Interview: Josephine Sacabo - Mysterious Beauty

The beautiful and mysterious imagery, books, prints, and process of Josephine Sacabo are examined in our latest interview with the artist at Analog Forever Magazine. Get to know more about Josephine, whose latest exhibition, Moments of Being, is on full view at A Gallery for Fine Photography, in New Orleans - and check out the trade release of her monograph, “Structures of Reverie”.

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Featured Photographer: Mads Madison's Global Warming Series

Mads Madison’s Global Warming Series consists of experiments done on wasted film by testing photosensitive material in miniature greenhouses with various chemicals and temperatures that leave the viewer to absorb a post-apocalyptic spectacle filled with orange atmospheric flames, dead and brown vegetation, and fractures in the foundation of our surroundings. His series is a walk down future lane and a stunningly beautiful warning to remain conscious of what we expose to our easily manipulated planet.

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Interview: Jennifer Shaw - It's Personal

Using her macro-enabled Holga camera, photographer Jennifer Shaw illustrates her personal stories of flood and storm-ravaged New Orleans with much of the depth and intimacy of having witnessed them first person. These stories, along with her work as a mother, educator, and creative director for the annual PhotoNOLA Festival, paint the picture of an individual who works tirelessly for her art and craft. Please enjoy Analog Forever Magazine’s eye-opening interview with Jennifer, in advance of your chance to experience PhotoNOLA yourself, coming soon!

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Interview: Thomas Kellner - Reinterpreting Reality

Editor in Chief Michael Kirchoff takes a deep dive into the works and unique process of Thomas Kellner who creates outstanding, and occasionally mammoth-sized prints that deconstruct and reinterpret architectural masterpieces, rebuilding them, frame by frame, into animated and often whimsical works of art. With Thomas about to embark on another round of international travel in his pursuit of engaging and beautiful photographic works, it is quite fortunate that we were able to secure this informative interview for the readers of Analog Forever Magazine before his journeys commence. Upon his upcoming departure, we wish Thomas safe travels in his endeavors, and look forward to what he brings back from the field! In the meantime explore his one of a kind style and expertise in crafting his masterpieces at www.analogforevermagazine.com!

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Analog Forever Magazine Issue 1 Artist Selection Announcement!

Analog Forever Magazine is proud to announce our debut print publication will be published and released on November 1st, 2019! We are excited to present to you a 125+ page journal featuring 10 analog and experimental photographers from around the globe - from Europe and Great Britain to the USA and Germany- each exploring various methods for using the medium we love in individual, creative ways. Included in Issue 1 are four in-depth interviews with Estevan Oriol, Lynn Bierbaum, Fred Lyon, and Yelena Zhavoronkova with features on Nils Karlson, Blue Mitchell, John F. Cooper Photography, K.K. DePaul, Mads Madison, and Anna Försterling! Get a preview of what we have in store for you coming this November by reading this article!

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Interview: Eric Kunsman - Historical Narrative

Analog Forever Magazine is pleased to share our latest interview with artist, educator, and collaborator, Eric Kunsman. Highlighted, are images from three different bodies of work from Eric, with questions regarding projects, print making, and the continued use of film to solidify your work and process as a photographer. We truly appreciate the time and energy from Eric in helping us put together this informative interview.

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Interview: James Guerin of Reality So Subtle Pinhole Cameras

For the month of July we're bringing the pinhole into focus at Analog Forever. For these long, hazy summer days we'll be looking at some long, hazy exposures made on what are, conceptually, the most basic of cameras. In advance of our next online exhibition of pinhole imagery curated by Nils Carlson, we're checking in with James Guerin, manufacturer of Reality So Subtle pinhole cameras, and the generous sponsor of the exhibition. One lucky photographer included in the “Camera Obscura” group exhibition will be awarded a Reality So Subtle 6x6F medium format pinhole camera.

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Featured Photographer: Heikki Leis - Lost in Time

Estonian artist and photographer Heikki Leis has managed to argue the philosophy of time without actually speaking via his surreal series Chronovores. The scenes captured throughout his series embody the eternal argument that time itself has been created by man, and by association, man has imprisoned itself into a world ruled by hours and minutes. Heikki’s series contains both wild landscapes that have been around for a millennia and concrete man-made structures they have only been recently been built; however, both environments suffer from the same fate as we attempt to categorize their existence into the past, present or future.

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Book Review: Hong Kong - Perspectives, Prospectives, Typologies by Pascal Greco

Analog Forever Magazine is happy to share this book review for Pascal Greco’s “Hong Kong - Perspectives, Prospectives, and Typologies” by our Editor in Chief, Michael Kirchoff. An investigation of the mega housing complexes of Hong Kong, photographed entirely on Polaroid pack film, this title is one that our readers should pay particular attention to for its analog roots. Check out the review and then do some investigating of your own!

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Interview: Photoworks SF - Analog Photography in the Digital Age

Originally founded by three partners as a one-hour photo lab business in 1987, PhotoWorks SF is now one of the West Coast’s premier film processing and printing labs that also offers a fully interactive digital imaging facility. 
Over the last 32 years the store has evolved and morphed into a place where analog photographers from all over the world call home. Though Dave Handler and staff have built a reputation for producing some of the best analog work in the world, it has taken years of evolving and changing with the industry to stay in business. 
To say they are a small business survival story would be limiting, as they have put their blood, sweat, and tears into holding onto their legacy while still keeping their doors open to professionals and enthusiasts alike. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Dave to talk about the last three decades of Photoworks SF, how they have survived, and his thoughts on the resurgence of analog and film photography as we approach the second decade of the 21st century.

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Interview: Louis Dazy - A Modern Way of Letting Go

French photographer Louis Dazy’s otherworldly double exposures transport us back to the adventure filled nights of our youth. Packed with nostalgia, viewing his photographs invoke a deep hypnotizing fascination with reliving the simple and enchanting pleasures we cherished in our adolescence. His work reinforces our memories made up of endless nights driving in no particular direction in our beat up cars, music blaring, searching for perfect photographic opportunities with our best friends in tow. The atmosphere of the scenes he captures elegantly display our lust for a cinematic lifestyle outside of societies nine-to-five where we subdue our creative passions for the sake of staying alive, instead of for living.

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Interview: Marco Spaggiari's Moment of Knowability

Marco Spaggiari’s series "Moment of Knowability" highlights the ambiguity of the world around us by capturing dark and disorienting scenes. His instant film collages captivate viewers by triggering a search for answers in the world around us by allowing us to dive deep into the scenes he recreates from reality. The scenes he creates is his personal research that searches for a way to wake up new senses humanity has long since forgotten.

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Polaroid Week Spring 2019: Our Top 20 Favorites!

Polaroid Week is a bi-annual celebration of instant film that is held on Flickr that allows lovers of the medium to get together and share their newly created instant works. This year’s Spring Polaroid Week started on Sunday March 21st and lasted until Friday March 26th and had 222 members submit a total of 1,200+ photographs! We watched the action unfold and have chosen 20 of our absolute favorites!

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Interview: Nicholas J R White's Series "Black Dots"

Read our latest interview with British photographer Nicholas J R White! His series "Black Dots" is a magical exploration of primitive unmanned shelters, known as bothies, that are scattered across the isolated and wild countryside of the United Kingdom. His work captures both the archaic beauty of these small structures living in the shadows of snow-capped peaks and the travelers that occupy their often bleak interiors, with nothing but fire and camaraderie to keep them warm.

Read the interview now at www.analogforvermagazine.com!

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Interview: Russell Joslin of Skeleton Key Press


Analog Forever Magazine is pleased to inform you all that we’ll be having another call for our next online exhibition in a couple of days. In anticipation for what we expect to be a wonderful exhibition, Editor in Chief, Michael Kirchoff has conducted an interview with our upcoming juror, Russell Joslin. Take a moment to get to know Russell as photographer, former Editor at Shots, and now Founder of Skeleton Key Press. Many thanks to Russell for his words, his photographs, and his tremendous efforts as publisher of this latest venture!

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Featured Photographer: Michael Crouser – Storytelling and the Art of “Done”

Read our latest feature on genre-transcending photographer Michael Crouser! Michael has a talent for telling intimate and captivating photographic stories of topics ranging from Madrid’s bullfighting culture to the life of the last "real" cowboys. His latest book, Mountain Ranch, covers just that: it is a powerful photo essay that records the last vestiges of a tradition that exerts a universal fascination and mystique—cowboying in the American West. Read about his process and history as a photographer now!

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Event Coverage: Film Photography Paideia 2019

Last weekend, over 150 analog camera and film lovers converged in San Clemente, California for the second annual Film Photography Paideia hosted by The Darkroom. Taking place over two days, this ambitious event (that sold out in just under three days) provided a venue for passionate film photographers from all walks of life to meet and exchange ideas and share their passion for our craft with one another. In true paideia fashion, the event itself wasn’t just a social gathering, it provided an educational and learning experience that gave every photographer there a piece of inspiration to bring home with them. Over the course of the weekend guests had the opportunity to hear from 14 speakers including Phil Steblay, co-owner of The Darkroom Lab, Matt Day, Mike Padia of Shoot Film Co., Michael Raso and Mat Marrash of the Film Photography Project, and Illford’s own Mike Bain who all guided us through their film photography lives and how they arrived to be such important icons of our community. I am pleased share with you my favorite parts of this event and offer a recap to those who didn’t have a chance to make it!

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Featured Photographer: In the Studio with Paula Riff

Analog Forever Magazine is pleased to present our latest feature, interview, and studio visit with photographic artist, Paula Riff. Editor in Chief, Michael Kirchoff, takes some time to get to know Paula and her gorgeous cameraless photograms, and find out the efforts of what it takes to produce her abstract works of art. Peek into her process and mindset behind her stunning creations made without the use of cameras or film. Like Paula, her world is vibrant, engaging, and full of life.

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Featured Photographer: Bastian Kalous’s Expired Polaroids of an Eternal Land

German photographer Bastian Kalous has a habit transporting us to enchanting larger than life locations that we could only dream of visiting, that happens to be just outside his doorstep. The scenes he captures are a distinctive hybrid between breathtaking landscapes and intimate self-portraits that creates an instantaneous portal from his world to ours. This connection has allowed us to explore and experience stunning mountain peaks, enchanting vistas, and cold frozen forests that seem more like our own memories than photographs due to his innate ability to work with long expired Polaroid film stocks. Bastian has been able to master and tame the unpredictable nature of these long expired films and harness their magical colorful properties to bring the transformative properties of nature right to our doorstep.

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