‘Paradigm Volume I — Genesis’ is the first publication by the highly inspiring online platform Paradigm Magazine. The book is a tribute to all the people who have inspired Theo Constantinou on his journey with Paradigm thus far. The anthology is a vivid expression of dreams, feelings, thoughts, and ideas conveyed from visionaries across the world, with each contribution to this volume offering aninterpretation of the book’s central theme, Genesis: an origin or beginning. The stories and visions shared seek to infiltrate a deep-rooted connection within each individual’s journey and to illustrate the unified wonder of the human experience. This timeless keepsake has been tactfully crafted from cover-to-cover in order to fulfill its unique conceptualization. Only by an unyielding level of devotion without any commercial backing, along with the help of remarkable friends, was the dream of conceiving this book realized. The list of contributors is both long and impressive, with amazing names like scholar Noam Chomsky, artist Erik Brunetti, photographer Glen E. Friedman, tattoo artist Maxime Buchi and regular collaborator Mikael Kennedy, among many other names.
Paradigm Magazine was founded in 2012 by Theo Constantinou and Dustin Seidman. When they started it, there were not initial intentions or motives to be framed around, only a dire hunger to connect, express and create. As Paradigm continues to grow, its mission has become to record and share a living history of the human experience. The platform seeks to shine light on the diverse perspectives shaping our world and to emphasize connection above contrast. Through discussion they attempt to unearth certain components that correlate deep within each and every individual’s story, components that unite and integrate each life into this symbiotic human experience.
While circumstance and situation may shape each person’s path, the deepest convictions and aims within each of us channel a universal vibrancy. No matter the field of expression or the ideology followed, deep within the fibers of each and every human are ingrained certain ambitions, passions and desires which link our journeys together. It is within this intimate spiritual core that we recognize true excellence and hope to unlock humanity’s limitless potential.
Photography by Zander Taketomo.