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The Blood, Carnage and Dildos of 'Loose' Zine

The art and photography zine's second issue is being released this week, and the creators sent us a preview of what to expect.

by VICE Staff
21 February 2018, 1:47am

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This article originally appeared on VICE UK.

In the balmy mid-summer months of last year, we spoke to the three guys behind the photo and art zine, Loose.

If you remember that, good for you. If you don't, the crux was this: somehow, they managed to get some genuinely big names – Ed Templeton, Richard Kern, Ricky Powell – to contribute to their first issue. Possibly because the theme, "loose", is an attractive one to artists – they can just send in their favourite work – or maybe because they've just got a fantastic sales pitch.

Either way, it's been seven months and the Loose boys are now gearing up for issue two, which features photographer and creator of VICE's Epicly Later'd series, Patrick O'Dell; painter and Sex Skateboards founder, Louis Slater; London based painter Daisy Parris; and Doomed Gallery curator and photographer Matt Martin, among others.

To celebrate, they're having a party tomorrow night, Wednesday the 21st of February, at the 5th Base Gallery on Brick Lane, where you can drink some Old Blue Last beer and pick up a copy of the zine. Before you do that, here's a preview of some of the images included in issue two.

Juliet Klottrup
Adam Connett
Tom Woodroffe
Dan Pavsic
Daisy Parris
Caitlin Quigley
Louis Slater
Patrick O'Dell
Matt Martin