This year, in the true spirit of Christmas, we’re doing the Miniclick Photobook Advent Calendar where we’ll look at a different photobook, newspaper, magazine or ‘zine we like by someone we’ve worked with in the last 12 months, right up until Christmas Day. To view the Advent Calendar picks so far, click here.
Day 22 – December 22nd
Back in November we worked with Sarah Faraday to invite the public to give up a prized personal possession in exchange for a photograph of it. It was a fascinating look into our relationship with objects and the weekend went really well. Earlier that month we hosted our Paper Fair and stocked Paper Vampire there, a music, art and photography magazine that Sarah is involved with setting up. Day 22nd and we’ve got Paper Vampire behind the door of our Advent Calendar…
“PAPERVAMPIRE is a hand-made, limited edition, print-only magazine. It’s made out of card, paper, cotton and ink, and it rambles on at length about experimental music, visual art, photography, society, happenings of interest and modern phenomena including but not limited to hand-dryers, sports almanacs, Greek science funding, popular music of the Chinese diaspora, multivitamins, fighting, utensils, domestic hallucinogenics and trolling.”
Paper Vampire is a little different to what we’ve featured so far in the Advent Calendar, being a multidisciplinary magazine that doesn’t just focus on photography (although photography features heavily). Articles vary from photographic essays (including an extract from the brilliant and ethereal Purlieus by Sarah Faraday), interviews with musicians including Sohrab and Maria Minerva and a rundown of the ’10 Dryers You Must Use Before You Die’. It also includes a download code for a free compilation album.
It’s put together with humour and a good sense of fun, but that’s not to say a great deal of care and love hasn’t gone into the pages. It’s hand-stitched as well, which is always nice.
Paper Vampire costs £6 and is available here.