K Composite is a magazine of personal interviews with non-famous people, investigating the lives of unknown personalities with the same attention, design and photography that is pepically reserved for celebrities.
Fredrik Vindelälv and Niclas Blixt Madison have worked together in the magazine business for 8 years. In this unique co-interview, they sit down and talk with each other about their lives and their journey, as well as their unending quest to embarrass each other.
86-year-old Ingrid Eliasson uses her colorful vocabulary to talk about a lifetime of changes in relationships, weather and her hometown. Sofia Staaf gets the third degree about her phobia of dirty tableware.
These days, Alicia uses ringtones that came with her phone. "I used to get free ringtones with my old cell phone plan, and I used to have a bunch of ringtones then. Not anymore. Journey, Outkast, Neil Young... You know. All the hits!"
When Miles Harvey was interviewed for K Composite in 1999, he was a senior in a high school located in the same building as the K Composite office. His goal at the time was to always wear ties and suits no matter where he was going.
Julia's presence is at once heartwarming, indignant, endearing, prodding and hysterical. So much of everything she says is in the subtleties, nuances and colors of the way she says it. When transcribed into written words, most of it simply disappears with the sounds.
Mary Regal is on an eternal hunt for the perfect avocado. That hunt is a horrible curse, because you don’t know you have the perfect avocado until you open it, but as soon as you open it you have to eat it. Then the search begins again.
Interviews with Julia Lind, filmmaker Moa Junström and magazine designer Jenny Levallius of Stockholm, Sweden; real estate agent Mary Regal of St. Paul, Minnesota; and letterpress operator Patrick Masterson of Louisville, Kentucky.
Check out this new video guide to K Composite Magazine for iPad (1 min 51 sec), featuring Linn Larsson (Issue 22) and narrated by Tessa Reischauer. Music by Rye Coalition from Metroschifter's Encapsulated album.
Devoted film fan Joe Walker watches a lot of movies. In fact, that's about all he ever does. He pays attention, too, and is a veritable fountain of knowledge about the most trivial details of particular films.
Libby is the child of a military father, so her youth was spent moving around a lot, including a stint of elementary school in Bonn, Germany. She still speaks German for fun with her Arkansas-native parents when they get together for lunch in Louisville.
When interviewed for K Composite in 1992, Layla Smith was described as: "a 19-year-old Collegiate graduate and a UofL drop-out who goes to punk shows and through some strange twist of fate became one of the five 1992 Kentucky Derby Festival Princesses."