Dazed & Confused reviewers?! - Advantages: It's a film! In the movies archive!!, There are proper reviews of this film I've written one. - Disadvantages: It's not the arty mag that people think it is., Odd mistake for 3 people to make!
Lifestyle magazines are always a bit of a hit-or-miss with me, I never got the hang of Wallpaper or Sky, but Dazed and Confused is one of those magazines that started a revolution. I first bought it in about 1997, before it really took off, and I had such a hard time to find it again for about another year. Now it, and its influences are everywhere and I can't get away from it. The layout is clean, crisp, postmodern, independent (a bit like the Saatchi gallery but on paper), and the colour and quality of the print is very good. Although this magazine is basically fashion minded, the other articles are far superior to any of its rivals. Really excellent interviewing techniques, I especially like the art aspect of dazed (it did a supreme spread on Helen Chadwick before she died), and the music reviews are always well ahead of the competition when it comes to whats cool/whats not. Most importantly this magazine has promoted its original photographer to stardom: Rankin was pretty fresh out of art school when he started with Dazed, and now he's absolutely raking it in. His work does have a certain artistic charm that you can't find in other fashion mags, and its probably thanks to his images that we have older, fatter, uglier models on the catwalks and on the front cover of vogue. Dazed and Confused; A beautiful magazine for all us non-cool people to aspire to.
Dazed and confused a supersonic intelligent lifestyle magazine. If a bit of free thought is what you need to lighten up life then this is essential. Using not only articles to make you think but also photography that questions the way society portraies many issues that other magazines wouldn't touch. Sometimes however some articles are a bit dull and boxed in. Design wise it has been setting the bench mark for the last few months and just as all rest catch up the boys move on. Intelligent eye candy that needs to be seen
D&C is probably my favourite magazine. it was the first i started to read when i was getting into fashion photography, and i been trying to get hold of every issue. because i've been moving around a bit i haven't subscribed to it, but i will now. i really like their interview and think that is maybe their strongest side. i also appreciate the photography, but i've seen far more intresting stuff in other magazines. their style is a bit too slick i think, something that goes on the expence of the cleverness of their images. it's still really wellworth reading.
I got this magazine from a cousin that traveled to seven countries. What attracted her to the magazine was the artsy look. As I skimmed through the magazine, it was definitely and eye catcher. I thought it wads a rock magazine, so I was totally disinterested, until she told me the history behind the magazine. It was started by a few London College students. They open up their magazine for any one to have something placed in it. They also have interviews where the interviewee interviews themselves. Interesting, huh. As I continued to read the magazine I saw that is was a very different magazine and that it seemed to grab ALL backgrounds and ALL ideas and place them in a big bowl together. In other words, this magazine was not one to judge, but simply allow you to see what was going on in all other different walks of the world. I also noticed how photographers got to place their work in the magazine, especially those that were probably new to the photo world.