July 11, 2022This book is mostly good, though it certainly isn’t perfect. Best suited for beginners with realistic expectations from a 200-page print with lots of full-colour illustrations.— Dmitri.
April 12, 2022A review of a limited-print photobook, 665, by Sol. Shot on long-discontinued film across North America’s beautiful parks.— Dmitri.
February 10, 2022A colourful, loosely bound by an elastic string photobook about desert life by Hanna Quevedo.— Dmitri.
Analogue Photography in the XXI Century
A Guide to Film Photography in Lithuanian
February 1, 2022Film photography is an international pastime. Analogue cameras have been making the day for those who live in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania, Africa, and elsewhere. Film isn’t just an English-speaking world thing, it is a global phenomenon that’s been on the rise for years.— Dmitri.
After Exposure: A Cyclopedia of Broken Cameras
November 24, 2021I learned about this book from Stephen Dowling’s website while he was helping me promote my own publication a few months back.— Dmitri.
Yukon by Northern Light
November 9, 2021I found this book for $2. 50 at a thrift store. A 6½×10” 78-page hardcover filled with full-page colour photographs from the Canadian wilderness. Written by Wayne Towriss and published in Yukon by Studio North Ltd. in 1983 and printed by D. W. Friesen and Sons Ltd.— Dmitri.
Working in Black & White
A Local Library Loan (Book Review)
October 3, 2021Overall, I found the book to be useful and an easy read. Though I would certainly expect more if it was republished in the 2020s.— Dmitri.
Light and Film
September 14, 2021Light and Film is one of those well-produced large-print hardcover lookbooks. But what I think really makes it valuable is the learnable material it is filled with.— Dmitri.
City by the Sea
August 4, 2021City by the Sea is one of those books that manages to surprise and inspire to be more daring with every page turn.— Dmitri.
July 15, 2021A book by Madeleine Ostoja that explores life in New Zealand’s capital through film in black and white square print.— Dmitri.
June 14, 2021In his book/zine, Steve’s high-contrast monochrome photographs offer a view of the things that look slightly out of place — amongst the ordinary. — Dmitri.
May 16, 2021Bad Dreams is narrated in the first person by a character who has a reoccurring nightmare that follows him through the waking world.— Dmitri.
May 6, 202118-page perfect-bound full-colour booklet wrapped in a folded cover featuring brilliant flowers on film.— Dmitri.
April 25, 2021An Ango-German magazine with fantastic design featuring interviews of notable film photographers and their works.— Dmitri.
April 13, 2021Analog Forever is an annual magazine that collects works, stories, and interviews of select film photographers. It is a well-put-together, superbly designed, and meticulously curated publication that undoubtedly gives film photography a good name. The magazine is fairly priced at $30 for around 150 pages of quality colour print though the shipping, being $20 to Canada, adds a bit of a strain on the wallet.— Dmitri.
February 10, 2021Optiko is a community project that culminated in a Kickstarter campaign back in 2017. The book is a diverse pool of eighty-seven peoples’ work that spans 276 thick, colourful pages. I have a numbered copy: 10/150. My book, same with everyone else’s, features a full-page ad for Analog.— Dmitri.
January 21, 20212Sic 2Spurious is a whimsical collection of photographic mistakes in a stylish square package. This book is a community collaboration featuring works by David Allen, Virgil Roger, Alex Purcell, Adam James, Marisa Mouton, Stig Starr, Jason Self, Moni Smith, PJ De Jesus, Steve Brokow, Maite Pons, Simon King, Julián Péter, John BackEastPhoto, Tim Dobbs, Jeremy Calow, Ashley Williams, Lilly Swartz, Matt Parry, Hamish Gill, Gordon Boddington, Martin Siegal, Lorraine Healy, and Sina Farhat.— Dmitri.
January 20, 2021I got into photography about eleven years ago when I bought my first DSLR to film this skate video for a friend’s sponsorship pitch. Having completed the project, I started experimenting with stills as I scoured Flickr and 500px for inspiration. The images that did it for me were often close-ups of the little natural phenomena you’d find in a forest.— Dmitri.
January 18, 2021This book features a number of mini photo stories, highlighting Lee Webb’s life adventures in one of the largest cities in China.— Dmitri.
A Project Overview
November 11, 2020Quarantine Zine’s purpose is to be a boredom breaker for the film community who may be in lockdown or unable to fully enjoy their life due to COVID-19. The idea is to be deliberately low-tech and low quality, much like an art zine that students would put together using school resources, like scissors, glue and photocopiers and a stapler.— Dmitri.