Ode: On Power of Voice
Try saying your name out loud. How did it feel? Did it feel weird? If so, why?
Voice is the most primal of all instruments. We play the first note on it literally in the first second of our lives, and from that moment on, it accompanies us every step of the way until the very end.
ODE talks about finding your true voice, that which we were given at birth, but which gets muted and distorted through the course of our lives.
Rediscovering your authentic voice requires not only working on the body, but also — or even more so — going on a long, meandrous and often tumultuous journey through your mind.
ODE is a love letter to the voice and its undeniable, inseparable connection to our perception of self.
It’s also about its transformative power – in shaping our own image of ourselves, as well as reshaping our surroundings.
The magazine is divided into 2 parts: the former about voice coaching and the second on freestyle hip-hop. I wanted to reconcile these two very different subjects and find a common thread, which is the appreciation and focus on one's voice as a vehicle for personal expression and influence.
Throughout the magazine, I've used my own photographs I've taken on Jarek's workshops and during my recent trip to San Francisco.