This was my first trade last year, I sent a fellow by the name Olive Booger a print and my first zine which was entitled “Artifact” and he sent me these two photozines. “Lone Star” is comprised of photos taken around Houston and San Antonio Texas in 2008. The second book is called “Hiking Saftey Tips” and is nearly identical in style and design but the photos are from Arizona in 2014. I felt bad because his zines were far better then the one I had sent, plus he threw in a little sticker.
The zines are both photocopied and put together very well. Olive was just visiting the areas but his photographs are the exact opposite of the usual tourist snapshots. The photos in both books show the keen observations of a person taking in a foreign culture.