Friday, July 18, 2014

Contributor Series: Jamie Bowering




Jamie Bowering came on board for issue 14 to photograph Luzette Godinez (LUU) and Bevan Galbraith (Captain Ukuleles) - and now we're not letting him go! Jamie has been galavanting around the world for a few years, taking on various fascinating photography projects along the way, such as SYRIA | Land, Cities and People where he spent 2 weeks travelling around Syria, capturing the everyday life of the Syrian people. He is currently working on a couple of projects that are close to being finished - one shot at a Russian summer camp for special needs children and their families. The other, a road trip around the Eastland coast.

Luckily for us, Jamie has decided to come back home to Auckland, at least for the time being. Check out some of his recent work below and head to his website for more stunning imagery.

Finn Andrews of the Veils photographed for Metro

Russian Winter

From the Russian Summer Camp series

From the Russian Summer Camp series

From Syria / Land, Cities & People

From the East Coast series

From the East Coast series

















jamiebowering.com

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Stockist Series: Culture Kit


One of our latest stockists is Culture Kit in Portland, on the far south west coast of Victoria. Owned and run by locals Jason and Simon Greening, Culture Kit only opened its doors a few weeks ago and offers a curated selection of rad comic books, graphic art, mags and gifts in a sunny spot in the centre of town. Look for the yellow! We asked Simon a few questions about this welcoming little hang-out.


What will customers discover at Culture Kit?
A range of comics, graphic art and alternate style giftware. We have an ever expanding range of comics with something for all ages. Our range of art and giftware is primarily from independent stockists, with 90% of stock in store from either Australia or New Zealand. With a mix of pop culture and upcycled d├ęcor we can promise a relaxed atmosphere where the couch is always comfy and the tunes are always playing.


What’s the best thing about coming to work each day?
The sense of ownership. We get to do what we enjoy and build on our own ideas. Getting to talk with people and getting their feedback is great. It is knowing that we can make a difference and put something back into our local community.

What is the one thing you have learnt from opening your shop?
You can make all the forecasts and projections you want but there will always be unforeseen expenses so make a budget then add about 30% on top of that. Small business is hard work but with a lot of hard work and patience it can be very rewarding.



What is the best kept secret in your local area?
Our store! Haha but really it’s our beautiful rugged coastline and surrounding bushland. With all the beaches and surf spots, bush tracks and national parks not even any one local would be able to tell you where all the best spots are.





Culture Kit, 40 Percy Street, Portland, Victoria 3305 Australia

Shop hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Mon - Fri, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Sat



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Contributor Series: Patti Andrews


You will have seen Patti's work recently in issue 13's Explorer's Guide (we previously interviewed her in issue 12 - the Tall Tales issue). I love her bright, bold style - not one to fiddle about with precise lines, her illustrations have a direct, fresh quality. Here is some of her other work (Patti has worked on some great branding projects as well as commissions and of course her signature custom maps).






   See more at you-are.com.au