I wanted to let you all know that I have just published my very first black & white photography zine titled ‘alone in a new city’. The zine contains 26 of my original black & white photographs on separate pages with their accompanying quotes & is A5 in size.
This is not a slick, print-perfect photo zine – it was made by hand using rudimentary DIY zine-making techniques to replicate the character of the original 1960s analog zine style. Every copy of this zine is slightly different because they are duplicated from a cardboard master copy which was made by printing every photograph individually & then cutting/gluing them in place, as well as using a typewriter to copy, cut & glue in every quote.
As the title of the zine suggests, this photographic series depicts my experience of being alone in a new city. Moving to a foreign city alone was one of the hardest & most brutal experiences of my life. Now that I have returned home & am no longer alone & can reflect back on the experience, I can see that while the loneliness was at times overwhelming, I managed to produce some of the best photographs I have ever taken. ‘Art is pain’, as they say, & this photographic series is certainly my personal testament to that notoriously cliché, albeit very true notion.
You can purchase my zine for $5 from my Etsy store here
& for my Melbourne based friends, you can buy a copy in person at the fantastic sticky institute