A time machine is a camera, or a method of discovery, or a way of travelling, or a fiction, or an idea.
Timemachine publishes contemporary photography from Australia and elsewhere in the world. Our emphasis is on showing new work and longer term projects; and bringing the concerns of photographers and their colleagues to wider attention. Do countries or cultures breed different ways of thinking and seeing? This is a place to look at new Australian image making alongside a selection of what’s emerging from around the globe.
Timemachine was hatched some years ago in the minds of two photographers, strangers at the time. We were astounded and invigorated by the range of strong, eye-opening work that was being made at a time when the power of the still image, in the midst of an explosion of visual technologies, was thought by many to be in a period of decline. Far from it: photography retains its virtue of bold simplicity and continues to be used, in new ways and old, by thoughtful and original practitioners. It has found ubiquity via the internet – but popularity hasn’t curbed the steady development of fresh voices.
Issues of the magazine are quarterly and are based around themes, which can be interpreted loosely or strictly. We’re interested in a diversity of ideas and styles and encourage submissions from everywhere – and from known or unknown photographers, artists and visual journalists.
We also publish writing on photography: essays, interviews, criticism, notes from the field. We want to gauge varying opinions, new forays and developing approaches to the medium.
Sadly, after two years of publishing some of the best photography around the globe, we have made the tough decision to take a break for a while. Our ninth issue, FLUX is the very apt theme that we will finish on. We wish to thank all the photographers, poets and writers that have submitted their work to this magazine – we could never have done this without you. And of course to all our readers out there all over this big/little planet of ours, who have shared and supported this endeavour, we thank you too, from the bottom of our hearts.
We sincerely hope you enjoy the Timemachine archive which will remain online. Please stay in touch via Facebook and Twitter, for there may well be a future iteration of Timemachine Magazine in some shape or form. How and when, we don’t yet know, but we will definitely let the world know once we do.
Timemachine Magazine is thankful for the generous support over 4 issues from FUJIFILM Pro Australia.