Certain Circuits

About this site

Founded by artists, Certain Circuits Magazine publishes poetry, experimental prose, art, and new media. We are especially interested in documenting multimedia collaborative work between artists.

Joe D moved to Philly from the Midwest in 1994 and still hasn’t gotten used to it.  Philly is still just as mesmerizing as confusing.  These photos represent and attempt to document that feeling.  He can be found trying to get a picture of a laundromat sign or peeling paint or manhole covers. Follow him on Instagram: @rokojoe

COLLABORATION

Poet, author and playwright Terri ‘Nightowl’ Lyons dedicates her work through the echoes of history to educate, inspire and enlighten one person at a time.  Born in Philadelphia, PA, 2010 Black Essence Award Winner, Lyons has completed her first play, Kitchen Table Chat, capturing family and Philadelphia history.

Tieshka Smith: I have been shooting exclusively in Germantown since I moved here in February and pending the approval of external funding, I hope to be launching a spinoff called “Hidden Voices of Germantown.”  These images (womenfolk of Germantown) will be an important part of that series. 
 

A self-taught street photographer currently based in Philadelphia, I make images that challenge prevailing notions of otherness and explore the ways that marginalized people interact with one another and with shared but unsanctioned public spaces.  A Chicago native, I am a graduate of Northwestern University and Keller Graduate School of Management.

Facebook:  facebook.com/PhotographyWithoutThePretense
Photo Blog:  photographywithoutthepretense.com
Flickr:  flickr.com/photos/genxtraordinary

500px:  500px.com/momofthreephotography
For the full series, click here. High-res
COLLABORATION
Poet, author and playwright Terri ‘Nightowl’ Lyons dedicates her work through the echoes of history to educate, inspire and enlighten one person at a time.  Born in Philadelphia, PA, 2010 Black Essence Award Winner, Lyons has completed her first play, Kitchen Table Chat, capturing family and Philadelphia history.
Tieshka Smith: I have been shooting exclusively in Germantown since I moved here in February and pending the approval of external funding, I hope to be launching a spinoff called “Hidden Voices of Germantown.”  These images (womenfolk of Germantown) will be an important part of that series. 
 
A self-taught street photographer currently based in Philadelphia, I make images that challenge prevailing notions of otherness and explore the ways that marginalized people interact with one another and with shared but unsanctioned public spaces.  A Chicago native, I am a graduate of Northwestern University and Keller Graduate School of Management.

500px:  500px.com/momofthreephotography

For the full series, click here.

Melissa MacAllister captures beauty all around her.  She finds beauty in simple things that for others often form part of the background.  She participates in the ritual of taking pictures every day.  Melissa lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and has been a nanny for two girls for ten years.  Her subject matter is often animals, the children she tends, landscapes, and self-portraits.  @melissamariemac

Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 16 year old internationally award winning photographer and artist who has won first places with National Geographic,The World Photography Organisation, Nature’s Best Photography, Papworth Trust, Mencap, The Woodland trust and Postal Heritage. Her photography has  been published in the Telegraph , The Guardian, BBC News Website and on the cover of books and magazines in the United states and Canada. Her art is globally exhibited , having shown work in London, Paris, Indonesia, Los Angeles, Florida,Washington,Scotland,Wales,Ireland,Canada,Spain,Germany, Japan, Australia and The Environmental Photographer of the year Exhibition (2011) amongst many other locations. She was also the only person from the UK to have her work displayed in the National Geographic and Airbus run “See The Bigger Picture” global exhibition tour with the United Nations International Year Of Biodiversity 2010.

eleanor.ellieonline@gmail.com

From São Paulo, Brazil, Viviana Minorelli is an artist photographer. She also is a playwright, actor, educator, and social activist. Her exhibitions include group shows “Family in the Heights” and “The Art of the Photograph,” and a solo in Australia entitled “The Ultra Violet.” In her classes on photography, Minorelli combines meditation and visualization as a way of initiating new ways of approaching and perceiving one’s environment. High-res

From São Paulo, Brazil, Viviana Minorelli is an artist photographer. She also is a playwright, actor, educator, and social activist. Her exhibitions include group shows “Family in the Heights” and “The Art of the Photograph,” and a solo in Australia entitled “The Ultra Violet.” In her classes on photography, Minorelli combines meditation and visualization as a way of initiating new ways of approaching and perceiving one’s environment.

Fabio Sassi:  PHOTOGRAPHY

Fabio Sassi from Bologna, Italy  

www.fabiosassi.foliohd.com


Fabio Sassi started making visual artworks after varied experiences in music, writing and photography. He makes acrylics with the stencil technique on board, canvas, or other media. He uses logos, tiny objects and what is considered to have no worth by the mainstream. Fabio lives and works in Bologna, Italy. His work can be viewed at www.fabiosassi.foliohd.com

TIESHKA SMITH: PHOTOGRAPHY

"The Clan"
"Hand on Her Hip"
"Meet Michelle and Aviela"
"Vision of a Queen"
"Afroed Glory"
I have been shooting exclusively in Germantown since I moved here in February and pending the approval of external funding, I hope to be launching a spinoff called “Hidden Voices of Germantown.”  These images (womenfolk of Germantown) will be an important part of that series. 
 
A self-taught street photographer currently based in Philadelphia, I make images that challenge prevailing notions of otherness and explore the ways that marginalized people interact with one another and with shared but unsanctioned public spaces.  A Chicago native, I am a graduate of Northwestern University and Keller Graduate School of Management.

JEFF HARRISON and MELISSA MacALLISTER

Three poems by Jeff Harrison:

Baron von Greedy, 
Tho quite shy, 
Can be seen from miles away 

 
~

Who here is subdued? 
Well, the spider 
Is still somewhat subdued 
 
~

The birth of Venus 
Nonetheless 
It’s a foggy season 

Jeff Harrison has publications from Writers Forum, MAG Press, Persistencia Press, White Sky Books, and Furniture Press. He has e-books from Blazevox, xPress(ed), Argotist Ebooks, and Chalk Editions. His poetry has appeared in An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions), The Hay(na)ku Anthology Vol. II (Meritage Press), The Chained Hay(na)ku Project (Meritage Press),Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics, Otoliths, Xerography, Moria, NOON: journal of the short poem, Dusie, MiPOesias, Big Bridge, and elsewhere.

Melissa MacAllister captures beauty all around her.  She finds beauty in simple things that for others often form part of the background.  She participates in the ritual of taking pictures every day.  Melissa lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and has been a nanny for two girls for ten years.  Her subject matter is often animals, the children she tends, landscapes, and self-portraits.

MARSHA ROSENZWEIG PINCUS photography
"Shamonically Speaking"
"Homage to Georgia" 
"Gods in Trees" 
"Mother-Daughter"
"Daphne"

Marsha Rosenzweig Pincus retired from teaching high school in Philadelphia after 34 years to pursue her own writing.  As fate would have it, she developed writers block. So she bought a camera, enrolled in art classes, and found new ways of representing her inner life.  Her mixed media collages appeared at the Muse Gallery in Philadelphia last winter.

www.marshapincus.com

Reflections and Refractions grows from my interests in Jungian psychology, and the relationship between word and image. I believe that images which come to us from the collective unconscious connect with people in deep and meaningful ways. I am currently working on a book that includes poems, and stories written by others in dialogue with these and other photographs from the series. 

Our next deadline is September 1 for inclusion in the October or November issues.  We fill issues on an as received basis so submit early for inclusion in October’s multimedia issue. All published work is in consideration for our annual print issue, 3.1 (slated for spring 2013).  Priority is given to collaborative and cross genre work.
certaincircuits:

To be published on certaincircuits.org 
(as appears on certaincircuits.tumblr.com)
Art: all genres considered, send link to portfolio
Video/film/audio: send embed code or link
Poetics: all genres considered, send in the body of an email or as a MS Word document, PDF considered for concrete poetry
Prose:  1500 words or less, send in the body of an email or as a MS Word document, PDF considered
Cross-genre:  encouraged
Collaborations: encouraged
Email to certaincircuits@gmail.com.
High-res

Our next deadline is September 1 for inclusion in the October or November issues.  We fill issues on an as received basis so submit early for inclusion in October’s multimedia issue. All published work is in consideration for our annual print issue, 3.1 (slated for spring 2013).  Priority is given to collaborative and cross genre work.

certaincircuits:

To be published on certaincircuits.org 

(as appears on certaincircuits.tumblr.com)

Art: all genres considered, send link to portfolio

Video/film/audio: send embed code or link

Poetics: all genres considered, send in the body of an email or as a MS Word document, PDF considered for concrete poetry

Prose:  1500 words or less, send in the body of an email or as a MS Word document, PDF considered

Cross-genre:  encouraged

Collaborations: encouraged

Email to certaincircuits@gmail.com.

(via certaincircuitseditorial)

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