If you’ve followed this blog for a while you’ll probably know that I have a thing about Italy and taking a lot of photograph’s every time I visit there, you may also be aware that I have made a few zine’s this year of my work. Well this is the fourth of 2018 and it’s available now.
So looks like there’s a new analogue photography based magazine about in the wild. I thought I’d write a little thing about this, firstly because I actually Kickstartered (is that a verb?) this and secondly because I really have loved the resulting magazine that came through my door last week.
Forgive the background rug as it was the flattest and most neutral surface I had available to take a photo. (more…)
Hello everyone out there in Internet Land, as you may have noticed I’ve been neglecting this website/blog a little bit lately. The reason’s for that are numerous, a house move taking up a ton of time and blood pressure, a holiday taking up more of that time but lowering that blood pressure, the house move meaning internet access was sketchy. And then there was also this little project I’ve been working on, which brings me to the reason for this post. I made a new zine.
Hey everybody, as you may or may not be aware I published a zine at the beginning of the year that showed off various photos I’d taken while I travelled around Italy last November (If you don’t know then check out this here). I have now produced a second zine that is of images taken a lot closer to home, I give you “Coast”.
Lets delve again into my collection of books (my girlfriend says I have too many, but can you really have too many books?), specifically photography books. This time we have a limited run book by photographer and You Tube Vlogger Eduardo Pavez Goye, I say limited run as he sold it through Etsy on a print run of only 50 copies, of which I managed to get hold of a copy after pouncing on it as soon as could, it sold out very quickly.
I haven’t done a book “review” for some time, I mean over a year actually (whoops) and as it’s not too long since Christmas I have a new pile of books to share my thoughts on. OK this book I was actually given for the previous Christmas (told you it’s been a while) but as I’m starting up this series again I might as well continue where I left off. So this book is, as the title suggests, a selection of images taken by Dennis Hopper (yes actor, director, painter, legend and also photographer Dennis Hopper) during the 1960’s. It’s a great piece of history of that time, other than the artistic nature of a lot of the images there’s a huge selection of portraits of famous people that he hung around with from artists and musicians to movie stars and figures of historical importance, there are images of Andy Warhol, James Brown, Jane and Peter Fonda alongside images of Martin Luther King Junior. There’s also a large selection of images of biker gangs (taken before and during filming of Easy Rider) and those of the hippy movement and equality movement’s. In all it’s a great book that shows a little slice of history of the 1960’s through the eyes of an artist of the time.
Yashica D, 80mm, FujiPro 160s, f16, 1/250th sec. (more…)