Hand ̶i̶n̶ Glove Published :)

After a few design and publication issues, which are now happily resolved, I am pleased to report that the first issue of my new photography zine, Sweyne's Eye, is finally available for purchase :) You can order a copy of the first project featured in the inaugural issue here.

I had a fair amount of jip getting this zine to print, to be honest. And I had to scrap my first attempt, even after getting it as far as the printing stage. The main problem with my first attempt was that the 6 x 9 inch portrait format of the book meant that I could only get many of the images printed one to a page. This made the zine a fairly lengthy affair, which pumped up the printing costs of the zine and meant I was unable to make the book available for sale at an acceptable zine price.

Ist (Rejected) Copy of Sweyne's Eye ~ Hand ̶i̶n̶ Glove

Interior Pages of the Rejected 1st Proof of Sweyne's Eye ~ Hand ̶i̶n̶ Glove

Anyway, having received the first proof copy of Sweyne's Eye ~ Hand ̶i̶n̶ Glove, I decided that I would have to bite the bullet, scrap that version of the zine and redesign the product into a more accommodating 8 x 6 inch format publication. As a lot of the photographs in the zine were taken in a portrait format, this allowed me to fit two images onto each page and this helped drastically reduce the page count of the zine. This smaller format, and its resultant reduced cost, also helped identify the publication as a photography zine rather than a high-quality photo-book, something that was always an important factor for me in the production of the work.

Inside pages of Sweyne's Eye ~ Hand ̶i̶n̶ Glove
The 1st Rejected Version (Left) and the Final Published Version (Right)

Having now received a proof copy of this second version of Sweyne's eye, I am more than happy with what I have been able to achieve with the zine. And with my enthusiasm buoyed, I have already started work on the second issue of Sweyne's Eye, which will focus on the photographs I have taken of my local beach. I am proceeding apace with this second issue, so watch this space as I should hopefully get it published sometime over the next couple of weeks, fingers crossed.

In the meantime, here are a few pics of the published first issue Sweyne's Eye ~ Hand ̶i̶n̶ Glove to hopefully whet your appetite for my new zine:

The Published Copy of Sweyne's Eye ~ Hand ̶i̶n̶ Glove

Interior pages of Sweyne's Eye ~ Hand ̶i̶n̶ Glove

Interior pages of Sweyne's Eye ~ Hand ̶i̶n̶ Glove