ABOUT

@tsptr is a clothing brand exploring American counterculture, politics, and subcultural themes. 

As part of a community project and wider cultural collaboration of writers and photographers, Sarah Feeney writes pieces for its seasonal Journals.

This issue explored the cultural, political, and recreational zeitgeist of California's past and present. 

THE BRIEF

All the contributors have found themselves in LA at some point and were commissioned to write a piece around the theme of being a visitor to this transient American state which is said “the kind of place where everybody is from somewhere else. A transient place. People are drawn by the dream.”

Sarah Feeney was invited to write about LA architecture.

THE RESULT

For the Fall / Winter piece Sarah Feeney wrote about a visit to Eames House by Charles and Ray Eames and Ennis house by the godfather of American architecture Frank Lloyd Wright, the houses being only 18 miles apart from each other in LA.

 

The piece compared the two buildings from an ideological, design, and atmosphere point of view and also the roles they played in providing design solutions post WW2 and as backdrops in cult American fiction films and TV shows Bladerunner, Twin Peaks, and even an episode of Southpark. 

 

An 8-page printed feature of words and original photos shot and written in California during the lockdown of Spring 2020 with a further commission to write for the Spring Summer 2021 journal.

 

The full colour 136-page magazine is available for sale via the tsptr website and also features articles and photography from legendary Australian surf photographer and writer John Witzig.

A written piece for the TSPTR Journal: "The Background to a Life in Work" | Fall / Winter 2020.
Sarah Feeney provides words & photos for counter culture clothing brand @tsptr.

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"The assembled writers and artists all influence TSPTR. Their work and ideas acting as catalysts for continual exploration."

Russ Gater 

Founder and Director