Published biannually out of London, Pylot magazine showcases the best of analogue fashion photography. With its strict no beauty re-touching policy, it’s a wonderful breath of fresh air.
What is Pylot?
Pylot is a biannual all analogue fashion and arts magazine, and we do not administer any beauty retouching on our images. Each issue is themed and each editorial team is commissioned based on their ideas responding to the theme of the upcoming issue.
What makes it different to the rest?
I think we represent the exciting possibilities of what people can do when they have a creative interest but also want to challenge the norms. We are not a magazine that will reproduce the same things you are seeing everywhere; we make things we like to see in the hope that others will like them too. We are not here to sugarcoat and please everyone – we want to influence.
Who makes Pylot?
– Max Barnett
– Daniel Clatworthy – Art director
– Patricia Villirillo – Fashion director
– Bex Day – Photography editor
– Bridie Riley – Fine art editor
– Henry Gorse – Commissioning editor
– Rachel Speed – Features editor
– Anna Sanders – Deputy features editor
– James Ross – Sub-editor
– Michelle Webb – Beauty editor
– Dario Mancardi – Advertising manager
– Jackson Bowley – Online coordinator
– Sofia Lai – Fashion assistant
Who reads it?
Our target audience would be anyone with a keen interest in photography, art and fashion.
Why do you work in magazines?
We work in magazines because we want to have a platform we can use to foreground the issues we are interested in. It gives us a chance to have a voice as a fairly young team of creatives.
Aside from the print magazine, what else are you involved in?
We all work in related fields outside of Pylot. We have photographers, stylists, graphic designers, journalists and editors.
What would you change about Pylot if you could?
Budget. It would be brilliant to be able to make the magazine without huge financial restrictions. I am hugely proud of what we produce, but with more in our budget we could achieve so much more.
Where do you see Pylot in five years?
We would like to see Pylot grow into a full-time operation for everyone on the team. We want to expand our reach, both in print and online, and attract the best creatives in the industry to our platform as well as nourishing the talent we already work with.