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Editor's Note Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of Télégramme magazine. It’s been a long, cold, wet winter but we’re finally on the other side. Rejoice! Blossom season is here, briefly, and as always I am reminded of the throwaway beauty in the mundane, the everyday, the unremarked upon. Here’s to the hidden, the plain and the minutia. Time to bring it out into the light. Love Sarah

Special Thanks

To Amy M , for her strength, wit and killer conversational skills.

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Contents

Spreads 022 the birds & the bees 048 choose joy 080 minutia 108 group work

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Featured Artists anna wilton

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alistair watkins-stuart

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marina oprea

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dianne tanner

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luiza potiens

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Contributors Featured

alistair watkins-stuart anna wilton dianne tanner luiza potiens marina oprea

Photographers <<1977>>*

dmitri k.

patty lagera

aj

eduardo alcivar

philbuendia

amber marlow

frank machalowski

angella d’avignon

green kozi*

posidonia...*

anna hollow

henrik hansen

raymond m

camil tulcan

joel brenden

sanja prodan

catalina matei

josé henson

sarah joy

chiara cremaschi

josé manuel rios valiente

sarita lolita

chihhsien chen

karly murphy

seyrana

cristiana gasparotto

koichi muramatsu

stephan van es

danielle hughson

lucija f.

t. volk*

deborah candeub

ludwig danner

tania tataata

deborah cardinal

luiza potiens

tess smith-roberts

devina ramadiwinata

marina goulart

three thoughts*

diana iorgulescu

mélissa juan

yuko kiyonaga

dina noya

mizrak*

rafaelle berthault

*denotes flickr username

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Télégramme speaks to: anna Anna Wilton is a 31 year old photographer & production secretary, currently living in London. What do you shoot with? I always shoot using analogue film. I have quite a collection of cameras now but my favourites are my Zenit, Diana and Holga. I also love using Polaroid cameras, when I can afford to buy the film.

What’s your favourite thing to take photos of? The beaches, cliff tops, woods, old mines, and in particular the ancient Celtic spots that are scattered around the region, it all makes for great subject matter.

How long have you been taking photographs? I’ve loved photography from an early age, but it wasn’t until I discovered Lomography about 8 years ago that I took it up in a big way.

I often go on road trips and have found some amazing quoits and old sacred spots. I also loved my time out in South-East Asia a couple of years ago. Some of my personal favourite photographs were taken on my travels there.

What inspires you the most? My inspiration is actually a place. Being raised in Cornwall with its dramatic seascapes and landscapes has made photography pretty effortless for me. The Cornish weather can be pretty dramatic too, as well as the light. I love the gloomy clouds and blue grey skies in winter, and the long shadows in summer. Living in London now, I find it hard to achieve the same level of inspiration, which is why I take a bag full of cameras and film with me whenever I head back down. If you couldn’t take photos, what would you do instead? I can’t imagine not having a camera strapped around my neck, or on the backseat of my car, but my other loves include writing. It is a great hobby as it’s infinitely cheaper.

What motivates you? There is something about using film that is so special. It’s the unknown that motivates me, not knowing exactly what is on the reel once you press the trigger. Has it turned out the way I expected? Has it come out at all? It’s nice not seeing the image straight away like with digital cameras, it’s an image that can’t be quickly deleted because it didn’t look right. I like that analogue photography isn’t perfect compared to those enhanced through Photoshop. Another motivation is the excitement factor, of handing over my rolls of film to the lab and holding onto that little slip of paper until they are ready to be collected. You will often find me outside the shop hastily looking through the finished prints, I just can’t wait to look inside. 9


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What is it that you enjoy about photography? I love that I can play around with my plastic cameras. I am partial to taking double exposures. I can overlap an image with another and create a different world within it.

What are your plans for the future? I would like to try my hand at portraiture, which is something I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t done before.

As well as this I am planning on learning more about platinum printing. I inherited a Fredrick Clouds hovering within a forest, or several suns Hollyer print last year, and after researching hanging in the sky. I love using expired film the his work I am now determined to give this old most as you never know how anything will turn process a go. out. [flickr] flickr.com/lunlor 10


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“stealing from big bro!” © stephan van es

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“is aircon on in a room?” © koichi muramatsu

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“1339” © frank machalowski

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“untitled” © deborah cardinal

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“untitled” © anna hollow

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“bees” © diana iorgulescu

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“r1-14a” © rand renfrow

“bees” © diana iorgulescu

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“untitled” © chiara cremaschi

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“untitled” © tania tataata

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“owl” © devina ramadiwinata

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“sea wolf” © t. volk

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“animal parade: part two” ©

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Télégramme speaks to: alistair Alistair is a 31 year old illustrator based in Cardiff, Wales. How long have you been an illustrator? I’ve been a jobbing illustrator for about 4 years but I suppose you could say I was an amateur illustrator for a long time before that - probably from the age of 10.

What inspires you? I’m very much inspired by old movies, in particular Film Noir and Hitchcock; there’s something so fascinating about the decadence of vintage glamour.

I used to write short stories (badly) and illustrate them, usually with animals. I was reading a lot of Robin Jarvis at the time and became obsessed with his dark and fantastical illustrations of mice, rats, squirrels and other ‘vermin’.

I also consider illustrators and animators such as Arthur Ferrier, the Grahame Johnstone sisters, Don Bluth and Georges Remi to be huge inspirations, all of them having influenced my style in some way.

What’s your favourite thing to draw? Slightly risqué or sardonic images featuring formidable, voluptuous women. A lot of my work has a cartoonish element and although I would love to work on some darker material in the future, illustrations with a sense of comicality are always fun to design.

Some friends and I recently went to a Gustav Dore exhibit and his illustrations are magnificent. There was pretty much nothing he couldn’t execute, artistically speaking. To see such an expansive and varied catalogue of work was greatly inspiring. I only hope I can emulate a fraction of his success.

If you couldn’t draw pictures, what would you do instead? Other than illustrating I always wanted to write. I actually composed a couple of very verbose novels in my teenage years, which thankfully have never seen the light of day.

What is it that you enjoy about illustration? Illustration acts to feed my creative appetite. Being able to manifest images from my imagination or an intangible idea is priceless. I’ve also had the opportunity to work alongside some very interesting people with great ideas that need me to bring them to fruition.

I stopped writing for a while but have recently penned a few pieces for local blogs and really enjoyed the process. I feel bolder and wittier behind a keyboard: a more refined version of myself.

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Telegramme: issue 7 What advice would you give to someone wanting to be an illustrator? Being a self-taught illustrator I could only advise from that perspective. Suffice it to say I procrastinated for a long time, believing that a lack of official training was a hindrance but have since learned that it can sometimes be an advantage. Granted, I may have stumbled my way through various techniques but that gave me the luxury of creating my own rules and a unique style. The initial groundwork was essential for me as I had no experience and very little feedback to work with so I designed a range of illustrated greeting cards to sell at fayres/markets. From there I began receiving bespoke requests and orders from independent shops. I listened to people’s responses and tweaked my approach here and there, always keeping in mind the style and feel I wanted to portray.

What are you plans for the future? Right now I’m writing and illustrating a children’s picture book, which is taking up a lot of creative juice, and I have loved the experience so far (remind me of that in three months time please). I also have two new ranges of prints on the horizon as well as lots of bespoke/freelance projects. What motivates you? The idea of being able to work in a field that I love. I’m realising over time that there are no boundaries to illustration, much like the majority of artistic mediums, and that drives me on from one project to the next. What’s next around the corner?!

Criticism can be hard to handle (we artists are such sensitive folk) but you have to take it on the chin, sift through the swathes of advice and absorb any elements that you feel are beneficial to you. There is a fine line between adaptability and losing your artistic integrity. Basically, if you love to draw or play with graphics or both, but lack the training, don’t be afraid to experiment and put your stuff out there. Initially it’s terrifying but that gives way to delight and a sense of accomplishment.

[web] www.slightlywobbly.co.uk [twitter] @slightlywobbly [instagram] /slightlywobbly

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“untitled” ©

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“jumping high” © dmitri k.

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“summer joy” © josé henson

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“snap, crackle & pop!” ©

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“rare joy” © camil tulcan

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“joy rides” © aj

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“joy of junk” © <<1977>>

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“joy.” ©

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“the joy of summer” © mizrak

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“ode to joy” © green kozi

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“the joy of 35mm” © sarah joy

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“this is looove” © patty lagera

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“joy” © marina goulart

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Telelgramme speaks to: marina Romanian Marina is a photography graduate from the National University of Art, Bucharest. How long have you been taking photos? I’ve been realistically taking photos since I was 16, but I’ve had a secret fascination with film cameras ever since I was a little girl.

What’s your favourite things to take photos of? I love to capture everyday anomalies, things that might be missed in the heat of the moment, but stay with you once you see them in photos. My mom used to own lots of camera, including These anomalies can be anything, from urban a Polaroid which I desperately wanted to get sceneries and domestic objects to people. my hands on, but I was never allowed to. Film was costly and my family had strict rules about Of course, I have projects that I work on where using the cameras so they were out of my reach. everything is set up, and in these cases, I love At 16 we got a digital camera and I finally took working with people. I want to illustrate the all the photos I wanted. many facets of human the human mind and its relation to the body. What are your ambitions when it comes to your own photography? What equipment do you use? Right now I feel like I’m somewhere in I have several film cameras, but the one I use Limbo. I am still trying to define my style and the most is my beloved Canon AE-1 Program. concentrate on more conceptual works. I got it as a gift when I was 19 and it’s never left me. I have a few lenses for it but I don’t There was a time when I took photos for want to get into that, I’m not the technical type myself, but nowadays I feel invaded by outside and I usually work intuitively. influence. All I want to do is get back on track and focus on my own ideas. I usually keep one lens on and swap it for another only when I absolutely feel the need What advice would you give someone new to. After that I’ll just keep using that one... I to photography? have a digital camera as well but I rarely use it. Experiment as much as possible. Get your It is reliable when I need the photos right away camera and take photos of everything! In time but it stays tucked away most of the time. Film you’ll figure out what you like the best and is my preferred medium. develop your own style, but until you haven’t tried everything you can never really know. Building your photographic identity takes a while. 66


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What would you do if you weren’t a photographer? I don’t really consider myself a photographer. I think that a photographer is someone who is limited by its own medium and I am certainly not like that. In all honesty, days go by where I don’t take one single photo. I only take a picture when i absolutely feel that I have to. I feel like it would be a waste to snap away.

For me, photography has such a deep meaning, that I couldn’t bring myself to sell out like that. Of course, there are a lot of great photographers out there that I deeply admire, fashion photographers or photo journalists that were born for what they do.

I have more professional experience in photo editing, graphic design and DTP and this is what i currently do as a day job. But if were completely I tried WORKING as a photographer, I tried detached from the artistic world, I would probably my hand at photojournalism, taking photos at be an archaeologist or an historian. I will always concerts, weddings, all sorts of events, I even be an explorer at heart. tried fashion shots but it didn’t feel right. 68


If you could shoot anywhere in the world, where would you pick? I love places where the presence of people is still lingering. I love invading private spaces as I feel that these have so much to offer.

Where do you see yourself in the future? Ideally I would be a successful contemporary artist, with works exhibited in galleries all over the world. I guess everyone secretly wants that. Realistically I would love to be able to work as a curator in an art gallery, be constantly surrounded I often feel that someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bedroom has the by art and feel inspired to dedicate as much time potential to reveal more about a person that their as possible to my own projects. own private diary. I am also very fond of the woods and the sea, places where I feel right at [web] marinaoprea.com home, places that are very present in my work. [tumblr] findthegirl.tumblr.com all photos

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“untitled” © philbeundia

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“www.simplecafenyc.com” © rafaelle berthault

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“dieciséis” © josé manuel ríos valiente

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“the kind of light you can sink your teeth into” © danielle hughson

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Telelgramme speaks to: dianne Dianne Tanner is a 30 year old photographer from Auckland, New Zealand. She currently lives in London. What do you shoot with? I shoot with a Yashica TL-Electro X. How long have you been taking photographs? I have a lot of weird memories of pretending to take photographs when I was young. I have always framed moments in my head and taken mental snapshots. When I was a teenager it was the 1990s so of course I went through the classic disposable camera phase and have scrapbooks full of the nonsense teenagers love: pictures of my feet and the Backstreet Boys posters on my walls and such. My parents bought me my first SLR for a high school photography class when I was 16, and I’ve been shooting properly ever since.

What are you plans for the future? I really hope to make a book of my museum or cemetery photography by the end of this year. I’m working on making a few little zines in the meantime which should be in my Etsy store soon, and I’ve got a few ideas I’m playing around with using my photography in different ways which will hopefully result in a more functional end product...but that’s all just in my head for now and a bit secret!

What is it that you enjoy about photography? I like capturing moments. I frequently find myself thinking about the past, worry about things being forgotten, and I like to use photography to capture moments that I think would otherwise be missed, places that would What’s your favourite thing to photograph? otherwise be forgotten. I think that’s why I like Dusty museums and empty, forgotten museums and cemeteries, empty spaces in busy graveyards. Still moments that would otherwise places. go unnoticed. I like that photography allows me to capture a If you couldn’t take photos, what would you moment that maybe no one else has noticed, and do instead? share it with people on my blog or website. Like, Photography is my first love, but when I’m not guys check this out, it was neat, everyone else taking photographs I also like drawing owls. Bit around me was picking their noses but I saw it random. I also used to make jewellery, which I happen. might revisit one day. If I didn’t do any of these things, I’d like to have a quiet farm with some What motivates you? chickens and a goat. Boredom, mostly. FOMO (the fear of missing out) other times. Sunny days, the lure of an What inspires you the most? adventure. Empty spaces, quiet moments amidst the chaos of life. 95


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Do you prefer shooting on analog or digital? I shoot primarily on film for myself, but on digital if I’m shooting for other people. My digital camera rarely leaves the house unless I’m shooting someone’s wedding or event. Even then I tend to shoot a roll as well as back up. Why? I shoot film because I like the limitation of only having 36 photographs to capture a trip, event or day. I really don’t enjoy sitting in front of a computer all day at my day job, then coming home and spending all night sorting through hundreds of digital images looking for the 10 best. 96

I’d rather just shoot 10 film photographs, and know each will be good. Somehow taking hundreds of digital photographs, hoping for 10 winners in the bunch, feels lazy to me. Also, film photographs have a certain feeling to them that digital can’t ever replicate. I call this feeling “velveteen” which is a random word I use to describe the feeling I like to see and capture in images but can’t describe any other way. I’m not sure what it means, but digital can’t do it.


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[web] www.diannetanner.co.uk [blog] icefloe.blogspot.co.uk [twitter] @diannespanner

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“amager strand beach, copenhagen, denmark, january 2014” © mélissa juan

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“untitled” © catalina matei

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“e. january, 2014.” © luiza potiens

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“delving into the spectrum” © dina noya

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“untitled” © tess smith-roberts

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“11190036” © seyrana

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Telelgramme speaks to: luiza Luiza is a 23 year old photographer living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. What do you shoot with? I use a Canon 5D mark II for commercial shoots, but for me I like to use my Pentax K1000, Olympus PEN and toy cameras.

What is it that you enjoy about photography? It helps me to remember beautiful moments and I’ve always been a little collector. I collect memories.

How long have you been taking photographs? Since I was 14, 15 I guess...I started with a simple compact camera, and I used it for years until I realized that I really loved it and decided to study photography at university.

What motivates you? Sometimes I’m pursuing a pretty image that I imagine, and it’s really awesome to turn it into reality.

But sometimes things just appear in front of me and I want to capture that moment. It’s when What inspires you the most? It depends on my state of mind at the time. But you see the result in pictures, in both cases... I’m always fascinated with the ‘natural’, in this feeling - that I could register and freeze that all the meanings of this word (light, people’s lovely second of my life - that motivates me. behaviour, places, moments, etc). What’s your favourite thing to take photos of? I’d say people, but I’m very fascinated by beautiful places, too. So, I’ll go with light. If there is an interesting light, I will probably want to take a picture. If you couldn’t take photos, what would you do instead? Anything related with photography. Or something involving design, web-design or illustration. What are you plans for the future? I’m scared of making a lot of plans, but I’d definitely like to travel to a bunch of places and keep photographing different things.

[web] www.luizapotiens.com

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Télégramme Magazine - Issue 7 Spring/Summer 2014  

A photography showcase magazine championing 35mm analog photography. Featuring illustrator Alistair Watkins-Stuart and photographers Anna Wi...

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