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Blake, zines, and gouda cheese: an interview with Max Reeves

Posted on 24 March 2021

As part of her research into Blake’s legacy in the realm of independent and self-publishing, PhD student Caroline Ritchie recently spoke to photographer, publisher, and activist Max Reeves.

Image: Max Reeves (second from right) with members of the William Blake Congregation and Blake Bloc at Bunhill Fields, 2017.

Caroline is currently completing her PhD as part of a CDP on Blake with Tate Britain and the University of York.In the interview, which you can read in full here, Reeves discusses his fascinating experiences with independent and ‘underground’ publishing. From student agit prop in ‘80s Auckland to poetry and photography zines in digital-age London, Reeves’ stories are alive with the spirit of Blake and with the radical zeal of so many independent publishing ventures to this day.

Image: Max Reeves (second from right) with members of the William Blake Congregation and Blake Bloc at Bunhill Fields, 2017.