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Nigel Agar Rob Bremner Ioana Cîrlig Nayeem Jabaz Simon Kossoff Giannis Manolis Mehran Naghshbandi Carly Palmour Jake Ricker Cristina Rizzi Guelfi Rokovoy Karim Zaid Ayame


Curator/Editor/Publisher: Isa Gelb www.punkroyaltiger.tumblr.com/ www.flickr.com/photos/isagelb/ www.instagram.com/punkroyaltiger/ Cover & back cover: Nigel AgarguiĂŠ All images and text published in Underdogs are the sole property of the featured photographers. NO image can be reproduced, edited, copied or distributed without the express written permission of its legal owner. NO part of the publication may be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the publisher.

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When Isa mentioned in an online interview: “…for a couple of years now, Paris has no longer been attractive to me. Lately, most of my good images have been taken whilst travelling and just a few in my own neighborhood” [in-public link], I felt she was describing what is a common problem. A problem of what was once an exciting subject or place to us, becoming overfamiliar or jaded. I actually think it’s normal to encounter some ups and downs in our relationships with our subject matter. Some photographers may be able to re-invigorate their work by travelling to fresh places, feasting their gaze on new situations. Often different countries or cultures can provide an alternative universe of imagery, at once familiar but different. But how long does the excitement that these new visual possibilities provide, last? Maybe some photographers are more comfortable near their home. They discover that by travelling they may have lost their visual roots and they produce their best work when they are around friends and their familiar visual motifs. There are plenty of online articles on how to deal with the problem of stagnation. They usually provide the guidance to change something: your environment, your camera, your approach, your trousers etc... Maybe something changes within the photographer, their health may change, or they may fall in or out of love. It seems any change has the potential to alter our outlook, to refresh our minds and the way we see the world around us. Maybe it’s important to just be open to new ways of looking at familiar subjects, and to be receptive to new ideas which may offer us the chance to evolve our imagery. Something that is often advised is to search out new photographers and find inspiration in their work, or maybe to revisit old “friends”. I am sure this can work but I feel we have to be careful not to become slaves to our influences. Perhaps we can find ways of seeing the world that we can identify with, from artists in other fields, so we may be able to translate our excitement of recognizing a shared sensibility into situations we encounter without the danger of imitation. I am certainly not suggesting any golden solutions to an age old problem but simply hope it may trigger some thoughtful recognition. One thing is for sure we have to remain true to our own view of the world wherever we may look.

Andy Pye https://www.flickr.com/photos/-klik-/

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NIGEL AGAR

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NIGEL AGAR

Brandon, Manitoba / Canada

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HIS CAMERA Fujifilm X-T2 with a 23mm f/2.0 lens 7


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ROB BREMNER

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ROB BREMNER Liverpool / England

HIS CAMERAS Bronica and Olympus OM1 12


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IOANA CÃŽRLIG

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IOANA CÃŽRLIG Petrila / Romania

HER CAMERAS Mamiya 6 and Mamiya7

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NAYEEM JABAZ

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NAYEEM JABAZ

Chittagong / Bangladesh

HIS CAMERAS Canon EOS 4000 D and Canon 1300D

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SIMON KOSSOFF 29


SIMON KOSSOFF

Lenexa, Kansas / USA

HIS CAMERA Nikon D7000

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GIANNIS MANOLIS

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GIANNIS MANOLIS Thessaloniki / Greece

HIS CAMERA Toyo 45A

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MEHRAN NAGHSHBANDI

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MEHRAN NAGHSHBANDI Brussels / Belgium

HIS CAMERAS Nikon D90, Nikon D810 and Canon 7D 43


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CARLY PALMOUR

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CARLY PALMOUR

Los Angeles, California / USA

HER CAMERAS Canon T50, Olympus Stylus Epic and Olympus XA

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JAKE RICKER

San Francisco, California / USA

HIS CAMERAS Leica M7

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CRISTINA RIZZI GUELFI

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CRISTINA RIZZI GUELFI Sardinia / Italy

HER CAMERAS Canon 3100D and Praktika MTL 5B

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Amanda M. Jansson And Volk Kinetshniy Berlin / Germany

THEIR CAMERAS Mamiya RZ67 Pro II, Mamiya 645 Pro TL, Zenith ET, Olympus Mju II and Lomo’Instant

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KARIM ZAID AYAME

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KARIM ZAID AYAME La Rojia / Argentina

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THANKS TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS

NIGEL AGAR

Brandon, Manitoba / Canada

https://www.nigelagar.com/ https://www.instagram.com/nigel_agar/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/nigelagar/

ROB BREMNER

Liverpool / United Kingdom

https://www.instagram.com/robbremner4/

IOANA CÃŽRLIG Petrila / Romania

https://www.ioanacirlig.ro/ https://www.instagram.com/ioana.cirlig/

NAYEEM JABAZ Chittagong / Bangladesh

https://www.eyeem.com/u/jabaznayeem https://www.instagram.com/jabaznayeem/

SIMON KOSSOFF Lenexa, Kansas / USA

http://www.burnmyeye.org/simon-kossoff/ https://www.instagram.com/skossoff/ https://www.flickr.com/people/simonpaulkossoff/

GIANNIS MANOLIS Thessaloniki / Greece

https://www.giannismanolis.com/ https://www.instagram.com/giannis__manolis/

MEHRAN NAGHSHBANDI Brussels / Belgium

https://theeraserr.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theeraserr/

CARLY PALMOUR

Los Angeles, California / USA http://www.carlypalmour.com/ https://www.instagram.com/smellslikefilm/

JAKE RICKER

San Francisco, California / USA

http://jakericker.com/ https://www.instagram.com/jake_ricker/

CRISTINA RIZZI GUELFI Sardinia / Italy

http://cristinarizziguelfi.tumblr.com/ https://www.instagram.com/cristinarizziguelfi/

ROKOVOY

Berlin / Germany https://www.studio-rokovoy.com/ https://www.instagram.com/littlesuicidecandy/

KARIM ZAID AYAME La Rojia / Argentina

https://www.flickr.com/photos/karim_ayame/ http://karimayame.tumblr.com/

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Underdogs Issue 17  

Underdogs is a magazine about contemporary photography. Featuring: Nigel Agar, Rob Bremner, Ioana Cîrlig, Nayeem Jabaz, Simon Kossoff, Giann...

Underdogs Issue 17  

Underdogs is a magazine about contemporary photography. Featuring: Nigel Agar, Rob Bremner, Ioana Cîrlig, Nayeem Jabaz, Simon Kossoff, Giann...

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