Sep 19, 2014

October fairs: VA/BF & FLIA

Yes, October is going to start really nice. Two fairs at the same weekend: the fist one in Vancouver, were will be selling out all of the stuff, including the risograph posters from Robert Roura's exhibition at Fatbottom Bookstore.

The fair takes place the 4th and 5th of October at the Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street. Opening hours will be from 12:00 to 17:00 (12pm to 5pm). So, if you are from the west side of Canada or from Seattle (and surroundings) is a nice and unique chance to say hi and buy some of our photozines, comics and foils.

VA/BF 2013, photo from Project Space

VA/BF 2013, photo from Project Space

But if you are in Barcelona, or near, you MUST go to the FLIA, were you will find all the new stuff we have ready for you! We already been there the last year and was really interesting. A small cozy park in Vallcarca, at one minute from the subway (L3), and a very friendly neigbrhood.

FLIA is going take place only saturday 4th October from 10:00 (10am) untill... hehehe, next day maybe? Here some pictures from the past edition!

Sep 17, 2014

L'Aparador (El Prat)

This sunday Next sunday 28th of September we are going to be at l'Aparador, a multidisciplinary fair which this year have put special interest in fanzines and selfpublishing print stuff. We will be there, and hopefully with something new!

Poster 2013 edition

The fair takes place Sunday 28 at the village city of El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona), from 10:00 to 20:00. You will find the tables between Pau Casals square and Verge de la Monsterrat avenue.

Stuff from the photo: Silent Cromatism, Caravan (sold out), Capitalismo Barbarie (last ones!), Northwestern Wild, Altres tafaners, Natureza Luz Homem, Christopher discovered america by mistake (sold out), 2pm 6am and Bright on 30.

Jul 18, 2014

Northwestern wild by Paula Prats

In trip to Canada, in a small island near Vancouver, Paula Prats begins a visual narrative story in a subjective way, shooting all the incidents that happen around focusing on elements that make the place unique.

Sunbeams through the trees, wooden shelters, the shore and sometimes, the disturbing presence of somebody hiding his face are an example of this enigmatic story Paula tries to show.

Northwestern wild is the name of this first photozine we published from Paula Prats, a young valencian highly motivated photographer with a solid experience and several collective and individual exhibitions throughout the world. You can use our online shop here to buy one, or check our usual bookstores.

With the first 50 photozines, we include a free mini booklet printed by Do The Print, a nice risography studio in Barcelona who rightly suggested that flower seeds paper to print the booklet. Hurry, after the presentation of the photozine in the Gutter Fest, we only have a few!

Jul 11, 2014

Lumix 2014: festival für jungen fotojournalismus

For the fourth time, the world's best up-and-coming photographers were in Hannover, on the Lumix young photojournalism fair showing their best stuff to all the visitors: students, interested people, amateur and professional photographers.

Photo by Philipp Jeske

Assembling the expos in pavilions / Photo: China Hopson

From 18 to 22 June 2014, the newly founded Association for the Promotion of Photography in Hannover, along with Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts and with the support of the Freelens photographers association, transformed the former Expo2000 grounds into a huge photography show with 60 previously selected reportages.

DJU stand / Photo: ifranz flickr

Outdoor expo / Photo: Agata Szymanska-Medina

The list of the high-ranking awards which have been won by many of this year's Lumix participants is long: Picture of the Year, Unicef Photo of the Year and the Sony World Photography Award. Ten of the participants have already won the World Press Photo Award, the Oscar of the photography industry, including (among others) Julius Schrank (Kollektiv25), a photography student at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, who won first prize in the category 'Daily Life' in 2014. (Let's be clear, la crème-de-la-crème of photojournalism).

Entrance / Photo: Tetenal

Technical showroom / Photo: Ekaterina Solovieva

Parallel to the festival, there was a Technical showroom on the atrium of the Design Center, this space included 30 exhibitors of the Photography industry and some photobook publishers. In here, we were happy to see Ekaterina’s photobook “Pilgrimage” (ПАЛОМНИКИ). You can still orther the few photozines we have on Bad Weather Press online shop!

Pilgrimage photozine and silvergelatine prints / Photo: Ekaterina Solovieva

Pilgrimage photozine by Ekaterina Solovieva

Jul 9, 2014

Carlos Cancela interview on We Are Drifters.

Long-time We Are Drifters contributor and collaborator Carlos Cancela Pinto is back with a new publication, his fifth. Bright On 30 is filled with photos of lazy tourists spending endless summer  days on Brighton’s pier. The beautiful landscape format and gorgeous paper make this book a real treat.

How did the idea behind the series develop?

There was no plan or idea. Last year, in July, I went to Brighton, and because it was my first time I wanted to visit the famous pier. When I arrived to the pier, I was fascinated with the amount of people just having fun in one the hottest day in UK (the temperature was around 30°C). I was lucky with the light and just started shooting all the things that were happening around me: interesting landscapes and people with lots of different sounds, colours and smells. The whole set was shot in one single roll – I was indeed very lucky.

Did it start out as a book concept or did it become that later on?

I thought the whole set was coherent so it was easy to imagine it as a book. I contacted my good friends at Bad Weather Press (who I published Natureza, Luz, Homem) and they were interested...

(You can continue the interview, by Elisa, here)

Jun 30, 2014

Senza Meta (photos)

From May to now, at the end of June, there was a exhibition on Reggio Emilia called Senza Meta, about photography and specially Photobooks and Photozines. This year, in one of the big exhibitions, there was the Natureza, luz, homem photozine by Carlos Cancela and published by Bad Weather Press. The second edition of the photozine is still available to buy here.

And now, some pictures Carlotta Quadrelli and Ilaria Campioli send us from the event:

Jun 16, 2014

6 years / 4 zines (photos)

Fatbottom books gallery space.

As we told the last week, on friday we opened the exhibition 6 years / 4 zines on Fatbottom Books (in Barcelona), a retrospective of Robert's work for Bad Weather press. The exhibition includes original drawings from the first fanzine Tom’s fanzine, to the last one Northwest District, paying attention to works like Fast Chopstick published by Zángano Comix or different proposal sketches of letterings for the covers of the comics.

Originals from the battle in New and Improved powerplant 94

For the occasion, Medalariso has reprinted the fanzine New and improved powerplant 94 and some large scale silkscreened prints in blue and black. All the stuff is available at Fatbottom Books & zines shop or at the online shop.

Robert Roura's new stuff.

New and improved powerplant 94 opened so you can apreciate the bloody red print.

Yes, nice work from MedalaRISO.

Silkscreens on Fatbottom Books shop, for sale.

If you go to see the exhibition, we can also find other publications such as 6am to 2pm by Irene Serrano.

Robert Roura with original drawings of Tom's Fanzine and New and Improved powerplant 94