Keiko Nomura’s Otari — Pristine Peaks was the Charcoal Book Club selection for April 2019 (if I recall correctly) and documents the people and lifestyle of a small village in Japan. It’s not a book I would’ve likely come across on my own, and so I’m once again glad to be a Charcoal subscriber.
I’m (mostly) a color (hack) photographer. I appreciate the fun colors of (some) expired film, of Lomography’s Purple stock, but not of Psychedelic Blues so much, and I’ve long wanted to try Tri-Chromes (or whatever it is where you take three b/w photographs with r/g/b filters on the front and combine them in the darkroom […]
At long last, after years of following, liking, and double-tapping almost every post on Twitter and Instagram, Chicako Watanuki finally released a zine! And, guess what? It sold out in minutes and you can’t have mine!
After hearing about, and subsequently purchasing, ‘Midwest Dirt,’ I’ve been a fan of Nathan Pearce‘s work. I’ve picked up a few over the past couple of years, too many to link to, and his use of an Action Sampler-type camera for one zine continues to inspire. So when I stumbled across a new Pearce zine, […]
I came across Chris Neophytou‘s Tourista on Instagram one day. I’m not sure what account, maybe Out of Place Books, maybe somewhere else. I was intrigued by and interested in the format, and so ordered up a copy.
Nahea An’s Perversión subverts advertising tropes and calls attention to the sexualization and exploitation of female bodies. Sex sells, sure, but in the age of #metoo these sorts of détournement are useful and necessary reminders.
Rachel Filler‘s Do I make you happy more than I make you sad? is a sort of celebration of youthful friendship and relationships. In the faces and gestures, I see some of the exuberance and wonder I felt, like, 20 years ago, and I simultaneously miss that feeling and am glad to be beyond it […]