Chris: The magazine form was the best for all of us to begin with, simply because it works for photography, journalism and design. The printing process also allowed us to be intimately involved in every step.
Nina: The magazine format was really accessible, and because three of us study at LCC, the printing facilities allowed us, like Chris described, to play an actual part in the production. Making it physical was important, as it meant we could actually finish it within the timeframe. It being physical rather than digital also meant that we could share it with our friends and community.
Theodore: The physical magazine allowed us to contextualise all of our discussions with a visual element, and I think we all wanted to have something physical that we could hold, look at, and connect with.
Chris: If we just had an online platform someone could simply read one article, or one photo-series and leave it at that. Instead we want people to experience this almost as an exhibition of work, in which they can engage with diverse forms of media whether that’s reportage, photography, illustration, or satire. We want people to read it from back to front and to be left with a thought or feeling which allows them to think in a different way about the places they walk through every day.