I have a new postcard swap up on Elfster ready for you to sign up! You can do so by following this link. Tell your friends! The more the merrier! And it’s pretty low key. Just send out one postcard a month, and receive on in return. Who doesn’t love fun mail?
A couple of months ago I received this beautiful print and zine from a new Twitter buddy, Paul Romaniuk, whom I met via the postcard swap. He goes by on Twitter . Check out his awesome work at studiocentrale.com. The zine was inspiring as I would love to make a zine sometime in the near future.
We are exchanging postcard sized prints of our original photography that you either print traditionally in a darkroom, or that you print on an inkjet printer. Film and Digital photography both welcome!
The February postcard swap is posted on Elfster and ready for you to sign up. You may do so by clicking here:
February postcard swap
I am really enjoying the Elfster format! I love that there is a discussion feature and I also especially love the gallery feature where we can share photos of the postcards we receive. There are some things that make it a little confusing for our purposes. I’m taking note of all of this so that when my husband codes something it will work really well for this. If you have any thoughts about features you would like please let me know!
In January I received this fantastic darkroom print from Daniel Schnieder! I’ve been following him on Twitter for awhile now and love his work. You can see more on his website.
And speaking of postcards, my political thought of today:
I am gathering up resources to take action against what is happening with our government. Among the various things I’m doing at the moment, is gathering together a shit ton of postcards that I can have on hand to send to congress about issues that come up. For example, today I found out that a bill was introduced to terminate the Environmental Protection Agency (CAN YOU FUCKING BELIEVE THAT?!?) So I am going to send a postcard to my congressmen. I have a feeling I will be sending lots of postcards out in the near future.
So anyway, I’ve been thinking about postcards. I discovered that you can download a handy postcard template from the Women’s March website to mass print at a printer. And these are also some really cool downloadable templates. I also started following this (completely awesome) small press. You can buy their postcards here. I’m also just thinking about making my own with card stock. It might be a good way to focus some of my anger into something creative.
It is time for a new postcard exchange! If you are interested in exchanging postcards of your original photography fill out the form below. On the 15th you will be assigned someone to send a postcard to, and you will receive on in return!
The December postcard swap is live! Sign up by filling out the form below.
This month’s post card was sent by Herschel Pollard, AKA Square Peg Pinhole. When I received the image on the right in the mail I was super stoked and thought it was wonderful. But then he told me that there were actually two images, that the image of the house was taped over the image on the left. I carefully peeled the tape off of the first image, and sure enough there was the second print. My day was made a second time!
If you would like to see more of Herschel’s incredible work visit his website and Flickr. And be sure to check out his Next Best Thing Pinhole Project, too.
It’s already November! Which means it’s time for another postcard exchange!
We are exchanging prints of our own photography. On the 15th I will assign you a person to send a postcard to. You will have until the end of the month to send your card.
If you are interested in participating fill out the form below!