C.O.D is a body of work, a collection of documentaries, exploring the essence of youth culture in modern day society. The magazine which began with a focus on Britain, and its influence worldwide, has now spread to focusing its interest on youth culture, in all its forms, wherever it resides. A selection of photographers, writers and creatives have curated a collaborative body of work in a celebration of the old, the new, the unseen and the overlooked.
Issue 4 continues to grow Collection of Documentaries’ unique exploration of its themes. Michael Salerno returns with an haunting collection of photo-collages, and Fanny Schlichter dazzles with her sharp perception of youth and with the coolness of her work. In Collection of Documentaries there remains an edge, for the magazine, while being physically and visually exquisite -a collector’s item- always pursues the truth behind youth culture, and its realism, which is reflected in the work of the photographers, writers and creatives who search for this truth within themselves and the world.
Collection of Documentaries is extremely unique in its rejection of any online presence. We believe that in a world of social media and information overload, what is actually covetable is something that people can hold, that they can collect and value.
“This latest issue uses a beautifully minimal design, with an all-grey cover with just the sliver of title text for decoration. The aim is to make the publication more like a book than a magazine, and each issue takes a gradually darker tone than the last. Once you’ve collected all ten in the series, it’ll form a gradient from white to black.”
It’s Nice That
“The photo essays by some of the most exciting and up-and-coming photographers from all over the world area lovely mix of homoerotic, violent and nostalgic, and are accompanied by beautiful, small passages of text by the contributors.”
It’s Nice That
“The project is an impressive feat: the sheer scale of the thing makes it more of a coffee table book than an ordinary publication, and to convey the message of your magazine through visual essays is a brave move, as is rejecting social-media.”
“The desire to create my own magazine came about because of my love for holding a print publication. After watching the world become so obsessed by social media—and the industry becoming so saturated as a result—I really wanted to strip things back to basics. Online media seems the more obvious option nowadays and print the elusive option”
Editor-in-chief Lee Crichton, Vice
UK Cover Price £14.00
Aprox Weight 1500gms