A few weeks ago I dropped a really subtle hint about an upcoming black and white project. I want to talk more about it today. As you can see from the photo, it’s a book. A book of gritty all black and white photos.
First, I created a canvas art piece which I hung on my wall. Next, I featured my gallery of black and white photographs. Today’s book is the third phase to increase tactility in this increasingly clean and virtual digital world. I’m printing my photographs and freeing them from their digital, electricity powered bondage. My goal this year is to make the virtual, physical.
Shooting and storing digital is certainly convenient. I’ve conveniently stored hundreds of thousands of images on my hard drive and in the cloud. Except, finding and unlocking them gets increasingly hard. And, even if I have them on screen, their digital representations are not nearly tactile enough. There is something to be said about having a physical print. Or, a physical book, for that matter.
I did my first test book and it looks great — it achieves the look and feel that I was going for. Last week, I showed it to my photographer friends at Drink and Click and they were encouraging. In fact, a few wanted to buy the book. I’m going to do some small tweaks and will let you know when the project is completely finished. I’m going to make it available for purchase, if you are interested. Stay tuned.
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