PHOTOGRAPHY ZINES AND BOOKS NO: 62

 

ON THE SAME BOAT by Alexander Munoz and Yusuke Nagata

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. While Alex Munoz is a U.S. photographer based in Tokyo. Over the last year he has really been around the Tokyo street photography scene, running into him a quite a few events. He has a popular Youtube.

What?

For 2 years, Alex Munoz and Yusuke Nagata searched for “boats” in Japan. These boats were filled with smokers in search of rest from the hustle of day to day life in Tokyo. Smokers are a dying breed and this serves as a documentation of these unique people.

Why?

James Joyce once said of his close friend Italo Svevo’s novel Zeno’s Consciousness: “I didn’t know one could be so consumed by the act of smoking.” Without knowing anything going in, the theme of “On the Same Boat” makes itself evident bringing forth a similar sentiment. The two photographers alternating pages breaks any would be monotony for a surprisingly dynamic zine.

Details.

  • W210 x H148 mm (A5)
  • 40 pages
  • Published in June 2024
  • Printed in Japan

Where?

The zine can be purchased from either photographer’s website:
Alex Munoz
Yusuke Nagata

 

FORMATIONS by Alex Munoz

Who?

Alex Munoz again!

What?

A collection of over 100 street photography photos from Fukuoka, Japan during 2017-2022. He humbly added to me that it was also a means to do something with his digital work which turned out functional.

Why?

In the photographer’s own words:
“The title “Formations” has two meanings in this photo zine. Both the formation of my style of street photography and the formation of subjects within the frame of the photo… I hope you can also appreciate this photo zine as a time capsule for the city and it’s people.”

Where?

Unfortunately the zine just sold out, but you can keep up with his frantic zine release pace here on his website.

 

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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