issue 01 // staged
format: 38×29 / number of pages: 36 + cover / paper: edixion challenger
// issue 1 / digital version available here
the concept for blow has been developing steadily since spring. by early july, our idea had, at last, taken the form of our preview issue; hold your breath. we held our breath, anticipating how our offering to the photographic community would be received. the response to our preview issue has been hugely encouraging, which has made the undertaking of our first issue all the more exciting…
first and foremost, we are thrilled to feature some of the haunting work of roger ballen, a photographer that urges us to confront our darker side, while at the same time opening our eyes to an abstract and painterly way of seeing. inspired by ballen’s theatrical and arranged compositions, we set out to find other photographers who approached the medium in this way.
again, we thank you, our readers, for your encouragement and support.
we hope you enjoy issue one!