wasteoffilm was always aimed to create a community of people who love and care about film photography. My goal was to build a place for people to share their work, exchange ideas, and get to know other interesting photographers. Therefore, I have decided to introduce #wasteoffilm. Each and every week I started to pick my five favorite photographs submitted with #wasteoffilm via Instagram, and shared these in a blog post and on my Instagram feed. By now, it has unfortunately become impossible for me to keep up with all of the photographs that are submitted throughout the week; it’s simply too much (not that that’s a bad thing at all).
As you might know, I am a huge enthusiast of photo books and enjoy sharing these in my Instagram feed and blog. Over the past time, there has been an increasing amount of people that contacted me about whether and how they could send in their physical work (e.g., books, zines, and prints).
Now you finally can! I am very happy to introduce the format #photobooksociety to you!
How does it work? You send in your work in a physical form to the following adress: Tim Heubeck / P.O. Box No. 110222 / 95421 Bayreuth / Germany (important: please be advised to shipping information at the end of the post). Depending on how many submissions I receive, I will put together a (monthly) record of all that has been sent in on my blog / Instagram, and will feature selected work individually on my channels.
What can you send in? Basically anything physical is allowed; whether that may be a book, zine, print, postcard or anything else. It would be great if you could include some sort of information about your photography or site where you can find more information about yourself. If your work is for sale, please provide me with the information on where you can find it.
Your work has to be sent to the following address:
P.O. Box No. 110222
Please send it by regular mail (f.ex., USPS, Royal Mail), so that it is delivered by the “Deutsche Post“. If you’re need to ship it as a bigger package, please contact me through email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we can sort it out.
Important information for non-EU submissions
If you are located outside of the European Union, make sure to declare the value as “gift“, as it has no commercial value.
Disclaimer and more important information
One of the reasons I have been giving this a fair amount of thought and approached other people what they think of this idea is that I do not want this to become some sort of marketing platform, where you send in your work and I am obligated to output it through my channels. I do not want to give up the right to select what I put out, as I only feature what I also think adds value for the community and what I enjoy.
Therefore, I want to make it clear for everyone who decides to send in their work:
Please understand that there is no guarantee that your work will be featured on the wasteoffilm site, and that no return is possible. In case you do not agree to this, please refrain from sending in your work. Don’t get me wrong - I enjoy sharing your work, but I just do not want to make it clear how the procedure works to avoid any misconceptions.
By sending your work in, you agree to it and selected contents being featured on the wasteoffilm channels (f.ex., Instagram, blog, newsletter).
I am very much looking forward to seeing your submissions in real life. If you have any further question, feel free to drop me an email to: email@example.com