Jamie Holcombe and Johannes Klabbers
I became interested in making zines because I thought that in the realm of zines I could get away from the idea of skilful production and high art. When I make a zine I like to construct it from whatever happens to be lying around, a piece of writing, some objects, an old poem, some mail that I have just collected from the post office. With ‘copy’ I wanted to make a zine that was a one off, and to play with size and scale. I decided to avoid all the techniques usually employed by zine makers so ‘copy’ is made without a photocopier and no glue, tape or scissors are used.
When it came to thinking about collaboration I thought it might be interesting to hand over these extremely primitive looking objects to a highly skilled photographer who would bring to bear all that modern technology and several decades of dedication to craft had to offer on them.
The small-scale zines made by Johannes possess a rough, unsophisticated, less than ‘perfect’ quality, which is explored in my images. The photographs depict the zines as if they are found objects, handled and read by a series of strangers of unknown identity.