Sure, the internet on your phone is great. I much prefer to be entertained and informed this way, but there’s a bit of artistry lost there, particularly when it comes to photography. I’ve rather enjoyed my time posting photos to Instagram and sharing them with people. It’s easy. But there’s always been this feeling of chasing something that is unattainable. You work so hard to capture THE shot. You are so damn excited to pull it up in your photo editor on your big computer monitor and get it JUST right. You post it on the gram, it gets a few likes. Your friends comment on it. Maybe, it will get shared.
And then, it’s gone.
You mean that’s it? Yeah. It’s gone. Your wonderful piece of art is of no concern to us anymore. There’s been like 130 new posts since then. What was it that you posted?
I know too many talented people wasting their time posting beautiful photos and stories to Instagram only for it to disappear in a day’s time.
And it’s not just nice pictures that are lost. We’re losing wonderful stories to the algorithm too. You could literally print a book every month of all the stories and beautiful photos people share for free on social media, and end up with something substantial to hold in your hands.
That’s why I started No Tourists Magazine. Not your typical black & white, folded and stapled copy-paper punk rock zine — a real magazine.
But not your typical flimsy, rolled up, grocery store checkout aisle gossip magazine. More like a book, but we’ll call it a zine.
I didn’t bother keeping track of how many hours I spent creating this. But with the help of my peers, we got it done. There are several great stories and anecdotes to read and amazing photos to embrace on a canvas you can touch.