Today’s A LOOK AT article is long overdue. I’m pleased to be featuring the beautiful magazines that Hannah O’Brien has been producing with Exeter Uncovered. Before I actually dive into these remarkable publications, I want to acknowledge that these are not exclusively film zines. As a member of YOUR EXHIBITION and one of the first supporters, Hannah’s work deserves to be featured here. Furthermore, I feel like a lot can be learned from the nature of these magazines; they're of premium quality and design, and if I can encourage you to consider the things that Hannah has when you’re thinking about producing your own work, then it’s worth sharing.
I absolutely love writing articles for the A LOOK AT series. It is my opportunity to sing the praises of those of you that are producing great work. It could be an exhibition, stickers, prints, zines, stamps, or whatever else you can think of! Today I’m sharing you the zine of Garth Murphy of Murphys Film: Mono.
Welcome to another A LOOK AT article. In this series we examine YOUR work. This could be prints, zines, exhibitions, stamps, and whatever else you can imagine. Today we’re excited to be sharing a zine project with you: TOUR DOGS.
If you’re not familiar with TOUR DOGS, then you’re missing out. Trey Derbes releases zines featuring the work of a photographer that he admires, and he gives the zines out for free. Yes, you read that correctly: FREE.
In today’s A LOOK AT article, we’re featuring something a bit different. In this series so far, we have shown you dozens of great zines that we think you should pick up. You can learn about those zines here. Today we’re pleased to share with you Amy Paterson’s stamp brand: The Dark Chamber.
Back in November 2018, Amy announced that she was launching a brand for the film community which offered useful stamps. Ever since then, we’ve been itching to get our hands on them, and we’re happy to say that they’re even better than we imagined.
We’d first like to thank Nikita (@hukumoc) for donating Карайелъ and providing translations. When someone is generous enough to send you a zine that they didn’t even produce, you know you’re in for something special. I’m glad to say that it didn’t disappoint.
This zine joins a collection of travel-based zines, though it has the added quirk of being 48 images shot in 48 hours. I really enjoy it when an artist produces something under some form of creative limitation. In this case, I adore the selection of images Karl has opted to include. It makes me consider which images he might’ve excluded because of the self-inflicted constraints. It gives each image included an added weight.
One of our favourite things to do at YOUR EXHIBITION is to share some of the awesome work you’re producing. In the A LOOK AT series we do exactly that, and in this week’s article we take A LOOK AT Steven Cox’s Prague.
I’m sure most of you reading this are familiar with Caleb Jenkins’ work, but if you’re not, you’re seriously missing out. Caleb is a analogue shooter based in Virginia, US. His work typically features landscapes and everyday scenes, documenting what life is like in the modern day.
Let’s begin where I often do: the cover. As this is the first thing we see, I think a cover needs to be striking, and this emotive image certainly grasps the attention. Volume Two’s cover features an image of Jason’s Grandma’s hands. The image is contrasty, and the composition of the hand reaching up from the corner invites the reader to turn the page, but most importantly, it prompts questions. With questions comes the desire for answers, and, naturally, we open the zine to explore.
If you’ve followed us or Jules for a few months, you’ll know that Jules exhibited his work from Pyongyang in France. We weren’t fortunate enough to visit this exhibition, so we were ecstatic when we heard that he was working on a zine featuring some images from the exhibit. We managed to view Jules’ drafts of the zine before he sent it to the publishers, so we had a vague idea what to expect, but there’s nothing quite like the real thing. There is a power in the printed medium that is different to that of the digital medium. That’s not to say it’s more or less powerful, but is meant to be appreciated in print, and this zine definitely confirms that to me.
For today’s article, we had the pleasure of having Ronnie Olesnovich from @infiniterolls send us the first Volume of Sips and Shots. This is a truly unique project that we’re excited to share with you. Ronnie is both a photography and coffee enthusiast, and so he’s produced a monthly zine that comes with 12 oz. bag of Sips and Shots Coffee.
LIFELESS by the talented UK analogue photographer Michael Boorman is a zine that has an interesting look into the peculiar nature of mannequins and how something we walk past every day in shop fronts and displays can be created into a body of work that is not only engaging but extremely intriguing as a subject matter.
Enter Barcelona has a narrative unlike any other I've witnessed so far. There's a preface to the zine that Nigel shares:
If you're not familiar with Daniel's work, he tends to produce thought-provoking work that sheds light on a social or cultural system. It makes for a challenging viewing experience, but it's great to see someone with such talent tastefully create something that tackles topics not typically seen in this format. Silent Spring is described by Daniel himself as:
This is the first zine I have looked at since the production of my own zine, and so even though this isn't forming part of my research, I am still keen to add more printed works to my ever growing library whilst supporting members of this fantastic community,