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Photos by Christopher Voelker / Voelkerstudio.com

Cityzen Toby

The first thing you’ll probably want to know about Tobias Forrest is where he was raised, whether his childhood was really lousy, how he broke his neck and all that what-doesn’t-kill-you-makes-you-stronger kind of crap. There’s a lot of that. But first, some random coincidences: 1. Toby’s dad, Alan Olsen, who is in fact his uncle, […]

New Mobility Turns 20

New Mobility Turns 20

Here’s a picture of NEW MOBILITY at 20, as commemorated by the narratives of five NM subjects, each riding a different roller coaster: Other than being about the same age and using wheelchairs, these people are not of a type. They are, however, linked in a unique way: Four were photographed in the early days of the […]

Tommy Hollenstein: Tracking Art

Tommy Hollenstein: Tracking Art

Tommy Hollenstein’s artwork is colorful and chaotic yet infused with the optimism and transformative drama that define the Southern California experience. Tommy is a native Angelino ex-surfer boy who sports a mini-Mohawk bleach job and a tanned and mellow Valley boy manner. He’s been getting lots of traction, so to speak, with his work. He […]

Luminous Spirit

Luminous Spirit

Barry and I shared a pretty good laugh a few months back, right around the occasion of the 15th anniversary issue of New Mobility. I didn’t know it at the time, but he had already been given his final diagnosis. Could have fooled me–Barry was upbeat and chronically unsentimental as ever. He indulged me with […]