Last week I finished and self-published my first monograph, entitled ‘Red Rock‘. Red Rock includes 24 of my square format landscape images all taken in Southern Utah. You can follow the previous link to see a preview of the pages from the book on the Blurb site.
It is available via Blurb – I entered this book into Blurb’s photography book contest “Photography.Book.Now’. I’ve ordered a copy of the book from Blurb and it should arrive on Tuesday. I’m anxious to see the quality of the printing. I’ve heard mixed reviews of Blurb’s quality control, but I did sign up for their B3 program for professional photographers that promises more consistent and better quality printing. We’ll see.
They also have a new large size – 12×12 inches – which I chose, even though it drives the price up significantly. I hope it is worth it.
I’ll post here once I see an actual copy of this – but I’m certainly excited to see the results.
UPDATE: I did receive my book and it was better than I was expecting. Perhaps it was lowered expectations, but the print quality was actually quite good and the color matching was about 90% of the way there. Only a few of the bluer images were not right on. I look forward to trying this service again in the future.
I’m also excited to mention my upcoming group show at the Carver Hill Gallery in Rockport, Maine. The Midcoast Chroma show promises to be quite good as it includes some amazing photographers. You can read a bit more about the show in the Village Soup, as well as at the current exhibition page of Carver Hill itself.
The opening for the show is this Saturday, 2-5 pm, and the show runs until June 13th.
Some of the promotional material, including sample images from each photographer, is below:
I was ecstatic to learn at the opening of the Maine Photography Show 2009 that my image Moonrise, Penobscot Bay was awarded First Place in the Color Category and Best in Show! You can find news stories about the show in the Maine Sunday Telegram, among other locations. See the previous post for a large copy of the image…
The Maine Photography Show is up through this weekend in Boothbay Harbor.
The Maine Photography Show, curated by Carl Little, provides an on-line showcase for Maine photographers. This is its first year in existence. My piece Eagle Lake from Acadia last year was selected for the show and can be found at the above link.
Two days ago on Sept. 10th, my gallery VoxPhotographs held an opening for all 8 of the contemporary photographers represented by the gallery. Two of my pieces were represented in the group show, which are shown below:
The show was a great success and I enjoyed meeting both fans of photography and other photographers. On-line press preceding the event included the Village Soup and the Maine Art Scene.
Welcome to my new photography blog entitled 56×56, which will focus on my own photography (both new images and news) as well as whatever random photography topics on which I feel like posting. This will supplement my primary photography website.
I contribute to two other blogs. First and foremost, The Jade Tower is my personal blog which centers around my family, particularly my daughter Eliza. I also contribute with occasional technical articles to the blog for my photography gallery, VoxPhotographs.
We’ll see how this all develops – and feel free to comment with any suggestions, criticisms, or requests.