Apr 25 2019

HAMBURGER EYES No. 38

New issue out now! We have been way off schedule but hopefully this one will set us back on track. Great issue with 11 photographers, and 120 pages. Have a look..

HAMBURGER EYES No. 38

The Continuing Story of Life on Earth

Caleb Stein
Bouwe Brouwer
Kenneth Mattice
Sadie Bailey
Reuben Radding
Todd R Darling
Auston Marek
Wednesday Aja
Mike Gamboa
Nick Beymer
Dan Ryan

120 Pages
6.69″ x 9.61″
Black and White
Matte Cover / Text
Perfect Bind
Published by Hamburger Eyes

$20

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Apr 22 2019

NZ will never forget

By Chris Leskovsek

15 – 3 – 19

A gunman attacks two mosques in Christchurch, killing 50 and injuring another 50. This is believed to be the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of New Zealand. Immediately after the attack, the whole country joined as one to support the NZ Muslim community, and start talking about racism and hate. Peaceful marches took place all around the country. 6 days after the attack, people asked and the government announced a total ban on semi automatic guns. I took these photos around to remember that people can unite despite our differences, political beliefs and race to agree that this will never happen again, at least here, in little NZ. Kia kaha (stay strong) CHCH.

1) prime minister, Jacinda Ardern announces the attacks live on national TV, declares state of emergency. – I was in a rural coast town when the attacks happened, i received a text message from someone in Sweden about this and couldn’t believe it. So immediately I peeked over a couple’s caravan at the campground I was staying while they were watching TV.

2) NZ’s national newspaper cover the morning after the attack. The count of dead and injured was not final. It has then increased to 50 dead.

3) girls on the street hugging a muslim girl walking by, showing respect and support. A lot of non-muslim women decided to wear a hijab during the week after, as a sign of respect for the NZ muslim community.

4) I lit a candle for to mourn the dead. Each stone represents a dead.

5) Sir Dove-Myer Robinson statue in Aotea square filled with love messages of peace and support

6) 2 minute silence to commemorate the dead via big screens installed nationwide. A few days after the attacks.

7) thousands gather in a national vigil at Auckland domain 5 days after the atrack

8) Kiwi reporter wearing a hijab transmitting on live tv at vigil

9) man reading how the attacks happened

10 – 14) Photos taken during various marches against racism and white supremacy in Auckland.

15) Magazine covers outside a dairy shop in Auckland weeks after the attacks.

16) Perhaps my favorite photograph, while walking through a march against racism, I noticed this old man walking towards the crowd with this policeman holding his hand. At the beginning I thought he was lost or something happened to him. After taking this photo and noting a reporter that also approached him to talk, he tells me ‘Im 95, and I have seen a lot of suffering in my life, so I came here because I didn’t wanted to leave this world without seeing the beginning of change for a better tomorrow’. I thought, what an amazing person. Days after I took this photo, his story showed up on some locals newspaper. He turned out to be a 95 years old WWII veteran. Lost his wife and only daughter years ago. Has no other family nor relatives. But he was interested in change and peace. His name is John Sato (https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/385640/veteran-95-takes-bus-to-join-anti-racism-rally)
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All photos taken the same night of the attacks and the following 6 days of national mourning in Auckland, NZ

By Chris Leskovsek

Apr 18 2019

INFINITE BROWN EAGLE Vol. 1

New book!

INFINITE BROWN EAGLE Vol. 1
Photos by Ray Potes

An ongoing journey in search of El Dorado, the mythical city of gold.

250 Pages
6.69″ x 9.61″
Black and White
Matte Cover / Text
Perfect Bind
Published by Hamburger Eyes

$33

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Apr 17 2019

SUBMISSIONS

Photo by Ray Potes

On one hand making zines, magazines, and books is super fun and easy. On the other hand you can get buried in the jam ups, bottle necks, and other obstacles. So we gotta optimize where possible.

We made a new system for submissions. This way we can get through all of them and put them on to a published page quicker then ever. Hopefully.

Check it out and see you in the new issue!

http://www.hamburgereyes.com/submissions/

Apr 03 2019

Communication

Photo by Thatcher Keats

In last the post, we discussed the idea that publications may get spoiled with social media. But we came to the conclusion that it doesn’t spoil anything.

Then the conversation found it’s way to cooking times. How long do your images bake before ready for consumption? It’s obviously different for everyone and it also depends what your working on.

Sitting a little longer on photos could lead to things like tighter processing, smarter edits, bigger ideas and concepts.

In school we would work 6 months on a portfolio. On assignment, you could shoot 10 days for a 3 page editorial. More like 1 or 2 pages and then work with multiple editors to get it right.

In today’s world you shoot it and post it within seconds. I have lost my way in this rabbit hole, a lot of people have, which is why I like to have open dialogues lately.

It’s our job/duty to shoot stuff in our own particular way and communicate our messages and way of life before the Kardashians take over. Actually we are already way too late.

Therefore, speed and volume seem to be great allies to us.

On the other hand, a slower more methodical approach may be more effective.

Again, depends what you’re working on. I’m sure we will have to use a combination of both.