Thursday, June 25, 2009

Land Art Book

Land Art Book, originally uploaded by e s c h e r.

Woo hoo! The first copy of my first book has just arrived, I am so happy! Is it a bit weird to be this excited? Hmm I am not sure but there you go!

My hands were shaking when I first opened it and it was everything I wished it to be. I put so many hours into researching how best to do it, how best to process the photographs, the layout, the words and the end result is spot on. I got the photos dead right, nice and sharp, colourful and just the right brightness. How chuffed am I?! It is a bit surreal to see your own photographs in a book when you have spent so many hours gawping at the coffee table books of Andy Goldsworthy and other artists.

I am probably going to have to make a carrying case for it made from sticks, leaves and thorns so I can take it everywhere with me and I expect I will keep it under my pillow too. Unhealthy obsession, doctor? Me? Never!

You can find my book for sale here :- Land Art by Richard Shilling.

1 comment:

Pete Woodruff said...

Looks like I'm the very first to congratulate you Rich (well on here anyhow) and heartily. I think my reactions would have been as you described yours were......God, I'm even excited myself.

Best Wishes