What was your first zine about and when was it made?
My first zine was a series of photographs I took of old beat up freights. I printed them and sewed the sides of the small 4 w”x3.25h” zines in 2011.
Describe your most recent zine.
The most recent zine has my drawings of run down urban and industrial buildings I come across while traveling in different cities, mainly of Los Angeles.
Of all the things you’ve ever made, zine-related or otherwise, what’s your one favorite?
I’ve turned my illustrations of urban sites and street objects into zip pouches as well, which I’ve been pretty proud of.
Name three of your influences and how they affected your work.
Many artists and things inspire & influence me every day. Street photography and exploring the city influence my work. Zines by other artists such as Nate Orton have influenced me to create my own. Artist, Designer and Photographer Evan Hecox’s illustrations have also inspired my work. Artwork from Artist David Choong Lee, especially a corrugated visual journal I have with 35 of his collage postcards. These artists are only a few of a long list that inspire me. I usually end up buying zines when I visit book stores or book fairs because I love the DIY style and how they’re printed, whether its xeroxed or silkscreened. Their hand-drawn illustrations and hands-on approach is the reason I have always been attracted to zines.
What do you do when you’re not creating and how does it help or harm what you do artistically?
I love going out to art shows or other events and drinking a craft beer. Both help me artistically.
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