In this weeks Things we have everything covered from Richard Feynman to Roman dogs. There’s not a whole lot more I can add to that so I’ll just name check: Nathalie Kay-Thatcher; Joe Skilton; Lorenzo Mapelli; various of various niceness in Unpublished; everyone behind Crack & Shine…
Kids of the Black Hole Joe Skilton
Kids of the Black Hole is a satisfyingly crafted photography zine by Joe Skilton who also takes photos for other publications such as Mossless Magazine, Platform Magazine and Vice UK. His photographs have got a kind of calm quietness about them, which is a great juxtaposition seeing as the people in the images have scary tattoos and messy houses.
How To Start A Feynman Natalie Kay-Thatcher
There should be more fan art in the world but not in the 1000 weird drawings of Brad Pitt sort of way. More like Nathalie’s careful and personal illustrated couple-page stories on subtle/significant moments of scientist Richard Feynman’s early life. Wonderful painted frames that pay proper homage to “a glorious discovery of a general and beautiful kind about the way life behaves.”
Crack & Shine International Fred Forsyth and Will Robson-Scott
Writing has been at the forefront of urban culture since the early 20th century, when drifters and The Situationists took to exploring the streets of the city in an aimless manner – a dérive. Today, writers have become more competitive and adventurous than ever before, and Crack and Shine explores this in its purest form. Collective profiles of writers can be seen alongside documentary photography of urban spaces, which gives the reader an overall very honest and vibrant impression of the ever-growing sub-culture.
Unpublished Andrea Mineo, Apart Collective
We are now happily, paradoxically familiar with the “best unseen photography” that fills Unpublished’s broad-sheet like pages. Lots of space and careful printing sets these photographs off to excellent effect. Favourite spreads by Chajana DenHarder (floating foot/iceberg with digits) and Michelle Kathleen Anderson (dinghy in the sky).
Pet Shots Lorenzo Mapelli, rawraw edizioni
There should also be more anonymous art collected and delivered to the masses. This zine, compiled by Lorenzo Mapelli for rawraw edizioni is a series of 50 polaroids that were found, specifically indexed, in Rome, Italy. Each image, taken around the same anonymous spot, are of the BEST LOOKING DOGS EVER. Seriously, who doesn’t love dogs? “It is not known why or for whom these photos were taken” – but we thank them for it.
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