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The 2nd Quarter ISQ magazine is a 60-page magazine filled with the new Auto Rectilinear image ideas. The Rectilinears rewind to my Halftone-Lockdown artworks and continue the exploration of my multiple-exposure photographic art style. They mix a bit of punk with some grunge, and polish with some strings to add a little sheen. The Rectilinears touch on memory conflation, are filled with liquid hooks and are built off 1950s-era car advertisements. Auto-Rectilinear is available at Blurb.com (see below).

Image Sketches Quarterly, or ISQ. magazine thematically present my “Idea Sketches.

The first three magazine issues were introduced in the last quarter of 2022. The first two issues are “Revisits.” of two of my favorite photographic themes: flora and church spaces. The third is a photographic study of beauty but from a different perspective. 

The following four issues for 2023 feature favorites from my Halftone Lockdown Series of multiple-exposure photographs. All ISQ issues are available at Blurb.com, where you can enjoy free previews (usually about 15 pages are previewed). And 2024 opened with an introduction to the world of the Trans-O-Matic & continues with the Auto-Rectilinear issue.

More about each issue is listed below as they are released.

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ISQ: Auto Rectilinear

“This might be the best ISQ issue yet. LeFever’s exploration of his multi-layered photo style has matured. Concise like a laser.” ~ Bo Stanly

OPening Spread of Quarter Two 2024 ISQ magazine, Auto Rectilinear
Opening Spread of Quarter Two 2024 ISQ magazine, Auto Rectilinear

The Auto Rectilinear series progresses as an extension of the Trans-O-Matic artworks. The difference is that they are fully rectangular in picture form and have a particular stylization hearkening to the spirit of the original LeFever multiple-exposure photographs. 

The Rectilinears focus on car culture, yes. They also add popular commercial art and various life-imagery to car advertisements of the 1940s-60s. Within all the Rectilinear artworks, the automobile is a design element. The slogans are actual ads. Peppered throughout is human imagery that reflects life “beyond the advert” as a juxtaposition to provide philosophical seasoning for those who like to ponder and reflect.

Above are some screen captures of a few double spreads from ISQ, Auto Rectilinear
A 15-page preview can be seen at Blurb.com — Check it out when you click the button below! Get your copy and check out all the LeFever ISQ Magazines and Books!


ISQ: Trans-O-Matic

“Wow, that was funny!!!! I will start paying more attention to advertising and the world we are being offered as ‘progress’!” ~ Bo Stanly

Double Spread with Opening Text for Trans-O-Matic, Opening 2024 Release

In this parody of science, technology, and modern notions that new is always better, I have some fun with the car advertising of the 1950s. Such terms as Hydra-Matic, Dynaflow, and Powerglide, “maximum cornering,” “four-footed roadability,” and “Accel-egance” fueled my fun filled creative play. This is science and technology pitched to be the best option for “living a life we always dreamt of.” After all, isn’t self-transformation through technological advancements always a good sell? With the fun play of mixing ideas of less than-successful Transformers and Transhumanists, seasoned with a bit of sloganist fluffery, and, voilá,  the Trans-O-Matic.

Above are some screen captures of a few double spreads from ISQ, Trans-O-Matic
A preview can be seen at Blurb.com — Check it out when you click the button below! Get your v.4 copy to go with v.1, v.2, & v.3 to complete your set.


ISQ: Halftone Lockdown Volume IV

“A memory, becomes a conflation, a confabulation, I am Alice in Wonderland if I am awake at all.” ~ Bo Stanly

Double Spread with Opening Poem to Vol 4 ISQ Halftone Lockdown Set October 2023 release

The FINAL of the four 60-page picture magazines in which I explore memory storage and recall; formed by data within our proximity, true and false, a memory is formed and stored as an engram—but also how these memories become imagined and conflated, when retold over time. How confident our lives when sewn together with the memory of our experiences. And yet over time, as we age we are shocked to find things aren’t always as we swear by our memory. These are pictorialized engrams.

Above are some screen captures of a few double spreads from ISQ H.L. v.IV
A preview can be seen at Blurb.com — Check it out when you click the button below! Get your v.4 copy to go with v.1, v.2, & v.3 to complete your set.


ISQ: Halftone Lockdown Volume III

“Like a dream that I partially remember when I awake, these images capture me.” ~ Bo Stanly

opening spread to Halftone Lockdown V.3
Double spread from the ISQ issue, Halftone-Lockdown v.III July 2023 release

Another 60-page picture magazine in which I explore memory as visual engrams (a unit of cognitive information imprinted in the brain [theorized to be how memories are stored] and that are rewritten and possibly changed over time with each revisit of that memory). Simply how our memories reshape what we think we remember and who we remember: what is the reality of a person, and who is that person when we find out all along that they were only a projection of our mind that we thought was them—and how surprised we are when they prove to be someone/something else.

Above are some screen captures of a few double spreads from ISQ H.L. v.III
A preview can be seen at Blurb.com — Check it out when you click the button below! Get your v.3 copy to go with v.1 & v.2 .


ISQ: Halftone Lockdown Volume II

Advancing on Vol I, another set of mental engrams made tangible.”, ~ Bo Stanly

Double spread from the ISQ issue, Halftone-Lockdown v.II April 2023 release

A 60-page picture magazine in which I explore memory as visual engrams (a unit of cognitive information imprinted in the brain [theorized to be how memories are stored] and that are rewritten and possibly changed over time each time we revisit that memory). Simply how our memories reshape what we think we remember.

Who are we in this world but for our memories and the ideas that hold together our identity and from which we perceive and ascribe meaning to data we acquire in proximity and by association? The effect of family and friends with memory-depleting diseases has led me to wonder about and explore this topic through a body of work developed during the 2020 social restrictions and shutdowns. Volume two continues the exploration of mixing popular images, changing their context, and meaning, eventually the pictures themselves into new but familiar imagery. Memories of things that never were exactly.

Above are some screen captures of a few double spreads from ISQ H.L. v.II
A preview can be seen at Blurb. Check it out when you click the button below! Enjoy!


ISQ: Halftone Lockdown Volume I

A unique visual of confabulated memory’, ~ Bo Stanly

Double spread from the ISQ issue, Halftone-Lockdown v.I January 2023 release

A 60-page picture magazine in which I explore memory as visual engrams (a unit of cognitive information imprinted in the brain [theorized to be how memories are stored] and that are rewritten and possibly changed over time each time we revisit that memory).

Who are we in this world but for our memories and the ideas that hold together our identity and from which we perceive and ascribe meaning to data we acquire in proximity and by association? The effect of family and friends with memory-depleting diseases has led me to wonder about and explore this topic through a body of work developed during the 2020 social restrictions and shutdowns. Volume one starts with the early images from this series/study.

Above are some screen captures of a few double spreads from ISQ H.L. v.I
A limited page preview can be seen at Blurb. Check it out when you click the button below! Enjoy!


ISQ: Beauty (Negative)

“Curiously possible and charming.  As palpable as a dream.” ~ Bo Stanly

Double spread from the ISQ issue, Beauty (Negative)

A 36 page picture magazine that explores a different way of seeing beauty. For those of you who love new ideas and visual explorations that turn the norms around a bit, this is for you.

A limited page preview can be seen at Blurb. Check it out when you click the button below! Enjoy!


 ISQ Revisit 2022
The Christian Consecrated Space

Truth, Beauty, and Goodness expressed in visual excellence.

Back and front covers from the ISQ issue, Revisit 2022: The Christian Consecrated Space

A 52 page picture magazine and a revisit to the Jeff LeFever 2003-2014 photo documentation of over 400 churches and cathedrals in the USA, Europe, and Israel. This beautiful magazine is for those of you who find meaning and peace in such visually beautiful places.

A limited page preview can be seen at Blurb. Check it out when you click the button below! Enjoy!


ISQ Revisit 2022
Flora & Succulents

Wondrous natural architecture and design, a beautiful inspiration”

Double spread from the ISQ issue, Revisit 2022: Flora & Succulents

A 56 page picture magazine that explores the beauty of flowers and cacti, up close and personal. B&W architectonics, to color moods: if you find wonder among the small beauties of nature, this is for you.

A limited page preview can be seen at Blurb. Check it out when you click the button below! Enjoy!


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