Founder Michael J DeMeo gives us an insight into No Thoughts Magazine.

No Thoughts Magazine is a photo book disguised as a magazine.  Founded in August of 2009 by Michael J DeMeo out of the dust of Portland, Oregon’s Sugar Gallery. DeMeo used his contacts as photo curator and began work on producing a magazine that would feature both new and established photo talent from around the world. In 2011 photographer Alyssa Noches joined No Thoughts as co-editor and art director.

No Thoughts Media is the publishing house expansion of the magazine that officially began in April of 2012. No Thoughts Media is aimed at producing high quality artist books and zines at affordable prices and are currently based out of Boston, Massachusetts.

No Thoughts has been featured at the Papier Gache Fanzine Festival in Paris, Offprint Festival in Paris, Une Petite Foret Zine Library in Middlesbrough England, Flash Forward Photo Fest 2012 in Boston, Independent Photography Festival in Melbourne Australia, the Portland Zine Symposium, Baltimore Book Fest, Even My Mum Can Make a Book event in Turkey, Indie Photobook Library in Washington DC, Booklet Art Zine Library in Japan, the Camera Club New York Annual Zine and Self-Published Book Fair, the Spring Zine Thing in Boston, Philadelphia Photo Arts Fair, Printmania event in Somerville MA and more.

No Thoughts has just produced their 8th issue.

No Thoughts Eight takes delight in the moments of everyday magic. Those occasions when life takes on a heightened significance. Rebellious, tender, surreal, or somber these are the moments that make an impression. Highlights from No Thoughts Eight include the legendary photographs of New York photographer Flo Fox, the striking portraits of Michael Stipe and Zach Galifianakis from Ray Lego, and the timeless beauty found in the work of Brad Elterman.

The rest of the No Thoughts contributors you have come to know with every issue are here too, producing solid new work: Michael Barolet, Aaron Feaver, David Richardson, Daniel Tepper, Megan McIsaac, Alexander Bergstrom, Alyssa Noches, and Michael J DeMeo. We are also proud to feature the work of photographers we love but have never published before such as Samuel Quinn, Eddy Pula, Ruth Swanson and Amanda Jasnowski.

All in all No Thoughts Eight offers 26 different photographers across 60 pages in stark black and white on 70lb smooth laser-white paper. Our cover is printed on 80lb glossy cover stock and features an image by the world famous Synchrodogs.

Truly a “photobook disguised as a magazine”, No Thoughts 8 continues to provide thoughtful work by both established and emerging photographers in a high quality but affordable package.

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