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ON LYCH ILD 2020 / Special Edition: Analog Nº1

Turquoise Life by Mateusz Żurowski


ARTISTS FEATURED Christoph Zoubek Daniel Nyul Eleonora Vergnano Gabriel Fernandes Venske Jesus Angulo Johnnie Yu Kelly Rosa Liv Ford Mateusz Żurowski Oleksii Roshka Quill Martin


Front Cover: Photography // Mateusz Ĺťurowski


ONLYCHILD 2020 / Special Edition: Analog Nยบ1 Editor-In-Chief ~ Johnnie Yu

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Artist // Kelly Rosa


This issue is dedicated to the Reddit Analog (/r/analog) community, for it was where I found the inspiration and motivation to continue photography during some of the darkest times. I’m sure it will continue to serve that purpose for many photographers to come. I truly hope that the art of analog photography stays, and I thank you all - professionals, hobbyists, newcomers, or even just the occassional wondering guests of this magazine

and the analog subreddit - for doing your part in keeping film alive. As you all may know, Reddit isn’t the easiest crowd to pitch a project to. We remain skeptical in protection of the community we hold dear to ourselves. With that said, you all have entrusted me with your precious artworks in faith that something good will come of it. I hope I did you proud, and that this issue speaks for itself.

JOHNNIE RUNZHONG YU Editor In Chief


Photography // Daniel Nyul


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ANALOG


Lost and Found Archives by Johnnie Yu

Just Driftin’

by Mateusz Żurowski

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Turquoise Life

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Carefree

Blank Imagery

Color Portraits

Beauty in Every Direction

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by Mateusz Żurowski by Josh Rhodes by Jesus Angulo by Oleksii Roshka by Quill Martin

A Selection of Analog Works 80

by Gabriel Fernandes Venske

Shape of Water

Camille

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by Elenora Vergnano by Christophe Zoubek

February

See You in London

Morning Stretch

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by Daniel Nyul by Kelly Rosa by Liv Ford

Thank you all for your trust. Here’s to an ever growing community and the future of analog.


LOST AND FOUND ARCHIVES Essay and Scans: JOHNNIE YU @johnnie.yu


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or a long time, I’ve been collecting and preserving other peoples’ old photographs from my travels. I created a project called the “Lost & Found,” composed of these photos I’ve managed to salvage from vintage shops, flea markets, garage sales, Ebay, and beyond. Gradually, I’ve begun to observe an interesting pattern with the relationship between what I call the “third-person” spectator and the photographs that give these forgotten moments a second life. For the casual photographer, every shot taken serves as a vehicle for memory recall or preservation. Those with a more direct connection with the photo, or have experienced the moment “first person,” would refer to it as “I” or “we” did such and such. These people would feel most vividly for the photograph. An example of this would be personal milestones, like college graduation, or core childhood memories, where tens if not hundreds of intersecting storylines overlap to lead to that moment. These “first person” participants would probably understand all the underlying contexts and backstories surrounding the photo that gives it all the more value. Then, there are “second person” participants who perhaps were shown the photo and know the subjects. These spectators would

likely be comfortably referred to as “you” in conversation, a direct address. To continue on with the previous analogy, a friend may come over one day and see the same old childhood photos. Through piecing together clues and available knowledge of the subjects, “second person” participants could perhaps partially reconstruct the backstories. They could empathize with your emotions, but not fully understand the value to you personally. An interesting thing happens when a “third person” participant comes across a private set of photos not meant for them. In the modern day, this could happen when you simply stumble across a stranger’s photos on Facebook when they have their privacy settings wrong, or something along the lines of that. But the truth is, especially in the older days, you never really get to see photos which are unintended for you to see, as they don’t tend to circulate the way texts do. But in the rare event that you do, you have no backstory, you understand no context, and all you’re left with is an odd sense of intrusion or voyeurism. As if you’ve peeked through someone’s blinds, or stepped into someone’s backyard. But what are memories when no one remembers them and what value can they still have? Everyone will have a different answer

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to this question. Likely, some will even disagree with what I do on a moral or ethical level. But in essence, I think that the value lies in the fact that this is an immortalization of a moment in time that can no longer be returned to. Perhaps it embodies and showcases an era in history. Perhaps it serves as a more private view into a historical period that we traditionally only see from a macro scale. The mid-1960s to 1970s is the “Cultural Revolution” in China, you might learn in history class, under the broader context of the rise of Communism or authoritarian regimes. But how does a day in the life of a citizen look like during that decade? Photographs help us reconstruct that

image. When the image becomes discarded and you stumble across it, you have a chance to give it a second life. Make it go from something that has 0 utility to perhaps 1 utility, no matter what that purpose may be. What you do doesn’t have to tell the entire truth behind the image. Use it to “wow” someone or make someone’s day. You get to play detective. It’s a lot like salvaging old electronics for spare parts - figuring out which parts still work, looking at it as pieces instead of as a whole. And once you extract the spare parts, you might use your own creative license to modify it. It might no longer be the same tool or device, but you

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managed to reuse a little piece of it, and I think that’s where the value is. Once again translating the analogy over to found-photos, the process is very much the same. You begin by looking for any indicators that hints at place and time. These are the most accurate information you’ll find about the photo. Usu-

ally for slide films, they’re stamped along the frame. Perhaps there is an address for which photo shop it was developed at, and it’s safe to assume that they were located nearby as people do not tend to go too far away for these services. Sometimes people write along the back - cryptically, for the “third person” spectator. I’ve found a slide once, of a couple

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kissing, that just said “BIGFOOT L49,” or “KAREN 60.” What do those mean? Then, you would dive into the photos itself and look for any sorts of visual clues to see what kind of a story they could be telling. I always enjoy portraits more than landscapes, because landscapes are always just landscapes. Likely, you can find a similar but better picture online, and if you really want to, you can visit the same location and take the same photo again. Photos of people are far more interesting. The fascinating relationship between the subject and the camera is that you, the viewer, automatically take on the position of the cameraman. If the viewer is intimate with the cameraman, that likely translates across to a feeling of intimacy with the subject when you view the image. You might make a note of what kind of situation the “first persons” were under that led

to the photograph being taken. Was it a sad farewell? Or a celebration? Or were they a couple at their happiest point on a date? And this final step here is where I have the most fun. I take the liberty to tell my own story, the way I was taught essay writing in elementary school, which is putting to words a series of images. This is perhaps the most controversial step in my entire process, because just the thought of mis-remembering an important moment is criminal to some people. How dare I casually write stories about people for fun? Well, my answer is that I might not be right, but I might also not be wrong. I make speculations based on the small amounts of objective truths that I can gather, the same way I might speculate when someone is happy, or having a bad day, when I see a face on the streets.

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I suppose the hope is that by repurposing private moments for public viewing, I create a new spectacle for these forgotten memories which could lead them to living a second life.

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JUST DRIFTIN’

Photographer: MATEUSZ ŻUROWSKI @rabbitsanalogue | Female Model: MARTA MAJCHROWSKA @marta.majchrowska

Wardrobe: SELF-STYLED


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TURQUOISE LIFE

Photographer: MATEUSZ ŻUROWSKI @rabbitsanalogue | Female Model: MARTA MAJCHROWSKA @marta.majchrowska | Male Model: JAKUB SZLACHETKA @jakub_szlachetka

Wardrobe: SELF-STYLED


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CAREFREE

Photographer: JOSH RHODES @fuzzyaxolotl | Models: AMARA @amarajohnson & ARIZONA SKY @arizonasky_ & BRITTANY @brittanyhoffner & BROOKE LORRAINE @neverhadacare & GRACE @gracemmerlin & KATHRYN @kathryniacometti & LAUREN @lolotheblondie & @rayvictoria & REECE @reece_ leonard & VERONICA SOL @vrnsol

Wardrobe: SELF-STYLED


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BLANK

IMAGERY

Photographer: JESUS ANGULO @blank_imagery


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COLOR PORTRAITS

Photographer: OLEKSII ROSHKA @roshka.photography | Female Model: DASHA VOROBIIENKO @dashavorobiienko & DI & LIUBOV TYSHCHENKO @liubov_tyshchenko_ & VLADA DZHANDA @dzzvlada

Wardrobe: SELF-STYLED


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BEAUTY IN EVERY DIRECTION

Photographer: QUILL MARTIN @quill____


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A SELECTION OF ANALOG WORKS

Photographer: GABRIEL FERNANDES VENSKE @gabrielvenske | Models: GABRIELA CORASSA @gabiaaventureira & IRINEU FILHO @irineuskt_ & JULIA FERNANDES @fffjulia & JUNE SKÁLLETY @juneskalletty & MURILO CASSIEL @solucoft & RAFAELA BERNARDES @rafa8bernardes & XINN @xinnbeats

Wardrobe: SELF-STYLED


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SHAPE OF WATER

Photographer: ELEONORA VERGNANO @eleonoravergnano. ph | Female Model: ASYA MIRONAVA @asyaanastasia | Model Management: WONDERWALL MANAGEMENT @ww_mgmt | Makeup Artist: GLORIA CORRADINO @gloriacorradino

Wardrobe: SELF-STYLED


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CAMILLE

Photographer: CHRISTOPH ZOUBEK @christophzoubek | Female Model: CAMILLE KUGLER

Wardrobe: SELF-STYLED


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F E B RUA RY

Photographer: DANIEL NYUL @daniel_nyul

Wardrobe: SELF-STYLED


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SEE YOU IN LONDON

Photographer: KELLY ROSA @kellycatches | Stylist: SAIDA FAKIR @thatsosaida | Female Model: GABRIELA MARIA ALEKSANDROWICZ @g.abriela.a | Makeup Artist: LARISA MOLDOVAN @larisa.mua

Wardrobe: H&M & ZARA


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MORNING

STRETCH

Photographer: LIV FORD @livford.photo | Male Model: JULIAN RIGSBY @jooleyun

Wardrobe: N/A


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