Sunday, 23 December 2012

Sunday Zine Review #61: Bad Day

When I got my first copy of Bad Day Magazine I must admit I didn't know much about it. I had seen it several times on websites and blogs, and maybe it was the Risograph printing aesthetics what made me buy a copy on my trip to Berlin last November but it was definitely not a bad choice.

Don't know where the name of the magazine comes from but it wouldn't be wrong to think that editor-in-chief Eva Michon decided to call it that way so people could read the publication when they are having a bad day. It actually makes sense to me, the interviews featured in the magazine can definitely make you feel better when you're going through rough times.

Bad Day is a magazine to take with you everywhere - I actually read most of the issues above while being on the bus on my way to work. The short interviews are perfect for those bus rides or to have a look at when you're waiting for a friend, and the photo essays and fashion editorials can be enjoyed with your preferred drink at your favourite café.

The only bad thing about Bad Day? It's only published twice a year.

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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Sunday Zine Review #60: romka 7

When I was first starting with the Sunday Zine Review, I wrote a small post about the sixth issue of romka. After discovering the magazine, I was really looking forward to the new issue so it was a nice suprise when its editor, Joscha Brucker, messaged me about sending me some copies to review.

For those of you who haven't heard about romka, it is little photography magazine which showcases photographs and the stories behind them.

Founded by Joscha Bruckert 4 years ago, romka has become a cult publication in the independent publishing scene. This magazine is now a global platform where professional and amateur photographers archive their memories in the shape of a collective photo album. Emerging artists and established photographers like Alec Soth have shared their images and explained everything behind them.

Issue 7 of romka features photographs by over 50 different artists. Each of these images is accompanied by a text describing why it is so important to the respective photographer.  There’s a nice balance of stories, with a focus on really different topics, from family and holidays to death and childhood memories.

Love plays an important role in this issue and Joscha has selected 12 photographs related to this subject, which have been laid out in a minimal design, with the size of the images similar to the dimensions of a slide or a 35mm frame.

This issue also features an excerpt from a private photo album from Friedrich Tietjen’s collection, consisting of handprinted black and white photographs showing a typical German middle class home from the 50’s.

The last pages of romka 7 are dedicated to bad photographs, adding a touch of humour to the publication. Back in 2009, Joscha asked photographers from all around the world to send their worst photographs. The final selection included in this issue (presented by carp fishers holding the images) have been “anti-curated” by Joscha and some important names in the contemporary photography world, like artist Joachim Schmid and Bruno Ceschel from Self Publish, Be Happy.

 If you want to get a copy of this issue, you can do it on romka's online shop.

Joscha has kindly sent me several copies of the new issue so I've decided to give away a copy! All you have to do is visit the Sunday Zine Review on FB, and like and share THIS PHOTO.

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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Oblivion pt. XI

It had been a while since the last time I had uploaded photos from my series "Oblivion". I took some of these in Glasgow when we went to see Wild Nothing and the rest have been taken on my way from work to home.

You can check the rest of the series here and on my website.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Sunday Zine Review #59: Justified 01

Last weekend I went to Glasgow to see Wild Nothing and paid a visit to Good Press Gallery, my favourite place to buy nice zines and independent publications in Scotland.

I bought a couple of things, including the first issue of Justified. Hadn't heard about this new magazine, but after flipping quickly through the pages and seeing the price (£3) decided to get a copy.

Justified is a publication showcasing artistic submissions from student and recent graduates in the design, photography and architecture fields. The magazine has been created as a paper extension from the Justified's blog and the first issue shows an insight into how the editors ( Joshua Ogden, William Whiting and Jasper van den Bosch ) intend to showcase creatives across these different fields.

I liked how all these disciplines blend in the pages of Justified and it's also really nice to see some words from the featured artists, talking about their work, as well as some industry insight and advice to recent design graduates from Mat Dolphin Studio.

You can find more information about the first issue on Justified's site and buy a copy at Good Press Gallery.

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Friday, 7 December 2012

Girls on Film 12


Last Monday I released the new issue of Girls on Film. When I realized this was the 12th issue, it was quite shocking! I started this project in March 2011 not knowing where it was gonna go and I have already published 12 Girls on Film and 6 Boys on Film.

I really hope you enjoy this issue. If you want to find out more about the zine or submit your work head to Girls on Film website.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Sunday Zine Review #58:Agora eu fico pensando na poesia dele

Today's second review is on Matheus Chiaratti's "Agora eu fico pensando na poesia dele". Matheus is part of the collective Companhia Rapadura, which I talked about on the previous review.

In this really personal zine, Matheus collected some of the photos he took of Portuguese convicts while he was working on an assignment for Vice, portraying a foreigners' prison in Brazil.

After taking these photos and reading Truman Capote's "In cold blood", Matheus loved the writer's sensitivity when talking about the convicts and decided to put together "Agora eu fico pensando na poesia dele". Matheus used as well some of his personal images to create a story that develops throughout the pages of the zine.

You can see a video of the zine and buy it on Companhia Rapadura's website.

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Sunday Zine Review #57: Silêncio Nosso

Double review today, showcasing the best of the Brazil zine scene! Matheus Chiaratti sent me a couple of the zines that Companhia Rapadura has published.

Companhia Rapadura is a film photography collective composed by 14 young Brazilian photographers. The collective was originated to showcase the work of not-so-well-known artists who decide to use the analog medium as an aesthetic option.

Silêncio Nosso has been curated an edited by Matheus Chiaratti and is part of the project "one zine a month". Inside the zine, Matheus has selected a mix of portraits and still life images that show the visual language of this exciting collective.

Companhia Rapadura and its members have also published other zines, make sure you visit the collective's website if you want to find out more about them!

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