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ISSUE 1 / AUGUST 28 / 2011


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CONTENTS PAGE 01/ SNAPSHOTS [ Point & Shoot From The Hipster ] /PAGE 02 - 03/ REDLIGHT [ Roadrage, Nostalgia & Carnival vibes ] /PAGE 04 - 05/ CLAIRE BELLIA [ Feminine & Feminist Art. /PAGE 06/ SEE NO EVIL [ Bristolian Street Art ]

THE COVER:

The Don’t Panic Magazine’s cover is its most unique feature, providing a link out to the Don’t Panic website, where free, exclusive art & music content are available for download. This week, Desktop baclgrounds from Leeds artists, Claire Bellia & JAYPEE are up for a limited time - get them while you can! IMAGE ABOVE - DONT PANIC POSTER ARTIST: AMY HARRIS - “SAFE”


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DP MAGAZINE | 01

Grainy, light burnt, over saturated and nostalgia inducing photos are just about everywhere these days, from album covers to advertisements and websites like facebook and flickr. Capturing these images is easy enough but getting the right effect for your photo takes a fair amount of camera know-how. Firstly, if you’re looking for authentic results you need to shoot film, a concept that for some may seem archaic. Shooting film often allows the picture to take on more character, from different types of film offering different results to flaws within the camera itself that personalizes your work when printed. Of course there is also the all but forgotten anticipation while waiting on the development of a great roll of film and the permanence of the results once developed that make this style of photography a little more exciting for some. Though thoroughbred photographers might shake their heads at this, there is no doubt a proper time and place for this type of point and shoot photography, and getting the right gear is half the battle.

Here is a list of 3 respectable, so called “hipster” cameras. 1. Yashica t4 The T4, arguably the ultimate hipster camera, was made famous by Terry Richardson. Though difficult to find, the Japanese made T4 is a point and shoot gem that has no doubt earned its place in the photography hall of fame for its zeiss lens as well as a waist level viewfinder found on the T4 Super models. 2. Olympus Stylus This is a very dependable little camera, it takes great pictures and is much easier to find than the T4. It snaps a quick photo and is also known for its reliable lens. 3. Yashica electro 35 The Electro 35 was a favourite in the 1960’sand 70’s; despite being labelled a consumer camera it also has some excellent features for serious photographers.

ARTICLE / JEFF MACKEY


REDLIGHT:

ROADRAGE, NOSTALGIA & CARNIVAL VIBES

“Im supposed to be on at Nass in 50 mins but the traffic is terrible!” laughed Redlight as we exchanged pleasantries. Don’t Panic got to know the DJ/producer as he and his friends sat stuck in traffic on the motorway. “Ah I shouldn’t have played it, I popped my cherry too soon!” exclaimed the Bristol producer upon hearing about his new but unfinished track with Skream; it had been ripped off his radio show last night and embedded onto Facebook by his coproducer. Redlight commented on the track which will later feature vocals by Takura: “Yeah it’s not finished, I’d rather not talk about that tune yet”. Due to the varied styles of the music, it’s difficult to label Redlight with a single genre. His current releases have a carnival, lively element to them however he said: “My remix of Cee Lo Green’s song I want you is slower and has a more mature techno club edge. A lot of summer vibes go into my music which is good for all the festivals, there’s also a US hip hop element as well and some tunes even have bit of drum and bass in there.”

Tracks by Redlight such as Stupid and MDMA were played heavily at festivals last summer by DJs of many different genres. Redlight commented on his relief that British electronic music was starting to diversify more: “I think it’s great that British electronic music is starting to diversify a bit more.

“How many f***ing tunes just go ‘boom-tsch, wobble wobble wobble ” The traffic-bound DJ expressed his feelings towards the ‘bro-step’ movement: “There’s some really great Dubstep out there but it’s like any scene, it gets saturated and commercial and you have to sift through the ‘angry teenager’ sh*t to get to the good tunes So many people who have just jumped on the bandwagon make these tunes which are f***ing terrible. I wouldn’t want to listen to it in a million years time and if I hear it in a club I’m walking straight out.


DP MAGAZINE | 03

Despite having a summer schedule consisting of getting stuck in traffic for many big name festivals such as Nass, Glastonbury, Global Gathering and many more festivals, Redlight also finds time for radio. He describes his background and enthusiasm for broadcasting: “I’ve always been involved in radio; I started out doing a radio show in Bristol called Passion FM, then a few shows on BBC 1xtra. I’m on Rinse FM now which is perfect for me; I love the BBC but I like playing my own music and you can only play a certain amount of your own music on their shows. ”

As he quietly cursed the state of the road congestion, Redlight explained his fondness for his current radio employer: “I love Rinse because it’s really eclectic; it really reminds me of Music House which was an old dub cutting shop. They used to cut producers’ music in to dubs on Holloway Road, in Tottenham. You’d walk in there and you’d see loads of DJs and producers waiting to get their plates cut. Rinse is like that; there’s so much underground music which you’d never get to hear anywhere else.

ARTICLE / ASH BALU IMAGE / REDLIGHT

REDLIGHT / RINSEFM [ Thursdays 11pm - 1am.] http://soundcloud.com/redlight-uk


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DP MAGAZINE | 05

Claire Bellia FEMININE AND FEMINIST ART BY CLAIRE BELLIA.

Having always been fascinated by the idea of the Barbie doll being such a popular icon amongst young girls and the power it holds over young and older women’s perceptions of correct body image, Leeds College of Art student Claire Bellia was inspired to do a project on femininity. Being a student at LCA, Claire is familiar with the competitive mentality that many women have. “There will always be competition within women” she said, “to some extent beauty is important, allowing for sexual attractiveness, which then leads to reproduction within humans. But in reality it appears more damaging than anything”.s tincidunt eget sit amet justo. This project was self-initiated by Claire due to its personal nature. She said: “It’s around me everyday and is also a part of me. I worry about what I look like, and the majority of women around me feel the same. I feel that women need to be far more aware of how images and judgements they face, in turn, affect them, both consciously and sub- consciously”.

ARTICLE / ASH BALU IMAGE / CLAIRE BELLIA

Claire annotated that women work their lives around a driving ambition to be attractive to the opposite sex and for acceptance in society. She said: “I feel that many of a woman’s problems do actually stem from this idea of image. From the jobs they may want, to culture, sex, religion and food. What’s more, is that it’s around us all the time, influencing us and oppressing women” The fact that this issue sometimes goes unnoticed inspired Claire to take action. Claire put a survey to 50 women between the ages of 18 – 25 and found that the majority of these women thought about the way they looked more than other successes in their lives. She said “Eating disorders, and cosmetic surgery are ever on the increase and ultimately the result of women being aware of body ideals now sentences them to either resolution. It dominates many women’s lives”. Claire feels that female self conciousness is a bigger issue than people perceive it to be. “A lot of bad feelings within femininity are all triggered from this ideal body image and want for acceptance within society. Women feel pressures to look ‘good’, because of other women, but more widely through the ‘beautiful people’ which dominate the media”. WEBSITE: http://www.clairebellia.co.uk


DP MAGAZINE | 06

One of Bristol’s most drab city-centre streets is about to get a makeover like no other! Bristolian street artist, Inkie, speaks on what promises to be one of the most ambitious street art projects in Europe, transforming Bristol City Centre’s Nelson Street into one of the world’s largest street art exhibitions. On 14th August 2011, a group of artists from across the world will be collaborating on a huge event that will transform a current eyesore in the city centre into a tribute to Bristol’s street art culture that will both attract international recognition and tourism. As Inkie explains: “We have spent nearly 12 months negotiating and planning this major project, which will be the jewel in the crown of the city’s already buzzing art scene. We have invited some of the world’s most talented graffiti artists to bring their skills to city, and we have a number of returning Bristolians’ to head up proceedings.”

The artists will spend a full week on their murals covering the ten participating buildings on the street, concluding on the 20th August with the entire street being closed for a party to celebrate Bristol’s iconic street art and cultural status with various musical acts, animations and workshops. Although the organisers of “See No Evil” are keeping the majority of the artists under their hats, some have emerged to confirm their involvement in the project; From the US, New York veterans, Tats Cru and LA based photorealist designer El Mac are among those few announced, as well as local Bristol artists Mr Jago and Amsterdam based artist, Shoe. There are no comments as to whether or not Bristol born Banksy is to make an appearance.

ARTICLE / TOM M. ANDERSON PHOTOGRAPH / COLOURYUM


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