Making Things

Ramen Rambles: An Invitation

I am pleased to announce that, starting October 2, 2017, Ramen Rambles: Words and Photos by David Firman will be on exhibit at Winnipeg’s Gas Station Arts Centre.

Here are the details:

Gas Station Arts Centre

445 River Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 0C3

October 2-31, 2017 (but it will likely run until mid-January 2018)

Monday-Friday, 9:00-16:00 (and during evening performances)

I will be having a public grand opening on October 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm so, if you live in, or are visiting Winnipeg, please drop by and say hello.  (more…)

Canzine Central (Winnipeg): It Happens This Saturday

This Saturday, I’ll be at the Canzine Central (Winnipeg) and the Winnipeg Anarchist Book Fair to show off six walk-related art books as well as a new “product” related to my art books. If you happen to be in Winnipeg this weekend and have a chance, please drop by my table and say hello.

Canzine Central runs from noon to 6:00 pm this Saturday, October 22, at the Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg. Head up to the second floor. The book fair will take place in the Muriel Richardson Auditorium. For more information and a schedule events, take a look at the website, http://www.brokenpencil.com/canzine-winnipeg

Admission is free! Even better, it comes with the fall issue of Broken Pencil: Magazine of zine culture and the independent arts.

But do bring some pocket money (the event is cash-only). There will be plenty of zines and other small press publications to purchase. My books will available as well.

To whet your appetite, here are a few pictures of the books I will have on display, as well as a sneak peak of my latest art book production. (more…)

Meet Me At The Fair

Coming Event: Canzine Winnipeg

I hope to meet some of you at my table of small press books on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

That’s the date of Canzine Central and The Winnipeg Anarchist Bookfair at the downtown Millennium Library, 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm. It’s billed as a “giant zine fair including comics, zines, small press, alt-press, DIY, art books, and more!”

I will be there to show off all six of the walk-inspired books I’ve talked about on WalkClickMake over the past three years. This is your opportunity to hold them, peruse them, perhaps even buy one or two. (more…)

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Bridge of Lights: Building a Book

The last two posts to WalkClickMake have focussed on a small project I am working on, a walk down Winnipeg’s Arlington Street in Winnipeg and across the splendid landmark at its midpoint, the Arlington Bridge.

The idea began innocently enough last May, with a casual walk across the bridge and an opportunity to play with the panoramic function of my iPhone to create a few abstracted views of the bridge’s superstructure.

Those  experimental images led, later that year, to my Arlington Street project:  a walk down the length of the street; a visual diary of still and panoramic photos; an essay; and, finally, a book. (more…)

Making Books: New and Upcoming Titles

The title of my blog is WalkClickMake. As the subtitle says, my goal is to explore the unlikely intersections of walking, photography and making.

One of those “unlikely intersections” is my growing collection of small, affordable books. Each volume is at the “making” end of a process that begins with a walk, leads to a collection of photographs and culminates in a personal essay.

WalkClickMake, the blog, is an integral part of the making process. This is where photos are edited and selected, graphics are developed, and words are formulated. For some walks, the blog post is the final resting place for a small project. Others are taken one step further and assembled as a book.

New: Walking the Water

Walking the Water is my latest self-published book, available through the on-demand publisher, Blurb Books. It’s the fifth in a string of publications that will grow into an extensive Encyclopedia of Walking. You may recognize the photos, text and graphics used in Walking the Water. All began life, earlier this year, as blog posts on WalkClickMake. (more…)

Ramen Rambles: The Book

If you have enjoyed my previous Ramen Rambles posts, I am pleased to announce that they have just been released in book form.

Ramen Rambles – the book – is the latest in my series of compact, self-published books available through the on-demand publisher, Blurb Books. This is the fourth in a string of publications devoted to walking methodologies and resultant photographic observation. Fourth in what will be an extensive series of books that, I hope, will cumulatively become an extensive collection entitled An Encyclopedia of Walking (or something snappier).

Like the other three books this one is a soft cover 7” x 7” format but a bit longer, weighing in at 148 pages. The cost is higher than the others. Check my Blurb Bookstore for details.

So why would anyone want to purchase Ramen Rambles, the book? Here are six good reasons: (more…)