Channel One Magazine: Issue #1

Channel One Magazine came from the age of toner, sharpies and white out.

In 1997, I worked at a local copy center and I had recently finished with graphic design school. My head was full of a collage of subjects I aspired to use for creative expression: creative writing, illustration, photography, and desktop publishing. I was really into fringe culture and the arts community of Winston-Salem, specifically people who frequented¬†the original Morning Dew Coffee Shop on Burke Street, run by Steve and Ginny. It was a small community of the downtown area’s creative people and a place where I found myself spending a lot of time as I traded one past life for a newer one. I wanted to be a part of that community and help promote it. All of this translated into starting a zine; a cultural phenomenon that for the most part, has been replaced by the modern day blog.

I’ve scanned the original folded, pasted, and taped-together master copy pages I used to make the first issue. I appreciate the contributions of all who were involved in making it happen and I hope it will be well-received by them as the time capsule it is.

Abstract Photography

One of my favorite things to do is walk around and take photos of unusual textures or other features that catch my eye. As a supplement to my graphic design and commercial art education, I studied photography and received certification in proficiency with 35mm manual cameras, 4×5″ large format studio cameras, film developing, and darkroom procedures.¬†Photography is a great design tool to capture textures, patterns, and to get reference material for painting and design projects.