The New Issue of Contributor is a Box of Reflections. Inside Contributor’s Box of Reflections, you’ll find a collection of eighty prints in three different sizes and one poster. Also available is a limited edition of twenty copies of the box that each includes one signed and numbered print from our two cover stories. The c-prints are signed by the photographer Magnus Magnusson and come in the size 30 x 20 cm. Contributor’s Box of Reflections is a piece of collectible.
It was a frosty day. John took his dog Max for a walk in the woods behind his house. After a rainy week with thunderstorms, the temperature had dropped below zero, leaving a silver coating of ice crystals on the leaves. It was 1988 and John had retired from his job as a police officer in northern Sweden. This morning, the cold sharpened his edges. The dog was obsessively sticking his nose into what looked like a stack of hay. He called out for Max. But when the dog refused to listen, John walked over.
Music is an effective political weapon. Maxida Märak is a hip-hop musician who has become a leading figure in the resistance to the growing mining industry in Sápmi, the northern mountainous region of Sweden. By Antonia Nessen
Our latest print issue is now available for purchase online.
With invitations, catalogues and press releases, designers and fashion brands want to catch your attention for longer than a quick glance. Starting with print material from the early 80s and onwards, fashion scholar Marco Pecorari, has delved into this overlooked category of fashion objects for his doctoral dissertation entitled Fashion Remains: The Epistemic Potential of Fashion Ephemera. By Antonia Nessen
A couple of generations ago, the Renck family owned leather and textile factories before a series of fires put a stop to the business. Brand-Fyr picks up where this tradition left off: from an idea for a bag an exclusive accessory brand has emerged.
“I started testing the model on my sewing machine at home and wanted to make a couple of bags for some buddies. A bag for everything you need when you leave your front door or go traveling. Computer, wallet, a case for your glasses, your mobile – you always have something to carry around,” says Martin Renck, who has founded Brand-Fyr together with his brother Johan. Interview by Antonia Nessen and portrait by Magnus Magnusson.
Innovatively promoting the interaction between artists and audience, Stefanie Hessler is a dedicated curator involved in several interesting projects and the founder of the progressive art space Andquestionmark in Stockholm. We met with her to talk about the curating process, multisensory experiences, and the negotiation between “real” and virtual worlds. Interview by Antonia Nessen.
INTERVIEW Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin are giants of contemporary fashion photography. Now showing at Fotografiska in Stockholm, The Pretty Much Everything exhibition tells the story of the duo’s thirty-year career.
In the tenth issue of Contributor Magazine we explore the theme of death (included in the magazine are six posters to put on the wall) through the art and photography of contributors Camilla Akrans, Noomi Rapace, Bill Skarsgard and many more.
Read the interview for our anniversary issue with one of the actresses getting the most interesting parts in international movies right now. To no one’s surprise, as she’s become known for her hard work developing her characters. If the background story isn’t comprehensive enough, she’ll develop or create her own stories. The women she portrays can be fragile, broken and scarred, but when Noomi embodies them they are never reduced to victims. Photography by Camilla Akrans, fashion by editor-in-chief Robert Rydberg and interview by Antonia Nessen.