In Print & July Background
Tell me exactly how it feels to turn the page of an issue of National Geographic. Now what about the dry leaves of a your city newspaper which make sounds reminiscent of fingers on a chalk board. Maybe kids a couple decades from now may talk about the texture of the surface of their first ipad or tablet, but for kids like me who grew up -at the end- of the analog era many different publications hold specific memories of texture, smell (old book store anyone) and character. Maybe we’re in a relatively sterile era of digital media which neglect some of the senses, but for now I am nostalgic about the little pleasures of the analog world.
This roundabout introduction brings me to one thing. Glossy colour pages, those big vibrant pearly white pages from where colour leaps off the page. Neglecting the geeky side of my brain which drifts to technical aspects of colour gamut and dynamic range, I can’t help but love to see images on a big, glossy, page of luminous beauty.
And, well, just this month I got to see two of my shots in Decline Magazine’s big, fat, glossy, sexy, colour-that-punches-you-in-the-face pages. Goodness, I love it.
The shot above is a self portrait from a great evening riding Sideshow Bob in Calgary. A sickeningly fun trail which dips bobs and curves around the chalky ridges of the river valley. Below is an image of Daniel Norton on Bear Cub in Whistler which is also July’s free wallpaper.