TIMESHOW Stories about time & light. N°2. Magazine saisonnier. Eté 2011.
Levi WEDEL Julia MARTIN Dila KAPLAN Andreas MASS Adele M. REED Clément PARADIS Kresimir ZADRAVEC Jeremiah LANGSJOEN
ear readers, here we are! Timeshow, issue 2. It’s a beautiful issue by the way, with even more photographers telling us their stories, from all around the world. A real riot of colours from the depth of the summer! You know me, I don’t mess around: for this
issue I recruited nothing less than the finest. The problem is that you can’t really tame the finest, so a revolutionary wind blows on this issue. Some contributors, in the handwritten notes they sent me, dare to disagree with me! Levi Wedel and Jeremiah Langsjoen invoked the spirits of Walker Evans and Gary Winogrand to counter the idea that photographs can tell stories! Will I have to remove the “stories about time & light” subtitle? Such a dissension in the ranks is unbearable... Moreover, the rest of the line-up don’t seem to care much about codes either: Kresimir Zadravec, for example, shows us a series of street photographs quite far from the traditions of the genre. You could spot those shots from kilometers away, the guy has a unique style. Which is good cause I don’t like street photographs. But it’s another story... Even Adele Reed & Clément Paradis - who told us nice stories in Timeshow issue 1 - seem to have lost the thread of the stories in a summerish bloom of unexpected forms. They even put a text telling a different story with their photos. Or is it the same story told in another way? All that is too complicated for me. We only accepted because we like them anyway. But in the end I don’t care - to me all those photographers are telling me stories, about their times and lights. Seeing their photographs pleases me and makes me want to take my camera out and shoot... That’s what counts. And hopefully, we also have Julia Martin, an “outed” storyteller who reminds us that sometimes, the blue skies of the summer bring tears. I decided to open this issue with her personal, touching story, because after all it sets good grounds for the reading of the rest. Like Andreas Mass’ series, which takes us for a ride in a dreamy Germany, bending the so-called rigid 6x6 format and making it a womb for some unfamiliar atmospheres. Which makes me doubt even more about that the guy who told me once in a restaurant that Germany didn’t exist. But that too is another story... As you understood, dear readers, right now there’s nothing I like more than Timeshow, issue 2. And I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too!
With all good wishes,
The editorial writer
The layout of this magazine is inspired by the legendary underground gay mazine “MAGAZINE” published by Didier Lestrade and Mistgris from 1981 to 1986. “MAGAZINE” was an example, not only in the design but also in the determination of those who were doing it, specially Didier Lestrade. The battles he fought to keep his magazine going, at a time when it costed a lot of money, time and energy, inspire respect. While “TIMESHOW” is not a gay magazine, it is clear that this culture still inspires creators worldwide. This layout is a tribute to people who never stopped fighting for what they believed in. Let’s walk on their tracks.
TIMESHOW, made in France. Contact: email@example.com http://timeshowmag.tumblr.com/
. 3 : editorial / p. 4 : a little explanation / p. 5 : here you are. tories : Julia Martin’s “ninety-five” (p. 6). Levi Wedel’s “looking without seeing” (p. 22). Kresimir Zadravec’s “zagrepcani” (p. 44). Jeremiah Langsjoen’s “commodius vicus of recirculation” (p. 64). Andreas Mass’s “swayings” (p. 94). Adele M. Reed & Clément Paradis’ “mid-summer missed meeting” (p. 106). One shot : Dila Kaplan (p. 134).
“Ninety-five will be a larger project, it’s a slow process, of 95 recollections and reminders of my Grandmother. It was her age when she died.”
Looking Without Seeing CANADA
Commodius Vicus Of Recirculation USA
ADELE M. REED & CLEMENT PARADIS
Mid-Summer Missed Meeting UK & FRANCE
July 5 “Ah too bad! [...] And we’ll find another way to meet, virtually or physically.” Clément Paradis July 4 “Shit I’ve just realised I’ve made a massive error, I swear summertime really f**** up my mind; this gig I’m going to is tomorrow 5th not the 7th, I’m really sorry dude. You are still in Cambridge tomorrow I take it? This really sucks, I’m sorry about this! [...]” Adele Mary Reed
107 http://c-paradis.withtank.com/ & http://adelemreed.co.uk/
July 1 “I’ll arrive in London on the 7th, probably in the middle of the day. It indeed would be nice to see some exhibitions on the 7th and then your friend’s show. [...] All that sounds great.” Clément Paradis June 30 “My friend is playing a folk gig in London on the 7th, I have a spare ticket if you’d like to come to that. [...] Bonsoir!” Adele Mary Reed
June 23 “The summer has brought a little boredom and alot of fun and many vague notions of projects I feel too lazy to properly start. [...] You’re coming to England very soon huh!” Adele Mary Reed June 14 “I’ll probably be in London / Cambridge around the 3-7th of July. Would you be around ? [...] Goodnight!” Clément Paradis
June 05 “[...] I think that photography is the pleasure to press the button after having known the joy of life - I shot this way for this series, and even more childishly, imagining you were around and as if I could put my finger on stuffs and tell you : “that, I love this!” [...] I don’t know if you should write a description for each image - they look like a dream and I think that maybe it could tone them down. [...] Have a nice sunday!” C. June 04 “I presume your first image is your desk, which is mixed with an overlay of an airpot corridor in a city near me. The image on the right is a street in the view from a bus during the journey to said city, overlayed with a map of somewhere close to you. I could perhaps (for example) write beneath this Home, St Etienne/Birmingham Airpot vs. Map of ***/Hampton-in-Arden - however I don’t wish to overcomplicate already complicated images. [...] I think the images might speak enough as they are under the title ‘A Meeting between France & England: Bandol, travelling, St Etienne & London, Coventry, and Birmingham.’ Something like that, maybe something a little more simple.” A.
June 02 “[...] How do you pronounce your name? Adelee? Adeel? Adèle? Adeelee?” Clément
June 04 “[...] I believe it’s a french name, traditionally spelt Adéle - so here we pronounce it ‘Adell’” A.
June 01 “[...] I got your two rolls today, I have prints and negs and I scanned both. I’ll send it all to you. [...] It’s a bit like two musicians playing together for the first time, or two people starting a discussion: it’s a bit confused sometimes, a bit awkward, a bit dissonant, clashing... It takes practice for people to adjust to each other and find freedom in this adjustment! [...] Well, that’s just what I think right now.” C.
May 27 “Hello, bonjour, I have successfully received your two packages in the post! [...] Have you received my package to you?” Adele May 22 “on saturday I sent you two rolls, the guy at the post office said you could have them around thursday.” C.
May 31 “I’m sorry I haven’t replied sooner but life has been really hectic. [...] Sometimes I wished I could see your life as it was without my overlays!” A.
May 21 “I think if we post our films (I’ll shoot two 24s also!) on Monday, hopefully they’ll arrive by Wednesday/Thursday? [...] this should really be a very straight-forward project without much fuss. [...] Have you shot much in portrait or landscape?” A.
May 20 “Life is good in St Etienne, it stopped raining just when I arrived. I’m finishing a second roll of 24 full of masterpieces as you can guess!” C.
May 20 “This weekend I will photograph my world and send you a couple of 24s by Monday.. I think we’re going to have a lot of fun with this. I will need your address? [...] When we receive the swap we double expose the films, feed them back into the camera and after that develop. The produce is the meeting, the overlay, the contrast and the charm. We’ve met, but on film, through pictures. Our lives are juxtaposed in the most organic way I can presume photographically.” A. Sent from my iPhone
May 19 “I’m leaving for St Etienne tomorrow and here I’m running out of color film... When I got your mail I ran into the first shop I could to get rolls, and they got only 24 views ones, I bought a couple, and started shooting my surroundings. (cause I’ll only be back in Bandol in 8-10 days).” C.
May 19 â€œHello friend, Iâ€™m emailing you to ask you about another collaboration. [...] I thought of creating a portrait of a meeting between myself and another photographer I have never met before and you sprung to mind as I have known you for many years, yet our lives have never overlapped in reality.â€? A.
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