Access Inside: New Team Members

We've added a lot of new faces to our team! Learn more about their creative expertise below! 

Contributing Editors

Victoria Ryan

Victoria is a burgeoning media journalist and creative director specializing in lifestyle, entertainment, and fashion. This Queens, New York native has worked for brands such as Missoni, Acne, Altuzarra, Maje, and Raf Simons, handling their PR and showroom marketing. She has also done print and commercial modeling as well as some styling for some local startup brands.
If you ask Victoria, she'll tell you in a heartbeat "I just want to make sure that I live a life that grants me the opportunity to do all of the things that I love. I never want to be at a point in my life where I'm wishing I was doing something else. I want to do it all. I HAVE to do it all!" 
Twitter: @Torontherocks
Instagram: @imvictoriaryan
Website: whoisvictoriaryan.com


Tatenda Kondo

My name Tatenda Kondo but most people just refer to me as Tait. I am studying at Rhodes University in South Africa majoring in German and French. I love to experiment with languages. I love writing and reading. I get most of my material from personal experience. I want to lend my voice to untold stories. Follow my blog blacksirensite.wordpress.com

Email: tatendakondo@hotmail.com


Ani Saakana


Ani Saakana, freelance writer and fashion enthusiast, living in London, UK. She is passionate about writing articles that have a unique story. Her favourite activity is watching Netflix and eating pizza!
Twitter & Instagram: @anianhai


Petra Noel-Arthur


Petra Noel-Arthur is a blogger and writer from the Caribbean isle of Barbados. Presently living in the Middle East, she chronicles her life and experiences in a bare to the bone online journal Petra: In The Middle East preferring the medium of long form narrative 

Twitter: @petrainthemiddl

Medium: @petrainthemiddl

www.petrainthemiddleeast.com


In-House Photographer

Mariah Burke

My name is Mariah Rachel Burke. I am a born and raised Philadelphian who spent years photographing the city around me before moving up and away. I attended Wesleyan University where I studied English and Film. I have spent over four years in the film industry, during which I have worked on projects for Ira Sachs, Eric Weber, Nike SB, among others. I am currently producing an independent film directed by a Wesleyan alum, set to shoot in September, 2016. My photography has been published by Method Magazine and will appear in Prolific Quarterly and Element Magazine in Fall 2016. I have spent time living in Philadelphia, New York, Madrid, and New Orleans.email: mrburke@wesleyan.edu
website: mrburke.wix.com/mariahrachelburke
instagram: @mariahrachelburke


Kevin Mines

Philadelphia native Kevin Mines grew up in church preaching, singing and performed as a gospel mime. At age 19, Kevin found himself on his own needing to build a life for himself. Making peace with his spirituality and his sexuality; Kevyn began to find what he enjoyed, opposed to satisfying what others wanted him to be. Kevyn created his very own talk show "The Kevyn M Show", Co-creator of the hit YouTube web series, "Momma'z Boi" and found his passion for photography. 

Kevyn continues to pursue his dreams of personal and professional success and he daily quotes the words of his dear friend Lee Hayes....

"Onward and Upward"....


In-House Videographer

 

Bria Scott

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Bria Scott is a Philadelphian creative who was born and raised in a small section of Germantown known as Dogtown. She is currently enrolled at the University of the Arts to study the advancement of Photography and Film while pursuing her own photography business under Black Myth Photography which was formed in the Winter of 2013. Her work is inspired by geniuses such as Hype Williams, A$AP Rocky, ScHoolboy Q, and Onoe Capone. 

Email: BlackMythPhoto@gmail.com
Social Media Handles: Instagram: @BlackMythPhoto


In-House Stylist 

 

Tanisha Brooks

"It's not about brand, it's about style." 

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Tanisha's discerning eye and love for fashion came about at a early age when she would plaster fashion inspiration from magazines on her rooms wall and would be the only girl to "dress up" her school uniform. After numerous attempts at schooling and countless jobs, Tanisha set herself up to become a fashion stylist and businesswoman. 

With a keen eye for detail and new trends, Tanisha ability to style any and everybody solidifies her for the ever chancing fashion industry. 

Email: stylist.accessbynkc@gmail.com


CONTRIBUTING STYLIST

Chavonna James

Vonny Semaj (Chavonna James), is a Creative Director/Fashion Stylist based out of Philadelphia and New York. She is also the co-owner of VonGeeFLY, an up and coming online vintage consignment boutique. Vonny Semaj has always had a love for fashion, but finally began to take it serious in 2014; when she developed her brand and began creative directing/styling photo shoots. Her styling expertise focuses on "Vintage style with a modern twist". She is deeply inspired by the fashion and culture of the era's ranging from the 50's through the 90's. When styling she loves to incorporate vintage flair with funky prints, bright colors, lots of leather and fringe. She hopes to bring her creativity and immense love for styling/fashion to Access by NKC.

IG: @vonnysemaj, @styledbyvonnysemaj

Email: vonnysemaj@gmail.com

Portfolio:  
www.vfiles.com/profile/vonnysemaj
http://www.modelmayhem.com/vonnysemaj

Not Pictured:

Calvin Childs - In House Photographer

Matthias Khan - In House Photographer