15 July 2014
Says Rob Alderson, Editor-in-Chief of Printed Pages, "This is what really excites me about art and design journalism; not highfalutin essays that attempt to show how clever and important we are, but stories rooted in creativity that takes us somewhere we might never have expected to do. A well-intentioned endeavor indeed." This might just sum what Printed Pages means to us.
In the Summer 2014 Issue of Printed Pages, find an interview with DeeAnne Hunstein, wife of man who spend three decades photographing the greatest musicians like Johnny Cash, Miles Davis and Aretha Franklin. Don Hunstein, husband to DeeAnne, took images of these artists in the most candid and raw form. They were not pretending nor were they putting on airs. He was about capturing the essence of the artist, not their fame or glamour. To him, they were just people. And I believe that was why he took exact moments, instead of frames.
Or read about Simon Costin and Stefan Beckman's vision in fashion runways where people in fashion are always looking for something new, dramatic and theatrical. At the end of the day, Costin knows that the runways are meant to showcase the collections. The set is clearly just an added layer of meaning for the collection.
Get ready to go skin deep. Like what Rob Alderson says, these stories have clearly taken us to places we never expected to have been.