Author archives: Charlotte Bibby

Photographer Interview: Algirdas Bakas

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How did you initially decide to move to China to work? What was the process and had you visited before? Before moving to China I worked in a major photography studio in Vilnius for three good years where I learned tricks of the trade but also realised that the commercial work I was doing was not inspiring me. I wanted to explore the planet and do travel p[...]

Music Interview: Classical Composer Hannah Kendall

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We arrived at Hannah’s home in South London, where she warmly welcomed us in and asked if we had trouble finding it. “You could interview loads of people around here,” she told me, and went on to explain how Hither Green had become a hub of artists and musicians all living within a one mile radius of each other. Like us, she had also found South London to be[...]

Copenhagen on the Cheap

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Before my friend and I decided to visit Copenhagen, Denmark we looked into costs and decided we could just about manage a four day trip. "I'm literally packing pasta", my friend said, "because the blog I read said you couldn't get a sandwich for less than £20". A colleague at work told me alcohol was ridiculously expensive, and if we wanted to drink we ough[...]

Travelling Mother and Daughter: Interview with Isabelle Von Coels

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German-born Isabelle (Isi) Von Coels was twenty six years old when her daughter, Kim, was born, and throughout Kim’s childhood, Isi travelled as a single mum to South America, Australia and other places around the world. Kim recently had her own child, Xahli, and spends time between Isi's home in Portugal, New Zealand and Glastonbury, UK. Now Isi is a grandm[...]

Funding Calais

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On 2nd September an image of three year old Aylan Kurdi washed up dead in a beach in Turkey after the boat he was travelling on with his family capsized was published online and caused huge international uproar. The response was astounding, and despite how the Syrian Civil War began in 2011, that image alone was enough to shock people into action. A simple [...]

The Dehumanisation of Statistics

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When people become statistics, they stop being individuals, and when five thousand deaths seems no worse than five hundred that’s very clearly the case. Journalists should be working in order to create more of an understanding of the individual lives lost during tragedies. Back in May the total number of migrant deaths caused by drowning in the Mediterranea[...]

Postcards to my Future Children

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In April 2012 I was walking next to the Seine in Paris whilst peering at the wide array of vintage magazines, records and tat that the stalls were selling. I felt my euros burning a hole in my pocket, but yet possessed no desire to buy something I knew would sit gathering dust on my shelf. I thumbed through old postcards, some blank and some with long forgot[...]

Artist Interview: Joe Anderson

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How did you discover your interest in illustration? My interest in illustration goes back to childhood. As long as I can remember I noticed drawings and have enjoyed drawing. Dr. Suess and Shel Silverstein were some my early favorites. I loved Mad Magazine and Spy vs. Spy comics. Cartoons were a mainstay, especially the whole Looney Tunes gang. Roadrunner w[...]

An Open Letter to A New Father

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Dear Oliver, It's amazing feeling so close to somebody without having been closer than a few thousand miles in over three years. I hope you and Rachel achieve a life you’ve desired. Take as little as you can, and give a lot back. Lead a simple life sustaining yourselves as much as you can through your own means. Teach your child how to find pleasures in sim[...]

Enigmatic Images: Romy Maxime

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As a general rule of thumb, here at Ghost we avoid featuring fashion photography mostly due to the fact that the nature of the industry is such a polar opposite of our ethos, and also due to the fact that the internet is already saturated with near-identical fashion images. Like any rule, though, it’s there to be broken and Romy Maxime’s work does just tha[...]

Lost Voices- A Performed Poem on Privilege

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Eastern Michigan University students Darius Simpson and Scout Bostley perform their poem "Lost Voices", speaking for each other to attempt to explain a little bit about privilege. "But to tell me you know my pain is to stab yourself in the leg because you saw me get shot. We have two different wounds, and looking at yours does nothing to heal mine.” The du[...]

Rainbow Neighbourhood Graffiti- Urban Renewal in Mexico

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Two-hundred and nine homes in the district of Palmitas in Parchuca, Mexico, have recently had a touch of paint when the Mexican Government commissioned local street artists, “German Crew” to beautify the neighbourhood. The facades of the homes were almost begging for some colour, and the project was created to bring not only a visual, but also a social tran[...]

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