As I mentioned PREVIOUSLY issue 4 of INVENTORY MAGAZINE is out, available now, and should have started showing up at various retailers around the world.
My copy arrived a couple of days ago, and I was really excited to get my hands on it after all my own, and everyone else's, hard work.
Every issue seems to be a step up from the last, but I can honestly say that this feels like the strongest of the four. Absolutely no filler: great design, beautiful photography and an amazing list of contributors. The main event is a feature on WOOLRICH WOOLEN MILLS, and it's an amazing insight into the brand and both DAIKI and MARK.
A special mention also goes to my good friend NICHOLAS HAGGARD, who absolutely blew me away with his photos of the people and landscapes of New Mexico, shot on a trip there with the boys from YUKETEN.
For this issue I was fortunate enough to be given the chance to interview two of my very favourite people: BILL CALLAHAN (3), a life long idol, and JASON GREGORY (1), a good and talented friend.
Alongside the feature on Makr Carry Goods and the interview with Bill (mostly regarding his book LETTERS TO EMMA BOWLCUT) there are a couple of reviews, and a very small piece of fiction at the back. For this I was lucky enough to be able to persuade another good friend MARCELO GOMES to let me use a photo of his to run alongside the text. In fact that image (2) became the inspiration for the fiction piece in the first place, after several weeks of false starts and bad ideas, so it's a double thanks I owe to him.
I can't say thank you enough to DAVE POTES (who did such an amazing job shooting the Makr feature), JASON GREGORY, BILL CALLAHAN and DRAG CITY, CHRIS TAYLOR (who graciously let us use his stunning portraits of Bill), MARCELO GOMES and of course SIMON, RYAN, and OWEN.
There's one more thing to come from the magazine, that will show up at some point relatively soon.
Also I think a few outtakes and other bits and pieces will find their way up here too, but until then: PLEASE TRY TO PICK UP A COPY.