Monday, September 15, 2014
I'm not very good at blowing my own horn, but for this one, I gotta get out some new chops, and make some noise.
16+ years ago I did almost 50 darkroom montage prints for a project that was called 'Beach Trip'. done for the company a good friend of mine founded back east, which imploded before the project came to fruition/publication.
I put together a website w/ most of the images (californiabeachtrip.com) but it hasn't exactly gone viral.
A year or so ago the same friend wrote me and said 'self-publishing is here! Let's do something w/ this!"
I waited for further instructions - they never came.. and when I enquired 6 months later, he'd gotten way too busy with other things to deal with it.
Blurb.com to the rescue.
I looked at a bunch of the online options, but since this was really a photo (and not 'text') book, blurb was the obvious choice, i can make all the pages myself easily. No text, just PSD image files as jpegs.
So i went about 'colorizing' the images digitally, and added a number of new digital ones that seemed to fit in.
This is the first version of this book:
I put all the images on a right hand page, not realizing how expensive that would make it.
(I wanted to make it possible for anyone to trim out a page, and frame it, without losing any of the other pages.)
I've revised - a much shorter, leaner book is coming soon, much more affordable, and better as an eBook (no blank left hand pages!).
Check it out, give it a spin. I put my heart and soul into everything i do. Hope it is appreciated somehow.