Walking Between zine – Julius Smit

A5 colour printed zine
Walking between zine, Photo credit: Julius Smit
A5 colour printed zine
Walking between zine, Photo credit: Julius Smit

Walking between is a full colour A5 size zine, printed on recycled card and paper, staple bound, with 52 pages, including a stiff card cover. Using digital colour photography and text work, the zine symbolizes and explores how I walked between aspects of the landscape and its spaces and traces at the eastern end of the South Downs National Park, UK. Running alongside the images are texts as names, illustrating how I felt about my encounters, as well as lines of an informed evolving poem.

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Photography and text work are central to Julius Smit’s creative walking practice. He interrogates spaces and places together with their connections and histories, absent or present, whether as physical or imaginative constructs. Essentially, he is interested in an alternative visioning when walking in and photographing landscapes: the broad sweep is bypassed in favour of the dismissed and marginal. Shape, texture, tone and pattern are features he constantly looks out for. His preferred output medium is the printed zine which allows for playful experiment and innovation.