PHOTOGRAPHY ZINES AND BOOKS NO: 61

Beyond the Peephole and Hokkaido 43°23’07″N, 145°49’03″E by Yusuke Nagata (Nuts Tokyo)

Who?

Yusuke Nagata is a Tokyo based Japanese photographer. He does a lot in the street photography community from darkroom workshops to zines and is a mentor too many. He is the founder of Tokyo SPC and has done a visual interview with us as well.

What?

This is his second zine feature, featuring a double header of not one but two zines. For Beyond the Peephole, he attached a door spy to his FUJI X100T a couple of years back and edited them here into a zine. He then actually printed the digital photos in the darkroom by making a digital negatives. The result is a cohesive work atmospherically.

While Hokkaido 43°23’07″N, 145°49’03″E, although drastically different, remarkably shares in being a cohesive work on its own. As suggested all the images are taken in Hokkaido in a more traditional manner…

Why?

Hokkaido 43°23’07″N, 145°49’03″E has on the handmade cover the story of Matsuura Takeshiro who serves as the zine’s inspiration.

Beyond the Peephole was shot for the most part about 4 years ago and I will take from his Instagram the reason why in his own words:

When it comes to painting, any materials can be used. However, with photography, there is a need to use standardized tools provided by corporations such as Fujifilm, Kodak, and Nikon.I felt skeptical about this requirement. Therefore, wanting to offer an antithesis to such standards, I decided to experiment by attaching a door spy to my camera lens for shooting.”

Details.

BEYOND THE PEEPHOLE

  • W210 x H148 mm
  • 36 pages
  • Published in May 2024
  • Printed in Japan
  • Includes a “Darkroom in Use” sticker
  • ISBN 978-4-911140-02-4

Hokkaido 43°23’07″N, 145°49’03″E

  • W148 x H210 mm
  • 48 pages
  • Signed
  • With a handmade tracing paper cover
  • Published in Feb 2024
  • Printed in Japan
  • ISBN 978-4-911140-01-7

Where?

Both zines can be purchased from the photographer’s website here. Beyond the Peephole goes for 15 USD while Hokkaido 43°23’07″N, 145°49’03″E sales for 20 USD. Note there is a collector’s edition of Beyond the Peephole that is signed and comes with a set of 3 darkroom prints, 2 “Darkroom in Use” stickers, and is limited edition of 20.

 

Napoli Beach by Boogie

Who?

Boogie is a Serbian photographer based in New York City. He has made documentary and portrait photographs of people on the margins of society and street photography and was most notably featured in the Everybody Street documentary. A legend really.

What?

Napoli Beach contains 31 photos taken on the beach in Naples, Italy. It is simply beach life with prison tattoos, etc etc shot in a manner Boogie is known for…

Why?

Perhaps offering a contrast to his NEAPOLIS that was shot in black and white with over double the amount of photos, Napoli Beach in color feels almost like a vacation of sorts. Albeit, it is only one that Boogie can do…

Details.

Limited Edition Print Run Of 300 Zines

A4 Sized Zine – 210 X 297 Mm, 52 Pages

Printed On 115 Gram Lessebo Design White Paper

Black Cahier Stitching / Clear Cover Protector / Grease Protector

Where?

Unfortunately by time we got this review out, it had completely sold out. However, there are limited edition 40x30cm prints available here, making for a really good chance to own a Boogie print. His Tour Dogs zine titled, Protest is also still available for a mere 8 dollars here.

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Thanks to our two guests for their submissions, it is a really cool thing to be able to share them all with you. And remember, this is open to everyone. 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.

Thanks,

JCH