I’ve always been a fan of Creative Commons, and the flexibility its alternative licencing gives content creators like myself who really just want to see their work in front of other people’s eyes. Getting paid is nice, but often I’m simply shooting photos and writing because I like it.
Share it. Remix It. Use it. Abuse it. I’m game, bring it on.
So when super awesome Mexican style zine Errr Magazine came calling, and wanted to use few shots from my collection of 25-year-old darkroom photos in an upcoming issue, I was pumped! And even though there are tons of better skateboarding archivists out there, I was probably one of the few willing to put my work out there to be twisted and tweaked with nothing expected in return but a nod. Plus, they probably have a really small budget. (c:
Print is NOT Dead
I read nearly everything online now too, I get it. But check out the package they sent me! Each issue is a work of art in itself, and it arrived at my door in a brown wrapper with vintage twine. The issue itself, wrapped in its own custom printed sleeve, carried the theme of “Old School.” They threw in some stickers, a poster, a button, and an artisan-quality small format magazine featuring some great artists. I’m honored!
Errr Magazine published this issue a digital format if you want to check it out. Also, I was so inspired by the beautiful package, that naturally I had to shoot it – some pics are below!