BLAG Polaroids from the vault by Sarah J. Edwards
We’re throwing in a free surprise collectable gift for anyone ordering the 20th Anniversary Special Edition this week (17th - 21st December), get it at WeAreBLAG our brand new official online store.
Just incase anyone missed it, here’s the guest list of those featured in the edition: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, BLAGgirls by Stuart Semple x Matt Holyoak, Chuck D of Public Enemy, ?uestlove of The Roots, Dennis Pennis, Tim Wheeler of Ash, Rankin, GZA, Beck, The Pharcyde, The Roots, Slum Village, Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, André 3000, Beastie Boys, Common, Ioan Gruffudd, The Game, Adrien Brody, Lupe Fiasco, Cillian Murphy, OutKast, Joseph Fiennes, Phoenix, James McAvoy, Kasabian, The Raconteurs, Rinko Kikuchi, Amy Winehouse, Dizzee Rascal, Josh Homme, QOTSA, Sam Riley, Howlin’ Pelle of The Hives, Scott Weiland, Chad Hugo of N*E*R*D, Andrew Garfield, Luke Grimes, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Slash, Julian Casablancas, Phil Frost, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Belgraves, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Mercedes Helnwein, End of Watch, Rohan Marley, Saint James Paris, Sweet Relief, jeffstaple, Maison Kitsuné, Milkcrate, Aaron LaCrate, Phil Knott, Danny! Rust & Bone, Sipsmith, Bull, Untouchable and Theo Martins.
2012 | Passion & Patience Photography
We’ve just posted an online exhibition featuring art and photography works for sale by Sally A. Edwards & Sarah J. Edwards at our new online store.
Starring Julian Casablancas, Adrien Brody, Beastie Boys, James McAvoy, Joseph Fiennes, Josh Homme (QOTSA), MGMT, Jaime Winstone, Sean Faris, Gavin Turk, Phoenix and Broken Bells
As a photographer, Sarah presents her subjects as future icons, influenced by the laid-back iconic reportage images of Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Her work challenges our relationships with celebrity and paparazzi culture by creating intimate, carefully orchestrated natural set-ups, capturing an entirely different energy. Using medium format film, she takes influence from film direction to create each shot, as if a still. She admires the works of Robby Müller, Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson.
As art director Sally creates each edition of BLAG in an non-formulaic manner, using a number of influences from reflections, light, shadows, energies, high-end fashion to cubism. She provokes the idea that a magazine shouldn’t retain strict rules such as limited word counts or images, but chooses to let each story flow naturally – that said her design style is incredibly meticulous. She creates bespoke thematic art based pieces to run throughout each edition from abstract to script poster inspired typography. She draws on inspiration from the innovative yet precise methods of european design and art of the 50’s and 60’s, looking at works of the era such as ‘Design’ magazine.
All photographs are personally approved by talent and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a selection of charities recommended by the featured talent including: Patrick The Optimist for Phoenix, Humane Society of New York for Adrien Brody, Oxfam for James McAvoy, Nordorf-Robbins for MGMT, House of Fairy Tales for Gavin Turk, Great Ormand Street Hospital for Broken Bells, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund for Josh Homme and the Brian O’Conner Sweet Relief Fund for Jesse Hughes.
Each art and photograph purchase will be signed by Sarah J. Edwards / Sally A. Edwards and be couriered with an Authenticity Certificate.
Prices range from £400 - £600 for editions of three and £250 for editions of 10 (+VAT where applicable.)
2012 | Feeling Lucky?
Buy something from our BLAG store before the holidays and you could be selected to receive an extra surprise present from us. Think of it as a thank you from us to you.
There will be another limited number going out this week, so don’t miss out!
Check your email after purchase to see if one of these Golden Tickets wings its way to your inbox and you’ll know you’re in for a treat!
Thank you as always,
Sally and Sarah
2012 | Outtakes
While I dig though the archives to design our Deluxe App for BLAG’s 20th, here’s something special for you: Some outtakes from our shoots with Aaron Johnson, Adrien Brody, N*E*R*D, James McAvoy, Sam Riley and Andrew Garfield. Each have a great story to tell and are in the 20 Years of BLAG chapter in our 20th Anniversary Edition.
All photography by Sarah J. Edwards
Please only reblog or like from the original source [blagmagazine.com].
Thanks as always,
Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and a bubble bath…it’s our 20th Anniversary, so why not?!
It’s our 20th Anniversary and we want to celebrate with you… It’s going to be the biggest, best party in a book ever!
We want to include you in the luxurious 20th Anniversary Collectors Edition, we now have room for 500 readers to be featured in the edition alongside our stellar cast.
More details: To mark this very special occasion we’re putting together the most incredible edition of BLAG featuring a worldwide exclusive cover with none other than Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) - together! We’ve taken the most exclusive and fun photographs and got truly in-depth interviews, we’re so excited.
Alongside this we have a star studded cast with new and old school interviews, unseen images and highlights from the last 20 years. You can see just some of the line-up in the trailer above.
Reserve your copy today and by reply email send us a photo of you + your name / twitter handle / website to be included.
First 1,000 copies signed by Sally and Sarah to you.
~Dress up as your favourite band member, actor or character.
~Your favourite self-portrait / portait.
~An illustration of yourself.
~Mimic your favourite BLAG shoot, you might be posing like Julian Casablancas or taking a bubble bath like Tom Hardy & Noomi Rapace or doing a handstand like Money Mark or posing like the Beastie Boys with your friends.
The edition will be in true coffee-table style, even though we’re going back to our fun fanzine roots, we’re sticking with our renowned high production values, gorgeous photography, layouts and art.
It’s inspiring, hilarious and a real treasure. We cannot wait to share it with you. It’s been an incredible journey and to thank you, we want you to be a part of it too.
Don’t Miss Out. Tell All Your Friends. Share the Video.
With thanks and love,
Sally and Sarah
2012 | Back By Dope Demand…
We’ve opened a brand new store with rare back issues now available again in limited runs, our App and also the Passion & Patience Show. Have a look, we hope you enjoy!
2007 | BLAG Vol.2 Nø 9
Adrien Brody cover shoot in Paris polaroids
Photography by Sarah
Set-up with Sally