The Hobbyist is the first major publication to explore the relationship between photography and hobby culture, in connection both to the photographing of hobbies and to photography as a hobby. From the hippy cultures and avant-garde tendencies of the 1960s through the DIY culture of the 1980s to today’s maker movement, The Hobbyist explores photography’s engagement with a wide variety of lively, often quirky obsessions. The book, produced in a magazine format to accompany an exhibition at the Fotomuseum Winterthur, brings together short anecdotal texts, artist interview, in-depth essays and works by Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane, Bill Owens, Chris Burden and Mike Mandel.
Published by Spector Books, 2018
8.25” x 11”