Field trip Magazine #1 - Summer 2010
I got back from holiday to find a pile of post waiting for me - books, magazines and other bits and pieces people had sent.
One which I was eagerly awaiting was Field Trip Magazine #1 - the inaugural issue of a brand new publication from Café Royal Books.
Craig Atkinson, Editor in Chief writes:
Field Trip Magazine is a celebration of analogue photography. Issue one is a limited run of 1000 copies, the first 250 of which are hand numbered.
I say that this magazine is packed - literally, absolutely packed - with great examples of analogue photography. And it’s not all “point and hope” + “it’s blurry so it must be art” either. There are some genuinely lovely images in here.
Having followed the progress of this magazine from conception, via Craig’s twitter feed and blog, it’s encouraging to see someone actually complete a project. Especially when the final result is as good as this.
The print quality is superb, and the paper choice is excellent. It feels like a cross between a magazine and a soft back book when you hold it. Very sturdy, but big like a magazine.
I plan to keep this around my desk to flick through whenever I think that it might just be easier, this once, to take a digital camera instead of film. It’s a reminder of the wonderful work which can be created with equipment that many people have assumed no longer has a role to play in today’s world.
Looking forward to the next issue.
Apologies to Craig for taking the above image from his site. I’m between iPhones and currently have no way of taking quick snapshots until the new one starts working.