Combining creative writing, photography, fashion and art Dossier, an independent arts and culture journal based in Brooklyn, is set to launch 15 May 2008. Founded by childhood friends and collaborators Editorial Director Katherine Krause and photographer Skye Parrott (who acts as a Creative Director), Dossier is their effort to create a dialogue between fashion and visual culture and the world of letters and even food.
After collaborating on a story for a 2006 issue of Lula magazine in which the duo documented a cross country road trip, Krause and Parrott decided to embark on their own publication, one without guidelines, features or themes where contributors would be free to submit the craziest projects they could dream up. Their concept is that the journal would be a dossier of things they found interesting and inspiring.
Packed with amazing contributions, the premier issue features a Robert Longo retrospective, previously unpublished photographs by David Armstrong from the early '80s and drawings by Francesco Clemente, as well as by Nan Goldin and James Welling. There's also interviews with chef and organic cuisine pioneer Alice Waters, writer Yiyun Li, producer Mark Ronson on the British music invasion he helped create, organic architect Robert Harvey Oshatz and singer-songwriter Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson. Creative writing selections include a short story by Dan Pope, a recipe from Chef Mario Batali (accompanied by a quartet of haikus inspired by seasonal cooking) and Sharon Mesmer's "flarf" poems culled from Google searches. Rounding it all out, Zac Posen styled his own designs in a fashion story shot by Selfportrait.net founder Theo Wenner. (See a sneak preview of the issue after the jump.