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Editor SARAH HILL
Editor's Note Welcome to issue four of Télégramme Magazine. Six months since the last issue and we’re moving quickly into Autumn here in the UK. It’s nice to come back and showcase more incredible artists while the days get cooler and the air starts to take your breath away. We’ve featured long time favourite Sarah McLean (who also took our cover image) wonderful illustrator Amy Walters, and the intriguing photo of Ben Jones. This issue is all about exploring cities, skylines, hidden pathways. So go forth, find something new and do a little exploring of your own. Love from
Sarah Special Thanks Jen Dary, for pushing me when I needed to be pushed. 3
Spreads 020 minutia 032 street furniture 062 leading in 074 skylines 102 group work 112 city streets
Featured Artists sarah mclean
Contributors Featured sarah mclean
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helgi páll einarsson
adele m reed
baron humbert von gikkingen
beyond borders media
f eatured photographer 7
Telegramme speaks to:
Sarah Mclean is a photographer from London, UK. When she’s not working at her 9-5 she
splits her time between photography & singing in alternative female choir, GAGGLE. What are you shooting with at the
it was partly to do with the beauty and
moment? I have a canon EOS 30 and a
function of this particular object which
Pentax super me, both 35mm, that I use
encouraged me to start to use it more than
most of the time. I recently rediscovered
the digital camera, and my interest in using
my father’s old Rollei 35 which i’d like to
film grew from there.
be able to use again, and the only digital I really enjoy using is my phone camera.
I’m partly drawn in by the fact that you have to wait for your photos to be
developed before you can see exactly what
photograph? I have a great fondness for
you’ve got. It encouraged me to learn more
the textures of walls and the arrangements
about how the camera worked - how light
of chairs - things, moments, from the
works, how film is exposed - than if I had
everyday which sometimes feel a little bit
been playing around with the settings on a
like magic. Although, I can be drawn to
digital camera. Of course, I also like the
photograph almost anything if the light
aesthetic, the smell of a new film canister,
is right - it’s about finding the things that
the grain of a particularly fast film which
make me feel things - they are what make
shows in every frame.
the best photos for me. Who are your heroes? Amongst others: Why 35mm? I’m not exactly sure - sorry!
Wolfgang Tilmans, David Lynch, Jeremy
I got into taking photos by using a compact
Deller, Jenny Holzer, Lillian Wilkie.
digital before being bought a beautiful old Exakta 35mm camera in 2004. I’m sure 9
I'm not scared of taking some awful pictures - as long as I keep doing it, it makes me happy.
What stops you taking photos? Lack of
where I took some photographs for the first
time, lack of light, lack of energy, lack of
time in months, so I’m excited to see what they
look like, and what they lead to.
What are your plans for the future? Do you
How do you balance your job, your
have any more exhibitions coming up? I’ve
not currently got anything planned: I aim to
commitments? It’s hard - I work a lot and it
find new things that move me all the time, and
makes it difficult to get out and about while the
try not to take the same pictures over and over
light is good, and I am also in a band (Gaggle)
and over and over. I just got back from a trip
which can be really time consuming.
I suppose I try to take photographs wherever
I am - I have managed to record a lot of the
adventures I’ve had with Gaggle over the years
which can be a really good way of combining my interests! It’s about taking my camera with me and trying to use it as often as possible. I’m not scared of taking some awful pictures - as long as I keep doing it, it makes me happy.
All photos © Sarah McLean
“untitled” © dave tuttle
“untitled” © toi*
“**” © eduardo alcivar
“75/365” © anni3goesclick*
“calm” © rosie kliskey
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“nyan” © ✖✖
“unknown” © eduardo alcivar
“everyday life” © lucie777*
“morning” © peter currie
“two cups of tea” © ✖✖
“untitled” © eyer*
“untitled” © sarah mclean
street fu issue
urniture “-” © julien brkmr
“untitled” © helgi páll einarsson
“untitled” © jemsimmo*
“untitled” © sarah mclean
“untitled” © oleg borodin
“.” © mboujong
“untitled” © ludwig danner
“...” © s. oertelt*
“fire escapes” © julia fredenburg
“.” © raquel simoes
“iiiiii” © gilles saulnier
“closed” © tricia v
télégramme speaks to:
Ben Jones is a 41 year old architect based in Lewes, UK. He publishes on Flickr under Ben Patio. How long have you been taking photos? juxtapositions, beauty in the mundane. I use My father was a professional photographer so
photography to hopefully learn more about
cameras have always been around. I remember
light and composition that I can use in my
endless days hanging around at my Dad’s studio
watching him work. Later he gave me various
Do your surroundings influence your work a
cast-offs to use. I guess I started using them
lot? Well yes, in the sense that I very rarely have
seriously in my teens, did a lot of film and slide
the time or inclination to plan any photoshoots,
photography at college, then lost interest a bit.
and I enjoy the serendipity of just finding stuff.
Over the last few years, with digital making it so
I just take photos wherever I am, whether
quick and inexpensive, it’s become my creative
that’s a building site as part of my work or the
release from the pressures of my job.
countryside on a day out with my family.
What kit do you use? These days, the only way
Where would you go if you could could
I have time to take any photos is by carrying a
go anywhere? I’d certainly like to do more
camera around in my pocket, so I use a Canon
travelling than I do, but I don’t really have any
Ixus. That’s it. I’m definitely looking at a
specific places in mind. America maybe, Iceland
replacement soon though, maybe a Fuji X100.
too. Anywhere rich in the things I look out for.
When I get some spare time, I’d like to start using more sophisticated cameras again.
What do you have planned for the future? I don’t have anything planned. I would like to
Are buildings your favourite things to
have more time to devote to photography but I
photograph? As an architect I have a natural
don’t want it to take over my life. It’s a hobby
fascination with buildings, but I don’t get much
for me, a relaxation, and I want it to stay that
joy out of photographing shiny new buildings.
I like accidentally sculptural things, textural
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All photos ÂŠ Ben Jones
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“untitled” © robots on film
“untitled” © kevin hsia
“bridge to coventry” © adele m reed
“path” © tortugagod* “no through traffic” © mike murray
“mlhllddrv” © baron humbert von gikkingen “beacon” © lillian wilkie
“london (2010)” © alexander williamson
“untitled” © paul
“the right track” © stiaan schoeman
“slipway i” © sofaville*
“seaford” © szopa 72
“alley” © paul pearson 73
“ny, japan” © ciro miguel
“untitled” © imogen cunliffe
“resevoir” © sarah mclean
“new york” © 2r_roger*
“hiroshima castle” © tatsunari oshima
“view from the hotel window” © adele m reed
“nueva york de teotihuacán” © ciro miguel
“bristol” © sarah
“skyline” © nick leonard
“sarajevo” © beyond borders media
“.” © lampokyin
“london skyline” © bartek odias
“img627” © rob patterson
“untitled” © 夏先生
amy wal issue
Télégramme speaks to:
Amy Walters is freelance illustrator based in London, in the UK. Both her photography and her graphic design work have simple, strong themes. Who or what inspires you? Mundane everyday
me the little spark of instant gratification as well
things inspire me to make them into art. I like
as the fun of developing the idea beyond that
surprising people by creating art from things that
are so familiar they blend into the background, like a can of drink or a mailbox, people respond
What kit do you use? Photography wise
to it because it’s so familiar, they just hadn’t
I use a Nikon DSLR, currently a D7000 and
really thought about it.
the amazing Fujifilm X100 which I adore both looking at and taking pictures with. I also use
Do you prefer to illustrate or take photos?
my iPhone as sort of a photo diary.
That’s a tough one! It’s sort of apples and I love the immediacy of digital
Illustration wise, I have an absolute cavalcade
photography, that instant gratification, the art is
of pens and pencils that I am constantly trying,
created in the blink of an eye. But I also love
but it always comes back to a very simple 0.7
taking the time to create an image from scratch,
mechanical pencil and a Pilot Fineliner. Most
that I see in my head, or seeing an idea evolve
of my work is then scanned and coloured and
into something that I hadn’t thought of through
textured in Photoshop or Illustrator.
a happy accident. I also really enjoy the happy conjoining of both mediums that I get using
What’s your favourite thing to draw? That
something like Instagram.
varies wildly. I usually get fixated on doodling the same thing over and over for months on
I’ll draw a little doodle in my sketch book and
end... bottles, glasses, smiling kids faces, bugs..
snap it on my iPhone through Instagram, when
it’s hard to pinpoint one thing!
I get a little flood of comments and likes it gives
What’s your favourite thing to photograph? I guess I covered this in the first question! What are your plans for the future? I’ve got so many plans, reams of lists of things I want to
[twitter] @amyalisha [web] http://www.amywalters.com [blog] http://amyalisha.blogspot.co.uk [email] email@example.com
create, so I’m just working my way through that. Hopefully a lot more greeting cards coming up, some more fabric design is on the cards too.
All photos & illustrations © Amy Walters
“analogic times” © evita
“untitled” © 柯心雅
“28-04-2012” © michael dietrich All the photos in this section were selected from
the Télégramme Flickr pool.
“untitled” © renato andrade
“untitled” © francisco j
“the way people just fall apart” © josh thornton
“polaroid600se_july_12” © daniel poláček
“crowsnest pass” © lillian wilkie
“dyson” © josh thornton
“A1” © philippe yong
ÂŠ philippe yong
“untitled” © sj walton
“untitled” © Barbora Mráčková
“tower of power” © josh thornton “a r e n a _ o2” © ®oland
“untitled” © alex h
“untitled” © fletcher chancey
thank you for reading.
Published on Sep 1, 2012
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