Titled "vintage", its easy to guess what the theme of the mag was, and as I've come to expect it was filled with whimsical, washed out imagery. Which although is a little overdone now in the indie world, I ADORE IT!. And yes I know it was published way back in Feb, but I only just remembered to check my online mag list today (its down the bottom of the right hand column of this blog).
Sometimes I get bored of reading artist interviews, I guess they need to be pretty special to catch my interest nowadays, having read them all the time from Etsy and Frankie/Peppermint. Antler does ask some really cool questions, like "tell us a random thing about your work" - which gets some interesting replies! But there are a lot too many in there for my tastes (Antler doesnt have anything except interviews and photoshoots - so really thats to be expected), so I skipped over more than half of them, I can really only stomach about three in a row with my attention span, I might go back and read them later if I'm in the mood.
Photoshoots. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH MY HEART ACHES. Not just Antlers ones, but photoshoots in general make me very happy. Especially couple ones where there are a boy and girl model playing pretend, I don't know why it's enjoyable to watch two rediculously good looking people together but it is. There are two different styles of photoshoot in this issue - the washed out whimsical, and the black and white crisp coture style. I like both, and I really appreciate the mix. Good work Antler.
Plus one of them is named after a Fleetwood Mac song. Extra Points.
Travel. Well I think its travel. There's a cool photojournal titled "7 minutes of being a geisha" - kind of a fashion shoot, kind of a photography exhibition, kind of a travel log. I liked the photos of random Japanese things, as thats what I end up doing on all my holidays. I end up not having any sweeping panoramas, happy snaps or food photos, just weird micro-scale things like mailboxes and flowers.
I have many favorite pages, but this one took my breath away, literally. I sat there dumbfounded for at least 40 seconds, drinking it in. You need to click on it to see it in its full-size amasingness.
So spooky and beautiful and dreamy and symbolic... a perfect last page.
So there is my first magazine review. What do you think? Should I do more, or just link to things I like and leave you guys to figure it out for yourselves? If you read it, can you tell me what you think too?
EDIT :: duh. forgot to link to it.