I’ve bought a few large, coffee table photography books (Michael Kenna, John Sexton and Nick Brandt are some of my recent purchases), and they’re beautiful works of art. Heavy paper, with rich, large prints that fill the page– you just can’t compare it to looking at pictures on the internet. You have to hold their photos in your hands to really appreciate how beautiful they are.
For the last nine years, I’ve been traveling to the far northeast corner of America every October, to a small island where I spend a week photographing the landscape at Acadia National Park. Now, I’ve put all my best images into my first coffee table photography book. I’ve been planning this book for years, and have spent a lot of time over the past few months putting it all together… and I’m really excited about how beautiful this is going to be. A professional book designer is doing the layout, and a book publisher with experience creating photography art books is doing the printing.
I wanted total control of which pictures would go in the book, as well as all the design elements, so I made the decision to self-publish the book. Unfortunately, publishing a book is incredibly expensive so I’m using Kickstarter to raise funds for the printing costs. If I get the money needed for an initial print run of 1,000 copies, I’ll be covering the remaining expenses of distributing the book and rewards for everyone who backs the project. If all goes to plan, the book will be done by mid-summer.
The book will be big (12×12 inches), with large color and black and white prints. Panoramas will cover the double page spreads, measuring almost two feet wide. The book is 144 pages long, with notes at the back about how I made some of the images, as well as some background information on Acadia.
If you’d like to get a copy of the book, please consider supporting my Kickstarter project by pre-ordering a copy starting at $50 (retail price will be about $60). On Kickstarter, you pledge money to back a project, and get rewards for different levels of support. I’m giving out copies of the book, large wall prints and a photography workshop with me in Acadia (or in Chicago) as just some of the rewards for backers of the project. If the project doesn’t get the full funding, you won’t be charged for your pledge, so you won’t lose money if you decide to back the project.
To find out more and watch a short video I made to promote the book, visit my Kickstarter page here.
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I really believe this could be the most beautiful book you’ve ever owned. Below are some samples of images from the book. Email me with any questions. Thanks for your support!