I haven’t updated here in ages! I’ve been so busy with my final hand in for uni and here’s the result which i’m really pleased with. Talent mag!
Talent Magazine was born out of love for people doing creative and innovative things. The outcome of this project is a lifestyle magazine celebrating creative people and exploring creative projects, businesses and entrepreneurs who have gone their own ways, and discover how - and why - they did it. Talent mag is mainly an user submitted publication aiming to support creatives at both professional and beginner level and providing a tactile showcase for their creative talent/passion.
This collaborative project, involving artists and businesses who contribute photographs, ideas, illustrations etc, is designed to fill a void in the newstand. This magazine will appeal to a young, photography intensive audience full of artists and creativity enthusiasts who are interested in inspiring and being inspired; whether your looking for ideas, advice or the coolest barbers in town, this magazine is a blueprint for a balanced, creative lifestyle and full of stories that inspire people to be creative, try new things and hope they will be inspired to start their own projects.
latest outfit shots i took for thisissannita
Talentmag is now online!
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A few photos from a sunny sunday spent in Shoreditch!
so for my major i made a magazine about creative people and what they do, featuring all of the little independent businesses around where i live and also my friends in all creative fields. this is eddie,
I am a Guitarist Studying at LCCM in Central London, I am currently half way through my degree, which surrounds me with amazing musicians every day and it has become my network for London for sessions and gigs. I started playing the guitar at around 10 years old because my friends all got one, but when they left there’s behind like many people do, I just fell more in love with playing and music and never stopped. The passion that drives me is a complicated one, its mainly all down to the enjoyment of listening to music, and many times its listing to others and being inspired by the music of others that drives me. There are also those moments when you hear a great lick/line/song that makes me curious to how it’s played so you just pick up the guitar and work it out, and the next thing you know it’s 4 in the morning. Also making up your own music and your own licks and melody’s and your input into others songs and being part of the music your playing is the most enjoyable part. Famous musicians that i admire are many, lots of guitarist such as Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Page, Santana as they play with suck feel and passion it’s impossible to not be inspired. I also love a lot of funk and groove music like Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Jamiroquai, D’Angelo, Fat Fready’s drop and of course the purple master, Prince, as Funk and all music the makes people dance is the coolest and the best. I do perform in public, mainly through small gigs around London, or for function gigs and wedding, but hopefully with new projects on the go, i will be playing more gigs with original music soon. All gigs are amazing and you learn more from gigging then in another rehearsal. You grow and adapt to your surroundings and learn how to keep your cool and enjoy what you’re doing to make others enjoy watching you as the feeling you get from live music is what it’s all about! I advise that everyone learns one instrument at least in your lives and talk and share all music as its all incredible whatever you choose to play or listen to!!
so for my major i made a magazine about creative people and what they do, featuring all of the little independent businesses around where i live and also my friends in all creative fields. this is laura who is a rep at 60mpc in bournemouth.
I’m Laura and I’m in my third year studying Communication and Media at Bournemouth University – it’s quite a diverse course which covers units such as Advertising, PR and marketing as well as practising creative and journalistic writing.
In my free time I’m a bit of a new music obsessive, writing for two publications: DIY magazine and London In Stereo as well as co-editing a new music blog: First Song For Your Mixtape. My passion though, lies in discovering new talent and being able to promote their music to a wider audience who may not otherwise be actively looking for it, so my part time job as a promoter and rep for my local venue suits me just perfectly.
Sixty Million Postcards is a lovely little pub in the centre of Bournemouth which is a hotspot for new and upcoming musical talent. It’s been running now for seven years and over that time we’ve had the likes of Metronomy, Wild Beasts, Foals and Laura Marling all come to play. Inside its really dark, with crazy art work decorating the walls and over each table there’s a cute vintage patterned lampshade – it’s a great place to go for a pint in the beer garden after work, or for some great food (the two for one burger deal on Tuesday’s is unmissable). But every Thursday and Friday evening it transforms into a club night.
I started out by just emailing and asking if there were any jobs in artist liaison and luckily enough someone was just leaving. So it started off as an internship really, whereby I’d go down and help the bands load in their kit, make sure they had food and drinks, organise sound checks and pay them at the end – basically just being responsible for looking after and entertaining them! During second year I wanted to get more involved with the booking of bands because I though my knowledge of obscure upcoming acts might benefit the venue, and it would enhance my CV, so I started running my club night once a month under the name of the blog I write for, whereby I booked the bands and was responsible for sorting out contracts, logistics, budgets and co-ordination, my friend Joe who owns the blog came down to DJ, and Joe’s friend Hugh made the posters. The first band we got down was Childhood and we managed to fill the 300 capacity venue; people were dancing on the stage!
I love working there because you get a real sense of pride when a relatively small band manages to draw a big crowd, which wouldn’t have happened if I didn’t book them; I just love to see everybody drinking and dancing and having a good time. Also the bands are all really lovely and so thankful for the work I do, which makes it more than a worthwhile hobby.
The experience I’ve gained from working at Sixty has helped me to get an internship at Amazing Radio: a digital radio station based in Newcastle which is dedicated to promoting the best in new music. After this I hope to go into a music/festival related career; I’d quite like to work in A & R (artists and repertoire) scouting for emerging talent to be signed.
I also still rep for other people’s shows, book support bands for other people’s shows and sort out the posters and flyers for the venue so you’ll probably find me at Sixty on any day of the week – its like my second home!
so here it is, the finished article, a magazine i have made for my major project. which will be sent off to the printers Thursday and i’m so excited!!
I’ve been really slacking on here lately, I have tonnes of photos to post i’ve been taking for my major project at uni and will do soon!
here are a few shots of Sannita’s outfit for her blog
got my first roll of film from my #olympus om10 developed today, which i took on a trip down to bournemouth with me this weekend. here are a few of my favourites!
i’ve updated my website