Day One: Zine by Simon and Timothy Stouffer
Photos and poems from one day spent travelling the North Shore of Lake Superior in the Spring of 2017. Black and white photos by Simon Stouffer and poems by Timothy Stouffer. This was a father and son project with no box walls to keep us in and no artistic constraints, we just hit the road during a Spring snow storm. Note: A Zine (pronounced "zeene" like Maga -- zeene) is a self published piece of art, photography or writing that often times is run off on copy machines and produced in extreme short runs. It is a way to produce art quickly. We printed these locally, right here in Ely off a small press with high quality paper to highlight the black and white photos.
For those of you who enjoy the poetry that often appears on our Facebook site, you'll like the images that one day on the North Shore of Lake Superior invoke. Made in Ely, Minnesota by Ely residents.
Simon Stouffer has worked at Piragis Northwoods Company since he was 15 and is now a student at St. Olaf majoring in English and Art/Photoagraphy. Tim Stouffer has worked at Piragis since 1997. His poetry is featured on our Facebook Page and in our email newsletters. His work has also been featured in Lake Magazine, View from Listening Point (the newsletter of Sigurd Olson's Listening Point Foundation) and Ely's Underground Optimist Magazine. During the summer in Ely you can find him being a Street Poet doing Poetry on Demand across the street from the Piragis Outlet Store at Fox and Hen Antiques (Tuesday evening or by appointment)