3…2…1…blast-off! Backyard Space Travel missions, a photography project started by Andrew Rovenko under Covid-19 lockdowns, is now coming to print under the name, The Rocketgirl Chronicles, aiming to be funded by a Kickstarter campaign. Andrew Rovenko, a Ukraine-born and Melbourne-based photographer, captured scenes of his daughter’s imaginative space adventures with a Mamiya RZ67 and Fuji …
I love photography books in all their guises – Monograph, Theory, Practical (although perhaps practical books feature less than the others) – but undoubtedly there are many great photographers out there who aren’t picked up by publishers. And that’s why the fact that self-publishing is so easy is fantastic and allows us to discover photographers that may not otherwise be noticed.
In this article I wanted to share 5 zines/self-published books from my shelves which I think you should try.
My uncle had a Leica and this got me interested in photography.
My parents had Family of Man by Edward Steichen which I studied intensively. When I was 11-12 years old I got an Agfa Click, a 6×6 plastic camera and I clearly remember the first photographs I shot were of swans. When I was 14 I got a job as a piccolo in a nearby hotel during my school vacation. I made earned enough that I could afford a Zenith, the Russian SLR camera and an Opemus enlarger which I put on my desk – I never did school homework anyway – now I was up and running.
I am Boris, and here’s my story about a photo project I started in 2019. Even though the 2020 events changed its course quite a bit, I was still able to finish it and make it into a book, to be printed in 2022.
For over two decades I worked in the magazine publishing industry where I developed my passion for photography. I first started to photograph much earlier though. At the age of 10 I learned how to shoot with my dad’s medium format TLR.
Welcome to part five of our Spotlight on the Artists. In each article I’ll be sharing a few of our contributors with you, telling you a little bit about their work and where you can see more. And of course, encouraging you to support our kickstarter campaign to get the book made! Mike Beard Mike …