Jul 18, 2014

Northwestern wild by Paula Prats

In trip to Canada, in a small island near Vancouver, Paula Prats begins a visual narrative story in a subjective way, shooting all the incidents that happen around focusing on elements that make the place unique.

Sunbeams through the trees, wooden shelters, the shore and sometimes, the disturbing presence of somebody hiding his face are an example of this enigmatic story Paula tries to show.

Northwestern wild is the name of this first photozine we published from Paula Prats, a young valencian highly motivated photographer with a solid experience and several collective and individual exhibitions throughout the world. You can use our online shop here to buy one, or check our usual bookstores.

With the first 50 photozines, we include a free mini booklet printed by Do The Print, a nice risography studio in Barcelona who rightly suggested that flower seeds paper to print the booklet. Hurry, after the presentation of the photozine in the Gutter Fest, we only have a few!

Jul 11, 2014

Lumix 2014: festival für jungen fotojournalismus

For the fourth time, the world's best up-and-coming photographers were in Hannover, on the Lumix young photojournalism fair showing their best stuff to all the visitors: students, interested people, amateur and professional photographers.

Photo by Philipp Jeske

Assembling the expos in pavilions / Photo: China Hopson

From 18 to 22 June 2014, the newly founded Association for the Promotion of Photography in Hannover, along with Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts and with the support of the Freelens photographers association, transformed the former Expo2000 grounds into a huge photography show with 60 previously selected reportages.

DJU stand / Photo: ifranz flickr

Outdoor expo / Photo: Agata Szymanska-Medina

The list of the high-ranking awards which have been won by many of this year's Lumix participants is long: Picture of the Year, Unicef Photo of the Year and the Sony World Photography Award. Ten of the participants have already won the World Press Photo Award, the Oscar of the photography industry, including (among others) Julius Schrank (Kollektiv25), a photography student at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, who won first prize in the category 'Daily Life' in 2014. (Let's be clear, la crème-de-la-crème of photojournalism).

Entrance / Photo: Tetenal

Technical showroom / Photo: Ekaterina Solovieva

Parallel to the festival, there was a Technical showroom on the atrium of the Design Center, this space included 30 exhibitors of the Photography industry and some photobook publishers. In here, we were happy to see Ekaterina’s photobook “Pilgrimage” (ПАЛОМНИКИ). You can still orther the few photozines we have on Bad Weather Press online shop!

Pilgrimage photozine and silvergelatine prints / Photo: Ekaterina Solovieva

Pilgrimage photozine by Ekaterina Solovieva

Jul 9, 2014

Carlos Cancela interview on We Are Drifters.

Long-time We Are Drifters contributor and collaborator Carlos Cancela Pinto is back with a new publication, his fifth. Bright On 30 is filled with photos of lazy tourists spending endless summer  days on Brighton’s pier. The beautiful landscape format and gorgeous paper make this book a real treat.

How did the idea behind the series develop?

There was no plan or idea. Last year, in July, I went to Brighton, and because it was my first time I wanted to visit the famous pier. When I arrived to the pier, I was fascinated with the amount of people just having fun in one the hottest day in UK (the temperature was around 30°C). I was lucky with the light and just started shooting all the things that were happening around me: interesting landscapes and people with lots of different sounds, colours and smells. The whole set was shot in one single roll – I was indeed very lucky.

Did it start out as a book concept or did it become that later on?

I thought the whole set was coherent so it was easy to imagine it as a book. I contacted my good friends at Bad Weather Press (who I published Natureza, Luz, Homem) and they were interested...

(You can continue the interview, by Elisa, here)