A real life Cream Scene Love Story unfolded over the course of this issue when a lovestruck poet fell for a certain homopunk illustrator…
From the moment he wakes up, his crush is on his mind.
A poem by Christopher Ford, FOR JESSE DAVIS KARSHNER
Art by jesse D. Karshner, for Christopher Ford
About The Writer
Christopher Ford is a self-taught photographer, poet, and filmmaker whose work explores the intersections of emotion, memory, and creativity. Inspired by the works of David Lynch and Edgar Allen Poe, Christopher’s photography is marked by drama and complexity, often incorporating subtle hidden messages and personal easter eggs. His filmmaking, meanwhile, tends towards the abstract, with high-contrast black and white imagery. Through his work, Christopher seeks to challenge the norms of the fashion industry and society’s expectations of body image while celebrating the creativity of independent designers that encourages self-acceptance and expression of our authentic selves. With a lifelong love of writing and a keen eye for detail, Christopher invites viewers to explore their own emotions and memories, finding connections and meaning in the subtle details of his work.
About the Artist
Jesse Davis Karshner is a California artist and a member of The Cream Scene Team, working in the Art Department.
Christopher’s Artist’s Statement
My work is a reflection of my creative impulses and emotional depths, expressed through the mediums of poetry, manuscripts, photography, and filmmaking. I draw inspiration from haunting and surreal art, incorporating its elements into my own unique style. Through my work, I seek to evoke a sense of mystery and intrigue, encouraging viewers to explore their own emotions and perceptions. Through my use of code and hidden messages, I aim to engage my audience in a deeper, more personal way. My photography, whether in vibrant color or high-contrast black and white, is marked by drama and complexity, while my filmmaking tends towards the abstract. I seek to challenge the norms of the fashion industry and society’s expectations of body image while celebrating the creativity of independent designers and artists that encourages self-acceptance and expression of our authentic selves. I don’t limit myself to structured rules and often My work invites viewers to explore their own emotions and memories, finding connections and meaning in the subtle details.