Tabula Rasa Magazine is a non-profit organization that encourages photographers, stylists, and writers to examine fashion photography as art.
Like its title, the publication serves as a blank slate operating outside a producer-consumer relationship, stripped of advertisements and constraints based on current trends or seasons. We want to return to the magic inherent in both fashion and photography: to evoke the wonder of the darkroom, an idea expressed and then transformed, emerging to fill an empty, white page; to recall the power of clothing to carry history or convey personal narratives; to give artists a more transparent presence in the work they envision and produce.
Our mission is to continue to give maximum visibility to the artists that inspire us, and in turn, foster a community.
The founding members are Editor In Chief Sabrina Banta, Design Lead Estee Kim, and Production Manager Hunter Abrams. Co-founders and ongoing collaborators include Fashion Creative Director Louise Borchers and Editor Sabrina Tamar.