Café Royal Books

Art / Feature

Text: Rachel Speed Curation: Craig Atkinson “I wanted a way of exhibiting work more widely and without the constraints of a gallery” says Café Royal Books founder Craig Atkinson. Café Royal Books started ten years ago, it’s “something in between zines, photobooks, artist books, and info pamphlets” and published independently each week in the North West […]

Brian Griffin

Art / Interview

Photography: Brian Griffin Text: Henry Gorse An icon of British portrait photography, Brian Griffin has photographed some of the most influential personalities of the last forty years from Margaret Thatcher to Iggy Pop, Damien Hirst to Vivienne Westwood. With an exclusive new shoot in PYLOT’s fourth issue, Henry Gorse interviewed ‘The Griff’ to see what makes […]

Tory Island

Art / Documentary

Photography: Cian Oba-Smith Tory Island is located 9 miles of the coast of Donegal in Northern Ireland, with a population of just 96. It relies mainly on tourism as its once plentiful fishing resources have now been protected by strict sustainability legislation, preventing it from being a viable source for the residents survival. This has resulted in the majority of the younger […]

Maxwell Clements

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Photography: Maxwell Clements Text: Anna Sanders Tufts of hair sprout through pink fabric; baby blue war paint sits slicked across cheek bones; ivy and petals adorn clothes and cover eyes. Maxwell Clement’s photographed world is a playful, colourful one; stripped back and desaturated, but no less compelling for it. The simplicity of his props and the […]

Early USA

Art / Documentary

Photography: Ian Hughes USA in the Early 1990s The happiest years of my life were spent travelling around the USA on Greyhound buses in the early 1990s, between long stints working onboard cruise ships based in Miami and New York. I had an endless supply of bulk loaded 35mm Konica 100 ISO film left over from […]

Horse Track Portraits

Art / Series

Photography: Justin Clifford Rhody “Only chance is fair” –Frederick Sommer Although I don’t particularly get a rise from gambling in itself, there’s something mysteriously endearing about an environment in which “the numbers” are against you and an impractical belief in luck functions as the major impetus of operations. The horse track is a traffic jam of individualised belief systems […]

Sophie Green

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Photography: Sophie Green Text: Bridie Riley You were quoted as saying you were interested in getting your work involved in magazines ‘particularly those that still believe in the power of the picture’. In an over saturated image economy how do you feel images retain their value? I am a very purist photographer in my approach, I […]

The Time of Dreaming the World Awake

Art / Series

Photography: Yvette Monahan The Time of Dreaming the World Awake is a portrait of a place, a landscape of possibility. This photographic body of work is based in a small region in Southern France. I was drawn there initially by the story of Bugarach, the ‘magic’ mountain. Bugarach was somehow connected to a Mayan prophecy which […]