Analogue Group members have received their copy of the new Analogue Journal by post and, judging by the comments, it has been well received. The issue is the first of a newly reimagined group journal. Not only does the journal have a new look and format it also has all-new content including regular features, these include columns centred upon members’ darkrooms, favourite or storied cameras, and members’ spotlight featuring members’ work.
In this debut issue, editor Charles Binns guides readers through the Cyanotype process, along with personal anecdotes, experiences and advice, featuring his photographic examples, breakdowns of resources and step-by-step instructions. Rewind Crank recounts the acquisition of a Canon P, including tips and photographic examples, while honorary secretary Richard Williams, expounds on analogue photography and its disciples. Roger Harrison’s stunning salt prints are featured in the ‘Spotlight’, sponsored by Analogue Wonderland, which gives members the chance to win a prize by sending in their work.
As well as these regular slots, which members are keenly encouraged to contribute to, there is also scope for other contributions, such as articles, letters or reviews, some examples can be seen in this issue too. Also, each issue of the Analogue Journal will be themed, as you may have noticed from the first edition, which focuses upon Cyanotypes. Future themes are set to feature Pin Hole photography, Large Format, Panoramic, Lith Printing, Enlarger Reviews, and Transparencies, to name a few. If you are particularly involved with one of these themes, consider contributing something to the edition by contacting the editor. Of course, contributions that do not fit these themes are encouraged too.
As a group specialising in ‘analogue’ it seems only natural to offer the journal in print format, but if you wish to view the issue on screen, you can view a digital copy on the Royal Photographic Society’s Issuu account here.
If you have queries or comments you’d like to make about the recent issue of the Analogue Journal or ideas or contributions to future issues, including an opportunity to win a £25 voucher by sending in your work, please contact the editor. Remember, you can receive more content about analogue photography here on the RPS website or via the Analogue Group’s Facebook page or Instagram page.