MICHAEL BOORMAN

The Dark Chamber Stamps - Amy Paterson

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.

Street Photography with Anxiety

I love people. That statement with the title Street Photography with Anxiety might seem contradictory, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that I’ve mixed up the title of one article with the body of another, but there is no mistake: I love people, but I sometimes struggle with anxiety. Today I wish to share with you how I have managed to engage with an art form that I thought I’d never be able to do, and the enjoyment that has come from it.

48 - KARL BAILEY

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.

Film Photography YouTube Channels

I may or may not have a YouTube problem.

I absolutely love the film community - I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t. Part of the film community that I have enjoyed a lot is the YouTube film community. There are many great channels out their producing great content. There’s POV shooting videos, darkroom tutorials, zine reviews, behind the scenes of exhibitions and more. There’s lots to learn from them and I almost guarantee that there’s something for everyone from the below list. The below list shares why I follow them, and provides you with a direct link through to their YouTube channels.

"Why do you choose to shoot black and white?"

A few days ago, I submitted a question to Nick Mayo of Nick Exposed for a Q&A he’ll be publishing soon. As I asked him the question, I realised that I didn’t have my own answer to the question, and so I have written this JUST A THOUGHT article outlining my thoughts.

The question I asked Nick was “Why do you choose to shoot black and white?”. When I asked him the question, I provided two quotes where photography greats referenced their view on the subject.

Oddments Volume Two - JASON BREWER

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.

Michael Boorman's 2019 Goals

There’s a lot I want to achieve in 2019. My main priority is to continue to serve and build up this community with YOUR EXHIBITION. 

As for my personal work, I’m keep to shoot more and hopefully refine “my style”. I don’t feel like I have a stylistic identity yet, so discovering more of that would be good.

I’d like to print more; both digitally and in the darkroom. I want to see more of my work on people’s walls.

I’d love to complete another project. I learned a lot from shooting and producing my debut zine, and I’d like to take those lessons into my next project.

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This is part of the 2019 GOALS series. If you’d like to see the 2019 GOALS of our other featured artists, check out the other articles here.

Useful Idiocy - JULES LE MOAL

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.

Let's talk about packaging...

I thought I’d kickstart a new series of articles called JUST A THOUGHT. The general premise is whenever you’d like to share something that’s on your mind, that isn’t quite a project or an announcement, you’ll share JUST A THOUGHT.

Today’s JUST A THOUGHT concerns packaging. Now if you’ve already sold a product by post, you’ve probably already considered packaging. If you haven’t sold something, or you have but not considered packaging, then this article is for you.

35mm Film in a Medium Format Camera

Recently I’ve been posting a few images shot on 35mm film in a medium format camera, and as well as people being really supportive, a few folks have enquired about how I do it. Even though there are some articles online that speak about this process, I thought I’d produce an article that encapsulates everything I’ve found, and share what I’ve learned from my many mistakes.

Sips and Shots - Monthly Magazine

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.