly creating and

being inluenced by their peers.

NUDE: We’ve heard you do fashion

designing as well as music and

modeling. How do you manage to

balance the three?

LD: It's easy; you have to be good at

time management, and everything I do

I truly want and believe in. When you

believe in it, you don't care what time

or how long it takes to do it, you just get

it done.

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NUDE: How do you keep so true to your style and

yourself throughout this business?

LD: The only way to keep true to your own style is to be an

asshole. You have to force your style onto other people

(Haha). No, but really, I'm in my early 20's and my style is

forever progressing. I'm very into the grunge/chic/

homeless look - as long as I'm comfy and sexy it's all

good.

NUDE: What are some special projects you're working on

that you can give us a little sneak peek about?

LD: I'm working on two new books. I just finished my

album. I've been shooting a lot. I'm working on creating a

NUDE: If you wanted your fans to

know you by only one thing, what

would it be?

LD: Without you there is no me, so for

you I am forever thankful. I am

thankful for people watching my

growth and truly believing in me

because it's not easy being a female

underdog in this industry or being able

to make it and have a true inluence. I

just love all my fans so much because

it's true WITHOUT THEM THERE

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NUDE: What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

Brandon: One thing I can't live without is my friends and family. My

friends and family are my support group. They are the people that

keep me in check when I'm acting like a little shit, but they're also the

people that pull the gold out in me and make the impossible feel not

so impossible.

NUDE: Tell us something not everyone knows about you.

Brandon: Hmmm, probably that I am a musician as well as a

photographer. I play bass, drums and guitar. Bass is my strongest

instrument, drums next and guitar last.

NUDE: What three words best describe your photography?

Brandon: Raw, minimal, moody.

NUDE: What’s your dream photography job?

Brandon: Hmmm...my dream photography job would be working for

Levi's or Nike.

NUDE: If you could work with one photographer (living or dead),

who would it be?

Brandon: I'm not really sure how to answer because I never was

inspired to shoot by photographers from the past or present - it just

fell into my lap. But there are a few photographers I see on

Instagram that I'm blown away with, one of them being Brydie Mack

(australis @wolfcubwolfcub), so probably her.

NUDE: If you wanted people to know you by only one thing, what

would it be?

Brandon: That I always strived to be better than I was the day before,

in all aspects; photography, relationships and being a better human.

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Let photo: Alison Kent

Top right photo: Mads

Bottom right photo: Minxie

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Let photo: Nicholas Czapinski

Right photo: Danielle Kean


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NUDE: What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

Rye: Alone time. I need at least two hours a day where I can relax or work on my line without

anyone around. That's a minimum. If I don't get that I get really short-tempered and cranky.

Other than that I'd say cofee, white wine, and my phone.

NUDE: Tell us something not everyone knows about you.

Rye: I work on EBM - Every Blue Moon - Wale's creative team. I love everything about it. Wale

is super passionate about us and gives me such a powerful platform to express myself with.

He is a huge inspiration of mine. I have never met someone so accepting and motivated. I

don't want to give too much away because we all have big plans for this year, but EBM as a

whole is going to change the creative industry on all fronts. I know it will. It's already an

active movement but there is so much more in store. I'm super thankful to be a part of the

team.

NUDE: What three words best describe your designs?

Rye: Not for everyone.

NUDE: What’s your dream for your clothing company?

Rye: My answer to this question is constantly changing because I am at such an early stage in

my career, but I am super proud of what I have already accomplished. I need to keep

following the same path I've started. Hopefully it will lead me to greatness. Being a designer

is the only thing I'll ever want to be. My dream is for that to be possible.

NUDE: If you could work with one designer (living or dead), who would it be?

Rye: This is a really hard question. I'd say Eames or Coco Chanel. They're both dead though,

so that will forever be a fantasy. Out of every designer that's still alive, I'd most like to work

with Yuichi Kuroda from Number (N)ine. It would be a graphically inspired womenswear

line. I'd create the silhouette for each piece, and he would do the graphics. I love his work. I

think we could do something amazing together.

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NUDE: If you wanted people to know you by only one thing, what would it be?

Rye: I want to be known as the kid who made his crazy dreams into a reality, and stopped at

nothing to get what he wanted. I also want to be known for loving and caring about everyone

who supports me. Without you guys I would be nowhere.


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Photographed and directed by Tyler Mitchell

Models Miranda Cerney and Skylar Romo


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I want to be known as

the kid who made his

crazy dreams into a

reality, and stopped at

nothing to get what he

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NUDE: Is acting something you always wanted to pursue?

Michael: I've always been inclined to create and perform. I started with singing, and

acting presented itself later as a way to tell stories. I now look at them as symbiotic and I

can't separate them.

NUDE: What’s something not everyone knows about you?

Michael: They might not know that I come from an artistic family and I prefer not to limit

myself to one creative medium. I have always used art as a way to speak my mind and

express my inner world.

NUDE: We heard you also have an EP out and there is more to come. Can you tell us about

that?

Michael: I've created a concept album that will be released in three "phases" as a way to

experience the journey of my personal evolution through music. It begins with

rambunctious youth and potentially dangerous behavior in Regeneration: Phase I (available

now). It ends with complete enlightenment and "Clarity" in Regeneration: Phase III. Each

track has a diferent vibe, sound and narrative to document the changes in the continuum

of the human experience.

NUDE: Do you ever watch shows or movies that you’re in?

Michael: I do, but only in the beginning, when the project is first released. I don't find

myself re-watching past projects very oten. This industry is constantly reminding us to

think about "what's next?" I can't help but be focused on that.

NUDE: How do you prepare for the role of a character?

Michael: While learning and memorizing lines is essential to playing any character, I have

found it most efective to convince the viewer by embodying certain authentic qualities

the character would possess and working within that mindset. I used to get upset about

saying a line incorrectly, but then realized no casting agent is looking for a "memorizer" or

a “reciter." They want to believe you are the person you're pretending to be. I'd like to

believe I've done that.

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NUDE: If you wanted people to know you by only one thing, what would it be?

Michael: That I was an artist, that I existed and my compulsion to create changed the

world in some way.


Photographer Will Navarro

Stylists Alexa Coyne and Danyel Jade

MUAH Fabiola Rodriguez

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Bottom photo: Alex Lange &

Houston Edwards

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Top let:Kyra Rooney

Top right: Julia Scherek

Bottom let: Grifin Reed

Bottom right: Geneva Natalia

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NUDE: What's one thing you can't live without?

Cara: The sky...and my family and friends of course. Dogs

included.

NUDE: Tell us something not everyone knows about you.

Cara: Fear keeps me from doing things I should have

accomplished already. I feel stuck.

NUDE: What three words best describe your photography?

Cara: Haunting, peaceful, and moody. Sometimes dark.

NUDE: What's your dream photography job?

Cara: To have certain bodies of work at well-known galleries

around the world or in printed magazines - I like things that

are tangible.

NUDE: If you could work with one photographer (living or

dead), who would it be?

Cara: Todd Hido or Francesca Woodman. Both of their

bodies of work give me the chills, in a good way!

NUDE: If you wanted people to know you by only one thing,

what would it be?

Cara: As a person, that I have a big heart. As for my work, as

long as it evokes some kind of feeling, then I'm doing

something right.

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Photographers Cara & Nicholas Tatone

Model Jeanette Pacheco

Clothing American Apparel & models own


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Owner. Printed in California.

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