This 2018 Fall + Winter issue includes an interview with a Madison-based environmentalist about living a life with less waste, tips on foraging for and cooking with wild mushrooms, and a photo essay of some of the Midwest’s most beautiful landscapes reaching from South Dakota to Minnesota.

Tyler Anderson is a lifestyle, landscape, and portrait photographer in Lanesboro, Minnesota. He’s been interested in photography for as long as he can remember.  He feels strong connection to the Driftless Region and his photography aims to show it’s unique natural beauty.
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Dennis Becker is a food photographer working out of his studio in the Minneapolis-St Paul area.
His approach to food photography is simple compositions and embracing the perfect imperfections of real food. His lighting is natural and brings out the beautiful appetizing qualities of food.
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Yao Cheng is a renowned watercolor artist and designer based in Columbus, Ohio.  Throughout all of Yao's work, she is always trying to capture the immediacy of expressions through color, shapes, and brush strokes.  Her unique approach to this medium is defined by her use of fluid, imperfect mark-making and unpredictable colors. The result is work that is captivating and connects with people on an emotional and intrinsic level.
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Jack Flynn is an artist, graphic designer, photographer, musician, swimmer, and surfer living and working in Chicago. He deeply enjoys staring at Lake Michigan and jumping in at any opportunity. He is happy that you are interested in his art.
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Momoko Fritz has been photographing analog photography for the last 20 years and can be found making or eating all things butter in her home in Chicago. Her people filters are laughter, kindness, food and if they watch the Mighty Boosh.
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Michelle Gottschlich is a poet and freelance writer from Indiana. Her debut book Void Sets and chapbook How to Keep Full in February were published by Monster House Press in Bloomington, Indiana. She is currently working towards a master's degree at the University of Virginia in poetry and creative writing.
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Elaine Suzanne Miller works in the commercial photography industry. Her personal work continues exploring themes of death, transience, memory, and preservation. When not on-set or behind her view camera, you’ll find her enjoying life with family, friends, and her little cat, Loki.
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Catherine Quigg is a lifelong resident of Illinois and was one of the first women copywriters at the Foote, Cone & Belding advertising agency in Chicago.  She left the corporate world to raise a family and turned her love of language to poetry, writing of her experiences in the Midwest. Her poems are short dramas or narratives that help her understand where she has been and where she is going.

Katie Raymond developed a keen and observant eye while looking for Petoskey stones along the shores of Lake Michigan. She uses this skill when photographing people, places, and light that excite her. Her goal as a photographer is to establish relationships with people and enhance the art of storytelling through visual imagery.
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Adam Reynolds is a documentary photographer whose work focuses on contemporary political conflict, with a particular emphasis on the Middle East. He pursues research projects that balance photographic creativity with a journalist's thematic fidelity. He began his career covering the Middle East in 2007 as a freelance photojournalist.
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Celia Ristow is an environmental organizer, writer, and speaker on the topic of zero waste. She writes the blog Litterless and co-founded Zero Waste Chicago, the non-profit organization working to move Chicago to zero waste. She now lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Jason Robinette is a Chicago-raised, Brooklyn-based photographer. His main area of concentration is portraiture within the commercial, editorial, and film fields. He also continues to focus on personal work, such as Grey Matter featured in this issue.
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Lisa Golden Schroeder is co-author of Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table, a hybrid guide book/cookbook about foraging for and cooking with wild mushrooms in the Midwest. A veteran food journalist and food stylist for commercial photography in Minneapolis-St. Paul, she strategically wanders in the northern woods and state parks of Minnesota with her co-authors, certified mushroom expert Michael Karns, and nature and food photographer Dennis Becker.
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Anna Zajac is a wedding and lifestyle photographer working in the great city of Chicago. She works with people and brands to tell their stories. In her spare time you can find her cooking, making ceramics, or visiting the desert.
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