The Graven: One. is now available for preorder.

 

FEATURES:

A Day To Remember: Fast Forward to 2017; A Monument to 10 years of For Those Who Have Heart.

The story and an in depth look at the photo shoot for the ADTR album For Those Who Have Heart including the never before seen story line, original cover art, photos and outtakes from the photo shoot as well as the story leading up to and beyond the photo shoot.

Brian O’Halloran: We’re Not Even Supposed To Be Here Today.

The story, the photos, and behind the scenes of my recent photo shoot with the legendary Brian O’Halloran (Dante Hicks from the film Clerks) on the original set of the movie Clerks (Quick Stop).

Caroline Williams: Naked and Unafraid

Legendary scream queen Caroline Williams (star of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) gets in front of my lens to do an all new shoot with Gage Munster and Greg Lightner of Face-Off on make up, Matt Falletta of SOTA FX producing, and Brooklyn Stephen (Hellraiser) on hair. We go in depth from before, during, and after the shoot and everything involved from make up to lighting, wardrobe, and lack there of as she does her first fine art nude shoot (the magazine includes no nudity) and includes an afterward from the legend herself.

Morgue: Into The Void

Behind the scenes of the early 2017 photo shoot with Morgue, everything from setting up the shoot, to the lighting used, and every technical detail about the photo shoot.

Wednesday 13: The Condolences Session

Behind the scenes of the Condolences photo shoot – from inception to execution, the first full band shoot Ive done with Wednesday 13 with the amazing Laney Chantal as the make up artist. In depth technical details of the lighting and what was used and why it was used to create the images you see on the posters, promotion, and inside the album Condolences.

Columns:

Alissa White-Gluz: Beast-Meal

– Baked Seitan

Christine McCarron: Beauty Alchemy

– Silver Surrealism (how to properly and healthily dye your hair silver)

Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein: Beast-Mode

– Consistency

Josh Eppard: Cinephiliac

– Movie reviews

Simone Simons: Smoonstyle

– Behind the lens

Wednesday 13: Horror Business

– A Tribute to Tobe Hooper

William Control: Til we DIY

– An intro to DIY

 

The Graven is available in two versions:

Limited Edition (first 50 come as a bundle at no extra cost!)

– Exclusive Graven grimoire cover wrap (regular cover underneath)

– 100 full color pages (20 extra pages of full page photos)

– BUNDLE EXCLUSIVE: 5 8×12 metallic art prints of photos from the issue (Wednesday 13, Caroline Williams, A Day To Remember, Morgue, Cover art)

– BUNDLE EXCLUSIVE: Hand Signed intro letter by creator Jeremy Saffer

– BUNDLE EXCLUSIVE: Hand numbered and signed by creator Jeremy Saffer

Regular Edition

– 80 full color pages

store.jeremysaffer.com


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The Graven…

I started a magazine with some of my friends. (and its not about music)

 

The catalyst for this was almost a year ago when Metal Hammer went under and there was about a month of… not uncertainty… but the dream being dead. It was soul crushing to get a dream gig and lose it… it hit hard (thankfully it has risen stronger than ever, and I just photographed the massive 300th issue). But… in that time of uncertainty was also a time of inspiration… What do I do? What can I do?

 

I’d been working with Outburn for almost 12 years I believe, and I love it, its my home and will continue to be, but I needed a home for the stories, ideas and shoots I wanted to do that don’t fit Outburn or Metal Hammer… So I decided to make one.

 

About two days after the news of Metal Hammer hit, I started planning. I reached out to my friends: Alissa, Doyle, Cristina, Ghost, Josh, William, Wednesday, and a slew of others to see if they would be interested… luckily they all said yes and we had a lot of time to plan this out and do it right.

 

Then I came up with the concept of what the magazine would be: an art and photo magazine with mainly full page images, in depth behind the scenes of photo shoots, and some very specific features I always wanted to do. I didn’t want it to be about music but about passion. Many musicians have passion outside of music and I wanted to really focus on things that would never be in a music magazine. I wanted my friends to be able to share their passions and to use this as an outlet to inspire and enlighten others. I love writing, so this will also serve as a home for me to do more of that. I teamed up with my amazing friend Ashley Holley who is fresh off tour with In This Moment, and is a former graphic designer for MerchNow and Equal Vision Records, who has worked with me a bunch both as a subject and as an assistant. She completely understood what I wanted to create and she was the one who could take the raw content and put it together to bring it to life.

 

There are so many shoots I do that don’t end up in magazines between personal projects, photo shoots I do for fun with friends/bands/celebs, and even assigned photo shoots that just don’t make it and fall off the face of the earth for whatever reason… and now these shoots have a home. I can talk more about the process and the stories behind the shoots.

 

Each issue will feature 3-5 full photo shoots with full write ups about the shoot, articles from the amazing writers (Doyle, Alissa, Wednesday, Cristina, Simone, William, Josh, Christine, and more to be announced soon). it will feature full page full bleed photos for at least half of the magazine. It will not be available digitally. I am a firm believer that images are meant to be seen in their physical form, not on a screen. It will be printed as a special cover limited edition hand numbered signed edition with high quality prints included and a regular edition. – it will be available in print only.

 

When coming up with a title I struggled for months… I am terrible at coming up with names and I feel they are very important as it’s a brand and identity and needs to fit the subject matter… I was looking at the ten commandments… “thou shall not create graven images of anything in heaven above or earth below, thou shall not worship or bow down to these graven images” and everything fell into place and the magazine found its identity. I realized that’s exactly what I do for my life’s work. I create images of idols and heroes that others look up to, and those images in turn are looked up to, worshiped in a sense, hung on walls, and put into places of prominence… and thus the tagline that follows the commandment… “We create the graven images”… and the title…

The Graven.

Pre-orders for issue one begin on devils night.

10.30.17