For my second review, I’ve chosen one of my favourite magazines at the moment, Hobo Magazine. This publication, edited by photographer Shawn Dogimont, is a beautiful take on fashion, art, fiction and poetry.
I discovered Hobo a few months ago in a small shop called Analogue Books here in Edinburgh. It was the previous issue and Michelle Williams was on the cover. I started browsing through the pages of the magazine, and the first thing I noticed was the quality of the photography editorials and the people the editor had chosen to be interviewed.
Hobo #14 presents that same photography quality again, featuring editorials by names like Mark Borthwick and Gia Coppola (Sofia’s niece, who seems to have inherited her uncle’s aesthetics).
Actor Willem Dafoe is the protagonist of the cover and main interview of this issue. Shot by Terry Richardson and interviewed by Brian Hendricks, Willem talks about his acting career and his latest projects.
Writer Glenn O’Brien and poet John Giorno also talk about their life and the time they spent at Andy Warhol’s Factory, and Tom Waits describes how it feels to still write songs after so many years in the music business.
The first pages of the magazine are dedicated to a series of essays on art, film and books. John Cassavetes’ Opening Night and DeLillo’s Cosmopolis, are just some of topics that are discussed in this issue. The rest of the magazine is filled with the interviews and fashion editorials, and the central pages feature the second volume of Hobo Poetry, nicely printed on a different paper format.
Hobo is that kind of magazine you wouldn’t read while you’re waiting for your next flight or commuting to work on a train. Hobo needs to be read lying on the grass on a summer morning, or in bed on a rainy night, in order to really appreciate the effort Shawn Dogimont has put into it.
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