Ryerson Art+Design Magazine (RADmag) was born out of a vision to create a medium of celebration, inspiration, and collaboration — to celebrate and showcase the work of students in Photography, Fashion, and Interior Design, to provide an outlet to inspire one another and the world at large, and aid in connecting students in these related visual disciplines.
Josef Adamu is leading the way with his visual story telling platform Sunday School. Taking stories of all kinds, Josef brings together a team and places these naratives in a colourfully composed environment giving each a powerful strength and pleasing clarity.
Haley Wilsdon documents three weeks of 5am swims in Lake Ontario during the fall of 2017. Working to examine and experience the difficulties and discomforts of creating a routine out of an activity never previously undertaken.
Thank You Kindly, a production and design company in Toronto constructed interactive installations inspired by the visions of notable female photographers from Toronto. We talk about their journey in creation of these installations and the importance of tangible interaction.
Wasted Youth marries the inspiration derived from Berlin street gangs and vintage sportswear with the landscape and 1940s architecture of the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant. Ryerson and Toronto creatives teamed up to create this summer shoot that attempts to take some of the glamour out of the idea of a fashion editorial.
Admit it. You set the alarm early, planning to knock everything off your perpetual checklist. Read chapter 12, which happens to be 80 pages? Grocery shop, because your avocados went bad a week ago and you're living off take out. Clean your room, but mainly do your laundry because your clothes hamper is beginning to resemble Mount Kilimanjaro. Start your essay, even though you know it will not even have a title till 12 hours before it is due.
One skim over the list and you're uninterested. So what do you do instead? Treat your three hour lecture as if it is the Met Gala, and get severely overdressed. But do not fear. We are all guilty.
Gianluca Inglesi graduated from Ryerson University four short years ago. Scores of hairstyles and birthdays later, he landed a position as a buyer for one of the world’s most popular fast fashion retailers, indirectly responsible for dressing the thousands of young people who meander into H&M every day.
RADmag was thrilled to host our second annual clothing swap back in February. The event took place at eative filmcafe, a cozy cafe in the heart of Kensington Market. A success to say the least, the swap was filled with mingling bodies, great finds, and hot drinks to help keep out the cold air.
We’ve all had those moments: scrolling through our top feeds, looking for that perfect laugh out loud meme, when we come across something so angelic we just have to click. Whether it’s a perfectly plated dish or a lit-to-perfection selfie, Instagrammers have the power to make us want just about anything.
Savannah Onofrey is a Toronto-based Photographer whose main love of food pushes her practice. Her inspiration comes from food focused periodicals like Lucky Peach and Food & Wine magazine, and the constantly booming food scene within Toronto.
Eric Watters is currently studying Photography at Ryerson’s School of Image Arts. His fine art and commercial practice can be connected with his intention to create a new perspective on the traditional photograph.