the purpose of making books has been a considered one. The initial idea was to use book making as a tool to teach myself how to edit and put together photographs into a meaningful collection, this is still an ongoing process and so far it has been helpful in helping me identify the good photos from the bad and be more critical of my work, separating the feeling of taking the photograph from the actual photograph as an artwork - also in contrast in helps feedback into my process of helping me fine tune what it is I'm looking for.

Street photography is very much a process of self discovery and analysis, finding more about yourself and what inspires you to keep going.

I've taught myself many new skills, including coptic stitching, perfect binding, over stitching and how not to glue my fingers together during the process.

Photo Zine Experiment #1

Wednesday, 07 August 2019

I used a third party printer for this magazine, it was difficult to find a good compromise between print quality and cost, more so when I was doing this just for fun and didn't really have an audience to sell to.

It's basically some high grade white paper stock with staples holding it together.

The photographs themselves hold together as a collection much better than the other books, but it still sort of fails. I left myself more thinking time to come up with better photography, whilst the other books are more about learning the book binding technique.

Ultimately I dropped the idea of a zine, I wanted to create a more unique piece of art, to elevate the photography a bit more, the book itself becoming a part of the work.
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