The magazine's title, Don't Take Pictures, is a reference to the language of photography. The term "taking pictures" is slowly being replaced with "making photographs." In this magazine we are showcasing the work of photographers who strive to make art rather than simply take pictures.
Each issue features six artists who have previously exhibited in The Kiernan Gallery in addition to book reviews, interviews, and content about the business of art.
Our premier issue includes the work of Aëla Labbé, Joshua Meier, Robert Moran, John Grant, Andrew Seguin, and Joe Johnson. Also included, a review of S. Gayle Stevens' monograph,Calligraphy, an interview with the design firm Union Jack Creative, and an article on getting started in the fine art industry.
In addition to the magazine itself, each month one of the six featured artists will have one of their images for sale exclusively through The Kiernan Gallery. Each image is roughly 6"x9", signed, numbered in an edition no higher than five, and has a sale price no higher than $200. These prints can be purchased through magazine’s website. The full amount of the sale goes to the artist. It is my hope that by offering these affordable art pieces, in addition to the featured portfolios and reviews, that our readers gain a deeper understanding of the work and process, and will be encouraged to begin or add to their art collection.
6×9, Edition of 5, signed and numbered
Archival inkjet print from cyanotype original
Available from donttakepictures.com
It is my hope that this magazine will serve as a resource and inspiration for the movers and shakers in the industry, other artists, and those who are just discovering their interest in photography. We are very excited about this new venture and look forward to a successful launch.
Don't Take Pictures is available in print for $15 and/or as a free tablet-ready digital download from MagCloud.