Sunday, May 27, 2007

Almanac - new online mag

(Misty Keasler)

I think it's a good thing, but the internet makes producing a magazine - albeit online - a relatively low cost proposition compared to actually printing and distributing an actual ink and paper one.

Of course this leads to some really bad ones coming along (not that that doesn't happen in the "real" world as well). And then some also come along that a good but only last a few issues.

Anyway, I got an email this week from the Chris Callahan & Benedict Fernandez - the people who are producing Almanac, a new online photography magazine

And although it's a Flash site, it's one of the few that actually works well - that is, it basically operates in the background and the damn website doesn't dominate the work. They should get some kind of award for that alone...

The magazine so far also seems worth a look (I actually like Petra Berger's essay - although the über-grainy bits are a bit ott - but I have childhood memories of old racing cars, so it's probably what all that's about - and she basically seems racing car obsessed). The Leonard Freed interview is also worth listening to I think.

Oh and this is issue #2. Number one is also worth a look too (with a Diane Arbus interview). Not too shabby for a startup.

(Petra Berger)

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