Last Updated on 03/04/2017 by Chris Gampat
You’ve probably heard the news: our Kickstarter got fully funded. We’re currently in the process of going through applications and searching for great analog photographers to feature in this zine’s 100 pages. We’ve had a number of folks asking about how to apply, and I’m going to give everyone a bit of a better outline on how you can potentially get your work featured.
For starters shoot an email over to chrisgampat[at]thephoblographer[dot]com
Subject: Analog Zine Submission: Your Name Here
Tell me about who you are as a photographer, list what cameras, films (or plates, or papers) you use. Tell me about your creative vision when you create and take photos. Tell me about why you like shooting film.
Then answer these questions:
- Why did you get into photography?
- What photographers are your biggest influences?
- How long have you been shooting?
- Why is photography and shooting so important to you?
- Do you feel that you’re more of a creator or a documenter? Why?
- What’s typically going through your mind when you create images? Tell us about your processes both mentally and mechanically?
- Want to walk us through your processing techniques?
- What makes you want to shoot film over digital at any given time?
Attach 12 images directly to the email at 1000 pixels on the long side.
I’ll need to take a bit of time, go through each submission, analyze your work, and figure out questions for you. I’m going to be incredibly discerning here, and answering these questions will put you ahead of the rest.
BTW: everyone who is featured in the zine is obviously getting a copy. Unfortunately, since the Kickstarter is over, these are all the magazines that we’re going to be putting out. I may consider allowing folks to do pre-orders without Kickstarter, but I’ll need to understandably charge more money. As it is, because of the high quality of the printing we’re going to be doing, we’re not making a whole lot per magazine considering not only the printing expenses but also shipping and my time.
But again, if I get enough people interested and it’s worth the time and cost, I’ll consider it.
Also, just as a clarification as I stated in the Kickstarter, this analog zine is a LIMITED EDITION. I’m most likely not going to do it again and if I wanted to get into putting out a quarterly or bi-monthly zine or something, I’d need WAAAAYYYYYYY more money; you’re talking at least $60,000 going into human resources, printing, content development, etc. I tried that with La Noir Image’s kickstarter, and that failed. But La Noir Image is going strong through subscriptions now.
If there is any industry that values a printed magazine though, it would be the photo industry.