Artzines

Ekaterina Anokhina: Inner Mongolia (2nd Edition)

If the paper of the first edition made the book look a coal mine, the paper of this second edition makes it look like a desert storm.

“And where is it, this place?”
“That’s the point, it is nowhere. It is quite impossible to say that it is located anywhere in the geographical sense. Inner Mongolia is not called that because it is inside Mongolia. It is inside anyone who can see the void, although the word ‘inside’ is quite inappropriate here. And it is not really any kind of Mongolia either, that’s merely a way of speaking. The most stupid thing possible would be to attempt to describe to you what it is. Take my word for this, at least – it is well worth striving all your life to reach it. And nothing in life is better than being there.”
“And how does one come to see the void?”
“Look into yourself.” said the baron.

(From “Chapayev and Void” by Victor Pelevin, translated by Andrew Bromfield)

Edition of 90 numbered copies + 10 copies with a gelatin silver print (numbered and signed)
21 x 29.7 cm, 32 pages, printed on grey paper
Silkscreen printed envelope
Designed by FLUUT

Self-made crowdfunding: Calin Kruse – You scared the shit out of me, so I’m leaving

About the book
Erotic fairs are probably the only events where all social classes and ages are gathered in the same place.

The visitors – exactly from the hick town where all the pictures were shot – brim over with bigotry. Because on one hand there is the hypocritical tolerance and openness at night, the meat market – and the gazes! – under the cover of eroticism. On the other hand the smooth smugness reveals in the daytime – lived family idyll and dominical church going included.

It is all about schizo provincialism. The abandon and unleashing of the bourgeois which seem enormous at first, in closer inspection keeps exactly within the defined limits. Because in this loud, piercing, adrenalized carnival of drives, the excess is planned. Like that everything is in best order. In the garden plot, on the parking lane, in the frontyard – and in fact also on the erotic fair.

Please note: the book in the preview is a dummy. The final book may be slightly different (which means: even better!), but still quite similar.

About the crowdfunding

This is where I hope to receive a small or big support (in exchange for this and that, of course! see below) for producing the book – printing and binding. The book is limited to 100 copies.
The goal is gathering 2000 € for covering the printing / production costs.
The self-made crowdfunding campaign will run from June 1st until July 1st, 2014. If the project won’t be funded until July 1st, you will receive a full refund on July 2nd, 2014. Otherwise, the book will be produced within one month and everything will be shipped by the beginning of August.

What you can get 
35 €: The printed book
60 €:  The printed book + a 13 x 18 print (edition of 60, signed and numbered)
150 € (4 left): The printed book + a 20 x 30 signed and numbered print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 g/m², as seen in the preview
500 € (1 left): The printed book + a 30 x 45 cm print (edition of 3) + the 20 x 30 print, both numbered and signed, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 g/m², as seen at the end of the preview

Updates
25.06. Yeah, we did it! Thank you very much to all supporting the campaign and making this book happen! There are still 5 days left for pledging, so if you’d like to receive one of the goodies, please don’t hesitate.
04.07. The book is at the printer, a first dummy should arrive next week.
01.08. All the books, prints and postcard went to the mail office today!

Why self-made?
I’m having loads of ideas for photo books, and also a few finished projects in the drawer (like this one), but not having the financial background for making them; that became quite frustrating over the time – that’s why I decided to go for a self-made crowdfunding campaign.
And why self-made? Because I think it’s easier, closer to the people, and more direct.
If you have any question, please just get in touch or write a comment!

And one last thing: a huge THANK YOU for your interest in my project!
Calin 

Loose spiro bound book in a hard cover, held by an elastic strap
90 pages, 16 x 28 cm
Print run: 100 copies
35 € + shipping
Please choose:

A zine I like: Rodrigo Miragaia – Twisted Swan

Twisted Swan is a book of tensions. Clarity and visual pollution. Identity and concealment. Kindness and aggressiveness. An artificial lake, made at our image. There are repeated attempts to achieve results. Processes. Obsessions. Trifles. A certain desperation. Urgency to act. Urgency of living. Photographs of photographs. Generations of photographs. Images degrade. Lose the illusion. They disappoint. But gains a new body, with wrinkles and scars, an imposed time. The image becomes opaque. The perspective is a triangle. There is now only a smear of ink and traces of an abusive handling. A new silence.

www.rodrigomiragaia.blogspot.pt

dienacht #15 out soon – pre-order now!

It was a tough time, but the new issue of dienacht is almost there! Featuring, among others Sarah Sudhoff’s “At the Hour of our death” series, and more photography by Francesca Romeo, Tito Mouraz, Julia Sonntag, Aaron McElroy (one of the six photographers from the Nocturnes-book), Axel Beyer, Tatiana Tcherkezyan, a design Portfolio by David Einwaller, photo book reviews, …

Also, the dienacht Short Stories-section showcases again short portfolios by 12 photographers – we wanted you to see even more intriguing works and get more sources of inspiration. They are supposed to encourage the reader to learn more about the particular photographers and works, to visit their websites, to track their work process.

Get your copy here (worldwide shipping): www.dienacht.bigcartel.com

1000 copies, numbered
126 pages, 15 x 18 cm
offset print, in English and German

7,00 Euro

dienacht Package

All 7 – timeless – available issues: dienacht #8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and the special issue “Ostkreuzschule – Faits Divers”.
Over 870 pages of intriguing photography, graphic-design, illustration, art and stories, photo book reviews, and so much more.

 

All 7 available issues: dienacht #8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and the special issue “Ostkreuzschule – Faits Divers”.
Over 870 pages
40 Euro (instead of 50 Euro regular price)
Please choose:

Neu im Shop: Calin Kruse – Schmetterling

Sometimes, unexpected things happen.

First Edition: 100 copies (001-100). Sold out
Second Edition: 200 copies (101-300).

A Special Edition of 10 with a signed and numbered Print (20 x 30 cm, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 g/m²) is available. Sold out.

Risograph printing
64 pages, 14 x 20 cm, open thread stitching
2-color-printed dust cover
Print run (second edition): 200 copies, numbered

20,00 Euro

Sarah Kastrau: Like Ghosts out now

The successor to my first photo zine ‘Blinded By The Dark’, the continuation of the ‘underground music meets instant film’ theme. This time, the selected images are not the actual positives, but the carefully reclaimed paper negatives that come with peel-apart film.

36 pages
150 x 185 mm (5.91 x 7.28 inches)
edition of 60
black & white digital print
Get it here.

www.sarahkastrau.de

Neu im Shop: Calin Kruse – WEST

Trier West is considered to be a disadvantaged suburban area with a high rate of unemployment and a lot of low cost housing which was developed from a former barracks.

In spite of various social problems, Trier West is a very lively neighborhood, not least because of its many young and restless people. All know each other, families stick together, and the inhabitants love their neighborhood.

Social life takes place on the street with the neighbors and in the summer months -people sit in front of their houses and chat with passers-by. Kids rush up and down the streets with bikes and greet everyone passing their way, and feed upon the demolished gumball machine.

The street called Trierweilerweg is a kind of passage between downtown Trier and Trier West, which you walk through to get to the low cost houses. I lived in this street for two years, and during this time I documented the everyday life of the 150 meter street section I could see from my window.

A Special Edition of 5 with a signed and numbered Print (20 x 30 cm, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 g/m²) is available. The Special Print Edition is sold out.

If you’re living outside Germany, please order here: www.dienacht.bigcartel.com

Print run: 45 copies + 5 copies incl. a 20 x 30 cm Print, signed and numbered
32 Pages, black and white photographs on cream paper | Size: 18 x 13 cm | 2nd Edition
Cover made of polaroid cardboard, laser perforated

10,00 Euro

dienacht #14 out now!

The very new dienacht issue arrived, featuring, among others Asger Carlsen’s “Wrong” series (also the cover story), and more photography by Chinese photographer Ren Hang, by Palíndromo Mészáros, Julia Sonntag, Scott Typaldos, “unlikely” objects by Giuseppe Colarusso, a design Portfolio by Sfia Brajal, photo book reviews, …

There is a also a brand new section: dienacht Short Stories showcases short portfolios by 12 photographers – we wanted you to see even more intriguing works and get more sources of inspiration. They are supposed to encourage the reader to learn more about the particular photographers and works, to visit their websites, to track their work process.

Get your copy here (worldwide shipping): www.dienacht.bigcartel.com

** Distinction at the LeadAwards 2014 **
1000 copies, numbered
126 pages, 15 x 18 cm
offset print, in English and German

7,00 Euro

Neu im Shop: Ina Hengstler – L’Hengst

„Mein Name ist Hengstler, wie der Hengst.“ – L’Hengst eine kleine Liebeserklärung an die Physiognomie des Pferdes. Stillstand und Bewegung, Energie, Masse, Kraft, Würde, Ehrfurcht. Keine Klein-Mädchen-Träume, sondern vielmehr gezielte, sinnliche Fotografien in einem handgebundenen Heft.

Format: 18,5 x 27,5 cm
24 Seiten + Umschlag
offene Bindung, Hand gebunden

10,00 Euro

Neu im Shop: LAURA MAKABRESKU – THE MOON IS FOR ADULTS ONLY

You will fall in love with this book… Only 3 copies available!

„Laura Makabresku condenses the fairy tale into a frame. One stage on which everything plays out. There is a heroine existing between the worlds. Beautiful and dark. Her sexuality fluctuates between girlish erotic fantasy and the extreme instincts of nature. In a childish way she is fascinated by death. Her land is inhabited by animals, monsters, people in animal masks, objects—all of them of equal status. The world’s orders tangle together. Death in this land is liberating, a kind of good dream into which we tumble, searching for eternity, and which exists within us as constellations painted on the heroine’s body. The motifs and scenes are repeated. Themes are repeated obsessively. It all exists outside of time, everywhere and nowhere, never and always, in the seventy-seventh land. And eternity is just as cruel as death.” – Magdalena Kownacka