Alicia Chester is a photographer and artist living in Chicago with a Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She teaches digital photography at Oakton Community College and exhibits in the Midwest, working in photography, video, performance, installation, and artists’ books. She loves indexicality, pine-birch ply, slow film speeds, fast shutter speeds, and good bokeh.
Canadian filmmaker Connie Diletti is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2004, she co-produced and edited the feature documentary LIPSTICK & DYNAMITE, PISS & VINEGAR: THE FIRST LADIES OF WRESTLING. Her directorial debut HOMECOMING, a BravoFACT funded short dramatic film, won the Knight Grand Jury prize at the Miami International Film Festival in 2008. In 2010, Connie made her feature directorial debut with CORPUS, a documentary that follows her journey in deciding what she is going to do with her body after she dies. CORPUS was short-listed to participate at la Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes, premiered at the Montréal World Film Festival in August and had it’s first broadcast air-date this fall.
Connie has just finished story editing the screenplay adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel INVISIBLE MONSTERS and is developing several projects, including her next feature documentary MAGICKA. Her hobbies include hot yoga, hiking and anything esoteric. Currently living in Toronto, Connie is looking forward to relocating to the San Francisco area in 2011.
Frank is a writer with a long list of oddball hobbies. Raised on a farm in the middle of Nowhere, CA, he enjoys the San Francisco area quite a bit. He is an avid reader, a bit of a drinker, he makes limoncello, he’s a hooker (rugby), he grows orchids and breeds guppies (by accident). He’s written obituaries, Facebook games, press releases and humorous cooking guides. He is sarcastic, and tries not to talk about himself in the third person.
A one-time dominatrix and women’s health practitioner and current full-time wife and mother of two, Sotto is a woman on the go in Chicago. Open to all facets of human sexuality, she is an ideal voice for our column, Naughty Bits. Have a question? A relationship dilemma? Or maybe you just want to know how to tie a Shibari knot? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.