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Sunday, 30 August 2015


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I will be ordering this book to share with my students. What a great project and collaboration between artists!

If you're interested in more images of this kind, there are lots of poets on my Photoshelter site http://sarsgard.photoshelter.com along with other portraits of not-so-well-known celebrities.

Thanks for this, Mike and Carl. I love this style of portraiture and lately have been looking for away back into contemporary photography, so this will be perfect!

I ordered mine. Books like this have more to really say about photography than most of us realize.

This looks like quite a successful project. My knowledge of poetry and its world is nearly nil. But I would imagine that such a collection of portraits would be a wonderful treasure for anyone who loved contemporary poetry.

This does bring to mind a very similar project. Behind Photographs: Archiving Photographic Legends, by Tim Mantoani was a very successful project to create large-format Polaroid portraits of renowned living photographers with a print of one of their best known images. It was a very well-done book which is now available only in the after-market, but at reasonable prices. It's well worth grabbing a clean copy while you can (if you're interested in photography).

Re marcin wuu's question on book printing techniques, 'The Printed Picture' by Richard Benson, a MoMA exhibition catalogue from 2008, was reviewed in these hallowed pages by Geof Witting (2008). I was and remain delighted by this book. It describes some of the techniques and problems in a very accessible way; it's still available today on Amazon.

This is interesting for me, because I do a lot of photo printing, usually duo, or tritones for photographic albums, and it's something that I do as a DTP specialist - I mean, converting RGB to duotone when laying out the book. And it's cheaper in print where I come from - but perhaps it's market specific thing.
Thanks for the answer. Food for thought - perhaps I should charge more.

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