Loupe Magazine Issue 11 (the Belief Issue) is available now on loremnotipsum.com. Beliefs make us human, they shape our reality. In this issue we feature photography and writing that explores belief through worship, mourning, loss of faith, superstitions and the possibility of other worlds.
Since launching in 2016, Loupe magazine has built a reputation for featuring the best in contemporary photographic talent. Striving to create a platform that elevates and shares the work of emerging photographers, Loupe tackles the big subjects, recognising photography’s ability to document, create, debate and make sense of the world around us. Loupe magazine is published bi-annually and showcases work that tackles big subjects, ones that shape the human experience. Loupe is not a photography magazine written by photographers, we commission articles by experts on the theme to explore and contextualise the projects we feature. In the landscape of photography magazines, Loupe is unique.
Our cover story depicts the loud, energetic, and passionate worship of Pentecostal Christians within the UK. Michael Alberry joins the Christian community, who gather to worship in converted warehouses, to praise God through song and dance.
Reflecting upon personal experience, Ioanna Sakellaraki explores the death of her father. Documenting the lives and rituals of the remaining professional mourners in Greece, we are invited to reflect and learn about traditions that will seize to exist in the future.
Dr Hannah Rumble, a professor at the Centre of Death and Society ( University Bath) delves into these Greek mourning rituals in more depth and continues to unveil the evolution of grief and mourning.
Sari Soininen shares her personal experience with psychosis and its impact on her relationship with reality. She uses her work as a means to trace and reconnect with the alternative ways of seeing and dimensions that she experienced during her four-month episode, in an attempt to structure and document her discoveries.
In an accompanying text, PhD student Simon Allzén explains quantum mechanics and the possibility of realms of reality beyond our own.
Darren Harvey-Regan explores his gradual loss of faith in his series Eikon & Klan. The series presents a personal journey, exposing the progression of his ‘unbelief’, through studio shot still lives of ‘new iconography’.
Along a similar vein, Imtiaz Shams, founder of the Faith to Faithless charity, shares his personal journey of coming to terms with losing his religion and explores the stages in which many go through when their relationship with their faith falters.
Michael Alberry, Lucy Bliszko, Shai Chishty, Darren Harvey-Regan, Maria Lax, Paolo Prendin, Ioanna Sakellaraki and Sari Soininen.
Simon Allzén, Luke Archer, Harry Flook, Gemma Padley, Dr Hannah Rumble and Imtiaz Shams.
Details: Loupe Magazine Issue 11
84 pages, 24 x 17 cm