RS FILES London – Munich To Be Continued collective photobookwork, based on a set of rules created for the workshop Self-Publishing and the Photobook, March 9th 2018. Design: paula roush and Jens Masmann Featuring folios by: Amelia Attle / Raluca Babos / Emma Bircham / Razvan Bronda / Iga Cegielko / Kate Gentry / Jessica Hansson / Isabella Hewlett / Peter Di-Mola Jordan / Kyle Jackson /Charlotte Joseph / Tomasz Klimara / Jai Mills / Daisy Morey / Micah Morgan / Regan Ross / Sam Sutton / Isaac Watson.
Loose binding with rubberband, within printed envelope containing backstory infosheet. Fifty six A4pages, twenty four pages A5 and four pages A6.
HORS COMMERCE: As the work includes photographs that do not belong to public property yet, this book is published NOT FOR SALE.
Gleaning the web using the words Russian Spy in multiple search engines led to online archives, news reports and Instagram/ Twitter/ Facebook accounts of several news agencies. A selection of 87 gifs and jpegs including press photography, political archives and screenshots were archived in a single folder titled RS files. All the images were anonymised and given a number from RS-00.jpg to RS-86.jpg. A compilation of photographic cutouts from printed newspapers published in London that week was also made available. The workshop room was equipped with laser and inkjet printers, photocopiers, scanners and varied types of paper.
Workshop rules: Rule 1 – Each participant creates one folio with photographs from the RS Files. All folios to be assembled in one single signature book loosely bound with elastic. Rule 2 – Design to include varied: page size, image processing, printing method and paper type. Rule 3 – Participants to do their best to match their folios with the ones adjacent in the book structure, starting from the cover, proceeding to the next.