In this episode, we are joined by photographers Nelson Chan, Tim Carpenterand Carl Wooley of TIS Books to discuss their experience launching a publishing company, as well as the first books they’ve published.
They came on my radar last year when they launched, and I’ve been following their Tumblr which has featured the writing of Tim Carpenter, much of which I’ve found to be very interesting, and refreshing in the current online writing draught. They have a lot going for them, and have the drive, strategy and ambition to make an impact in the community. It was great to hear their cohesive vision and dedication to working as a collective and building a community. They are doing it right.
Here are links to the spreads for the books we discussed:
- BLACK THREADS FROM MENG CHIAO by JOHN YAU & JUSTINE KURLAND
- Tim Carpenter: A house and a tree
- J Carrier: (untitled)
- Nelson Chan: Welcome Home
- Carl Wooley: Mile
- A Dozen Failures by John Gossage
- Waiting for the Latter Days by Steven B. Smith
Recorded May 7th, 2016 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn