Fabryka, a Photozine.

Back in December, I put together a zine of the work Wojtek, Pavel and I created for our No Constructive Conclusions exhibition and followed that with Nighttime Adventures in Neopan – a collection of nighttime, TLR shots by Dan Smith and I.

As it was January, a time of resolutions and unlikely ambitions, I got carried away and decided that, as I was already 2/12ths in, I’d have a go at creating a ‘publication’ each month for twelve months. I have a few ideas for projects shot in a day and event based publications, but I’m hoping that several can be collaborations (give me a shout if you fancy it). Like the Neopan work with Dan, our pictures were shot on the same film, using similar technology (or lack of it) and all at night, and so it worked as a set. Continue reading

Calke Abbey

A rare Sunday free and so we jumped in the car and headed for Calke Abbey.

It’s a National Trust property in South Derbyshire and calls itself the unstately stately home. It was my second visit, but I’m still yet to go inside. There’s enough fun to be had exploring the gardens, old sheds and boiler houses and the stables. Continue reading

Something New?

Last weekend, I was in my usual Sunday night funk, fed-up that I’d not taken advantage of the weekend and a bit of daylight to get out and take some pictures.
It was about 9pm before I decided to get off my arse and have a wander around the village with a Holga, a cheapo flashgun and a roll of Kodak Tri-X. Continue reading

January’s #FP4Party Roll

For the first few days of shoot week of this month’s @FP4Party I was still in Eastern Europe. We’d been visiting my mother-in-law in Poland, and as we’ve done a couple of times now, travelled to the mountains on the Polish/Czech border on New Year’s Day. Being the day after the main event, it’s usually a chilled-out trip to a mountain top hotel for an evening of good food and beer in front of an open fire, and taking in some sights the following day before heading home Continue reading

Nighttime Adventures in Neopan

A while back, I wrote about putting together my first ‘zine. It was a collection of the photographs that Wojtek, Pavel and I had shown as part of our No Constructive Conclusions shows. While it contained six pictures from each of us, the others had given me free reign to design, produce and distribute this printed version.

I loved the whole experience, especially the buzz of people getting in touch and asking for copies. The first run of 25 went in a couple of days and I now have only a couple left from a further order of 20. They went out across the UK, Europe and to the USA.

Feedback was great. People liked the work, but also the format and quality of the zine itself. It even got a really nice write-up from James Cockroft that you can see here. I had quite a few questions on the process from people interested in putting their own work out in physical form. Continue reading