It is that time of year again and 212 is back with its fourth issue, Only You, for Autumn/Winter 2017.

After three successful thematic issues, we have decided to dedicate this issue to you, once again filling it with a host of personal histories, revelations and struggles – all driven by pure human emotion.

Our new cover story is once again by Laura Marie Cieplik for Mulberry, with creative direction and set design by Kaduri Elyashar and styling by Camille- Joséphine Teisseire.

This new issue bears witness to the tangible passion of designer Nelly Ben Hayoun, giving us different perspectives on the kind of creative energy that is even capable of building volcanoes, while delving into the enigmatic symbolism of the Sami people with photographer duo Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer in a piece focusing on the lives of women inside the Arctic Circle. Elsewhere, Siobhan Fallon’s tender story brings back the highs and lows of teenage infatuations, while an excerpt from Pascal Bruckner’s timeless book Paradox of Love illuminates the clashing claims society makes of us under the guise of seduction.

Elsewhere, interviews include the famously taciturn director David Lynch talking about his love for transcendental meditation, Spanish artist Coco Capitán, a photo essay by German photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten embarking on a journey through time down the streets of South Korea, a showcase on the fascinating works of dark Turkish artist Ali Elmaci, whose pieces depict the manipulative discourse produced by oppressive governments, and Dutch photographer Ruud Van Empel’s gripping portraits from his renowned series Mood.

PLUS, read about the recent rise of anonymity in all its forms and author Akwaeke Emezi’s short story about disconnection and placelessness on the shores of the Black Sea.

The setbacks, triumphs and fruits of human endeavour exhibited in every story in the new Autumn/Winter 2017 issue, together with the thoughts and feelings we all secretly share.

Contributors on this issue

Rich Aybar, Armağan Merve Bilgin, Yıldırım Bozüyük, Can Büyükkalkan, Laura Marie Cieplik, Taan Doan, Maniacha Fialkina, Céline Gaulhiac, Mina Hammal, Alexander Dawe, Kaduri Elyashar, Akwaeke Emezi, Charlie Engman, Siobhan Fallon, Kuan Jia, Yiğit Karaahmet, Hakan Kültür, Yann Perreau, Camille Joséphine Teisseire, Hazal Tıkıroğlu, Ünal Turhan, Adrien Toubiana, Begüm Yetiş, Ilan Zerbib.