Shima Eleven

Photo: Shima Eleven

Photo: Shima Eleven

Been following the photographs of this person for a while now. She only shoots in film and sometimes with super vintage cameras. Her polaroids are also sick. - LL

Cuba Gallery

Photo: Cuba Gallery

Photo: Cuba Gallery

Although highly post processed, these photos are so mesmerising that I almost forget that they are digital. His personal site also teaches you how to process ordinary digital photos into awesome works of art. - LL

Timeless NZ photos

Photo: Derek Henderson

Photo: Derek Henderson

Derek Henderon's photos are timeless, especially his ones of rural New Zealand towns. Check out his 'Terrible boredom of paradise' series to see what I mean. - LL

Stanley Greene goes back

Photo: Stanley Greene

Photo: Stanley Greene

"War is only half the story. I think war defines our inhumanity. Aftermath is where I believe we begin to rediscover our humanity."

Kenzaburo Oe on how to self-study

Photo: Francois Guillot

Photo: Francois Guillot

"When I was in my twenties, my mentor Kazuo Watanabe told me that because I was not going to be a teacher or a professor of literature, I would need to study by myself. I have two cycles: a five-year rotation, which centres on a specific writer or thinker; and a three-year rotation on a particular theme. I have been doing that since I was twenty-five. I have had more than a dozen of the three-year periods. When I am working on a single theme, I often spend from morning to evening reading. I read everything written by that writer and all of the scholarship on that writer’s work." - Kenzaburo Oe

 

Günter Grass on the limitation of verbs

"I discovered that the verb tenses taught in grammar school—past, present, and future—are not so simple in real life. Every time I think about the future, my knowledge of the past and the present are there, affecting what I call future. And sentences that were said yesterday may not really be past and done with—perhaps they will have a future. Mentally, we are not restricted to chronology—we are aware of many different times at once, as if they were one. ”

Our favourite writers: Italo Calvino

INTERVIEWER

How do you write? How do you perform the physical act of writing?

CALVINO

I write by hand, making many, many corrections. I would say I cross out more than I write. I have to hunt for words when I speak, and I have the same difficulty when writing.

Reporters of reality

Photo:  Thomas Hoepker

Photo: Thomas Hoepker

At heart, Magnum has remained the same: we’re reporters who describe reality” - Thomas Hoepker