ANNIN ARTS PRESENTS - #MYNAMEIS




#MYNAMEIS is a public exhibition investigating the importance of names, the perception they give and the burden they may carry. Consisting of five works, each located on a billboard in various locations throughout London, the pieces encompass varying ideas on the assumptions and stereotypes that are associated with a name.
Artists Nastasia Alberti, Duval Timothy, Kevin Morosky, Annie Mackin and Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing (who for her piece shot another Gillian Wearing) have each produced a work which explores an aspect of what a name means, how we interact with them and how we're affected by these titles everyday.
These pieces will be unveiled to the public on Friday June 20th with a private view bus tour. Brought to you by Annin Arts - whose last exhibition was 'Bus Stops' by Juergen Teller (which featured Teller's pieces atop bus shelters along The Strand)  it is set to be another interesting way for Londoners to interact with original art as they go about their daily life.

Artwork locations are as follows:

Gillian Wearing by Gillian Wearing - London Bridge Station, SE1 9SL - Billboard no 1331

Lateefa Smith / Chang Jian Wen by Kevin Morosky - 178 Westbourne Grove, W11 2AD - Billboard no 1458

Annie Mac by Annie Mackin - Camden Town, Camden Road Station, NW1 9LS - Billboard no 1105

'London Bridge Arizona Arizona London Bridge' by Duval Timothy - London Bridge Station, Duke Street Hill, SE1 2SW - Billboard no 8171

Karley Sciortino by Nastasia Alberti - 129/127 Hackney Road,  E2 7QS - Billboard no 0237

A LARGE CAN OF WHOOPASS

This week Volume received a copy of the new publication by Austin Wilde - the fabulously titled - A Large Can of Whoopass. With 13 short stories each accompanied by the author's own often humorous and always beautiful illustrations, each short promises to take you on a journey of laughter, sadness and curiosity. Wilde's way with words has sealed an accomplished collection of works that shows a rare sensitivity to family and friendships in London and beyond. Volume met the author some years ago and published his short, Flat Eric, in our Black and White issue. We are honoured to say that we are the first publication to have put Wilde's work in print. A Large Can of Whoopass is available to buy in all very good bookstores in London. For more info visit www.thejudasgoat.tumblr.com and www.awwilde.co.uk



EVENT: THE FAMILY RAIN


VOLUME REVISITS: GUY GORMLEY

Volume revisits the work of Guy Gormley from issue 3. This image, Untitled, made by the artist in 2007, shows a misty ocean underneath stormy skies that employs his beautiful minimalist approach. Visit www.guygormley.co.uk for more works.

VOLUME REVISITS: A SEA CHANGE

During 2014 Volume will not be releasing a publication but will return next year. This year we are looking back over our releases since 2007 and featuring work published. Today we look at A Sea Change, the fashion shoot photographed by the awesome Dan Wilton and styled by the equally awesome Ellie Stidolph featured in Volume 7: The Green Issue published in 2010. Check out the shoot atwww.volumemagazine.tumblr.com

VOLUME REVISITS: VOLUME BIRMINGHAM

In 2008 Volume travelled to sunny Birmingham to source creative people in art, music and fashion for an issue dedicated to the city. Volume 4, The Birmingham Issue, was commissioned by Aston Villa FC to celebrate the arts alongside featuring the latest sports news from the football club. We discovered a massive creative scene. Birmingham has seen the birth of an array of new bands and we featured an unsigned five-piece called The Scarlet Harlots who were creating quite a stir. The boys have since reformed as Troumaca and were the first band signed to Gilles Peterson's label Brownswood Recordings where they have released their debut album and a number of singles. Editor Kay Wrate spoke to the boys. Portrait by Sam Burrows www.troumaca.co.uk

VOLUME REVISITS: KID HARPOON

In 2008 we featured the multi-talented singer-songwriter Kid Harpoon just before he signed to XL Recordings. In September 2009 the young music maker released his debut album Once to universal praise. He has since co-written with an array of artists such as Jessie Ware and Calvin Harris and received an Ivor Novello nomination for Florence and The Machine's Shake it Out. Photograph by Tom Beard.

VOLUME REVISITS: JOSH SUTTERBY


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 

VOLUME REVISITS: TOM WHITE

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

VOLUME REVISITS: LILLY HEINE AND MARIE SCHULLER


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

VOLUME REVISITS: ALEX BALL


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

VOLUME REVISITS: ADELE

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 REVISITS: FASHION EDITORIAL ISSUE 1


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: PALOMA FAITH

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.

VOLUME REVISITS: CORAL CHURCHILL












































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

INTERVIEW: SHOESTRING BALLERS





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



INTERVIEW: SMART PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MONTH


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.


VIDEO: DRENGE

INTERVIEW: PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WEEK

SERENA NOORANI



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.

SMART PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MONTH 2013 REVIEW


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