So, my main project at university for the next five or six weeks is to create a ‘Zine’.
If you are unfamiliar with this term, by Wikipedia’s definition, a Zine is;
“(an abbreviation of the word fanzine, or magazine; pronounced ‘Zeen’) is most commonly a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published work of minority interest usually reproduced via photocopier.”
Our Zine’s are based on a particular community which we have researched, my community is Motorcycle Clubs.
After doing some research on Zines, I have found a few examples which really interest me. These images are from a Zine about “sleepers”, basically, people who fall asleep in random places around cities. It was created by Rick Charnoski and mainly contains photographs which he has then drawn over or manipulated with pen.
I really like this idea, its simple, it means I can use photography and it gives the Zine its signature cheap, amateur look.