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Gumesindo has been shooting film for 3 years and lives in Long Beach California. Focusing on 35mm black & white film photography. All film shot/ hand processed by Gumesindo. My current zine consists of street photography in Long Beach/Los Angeles/Baja California/ Santa Ana. Cameras used, Nikon FE, Nikon one touch 100 point and shoot. Favorite films HP5 & TMAX400.

  • Please upload 2-5 images of your work.
  • Please upload 2-5 images of your work.
  • Please upload 2-5 images of your work.
  • Please upload 2-5 images of your work.
What methods do you use to make your zine?
  • Photocopying
What type of binding do you use for your zine(s)?
  • Folded
  • Stapled
When did you start making zines ... and why?

In a digital world a physical copy is unmatched. Zines allow me to to experiment with different layouts & papers. Zines are a great way to focus on a theme and or subjects. My current zine consists of street photography in Long Beach/Los Angeles/Baja California. All shot on 35mm film, and home processed by Gumesindo.

What is your favorite part of making zines?

Walking the streets, processing the film and scanning is great. The real fun is in how you communicate your photos in a plysical layout such as a zine. Each photo is carefully placed complementing one another. The 1st draft edit is fun too, adjusting color and cropping images if needed.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to start making zines?

For layout design (adobe indesign) is key. Youtube has plenty of tutorials on the program. Do a test print, colors and contrast will have to be adjusted. Also physically going through your test zine will help with any revisions. Make extra zines for trading, this is a great way to meet people.