How did the concept for Stranger Magazine come about?
I’d been working as a freelance journalist in London for around 3 years, and had loads of ideas for articles that didn’t really fit into any existing publications. Also, I couldn’t find many magazines on the shelves that I enjoyed reading: they all seemed to be pigeonholed into either stereotypical male or female interests, or all about city life, shopping, style and consumption. The idea for Stranger came out of wanting to combine my and my friends/ contemporaries’ interests into one publication: lifestyle, music, surf, the environment, current affairs, film, graphics etc. The lifestyle in Cornwall, where I grew up, was the key inspiration and influence for the editorial ideas – I thought it would be good to create a publication that didn’t just revolve around the nation’s capital, something that people in Cornwall and other regional areas would identify with. Last but by no means least, I wanted to move back to Cornwall and live by the sea! What were you doing before you started the publication?
I was a freelance journalist working for Time Out, The Independent, The Observer, and various contract publishers, as well as being ...Read More