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Front Lines



—01. "Front Lines, inspired by Capa's indelible scenes from the first 'media war', reminds us that the camaraderie of men drawn by a sense of duty to an imperfect moral calling can reveal fleeting moments of disarming grace bound by unspeakable tragedy."


The photographs were originally shot for the CONTACT photography festival in Toronto but our own Chris Allen decided to take the opportunity to print a selection of the images in the first publication from Ikigai Editions. The news print release is 36 pages long, has 3 different cover options and was printed in Canada. The photographs were shot by Brendan Meadows, Simon Willms and George Moreira, and the styling and vintage archive came courtesy of Matt Robinson, owner of Klaxon Howl in Toronto. To accompany the project, Darrin Klimek also produced a short film offering a behind-the-scenes look at casual life behind the front lines of battle. Overall, the project was beautifully executed from the photos to the film to the first offering from Ikigai Editions, and we are very pleased to be offering the publication in our shop.

Heart of Spain

Ikigai Editions

Available at the Inventory Stockroom

Reader Comments (4)

really nice guys. Love the text layout
June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGarrett
Can you be more specific about the content/subjects-ie is this simply a fashion book/project shot with vintage military styling?
June 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdoc-
It's more of an exercise in photography than fashion from my understanding, but I would read through the website for more information and feel for the project.
June 10, 2010 | Registered CommenterRyan Willms
'The project focuses on the camaraderie that emerged between these soldiers, giving a human face to their tragic misfortunes.'

My point is that there is currently real photographs/stories of real and current individuals at war that perhaps could generate a positive empathy for deployed soldiers more effectively than a collaboration between a commercial photographer and a collector of military paraphernalia.
June 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdoc-

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