I know I’ve written this here before, but I spent my time at MacDowell working on a book project about my life in Denver, now called Denver Revisited.
I spent most of time there organizing a pile of pictures and writings I’d compiled during a number of trips back to Denver over the last several years.
In organizing all this work, I also made several small zines. Putting these together was a great way to sketch through ideas, and explore possible narratives in all the pictures and material I had accumulated in all my trips back to Denver.
All the pictures and pages posted here are from the third of three zines I completed at MacDowell. This one is called 35mm Outtakes: Excerpts from the City Journals. All the pictures included are 35mm negatives I made in Denver. They are all pictures I like, but couldn’t find a place for in the larger narrative project.
In putting together 35mm Outtakes, I explored different ways to combine pictures, looking at form, color, and repetition.
I don’t know what will come of these zines. I have imagined 1-2 of them published inside a larger book project, like a book within a book. I am also planning on submitting all three of them to a small but reputable zine publisher based in Switzerland.
And regardless, even if nothing comes from the zines, I know I enjoyed the process and discoveries I found in putting them together. In the end that is what really counts.