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Candis Alicia Hickman

Born and raised in Australia of African American and Australian descent, Candis Alicia Hickman was no stranger to diversity as a child.  During her university years, a love of travel and experiencing new cultures was cultivated, and by the age of 24, Candis had placed her feet in ten different countries. This love of all things creative nurtured a desire to make her mark in the world of art and fashion. Recently Candis joined the creative ranks at DrinkBlackWater as the Fashion Director, and as the lead editor for all features. Take a look below, as she interviews some of the industry’s most creative talents.


” Behind The Lens ” With Conor Doherty

The work of Conor Doherty captivates the viewer as eyes travel from model to landscape to still product imagery.  A collection of photos touched with the perfect lighting, beautiful forms and a type of minimalism achieved best by a true artist.  Candis Alicia Hickman discusses with Conor life as a photographer; his work and creative lens. Full interview Here.




‘Street Skills’ – 10photos Uncovered

Equipped with a unique sense of street style and a clear signature identifying his body of work enter Ten, owner of 10photos.  Imagery always raw and often provocative, Ten has a way of capturing the eye and challenging societal norms.  This native Chicago photographer discusses his life and inspirations with Candis Alicia Hickman of DrinkBlackWater.   Read the full interview here.




‘Model Mayhem’ A Day in the Life of Casey Legler

Photography by Michael Donovan

In a world where uniqueness is embraced and oxymoronic paradigms are something of the norm, enter Casey Legler… Beautiful gal turned male model.  Candis Alicia Hickman of DrinkBlackWater discusses with Casey Legler life as a model and artist.  View the full feature here.



‘Fashion Abroad!’ – A Conversation with Fashion Photographer and Asia’s Next Top Model Judge Todd Anthony Tyler

Model Polina P with Esse Model Management photo by Todd Anthony Tyler for Prestige Indonesia Magazine

Whether he’s capturing the gracefulness in a movement or the strength in an expression, a model wandering through rolling sand dunes, lazing by pristine waters or posted in front of a twinkling city skyline, Todd Anthony Tyler has a keen aptitude for highlighting raw imagery. Known for his work in various publications, not limited to Vogue Italia, Elle China and Harper’s Bazaar China, Todd is a face to recognize in the fashion realm.  Curious to delve deeper into the life of fashion icons abroad, we spoke to Todd about his strong connection to the Chinese fashion industry and his hopes for Asia’s Next Top Model.  View the full feature here.



The Wonderful World of ‘Knots & Knits’ with Megan Todd

Rope, leather, suede, wood, hemp, bone and feathers may sound like an unconventional combination of materials, but Australian ‘Knots & Knits’ designer Megan Todd shows us that a touch of creativity can transform the oddest of materials into a wonderful creation!  Candis Alicia Hickman talks to Megan about her life and inspirations.  View the full interview here.