Some times good things come out of bad luck. Brighton-based photography scholar Milo Belgrove was having a crappy summer even before he jumped off a sea wall and busted his leg. His trip to Syria to shoot youth portraits cancelled, he started looking for something keep himself occupied. Influenced by his friend and contemporary Matt Martin – who has just released his debut book, We Are Lucky, featuring Milo and an array of other hot young photographers – Belgrove produced his first zine, ‘You’re Young Save Yourself’. It blew us away – full of life, full of energy – and sold out of its limited run instantly. So we thought, for the celebration of Brighton that this issue is, SOURCE should commission him to make another.
We’re delighted with the results. Again Milo has packed his photos with emotion, just this time concentrating on one person, aspiring actress Dina Mouhandes. An expert at using natural light to express himself, one of his talents is portraying his relationship with his subject within the frame. It’s no surprise when he says “I guess it’s about love, friendship, hope, and escapism over a summer.”
SOURCE readers will be available to buy zine – limited to 30 copies – from cargocollective.com/milobelgrove for “around a fiver.”
WORDS BY JAMES KENDALL