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Lunatic, a new creative photography ezine

The international collective of photographers Luna (www.lunaphotos.com) is pleased to announce the release of the first issue of the new online magazine Lunatic. The magazine Lunatic will be online on June 20th 2007. Lunatic gives the opportunity to photographers to promote original stories and images. It also aims to provide space for creative work within contemporary photojournalism.

Lunatic has been designed as a book. We love books but their diffusion is nowadays too restricted. We want to open new doors and encourage national newspapers and magazines to publish original images. Photography is not only about information. It also is a fantastic personal way of writing stories and expressing ideas and emotions.

Lunatic is a bi-annual image online magazine presenting new work from known and unknown talented photographers from all around the world. The target audience of Lunatic is the photographer community, the picture editors who want to discover new creative works and all people interested in contemporary photography.

The first issue publishes creative quality images from Bernd Arnold, Elisabeth Blanchet, Karl Blanchet, Cyril Cavalié, Francesco Cocco, Markus Lokai, Frederic Pauwels and Christophe Smets.

The magazine is available on www.lunaticmag.com

Lunatic is sponsored by:
 Contrasto (Italy) www.contrasto.it
 Digital Railroad (USA) www.digitalrailroad.net
 DOUBLEtruck Magazine (USA) www.DTzine.com
 Visum (Germany) www.visum.info
 zReportage Zuma (USA) www.zReportage.com
 ZUMA (USA) www.ZUMApress.com

Media Contact Person:
Karl Blanchet
Karl.blanchet@lunaphotos.com
Phone: 0044 7815797906
London

by Karl Blanchet at 2007-06-19 15:40:47 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) London , United Kingdom | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Very interesting

by P. Money | 21 Jun 2007 02:06 | Louisville, KY, United States | | Report spam→
really good work !
N

by [former member] | 21 Jun 2007 09:06 | Athens, Greece | | Report spam→
Thank you all for your support.
Karl
www.lunaticmag.com

by Karl Blanchet | 21 Jun 2007 13:06 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
looks fantastic..some very smart, poignant work. thank you and congratulations!

by [former member] | 21 Jun 2007 13:06 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Liked the images, concept, and presentation. Hate the sound and the navigation. I like the page-flip thing, but could not navigate back to the contents.

I might be in the minority, but I find web pages that start playing sounds when loaded really annoying. It seems very invasive for stuff to happen on a page without my clicking a button. And I didn’t see a way to turn the sound off.

I like reading online stuff at work or in Starbucks on a laptop, etc. I would rather have optional sound than mandatory sound.

by [former member] | 21 Jun 2007 14:06 | New York, NY, United States | | Report spam→
I was annoyed by the music too, but there is an off button on the lower left.

by [former member] | 21 Jun 2007 14:06 (ed. Jun 21 2007) | New York, United States | | Report spam→
In Firefox, maximized, I see only the main panel and a hint of something below it, which I can’t see or reach. So I can’t turn the sound off.

by [former member] | 21 Jun 2007 14:06 | New York, NY, United States | | Report spam→
It seems that the menu below the page does not appear on some screens. We will make a change.

On this menu, you have:
a turn on/off button for the music
and a button to directly go back to the menu.

Karl

by Karl Blanchet | 21 Jun 2007 15:06 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Karl

Nice work. Look forward to being inspired by future issues.
I do have to agree with a few others that having the music default to ‘on’ is less than ideal but,in truth,
it’s only a mouseclick away from being turned off.

For interests sake,check out the photographer site,www.johnhuet.com. He’s also using the magazine template but
without the page turning effect. Nice navigation bar along the bottom.

As i understand it,he had different designers/art directors ‘guest design’ each chapter.
Might be an interesting concept to keep in the back of your mind as a way to have some of Lunas editorial clients participate in
the creating of your ezine.

by [former member] | 21 Jun 2007 16:06 | Montreal, Canada | | Report spam→
Great magazine! Markus Lokai shows a wonderful work.

by Nicola | 21 Jun 2007 17:06 | Rome, Italy | | Report spam→
Wish you all the best with the mag Karl.

Design looks pretty much the same as NeoCollective except that NeoCollective has small tabs on the side so one can easily take a shortcut to different artist without going back to the index page.

Yeah, music is annoying but makes one feel good and powerful when click ‘music off’ button…

by [former member] | 21 Jun 2007 17:06 | Montreal, Canada | | Report spam→
Wonderful! I like design and photos and stories as well. Good job!

I introduce the Lunatic on my blog “Street Photography”, sorry in Japanese only.
http://blog.livedoor.jp/street_photograph/

by Yas | 22 Jun 2007 03:06 | Tokyo, Japan | | Report spam→
Many thanks, Yas

Karl

by Karl Blanchet | 22 Jun 2007 11:06 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
very nice! loved it! great work.

by [former member] | 22 Jun 2007 13:06 | Nicosia, Cyprus | | Report spam→
Great work. Thanks for posting this!

by [former member] | 22 Jun 2007 15:06 | Boston, United States | | Report spam→
It’s very nice, I would like to submit some work, how could I?
thanks

Agustin

by Agustin Fernandez | 22 Jun 2007 15:06 | Montevideo, Uruguay | | Report spam→
Dear all,
we are still at the very early stage of Lunatic. The next step will be to find sponsors. The first issue was self-funded (except the distribution). We will need to raise a few $,£ and euros (other currencies will also be very welcome) before we launch the second issue. I will ask you to give us a bit more time (we have just released the first issue) before you submit any new work.
We will keep you updated on this issue (submission) as soon as we are clearer on deadlines. But the priority will be sponsoring. Any good ideas from you are welcome.
Karl

by Karl Blanchet | 24 Jun 2007 18:06 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Thanks to your coments, we decided to change the music and improve the full screen option. Thank you for your feedbacks.

www.lunaticmag.com

Karl

by Karl Blanchet | 04 Jul 2007 09:07 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
very nice work indeed.. keep it up!

by Nikos Kantarakias | 04 Jul 2007 09:07 | Skiathos, Greece | | Report spam→
beautiful work

Ruediger Bergmann

by Ruediger Carl Bergmann | 04 Jul 2007 10:07 | Augsburg, Germany | | Report spam→
THis is incredible, exactly the sort of project that photojournalism needs right now to exemplify the unparalleled creative potential for multimedia audio-visual journalism. Great work, really really great work! How do we submit work?

by Ed Giles | 04 Jul 2007 13:07 | Sydney, Australia | | Report spam→
ps. i really like the music!

by Ed Giles | 04 Jul 2007 13:07 | Sydney, Australia | | Report spam→
Excellent. A joy to look at, great pictures, great design.

by Patricio Murphy | 04 Jul 2007 20:07 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
Very good, very sticky, love the music!

by david lange | 04 Jul 2007 22:07 | Melbourne, Australia | | Report spam→
:)))

I looked at the magazine when you first posted at the beginning of June and indeed, i like this new version much much more (the music makes sense now :)))))….and it’s not as intrusive and it makes aural sense to me as im “flipping” through the magazines…i like most of the stories (content) and i like the ease of navigation too…im happy that’ you’ve made some modifications and have a rich amalgam of story (pics), content (theme) and music…its a lovely product…congrats all and well done to the Lunatic team ;)))

cheers,
bob

by [former member] | 04 Jul 2007 22:07 | toronto, Canada | | Report spam→
Thank you all for your nice encouragement.
Karl

by Karl Blanchet | 04 Jul 2007 23:07 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
great magazine, thanks. the flip page effect was getting somehow annoying at first but i learnt to put up with it

cheers

petr

by Petr Antonov | 05 Jul 2007 08:07 | Bautino, Kazakhstan | | Report spam→
Looks great. Little slow loading the pages towards the “back” but that could just as easily be this end.

Love the music, what is it?

Congratulations and good luck.

by Andy Smith | 05 Jul 2007 11:07 | Leeds,, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Looks pretty good, although I will venture a wild guess here and say that there arent too many Sarkozy fans in some of those pics. I actually like the flipped page effect; I can’t say all that much about the music-I didnt listen to it. I always turn the music off. I know I shouldnt, that it is there to enhance the overall experience, but if I want to see pictures and music together I’ll turn on The Tube Network or go to a movie. Overall, though, great stuff.

by Akaky | 05 Jul 2007 19:07 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Very good work.
Good luck and congratulations!

Best,
Ken

by [former member] | 23 Jul 2007 14:07 | Milan, Italy | | Report spam→
Wow. Great work.
jack

by Jack Kurtz | 23 Jul 2007 14:07 | Phoenix, AZ, United States | | Report spam→
I love it! I agree that it would be nice being able to go back to the main contents from any page, but I love the concept, the design, the navigation, and very especially, the content. If you don´t like the music, simply turn it off. Congratulations.

Miguel Pereira
www.miguelpereira.es

by Miguel Pereira | 23 Jul 2007 22:07 | Madrid, Spain | | Report spam→
love it! congratulations. i added the link on my website

by Jessica D. Korman | 23 Jul 2007 22:07 | New York, United States | | Report spam→

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Participants

Karl Blanchet, Photographer Karl Blanchet
Photographer
(London-based photographer)
London , United Kingdom
P. Money, Creative & Futurist P. Money
Creative & Futurist
(See That Which Cannot Be Seen)
[undisclosed location].
Nicola , Photojournalist Nicola
Photojournalist
Rome , Italy
Yas, Yas
Tokyo , Japan
Agustin Fernandez, Freelance photojournalist Agustin Fernandez
Freelance photojournalist
(uruguay "south america")
Montevideo , Uruguay ( MVD )
Nikos Kantarakias, Nikos Kantarakias
(the problem to your solution)
Athens , Greece ( ATH )
Ruediger Carl Bergmann, Photographer / Artist Ruediger Carl Bergmann
Photographer / Artist
Augsburg , Germany ( MUC )
Ed Giles, Photojournalist Ed Giles
Photojournalist
Sydney , Australia
Patricio Murphy, Musician, photographer Patricio Murphy
Musician, photographer
Buenos Aires , Argentina
david lange, Photographer david lange
Photographer
Melbourne , Australia
Petr Antonov, photographer//oil trash Petr Antonov
photographer//oil trash
(photographer // oilfield trash)
Moscow , Russia
Andy Smith, Photographer Andy Smith
Photographer
Leeds, , United Kingdom ( AAA )
Akaky, Contemptible lout Akaky
Contemptible lout
New York , United States ( AAA )
Jack Kurtz, Photojournalist Jack Kurtz
Photojournalist
Bangkok , Thailand
Miguel Pereira, Photographer Miguel Pereira
Photographer
(World observer)
Barcelona , Spain
Jessica D.  Korman, photo editor/photographer Jessica D. Korman
photo editor/photographer
(analog girl living in a digita)
Jerusalem , Israel


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