Analog Forever Magazine is an online and print publisher of contemporary analog photography. Our mission is simple: we want to provide a global audience to photographers who use analog processes and techniques for their photographic work by giving them a voice via a biannual print photography journal, online features and interviews, monthly online exhibitions, and a community calendar. Our goal is to highlight the best of the best from the analog industry including artists, projects, galleries, and curators.
Analog Forever Magazine officially launched in September 2018. Our first print issue is planned to be released in Winter 2019. From now until then we are excited to work with you in featuring your photographs, your events, and your analog obsession. See our timeline below to see what our future holds!
The Analog Forever Magazine website launched on September 3rd, 2018 with a call for entries for both online features and for our first online exhibition.
Analog Forever Magazine has published 14 inspiring articles and 4 online exhibitions featuring 100+ analog photographers!
Submissions for Issue 1 will open on March 1st and close May 31st. We will continue featuring and interviewing analog photographers during this time alongside our monthly online exhibitions.
Issue 1 of Analog Forever Magazine will be released and a call for entries will be put out for Issue 2 which will be released Summer 2020.
Michael Behlen - Founder
Michael Behlen is a photography enthusiast from Fresno, CA. He works in finance and spends his free time shooting instant film and backpacking in the California wilderness, usually a combination of the two. He has self- published two Polaroid photobooks-“Searching for Stillness, Vol. 1” and “I Was a Pioneer,” literally a boxed set of his instant film work. He recently had work shown at Tête de L'Art Association's Group ExPolaroid Exhibition, "Polaroid Is Not Dead" at Hôtel Pasteur à Rennes in France during the month of May 2017. He has been published, been interviewed, and been reviewed in a quantity of magazines and online publications, from F-Stop and Blur Magazine to the Analog Talk Podcast. He loves the magic sensuality of instant film: its saturated, surreal colors; the unpredictability of the medium; it’s addictive qualities as you watch it develop.
For the last 5 years Behlen has become a serial entrepreneur involved in independent publishing projects which include PRYME Magazine and PRYME Editions, two enterprises dedicated to the art of instant film. Through these endeavors he has featured 200+ artists from around the world via his print and online publications. Today, Behlen is the founder of Analog Forever Magazine, a brand new online and print publisher of contemporary analog photography.
Michael Kirchoff - Editor in Chief
Michael Kirchoff works in the worlds of both commercial and fine art photography. A commercial shooter for over twenty-five years, it is his fine art work that has set him apart from others, with instant film and toy camera images fueling more than a few bodies of work. His consulting, training, and overall support of his fellow photographic artist continues with assistance in constructing ones vision, reviewing portfolios, and finding exhibition opportunities, which fill the gaps in time away from active shooting.
Michael is also an independent curator and juror for a number of organizations and galleries around the country, including Photolucida’s Critical Mass. In addition, he spent ten years (2006-2016) on the Board of the American Photographic Artists in Los Angeles (APA/LA), producing artist lectures, as well as business and inspirational events for the community. Currently, he is also Editor-in-Chief at Analog Forever Magazine, and has recently founded the online photographer interview website, Catalyst: Interviews. Previously, Michael spent over four years as Editor at BLUR Magazine.
Michael’s fine art imagery has garnered recognition from the IPA Awards, PX3, Photographers Forum, and Critical Mass. His photographs have been published in L'Oeil de la Photographie, B&W (U.S.), Black & White (U.K.), Seities, Esquire, BLUR, Harpers, Adore Noir, Fraction, SHOTS, Diffusion Annual, and Lenscratch, among others. Michael also continues to exhibit his work domestically and internationally, with more than a dozen solo exhibitions, and over fifty group exhibitions to date.
Tim Scott - Writer and Curator
Tim Scott is a working creative director in the world of advertising and design with an obsessive passion for photography. Tim’s dedication to all things visual and story-telling has led him through the top agencies in NYC as a creative director and art director working with brands, global and national. Tim now lives and works from the edge of Los Angeles County in Pomona, California with his beautiful wife Rachel.
From 8x10 to 35mm and everything in-between Tim is an avid film shooter utilizing the beautiful cameras of yesteryear. With a focus on racing, hot rod culture and portraits his work is dedicated to telling stories of people places and things that inspire him. Finding the human connection and emotion in his work is a vital piece of his creative vision.
With features in Looking Glass Magazine selection as a finalist in the Lucie Foundation/MOPLA “Analog Portrait Project” exhibit and selection for show in the LightBox Photographic Gallery’s “Extending Tradition” exhibit, Tim’s work is growing in awareness and visibility as curators and collectors take notice.
Niniane Kelley - Writer and Curator
Niniane Kelley is a fine art photographer living and working in San Francisco and Lake County, California. A native of the Bay Area, she is a San Jose State University graduate, earning a BFA in Photography in 2008.
Drawn to photography for both the immediacy of the image making process and the intrinsic alchemy of the darkroom ritual, she crafts the majority of her imagery using traditional 19th century processes which give each piece its own unique character.
After generating an extensive portfolio working with the human form, she emerged from the sequestered studio environment and began to focus on the quiet beauty of the North State rural landscape. Embracing photography’s implied narrative structure, much of her current work functions as a form of autobiography, chronicling her frequent, unencumbered explorations of Northern California’s pastoral and largely unpopulated interior.
But never one to cease experimentation, she is also simultaneously developing new complimentary bodies of work using Polaroid and plastic cameras to bring fresh perspective to both her figure and landscape work.
In addition to producing photographic images, Kelley is also extensively involved in alternative processes education and research. Often teaching workshops in the Bay Area and surrounding environs, she most recently worked as a photographer and manager at San Francisco’s tintype portrait studio, Photobooth.
Lynn Bierbaum- Social Media and Community Manager Intern
Lynn Bierbaum is a Minneapolis based Alternative Photographer and Glass artist. She is an avid traveler who is always looking for her next place to photograph. She started working in film back in 2010 and alternative photography in 2015 starting with Platinum palladium and then moving into other processes such as albumen, salt, van dyke brown, and wet plate collodion.
Lynn is also a glassblower who has traveled across Europe and the United States assisting, and working with well-known glass artists. Most recently working for the Corning Museum of Glass, in upstate NY.
Her current fine artwork is printing wet plate collodion on her blown glass forms. Lynn’s work strives to find a balance between two and three-dimensional planes. She blows the glass vessels to create an extension beyond the photograph that is just as important as the image itself.
She has been recognized in Analog Forever Magazine as an interviewed artist in the 1st issue. Runner up in Modern Collodion’s 2019 Wet Plate Competition and featured in multiple issues of The Hand Magazine.