"After The Rain" magazine: Number 1

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In conjunction with the Hammersmith & Fulham Arts Festival 2019, After The Rain has launched the first edition of its magazine, Number 1, now available to buy on Blurb.

It features photographs captured by Zarina Holmes on her hometown Pangkor Island and the surrounding waterways of nearby Lumut, Malaysia. The project is published by Story Of Books, available in print and ebook formats.


Holmes was one of the panel of speakers at the HF Arts Fest event, “River to river, coast to coast”,  along with photographer-publisher Mark King of The Point, and Re:Centre Artists in Residence. The June event was hosted by event partner Re:Centre, the holistic workspace and artists workspace in Hammersmith, London.


After The Rain, Number 1 images were taken over seven years, whilst Holmes were visiting her parents’ residence in the maritime town of Lumut. The town is also the main seafood producer within the Peninsular Malaysia. The rural town and the surrounding islands are known for its blue-eyed anchovies, a staple ingredient in the nation’s favourite rice breakfast, the nasi lemak.

Read more about the project here.

After The Rain, Number 1 print and ebook magazine is available to purchase on Blurb.