Tuesday, 6 October 2015

FIN (05.10.2015)


It's finally finished. The magazine is finally complete. I started this magazine at the end of July, with a few friends. It was an ambitious project, dedicating a publication to the works of eight incredibly talented artists from every corner of this industry. I've met so many incredibly talented people along the way, that have helped me so much, in so so many ways - especially with providing advice! I've learnt so much from all the people I've spoken to. Seriously, forget uni, forget a formal education - just start something and dive into the depths of the unknown. You will learn so much about yourself. 

This magazine started as something positive, as a platform in which artists can promote their work. It sort of snowball'ed into something much bigger than I intended, reaching different digital medias - and soon on YouTube. But for me personally, it became a life vest to keep me afloat and sane during a horrible month of family problems. I'm honestly not sure what'll happen after I hit the big UPLOAD button. I'd probably crawl in a ball and cry for a few hours...

The launch issue features eight artists, a few are close friends who's work and quality I adore and strive to match. The eight artists are; Isabella Singleton (Bella Singleton), Victoria Skinner (Tigermlk), Sam Goodridge, Katarzyna Drazek, Caterina Schmitt, Kristina Lechner, Kotoka Izumi, and Eimear Varian Barry. Each and everyone of these creatives bring something different to the table, whether it be style, type of media or the sector of the industry they're in. What they share in common is they produce beautiful pieces of art in their own right. Photographers, Sam Goodridge, Katarzyna Drazek have very different photography styles and they capture beauty, and femininity in different ways. Isabella Singleton, and Caterina Schmitt produce incredibly pieces of clothing, but their styles, and their target demographics different. I could go on and write an essay about how incredibly talented each and every one of these artists are, but what I'm trying to say is - the creative direction of Eight was to make it appeal to a wide range of Art, and Fashion enthusiasts. 

Probably my biggest highlight of this journey was photographing Eimear Varian Barry. I'm a huge huge huge fan of her Instagram. Seriously. If you're not following her, you should do it now - like legally, I'm pretty sure you're breaking the law by not following her. Her style is so incredible, and simply chic. Her palette are neutral colours, but through the way she layers and styles it renders the rest of the colour spectrum redundant.

I just want to say thank you. Thank you to everyone that has helped made this possible from my friends, to people that have given me advice and guidance along this incredible journey, and finally a huge thanks to the artists that gave me the honour of featuring their work.

Thank you.

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