Qualia Photography Magazine – Photography by Paul Politis
Qualia is a self-published photography magazine that I began in March of 2017 (and discontinued in October 2018) in order to document the evolution of my personal photography. Though I first took up photography in 1988 as a young man, I consider 2017 to be when I finally really committed myself to it seriously. Qualia was intended to be an ongoing visual scrapbook or diary of my explorations in art and served as an encouragement for me at a time when I sorely needed it. The magazine was self-published published through Blurb. I’m leaving this page up here for no reason in particular — the magazines are no longer available.
Qualia Magazine #20 - October 2018
Qualia Magazine #20 includes photographs from a series of my shadow or reflection (which I'm calling
), as well other new black and white work. 48 pages.
Qualia Magazine #19 – September 2018
Qualia Magazine #19 features new black and white work. 60 pages.
Qualia Magazine #18 – August 2018
Qualia Magazine #18 features new black and white work, as well as a collection of recent colour work. 60 pages.
Qualia Magazine #17 - June 2018
Qualia Magazine #17 features black and white photographs of urban geometrical compositions, several new photos as part of my
series, a small series of photos of abandoned and neglected places, and some random urban and street photography. 60 pages.
Qualia Magazine #16 - May 2018
Qualia Magazine #16 features black and white photos of lonely houses and magical trees, as well as colour images from my
series, and some very old black and white photos, including some taken in Cuba in 2001. 60 pages.
Qualia Magazine #15 - March 2018
Qualia Magazine #15 features a look back at some of my favourite photos from 2017. 68 pages.
Qualia Magazine #14 - February 2018
Qualia #14 features new black and white work as well as previously unpublished work from early to mid 2017. 44 pages.
Qualia Magazine #13 - January 2018
Qualia Magazine #13 features (mostly black and white) street photography. Plenty of rain, shadows and reflections! 44 pages.
Qualia Magazine #12 – December 2017
Qualia #11 - December 2017
Qualia #10 - November 2017
Qualia Magazine #10 features new photographs, mostly black and white. This entire issue features photographs made during my (ongoing) "5-block challenge", (
which I wrote a bit about here
), and includes a bit of commentary about the general concept, ideas and thoughts behind some of the work I have been producing. 48 pages.
Qualia #9 – November 2017
Qualia Magazine #9 features some new photographs taken for my
series', and various random black and white and colour photographs. 48 pages.
Qualia #8 – October 2017
Qualia #8 is an all black and white issue. Over 30 new and older photographs. 48 pages.
Qualia #7 – September 2017
Qualia #7 features black and white photographs from a series entitled
A Bright Cold Day in April
, and assorted new colour photographs. 44 pages.
Qualia #6 - August 2017
Featuring new photos taken for my
series, black and white photos for another series I've been working on, tentatively called
, and photos from an ongoing series called
. 44 pages.
Qualia #5 - July 2017
Featuring new photos in my
Auto Exposure series, various random recent photographs, and a selection of 13 older black and white photographs of New York City. 44 pages.
Qualia #4 - June 2017
Features 15 photographs taken for a series in progress,
Auto Exposure, various random recent photographs, and a selection of older photographs. 44 pages.
Qualia #3 - May 2017
Features 3 photos from a series in progress,
Street View, 15 of my older black and white photos, and various random recent shots. 32 pages.
Qualia #2 - April 2017
Features 20 photographs, including new work, from my
Disconnected series, 12 older photographs from my series The Human Street, and various new work. 36 pages.
Qualia #1 - March 2017
First issue of a magazine devoted to the recent work of photographer Paul Politis. Qualia is published on an irregular schedule, and will feature work in progress and selections of older work. 28 pages.