What is Seattle Peach?
Seattle Peach is a blogging community that offers coverage of music, fashion, and nightlife in the greater Northwest. We are community centric in that we want to focus on local talent as often as possible. We are ahead of artistic trends, able to predict the future, and hip our readers to something they’ve never heard or seen before. We are a positive press outlet, in that negative critique is few and in between. We want to turn people on. We want to keep it peachy.
Meet the Editor
Brooklyn Benjestorf is a local journalist who has written for Filter, Sound Magazine, Three Imaginary Girls, Stereo Subversion and Feminist.com. She started Seattle Peach in the summer of 2009 when her stint at Sound Magazine ended, and she didn’t want to lose her writing chops. She has since grown the site into a respectable resource where readers can discover something fresh and new. The term “peach” references a group of girls Brooklyn grew close to around the time the site was established, who called themselves “the peaches.” The idea was to strive to be sweet, and most importantly to support our fellow females and show them respect in a world that pressures women to see one another as competitors that must be destroyed. This philosophy has bled into the content of Seattle Peach, which tends to gravitate toward female artists and pro-woman artists.
Contact: theseattlepeach (at) gmail (dot) com
Meet Our Contributors
Marz Martinez was born in the Northwest and lives in Seattle, WA. She is a collector, booking agent, stylist, curator, and friend. She believes in exposing under-represented art and music. Perpetuating fun and positive vibes in her focus in lyfe.
(Photo by Jeremiah Johnson)
Michelle Mai Smith is the owner and head stylist of blog and beauty company The Makeup Session. Throughout her life, Michelle has always had an attraction to the arts: whether it be theater, music, dance, movies or photography. She has dabbled in it all. Michelle started working in hair and makeup for fashion photo shoots at the age of 16 and around the same time began working for small fringe theaters around the Seattle area providing costuming and wardrobe styling. After a brief stint in fashion school she found that her love for art and fashion lay in other creative mediums. She soon traded in fabric shears for a makeup brush and re-discovered her passion for makeup and hair. Michelle continues to work as a professional freelance makeup, hair, and wardrobe stylist for print, film, music videos, theatre, and private events.
Korbin Bennett-Gold is a multimedia artist, technologist, and craftsman raised in the Sonoran Desert in the S.W. United States. Korbin utilizes his training as a metal, glass, ceramic, watercolor, and textile artist to influence the aesthetic, character, and content of his movies and video art. Recent video highlights include the largest-participation Harlem Shake on the internet (with robots), and music videos for the bands Kevin Costner & Modern West, and Sleigh Bells. Korbin is currently running Light Dispersion Productions, working on a feature length narrative slated for release in Spring 2015 that will explore music festival culture and experience. After college Korbin plans to lead an interactive digital story/book revolution with his programming friends to fund the continual transformation of his wildest imaginations into illuminated celluloid.Tweet