In our second post introducing the photographers behind some of the original images featured in CUT TO [compilation], we introduce Hannah Stockem, whose work features twice in the magazine.
"Blur" (above) is a fitting accompaniment to Bianca Garner's article on PROMETHEUS, paratexts and "the space beyond the screen" that was originally published in CUT TO [space]. "Cloudy" (below) stunningly illustrates Alice Stansfield's article on WALL-E and animating environmental apocalypse that was originally published in CUT TO [waste].
Our ardent readers and followers will have noticed that with our print magazine redesign we have done away with the conventional film stills to accompany the articles in our latest issue and have included more conceptual photography. A number of these are original artwork and this week we want to introduce you to the aspiring artists behind the cameras.
First is Ella Cousins, the photographer responsible for the above image that accompanies Claire Williams' article about stalkers on screen.
This week saw the publication of CUT TO [compilation]. It's a really special issue for us for a number of reasons
Firstly, it's the 10th issue of our magazine - the 7th in print (our first three issues were just published online, as long time readers will know!) Reaching number ten is a real landmark achievement for us. The very first issue went online December 2010 and we've published around two issues a year since (with a bit of a break while our Editor-in-Chief brought a different baby into the world). Ten issues means we're a properly established magazine. We're excited about what the next ten will bring!
Secondly, this is a special issue for us because it is also a celebration of all our issues to date, a [compilation] of some of our favourite articles since we started out. Although it was excruciatingly difficult narrowing down our final issue, it was also so much fun revisiting our past issues: snow, gold, blood, obsession, magic, space, skin, waste and conflict. We've published an abundance of insightful and thought-provoking articles over the last six and a half years and worked with so many talented aspiring writers and editors. We hope you enjoy reading or re-reading our final selection as much as we enjoyed revisiting them for this issue.
Then there's the redesign - and what better time to show it off than with this 10th issue? Our new design is a striking move away from the the busy pages of before. Inspired by Scandinavian minimalism, we've stripped our design and colour scheme right back: black text on crisp white pages with just the smallest splash of mustard yellow.
To reflect our creative and unconventional approach to film and TV criticism, we've also done away with the film stills and picked some conceptual photography to accompany our articles. We'll be introducing the student artists behind some of the original photography on the blog this coming week. With new dimensions, the magazine is literally bigger and better than ever and a change of paper means that Diegesis not only looks different but feels different too.
We love the end result and hope you do too. Leave us a comment here to let us know!
CUT TO [compilation] is out now and available around Southampton Solent University campus and at some of our favourite venues around Southampton. If you want to find out how to get hold of a copy, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diegesis is produced by staff and students on the BA (Hons) Film and Television degree at Southampton Solent University. The views expressed in Diegesis are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the options, official policy or position of the university or degree.