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Sailboat Press

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1 month

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7 in × 7 in

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French Poptone Whip-Cream

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I’ve been interested in photography since I can remember, but lomography has particularly bemused me since I was given my first Holga about three years ago as a gift. It’s kind of like cooking vs. baking. While cooking, you can kind of throw stuff together and improvise and make something delicious. Baking requires patience, technicality, and trust. You can’t see or taste how good (or bad) it is until it’s out of the oven. My hat is off to those that can produce such captivating images.

This is a small zine to commemorate a Photography Exhibit by Charlie Wagers. All photos were shot on analogue 120 film, through square-format, plastic-lens, lomographic cameras. The images are run through an array of experimental techniques to generate unexpected results.

The zine is a special, hand-made limited edition, published by Sailboat Press. The zine has screen-printed front and back covers, printed on French Pop-Tone Whip Cream paper. Packaged in a clear sleeve, plus a 5 × 5 double-sided print, button and 2 postcards. Signed and hand-numbered out of 100 copies. The outside covers are CMYK hand screen-printed, and the inside covers are 1-color magenta. All inside images are black and white prints.

The main complication on this project was mixing a hand-made technique with a meticulous, machinery based assembly. The covers were all hand-printed, which included the slight mis-registration that coincides. Upon passing off the hand-printed covers to the printshop for assembly with the rest of the zine, they had to do a bit of work to make everything line up consistently.

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Covers: Charlie Wagers
Body and Stitching: Digital Color Imaging
Postcards: Jakprints
Buttons: Charlie Wagers

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Lauren Dickens

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Lauren Dickens

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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February 16, 2011


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