Some of parts of Britain received a month of rainfall in a day. Read what the BBC said about the unusual flooding here. Britain reeled from the severe flooding on the 20th only to have further deluges over the weekend leaving vast tracts of land under water and trapping thousands of people.
The Independent Newspaper carried a story titled ‘England under water: scientists confirm global warming link to increased rain‘.
Fanzine is an unusual and special magazine that hails from Spain. My work appears in the latest issue and is reproduced below.
The cover shot of the latest issue (reproduced below) is by Steven Klein of Amy Wesson taken in 1995.
Fanzine describe themselves as follows:
Fanzine137 is an independent publication about image, art, fashion, people and emotions. Each new edition features unseen and unexpected works from artists from around the world. One of the keys of its style it’s to mix personal artworks from top names together with young people who have hardly ever published before, but also long-time mythical artists who are rarely featured in magazines today.
Fanzine137 was born in September 2004. Since then, it has featured special contributions from a large list of people including some of the most relevant artists today at an international level.
To mention some of the most recognizable names: Mario Testino, Steven Klein, Larry Clark, Wolfgang Tillmans, Richard Prince, Nick Knight, Terry Richardson, David Armstrong, Helmut Lang, Christian Lacroix, Nobuyoshi Araki, Helmut & June Newton, John Currin, Jean Paul Goude, Richard Kern, Wim Wenders, Nina Hagen, Ryan McGinley, Paolo Roversi, Herb Ritts, Jock Sturges, Will McBride, Sheila Metzner, Serge Lutens, Barry Lategan, Gian Paolo Barbieri, Jack Pierson, Doug Inglish, Bettina Rheims, Duane Michals, Roxanne Lowit, Collier Schorr, Javier Vallhonrat, Horst P.Horst, Benjamin Alexander Huseby, Francesco Scavullo, Andreas Larsson, Clive Arrowsmith, Jeanloup Sieff, Marcelo Krasilcic, Inès de la Fressange, Ron Galella, Sam Haskins, Mark Ryden, Harry Benson, Ed Templeton, Rinko Kawauchi, David Seidner, Kehinde Wiley, Me Company, Michael Nyman, Walter Pfeiffer, Will Davidson, Hans Feurer, Drew Struzan, Victor Skrebneski, Jean Daniel Cadinot, Julien d’Ys, Stephane Marais, Terry Rodgers, Mariano Vivanco, Stephane Sednaoui, Devendra Banhart, René Gruau, Casey Spooner, Juan Gatti, Gary Lee Boas, Elias McConnell, Jordi Labanda, Christopher Makos, Rodarte, Martin Margiela and Terence Koh, among many others…
Fanzine137 is a bi-annual limited edition publication of 1,137 numbered copies. It is based in Spain, but it’s internationally distributed on specially selected shops. To name only a few: ST. MARKS, RIZZOLI (New York), COLETTE, PALAIS DE TOKYO (Paris), MAGMA (London), 10 CORSO COMO (Milano), PRO-QM, APARTMENT (Berlin), UNITED BAMBOO (Tokyo), KOWASA, RAS (Barcelona), PANTHA REI (Madrid), ACNE (Stockholm), PROYECTOS MONCLOVA (Mexico DF), QUIMBY’S (Chicago), COPYRIGHT (Antwerp), TORPEDO (Oslo), WUNDER (Helsinki)…
Fanzine137 selected advertisers until today include some top fashion brands: Dior Homme, Tom Ford International, Lanvin, Loewe, Adidas Y-3, Diesel, Nike, Martin Margiela, Kim Jones, United Bamboo, CinqEtoiles Luxe and Wendy & Jim. It has also included special ad collaborations with Colette shop (Paris) and friend magazines 032c, Acne Paper and Butt.
Fanzine137 is considered a kind of best-kept-secret for insiders, for all those people who love images and enjoy looking for special projects in printed paper. It has been the object of an exhibition at GoGallery (Milano, July 2006) and also the only Spanish publication included at Megazines exhibition from Visionaire Gallery (New York, August-December 2006).
Fanzine137 new issue has been launched internationally in May 2007. This fifth edition is called Unforgettable Faces. It s the biggest issue ever published – 272 pages – and features a large collection of great portraits together with some special interviews to celebrities photographer Mario Testino, prestigious journalist Richard Buckley, new-comers fashion designers from Rodarte and mythical model Penelope Tree, among others.