Trunk Magazine

Trunk Magazine

Like many visual people, I used to be a magazine junkie. Many of the quiet moments of my late teens and early twenties were spent in a Barnes & Noble with a warm drink and an enormous stack of magazines. Now I get most of my visual inspiration from blogs. But occasionally, I encounter a magazine that truly justifies its paper existence: Trunk Magazine has such beautiful photography that a computer screen doesn’t do it justice.

Founded by the former photo and creative directors of Travel + Leisure and the former executive editor of Surface magazine, they self-funded and published the first issue. The founder’s note in the magazine ends with the statement “The world, though not perfect, is a fascinating place, and very much worth experiencing.” This passion is continually evident in the magazine. The fashion spreads have mission statements from the stylists!

I’m clearly smitten, and could go on and on. I have not even discussed the thoughtful writing. But this story is best told with pictures:

A photo from a story on life around active volcanoes in Indonesia:

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One of the most inspired photo sequences in recent memory, Anna Skladmann photographs the world of Moscow’s youngest elite:

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A tribute to 40’s fashion, one of two great fashion spreads:

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The other fashion spread, inspired by Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg. I originally bought the magazine just because of this picture:

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Segments of the stylist mission statements from each fashion spread. The passion is palpable:

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We will be ordering a subscription. Find out more about Trunk at www.trunkmag.com.