Featured are four in-depth interviews:
Nika De Carlo dives deep into the emotional trenches of her and her partner’s war on addiction, recovery, trauma, and healing as she discusses her intimate and brutally honest documentary project and visual diary “See You In Heaven”. Although the subject matter presented is graphic, the tenderness held within makes you wonder how two people could be together and yet completely alone at the same time.
Sarah Christianson discusses her investigations into the effects of oil drilling and fracking operations in her home state of North Dakota. A deeply personal matter, Sarah’s own family is included in receiving the prosperity that comes with this latest oil boom, while simultaneously wrestling with the knowledge of damage caused by these operations. This examination of the landscape and the scars left behind begs the question, “what will be left for future generations?”
Jenny Sampson’s series “Skate Girls” discusses the rich culture of female skateboarders using the wet plate collodion process to display the endless camaraderie, openness, and creativity between the “Skate Like a Girl” movement that embraces and makes you wonder, is this truly “rebellion”?
Michael Kenna converses with us about his 46+ career as a photographer that started with humble beginnings as a young boy in the north of England that, driven by hard work and dedication, has led him to becoming a world-renowned master printmaker and photographer. His unique and meticulous style caught the attention of gallerists and collectors worldwide and his work has been shown in over four hundred and fifty one-person gallery and museum exhibitions and is now included in over a hundred permanent institutional collections.
In addition to our in-depth interviews, Analogue Forever Magazine highlights six other photographic artists that deserve praise for their unique and ambitious work. Featured artists include:
Diana Bloomfield’s folded and bound book masterpieces created from cyanotype and gum bichromate processes; Liz Albert’s series “Family Fictions” which redefine and reconcile our individual conflicts between expressing our desires and fulfilling social and familial norms with paired slides from the 60’s and 70’s; Yukimi Akiba’s multimedia instant film embroidery work that literally stitches her response to the societal and cultural pressures of beauty, sexuality, and femininity; Ashly Stohl’s series “Charth Vader”, a collection of black and white images that shows a young person’s journey through difficulties and a mom’s true love that will take you on a trip of imagination, emotions and memories that are sure to leave you with a smile; Luca Tombolini’s series “Vistas” that artistically explores the scientific idea of space, time, and relativity by asking viewers to consider the perception of their place in the universe via the combination of long and multiple exposure landscapes and cameraless microscapes; and Stig Marlon Weston, who by using various cameraless techniques, creates surreal prints and installations representing the ephemeral nature of the outside world.
In sum, Analog Forever Magazine, Issue 2 will embark readers on a photographic journey around the world through ten different artists’ eyes. Through this publication, you will be transported from artists’ private and commercial studios to the empty and hopeless surroundings of opioid infested New York while visiting the recent scars and perils of North Dakota’s latest oil boom. On your way, you will stop to gaze into the beautiful vast wilderness of the world and surreal otherworldly dreamscapes only found on other planets. You will have the opportunity to explore the minds and collections of abstract, experimental, documentary, and landscape photographers that are as unique as they are brilliant.