Film news: Photoklassik International Magazine


by Bellamy /

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In case you missed it, Photoklassik magazine completed their successful Kickstarter campaign and have started sending out copies of the international version of the magazine. And what a magazine. A dedicated magazine for film photography.

In case you did miss the Kickstarter though, fear not, as you can order yourself a copy of this wonderful magazine now.

A little bit about the magazine:

  • PhotoKlassik International: An independent print magazine about analog photography, with lots of fantastic reproductions of photos, plus a mix of technical how-to articles and news and personal stories from photographers around the world.
  • The special first issue will include:
  • A report about an actual test shoot with a beta version of the new Kodak Ektachrome Super-8 film!
  • Featured Artist Bruce Barnbaum, large format photographer, author, and pedagogue
  • Columns from social media personalities and bloggers like Japan Camera Hunter
  • Artists from 5 different continents, including photos and personal stories
  • Articles about gear and techniques
  • All this, 130 pages, printed in book-quality, with very few ads, can be delivered to your door anywhere in the world.
  • Subscribers will get exclusive access to selected magazine content online.

The editor-in-chief explains

I’m Marwan El-Mozayen, a passionate film photographer and editor-in-chief of PhotoKlassik International magazine. As an editor of the German PhotoKlassik for 5 years, I’ve seen the resurgence of film gain incredible momentum, and I’ve noticed that it connects people from all different walks of life, of all different ages, from all around the world. Some have stubbornly stuck to film through the digital revolution, some have rediscovered it after exploring the possibilities of photoshop, and some are just discovering film for the first time with used equipment or a new instant camera.

But for all the differences, there are even more things that analog photographers have in common.

We love the tactile experience of film, seeing our work come alive in the real world. We love the mindfulness that a limited amount of exposures forces us to develop. We love the sound of a shutter releasing. We love the honesty of film, but also the possibility to alter reality in a hands-on, artistic way. We love the inexplicable “real” feeling of images captured on film.

Although the internet is an important resource for sharing, I believe that a publication about photography should be printed. There is no comparison between seeing a print of a photo and viewing it on a screen, no matter how well-calibrated it is.

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I also have a regular article in the magazine, where I will discuss cameras, new film news and more. It is very exciting to be involved with this magazine.

I had the opportunity to meet Marwan and Charys (editor and model on the cover) during my trip to Cologne last month, and I can tell you they are so passionate about film photography it is positively infectious. They put so much hard work into this magazine and it shows. I was bowled over by their enthusiasm commitment. They are the perfect people to have at the helm of this great new magazine.

You can grab yourself a copy or a subscription by following this link

Photoklassik magazine shop

Hope you enjoy it.


7 comments on “Film news: Photoklassik International Magazine”

    Radu Serbanescu October 17, 2018 at 8:42 pm / Reply

    Mine just arrived home! Can’t wait to see it! :-)

    c.d.embrey October 18, 2018 at 5:01 am / Reply

    I’ve gone 100% digital. No print books, no print magazines. I buy/read 3-4 Kindle books a week. I find that e-books are a better fit for my lifestyle.. No mores clutter.

      Bellamy October 18, 2018 at 7:22 am /

      Good for you. Why comment then? As this is clearly not applicable to you.

    Johan van Huyssteen October 18, 2018 at 9:36 pm / Reply

    @C.D. Embrey. Don’t you have better things to do than trolling mate? My god what a waste of air… It’s like me going on a forum about a Nikon 7Z and spamming comments like “Film is not dead”. It might be your personal truth, but because it’s out of context, no one gives a toss.

    c.d.embrey October 19, 2018 at 4:11 am / Reply

    Hi Bellamy. I commented because I prefer looking at my own analogue photos on a Retina display.

    I have an Ilford XP2 (C41 process) single use camera. When I finish with it I’ll send it to Harman Labs, in SoCal for developing and hi-res scanning.

    Duncan October 25, 2018 at 9:46 pm / Reply

    Hi there,
    I’ve been reading the German version of PhotoKlassik since it was launched. It’s an amazing publication which covers subjects for everyone who is into traditional photography. Naturally, an international (English) version is more than welcome as it makes the subject matter available to those who don’t read German.
    It’s an amazing read and highly recommended! Long live film!

    Randall October 30, 2018 at 5:27 am / Reply

    Haven’t received my copy yet. Guess it’s on the slow boat to Hawaii.

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