International backers and pre-orderers, if you receive a letter like this, demanding customs fees for the book we’re shipping to us, please let us know. Snap a picture of the document and email it to us. We’ll send you an Issue 3 zine free of charge!
We marked all international packages as gifts, which they are, so this shouldn’t be happening. Our deepest apologies if it does. Thanks for letting us know, Alec!
Savannah, GA, 2003
I don’t really remember how old I (Grace) was when my father brought home a giant print of this image but it couldn’t have been that long before his death. My father proudly hung it above the couch in our living room, the focal point of the room, and delighted in telling guests that he used to get his film developed there before he had his darkroom. When my friends would come over I’d point to it and say “you’ve got one guess, where was this taken?” Later, I’d take them to the alley where this scene lived— about two blocks away from my house, almost as perfectly as in the photograph. An untouched relic of the Savannah we’d all heard about from our parents, but rarely saw. I never really realized it but this image opened up a new world to my friends and I. We started exploring back alleys, old buildings and things forgotten- the old Savannah, just tucked slightly behind the new one. Continuing this exploration camera in hand after he died helped me feel closer to him.
In searching for images to feature in Issue 3, Martin Buday’s work was one of the first we came across, and completely by chance. I hadn’t seen the image since we packed up the house, but I thought about it often. Clicking through the images, there it was. I just about jumped out of my skin. I’m pretty sure I started pacing behind the computer table. We ultimately decided not to feature the image in the book, it was a little too emotional for me. But seeing this image so early on in the process, and the conversations that surrounded it really helped Romke and I realize our direction with Issue 3. Seeing it here really takes me back and I don’t think that will ever go away.
Feature Shoot: How did you decide who to photograph, and what are their stories?
Rob Brulinski: Every resident, including ourselves, were photographed. It would have been distrustful to pick and choose. The universal story I took away from the residents were their sense of pride with creating art without a purpose beyond the sake of creation. My neighbors were magicians. There’s a theatre/concert space down the hall and exhibition space upstairs. All DIY.
Read the rest of their interview at Feature Shoot
What self publishing does to your house. There is two more rooms of this.
I’m completely humbled to have my work next to all of these talented folks: Cody Cobb, Ashley Jones, Tommy Kha, Joe Leavenworth, Sara Macel, Caitlin Peterson, Walker Pickering, Jeff Rich, Clementine Schneidermann, Brandon Thibodeaux, Colin Todd & Keith Yahrling
Printed Matter’s having a big sale for a week starting this Thursday and a bunch of books are going to be 40% off.