books / arts literature
exhibitions / web
print and publishing solutions
When Len Grant and Axis were commissioned to make a quarterly magazine about East Manchester and its regeneration, we both agreed it should play to Len’s photographic strengths. As a graduate of Newport College where I’d studied design along side the famous Documentary Photographic course, I was immediately reminded of the seminal Newport Survey, a series of annual publications that got under the skin of Newport life. This also reminded Len of Reportage magazine, a beautifully produced large format publication. It was this type of format we wanted to explore, allowing the images to speak without feeling cramped. These publications were our inspiration, ten quarterly issues were produced, and several design and photography awards collected during that time.
See also Reclaiming East Manchester.