The story behind MOXIE is a long and arduous one. Around the same time last year, I was approached by PUBU, a Taiwanese digital distributor of magazine and books, to introduce my photographic work through their channels. But after months of going back and forth with a badly written contract (well, at least to me it was), nothing came to resolve. My lawyer firmly told me not to sign anything that was so vague and I felt it was the right thing to do.
A few months ensued and I was then contacted by young banker in Singapore, who was thinking of creating his own digital distribution channel for publications similar in nature to what PUBU was doing. Unfortunately, nearly 4 months went by and nothing seemed to be happening. Was there going to be an app after all? I decided to pull out and wait until the app was running smoothly and some kind of traction was taking place before going further.
I decided that I was going to go ahead with publishing my work publicly and for free, at least to test the waters of this new publication, which I call MOXIE. It was going to be something slightly different than a traditional magazine, but more like a portfolio of photography — a cross-over. Perhaps it is a zine? It sounds cooler. Regardless, here below is what came out of nearly a year of fumbling back and forth over what it was going to be. I gave birth to the publication on July 1, 2017, at 8pm: on one of the busiest days of the year.
If you are interested in contributing to MOXIE, please see the Contributors section.