Saturday, 28 April 2012

Sunday Zine Review #23: Not Now - We let you down

Not Now is a design collective based in Manchester and composed of 5 members. The members of this collective are also the interns at OWT Creative, another design collective that publishes a monthly zine which I have reviewed a couple of times before.

The guys at OWT have also started to publish other zines, including the first publication by Not Now. 'We let you down' is a photography zine and an exhibition that opened last Thursday at Cord Bar in Manchester.

Each member of Not Now was given a disposable camera and snapped the streets of Manchester in 24 hours. The zine is the combination of the photographs taken by the members of the collective.

I visited Manchester around 3 times when I was living in Liverpool and always regreted not having spent more time in there. The guys of Not Now describe We let you down as 'a visual journey through the beauty and decay of the city of Manchester', and that's probably what I felt when I first visited Manchester, that same feeling I got when I moved to Glasgow 3 years ago.

We let you down is distributed free of charge around Manchester and the exhibition can still be visited at Cord bar.

You can follow Not Now on Facebook for future updates of their activities.

Thanks to Jon Hannan from OWT Creative for sending the zine.

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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Sunday Zine Review #22: Circulación #2

Circulación is a collaborative project between 8 photographers, each of them edits a selection of the work from the other photographers, and therefore its name (Circulation) refers to the whole editing process.

Martina Maffini is one of these photographers, she sent me a copy of the second issue of this interesting project (thanks a lot). The other photographers are Paula Barbetti, Leandro Ibarra, Leticia Lahitte, Soledad Manrique, Amapola Sebastiani, Victoria Onassis and Tomás Ruiz. Plus one guest photographer in each new issue.

Circulación #2 is a great selection of photographs. The way the photographs have been laid out gives this zine/photo book a really personal feeling. They look like memories from a holiday with their loved ones, that have been collected and put into a photo album.

I love how portraits and landscapes work so well together in the pages of this publication, and would love to hear about the story behind each of the photos.

Apart from an amazing selection of images, the paper quality and the format (17x24cm) make this small book unique.

Each issue is a limited edition of 500 copies, you can find Circulación in the following bookshops or you can also get yours by sending an email to

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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Sunday Zine Review #21: Boys on Film 04

This is the fourth edition of Boys on Film. I'm really excited with this issue, I think it turned out looking great and the photographers featured in it are amazing.

If you want to get a copy you can do it here, MagCloud are now offering 25% off on all publications so you can also find the previous issues on sale!

Thanks everyone for sending your photos and lovely emails, there's already been 12 issues of Girls and Boys on Film!

Next issue will be Girls, so if you want to submit your work take a look at the new submission guidelines.

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Monday, 9 April 2012

Just changed one of the walls in my room.

55DSL presents Rome

Italian brand 55DSL has launched this video to present its new spring/summer 12 collection. It has been entirely shot in Rome by David Altobelli.

I am really considering booking a couple of tickets to Italy after watching this nice short film or maybe entering this competition on their site.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Sunday Zine Review #20: Scott Caruth

Scott Caruth, a Glasgow based photographer, sent me his first zine last week. The self published collection of images features photographs taken mainly in Glasgow and during some trips around different countries.

I lived in Glasgow 3 years ago and since then I've always wanted to move back there. When I first opened his zine, that was the feeling I got, wanting to leave Edinburgh and go back to Glasgow. In fact I did this weekend, although just for a day.

The snapshoot style Scott uses for his photos is the perfect format for portraying the Glasgow art scene, the parties and urban landscapes become much more personal.

Scott also includes a series of photos taken in other countries. It is interesting to see how he shows these places from a point of view completely far away from the traditional idea we have of tourists photos.

It's definitely a nice first zine and I hope he continues producing more. If you want to get a copy don't forget to check his site. They're only £10 and besides they are A4 format, which is something not really usual in zines nowadays!

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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The guys at Mediadvanced sent me some photos of the exhibition!
See the full list of photos here.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Sunday Zine Review #19: 84/20 seconds by Alexander Alekseenko

I discovered Alexander Alekseenko's work around 2 years ago, he collaborated in a zine called Volzsk, which I used to make with some friends back in Spain.

When I was putting together the first issue of Girls on Film he sent me again some of his work, I couldn't be more glad cause I love his photographs and besides it was the first number of the zine so no one knew in advance how it was gonna look like.

84/20 seconds is in Alexander's own words

"The following photographs were taken during the period of June and July 2011 using Ricoh R10 compact camera and 4 rolls of Fuji Superia iso200 film.

Within two months I tried to document the abrupt change my life took and capture the new environment I have thrown myself into. The city, being the major theme, is interpreted in various ways focusing on and emphasizing its obscure side."

I've never been to Eastern Europe but after seeing the selection of images I definitely want to check out that obscure side.

There's something in Alexander's style , he knows how to make a simple snapshoot look amazing, both in his personal and fashion work. In the past 2 years I've seen him grow and develop his work and it just keeps on getting better.

Get your copy of 84/20 seconds here before it sells out or you'll regret it, because I'm sure he's gonna become really big!

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