Tag: books

Jola Sopek and glorious mornings

interview, Uncategorized August 14, 2016

jola sopek x sunday morings at the river

More often than not I think I only do things because I can photograph them: as long as I have a camera with me, it doesn’t matter all that much where I am and where I’m going. I collect slices of reality not because they aid my memory but because they become an extension of the experiences.”

We love our job, especially when we have publications falling on our doorsteps from photographers we hadn’t yet discovered. Jola Sopek is a young photographer from Poland who now made her home in the UK. Jola’s book ‘Morningrise’ was one of the topics we spoke to her about. “Morningrise is a book about dreams. For as long as I can remember, mornings were my favourite time of day, filled with hope and a sense of endless possibilities. I always thought of mornings as if they were physical bodies, palpable and constant. Perhaps that’s why my camera seems to complement mornings so well – they were made for each other.”

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Gathered leaves by Alec Soth in the Science Museum

Events October 16, 2015

Alec Soth is widely considered to be world’s foremost documentary photographer. Recently described by the Telegraph as the ‘greatest living photographer of America’s social and geographical landscape’, Soth is admired for his experimentation across exhibition, book, magazine and digital forms.”

Let me just come out and say it. I love Alec Soth. When the American photographer said ‘yes’ to being published in the second issue of our zine, I felt ready to retire from publishing. After all, I had achieved all that I wanted to achieve, having printed some of my favourite photos from Soth’s ‘Broken Manual’ series in my outdoorsy booklet.

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