Exeter Uncovered

Today’s A LOOK AT article is long overdue. I’m pleased to be featuring the beautiful magazines that Hannah O’Brien has been producing with Exeter Uncovered. Before I actually dive into these remarkable publications, I want to acknowledge that these are not exclusively film zines. As a member of YOUR EXHIBITION and one of the first supporters, Hannah’s work deserves to be featured here. Furthermore, I feel like a lot can be learned from the nature of these magazines; they're of premium quality and design, and if I can encourage you to consider the things that Hannah has when you’re thinking about producing your own work, then it’s worth sharing.

SHOOTOUT: June 2019 - Home

Now, on with June’s SHOOTOUT! The judge for this one is none-other than Murphys Film’s Garth Murphy and the prize is his zine: Mono. It’s a brilliant zine celebrating Garth’s best monochrome images of Liverpool from 2017.

The brief is fitting to the zine: Home. Garth wants you to capture something about your home. Here’s what he had to say:

“The idea being whether it be your house or your city, take a chance to slow down and have a look at the smaller details which make up your home”.

TOUR DOGS

Welcome to another A LOOK AT article. In this series we examine YOUR work. This could be prints, zines, exhibitions, stamps, and whatever else you can imagine. Today we’re excited to be sharing a zine project with you: TOUR DOGS.

If you’re not familiar with TOUR DOGS, then you’re missing out. Trey Derbes releases zines featuring the work of a photographer that he admires, and he gives the zines out for free. Yes, you read that correctly: FREE

SHOOTOUT: May 2019 - TELL A STORY

Welcome to the YOUR EXHIBITION SHOOTOUT announcement for May 2019. This is a monthly series in which we encourage you to produce new images around a set theme, and you have the chance of receiving a zine from our collection.

The brief is dope too: TELL A STORY. Karl would like you to emulate what he does in 48 by posting an image or two that TELL A STORY. This brief could be interpreted in many ways, so we look forward to seeing what you come up with.

The Dark Chamber Stamps - Amy Paterson

In today’s A LOOK AT article, we’re featuring something a bit different. In this series so far, we have shown you dozens of great zines that we think you should pick up. You can learn about those zines here. Today we’re pleased to share with you Amy Paterson’s stamp brand: The Dark Chamber.

Back in November 2018, Amy announced that she was launching a brand for the film community which offered useful stamps. Ever since then, we’ve been itching to get our hands on them, and we’re happy to say that they’re even better than we imagined.

THE PASS IT ON PROJECT

Today we’re stoked to share with your one of our first COLLABORATION projects: THE PASS IT ON PROJECT. The motive behind this project is simple; to celebrate individuality whilst expressing the importance of collaboration and encouraging creators to hang other people’s work on their wall.

How does it work? We’re sending a 6x4 album around the world! Below you can see the simple steps to making this a success.

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Pretty neat, right? The four simples steps are:

  1. Take the duplicate print.

  2. Put in two identical 6x4 prints.

  3. Add your name to the index.

  4. Send it to another film photographer.

This is a simple project that anyone can get involved in, and we hope that YOU do!

The first person who will be contributing is Nicolás Hagen. We’re excited to see where it ends up, so if you get your hands on it, be sure to share it by using the #YOUREXHIBITION hashtag and tagging us (@YOUR_EXHIBITION) in your posts about it.

We want as many people to get involved in this project as possible, but there are limited numbers of spaces in this album. We might do more in future, but why wait? Why not send a friend a print for the sake of it? We’d love to see YOUR work on other people’s walls, so go on: send a friend a print.

If you don’t want to miss out on where this album is going, make sure you’re following us on Instagram here. Until then, happy shooting, printing and shipping!

what nick’s feeling lately

Hey everybody, i hope youre reading this and having a wonderful time in life at this moment. Breathe in a little and breathe out, relax and be yourself please.

I don’t speak up much on YOUR EXHIBITION but as an artsist ive been practicing life with little privacy and little filters. For some reason, ive turned into an extrovert throughout all this, cancer and whatnot. However, that usually means im out doing stuff and i never really check my phone too often and keep up to date with phone-related-stuff. The decision to live privacy-free came from just wanting to share my full story and be honest with my art. Eventually this blossomed into me just always saying whats on my mind, hiding things seems to just create anxiety anyway.

SHOOTOUT: April 2019 - GET LOW

Welcome to the YOUR EXHIBITION SHOOTOUT announcement for April 2019. This is a monthly series in which we encourage you to produce new images around a set theme, and you have the chance of receiving a zine from our collection.

Now it’s time for the April SHOOTOUT, and it comes courtesy of Jason Brewer and he’s donated a very special zine: Oddments Volume Two. We absolutely love this zine. There’s a clear evolution from the first volume, and the imagery is beautifully diverse due to the sub-narratives. To learn more about this zine, check out the A LOOK AT article we published here; a great zine for anyone to pick up.

Street Photography with Anxiety

I love people. That statement with the title Street Photography with Anxiety might seem contradictory, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that I’ve mixed up the title of one article with the body of another, but there is no mistake: I love people, but I sometimes struggle with anxiety. Today I wish to share with you how I have managed to engage with an art form that I thought I’d never be able to do, and the enjoyment that has come from it.

GET TO KNOW ME: LENA RODIN BRASLAVSKAYA

My name is Lena, I’m 27 years old, I like to think of myself as a citizen of the world since I have lived in many places and tend to move around a lot. I was born to a Russian/Jewish family residing in the tropical concrete forest, Panama City. I was raised in a multi-cultural environment and I owe my polyglot prowess to my upbringing. I am fluent in 5 languages.

Although I have a burning passion for languages and dialects, my second most beloved past-time is photography. I must say I have always had an interest in photography, since my teenage years. I always had a compact digital camera with me till I turned 17 and bought my first SLR. Ever since then I have been learning and mastering my visual perception of the world. Despite shooting digital for the longest time (and I still do) I first stepped into the world of analogue photography almost a year ago.

GET TO KNOW ME: EILEEN JONES

I am Eileen, I am from east coast Canada, and I refuse to replace the broken LCD screen on my digital Nikon. 

I’ve owned this camera since I was 16, moving on from the first spark that made me love documenting through photography- a smartphone camera. A few years ago, it fell on the floor and the LCD screen was no longer- but what does this have to do with film photography? 

48 - KARL BAILEY

This zine joins a collection of travel-based zines, though it has the added quirk of being 48 images shot in 48 hours. I really enjoy it when an artist produces something under some form of creative limitation. In this case, I adore the selection of images Karl has opted to include. It makes me consider which images he might’ve excluded because of the self-inflicted constraints. It gives each image included an added weight.

Podcasts for Film Enthusiasts

Although I enjoy watching the occasional YouTube videos, my main consumption of photography related media is via Podcasts, I can listen while commuting and also on my mobile whilst at work.

There are literally 100s of photography podcasts out there, which cover everything from pinhole photography through to digital.  There are plenty of film photography podcast and I'm going to list a few of my favourites, this is not an extensive list as there is many more out there, and once you start listening to a few, you will soon pick up on new ones.

SHOOTOUT: March 2019 - Happy Accidents

Now it’s time for March’s SHOOTOUT, and it’s a pretty awesome one! We’re stoked to have Jules Le Moal being the judge for this one, and he’s donated a very special zine: Useful Idiocy. If you’re fortunate enough to already have a copy of this zine, you’ll know how great it is. It’s certainly a wonderful zine to have in anyone’s collection.

GET TO KNOW ME: JACOB SEDLACEK

If photography was a language, I would be striving to become fluent as quickly as possible.

It all started in the summer of 2015 when I saved my money to purchase a brand-new Canon t6i. I knew almost nothing at the time, my lack of knowledge about the used photography market frustrates me today… Knowing that with a little effort and research, I could have purchased a used kit capable of much more than the kit I bought then for nearly $900 (maybe a 5Dmkii with a nifty fifty for almost half the price. yikes!).