The Collective Quarterly: Topa Topa
The Collective Quarterly is a magazine about discovery. The team journeys to one location per issue, where they utilize slow journalism to drill deep into the bedrock of history and character that makes a place what it is.
Change. Tension. Duality. These are the themes in Issue 3 from The Collective Quarterly, which traces a right triangle along California's central coast between Santa Barbara, Ojai, and Ventura.
There, we encountered a collection of wild souls: the Southern belle who explores the scary creatures inside her head, the Seattle-born surfer who’s making waves with his freehand-shaped boards, the Ojai native who strives to make sense of the otherworldly energy that draws eccentric characters from all over the world to his hometown, and the Ventura townie who might just be California’s version of a genuine, self-proclaimed redneck.