Blue Zine by Anna Fearon

“The ethos of Blue zine is to celebrate people of colour”

The inaugural print issue of Blue Zine launched on November 30th and we spoke to zine founder Anna Fearon to find out what it’s all about.

Blue Zine RONIEBOND Feature with Anna Fearon

First off, introduce yourself, who are you and what do you do?
My name is Anna, I am a photographer and editor/ founder of Blue magazine.

What is the bluezine and where did the idea come from?
The idea for Blue magazine came from my love of magazines – I’ve been collecting magazines since I was a teenager and I had a desire to see more publications showcasing models of colour. I wanted the magazine to be a celebration of POC. I am a photographer so the magazine is primarily image led but underpinned with interviews and essays by creatives that I admire.

How did you get started as a photographer? Who or what inspired you?
Whilst at uni studying for graphic design I started assisting a stylist, from then I realised I loved the energy on set, then I assisted a couple of photographers and from there I started working on my own projects. For the magazine Solange was a huge inspiration, ‘A Seat at the Table’ has been the soundtrack on many of the shoots!

Blue Zine by Anna Fearon RONIEBOND Feature

Has bluezine been a collaborative process? Who have you worked with on making the idea come to life?
Yes it’s been a very collaborative process the magazine would not have been possible without all of the amazing creatives I worked with. As I shot the majority of editorials I collaborated with stylists, MUA’s and hairstylists who helped create my vision.

What’s next for you and bluezine?
The next step for this issue is seeing if I can get some stockists for the magazine. Then start developing ideas and planning for issue 2, which I hope will be even bigger than this issue.

Where do you wanna be in 5 years?
I’m not one to think that far ahead, but I hope the magazine will have blown up and I’d like to shoot more musicians and hope that my dream to shoot Solange will have happened.

Credits for featured images: Image 1 - Dora@Lenis Photography Anna Fearon, Styling Kashmir Wickham, hair Joy Matashi and Make up Neecol Corry Image 2 - Vicky and Jenn Photography Anna Fearon, Styling Faye Héran, Make up Snowkei Lan, Hair Aieasha Paul Image 3 - Ama Jones, photography Anna Fearon, Styling Kashmir Wickham, Make up Lai Zakaria Image 4 - Aisha and Momo @Culpavinum, photography Anna Fearon, styling Hannah Grunden, Make up Dan Delgado, hair Aieasha Paul
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