Dave Allen’s ‘The Insolite number 0’ is among my favorite releases of #27zine. It’s a little bit bizarre, willfully obtuse, frustrating, maddening, even, and I love nearly everything about it.
For two years straight, Blake Andrews listed an Ivars Gravlejs book on his year end lists. It was Early Works in 2015, and the mirth continued in 2016 with Useful advice for photographers.
In/Human collects 28 of Michael Fraser’s excellent street photographs from various world cities in a slim volume. If you like contemporary street work in high contrast black & white and color, don’t miss it. Fraser is a cancer researcher and photographer in Canada, and he has (or had) one of the best ‘About’ pages I’ve ever encountered. (As of …
For Second Best, Kevin O’Meara attended the Minnesota State Fair—the second best state fair in the country, after Texas—every day of its 2015 run: August 26-September 7. I admire the committment and drive, but I don’t envy the task.
Tiny Plastic Box, vol #2 is, as you might guess, the 2nd volume of Jon’s zine, documenting his film, pinhole, 365 project. I knew more or less what to expect, so it’s less surprising than vol #1, but it’s no less exciting or inspiring.
It’s definitely 27Zine… I’m swimming in zines right now, to my absolute glee. One of the newest arrivals is Dev Samaddar’s Twice Around the Sun: a two-year photo journal. It’s a collection his favorite mobile phone photographs from, well, the two trips around the sun he enjoyed during the period between December 28, 2014 and December 26, 2016.
The Blandscapes are a series of 4 (at time of writing) small, economical, easily reproducible and open editioned, quarter-fold zines from Nate Matos. They’re quite different from his Serif & Silver series and Compendium, but no less inspiring. Littlefields is, for me, a beautifully strange sort of photo magazine from Jim Clinefelter. Each ‘issue’ consists of a random selection of 10 …