Why did I buy a Cereal magazine?
Well, I have been seeing some posts on Instagram and I was intrigued by it's content. So I checked their website and learned that Cereal is a bi-annual magazine (from quarterly I think) that showcases exquisite imagery on modern design, travel, food and style.
For those who don't know, my photography books and magazines obsession began when I bought The Western States of Kevin Russ under VSCO's Artist Initiative. From there, I started buying other prints like ArtMobile, Neoprime, Out Of The Phone, EyeEm magazines and Humans of New York books. A book about Vivian Meier is also on the way to my US address and will be shipped to the Philippines. It still feels different if you have the printed photos rather than browsing them online.
Unfortunately, Cereal only has Volumes 5, 10 and 11 available and they will no longer reprint other back issues.
The magazine, published twice a year, is divided into city-specific chapters. Each chapter comprises stories on places, people and products, paired with striking photography. An interlude section, included in every volume, features a selection of style and culture articles. -CEREAL
I really like its content and the materials used. And it somehow inspires me to change the way I shoot photos. I am now liking the purist, minimalist layout and design. I also started following influencers with the same format on Instagram. It is something new for me since I previously liked the contrasty, saturated photos more.
Another reason is my move to Cebu... I am giving myself a year if I will like it here and if I do, I am planning to buy a property and live here for good. I would like my home or apartment to look minimalist.
I really want to subscribe to Cereal but the shipping is too expensive. I couldn't find a local stockist in my country. Those listed on the website are not responding.
Uhm, why am I blogging this??
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by Cereal. But you may check them out at readcereal.com.