ABOUT US

The TimeLapse is a private photojournalist media company dedicated to publishing local and global stories of people’s lives. Through many online platforms: The TimeLapse website, social media platforms and email newsletter chains, The TimeLapse delivers the latest conversations on current world issues through a unique lens.

MEET OUR TEAM

COFOUNDER

New York, New York

Lindsay Shachnow is the cofounder, writer, and head photographer at The TimeLapse. She is a high school student at Marymount School of New York. Her love of travel and excitement to learn about new cultures and customs ignited her interest in journalism. Lindsay dreams of travelling the world, telling stories of the voiceless, and creating change through her photography and writing.

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SOCIAL JUSTICE AND AFRICAN NARRATIVE WRITER

Cape Town, South Africa

Cassandra Owei is a Nigerian writer at The Timelapse, and currently attends The American International School of Cape Town. Whether it be fighting for health equality, or exploring the neuroscience of human centered design, Cassandra hopes to combine her various passions at a liberal arts institution. Her desire for social justice and pride for the African continent have inspired her to become a social justice and African Narrative writer at the Timelapse. Cassandra hopes to share stories, amplify voices, and be a catalyst for change through her writing.

COFOUNDER

Vancouver, Canada

Aysan Dehghani is the co-founder and head writer of The TimeLapse. She is an undergrad law student in Vancouver and aspires to become an international lawyer. Journalism is her current passion as she seeks to change the stance on current issues through a global perspective, one story at a time. 

ARTS WRITER

Bogotá, Colombia

Antonia Angueira Rincón is a Creative Writer for The TimeLapse. She is a high school senior at West Vancouver Secondary School. She is passionate about interculturalism and thoroughly enjoys studying and sharing art from around the globe.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

London, England

Michela Puglia is a Graphic Designer for The TimeLapse. She is an undergraduate student at Imperial College London studying Design Engineering. Her passions include art, photography and fashion, and in the future she hopes to be able to make a change within the fashion industry by creating products which are sustainable and environmentally friendly. For her, being a part of The TimeLapse means she can continue to push herself to stay as informed as possible, all while informing others on current global issues.

ARTS WRITER

Edinburgh, Scotland

Grace Burtnick is a Creative Writer for the TimeLapse. She is an undergraduate student at the University of Edinburgh, currently pursuing a degree in English Literature. Aside from writing, she is enthusiastic about music and theatre. The TimeLapse organization has presented her with an opportunity to funnel her imagination into literary work, and gain inspiration from globally historic events. She hopes to engage readers through her creative expression.

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GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Miami, Florida

Nicole Nedeff is a Graphic Designer for The TimeLapse. She is a high school senior in the visual communications program at Design and Architecture Senior High School. Art and design, to Nicole, is a way of thinking and a way of understanding the world around her. She also started a nonprofit called Draw With Me Inc. that aims to spread art and design learning resources to those who may otherwise not have access to them. Nicole hopes to travel the world, keep learning from everything life has to offer and maybe even start her own design firm one day.

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CREATIVE WRITER

York, England

Amélie Watson is a Creative Writer for The TimeLapse. She is an undergraduate student at the University of York studying English. Her main passion is literature and how it is so beautifully versatile, and she hopes to use it as a tool for creative expression and doing good for those who need it most. She is also interested in reading, the environment, and spreading love and positivity around the globe.

WRITER

Vancouver, Canada

Megan Kadzirange is a Creative Writer for The TimeLapse. She is currently an undergraduate international student in Vancouver, studying law and psychology. Her passions include the written word, especially that which reflects unheard and unconventional voices and experiences. She also loves dance, music, fashion and food - all things that will make subtle appearances in her writing. The TimeLapse presents the perfect opportunity for Megan to explore her creative voice, whilst reflecting on what it means to be a foreigner in Canada.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Vancouver, Canada

Matthew Cusanelli is a photographer and writer from North Vancouver, BC: sandwiched between the oceans and mountains. He at first descended into the world of photography with the help of several old film cameras and have since picked up digital, although he cycles between the two mediums regularly. In regards to style, He really enjoys documenting his life - friends, family, bike rides, impromptu encounters. Generally speaking, he propagates towards any form of candide photography and enjoys storytelling via sets of photos that carve out a setting and scenario.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Vancouver, Canada

Lukas Troni is in first year at Arts and in the MM program at UBC. He is passionate about real, everyday photography and film and their power to make a change through imagery. He likes nature photography too, and believes that current issues are the most important and that's why he has always got his camera charged and ready to go to capture important events as they happen.

WRITER

Chicago, Illinois

MK currently lives in the south suburbs of Chicago but will make her transition to NYU in the fall of 2021 to study Film and TV Production. She currently attends Providence St. Mel School and holds many leadership positions such as Chamber Choir President, NHS President and Class of 2021 President. Her passions include film, music/vocal performance, literature, and political philosophy. She is excited to join The Timelapse, and her ultimate goal is to broadcast messages that expose situations or phenomenons that have a great impact, but may be foreign to many parts of society and the world at large. She hopes to be able to contribute to a creative and informative space that gives voices to those that go unheard and provide insight on personal experiences she has as she lives and learns.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Burlingame, California

Tess Dakin is a Photographer for The TimeLapse. She is currently a student at Burlingame High School in the California Bay Area. In addition to both film and digital photography, she is passionate about art, design, and being an advocate for the environment. As a part of The TimeLapse, Tess aspires to share her work in order to help unite people as a force of positive change towards social justice and ecological sustainability. She expresses herself through her art and hopes that others can connect to unique perspectives and stories she documents from around the world.

WRITER

Ardsley, New York

Lexi Wachen is a writer for the TimeLapse. She is a junior in high school in Westchester, New York. Lexi is inspired by the way writing can provide a sense of light in someone elses life. She loves journalism and currently holds the position of News Editor in her school’s newspaper. In addition to writing, Lexi is super passionate about theatre and loves spending time with friends, family and her two dogs. As a writer for the TimeLapse, Lexi hopes to not only grow as a writer, but to use her voice to spark change and perspective.

WRITER

Frankfurt, Germany

 Sara Silvester is a journalist for The Timelapse. She is currently taking a gap year and enrolling in maths classes at a local university in Frankfurt, in the hope of beginning her studies in geography and economics in the UK this year. Apart from writing, Sara enjoys reading, spending time with friends and listening (or dancing) to indie pop and alternative music. Through the TimeLapse she is hoping to raise awareness to social and political issues receiving limited media attention.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Konstanz, Germany

Moritz Högemann is a photographer for The TimeLapse. Known for his prestigious photography and award winning short film, he’s always the first to step out of his comfort zone, making all projects he works on naturally authentic and interesting. You won’t ever see him without at least a small 35mm film camera or his entire equipment. His motivation is to get everyone to step out of their comfort zone and tell their own story, however that might look like. His passions include making music, constantly educating himself about everything that crosses his path as well as health, fitness and traveling. Moritz hopes that he can contribute to The TimeLapse with progressive and challenging topics through his photography and writing. 

PHOTOJOURNALIST

New York, New York

Sanaa Sondhi is a photographer who attends the Marymount School of New York. Her interest in politics and art gave way to her love for photojournalism, specifically in the form of street photography. On her travels and in her day to day life Sanaa has found a city street is the best canvas for her work, as there are so many stories and narratives to uncover. She hopes to continue this work as she visits more places.