Photography zines (and books)
As promised in my previous post about photo zines and books, I am going to show and share any that I receive. And the first lot are in. I decided to show 3 photographers at a time so as not to overload you all. Enjoy.
Earlier this month I featured photo zines by a group of photographers who had been kind enough to send me their work. Which made me think that perhaps I could make this into a feature.
Well, I have received more zines now and more are coming, so we have a few to feature. I really hope this feature becomes a regular one, as I really enjoy seeing all of the zines and the hard work and passion that goes into each one. Each one of these books or zines has been produced by someone who really loves what they do and you can see that as soon as you open them.
So, without further ado, lets get on with it.
Bristol Fixed by Sean McGowan
Sean is a photography student at degree level studying in Bristol in the UK. Sean clearly loves photography and fixed gear bikes…a man after my own heart.
This interesting project was shot entirely on Tri-X film which was pushed to 1600. It is an different look at a scene which has a very hardcore group of followers. A very cool little zine.
Sean has begun to expand on this project and will be producing more editions throughout the year.
You can see more of his work on his site: smc-photography.co.uk
The zines are printed in limited runs of 100 and are A5 portrait size.
If you would like one of them then you can get yours at smcphotography.bigcartel.com a bargain at £3.
…and then this happened by Simon Wright
Well, I don’t know a lot about Simon, but I do know that I really like this little zine. From what I can gather it was taken somewhere in the USA in spring 2013. And features skateboarding and Americana as its main themes.
Well edited, the zine tells the story of friends sharing good times in the states. A cool little zine.
If you want to get your hands on one of these lovely little zines you can grab them for only $3 from Simon’s store:
And be sure to check out his work over at his site: predikament.com
Fistful of Books – By Simon Robinson
This one is not one book, but a series of books by the same photographer. Simon Robinson has produced 5 books so far, all of them under the Fistful of Books banner. So I shall share with you a little bit about each.
On April 8th 2013, former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Margaret Thatcher died at the age of 87.
Simon documented the funeral procession in the UK and the emotions that it evoked in the British public.
A very interesting slice of British life and a well edited book. This is produced in a limited run of 100.
Taken whilst strolling around the streets of Glasgow, this book supposedly features the images of 94 people throughout the book, cover to cover.
This book is also limited to 100. A very appealing little street photography book.
Animals, Birds, Cats and Dogs. This is a lovely little book of photographs of birds, dogs and cats taken while wandering the streets of Glasgow and Kirkcudbrightshire.
This is also on a limited run of 100. A very different look at the city, as if humans were no longer in the equation.
Botanic I is the study of the structure of plants in Graphic black and white photographs of leaves, buds, seed pods and flowers which emphasise the structure and shape of the plant.
Very strong images and very contrasty black and white. I really enjoyed this book.
Also on a limited run of 100.
Mexico City Dress Shops
The story behind this one is that Simon’s girlfriend won a holiday to Mexico City (lucky). Whilst there they stumbled upon the many dress shops, featuring all kinds of extravagance. What else could there be to do but document them?
All of these books are produced in limited runs of 100. They are priced at £7 each including postage in the UK. A bargain. I definitely recommend picking up a couple of them.
You can see more at Simon’s site fistfulofbooks.com or his Facebook page
That is all for this installment. If you would like to have your zines or books featured then all you have to do is mail me. Hopefully there will be plenty more of you who want to get your books and zines out there to the world. Another installment will be coming soon.