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Boom Saloon 003

Boom Saloon, Issue 003
Self-Published / Published by The Boom Room
Edited by Rachel Arthur


158 pages

In this issue
The opening feature of this issue, ‘Sanctuary,’ was shot by Edinburgh based photographer Ruairidh McGlynn and gives a quietly powerful insight into Scotland’s mountain bothy culture. From here we’re transported around the world, by way of Google Street View, in ‘The Agoraphobic Traveller’ by Jacqui Kenny and Google, offering a unique new way of viewing the world. In ‘Don’t Make Me Look Like the Kids on TV,’ Virginia Beach based Dawit N. M. challenges the Western world’s ways of viewing others in a retrospective of his childhood in Ethiopia; a theme further explored by Brian Teeling and Claire Sawers in ‘Uncovered,’ which provides a snapshot of Ireland’s LGBT+ community and the real people behind the stereotypes. Artwork by Emery Boardman and photography by Connor Howieson supports the story of the second boom project, ‘Label Free.’ And right at the back of the publication you’ll find a very special feature, Tear Sheets – this time home to the work of multi disciplinary artist David Lemm. His chosen piece explores the relationship between language, identity and landscape, questioning our understanding of the place we call home and providing the perfect finale for the third issue.

About the Publication
Boom Saloon is a printed magazine showcasing the importance of the arts and creative industries in a movement to utilise them for good. It explores the place such endeavours hold within society and how they interplay with the likes of culture, psychology, economics and politics. Central to Boom Saloon’s cause is the belief that creativity is integral to society’s advancement, and Boom works with an international collective of artists to champion independent thinking, pioneering creativity and defining editorial.