The raw, the exposed.
Rust is not a high gloss finish. It is an unpolished surface that is dirty, broken and beautiful.
Rust is not a four-letter word. It is a merit, a pride, a history.
It is not decay. It is change.
It is the smile lines, the cracks, the wounds of a lifetime in progress.
Rust is the underbelly of journalism- the underreported, the overlooked.
We are literary outlaws, honoring the rule-breaking traditions of new journalism and the timeless virtue of print.
We are observers. We are participants, sharing the news as it exists in our lives.
We are artists- modern with a muted aesthetic. We speak in photographs, illustrations, drawings and paint.
We write in videos, in visuals.