Monday, 22 July 2013

Blow Magazine - Issue Eight

New editorial out now, issue 8 of Dublin's Blow Magazine! It is a really beautifully printed A3 magazine, a real tactile publication. Here is a little excerpt of this theme for the current issue, 

"History doesn’t repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes and with this in mind we introduce the theme of ‘new pictorialism’. New implies old, and any photography student will affirm that pictorialism holds a hallowed position at the very beginning of photographic history. consider that the visual art world during the late 19th century was questioning photography as a legitimate art form, a time when artistic intervention of the photographic process was relatively limited. the response was pictorialism. it extended the artistic process by referencing paintings in its subject matter and composition. practically, this meant creative manipulation of the image using the tools available; lenses, colours and dyes. the idea was to make rather than take photographs."

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