American Analog, A Black & White Photo Zine by Doctor Popular

American Analog” is a project by Doctor Popular which will feature his favorite black and white photos in a zine. He states, “Each issue will be 28 pages, full bleed print, on a 8.5″ X 5″ booklet. I’ve already completed the layout for the first issue, which is a collection of San Francisco street photography of San Francisco, and with your help will get it to the printers and into your hands… because as great as Flickr is, nothing beats holding a fresh photo book IRL.” He’s raising funds for the publication of the first two issues on Kickstarter.

Readers…already know of my interest in my interest of film, but may not know about my old obsession with zines and self publishing.

As a kid in a small southern town, pre-internet, zines were my favorite way to learn about what other folks were making. It started mostly with music zines, but I soon fell in love with the personal style and personal expression that was coming out of zines like Roller Derby and Cool Beans.

When I first started shooting on 35mm, a lot of that interest came rushing back. Holding a freshly developed roll of Tri-X reminded of the feeling of getting a new zine in the mail from the Hamburger Eyes crew. I decided almost a year ago that my goal would be to put out my own photo zine… so here it is.

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff