– I met kilimanjaro magazine editor Olu Michael Odukoya by chance when he happened to be staying at the hotel that I work at while he was in New York about a month ago. We got to talking about art and photography and his amazing magazine. When I got to work the next day he had already checked out but left me a copy of one of the issues of the magazine. When I got home I was totally blown away, first off it is absolutely huge, I’ve never seen anything like it, the design is insane, it seems like the thing never stops folding out. I couldn’t recommend it enough. If you are in London before February 27th be sure to see the exhibit that Olu just curated called Kilimanjaro Magazine Edits: art, love and everyday life at 20 Hoxton Square Projects featuring the work of Alex Hoda, Michael Samuels, Henry Roy, JH Engstrom, Milton Marques, Robi Rodriguez, Lukas Wassmann and Claudia Stockli.
– Shane Lavalette just announced some details for issue 2 of Lay Flat this time co-edited with photographer Michael Bühler-Rose. The new issue looks to be shaping up quite nicely and after the excellent first issue they have a lot to work towards. They are seeking donations to go towards the printing and distribution of the new issue, so please go to the Lay Flat site and donate what you can. It also seems that the first book release from Lay Flat will be coming out next summer, very excited to see what that will be.
Lay Flat 02: Meta brings together the works of contemporary photographers whose images are conceptually engaged with the history, process and conventions of the medium itself. Photographs by Claudia Angelmaier, Semâ Bekirovic, Charles Benton, Lucas Blalock, Talia Chetrit, Anne Collier, Natalie Czech, Jessica Eaton, Roe Ethridge, Stephen Gill, Daniel Gordon, David Haxton, Matt Keegan, Elad Lassry, Katja Mater, Laurel Nakadate, Lisa Oppenheim, Torbjørn Rødland, Noel Rodo-Vankeulen, Joachim Schmid, Penelope Umbrico, Useful Photography, Charlie White, Ann Woo and Mark Wyse are accompanied by the textual contributions of Lesley A. Martin (Publisher/Editor, Aperture Foundation), Adam Bell (Co-editor, The Education of a Photographer) and artist Arthur Ou.
– I receieved my copy of Shane Lavalette’s Lay Flat magazine a couple of days ago and I have to say he really knocked it out of the park with this one. The photographs being unbounded make them a more tangible object and there a few that I will definitely be putting in frames. The essays are also fantastic adding a lot to the current discussion of contemporary photography, I especially like Tim Davis and Cara Philips contributions. Although I’m sure it is far away at this point I can’t wait to see what Shane has up his sleeve for the second issue.
Andreas Weinand, Anne Lass, Coley Brown, Debora Mittelstaedt, Ed Panar, Estelle Hanania, Gustav Almestål, Hiroyo Kaneko, Kamden Vencill, Mark McKnight, Michel Campeau, Nicolai Howalt & Trine Søndergaard, Nicola Kast, Nicholas Haggard, Shawn Records, Raimond Wouda, Richard Barnes, Thobias Fäldt, Whitney Hubbs and Yann Orhan.
– Kara Marks emailed me a couple of weeks back to tell me about the launch of her new zine called All Things Ordinary. The zine is published in Los Angeles and features images taken by photographers from around the world. Each issue is based on an everyday theme.
Issue One, Spring 2009
Featuring: Kenshu Shintsubo, Bryan Schutmaat, Roberta Ridolfi, Jamie Campbell, Jordi Gual, Ye Rin Mok, Nicholas Haggard, Annie Suckow, Elkie Vanstiphout, Matt Sundin, Eleanor Hardwick, Brittanie Pendleton, Gabriela Camerotti, Sarah Hermans, Treeboy Pictures, Christina M. Felice, Naitze Teng, Anahí Eleuterio, Maia Stern, Christina DeSmet (Desmitten), Erin Loechner (Design For Mankind), Nikole Herriott (Forty Sixth at Grace).
Find out more information from the site here.
– I got an email yesterday from Spanish photographer Carlos Albalá telling me about the new online magazine he created with Ana Himes. They just launched their first issue and it features the work of some really great photographers including Rob Hornsta, Todd Hido, and Shen Wei. I really like the design of the site, it feels a lot more like a real magazine than others like it. Excited to see what comes next. Check it out here.