Sometimes, to know what touches you, it takes reaching out further than you may usually go.

One of the strong forces at Paris-Photo were the classic and historical images available. Of course there was au courant photography from the relatively new artists.

And some of it was REALLY big.( just noting continuing trends )

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Like this piece from Giacomo Costa, represented by Galerie Clairefontaine.
You have to check out the rest of the work on-line.

There were some smaller photographs too, in the form of publications.

Well represented at the fair were some excellent photography magazines.
Not the ones where you see camera reviews, ads from B&H, and tips on using a flash-on-camera. You still want/need those.

These publications were strictly celebrating the images. And presenting some of the freshest and strongest new photography currently being seen.
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© David Field

One of the stand outs was the quarterly publication Eyemazing.
An oversized magazine published in Amsterdam, they have a direct mission statement, and from what we saw in previous issues and on the web, they have stayed true to their goals.

From their site:
EYEMAZING has a core target of creatives between 18 and 45, who wants to be inspired, surprised and touched by a worldwide selection of images. EYEMAZING readers are people working with or interested in photography, advertising, fashion, styling, graphic design or architecture. This “niche” group is selective, aspirational and very critical. EYEMAZING is a reference for international creative photography.”

The image above is by twenty-three-year-old artist David Field.

“His most recent series had its genesis in a conversation with makeup artist Sonja, who had come to him proposing collaboration on a sexually charged project involving mannequins. “I’d never really done something like that before,” recounts the photographer. “At the time, I’d been single forever, and had just started dating this new girl, so it was something that was really relevant to me.”

The resulting work, he concludes, is “basically my interpretation of sensuality on a spiritual, cerebral level.”

The quotes above are from the on-line version of the mag.Of course you can read it and see the images there, but not all of them and not the quality, or near the quality, that they were meant to be viewed.

Sure, 4 issues a year cost approx $230 USD. Gulp. If you live in Europe, you can get closer to the $30 an issue price. Worth your time. And perhaps gifting to someone.

There were a ton of other pubs there: Zoom, Photo, Foam, Blind Spot,Le Book, and Aperture to call out a just a few , and a cool new website for gallery listings, Photography Now.

Try an issue of these mags or check out their websites to see if they are showing you what you want to see. Or maybe showing you what you haven’t seen.

Kind of the point of all of these mags.

You may not get to the galleries showing this new work. Or it may not be showing much. But you should seek it out.
By seeing things that may out of your general scope of life, you can learn so much about the world.

That’s how we grow.

Cheers!
Damon Webster

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