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Press photographer launches monthly mag for city

A press photographer has launched a new picture-based monthly magazine to reflect life in his city.

Brian Anderson, who spent 13 years at the News of the World before its demise, has created Glasgow Eyes, which is set to hit the streets this week.

The first 32-page edition of the A5 magazine, pictured below, will be sold at independent retailers and will have an initial print run of 10,000.

It has an introductory price of £2 and features exclusive pictures of music icon Pete Doherty in issue 1.

Glasgow Eyes

Brian, who has spent more than 20 years in the industry, has launched the magazine in print for the first time after the success of four digital versions he has produced.

Glasgow Eyes aims to reflect the styles of the former Life and Picture Post magazines, which both focused on photojournalism.

Brian, who works on the magazine single-handedly, said: “Glasgow Eyes will be the first ever picture magazine for the city and will feature news, reportage, street music and showbiz, as well as Glasgow life in all its forms.

“The reason for the magazine is to emphasise the craft of pure photography in an ever decreasing and devalued profession (the press photographer) and to document my city in all its forms

“The magazine is dedicated to Glaswegians everywhere.”

He also plans to get big supermarket chains involved in selling the magazine in future.

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  • September 29, 2015 at 9:26 am
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    I’m sure the images in the magazine will be top-notch, but good lord the layout and typesetting on that cover are awful. Surely Brian must know someone who could lend a hand with that?

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  • September 29, 2015 at 9:39 am
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    All the very best of luck with this It’s a great idea.

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  • September 29, 2015 at 12:32 pm
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    Aah, the long-awaited comeback of Cooper Black! Groovy! Good luck with the mag, though…

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  • September 29, 2015 at 12:35 pm
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    …or is it Bodoni Bold Poster? I think we should be told.

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  • September 29, 2015 at 12:58 pm
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    I hope this takes off! If it does it would be an exciting revival of Picture Post type mags which could work in a rural or urban format. Best of luck to a fellow photographer who is not going without a fight!

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  • September 29, 2015 at 6:17 pm
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    A superb idea especially if it’s along the lines of Picture Post with high quality images which would stand out so well in a desert of web lifted and UGC supplied images, Maje a success of it and sell it regionally as a franchise
    There’s no mention of sustainable revenue or advertising funds? Presumably the costs are covered by the cover price alone? A risky business plan unless a high number of copies are sold and sustainable revenue sources are found or it could be a flash ( no pun) in the pan.
    However , good idea and all good wishes for its success

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  • September 29, 2015 at 7:42 pm
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    Very best of luck Brian. If I’m ever up your way I would work a shift for free.

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  • September 30, 2015 at 9:08 pm
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    Best of luck, but £2 is adventurous for 32 small pages.

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