Feb 19 2018

TOP SECRET

Photo by Joshua Zucker

It is not official yet, but the goal is always to find a cheaper spot to up our page count and up our circulation. Right now we are doing some tests with a new print shop. Every print shop has their own ways of doing things and this print shop needs us to beef up which means more photos from more photographers. WIN – WIN. If everything goes well the new issue will have 120 pages, 9 photographers, and an ISBN for distribution. Here’s an updated sneak peak.

Photo by Robert A. Di Ieso

Photo by Claudio Majorana

Photo by Troy Holden

Photo by Joshua Zucker

Photo by Robert A. Di Ieso

Photo by Claudio Majorana

Photo by Troy Holden

Feb 14 2018

No. 14

I’m going to start highlighting past issues and publications as a feature here on the site. We have an awesome archive. Well what is left of it anyways, we did crash a big hard drive and blown up at least 2 computers. And for some reason I feel like telling a story right now.

Photo by John Oliver Hodges

Hamburger Eyes No. 14, I consider this one the missing issue. If you have this one you are stoked. With No. 13 we were feeling ourselves, our hardcover book just came out, and we had just secured a new headquarters that we named “The Photo Epicenter”. We were using a offset print shop in the SOMA of SF and we ordered 3000 copies. It was around 150 pages or so. This issue cost around $9000 to make and that is a really good deal. We would get distributors to pre-pay, we had advertising in the back of the magazine, worked out a deal with the print shop to make payments, and we had ways of raising funds quick.

Photo by KC Ortiz

Then the economy crashed. You never think these things will affect you until they do. Money became very tight. We had lots of new bills, advertisers weren’t buying ads, shops were closing, and the distributor was cutting their order in half or more and didn’t want to pay up front.

Photo by Alex Martinez

So we focused on the lab. We had darkroom and studio rentals and a gallery. And I got a laser printer and a xerox machine. From these machines we started cranking out zines. Tons of zines like 4 or more titles a month. I bought paper cutters and glue binding machines. I figured we will just go back to making zines and Hamburger Eyes will now just be a zine publisher. We did that for 2 or 3 years straight.

Photo by Dennis McGrath

Then I started a new zine series called “Mankind”. We made 3 issues. Perfect binding, laser print, over 100 pages. People were saying why don’t you just call it Hamburger Eyes. So, we made Hamburger Eyes No. 14. The feedback wasn’t good. People were spoiled by earlier issues of nice high quality printing. They didn’t mind all the zines we were making, but they wanted their “Hamburger Eyes” to be better. I get it, I do too.

Photo by Jai Tanju

We continued making more xerox zines and by the time it was ready to make a new issue of Hamburger Eyes, I found a good price for some online digital printing. Hamburger Eyes No. 15 was digitally printed by a company on the east coast. 88 pages stapled, 500 copies. The size has changed a little and the binding, but this is how we print our magazine now.

Photo by Elmo Tide

Anyways, I only ended up making maybe 75 copies or less of No. 14 and I don’t even have a copy. These photos throughout this post are a few highlights and I think this is a really good one that didn’t get much love because of the print quality. So today we will give it some love.

Photo by Troy Holden

Photo by Brian David Stevens

Photo by Cole Barash

Photo by David Potes

Photo by Ted Pushinsky

Photo by Micah Danges

Photo by Nina Mouritzen

Photo by Uri Korn

If you enjoy this story and want more, let me know in the comments.

Feb 13 2018

17

This week marks Hamburger Eyes 17th Anniversary! Our first issue was published on February 14, 2001. We probably only realize that because we used to print the release date right on the cover of the first few issues. I feel honored to be able to work on this project for so long. Actually doesn’t feel like a “project” any more, just a way of life. Thank you to all the photographers and supporters to help us keep this thing going for so long.

Here’s a look back at all the stuff we put out : http://www.hamburgereyes.com/catalog/

And below is a look at the future. A sneak peak of Hamburger Eyes No. 32 to be released before the end of the month. In fact, we are having an anniversary sale to clear out some space and raise funds for it. Enter the discount code before checking out for 25% off everything.

Code : VDAY

Shop here : http://shophamburgereyes.com

Thank you for your continued support!

Photo by Chris Leskovsek

Photo by Jud Muir

Photo by Grant Lewandowski

Photo by Heather Williamson

Photo by Joe Plonsker

Photo by Chris Leskovsek

Photo by Jud Muir

Photo by Grant Lewandowski

Photo by Heather Williamson

Photo by Joe Plonsker

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Dec 14 2017

CALEB STEIN

* Photo by Andrea Orejarena

NAME:

Caleb Stein

LOCATION:

Poughkeepsie, New York

MISSION:

To photograph, and to be better

WEAPONS OF CHOICE:

Canon 7D Mark II with an Art Olympus Lens (24 mm but because I’m working with a crop-sensor it’s more like 38mm). I wonder if I should get a smaller camera, maybe the Ricoh GR II, but I’m pretty sure that’s not the important thing…

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

Borrow from the greats, and, hopefully, with time, make it your own.

“I photograph to see what things look like” – Garry Winogrand

“If the picture isn’t good enough, you aren’t close enough” – Bruce Gilden

WEBSITE:

https://caleb-stein.squarespace.com

Dec 10 2017

VACLAV TVARUZKA

NAME:

Václav Tvarůžka

LOCATION:

Prague

MISSION:

I guess its kind of pursue for beauty

WEAPONS OF CHOICE:

I am using various 35mm compact cameras which i would not specify because then you will all buy them on ebay and i will be fucked

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

“Back off dude or will suck your dick!”

WEBSITE:

www.vaclavtvaruzka.net

Nov 28 2017

NICK SLOBIN

NAME:

Nick Slobin

LOCATION:

For now, I’m in Los Angeles.

MISSION:

I want to photograph what happens around me, the moments I’ve seen, and the places I’ve been.

WEAPONS OF CHOICE:

I’m using a Leica M3 with a 50mm Lens.

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

“Almost there, almost there…”

WEBSITE:

www.nickslobin.com