This month we have yet another member of the inimitable AllFormat Collective. Ioana Marinca. Ioana is an analogue photographer whose touching documentary work made me hunt her down on Instagram and she kindly agreed to an interview.
“If you want things to change,
you first have to change you”
– Rachel Bright, The Lion Inside
A few events recently have started me thinking about the topic of change. Firstly is the above quote. Not from some sage mystic or motivational speaker. It’s from a book I’ve been reading to my two year old in which a small mouse feels left out and ignored. Instead of wallowing in self pity the mouse decides to make himself brave and think like a winner.
I have heard last year referred to as “Twenty SevenZINE” due to the large number of zines being released. What’s the allure? They provide something tactile in a digital world. We all look at pictures on Instagram on our tiny phone screens but how often do we print our work or even better curate and edit our work into a finished product? A photobook or an exhibition might sound daunting but a zine is the perfect entry point for a photographer looking to show off their work or simply to have their memories in print. With that in mind I am starting a new zine review section of this site to showcase some of the great work out there. The first submission comes from Nigel (Unevenedits on Instagram)
This week I continue to highlight the work of amazing photographers within the analogue film community and got the chance to chat with Jason Brewer. Jason describes himself as, using analogue and digital photography to explore and interpret the world around him. Taking pictures for himself of the things that capture his attention and pique his curiosity.
Nick Mayo is an analogue photographer based in Grand Rapids, MI, USA. His mainly shoots portraiture and street photography, where he enjoys the art of waiting for a story to unfold before him. Drawn to light, shape and form, his photographs tend to take on a strikingly simple composition.
Earlier this week I traveled into Manchester to discuss details of my upcoming exhibition. We were in a rush to leave, I wasn’t sure if I’d remembered to charge the batteries on my Leica M9 and part of me couldn’t be bothered lugging round a camera all day to be honest.
Wes Bowker is a self proclaimed, “Wearer of many hats” he’s a podcaster, police officer, father and husband as well as being a rather accomplished photographer. Wes has recently started a podcast all about family and film photography and he agreed to answer a few questions for us. Continue reading “In Conversation With Wes Bowker”