A decade ago on a home computer, Stuart Stubbs printed 150 copies of a fanzine that he created called Loud & Quiet – unfortunately it wasn’t the best out there. Blurred images and a crooked design were just some of the problems with the magazine that was supposed to be as good to read as it looked.

But despite this, Stuart would leave copies of the magazine in record stores and venues across London while working on a follow up issue.

Ever since then, Loud &Quiet has been independently published every month since with the help of writers and photographers who have worked with the magazine in 2005. Now 32,000 copies of the magazine are printed and distributed in various venues.

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Bat For Lashes. Image by Phil Sharp

10 Years of Loud & Quiet: A Photography Exhibition celebrates independent publishing and the photographers who have played a part in realising the goal of a music magazine that pays attention to aesthetics and design.

From the 23rd October to November 13th, a selection of 20 images commissioned by the magazine over the last ten years will feature in a display at the Hackney music venue and bar Oslo.

This new exhibition will showcase the talents of photographers such as Andrew Kendall, Phil Sharp, Sonny McCartney and Owen Richards. Between them, they have photographed David Lynch, Bat for Lashes, Erol Alkan, Grimes, The Horrors and Metronomy for interviews for Loud & Quiet.

For example, Owen Richard’s shots of The XX are among the first that were ever taken of the band, while Andreas Ante Johansson remains the only photographer to shoot the masked group GOAT for Loud & Quiet’s October 2014 cover feature.

10 Years of Loud & Quiet: A Photography Exhibition will take place from the 23rd October until the 13th November at Oslo music venue and bar. Entry to the exhibition is free. 

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