We are Pics & Ink - a new way of buying interesting and unusual magazines, the type most people can’t find in their local newsagent.
The internet is great, it means we can access pretty much anything from pretty much anywhere. Magazines have yet to benefit from this. We aren’t about reading magazines online because we really like the touch, smell and beauty of great paper.
So let us be your guide through the world of independent magazines. We’ll tell you about them, show you a few pages, then we will pack them up very carefully and post them to your door.
Whether it’s using, seeking, circumventing, benefiting from, being subjected to, or railing against it, it’s impossible to deny the influence of power on our lives. We are born powerless, into a structure that demands that we rely on the benevolence of those around us – our parents, our family, our society, our government – and submit to the systems of power in place when and where we’re born.
However, how much power we have, or can potentially have, is more often than not simply a matter of luck. Gender, race, language, preferences – you name it, there are myriad factors out of our control that will determine who holds power, and who does not.
Whether you’re powerful or powerless, there is only one way to avoid its influence: live life as a hermit. But as Aristotle pointed out in Politics, solitude is for beasts and gods, so we have little choice but to deal with it, be it pernicious or benign, ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, ours or theirs.
If ignored, power will remain lurking in the background, casting a long shadow over our lives. As such, we must shine a spotlight on it, bringing power out into the open so that it might be revealed for what it is.