Focus is the world's premier magazine for collecting fine art photography. No other magazine offers more in-depth interviews with photographers, galleries, curators, publishers and icons in the world of fine art photography. Focus offers the latest news, trends and information on the industry of photography to help collectors young and discover new work or rediscover their favorites. Since our first issue, Focus has published retrospectives of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Margaret Bourke-White and Irving Penn plus interviews with Arnold Newman, Michael Kenna, Ralph Gibson, Keith Carter, Shelby Lee Adams, Ruth Bernhard, John Szarkowski, Gillian Laub, Jock Sturges, Jerry Uelsmann, Lisa Holden, Arthur Tress, Bruce Davidson, Joel Meyerowitz, Jill Greenberg, Steve McCurry, Lillian Bassman, Martin Schoeller, Abelardo Morell, Mary-Ellen Mark, Shirin Neshat and Roman Loranc. Our interviews go in-depth, they take a look at the soul inside of the human being who also happens to be a photographer and we take that and put it into words in an interview for you to read every issue.
When the decision was made to relaunch Focus, there was a decision to either continue the traditional newsstand model most magazines follow, or to attempt something new, bold, and different. Of course, the latter was chosen. Each issue of Focus would have a hyperfocus on an extremely specific genre or method of photography. The next four editions will focus on: Portraits, Analouge & Alternative Process, Fine Art Nude, and Fine Art Photography (all genres excluding nude).
Focus Magazine, the world's leading magazine for collectors of fine art photography will be releasing 4 special boxed editions of Focus Magazine, each dedicated to a special theme: Fine Art Photography, Analouge Photography, Portrait Photography, and Fine Art Nude.Due to the precident of releasing a fine art photography magazine completely dedicated to portrait photography, we wanted to commemorate the edition with a special photography book which will exhibit some of the best fine art portrait photography we could find. This limited edition, 12"x 12", hardcover photobook, Photo Stories will exhibit the work from over 30 fine art portrait photographers worldwide. We see how film and alternative process photography are thriving in the digital age. Focus stands side by side with the photographers who shout from the rooftops that "film is not dead," and want to do everything we can to help amplify their voices even louder.
Each page of Photo Stories is printed in exquisite detail on the finest archival silk paper for photography printing. Each of our photographers exhibited in this hardcover book will provide you with up to 1,000 words about themselves and their life's work. Each reporduction will be carefully printed by one of the finest printers in the world and sewn-bound using the highest quality materials.
To compliment Photo Stories we have included a catalogue of photographers who prints their work using alternative processes. We call this catalogue Exposures. This catalogue will exhibit alternative process printing types such as wet plate collodion, tintype, ambrotype, cyanotype, van dyke brown print, and much more.
A brief 250-word introduction about each photographer is offered along with prices and size information with up to 4 images per photographer. At 200 pages, Exposures will exhibit the work of over 50 alternative process photographers.
To contain these three beautiful publications of fine art photography, we have designed a special clamshell box.
Upon opening the box, a reader is immediately greeted with a folio of twelve 8 x 10 prints. These prints were created with the same incredible printing used to create our other publications. Frame them, give them to friends as gifts, enjoy them as you wish. They're our gift to you.
To reinforce our commitment to historic processes of fine art photography, Focus will donate a percentage of sales from each of these limited edition boxes to the George Eastman Museum.
George Eastman Museum (formerly George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film) Founded in 1947 as an independent nonprofit institution, it is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum holds unparalleled collections—encompassing several million objects—in the fields of photography, cinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books. The institution is also a longtime leader in film preservation and photographic conservation.
We hope you'll agree with us that this opportunity is an extremely unique offering on behalf of Focus Magazine; and with your help, one of many more in the future.