The new version of my book: Transience is now available and I am really pleased how my proof copy looks. After the original being 12" x 12" I thought anything smaller would be a bit of a damp squib. But I am very pleased to say that even in the smaller format it still looks really nice.
I always wonder if some of this stuff comes across as insincere PR or the overly positive guff you might get from a sales person but my land art ramblings are always just my honest thoughts, sometimes funny, sometimes dark or sometimes plain old gibberish. I have no artistic traning and am an accidental land artist who just chanced upon something, one day, that I enjoy doing and it is the same with the books I have published. All I did was have a go, I had no idea how any of it would work out.
When I created the first one I can't tell you what a thrill it was to see my own photos, let alone artworks, in a real hardbound book. I never dreamt that this is something I would do or see especially after such a short time of actually creating natural sculptures.
With all I've learnt about photography, use of light, processing pictures for print, making sculptures and putting together a book over the last couple of years I am now finally happy with all the elements and there is nothing I want to improve about this one. I think it is perfect just the way it is.
I just don't want that to sound too conceited as I find it quite strange to find myself saying all this, as all this was was a hobby that just snowballed from nowhere.
Anyway the original large format Transience (now retitled 'Special Edition') was created to be my portfolio to show anyone that I needed to, and, to be honest, because I wanted one so that I could see my pictures in print! As such it contains 165 photos across 158 pages but none of my stories. It is a little more expensive than 'Land Art' or 'Wheel of Life' as it uses better quality, heavier paper. But I think that it is all the better for it and the prints have more depth and sharpness and I would hope anyone who owns one will be very happy with it and of course it would make a great Christmas gift. I know I'd be happy if Santa brought me one! ;-)
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