A beauty magazine through the eyes of subculture. That’s Altered States. “Our ethos is cultural innovation and authenticity, it’s at the forefront of every creative that we produce,” says Editor-in-Chief Michael Harding, a session stylist who moved to London from Vancouver 15 years ago and styles hair for the likes of Dazed and Another Man. Co-founded with Fashion Director Hannah Elwell, Altered States was realised through lockdown as the couple prepared for another arrival: their now eight week-old son, Phoenix, who the magazine is dedicated to. Titled Appreciation, the first issue is an energetic mix of people doing their thing, with photographers including Samuel Bradley, Will Scarborough, Daniel Ciufo, Josh Hight and Emily Lipson.