First of all, I want to start by thanking those who bought my new zine, Tokyo: 1 Day, 2 Nights. I’m really thankful and super happy to hear how much everyone enjoys it with its new, larger format. It was a difficult decision to make it bigger, because of course that means it also had to be more expensive. Every photo in the zine is almost an A4 sized print.
One question that I have continually gotten since the zine was released about whether or not I would be releasing a zine in the near future with some of my more personal and recent work.
The answer to this is somewhat complicated and isn’t easy to answer. The simple answer is, these photos will be available in print form at some point in the not-to-distant future. Tomorrow? Next year?
Three years from now?
I’m not sure.
The thing is, the photos that I’ve taken since meeting my wife. The photos I’ve taken of my life from that point. They mean a lot more to me than what can be put into a zine. I like zines, don’t get me wrong. I thing they are an amazing alternative to the web. I think they are an extremely affordable and efficient way to consume photography.
I don’t want these photos (when I say these photos, I am speaking of a lot of the personal photos I’ve taken from 2017-Present) to be affordable or efficient. I don’t want them to be simple or easy. They are more than that to me. They mean more than that.
So, to be honest, I’m not entirely sure what I will do but I do have some ideas. They won’t be in a zine, that’s for sure. At least not in my own. I want the photos to be with my words. For better or worse, I enjoy writing. Maybe that will annoy the photography purists but I don’t care. It isn’t about them.
It’s about me.
It’s literally, about me.
For better, and for worse.
My new ZINE.