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Hey everyone,

Late last year, I announced a brand new site: La Noir Image. This site was tailored to lovers of Black and White Photography and had a very high emphasis on just the art. After taking a short break from it to figure out how the business is going to move forward, I announced earlier this year that it’s going to evolve into an iPad magazine. Today, La Noir Image Issue 0: the prototype is available for download free of charge. Currently it is a PDF and can be enjoyed on your computer, phone or tablet. But the final version is going to be targeted at the iPad audience.

Do keep in mind that this is only a prototype/proof of concept, and the actual iPad magazine will be a lot more like other e-Mags like the BJP: and therefore embrace the use of the web to incorporate videos. The content will also include essays and tutorials. But in the body of a standard PDF file, this is what we’re capable of doing.

If you’ve never checked out a real iPad magazine, I highly suggest that you do. It’s a much better and more immersive experience that what the web can deliver.

La Noir Image is going to turn into a full on iPad magazine designed for you to curl up with and soak in inspiration. With the help of designer Ian Pettigrew and an incredible team, this project is going to move forward to its ambitious next step: a Kickstarter. More details on this will come.

Enjoy it! And I’m very willing to hear your feedback.

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  • 9MW
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    Google Chrome and other anti-malware I have on my PC went nutso when i downloaded ! I thought it unlikely to have a true issue so opened it anyway but you might want to clean this up. One message said something about opening the pdf full screen would give it control over my desktop and would allow unauthorized changes. I won’t be subscribing until these problems are resolved.

    Notwithstanding the above, I looks fantastico!

    • ChrisGampat
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      Well it’s going to be an app with magazines in it so that won’t happen.

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    SICK!

    • ChrisGampat
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      Thank you kindly

  • Nathan Nguyen
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    Great issue! Quick question: how much will the actual cost?

    • ChrisGampat
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      I want it to be $10/yr as a standard subscription tier with other plans scaling in pricing to include other issues. But that all depends on how things go moving forward.

      My idea is to also do stuff like just black and white photo essays.

      • Nathan Nguyen
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        Great concept and even better plan. Keep it up Chris!

        • ChrisGampat
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          Thanks man. I appreciate the feedback.

  • Ayatollyahso
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    Very cool! Inspirational.

    • ChrisGampat
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      Thanks.

  • Chris
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    that title might make the French grammar police come out of the woodwork…

    • ChrisGampat
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      Let them. English words are always misspelled for company names and phrases.

      • Peter Weir
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        Given the atrocious syntax and grammar of that pretentious title, I doubt you know enough French to be even able to tell whether company names and phrases, as you pretend, are actually misspelled in the US.

        An English phrase like “She are camera” maybe conveys to English-language speakers how broken and idiotic your pseudo-French sounds to somebody who knows French.

        • ChrisGampat
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          That’s cool man. Not going to let this hold back a vision that I have for a company. Hate all you want; it’s not something I haven’t endured for six years.

          Reading what you say in a really angry voice though is hilarious.

          • ChrisGampat
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            Upvoting my own comment: for ‘Murica!

            • Peter Weir
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              Am I angry ? Not at all. I’d be angry if, say, something I had paid for wasn’t delivered.

              Your writing is worth as much to me as what I’m paying to read it — i.e. nada. You’d therefore be quite deluded to think that what you do could affect my composure in any way.

              My comment was just a casual observation, as a random person on the Internet, that trying to put on airs by stringing together French words haphazardly is rather inane.

              One would think that, when trying to create a brand identity, one would conduct a bit of research as to proper word usage, especially if said words are in a foreign language one is ignorant about.

              Not doing so suggests a certain level of lazyness, shallowness and ignorance, of the kind that affects people who are too ignorant even to realize their ignorance (Dunning-Kruger effect). People with these flaws, by the way, often also tend to exhibit conceit — a rather off-putting trait.

              Anyway, crowing about your ‘Murican distinctiveness would have been more coherent if you had chosen, instead of French, a language that was actually more prevalent in ‘Murica — e.g. English. I suggest you stay away from Spanish, as, like French, it’s an inflected language, and thus prone to grammatical pitfalls.

  • Jostein Nilsen
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    Excellent issue!

    • ChrisGampat
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      Thanks!

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