Emulsion is a black and white photography magazine that offers a different perspective than its counterparts. The magazine focuses on photography as art and statement, rather than an educational journal filled with gear/ gadget advertisements. The majority of the magazine features artist profiles and photographic portfolios, as well as gallery and publication reviews. Each issue is themed and features work from the past and present. The artists are explored over many pages to allow for large scale, high quality prints of their artwork, accompanied by in depth essays and interviews. The goal of emulsion is to inspire and connect the photographic community.
To reach a wide range of viewers without overpowering the art, I designed the magazine to be sleek and minimalistic. Ample white space highlights and enhances the photography with clean sophistication. Each issue features a different bright color, inspired by Ilford’s darkroom filters, that compliments the black and white imagery. The typefaces Quarto and Tungsten are used together for stark contrast between traditional and modern, mirroring the works selected for the magazine. The magazine’s masthead was made with Quarto, for an injection of sharp refinement.