Due to the success of the first week of the new book, “Portraits of Expectations: Coping Beauty” we are green lighting our Green Zine Docs Magazine!
Street photography, since Eugène Atget took to the streets of Paris at the turn of the 20th century, has been a documentary of decisive moments in time. They are snapshots of us and have become a part of our history and an important glimpse into who we are, have been, and will become.
This magazine is an important part of the legacy of street photography, photojournalism, and documentaries with stories that just can’t be told in a blog or an insta at the same level.
What we doing is producing bi monthly themed documentaries anchored in rich photography and storytelling. They will be stories that matter in a 20 page high quality magazine. We are inviting you to join us to as anthropologists, sociologists, photojournalists, and storytellers.
We are inviting you to partner with us on this venture. We have a Patreon Page dedicated to this project. All you have to do is go to our patreon page and choose a level of support. Each level will give you access to either a digital or physical edition of every issue. Furthermore, you will be part of the Green Zine Docs Community with a voice in what we cover and will be listed as a supporter of this project in every issue. Ultimately, we want enough patreons to free up Pat Green to focus solely on creation which will create better documentaries on a monthly basis.
Please join us at https://www.patreon.com/patlgreen
Anyone who joins before July 1 will receive a free high resolution PDF of the current release of Portraits of Expectations: Coping Beauty as a thank you.
In 2019, Pat Green knew that 30 years industry experience was not enough to create this dream, he needed to relearn some concepts, work with mentors, and study. 2019 was the year of relearning by taking course work in photojournalism, photo essays and documentary, storytelling though unconventional portraiture, various courses in art and composition and investigative journalism.
2020 was the year of the mentors and inspirations. Pat spent that year studying the greats of photography intensely as well as working directly with two mentors. One wishes to remain anonymous, but he started his photography career at the time Pat’s father started his and is a known figure in fashion and street snaps. The other is contemporary visual artist Eric Kim. Though Kim’s online courses and zoom based workshops, Pat pushed boundaries and comfort levels and refined his skills further towards accomplishing this goal.
Test zines were launched in 2020. One was a documentary of Chicago’s early days of Covid and the other was a photo zine featuring street portraits of black people with all the proceeds going to Black Lives Matter. Both sold out swiftly and were received very well. There were also mini documentaries online that were well received and will be featured again in the blog.
The release of Portraits of Expectations is a work of passion, but it was also a final proof of concept that over 3 decades of professional photography and 17 years as a columnist and copy writer along with this intensive new elements could produce the quality people deserve from stories that matter.
“Portraits of Expectations is off to a good start and there are podcasts and youtuber interviews coming soon. Amazon is on their third restock. In this work of passion and test we also tried a budget version deluxe magazine edition. We had to reformat the entire work for a magazine release on high quality paper using deluxe printing quality.
Frankly, the magazine edition exceeded our expectations in quality and beauty. 22% of the first week’s sales have been the magazine edition and we could not be more proud. It is lovely.
We would love you to have a copy of the Magazine Edition. Click here to buy it online!