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PYLOT is an all analogue fashion photography magazine. We are proud to be a magazine that doesn't beauty retouch any images.
115 backers pledged £4,604 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello!

I'm Max Barnett, and along with six other dedicated individuals, we make PYLOT Magazine. An all new analogue fashion photography magazine with no beauty retouching on any images inside our pages. We are the first of our kind since the explosion of digital medias. 

Issue Zero (Limited Edition pre-release) January 2014
Issue Zero (Limited Edition pre-release) January 2014

Whilst we aren't against digital media, as it is a vital production tool, for us as well as all other magazines, without the help of digital processes and applications, making our magazine would not be possible. However we think that the aesthetic of analogue processes is one that shouldn't be lost in the ever-expanding digital era. 

We feel that the fashion photograph at present is not being represented in the most positive light. We want to be able to promote a more positive message by not allowing our images to be beauty retouched. This includes all images used for advertising purposes.

Headmasters Advertorial (Issue zero) January 2014
Headmasters Advertorial (Issue zero) January 2014

This means, no spot removing, no eye brightening, no teeth whitening, no major hair changes and no body shape alterations (liquifying). 

Au Cinema (Editorial in Issue Zero) January 2014
Au Cinema (Editorial in Issue Zero) January 2014

PYLOT showcases a mixture of fashion, portrait and art photography, celebrating well selected imagery created by passionate photographers and creative teams. 

Issue one will be full of promising fashion imagery, beautiful portraits and a strong body of fine art projects; centred around craft and working with ones hands in order to create powerful images. This will accompanied by a handful of articles highlighting issues surrounding the fashion image today.

Our website launched in December 2013 and since we have accumulated over 169,000 hits. This is a great start for us, but we are confident that this figure will grow.

Where the money will go:

Print Costs

Publicity

Posters/flyers

Distribution

Rolls of film/Processing

Contribution to Office Space 

Please remember that if we do not hit our targets then we get none of the money pledged to us.

Thank you for reading, and pledging, and sharing. If you have any queries or questions, don't hesitate to contact us at: contact@pylotmagazine.com

Peace and Love

Max

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Rewards: 

NXSH's style of illustrations, only one reward like this available:

Example of illustrations by NXSH - Only one of these rewards available. (this image is only an example and not part of the reward)
Example of illustrations by NXSH - Only one of these rewards available. (this image is only an example and not part of the reward)

 Emily Rose England's style of imagery: only, one of these rewards available:

Image by Emily Rose England. (An example of an image that could be yours)
Image by Emily Rose England. (An example of an image that could be yours)

Example of illustration by designer Tamzin Lillywhite: only one of the rewards available)

Example of the amazing illustrations of designer Tamzin Lillywhite. (For this reward you will get an illustrated copy of the cover, but if you wanted some other kind of illustration by Tamzin this will be possible)
Example of the amazing illustrations of designer Tamzin Lillywhite. (For this reward you will get an illustrated copy of the cover, but if you wanted some other kind of illustration by Tamzin this will be possible)

 For those interested in the photoshoot reward: 

Here are some examples of The Editor Max's photography. This reward would be a great present for someone aspiring to be a model, or for actors who need headshots, or a family portrait session. 

An example of an image from Max's portfolio
An example of an image from Max's portfolio
An example of a headshot in Max's portfolio
An example of a headshot in Max's portfolio

DON'T forget, this reward also comes with your make up done by Michelle Webb, an amazing make up artist who regularly heads make up shows for New York, London, Paris and Milan fashion weeks.

An example of Michelle's recent work: 

Elle Czech Republic cover. Make up by Michelle Webb.
Elle Czech Republic cover. Make up by Michelle Webb.

Risks and challenges

There are risks and challenges involved in making a print publication, especially when using a medium that is in decline. We are combating this by producing something that is both unique and collectable.

Art/fashion magazines in particular are thriving at present. We feel that we are a worthwhile magazine with something new and exciting to offer readers.

PYLOT has already come so far, and we are prepared to work to make the next steps happen for us.

I would not have got this far if I didn't believe in PYLOT. I know that there are challenges ahead but myself and my team are hard working, ambitious and creative people, who would not be investing our efforts into a project that we did not believe in.

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    Firstly, thank you! Your pledges are massively appreciated. For £5 or more we will send our virtual love to you and give you a shoutout on twitter.

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    A copy of issue one of PYLOT Magazine. Delivered to an address of your choice.

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    Thank you! You will receive a copy of PYLOT Magazine issue one delivered to an address of your choice, also with a special mention of your name inside the with thanks page.

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    Thank you! All the rewards listed above plus your name and any affiliate links posted on PYLOT's website. So if you have any projects or your own work to showcase, then we will set up links to your websites so that you can enjoy extra views from us.

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    Thank you! This reward includes a copy of issue one (with a special mention inside), an invite to the launch party, a link of yours on our website and a framed print of your choice from issue one of PYLOT Magazine.

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    Thank you! This is a one off reward for a one off original illustration by amazing photographer and illustrator NXSH. An example of one of her photorealistic illustrations can be seen at the bottom of the main section.

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    Thank you! This is a one off reward for a signed and framed original print from contributing photographer Emily Rose England (example of her romantic imagery seen at the bottom of the main section). Emily will offer a selection of three prints to choose from depending on your taste.

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    Thank you! This is a one off reward for a one off original illustration by leatherwear designer Tamzin Lillywhite (See example of one of her illustrations at the bottom of the main section)

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    Pledge £200 or more About $252

    Thank you! This is a special reward for a photoshoot for yourself (or a chosen person/family) in London with Max, Editor-in-Chief. This includes hair and make up, by the amazing Michelle Webb. (Travel expenses not included, but refreshments included)

    See examples of Max and Michelle's work at the bottom of the main section.

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    Thank you! This reward is a package deal, for a photoshoot with editor Max, and make up artist Michelle Webb, for yourself or a chosen person/family, plus a one page feature and portrait in issue two of PYLOT.

    This reward also comes with a style consultation with Patti, our fashion editor.

    (Travel expenses not included, but refreshments will be supplied throughout the day)

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