Zine Workshop at Leica Akademie Los Angeles by Clint Woodside

Date: November 4th – 6th
Location: 8783 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
Instructors: Tobin Yelland  |  Clint Woodside
Focus: Self-Publishing
Requirements: Previous publishing experience not required

Do you have a collection of photographs that you wish could be in a book? Have you heard of zines or artist books, but just don’t know where to begin? If this sounds like you, then this is the weekend workshop for you!

Join us as we introduce students into the world of DIY Zine making with photographer Tobin Yelland and zine maker Clint Woodside. Tobin and Clint will take you from developing a concept to the final completion of your own publication over the course of three days at the Leica Store in Los Angeles.

Previous publishing experience is not required! This program will embrace the DIY (Do it yourself) spirit, empowering you to take a hands-on approach. After looking at the history of self-publishing and trends in contemporary zine making, you will be challenged to create your own zine, with images you bring or shoot over the course of the workshop.

Tobin & Clint will guide you every step of the way covering techniques to produce a completely “hand made” analogue book, without a computer or the process of building a book with Adobe Indesign. At the conclusion of this program you will walk away not only with your own zine, but with the knowledge and resources to continue your pursuit of self-publishing.


Undercover Cars Show at These Days Gallery by Clint Woodside


THESE DAYS is pleased to present UNDERCOVER CARS, a solo exhibition of photography by CLINT WOODSIDE.
UNDERCOVER CARS is Woodside’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles and features a collection of photographs from his recently published book of the same title. The work spans five years of shooting and represents a photographic study of covered cars that Woodside spotted while traveling around the world and also living in Southern California.
While the recurring subject of these pictures is “cars” the real subject remains hidden in plain sight: the intimate, everyday human narratives swirling around the cars. The photos are alive with endearing residential architecture and everyday human habitation/habit (well-worn apartments and houses, painted garage doors, oil-stained driveways), and the familiar flora of Southern California (looming, disheveled palms; massive weird shrubs; dense, dark ficus trees; unruly ivy). 
As a series, Woodside’s “undercover cars” loosely documents a place and a time (the everyday vibe of Southern California, early 21st century) but they are also a record of his photographic obsession, a long-term attachment to a simple theme from which more complex themes can emerge and evolve. 

- Excerpt from Mike Slack’s essay in Undercover Cars: Clint Woodside
Image credit: Clint Woodside, Oceanside, CA, 2012, C-Print, 36" w x 29" h

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Woodside currently lives in Los Angeles by way of Philadelphia. Primarily a photographer, Woodside is also known for his extensive work as a curator and creator of the Deadbeat Club - a publisher and distributor of small books and publications whose diverse roster of photographers include Todd Hido, Ed Templeton, Deanna Templeton, Tobin Yelland, Cheryl Dunn, and many others. His photography work has been shown in New York City, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Seoul, China and Australia.

THESE DAYS is a gallery and store featuring emerging artists, collectible and out-of-print photography books and zines, modern and vintage design objects, original art and more. Since its first exhibition in 2010, the gallery has exhibited a diverse range of work including new paintings by photographer Nick Waplington, experimental photography by Gusmano Cesaretti, and Lookout and Wonderland’s collaborative fiber art project. THESE DAYS has also partnered with curators such as Bryan Ray Turcotte, tapping into his vast archives of punk ephemera for an exhibition that celebrated the seminal and quintessential Los Angeles punk band X.

THESE DAYS is located in Downtown Los Angeles’s Historic Core and is owned and operated by Stephen and Jodi Zeigler, long-time residents of the neighborhood. The Zeiglers are Los Angeles natives and also have careers in the world of photography.

Media inquiries, please contact jessica@artsandculturepr.com.

Undercover Cars — Available NOW!!! by Clint Woodside

Publisher Kill Your Idols is pleased to announce the release of Undercover Cars by Los Angeles-based photographer Clint Woodside. First issued in 2013 as a Deadbeat Club zine, Undercover Cars has been substantially enlarged and reconceived as an elegant hardcover book featuring a new text by photographer Mike Slack. Undercover Cars is the culmination of a series of color photographs – shot on film and printed in the dark room – spanning five years, scores of autos, and thousands of miles from Los Angeles to Bangkok.

The book contains 52 images of cars parked in plain sight, but covered from the elements. In his insightful essay, publisher Mike Slack (The Ice Plant) observes, “What strikes me now, looking at this fresh new edit, is not the boring ubiquity of the subject matter - the deadpan Christo-like charm of all these tarps attached to all these automobiles - but the manmade environmentsWoodside is showing us in the photographs, and the sense of walking-and-looking that the series implies. Never mind the covered cars; look at what surrounds them.”

The trade edition of Undercover Cars is limited to five hundred copies, and retails for $30.00. Also available is a Deluxe edition of fifty examples housed in an 8 ½ x 10 ½” box along with a signed, stamped, and numbered color print priced at $150.00. Choose from five different prints - each in an edition of ten.

Hailing from New York, Clint Woodside currently resides in LA by way of Philadelphia. His work as a photographer has been shown in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, and Philadelphia, and internationally in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Woodside is also known for his extensive work as a curator, graphic designer, and as creator of the Deadbeat Club - a publisher and distributor of more than forty publications whose diverse roster of photographers includes Todd Hido, Tobin Yelland, Ed Templeton, Deanna Templeton, Andrea Sonnenberg, Jerry Hsu, Patrick O’Dell, Woodside, and others.  

Undercover Cars by Clint Woodside is available directly through killyouridols.bigcartel.com,deadbeatclubpress.com, and select brick and mortar retailers including Arcana: Books on the Arts, and Photobookstore UK. 

For distribution and press, please contact Kill Your Idols:

64 pg. - 6.5” x 9”
Color Offset
Essay by Mike Slack
Edition of 500
Published by Kill Your Idols, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-58423-637-5

Watch this space? by Clint Woodside

I'm not sure how long till i get on it, but i think maybe I will try and be a bit more present here... maybe a Q&A or something? Maybe I will do interviews with people I like and respect. For sure, there will be show announcements and what not. 

It will take a bit, and it won't be the most frequent, but it will happen.

Give it time.