I've been feeling like I needed a new creative outlet, so I have started Defocused - a photo/art zine! Since the early 80's I have always loved zines and their funky DIY counterculture statements. I've had my work in zines long ago, but never made any myself... not sure why. (Although I did Rotating Fez Press with a friend where we published chapbooks of our fiction.) I was recently re-inspired on a trip to Iowa City (of all places!) where I saw a small Dada exhibit of printed works, as well as some cool shops in town with zines.
Defocused will be a 5.5" x 8."5 size, printed in color (quality color copies to begin with), and will feature work from a few different hand picked artists each issue. I hope to offer two versions: just the zine for an reasonable price, and the zine plus a small print for a little bit more. The print sales will go directly to the artist whose print is sold.
At this time I'm hand picking who will be in each issue and it will not be open for submissions.
I'm shooting for the first edition to be out this fall, perhaps late September or October.
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