You’ve probably noticed that La Noir Image has been very quiet for the past couple of months. The reason why is because I’ve been trying to figure out exactly what I want to do with it. The model of showcasing one photographer a day is kind of cool for a small site, but I’ve got plans to really grow this site and it took a lot of thinking and realization to see that what I was doing won’t work.
Over the weekend, I put together a small e-zine. With what I had and my experience of not editing a magazine in years, it was an okay attempt. But a more polished version is coming hopefully by the end of the week. I’m working with an incredible designer to do it. It’s designed to work on your iPad and it’s only a PDF: not a fully working app like I want it to be. Again, the full proof of concept is coming nearer to the end of the week, hopefully.
La Noir Image is going to become an iPad magazine. I want you to curl up with it on a lazy weekend and be inspired by all the wonderful black and white photography that we showcase. But it’s going to be an ambitious project, so in the next month or so we’ll be launching a Kickstarter to get the funding that we need. It will also mean that La Noir Image grows to include things like essays, musings, a couple of tutorials, etc. But it’s all going to be centered around black and white and each issue will have a theme.
So at the moment, hang tight. The site’s in a growing pains phase right now. But if you really, really, really want to look at a not so spruced up version that I created, then here you go; but note that this isn’t the final version. In the final version, we’re only using the stories with high res imagery.
Thanks so much,
– Chris Gampat