One Way Trip to Trashland

In my latest zine I track a lamb's whereabouts on it's one way trip to Trashland. This is a zine made up of digital collages that I generated using my own photography and a paper lamb found in a magazine. The photographs capture my own trip through Trashland and the work I generated after dozens and dozens of weekends of exploration of Southern California. This is a zine for the lonely, the abandoned, the dreamers and the explorers. More about the collage work can be seen here: http://www.monicalealcueva.com/lamb

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Our Lady de Guadalupe in Los Angeles Zine

Zine about murals and public representations of Our Lady de Guadalupe all over Los Angeles, outside businesses, homes and other public places. The zine includes a location description of where each image was taken. 

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My inspiration for this project was my own sense of foreignness even in such a rich Hispanic region of the United States. Never devoutly religious, and not belonging to the neighborhoods that host her, I instinctively chased after the icon that lives in every Mexican's consciousness. I found the image of the ultimate Mother of my culture to be alive and powerful and, by driving through unknown streets and photographing her, I got close and intimate with the city that I now call home, discovering a new feeling of belonging.

 

A game of Chance

Zine in progress about re-arranged Lotería cards. Purely visual. This zine is dedicated to the Juego de Lotería and what happened on the day that I was so angry I wanted to break stuff, but instead I found a deck of Loteria cards , an exacto knife and some glue. The result is a set of reimagined lotería characters that seem to come out of a dream.

Blurry image of the zine ( taken from a video, hence the quality)

Blurry image of the zine ( taken from a video, hence the quality)

La Luna holographic stickers

La Luna holographic stickers

La Dama photo print

La Dama photo print

Set of reimagined Loteria characters

Set of reimagined Loteria characters

 

Dreams of Hispanic Romantic Love

Zine about poetic lyrics of hispanic folk music (boleros) paired with dreamy digital collages that illustrate the romantic quality of the songs. The zine includes a Spotify code that can be scanned and it will locate the song in question, and songs by different latinamerican composers. (Out of Print)

Zine Dreams of Hispanic Romantic Love

Zine Dreams of Hispanic Romantic Love

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