Book design.

I have refined the design of my photo book and allowed the Photographs themselves to speak for the project. The book is HP Indigo printed on Mohawk superwhite ultrafine paper (too many super's and ultra's for my liking) The paper is 148gsm and it's beautiful haptic qualities lend it to book making. I chose the paper because it feels like matte paper to the touch, However, It is lightly coated allowing detail in the shadows and quality colour reproduction. 

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I have hand stitched a text inlay in the book which adds a sense of curiosity and discovery to the work, thus reflecting the nature of the project. 

The book is covered with Brown Colorplan and is wrapped with a sash. The end papers are translucent blue which fits well with the colour palette used in many of the photographs and also allows the text to be partially concealed by the paper, encouraging touch and investigation.

The sequence and selection of photographs in the book have altered and refined through a number of prototypes. In the coming year I aspire to have a small batch published. 

Print preparation.

Enabling warning on photoshop to ensure that all will be printed. this ensures that there will be no blank spaces left without ink in the highlights.

This is one of the photographs I have sent to Divebar print in Brighton. Divebar is run by Jack latham, After seeing his work I figured he would have an attention to detail in printing. 

- I will see how it goes !\

 

 

Bespoke Framing

Framing is something that I had not given a great deal of thought towards until the last couple of months. There is an array of decisions to be made - and when the price is high you want to know what is best!  

2014 phone quality 

2014 phone quality 

There was a huge choice of frame materials and colours. Also the option of a window mount which I believe lends itself to certain projects. The mount gives the photograph space and a presence. The eyes are drawn from corner to corner with nothing partially obscured in corners of wood and glass.

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I chose an oak frame with a white window mount. The photograph is relatively small at 12'x12' which suits the personal nature of the project. The oak frame is reminiscent of those in our own home, however, this is actually oak not MDF. 

Thanks !

Divebar printing - Exhibition!

I have recently received a beautiful print from Divebar, an independent print service based in Brighton and setup by Jack Latham. Because the team are passionate and skilled when it comes to photography I know they will strive for graet print quality. 

Exhibition print no 1

Exhibition print no 1

I went with Ilford gold fiber silk as a paper. This paper is known for its resemblance to traditional silver halide archive paper. It has a light shine and can produce a remarkable color gamut. Lots of my photographs have are on the green/blue end of the scale and this paper offers me the ability to render those colours well.

Initially, I printed at our university service but the limited paper stock detered me in this instance. I thought I would pay for expert printing and quality framing to finish with a final product that I am truly proud of.

Now just need them to flatten and get them framed!

Fresh aire

'We aim to draw attention to and celebrate, the talent emerging from our locale. Fresh Aire is a platform that strives to help catalyse graduates’ transition from their university courses, to the creative industry and career beyond.'

A great chance to be considered for exhibition in Leeds for free.

Identity design Josiah Craven / photograph by Harrison France

Identity design Josiah Craven / photograph by Harrison France

Check out the instagram Here and if you would like to submit try here

If you have come this far check out Village books Leeds too (where the show will be held)

 

 

 

Giulia Parlato

I have the pleasure of interviewing a number of photographers for The Pupil Sphere

One of my favourite interviews recently was with Giulia Parlato. I don't want to say too much as I hope that you will check the great work out here

Image courtesy of Giulia Parlato ©

Image courtesy of Giulia Parlato ©

It is a pleasure to spend the time gaining insight into great work like this and many others!

 

Format Book Market

This years book market at format was a great way to see what work is out there and to meet the people that are responsible for the making and circulation of such books.

Thomas J. Duffield ©2017

Thomas J. Duffield ©2017

so many great works under one roof, each book a product of months or years of work. I spoke to the stall owners about the works on show and also asked a few questions for my own book.

BJP Breakthrough awards

Hello, 

I thought I would share a little bit about the upcoming deadline for the British Journal of Photography Breakthrough award. The competition is open to students and recent graduates. Here you can see a little bit about what the judges are after....

I have always found value in entering competitions ( even if it only involves wrapping up your current work in the face of a deadline )

Here >>>>

http://www.bjp-online.com/2017/04/breakthrough-awards-2017-getting-the-inside-track-from-the-judges/

Jamie Hawkesworth

I would like to share this photographer with those unfamiliar. It's great to see such consistency through a range of photographic genres.

All work copyright of Jamie Hawkesworth ©2017

There is a consistent style throughout all genre's; an authorship. 

A short video about a project in Preston...

Different Bind options : Perfect Bind

Perfect Binding.

Here is a prototype book of my own utilizing a perfect bind method. The easiest way to describe this is a number of single sheets or leafs that are glued together down the spine to form the text block/ image block (much like a magazine) Unlike a leaflet, this bind allows you to incorporate different paper types very easily. 

A downside to this bind is that the pages do not lay flat. this may or may not be a problem, however, if you want to incorporate double page spreads it may be distracting.  

The finished result looks very clean and professional.