Chess Team x Contra Versa

Chess Team is a local rap group that consists of individual rappers and producers. Chess stands for Chasing Hope Every Single Step. It was created by Miles Meraki and Dark Knight. The additional Chess Team members are Poncho Toriyama, a singer and beat maker, Antrone and Eli, rappers, and CJ the Waiter, a producer. Alasia had the chance to watch them perform at a local open mic spot called Everlasting Life Cafe.These guys have been on their grind to make it to the top. To check them out click "read more." 


Paralyzed Coast



Contra Versa x Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas, a 18 year old college freshman at The Catholic University is an advocate for the arts. Through social and educational integration of various mediums of the arts he tries to bring about positive change in a fun way. Shooting photography casually since eighth grade, but seriously for the last year, his work has evolved, but he still has a lot more progress he cares to make through practice. The main subjects of his photography correlate with his life interests: food, photography, and hip hop. These are also the subjects for his blog. Mark really enjoys photography because it lets others see life through his eyes; making it an extremely powerful medium. "Think positive thoughts, preform positive actions, live a positive life". 


Digital Fauna

The weather is getting colder and we're finally able to pull out our winter gear. Cold weather brings out the best style in us. So our main focus in our shoot was our sweaters.