For Volume's third issue, published in 2008, we asked one of our favourite artists, Josh Sutterby, to guest edit the magazine. He curated our art section, inviting an exciting cross section of artists to be featured on Volume's pages. We featured this menacing and beautiful painting of his on our inside covers. Sutterby is now one of the UK's most successful tattoo artists and works at the infamous tattoo parlour Kids Love Ink on London's Brick Lane. Visit www.joshsutterby.blogspot.co.uk 


Photography of all kinds has been the backbone of Volume's content from the beginning. We met the talented Tom White in 2008 whose work we loved immediately. This street scene portrays his unique eye that always captures beauty in the every day. Originally from the UK, White moved with his family to Singapore and shares his stunning photography at www.tomwhitephotography.com


In Volume's second issue we published a fashion shoot - titled Elastic - of Lilly Heine's latest collection photographed by Marie Schuller. Heine worked on prints with Jonathan Saunders, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen before starting her womenswear MA. She went on to win the Harrods Design Award and ChloĆ© Design Award at Central Saint Martins and her graduate collection was stocked in Topshop. She now designs for Dries van Noten. Marie Schuller, is a film director and photographer and, with an impressive body of work on her reel, is now Head of Fashion Film at Nick Knight's studio. Visit www.lillyheine.com and www.marieschuller.com


As part of our retrospective this month Volume revisits 'Creative & Writing'. These pages explore the work of artists and writers, covering anything from short stories, poetry, painting, photography and drawing. Today we are featuring the work by Alex Ball, an artist whose work caught our eye at Central St. Martins School of Art. Since art school Ball's work has been exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Show in London and the Stedelijk Museum in The Netherlands amongst others. This piece, titled Pelt Couple II, is an intricate small scale oil painting that portrays a figure in the foetal position with the face obscured. The Catlin Art Prizewinner's work often depicts lone figures doing absurd activities in unsettling scenarios. For more info visit www.alex-ball.com


For Volume's second issue, put out in 2007, we published a feature on a budding female solo artist, Adele, who was finalising her debut album. 19 was released a few months later in January 2008 to receive critical acclaim and be nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. A year later Adele won a Grammy for Best New Artist. Adele spoke to Volume editor Kate Abbott. The portrait above was taken by Tom Beard.


Volume was launched to promote work by creative people and we continue to support individuals who are at the start of their artistic journey. Our fashion pages highlight collections by brand new designers, often showing work from graduate shows. This shot is taken from Volume's fashion shoot in the first issue styled by fashion editor Georgia Broaders. Photographer: Paz, Model: Simona Ehmann, Make-up: Hannah May, Hair: Miki Ohkubo Dress and shorts by Karin Rising.


Volume revisits our feature on the beautiful Paloma Faith from our first issue in 2007. Volume launched at The Old Queen's Head in Essex Rd in May that year. Editor Kay Wrate talked to the starlet after a show in Notting Hill Arts Club. Photo by Corinne Davidson.


This month, Volume will be revisiting the 10 magazines we have published since 2007. Every day we will highlight a featured work from the archive. Today we celebrate the marvellous artist Coral Churchill who designed Volume's first ever front cover (visit www.volumemagazine.tumblr.com to see it) The art work above is a handmade collage Coral made for our inside cover in the same issue. For more work by her go to www.coralchurchill.com


Emil and Jack aka Shoestring Ballers have been using the many delights of London to make a series of short films. Be it conversating with Poundland punters in Peckham, borrowing Boris Bikes or cooking cheesecake, these two bring fun and lots of laughter to the screen. With an (almost complete) season of films to watch for free online here, the lads show no sign of stopping - which at Volume we are very pleased about as we await each release with much excitement. They've also got a nice Instagram. Volume caught up with the duo to find out what's new. Words: Ruby Ocean

How's it going?
Its going great thanks! Could do with a haircut though.

Where did you come from? 
We both grew up in a small town called Totnes in Devon. 

We love your films, what made you start making them?
Emil: I moved to London 10 months ago with the idea of starting some form of video project. After Jack introduced me to an online show called Maestro Knows we set out to make short videos together.
Jack: When we first started filming it didn't really work because we were focusing on the wrongs things, trying too hard to emulate Levi Maestro's show and planning the videos too extensively. We've probably got some really awkward looking footage from last summer when we first took the camera out.
Emil: After spending some time watching other people's YouTube videos we figured let's just film everything we do and perhaps eventually we'll find some sort of direction. So far it’s been pretty fun and we're slowly finding somewhere to take it. 

How did you meet?
Emil: We played together in a jazz band in 2001 and although we're a couple years apart our social circles were always similar.
Jack: Emil moved to London not long after me and coincidentally only about five minutes down the road.

What are you working on this week? 
We never really have any plans (planning is something we could work on) - we just decide we need to go shopping or hear there’s something happening so just grab the camera and see where it takes us. It seems to have worked out pretty well so far. Our friend Cassidy who we met when making the Amsterdam video is stopping by before she heads back home to the States so we'll probably try and film some sort of bon voyage meal with her.

Which film do you look back on most fondly?
That’s like asking 'Who's your favourite child!?' All of them have good points and bad points that we try to reflect on before we make another video. If we had to choose one it would have to be the Cheesecake video as this was the point we realised as long as we’re having fun with a camera it doesn’t really matter what we’re filming!

How's your health after that cheesecake?
Believe it or not we usually eat very healthily, but who wants to see people eating couscous, houmous and salad? It’s just not nearly as funny as KFC and cheesecake! In all fairness that cheesecake absolutely destroyed us, we learnt a lot from that video in regards to using way too much sugar!

South London features heavily in your work, tell us why you love it.
Apart from its always sunny and the cheap rent!? We didn’t plan to live here and its not that we prefer it to anywhere else in London but there’s a good sense of community and the people are generally pretty decent which always helps when you stick a camera in their face.

What are you going to do next? 
We said we’d make 12 episodes (season one) and see where we’re at. After this we want to start a second channel to run alongside where we incorporate travel or a trip somewhere, and with more people. Maybe hit up some events and festivals too. So far Morocco and Madrid are looking like some possible locations for the summer but we're definitely keen for suggestions or invitations.

Anyone you would like to plug?
We wanna big up Paul and Matt over at Dephect - check out their new collection here.
Plus Levi Maestro and Casey Neistat as they’ve both been a huge inspiration to us, so take a look at their videos too.

Check out their latest vid below and visit their site for more


Daniel Waldron @dew

Where are you based?
I’m based in Walnut Creek, California. It’s a little known but pretty happening suburb of San Francisco. We’ve even got our own Apple store out here!

What inspires you to take photographs?
The thought of sharing a new perspective or view that others haven’t been able to experience or see themselves, and be able to share that on my networks - as well as document such moments for myself is what inspires me.

Describe your photography?
I don’t just shoot landscapes, portraits, detail or architecture etc. I shoot everything that catches my eye and strikes me as interesting. So if I had to describe my photography it would be delightfully random.

What are you currently working on?
I’m working with a few clothing startups in the United States taking mobile photography for their social network initiatives. I also work full-time as a designer at Omada Health and do mobile design for applications for my 'real' job, for now.

What is next for you?
Next for me is to continue to build relationships with photographers and companies. I would love to get more photography work for product photography and the likes.

Anyone you would like to plug?
I’d love to plug my wife (@magg on Instagram) for always continuing to inspire and give me different perspectives on photography. Everyone I follow on Instagram deserves a shoutout for always inspiring me to go out and shoot. Just looking through my feed gives me the bug to go out with a camera.




Where are you based?
I live in London and hail from the countryside.

When did your journey in to photography begin?

I had a Minolta as a kid and spent alot of time in and out of the local chemist developing pictures. The majority were no good but I enjoyed the process and having something tangible afterwards. I work in film now and whilst I love the the collaborative nature of that world I also like the solitary experience of taking pictures.

How would you describe your work?

I'm interested in escapism and so I try to create images that transport you from the every day or that focus on people trying to do this. 

Do you have a particular camera which you prefer to use?

I use an OM2 and a Contax predominantly. I also have a Smena and an Olympus trip that are fun to take out once in a while. I try and stay away from digital as film forces me to look closer and be selective and I love its aesthetic. It means I cant take pictures all the time as its too expensive - but when I do have the cash to put aside its always worth it.

What is next for you with photography?

I'd like to publish a zine or book this year. 

Is there one single thing that inspires you to create?

Making an image that affects me or someone else when they look at it.

How much does place and your geographical location impact your inspiration?

Hugely. I feel inspired when I'm in open areas with space to breathe and in places where the landscape feels bigger than you. That said the city is full of surprises as well. I often find myself looking for traces of nature whilst living in London, I'm interested by that mix.

Are there any particular artists or eras you look to for creativity?

Wolfgang Tillmans, Doug Aitken, Cody Cobb, Andrei Tarkovsky (polaroids), Joe Nigel Coleman, Takuroh Toyama, James Turrell and Phillip Kalantzis-Cope.

Do you do anything else?

I am a freelance fashion film, music video and VFX Producer. I'm also part of the film collective Studio Murmur.

Check out Serena's website and blog for more works and words.


For every month of 2013 Volume brought to you our Smart Photographer of the Month, chosen by photo editor Robin Pope. We wanted to show the power of smart photography and how advanced it is becoming. Here is Volume's end of year photo review showing one image from each month. 

January Renzo Grande

February Star Rush
March Jess Macdonald

April Thomas Kakareko
May Karen Clarke
June Tony Marquez
July Lesley Bourne
August Leonardo Costa
September Adrian Richardson

October Lauren Harris
November Donilee McGinnis

December Aikbeng Chia


Savage & Chong, makers of fine bagatelles is the creation of jewellers Romilly Saumerez-Smith and Lucie Gledhill. The duo have just gone live with their brand new and very beautiful website containing their magnificent jewellery pieces.

'When designing the site we wanted something lyrical with a subliminal narrative; a website with feeling. The original inspiration came from looking at paintings of The Last Supper.' 

The pair collaborate on every part of their collection and share a creative vision that exudes beauty and subtlety. Saumerez-Smith was a bookbinder for 25 years and began working with jewellery after wishing to bring her love for metal work into a new area while Gledhill, after graduating from The Royal College in 2009 has specialised in making jewellery using precious metals, predominantly wire. 

'Each bagatelle is made from silver or 18 carat gold, entirely by hand (no casting no plating), each piece being individual, a gesture.' Their stunning collection is only available online and includes an assortment of handsome designs, including our favourite The Tattoo Ring for a very affordable £55. 


Last week Be Discovered held their first live show at The Hospital Club in London. Featured up and coming artists included Shakka, Little Nikki, Smiler, Kojey Radical and Ojerimee who all smashed up the mic respectively. Check out the Be Discovered Soundcloud for all live recordings. Be Discovered provide a spotlight in today's bustling world of social media where the people creating the culture of tomorrow, across music, fashion, lifestyle and the arts,can come together to perform and collaborate in a unique environment. Taking culture from 'virtual to live' through Google Hangouts, social media shout-outs and monthly live performances.