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.
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.
This means, no spot removing, no eye brightening, no teeth whitening, no major hair changes and no body shape alterations (liquifying).
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace and Love
NXSH's style of illustrations, only one reward like this available:
Emily Rose England's style of imagery: only, one of these rewards available:
Example of illustration by designer Tamzin Lillywhite: only one of the rewards available)
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.
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:
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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