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#zineswap at Northern EYE Festival

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#zineswap at Northern EYE Festival

Continuing our experiment to encourage more photographers in Wales to liberate their images off hard drives and share them in print, Ffoton & The Northern Eye Festival are partnering to introduce a new ZINE SWAP event for the Festival speakers weekend (12-13 October 2019.)

It's really simple…

If you have a personal photography project (completed, in-progress or experimental) just bring it along in the form of a A4 zine. All we ask is you bring along two copies of the same zine to swap with other willing photographers. By the end of the weekend, we hope ‘swappers’ will be taking home photography they admire by two others in a unique, limited edition zine format.

Daunted by the prospect of putting a zine together and the potential cost of producing it? Fear not, there is a special Zine sections on the Ffoton website for Resources and a new Print Guide written in collaboration with online digital print experts Mixam.

By using the Mixam 'test print' option (HERE) to upload your zine pages or artwork, you can receive two free copies of a fully printed and stable-bound zine of up to 16 pages for just £1.80 to cover postage.

Bargain!- there has never been an easier way to test out ideas and proof your projects in print!

And on the off chance you might have more than one photography projects tucked away on your computer that merit Zine liberation, you can use the Mixam test print service once every 30 days - meaning you can get busy between now and the weekend of 12-13 October and potentially bring along six different zines (2 copies of each) to the Northern EYE. More Swaps!

We can't wait to see some new photography in A4 zine format! This larger size offers a few more creative options to incorporate text, narrative, graphics etc alongside larger images - and A3-size spreads!

Visit our Zine pages via the links below for some tips and ideas on producing your own zines…

A couple of very simple T&C’s:

  • Only open to holders of Northern Eye speakers weekend/day tickets

  • For the purposes of this #zineswap please stick to the 16 side A4 format (you are free to choose any other paper weight/finishing options you desire)

  • Both printed copies must be made available for ‘swapsies’

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Kasia Wozniak - Wet Plate

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Kasia Wozniak - Wet Plate

Ffoton talks with Kasia Wozniak during The EYE Festival about her fashion photography using wet plate collodion.

Analogue photography - or for many, the look of analogue photography - continues to gain popularity in both commercial and personal photography. Even with easy access to high resolution digital cameras and smartphones that now yield clean and superb quality images, many photographers will at some time experiment with a filmic look to their images via filters or the borders surrounding them.

London-based photographer Kasia Wozniak specialises in true analogue photography in the form of wet plate collodion - one of the first photography techniques dating back to the middle of the 19th century. Ffoton’s Brian Carroll sat down with her at the recent EYE International Photography Festival 2018 following her presentation to discuss her impressive work and collaborations with designers and brands in the commercial world of fashion photography.

See more of Kasia’s impressive portfolio of work on her website kasiaw.com
Follow her on Instagram @kasiawozniak and Twitter @kasiawetplate


The video below shows Kasia at work on a series of fashion photography portraits commissioned by the Museum of London back in 2014 for an exhibition inspired by Sherlock Holmes.

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Q&A Session @ Northern Eye Photography Festival

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Q&A Session @ Northern Eye Photography Festival

Here's the final Question and Answer session at the inaugural Northern Eye International Photography Festival held in Colwyn Bay 14-15 October 2018.
 

Festival guest speakers taking part were:
McCoy Wynne
Bridget Coaker
Roger Tiley
Amanda Jackson
Jonathan Goldberg
Eamonn McCabe


Northern Eye is a collaboration between Oriel Colwyn curator Paul Sampson and EYE International Photography Festival Director Glenn Edwards.

Check the website for information on the next Festival in 2019:
http://www.northerneyefestival.co.uk

And the EYE Festival website for the 2018 event in Aberystwyth:
http://theeyefestival.co.uk


Video © Ffoton

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The Northern Eye International Photography Festival

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The Northern Eye International Photography Festival

The Northern Eye International Photography Festival website is now live and tickets available to book online - including exclusive 'Early Bird' tickets during August!

Glenn Edwards, photojournalist and Director of the EYE International Photography Festival, describes what to expect at the Northern Eye International Photography Festival - a new collaboration between the Oriel Colwyn photography gallery and Aberystwyth-based Eye Festival that is taking place in Colwyn Bay 14-15 October 2017.

Tickets for the full Festival weekend or individual days are now available.
Click the button below to grab one!

Take a look at the full Festival Programme and more information on associated events running through October on the Festival website www.northerneyefestival.co.uk

Follow them on Twitter @Northerneyefest

Banner image: The Los Angeles Recordings © Kwasi-Boyd-Bouldin (exhibition at the Northern Eye Festival)

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