Sunday, 31 March 2013

Sunday Zine Review #77: Of The Afternoon 02

Of The Afternoon is a contemporary photography magazine founded in April 2012 as a platform for new and emerging photographers to share their work with a wider audience.

Phil, the editor of Of The Afternoon, messaged me a couple of weeks ago to show me the magazine and after receiving the second issue and seeing how great it is, I decided to ask him some questions about his publication.

I've really enjoyed the second issue of Of The Afternoon, flicking through its pages has become a great way to spend this Sunday's afternoon. Could you tell me a little more about Of The Afternoon and yourself?

I graduated from a photography degree last year and started working in a gallery in London with the aim of eventually curating. While working there I had no real input into the creative side of things, so decided to start publishing work that I found interesting through Of The Afternoon. 

It started off as just a blog where I occasionally posted work that I found interesting.  As it began to receive more attention, it lead to me being able to publish the first issue in December last year.

I've seen that Of The Afternoonstarted as an online project. It's interesting to see that many online projects are turning into something physical. Did you always have in mind creating a print version of the blog when you started it, or would you consider it a natural evolution?

I always wanted to publish Of The Afternoon in print.  Viewing work online can be great, but nothing will ever compare to the printed image, especially when it's done well.  Releasing a regular publication also helps to separate Of The Afternoon from the 1000's of other blogs that are out there, I definitely don't want Of The Afternoon to get lost amongst all of them.

Do you have any future plans for Of The Afternoon?Based on the content of the magazine, I'd say that an exhibition looks like the next step!

I'll be focusing a lot more attention to the online side of things for the time being to try and grow the audience and build interest for the release of Issue #3, which I imagine will be released sometime over the summer.

For Issue #2 there was an exhibition at Underground Gallery in London, which worked really well. Having a launch night/exhibition is something I'm going to try and do for each release.  I'm also currently finalising plans for an exhibition in Helsinki for over the summer, which I'm really excited about.

If you want to find out more about the second issue or get a copy, you can do it on Of The Afternoon's online shop.

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Not Our Publication

Steve Messer from Steamy Press messaged me to show me his new project, Not Our Publication - a digitised collection of different zines owned by Steamy Press.

NOP (Not Our Publication) is a code used by publishers to identify books that are not their own but are held within their warehouse. With this project, Steve wants to showcase the material he has collected, providing an educational library for other independent publishers.

There are already some great titles in this collection, including some zines that will be familiar if you check my Sunday Zine Review regularly.

Steve is now accepting submissions for this collection - if you want to send him your zine have a look at the contact information here:

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Sunday Zine Review #76: Scram by Lloyd Stubber

I bought Scram by Lloyd Stubber at Good Press Gallery in Glasgow last month when I went for a photoshoot. When I started flicking through its pages I really liked how spontaneous his work was and after seeing some of the photos I realized that he had actually sent some photos for the new issue of Girls on Film just a week before that.

In Scram, Lloyd Stubber documents his first year in Melbourne - encounters with old friends, new surroundings and experiences and also his last year as a teenager.

Scram is a celebration of youth, of sleepless nights and days, and of all those moments from our teenage years that stay in our memory and we remember from time to time as we get older.

You can buy Scram from Good Press' online shop.

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Sunday Zine Review #75: Paper and Ink 01

Today's first review is also Sunday Zine Review's first literary zine. I have reviewed some zines and magazines featuring poems and short stories before, but this is the first time I showcase a zine only focusing on writing. 

Paper and Ink is a small "DIY" zine edited by Martin Appleby. Inspired by the fact that e-books are now outsellling printed books, Martin wanted to "create something real that can be read again and again without relying on battery power to deliver its message".

Paper and Ink's first issue is called "Broken Hearts and Broken Bottles Vol 1" and comprises a series of poems and short stories around this topic by a bunch of great writers.

The first issue is a limited edition of 100 copies, if you want to purchase one you can do it on Paper and Ink's Etsy shop.

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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Last light

Some morning light photos I took in my old room before moving.

I've also updated my website with some fashion work, feels like a productive Saturday!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Zinio and Paper Magazine

Those of you who follow my updates regularly probably saw that a few weeks ago I ran a Zinio giveaway here on my blog. Zinio is a digital news stand with magazines from all around the world and its iPad app has become one of my favourite apps, especially for when I have some time to read before going to bed!

Zinio has asked me to be one of its brand ambassadors and of course I couldn't say no! I really like how simple to use the "reader" is on both the iPad and computer versions and I love the great magazine offer. 

This month, Zinio has offered me a subscription to a magazine of my choice and I've selected Paper Magazine. Although I had heard about it before, I had never had the chance of flicking through its pages. I just finished reading it last night and must say that I really enjoyed it - it has the perfect content balance, focusing on a great variety of topics.

I'm also subscribed to both Nylon and Nylon Guys and I'm already thinking about subscribing to something new, it's seriously addictive! If you're still not using Zinio, make sure you have a look at all the magazine offer, they have some really good prices this month!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Sunday Zine Review #74: Sunday Mornings at the River 01

I love every zine I receive, but from time to time you get in your mailbox something that feels really special. This is the case of Zine 01 by Sunday Mornings at the River, a publishing/editorial project started by Rebecca Rijsdijk and Sanne Poppeliers in order to promote great work at affordable prices.

When I started flicking through the pages of this little book, I felt in love with the selection of photographs. They reminded me of some of my own work and also of one of my favourite spots in my hometown, a forest that I try to visit every time I go back to Spain.

It was also nice to see some familiar names like Katherine Squier, Jeff Luker and Roberto Rubalcava, and discover the amazing work of some photographers I hadn't heard about.

Sunday Mornings at the River's manifesto reads:

"We're daydreamers and think this is the aspect most reflected in the work we chose to publish. The photographers selected for our zine are people who take their cameras with them on the road and into the mountains. They are escapists, travellers, lovers."

For those of us who don't have the chance of escaping into the mountains as often as we'd like to, Sunday Mornings at the River is a great way to travel from our own house, covered with a blanket and enjoying a cup of tea.

If you also want to travel to all these forests and mountains, you can purchase Zine 01 by Sunday Mornings at the River at their online shop.

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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Sunday Zine Review #73: Justified 02

A couple of weeks ago I talked about why second issues are usually more exciting than first issues. Today, I'm bringing another example to prove this theory.

Last December I reviewed the first issue of Justified, a publication that showcases the work from student and recent graduates, along with advice from creative professionals. The second issue of this great new magazine was released just a few days ago and its editor, Joshua Ogden, messaged me to see if I'd like to review it.

The second issue of Justified comes in a new format, slightly smaller than the inaugural issue, but that, in my opinion, works better with the design and what the magazine tries to convey. 

The manifesto behind Justified remains the same: providing a concise insight into contemporary design and photography, celebrating creative individuals who are at the forefront. 

The first page of the magazine starts with this statement: "Justfied Magazine provides a breather to the blogging culture. We acknowledge the power and shareability of the internet but feel work becomes lost within the vast online community". I really like how Justified's editors believe in both platforms, online and print, and besides, some of the interviewees in this issue mention how social media and the internet have influenced the way they work.

Some of the highlights from Justified 02 include the printed photograph experiments of Sophie Tajan, the interview with London based design consultancy Two Times Elliott and the future plans of artist Luc Fuller.

Justified is distributed in stores and bookshops across UK and Europe and can also be purchased on the magazine's online shop.

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Sunday Zine Review #72: Córnea 01

In the last few months, I've reviewed many zines coming from Brazil. It looks like the zine scene in this country keeps on growing and there's more people publishing really interesting projects.

Today's first review is zine/poster Córnea, a collaborative project between artists Isadora Gomez, Thales Pessoa and Raom Benarez.

Córnea is a A3 fold-out poster that explores geometry and sexuality through the photographs and illustrations of these 3 Brazilian artists.
You can find more information about the zine and othe projects on The Youngest Image Company, the collective these artists are part of.

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