Editors Note: The Winter 2022/2023 Imagine Issue
Publisher & Editor In Chief, FADDY MAGAZINE USA
Verb (used with object), im·ag·ined, im·ag·in·ing. to form a mental image of (something not actually present to the senses). To think, believe, or fancy.
When I was thinking about my upcoming holiday issue I wanted to bring the word “imagine” to light.
There are so many things that can happen in this beautiful life if we just use our imagination for good.
This issue is so special to me for so many reasons.
I worked on many of the stories myself in NYC and formed the teams, creative directed, produced, curated and styled. It was very important to give some of our next generation of photographers a chance for a beautiful editorial with the support of what I call “The Titanium Class of Creatives.”
I’d love to thank Linh Nguyen, Lijha Stewart, Jazz Style and Angelina Scantlebury for working on this issue and giving William Thacker an opportunity to work with a dream team. You really outdid yourselves and this was a long awaited goal for me to work with you all. Thank you for bringing your souls to the work.
I get to start 2023 on top with Ivan Aguirre and Ness De Luna’s incredible work for my cover. Two seasoned creatives and most sought after individuals in the fashion industry both in Mexico City and globally.
I have been fortunate enough to have their support for several years and they always come through beyond my wildest dreams and expectations. Thank you Ivan and Ness for your beautiful cover and inside feature story.
I look forward to many more in the upcoming years ahead.
I have been manifesting and dreaming of working with the iconic Erez Sabag for many years Erez is one of those people who is not only one of the most epic photographers in the world he also is one of the most beautiful souls I have ever met and I can let my hair down with him and truly be my authentic self.
This is one of his greatest gifts amongst his beautiful humility and kindness and altruistic work that he does for raising money for breast cancer.
The fact that he created something spectacular for this issue in collaboration with the gorgeous Yeha Leung. This was indeed an honor on all levels and a huge treat for me. Thank you Erez.
Both Erez and Yeha are icons in their own right. Wait till you see the back cover. Their inside feature story it’s absolutely marvelous and such a perfect example of what can happen when two amazing creatives come together and make magic.
Thank you Erez and Yeha for making my dreams come to light in “Do Not Disturb” I loved connecting you both together to create. I knew the outcome would be magical.
As I have mentioned on my posts this is my season to style, creative direct and produce beautiful work both for Faddy Magazine USA and commercially with clients.
Please check out the Faddy Magazine USA Website’s located at FaddyMagazine.com for my upcoming workshops and our FADDY Magazine USA agency services for brands, designers, models , red carpet dressing and private clients who would like a styling and photography session with Candice Solomon the Publisher, Editor in Chief of FADDY Magazine USA.
2023 is going to be a year of epic growth and abundance for Faddy Magazine USA and all the creatives that collaborate with me.
“It takes a team to make a dream”
Last and certainly not least. I would love to thank Lera Loeb, Marc Cornwall, Romero Jennings and Li Murillo.
Lera, Marc, Li and Romero have their DNA deep in the pages of almost every issue of FADDY Magazine USA from the beginning.
They are my heart and when I need them they are always there for me. I couldn’t have gotten through this past year without you and I’m truly grateful for your friendship and support for Faddy Magazine USA. Thank you.
In this issue I decided to put my styling, creative direction and producing into full effect in this issue. With several projects and collaborations.
One particular story that I’m passionate about is working on “Perpetual Revival” with my protege and mentee Foster Caleb which whom I’m very proud to say that creating with him was a magical experience for everyone on this team.
When I commit myself to a story it’s an all or nothing experience. I’m very proud of this work and putting all of our gifts to work most of all I’m proud of Foster for being the ultimate professional and team player. Remember you can’t make epic magic happen without an amazing team and great communication all the way around. I hope you enjoy “Perpetual Revival” as much as we enjoyed creating it.
I’m also deeply honored to have Eugenio Recuenco in this issue. I consider Eugenio and his partner Paz Faddy family.
They have been supporting my dreams and vision for Faddy Magazine USA from the start. When I think of the word imagine Eugenio comes to mind. Not only is Eugenio an incredible storyteller he’s also a skilled and thoughtful educator and one of the finest photographers I have ever seen in my life.
He also kind and humble person. If you ever want to amp up your photography and learn from a true master get a ticket and go see him in Madrid it will change your life.
I’m deeply honored to share with you the work of an amazing female artist Penny Slinger and photographer who blew my mind from the moment I met her at an exhibition at PACE in New York City.
Penny Slinger is one of those women who inspires me as a female artist. I hope you enjoy her glorious work exclusive interview and her gorgeous feature story. She’s absolutely a marvelous human being inside and out and her art stands the test of time.
I am also thrilled that Freddy Koh flew to New York City to create a beautiful story with me titled “Butterfly” and my team of some of the finest creatives that I have the pleasure of calling my Faddy Magazine USA creative family. Each where cherry picked for this story and this collaboration was built on love and love alone. Everyone brought their souls together and made Freddy’s special birthday shoot epic.
I’m particularly proud of Foster Caleb for pulling all the stops for our collaboration. It’s not everyday that a photographer will lend his talent and team to another photographer this is what I say when I speak of collaborating and a creating a safe space for artists to create together in an ego free setting. Foster is an amazing example of what this means and I’m very proud to have him in my life and as my protege and staff photographer.
I would also love to thank Nur Khan for allowing us the privilege to shoot Freddy’s story at his beautiful club Butterfly Soho nestled in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood. Thank you Nur for your beautiful gift and support for my publication.
I would also love to thank Linda Arroz for her beautiful contributions from the start. Her interviews are always flawless and filled with heart. Thank you Linda for always being there for me and working your magic in all of my issues to date.
I would also love to thank William Thacker for his gorgeous work on “Eyes of Mars” and sharing his beautiful work with me. I am truly honored to have you in this issue along with the amazing team that I curated for you and your story.
I would love to thank Robert Santoré my rock for all things Faddy Magazine USA. Both behind the scenes and on the forefront without his tireless devotion to me and FADDY Magazine USA. Robert my love thank you for being the wind beneath my wings.
With all of this being said I’d love to wish everyone a very happy holiday and a wonderful 2023.
Publisher, Editor In Chief
Winter 2022/2023 “The Imagine Issue”
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