A bi-annual periodical produced by street photographers for street photographers. Produced in London by Nick Turpin Publishing. Consists of an illustrated color booklet of essays and articles accompanied by 22 unbound prints with a different theme for each edition. Submissions are welcome and the endeavor is self-financing, with no advertising, so purchase price for each edition pays for the next.
PUBLICATION #1 Inspiration was our launch edition sold exclusively through our online presence www.in-publication.com and promoted completely through Twitter and Blogs which led to wider recognition such as a feature on the BBC.
The site allows photographers to upload their images for consideration in future editions which also helps spread the word about the periodical.
By not selling through physical shops we keep, on average, 40% of the cover price that they would normally take.
PUBLICATION launched on November 28th 2009 and went into profit the week before Christmas, the second edition on America launches on the 28th May 2010.
I started it for two reasons, firstly, I felt that we are all street photographers now and street photography needed a printed outlet and, secondly, I felt people were ready to hold photographs in their hands again as objects after a decade of viewing them on monitors.
I think it shows that while mainstream magazines with high overheads and broad appeal are struggling, small innovative, quality, niche magazines cans till turn a profit.