I wrote a bit last month about my intention to produce 12 zines, books or physical releases (of some sort) of my pictures over twelve consecutive months. Having decided that we’re emigrating next month, that might prove difficult, but at least I got as far as number four…
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
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
I have a friend who is a ‘proper’ photographer. In stark contrast to my haphazard, eclectic and ever-changing output, he thinks about what he’s doing and spends years on projects; researching, planning and shooting his work before finally working out the best way to share it. The results reflect the effort and commitment invested in them. Continue reading
To whom it may concern,
I am writing in the hope that you may be interested in hosting an exhibition of photography sometime later in the year. It’s a show that has already been in a couple of galleries in Poland earlier in 2017 and is currently showing in the Czech Republic. It’s the work of three photographers, Wojtek from Katowice in Poland, Pavel from the Czech city of Ostrava and me, from Leicester. Continue reading
Occasionally, getting older has it’s benefits.
If my ageing bladder hadn’t woken me at 6 this morning, I wouldn’t have sneaked a look outside, seen the misty dawn and rushed out to the meadows with my camera… Continue reading
The final part of my diary/travelogue/waytorememberitinyearstocome, recording a couple of weeks spent travelling around Europe, shooting mostly black and white film.
Previous instalments are here:
Part 1 – Cossington, UK – Wioska, PL – Bratislava, SK
Part 2 – Bratislava, SK – Orosháza, HU – Szeged, HU – Cossington, UK
Part 3 – Cossington – Newcastle
Part 4 – Newcastle to Perth
Part 5 – Perth to Dundee
Part 6 – Unprecedented Concrete
Part 7 – Ullapool to Ullapool
Part 8 – Ullapool to Glasgow Continue reading