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Monday, 23 March 2009

Technical Hiatus

The blog will be on hold for a week ot two whilst I get my technology in working order. I'll come back with a good one though!

Friday, 20 March 2009

+1




Hallelujah!

As a magazine fanatic, and a keen photographer and someone who grew up on the North Yorkshire skate scene I LOVED Document magazine, and in the past few months I loved it even more with the addition of "+1", the latter half of the mag which was dedicated to the ephemera of the skateboarding lifestyle - Alternative art, music, photography, books ect. ect.

I was reet sad when Document died a death - especially poignant as their last issue was the tenth anniversary.

Anyhoo, I was in Night and Day t'other day having a wee drink and went t see if the new Vice was there and CHRIST ALMIGHTY! There on the counter is +1... free... by itself without Document!

Brilliant!

It's published by the same gang and publishers and I assume is payed for by the adverts which are all skate related and not too in your way.

The articles are great, with all the usual sections and the addition of some quite comical stuff plus a well shot fashion section at the end.

The highlights for me are the 'All By Myself' article and illustration on world dictators. It made me laugh out loud, especially the Kim Jong Il entry.

I also like the household appliance article too. The Will Robson-Scott article and photographs are brilliant too. Check him out:

willrobsonscott.co.uk

It is, however the general humour that carries it through. A great read, and I'm so pleased it's back.

Brill.

www.plus1mag.com



Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Even More !Update!

I really should do a bit more research...

Turns out The Ride, wasn't a one off and the websiteb is eventaking advanced orders for issue 2.

I've placed one so soon as it's printed and arrives I'll post it.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

The Ride




Now I've had this one for a few months but wanted to write about it. It's a one off journal on cycling and bike culture, be that Road, Mountain, Fixed Gear or BMX. Printed on a lovely matte finished heavy paper (50% recycled and soya-ink, well done them!), it consists of mostly one page vignettes from people reflecting on a lifetime of cycling faced by a piece of art work. It's all great. I particulary like the little lifestyle stories, more about cyclists than cycling. Contributors include Greg LeMond (3 time Tour De France winner), Sir Paul Smith (Fashion Designer- I didn;t know he was into bikes either) and the glorious Victoria Pendleton!

All this is twinned with some fantastic photography and artwork. As a bike and photography lover I especially enjoyed Trevor Ray Hart's photo set on Hern Hill outdoor track. Good Stuff.

It was edited by Philip Diprose, whilst the art director was Andrew Diprose, and Published bu Own It! publications.

Not sure if you can still get this, try evilBay if all else fails. But you really should make the effort. It's one of my most prized journlas.

www.theridejournal.com




!UPDATE! (Again!)

I just got a very nice email off Jamie-James who produced the Sanza-Hanza photozine seen below, letting me know the accompanying film will be shown at london film fest at the end of the month.

If you want the book follow this link to buy - please do, it's great! -

http://streetbonersandtvcarnage.com/blog/sanza-hanza-free/

Monday, 16 March 2009

!UPDATE!

I think yesterdays item may be called - 'Fotomo', it's the work of Kimio Itozaki - see here for a bit more info -

http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/magazine/pursuit/feature_article/feb2007/index.cfm

Sunday, 15 March 2009

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Now I'm shamed to admit that I don't know this ones name - and my Kanji and Kata-Kana isn't great so I can't read the cover!

It's a beautiful publication - It's some heavy perspective street photography, printed and designed as cutout dioramas. They're incredible. I'm due to be moving house in June so I haven't made any myself yet... the photos will be posted when I do though! The images inside look incredible though, I CANNOT wait to get some built myself!

I bought this bad boy in Magma (surprisingly!) - contact me if you want the isbn number to try and track it down. Brilliant.

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Thursday, 12 March 2009

Motion Pictures Vol 1: Sanza - Hanza

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This is a curious one - I saw this months ago and forgot to pick it up. So today I asked if they had any in the back and thankfully they did.

It's a photo essay by Jamie-James Medina and Matthew Salacuse (published by Street Carnage Books/ Hideout Gallery) on the up and coming Soweto 'sport' of climbing out of, onto and under moving trains. Madness.

It contains one page of text, a brief vignette on 'Tupac', a young train surfer aiming to become 'Sanza-Hanza' - king surfer - the follows a series of fourteen images, shot in a style that's mix of 'skateboard magazine' and 'editorial/reportage... perfect for the subject matter.

The shots are great, though it's only a wee thing and most shots are presented one to a page in landscape format on a portrait page, so they're not huge. It's also printed on pretty rough stock so the image quality isn't great.

What I do love though is the passion of this little book - It's clearly self funded and produced, it has no ISBN number and is hand numbered in pencil - mine's 191/300.
It's a really well made little thing, though not terribly well formatted considering it's a photo book.

Vol:1??? I'm looking forward to Vol: 2.

For more info see slanginc.com - i think... I must admit I've not checked out the website yet. Magam in Manc has a couple left if you want a copy.

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Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Pocko Times


Welcome to the first post in my blog.

Today I read Pocko times. I've never come across this one before - It's lovely. It's published by Pocko Editions - part of the Pocko group.

I'm not sure quite how it's edited but the 'Concept and Remixin' is by Nicol Schwarts.

It's basically a newspaper size, newspaper printed collection of photos, illustration and mixes of the two at full page or double page size. The texture's lovely, being recycled uncoated paper, and as it's unstapled you can take it to bits, explore it, pot some up on walls, fold it, send it to your friends and keep it safe.

It's a great thing to have.

To read more about Pocko go here -

http://www.pocko.com/

I bought mine as usual in Magma in Manchester but you can order it from the Pocko shop. Do buy it.