marinoXayaka is an editorial by photographer Shuji Kobayashi exploring and capturing the intimate relationship that is had between the photographer and model. It’s an editorial that uses natural light to add an extra layer and texture to each image. Making the audience feel like voyeurs, catching glimpses of a singular moment without fully seeing the whole scene, the light and reflections obscuring your view.. which keeps driving you onwards hoping to build a complete picture in your mind.
We are beyond stoked to announce The Quarterly is featured in British Journal of Photography’s December issue which looks at “cool & noteworthy” people and projects from the past year.
Established in 1854, British Journal of Photography is the world’s longest-running photography magazine. Their December issue — which went on sale today — is an annual review of the people and projects that inspired them in 2013.
She Gods is the kind of creative piece that makes you stop, drop your jaw in awe and weep in terror at the epicness of it all. Karen McDougall and co have thrown down the gauntlet with an inspired project celebrating the She Gods of old.. one that’ll make you bow down and beg for more..
We’re curious like a retarded cat on high off licking battery acid.. We get distracted by mundane and perverse. It hasn’t killed us yet and nor has it allowed us to reach any kind of conclusion of anything of worth at all. This is probably also one of the worst introductions to a blog post of a photographer’s work we’ve ever done as well.. but fuck it.. we’re used to winging it, gurning and looking moronic in the process and since we have not done this for while.. we thought there’s no better time to start it like the present! This post is about trying something new.. asking a photographer to share something about one of their images from their body of work.
Jade Danielle Smith is a photographer who likes to do shit candidly, shooting raw, naturally lit portraits on a 35mm, her words not ours as i’ve got no idea what it means. Jade is a photographer who wants to “Strip it all back and capture the truth, the raw… the natural” we asked jade to tell us more about one of our favourite images of hers from her portfolio:
‘Jennie, (Lanzarote) 2011.’ was shot on a simple Canon AE-1 program with a 28mm lens and Kodak Colour Plus I brought from Poundland. When I did shoot this I wasn’t looking at anything particular I just remembered once being told ‘to always consider different angles’ and that ‘a photograph is only as interesting as what you put in front of it’. So here I was looking towards the floor and noticed how interesting the colours were with her shorts and how the tennis racket seemed to perfectly match with her bracelets on her wrist, it was as if the entire frame was meant to be placed together and the photograph was the last missing jigsaw piece of the puzzle.
International Culture Club by the infamous wierdo that is Big Bad Llama is a shoot that’s filled to the brim with life, colour and friendships. Set against the backdrop of a shitty fun fair on the Irish coast, it’s loud, brash, vibrant and a shit load of fun.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly is a photographer who’s been on our radar for a while now.. Her shit is sassy, always filled with raw sexual energy, the kind that leaves you feeling solid or a little bit damp. So when she dropped “Laurel Leaves” in to our laps, we were going to sit up and take notice.