honestly, I still like Sean's suggestion: "grain" but that's the graphic designer in me. It seems to grab your attention very quickly in an edgy sort of manner. But I honestly don't care too much what the magazine is called as long as the content is high qualilty.

why not just "The Journal of Analog Photography" and then a sub-title describing the contents of the issue--in regard to the categorizing of the magazine as a "special issue"