issue 01 // staged


roger ballen / varial / gerald slota / agata stoinska / pawel zak / marc da cuhna lopes / beth moon / ken rosenthal / josep echaburu / polixeni papapetrou / hugh chaloner / katarzyna kural

format: 38×29 / number of pages: 36 + cover / paper: edixion challenger

// issue 1 / digital version available here


issue 01

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!