THE ZINE WITH NO NAME

 

 CARLY JOHNSON from Gjusta

 LIKE all things wild and free, time in any place is only temporary for the creative eye of Carly Johnson. Her stint at Gjusta was a quick one, but she certainly left her mark with a natural passion that made the work easy for her. In those few months she compiled and published a zine entirely of her own. “This issue is about cooking, but the contents are subject to change,” she says. The zine itself doesn’t have a name, but Vol. 1 is titled:

PARMIGIANA DI MELANZANE

I like to think of it as a reflection of my inner world. Right now I’ve been immersed in the pleasures of creating and eating food. So that’s the direction it’s in for now.

I have a lot of creative outlets and I wanted to see what would come of combining all of them into a single medium. Food, photography, film, music, painting, collaging, fashion. 

I also love the thought of creative collaboration with my friends. Whether it’s having a friend photograph or invading a friends kitchen to bake a cake, I love having others be a part of the creation. 

I’ve been working as a model in LA for 7 years. I’m so thankful for the opportunity I’ve had to work in the industry, but I’ve always felt the artist in me yearn for something different. Over the past year I’ve realized I wanted to learn more about food, which led me to Gjusta. 

I’m writing this on my last day at Gjusta for a little while. I’m planning on exploring the east coast for a few months to see what kind of opportunities are waiting for me in New York. I’ve always wanted to pursue modeling there, so I pounced on the opportunity to sublet my friends room in Brooklyn. 

I’ll miss the early morning smells of the bakery and the family I’ve met at Gjusta, but I look forward to seeing the future unfold and coming back to LA next year.