We’ve featured Tanner Ballengee’s photography and Zines previously on OGA multiple times and enjoy seeing his new projects develop. One of these new projects is his Allergy Season Zine which is a submission based magazine, containing art, writing, and photography from Tanner and multiple international contributors including myself (Thanks Tanner!), there’s also memoirs of a “wicked pissah,” interview with a local metal band, photo editorial by a KC skate photographer, secret video link, and much more.
52 black and white pages, Staple bound, Run of 100.
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Now it’s time for a new instalment of OGA’s fruitiest feature ‘Bad Bananas Friday’. If you’ve been following us I’m sure you know the drill by now, if not it’s simple, ONE GIANT ARM have asked Bristol based photographer Campbell Sibthorpe and the creator of Bad Bananas to introduce a new photographer to OGA on a Friday. To accompany the image Campbell will ask one question to the introduced photographer.
This weeks chosen photographer is Marleen Sleeuwits who is currently living and working in The Hague, The Netherlands and here’s this weeks Q&A:
Question: ‘Is there an artist of your generation that you admire and why?’
Answer: ‘I’m very interested in photographers who search for the boundaries in photography. In The Netherlands there are quite a lot of young photographers who make great work and experiment with the medium, combining photography with video, sculpture and installations. For instance the work of Anouk Kruithof, Katja Mater and Melanie Bonajo is something I follow closely. Artists who are from an older generation I especially like the work of Gordon Matthew Clark and Tomas Demand.‘
More from Marleen Sleeuwits can be viewed here: www.marleensleeuwits.nl
Jai Tanju and the Seeing Things Gallery crew recently sent us over a beautiful Zine package containing three of their fine Zine releases including: Bangalore Blowout, Jerry Hsu’s Table For One and Flash Mob Zine.
It would appear that Jerry Hsu’s Table for One has already sold out so we’re hyped to have it part of our Zine Library.
In this publication Jerry has photographed people dining on their lonesome. This homage to the ‘solo diner’ evokes sympathy for the subjects, whilst creating a narrative of curiosity.
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Rhys Atkinson is a Graphic and Media Design Student currently in his second year of study at London College of Communication. We featured his photography back in February and he’s now sent us over two Zines that he’s self-published as part of his new Back to Print project. The package he has sent over contains Issue 1: ‘Found’ and Issue 2: ‘Wandering’ by Lee Fryer whose work we shared back in September 2012.
When describing this project Rhys explains:
‘BACK to PRINT is a student-run publishing press working entirely from the bedroom of a South London flat. The design, print, and finish, all occurs within these four walls.
This project embraces the use of print as an opportunity for friends and young creatives to publish their work. Without our support, these designers typically only display themselves digitally.
All issues and prints are priced per page or by number of colours.
BACK to PRINT funds itself – the project is about creating accessible artwork rather than making money.’
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Now we’d like to share a zine from a Bristol based photographer named Sean McGowan, who is currently studying photography at degree level at University of West England . We recently received a copy of Sean’s ‘Bristol Fixed’ publication. This project documents the fix gear bicycle scene in Bristol, U.K and was shot entirely on 35mm Kodak Tri-X 400 and push processed to 1600.
When describing this work Sean explains:
‘What began as a short university project has evolved into an ongoing project with further editions planned at the end of 2013′
28pg, Staplebound, Black and White Photo Zine, A5 Portrait, 160 gsm matt white cover, 115 gsm uncoated matt recycled paper inner pages. First edition of 100.
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Reggie McCafferty is a Brooklyn based photographer who has sent us over the second instalment his collaborative zine ‘Sick People’. We featured his ‘Someday’ zine back in January and we’re hyped to see another one of his projects arrive through the door.
We really enjoyed reading through it and appreciated the way ‘Sick People’ has stepped away from the approach used to produce a lot of the current digitally printed strictly photo zines we see arriving through the door. By keeping the production costs down (by using borrowed ID’s and pass-codes to print 500 copies for free at various universities around New York…..Yes mate!!!) and including stories, illustration, collage and photography this publication takes it back to the origins of zining (is that even a word??). You can tell this one’s not just sold out because it was available on-line for free but because it’s full of great content.
Sick People Vol.2 Features work by Doug Aldrich, Chris Bernsten, Terrence Doyle, Madison East, Alexis Gross, Blair Kemp, Caroline Levasseur, Reggie McCafferty, Nelson Offley, Kelsey Parker, Adam Rossiter, Jesse Sanes, Nick Sethi, Rob Soucy, and Sammy Winston.
It looks like your gonna have to keep an eye out for Vol.3 if you want one before they go. Head over here for more info http://www.thesickpeople.com/
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We were recently contacted by Frank Jeffries at Spannered Books regarding their book release titled ‘Spannered’. If you haven’t heard of Spannered Books already, they’re a new small press from ONE GIANT ARM’S home town of Bristol.
Their first release is ‘Spannered’, a book about free parties, dancing, and friendship offering a thousand-mile-an-hour rush through the loud and grimy corners of 90′s free-party culture. Contained with the book is work from a range of range of Bristol and London based artists including Mattko whose work we have previously featured on OGA.
When describing this work Spannered Books explain:
“Here comes the noise.
It creeps up on us, quietly at first, attracting people out of the shadows, inviting us to make this derelict space a dance floor. The volume reaches a gratifyingly loud level and I realise that this really is going to happen, this really is going to go off.
The music has caught the masses. It sounds vaguely like a distant choir, like a snatch of sweet, sharp voices sampled and made strange, and as it flows into its simple rhythm the crowd begins to gather and sway…”
Above image is by Rose Anderson
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The ‘Swines’ are back again with another night of photography, art and music. Launching this Friday at 25 The Plaza, Brunel Centre, Swindon. If you missed the last one make sure to get there for the next instalment. Launch Night- 7th June 7pm-10pm with refreshments available. After party @suju- DT presents Zed Bias 11pm. FREE ENTRY. Open- 8th-15th June 11am-5pm
Once again there’s another strong line up featured work from: Ashley Adams, Josh Fitzwilliams, Gavin Jones, Ellie Kynaston, Gemma Cullen, Emily Hedge, Ben Moult and Anis Ali, whose work we exhibited at OGA’s ‘You’ve Been Fremmed’ exhibition last December.
More info here https://www.facebook.com/events/463397400414374/?fref=ts
Now it’s time for the second instalment of Jarod Tabor’s ‘Common Places’ series. ’Common Places’ is a three part documentary series centered around Drama in a Common Place, a recent street photography show at Book and Job Gallery in San Francisco California. The series takes a closer look at the correlation between street photography and skateboarding, proposing the idea that both skateboarding and photography lend each other a hand when approaching and appreciating the day to day treasures that surround us.
When describing the second instalment of ‘Common Places’ Jarod explains:
‘Shawn Whisenant has been a good friend and an inspiration to myself for over the past 8 months. A local to the Bay Area sense the mid 90′s, Shawn has witnessed first hand the on going progression of the skateboarding community in San Francisco and the monumental legends that formed the backbone of what street skateboarding has become today. His creative eye, both on an off the board, shines endlessly through his photographs, capturing the true feeling of what it is like to live the life of an artist and a skateboarder in San Francisco today. Unlike any of the other photographers in this series, Shawn’s photography sheds light on a sometimes very dark city, producing the vibrant feeling of the streets that we skate from day to day.’
‘Ben Gore is most known for his stylistic and creative abilities on a skateboard, but in recent years his photographs have risen to the respectable level of his skill set on the board and have formulated their own position in the world of street photography. Selective in what he skates on a day to day basis, Ben’s eye for creativity and beautiful imagery bleeds through his photographs as it does in his style of skateboarding.’
Super 8 Footage By:
Ernie and the Top Notes: “Dap Walk”
Night Beats: “Puppet on a String”
9 years ago, Colleen Lidz started developing film and creating prints. Since then her photography has gone through many transformations of which subject or place she chooses to document. When describing her relationship with the photographic image she told us:
‘Growing up in New York City – there is a lot of imagery which depicts “noise.” ie: cultural masses of people, ideas etc. It is a place you can get very lost in, psychologically speaking. For me, being able to block out this “noise” and create bodies of work that are very personal is a great endeavour.’
Colleen recently got in touch with us to share a project that has been in production for the past year. When describing this work she explains:
Following the sell out within 48 hours of ONE GIANT ARM Zine Issue 4 ‘White and Black’ and the responses from people who missed out, we’ve re-printed a second edition with a limited run of 55 numbered copies (launched last Saturday at Diffusion Festival of Photography: Publishing Fair). If you missed out on the first print run now’s your chance to bag a copy.
Within OGA ZINE ISSUE 4 ‘White and Black’ we pay tribute to photography as it was in the beginning and will, to some degree, always be. This group zine features a diverse range of emerging and established contemporary photographers that are producing new and unique Black and White photography.
Featuring: Matt Martin, Catho De Rore, Steve Messer, Daniel Mulheran, Francesco Merlini, Renaud Coilliot, Ricardo Lozano, Will Spooner, Cecile Maycec, Thomas Kimmerlin, Tommy Sussex, Matt Sanchez, Dan Porter, Maki, Oliver Dignal, Erica Lou, Boris Hoppek , Oz Hope, Ben Drusinsky, Franck Doussott, Mathew Smith, Joe Williams, Krzysztof Chaos Olechnowicz, Chris Kennerley, Trip Ulvila, Fabrizio Musu, Micheal Ast, Jake Kenny, Dominique Le grand and Laura Silleras Salcedo.
Foreword by Scot Sothern.
(48-page A5 White and Black Photo Zine, Digitally printed, 140gsm uncoated off white Matt recycled paper with no laminate cover, Inner pages printed white and black throughout on 115gsm uncoated off white Matt recycled paper. Staple bound.)
The 2nd Edition has a Limited run of of 55.
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