Showcase of Online Photo Zines for your Inspiration

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Here’s a new set of photography inspiration for all you eye candy freaks out there. Enjoy!

Love Issue

Love Issue is part of Oitzarisme, a inspirational website founded by Constantin Nimigean from Romania. The title may refers to issue like a problem, or consequence, or conclusion, or just an issue, an entry of what are we are calling love. Each month he will feature eight projects about a secret theme about humans, love, or everything that binds us together. Sounds very mushy, isn’t it?


The Velvet Cell

The Velvet Cell is an online photography magazine featuring urban photographers and their portfolios. Specialised in urban based photography, often with a social undercurrent, TVC is interested in work that finds beauty in the conventionally ugly and photography which challenges the commercial norms. The magazine was founded by photographer Eanna de Freine and it’s based in London, UK. They recently launched their offline project, called The Velvet Cell Books, a natural progression from the online magazine and their very much needed jump into ‘print’. Each book focuses on one photographer and his work. Check out their website for more details.


Ahorn Magazine

Ahorn is an online magazine dedicated to contemporary photography, directed and edited by Daniel Augschoell and Anya Jasbar. The principal aim is to give to their readers a tool to know what’s happening in contemporary photography, and to offer emerging photographers an interesting place to bring their work to a wider audience.


Unless You Will

Unless you will is founded and curated by Heidi Romano, is an online journal that showcases a vision within photo-based art. Their goal is to bring together a collection of notable photographers from around the world and present their work without too many frills, artists who work with the notions of play, honesty and craftsmanship.



Ninja magazine is a visual online magazine that reached over 1,5 million readers from world wide and a great source of inspiration for a curious readership, essentially urban and sensitive to art, photography, fashion and travels. Ninja Magazine brings the visual tools of tomorrow and the new modes of photographic expression. The magazine is posted every two months.


Le Négatif

The great guys from Le négatif are featuring only contemporary Film Photography each month and they are self sponsored and helped by their members donations. In every issue they bring us various articles, interviews, project reviews etc, with the only purpose of celebrating film photography, and hoping to make its life longer in these digital days. Keep shooting film! is their slogan.


Square Magazine

Like they say, square is everywhere. You should check how’s the square photography, too and if you have witnessed a square occurrence, or bought a square product, send them a picture and they’ll do a special feature. They really want to square-conquer the world!


Plateform Magazine

“Plateforme isn’t a fashion magazine, an art magazine or a media magazine, Plateforme is a magazine to exhibit, to set forth, to discover oneself and to describe, it opens up eyes and is open to talents, gives a dual vision on a subject, a place, an emotion, an idea.” They consider themselves a plateform of expression that shows and reveals that talent takes many shapes.


Dide Magazine

“Dide” means eye, glance or being seen according to the Persian vocabulary but for them, Dide is the name of an monthly online magazine published in Farsi and English, and its main goal for the first year is to be able to emphasize on notable works of Iranian photography. Each issue of Dide focuses on displaying one project, along with words and texts by photographers and critics and they are hopefully trying to depict the variety that identifies contemporary photography.


Deep Sleep

Deep Sleep is a quarterly online photography magazine that features work from a small group of contributors who share the same office space in Shoreditch, East London. Each issue will be on a specific theme and guest contributors are also invited to submit a set of images based on that theme. Check out their website for more details.


Catalin is the founder of Mostash – a social marketing boutique – and he’s always happy to share his passion for graphic design & social media.

  • Very inspirational indeed, I will check them all out!
    Thanks for the list!

  • Great collection. I knew some of those. Thanks for sharing

  • Simon Callow

    Ninja magazine is indeed a fantastic magazine.
    I follow them from the start and they keep on amazing me every time.
    They used to be the only photography magazine on the web, but now there are so many who try to do the same (like for instance the guys from Platefom magazine who shamefully copy the style of Ninja), but Ninja is way higher and remains a true inspiration.
    3 thumbs up, guys!
    Hope you’ll publish a printed version of your mag some day ;-)
    Simon C