PRINT IS DEAD. LONG LIVE PRINT. The World's Best Independent Magazines. by jason mcglade

FSM FEATURED IN BOTH "THE MODERN MAGAZINE" AND "PRINT IS DEAD. LONG LIVE PRINT.' 

FSM FEATURED IN BOTH "THE MODERN MAGAZINE" AND "PRINT IS DEAD. LONG LIVE PRINT.' 

Last year I was approached by the eminent journalist and Author Ruth Jamieson who wanted to include FSM in her new book about Independent magazines. I was particularly happy because it was the same year we were  featured in Jeremy Leslie's book "The Modern Magazine"  so it seems we are turning the right heads in publishing and the right people are understanding the point of my strange round magazine in a frisbee! 

"The Modern Magazine- Visual Journalism in The Digital Era"

"The Modern Magazine- Visual Journalism in The Digital Era"

PRINT IS DEAD. LONG LIVE PRINT. BY RUTH JAMIESON PUBLISHED BY PRESTEL.

PRINT IS DEAD. LONG LIVE PRINT. BY RUTH JAMIESON PUBLISHED BY PRESTEL.

HERE IS A SHORT TEXT ABOUT THE BOOK:

"While magazines such as Spin and The Face have disappeared from newsstands and mailboxes, there has been an explosion of independent, creatively led magazines that are currently shaping the future of print. Non-traditional periodicals with names like Boneshaker, Lucky Peach, Anorak, WRAP and Kinfolk are taking their places on shelves and coffee tables everywhere. Print is Dead. Long Live Print is an eye-opening look into the fascinating field of independent print journalism, showcasing over 50 examples of innovative magazines from around the globe. The book divides the magazines into genres, including art and culture, travel, sports and style. Each periodical is represented by selected spreads and newly commissioned photography, along with a brief introductory text. Interviews with editors, art directors and founders from each magazine offer background information as well as insight into why they decided to start their publications and the challenges they face. A directory at the back lists dozens more magazines worth investigating. This paean to the printed word is filled with creativity and innovation as well as hope for the future of print media."

FSM CERTAINLY STANDS OUT AMONGST THE OTHER MAGAZINES!

FSM CERTAINLY STANDS OUT AMONGST THE OTHER MAGAZINES!

FEATURING OUR PAUL SMITH ISSUE

FEATURING OUR PAUL SMITH ISSUE

THE BOOK FEATURES AN INTERVIEW AND SOME SPREADS

THE BOOK FEATURES AN INTERVIEW AND SOME SPREADS

SOME SPREADS FROM ISSUE TWO AND ISSUE FOUR WITH SHELLSUIT ZOMBIE

SOME SPREADS FROM ISSUE TWO AND ISSUE FOUR WITH SHELLSUIT ZOMBIE

The book is now available to buy from Prestel Publishing as is Freestylemagazine- visit our online shop to get your copy http://www.freestylemagazine.co.uk/shop/

 

HAPPY CHRISTMAS,GIVE PEACE A CHANCE. by jason mcglade

Happy christmas to all and enjoy the great backstage video by Mark Brown and a selection of images shot for the winter issue of Phoenix magazine

We went for the super analog approach - shooting on film and printing everything in the darkroom. I used contact sheets with wax pencil marks in the layout and Mark´s film was shot on an old cini8 camera. I was assisted by Jason Salkey. Fashion Editor Deborah Latouche, Beauty + Grooming Nicky Tavilla, Models Tom Gaskin @ D1 and Janice @ PRM. 

 

ETRO. The first monograph published on acclaimed fashion house featuring work by Jason McGlade by jason mcglade

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I was delighted when Etro contacted me with news they were preparing a coffee table book incorporating work, ideas and imagery in an attempt to produce a monograph that would represent this famous family and the beautiful clothing they make. 

In the past I have produced two world- wide fashion campaigns for Etro and considering the company has existed since the sixties I was happy to see my work was featured so prominently in the book. 

The book itself is beautiful in it's binding, printing and embroided cover with goldleaf lettering. There are specially folded inlays revealing panoramic artwork and even a board game that can be unfolded. The Vogue Italia writer Renate Molho does an incredible job of navigating through the immense wunderkammer that is the amassed work of the Etro family and putting it inside of a beutifully bound and printed book.

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They featured a lot of artwork from the two campaigns. The summer campaign was shot in "superstudio" Milano where I had 6 classic cars to play with.

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The follow up shoot was a trip to miami to photograph people in the streets, on the beach and out and about.

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On my return it was to the darkroom where I printed up my black and white portraits and then using the tried and tested process of "paper, scisors and glue" I went about composing the studio fashion shoot together with the documentary imagery producing a stack of artwork that was shown all around the world on billboards and magazines like Vogue, Elle and all the rest. 

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The following season they booked me again. Apparently I was the first photographer to be booked for two consecutive seasons and responsible for the image campaign for ETRO for a whole year. 

So this time I asked for a train!

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They agreed to this and we found an old fashioned steam train complete with carriages, a dinning car and a menagerie of specialy trained animals to be incorporated in the shoot. We had a gigantic beautiful white goose, a lionhead rabbit, dogs, cats, fish and a mallard duck. The shoot lasted for three days and was a LOT of fun. The follow up documentry shoot was a week long ride on the trains taking us around Europe particularly the East with its creepy stations and somber neverending train tracks. It was a suitable winter contrast to the sunnny Miami imagery. 

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The  final campaign, again made with the same organic tecnique- with handmade prints and scissors and glue went around the world to great aplomb. 

Some of the campaign imagery can be seen on my jason mcglade photography facebook. 

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Thanks Kean, Veronica and Jacapo for the nice greetings!  It was a privelage to work with such an incredible creative family.  

 

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PURE LONDON by jason mcglade

Pure London is the UK's definitive fashion trade show and I was priviliged to be asked to exhibit my work on a gigantic LED screen in the middle of the Olympia venue. I prepared a slide show comprising of several projects which were seen by thousands of people over the three days. It was accopmpanied by the following text that was published in the trade show magazine:

"Jason McGlade is a photographer and creative director well known for his eclectic style and unusual approach to photography. He describes himself as an ‘organic’ photographer interested in the practical process of image making that, he believes, is intrinsic to the outcome of the final image. He predominately works with film, processing his negatives and printing in the darkroom thus being able to shape his images.

His editorial work inspired Jason to make his own magazine - Freestyle Magazine, which is round and fits inside a frisbee. Following his own credo it is for “Creative people who like to play” featuring a mix of photography, art, fashion design & Frisbee.

“Walking the dog” is another long-term project of Jason: A travel journal incorporating portraits, self-portraits, landscape photography and pictures of his ever present dog and best friend “Ozzy”.For Jason “walking” just as photography, has therapeutic values. Suffering from epilepsy for the last 20 years “walking” has helped Jason to cope with his condition. His and Ozzy’s walks sometimes last for many days and many miles; his photographs from these journeys portray deep emotions and capture special moments in time."

About the slide show

There are several projects montaged together:

  • The death of print. Shot in the studio and on location in various book shops. The inspiration for the shoot was the often lamented ‘Death of print’ and Jason produced the final images in the darkroom and hand painted the prints afterwards.
     
  • Walking The dog. Some imagery from trips to Puglia in Italy, Albania, Germany and the UK.
     
  • The East Cliff Hotel. Shot on location in a special place – the East Cliff Hotel in Dover. The fashion pictures were sandwiched together with old postcards and Some of the hotel guests are featured in the story.
     
  • Fiori de Menta.  A fantastical story of a priest who falls in love with a local beauty in the far South of Italy. All imagery produced in the darkroom using the contemporary work mixed with antique glass negatives of religious paintings.
     
  • The wheel. A project shot for the newest issue of Freestyle Magazine about breaking free from the drudgery of everyday life.
     
  • The glass project. Made on huge pieces of reinforced glass in his Berlin studio, this work is made without the help of photoshop. The twelve pictures represent the changing seasons from January to December.

See more work by Jason McGlade visit his website at www.jasonmcglade.com. Freestylemagazine is available online and in selected bookshops. For more information visit www.freestylemagazine.co.uk

 

Sketchbook 1. The Montessori Teacher´s Photo Album. by jason mcglade

I am lucky enough to know a lady who is now in her nineties and who was happy to share with me an Album of incredible photographs taken by herself and her husband while teaching young german children using the Montessori model of education. It was then in its infancy and as you can see with the fashion of the time, the haircuts and even the actual photo album with its hemp cover and cobweb design tracing paper inlays we see this is something from the early seventies. The complete absorbtion in the faces of the children over such simple toys is amazing. I include below an entry from wikipedia about montessori and i hope you take inspiration from the photographs which are of exceptional quality (the originals-not mine).

come back again if you are interested to see some more sketchbook entries.

 

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Montessori education is fundamentally a model of human development, and an educational approach based on that model. The model has two basic principles. First, children and developing adults engage in psychological self-construction by means of interaction with their environments. Second, children, especially under the age of six, have an innate path of psychological development. Based on her observations, Montessori believed that children at liberty to choose and act freely within an environment prepared according to her model would act spontaneously for optimal development.

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