Week 2 Reflection: The Power of DIY Print

I wanted to look a little deeper into Zine culture and to see how this creative freedom in making could help my own practise. I've always been interested in zines and hand made objects of photography. Ari Marcopoulos is one of my all time favourite photographers mainly through his methodology. Making work and straight away putting pictures together in groups, printing them and sticking them into a book and photocopying it. I love this immediate photography. Its almost a long form polaroid as he took the images and then gave the little books to people to see almost immediately. I also really like the idea of a short run of zines. These days a great deal of photographers do short runs of phonebooks and zines. Usually down to cost factor of printing I guess, but it somehow adds value tot he phonebook as an object.