This zine is the first collaboration between myself and my daughter Maggie, incorporating her unique writing style and images I shot of our adventures around the world! It’s one of those rare things I made that seems to have connected to an audience outside of fans of particular models.
For more zine ideas, check out this video I made on Photo Zines…
…and learn how to make your first zine on your own with this coupon for my Udemy course on the topic!
I had been wanting to do a graphic design-themed zine for a long while (having access to a fairly nice color copier at my work) and by the time Phoenix Zine Fest rolled around fall of 2017, I had enough material to make 3 issues. Models include my daughter Maggie, Alina Lee aka Thumbelina, McKenzie Eckels, Ana Corbí, and many many more of my favorite people.
Graphic design school was my first education after high school and anything pushing design or altered photography I’m there for. It is so much fun to take an image and push it to new levels.
Anyone interested in actually owning a zine can order one on my shop. Each are approximately 6×8″ with card stock cover, hand stitched binding, 20 pages of design and writing and a 16 track CD of original ambient/ trip hop music I made.
I have an explainer video of why you may want to make a zine of your own on my YouTube! Feel free to contribute to the list of complaining comments about how the music is too loud in this particular video.
Photo zines! Small, self published presentations of your photographic works – how and why to make them? I tell you about my experience with copy machine photo zines and Blurb trade books and show you samples of both, then get into why zines are a great option for presenting your photography in a physical way to your audience.
Help support our studio with tutorials and model sets for subscribers at our Patreon and view more tutorials on our Skillshare channel!
It’s zine fest season again, and I’m finishing up on my first “big production” zine. This one is called Dusk and features a combination of sharp graphic design on my photographs combined with hard edged poetry from a few wonderfully talented writers. I shaped it in response to the hard political climate we currently live under, even though politics are not present, it definitely shows in the emotional response represented in Dusk.
I made so many zines last year, and none in 2017, that I’m suddenly remembering how fun and expressive zine making is, like running into an old best friend.
I made a class for zine beginners on my Skillshare channel, and it’s still one of my highest rated/ most frequently lauded classes. No experience necessary, just paper and pens!