Contributors

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TRIBEZA is not just part of the community, but the leading voice within in it. Our challenge is to find the most beautiful, thoughtful and interesting ways to share Austin’s arts and culture with our readers. What differentiates TRIBEZA from other magazines is the creative freedom we use to accomplish our mission. It’s why a world-renowned photographer like Dan Winters will work with us on a daring photo shoot idea for Hollywood’s next ingénue. It’s why local artists will collaborate with us to create original work for our pages. It’s why nearly every writer in Austin has had a byline on our pages. It’s why artists create custom work for our stories and are excited to collaborate in innovative ways.

Photographers

  • Travis Hallmark
    Travis Hallmark Photographer

    Travis is a photographer based in Austin, Texas. He specializes in wedding, lifestyle and fashion photography. When he’s not shooting he’s usually drinking coffee, riding bikes or doing a combination of the three.

  • Sarah Wilson
    Sarah Wilson Photographer

    Sarah Wilson is an editorial photographer based in her hometown, Austin. Her approach to environmental portraiture is documentary in nature; focusing on subjects and stories that give a sense of community and culture.

  • Hayden Spears
    Hayden Spears Photographer

    Hayden Spears is a photographer who has called Austin home for the past five years. After growing up on the dusty trails of Lubbock, he decided to go west for photography school. After a few stops here and there, he finally ended up in Austin. When not behind the camera, Hayden tries to eat pizza at least twice a week and be outside as much as possible.

  • Leah Overstreet
    Leah Overstreet Photographer

    Through a photograph Leah tells a story, conveys an emotion and does her best to capture someone’s true character. She has always been very curious and photography gives her the excuse to travel, meet people and experience things she would never have had the opportunity to otherwise. When not shooting, Leah’s attempting to learn Italian and how to dance the Texas Two Step.

  • Leah Muse
    Leah Muse Photographer

    Leah’s been taking pictures of people, places, and things for over 10 years. Her focus is on taking photographs of things as they happen, the more candid the better. She love natural light, bright colors, and all emotion. Leah believes in enthusiasm and love. She doesn’t believe in guilty pleasures or not being known.

  • Knoxy Knox
    Knoxy Knox Photographer

    Knoxy believes that a beautiful image is neither created, crafted, nor born. Rather, an alluring image is something that is captured. The appeal of any scene – whether of people, products or setting – is intrinsic. It merely requires the right eyes and hands to find, frame and feature the subject. Knoxy is dedicated to capturing the honest beauty in people’s most treasured scenes, and capturing them for promotion or personal keepsake.

  • Chelsea Laine Francis
    Chelsea Laine Francis Photographer

    Chelsea is a photographer, blogger and human being in Austin, Texas. She loves telling stories visually, meeting people for coffee or cocktails, and both sleeping late and waking up early.

  • Daniel Cavazos
    Daniel Cavazos Photographer

    Daniel Cavazos is a freelance digital media producer residing in Austin, Texas. His photographic interests range from fine art to documentary, although at times he feels these two styles can be considered one in the same.

  • Jessica Attie
    Jessica Attie Photographer

    Jessica brings her passion for photography to every shoot and won’t stop until she’s made the best possible image she can. Jessica believes in capturing what is natural and finding the beauty in the everyday.

  • Miguel Angel
    Miguel Angel Photographer

    Miguel takes photos, DJs parties, promotes events, writes articles, and always wears a tie.

  • Annie Ray Photographer

    Since 2005, Annie has focused on bringing out the “real stuff” in everything she shoots. You could be a cupcake from the up-and-coming local bakery or a celebrity moonwalking up Madison Avenue. Her relationship with every subject will make a 1,000 words say so much more.

  • Matt Rainwaters Photographer

    Matt Rainwaters is a great guy. He loves his daughter, his beautiful wife, living in Austin, Texas, long low to the ground dogs, ice cream, chocolate, chocolate ice cream, tacos, burritos, salsa, movies, shooting pool, you know, fun things. Oh yeah, also taking pictures and directing films.

Writers

  • Mimi Faucett
    Mimi Faucett Writer

    Mimi is a design and lifestyle writer and creative consultant living in Austin, TX. Formerly the market editor at Luxe Interiors + Design magazine, she regularly contributes to both national and regional publications, including, The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Lonny, TRIBEZA, and Wallpaper*.

  • Sallie Lewis
    Sallie Lewis Writer

    Sallie Lewis is a Texas-based writer. She pens about great escapes, food & fashion, and people and places near and far. Whether it’s a commemorative dissertation on the Arlington National Cemetery, an introspective on Parisian shoe designer, Christian Louboutin, or a candid interview with past Texas senator, Wendy Davis, Lewis hopes her words weave stories that enlighten and remain in memory. Her profiles, essays, and features have been published everywhere from The Atlantic to Virginia Living, Texas Highways, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Andrew Harper Traveler, Forbes Travel Guide and theModern Luxury group. She’s at work on her first novel.

  • Terrence Henry
    Terrence Henry Writer

    Terrence Henry was a Senior Reporter at KUT and StateImpact Texas. He has worked as an editor, writer and web producer for The Washington Post and The Atlantic. He has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Brigham Young University.

  • Sofia Sokolove
    Sofia Sokolove Writer

    Sofia is driven by stories, and is constantly inspired by Austin’s creative community. Her work has appeared in TRIBEZATexas Highways, Eater Austin, ArtDesk and CultureMap Austin, among others. A voracious reader, Sofia has worked for the national literary magazine American Short Fiction, and currently serves as a member of the Lit Crawl Austin committee.

  • Karen Spezia
    Karen Spezia Writer

    Karen Spezia is a freelance food and wine writer. Although professionally trained at the Culinary Institute of America, the International Sommelier Guild of the University of California Davis, her real culinary education began in her childhood kitchen watching her father grill baloney and her mother assemble casseroles. She is happily married to an Italian chef trapped in an Austin lawyer’s body.

  • Nicole Beckley
    Nicole Beckley Writer

    Nicole is a writer, performer, and businesswoman based in Austin, TX. Her writing has appeared in TRIBEZA, Austin Monthly, 7×7, California Home + Design, The Onion AV Club, SPIN.com, and Ground Control Mag. I’ve done production internships with PBS’s Austin City Limits, and KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny.

  • Kristin Armstrong Writer

    Kristin Armstrong is a mother of three, a runner, a writer and a speaker. She is the author of Happily Ever After, Strength for the Climb, Work in Progress, Heart of My Heart, Ties that Bind, and Mile Markers: The 26.2 Most Important Reasons Why Women Run. She is a contributing editor for Runner’s World magazine and writes a monthly column for TRIBEZA. Her work has also appeared in USA Today, The Austin American-Statesman, O, The Oprah Magazine, Living Faith, Parents, and Glamour. Kristin lives in Austin, Texas and Santa Barbara, California with her family.

  • Mikela Floyd Writer

    I’m your favorite kooky aunt in the making. Digital Strategist/Writer at WholeFoods, Contributing writer at TRIBEZA and Austin Monthly Passionate about media and a keen observer of the industry. Savvy about new media and multi-media strategies employed in marketing and public relations. Articulate with exceptional oral and written communication skills. Innovative, analytical and creative thinker.

  • Kate McGee Writer

    Kate is the education reporter at KUT, covering the Austin Independent School District, public, and higher education in Texas. She got her public radio start at Fordham University’s WFUV. Her voice has been heard on the East and West coasts as a reporter and producer for WNYC and KUNR in Reno, Nevada. She has also appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition,  All Things ConsideredThe Takeaway  and more. In her spare time, Kate enjoys discovering new music, traveling and trying local beers.

Illustrators

  • Hallie Rose Taylor
    Hallie Rose Taylor Illustrator

    Working mainly in graphite, acrylic, and oil from an early age, Hallie Rose Taylor began experimenting with watercolor in 2013. It has since become her primary medium along with pen and gouache. She completed one painting or drawing a day in 2014 and is currently working on larger projects, seeking commissions, collaborations, and freelance work, while teaching herself hand-lettering

  • Xavier Schipani
    Xavier Schipani Illustrator

    Xavier is an artist, story teller and dream maker. His current projects include commissions, album covers, publishing his own zines and local mural painting.

  • Joy Gallagher
    Joy Gallagher Illustrator

    Joy is an illustrator & designer living in Austin, TX. She is passionate about music and especially enjoys creating art that has been inspired by a lyric or mood from a song.

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