Lisbon Bureau: Week 2

March 2018

We’re running through our first proofing now – and you should see the cover – the spring issue at this stage existing as a conversation between editorial and design, living on our laptop screens as we tweak, finesse, discuss, and order.

And of course our setting is infusing the writing and imagery, in theme and topics and focus. An unusual period of rain and thunderstorms isn’t keeping us from our explorations and conversations and engagement with our exotic locale.

We’ll have lots of special, can-only-gather-it-here-and-find-it-in-spring-NQ stuff, including evidence that Portugal’s historic, economic, and cultural connection to Newfoundland and Labrador is literally inscribed in stone

Seeing Through Glass, Plastic and Ice

BY Matthew Hollett

When I signed up for my first photography class in art school, my dad rummaged around in the basement and placed a heavy leather case in my hands. I unbuckled it to find his old 35mm camera, a Zenit EM. It had an enormous dent above the lens, as if it had deflected a bullet, and its selenium light meter, mysteriously, did not require batteries.