Pictures that are compiled into a zine are tangible vessels of memory and artistry. Bound in each leaf is a continuing saga that tucks itself in the mind’s foremost cavern and then sashays its way down to one’s heart, where it lingers or scrapes the inner recesses like talons. Such is the effect of a well-curated set of photographs underpinned by a powerful narrative.
Frame Zero Workshops presents The Pleasure of Print: The DIY Process of Making a Photozine, the second part of two modules that focus on the act of preparing a tangible version of a photo narrative. In joining, participants will be able to learn the basics of writing a narrative then applying it to a set of images, selecting and/or editing pictures that conform to the crafted tale, and compiling images to form a mini magazine.
The photozines will be woven by heart, compiled by mind, and then built by hand, all of which shall be accomplished in this one-day intensive workshop. Our partner instructor, Erin Nøir, shall take you in stride through each step of the preparation process, dispensing a variety of techniques, tips, and slivers from her experiences as an analogue photographer, a DIY zine-maker, and as an independent publisher.
The Pleasure of Print: The DIY Process of Making a Photozine is open to intermediate photographers who carry an existing body of work — to be primed, polished, and molded for publishing. New, old, or works-in-progress are accepted. The participants from the previous session, Weaving Photo Stories: The Vitals of Creating a Photo Narrative, can use their outputs as their primary materials for this session.
Share a slice of your reality to your audience. Through this workshop, you can offer them a picturesque memoir that’s worth keeping.
Participants are required to bring an existing body of work, regardless of genre, even if it’s already concluded or still ongoing, as long as it bears a theme, in print form:
- Output from Weaving Photo Stories: The Vitals of Creating a Photo Narrative, if applicable.
- Otherwise, 20 to 25 photographs from a concrete, themed body of work in 4R or 4” x 6” size. These do not need to be of exhibition quality; you may have these printed from your default photo labs or your home printers.
Note: The photozines will be produced using a B&W digital copier, so all outputs will be in B&W as well.
• Materials: digital copier, A4-sized copy papers, permanent markers, binding materials
• Food and drinks for lunch and afternoon snacks
• Certificate of Completion
10 AM to 12 NN
• Class Orientation: Instructor and Participants
• Overview of the Workshop
• Lecture on Photozines: Techniques, Tips, Actual Samples
• Introduction of the Participants’ Works
– 30 Minutes Break –
12:30 PM to 3 PM
• Generation of Content
• Application of Concepts: Part 1
> Formatting, Sequencing, Laying Out
• Consolidation of Content
– 30 Minutes Break –
3:30 PM to 6 PM
• Consolidation and Production
• Application of Concepts: Part 2
> Printing, Binding, Distributing
• Photozine Review and Critique
• Group Discussion and Outro
Date and Duration: 11 March 2017 (Saturday) • 10 AM – 6 PM
Venue: Vetro, 135 Congressional Avenue, Project 8, Quezon City, Philippines 1128
Solo Fee: PHP3,500 per person
Package Fee: PHP6,000 per person for both workshops
VERY LIMITED SLOTS ONLY. You can secure your slot by paying in full on/before 01 March 2017 (Wednesday).
If you’re keen on joining The Pleasure of Print: The DIY Process of Making a Photozine, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with [Registration – The Pleasure of Print] as the subject and the following details:
- Mobile Number:
Do not forget to attach 5 to 10 sample images from your existing photo project, which you plan on bringing to the workshop.
You will receive a reply with the following: Payment Details, Terms & Conditions, and Additional Reminders.
Below are few snippets from our partner instructor’s previously published photozines. During this workshop, she will be dissecting the processes she did to come up with these as well.
About the Instructor
Born and raised in Manila, Erin Nøir completed two pre-medical degrees in Science before discovering her true love in the Arts through images and words. Formerly the editor-in-chief of Lomography’s international magazine and, recently, the studio manager of Thousandfold, Erin now works full-time as the editor-in-chief of Frame Zero and partly as the managing consultant & curator of Vetro, as she unceasingly progresses her own style and voice in photography.
Erin has created a diverse body of work encompassing various subjects with a diaristic approach — evoking an intimate, mysterious disposition that is distinctly hers. Her works have been exhibited and featured in the Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Cambodia, and Italy. She is an alumnus of Invisible Photographer Asia and the Angkor Photo Workshops.
Since 2015, she does Black and White Film Developing workshops on a regular basis and in 2016, she held her first workshop on Contemporary Photography at De La Salle University in Manila.
Self-awareness is an excursion to the plains and prefectures of the human psyche, particularly those not conventionally visited. I habitually engage in such expeditions. With my camera in tow, I align random scenes with ruminations and arrangements with parcels of memory, to which I view them in hues that are distinctly my own.
My work presents the neutrality of colors and the encouragement to process everyday scenarios with a more personalized shade. Furthermore, noir imagery illustrates solitude and a glint of ambiguity which I find fascinating – like a phantasm: stripped off of hues, but not devoid of spirit. I intend to shed light in seemingly morose scenes in the way films are developed in dark rooms.
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