We needed to get inside her head… That’s what we thought after first watching the newest music video by Fritzwa, directed by Tiki for Sittin Pretty. It’s so beautiful. So, what inspired the video direction? She told us the top three music videos that got her mind & creative juices going for Sittin Pretty.
1. Toro Y Moi – Say That Fritzwa’s takeaways: This video has some great nature shots that are beautiful all on their own. In Sittin Pretty, we definitely wanted the topography of Oregon to really shine. I loved the use of zoom in this video. Its funny how such a simple function can add a great deal of depth to a video.
As a young queer woman growing up in South Dakota, my sexuality was more a cause for fear than pride. When word got around my middle school, I was told by faculty that I would stop “this behavior” or find another school. I was silenced, so I turned to poetry and prose. Writing was my way to express myself. On paper, there was no reason to fear, and that gave me courage in my real life.
Today, poetry has grown especially among the queer community, as well as among young people of color. Not only is it a form of self expression, but it has become a platform for people to start important and uncomfortable conversations. Topics such as racism, homophobia, sexism, sexual assault, to name a few. Those who are oppressed are often persecuted and shamed for their anger.
Photos by: Marina
Wardrobe by: Brigid Flood of Hollywood Babylon
EYES & EDGE: How do you stay directed in your creative vision? Masyn:I honestly just try and create what I’m feeling for that day or just in the moment. I love putting concepts together and just letting the rest fall in place. I don’t force anything. It never comes out right when it doesn’t come naturally.
E&E: How are you hoping to push the limits in your field and point of view?
Masyn: I really want to push a non binary modeling. I love modeling for not only men’s, but women’s. Or even gender neutral clothing (also my fav)!
The future is fluid and so is fashion. Clothing does not define ones gender. And if one thinks so, I believe it says more about the person than the article of clothing.