Now in its ninth issue, Riposte is a biannual print magazine launched in 2013 by editor-in-chief Danielle Pender. Offering a culturally rich, creative alternative to women’s glossies, its content spans everything from art and design to business and politics across shoots, illustrations and essays – all specially commissioned for each edition. For the latest issue, covered by trans activist Janet Mock and Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina, the team tasked rising photographer Alexandra Von Fuerst with creating a shoot to compliment an essay by writer Vicky Spratt. Taking the lead from the article’s exploration of modern witchcraft, Alexandra was given freedom to be able to interpret the theme in her own style. The result is a series of seven images, spread over a ten-page feature styled by Keanoush Da Rosa, against Janina Pedan’s moody yet romantic set design. We spoke to Alexandra and Riposte’s photo director Gem Fletcher, who commissioned the shoot.