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A new independent publication, published 3 times a year, dedicated to analog photography. Edited by Trevor Powers published by CatLABS
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Papersafe: #01 'Sage' is the inaugural issue of a new independent publication dedicated to analog photography and the community surrounding it, and is a platform for a current, critical and thought provoking review of photography and art through images (and some words).

This new independent publication is submission based and will be printed three times a year, in various formats. For our first issue, we asked artists to submit photographic work that is related to or inspired by the word 'sage'. Papersafe #01 is scheduled to be released the second week of March, 2014. It will contain two parts: a book containing 10-20 photographs from two emerging artists and a compilation zine containing a selection of images curated from the submissions.

Papersafe will be a limited print edition publication (Issue #01: 'Sage', will be limited to an edition of less then 100, numbered copies, and a few artist proofs being donated to libraries and collections around the world).

The funds provided by you via Kickstarter will directly go towards the printing and distribution costs of the inaugural issue and eventually towards future issues. CatLABS is committed to the expansion and betterment of Papersafe, with the hope of creating something new and exciting for an amazing community of film photographers worldwide.

The book:

Adam Neese's work from the book
Adam Neese's work from the book

44 pages, 8.25”x10.75”, perfect bound, full color, 80# text stock, heavier 80# cover stock with satin UV coating.

Photographs from: Adam Neese (http://adambneese.com) and Erin Shipley (www.etshipley.com)

Writings from: Alex Sinclair and Carl Gunhouse  

The zine: 

From the zine - Left: Kat Slootsky (top), Elisha Baskin (bottom) Right: Erich Deleeuw (top), E. Jane (bottom)
From the zine - Left: Kat Slootsky (top), Elisha Baskin (bottom) Right: Erich Deleeuw (top), E. Jane (bottom)

 24 pages, 5.25”x8.25”, saddle-stitched, full color, 80# text stock throughout.

Photographs from: Aleksey Kondratyev, Ben McNutt, Carl Gunhouse, Choresh Wald, Elisha Baskin, Erich Deleeuw, Iliya Yefimovitch, Jaclyn Wright, E. Jane, Jenna Westra, John M. O’Toole, Jon Campolo, Juan Madrid, Justin Visnesky, Kat Slootsky, Mark Falzon, Meggan Gould, Mia Selena D’Avanza, Mohammed Alkouh, Nathaniel Grann, Peter Wiklund, Phil Bergevin, Rebecca Perriello, Shawn Gust, Stacy Renee Morrison, Suzie Zak, Tammy Mercure, Paige Mazurek 

Writing from: Steven Reynolds

Both the book and zine will be professionally printed and bound in the United States, using digital offset printing presses and FSC-certified and acid free paper.

Papersafe is curated and edited by photographer Trevor Powers. He is passionate about analog photography and is excited to be working with and supporting the community based around it. He brings a critical eye and understanding of the ever-expanding independent publishing market and network, and understands the importance of careful editing and the value of quality over quantity.  

Powers (b. 1985, Burlington, VT) is an artist living in Western Massachusetts. He studied photography at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has exhibited work throughout the United States and has been included in various publications around the world. He is interested in making art that is simple, accessible and personal. He is also an avid curator, event organizer and zine publisher. 

 For more info and details about the Memo Full zine reward please see: memoryfullzine.tumblr.com

Help us unlock our stretch goal for 750$: UNLOCKED!

We are simply amazed at the incredible response we are getting for this project, and have passed our original "pre-sale" plans. With only a few copies of paperasfe remaining for pre sale, we're starting to realize the potential of Papersafe and are thinking of ways we will put these extra funds to good use.

If we are able to reach 750$ we will unlock our stretch goal, which will allow us to increase the edition size from 50 to 75. It is still our intention to keep the edition size small (no more than 75 copies), the stretch goal and these extra 25 copies will allow us to do some great things:  

  • More then anything, these extra copies will mean we will have enough copies to allow us sell Papersafe in-person at the Print and Multiples Fair in Baltimore & Society of Photographic Educators conference as well as donate copies of Papersafe to more collections and libraries around the world then we originally planned, including places as: Indie Photobook Library in Washington, DC, Photobookshow in London, Booklet Library in Japan, and The Library Project in Ireland to name a few.
  • Selling these extra copies and stretch goal funding will allow us to reach more people as well as ensure issue #02's edition size is at least 75 copies and allow us to explore even higher quality material and exciting formats that will create more unique objects  
  • We will add a reward with a few more copies of Papersafe for "pre-sale" along with some other cool stuff. 

Stretch goal Reward unlock update:

We have added some awesome rewards, which include prints from 2 of our features book artists and a few other cool bits.

As we have reached our stretch goal of 750$ we are now able to expand the print edition to 75 and have also added a few more rewards:

A few more "pre sale" copies of Papersafe's first issue as well as 2 copies accompanied by hyper cool vinyl prints of vintage 80's Jobo ads for the very first Autolabs

ATL1 reward
ATL1 reward

Risks and challenges

We are all set for print, and our printing house has already produced great proofs. We do not expect any snags with printing, though if an issue with our printing house arises we will keep everyone updated if there are any delays in delivery times.

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