Rafal Milach: Black Sea of Concrete
As many of you know, the Blurb Photography Book Now Contest is open and running for 2011. I’m still somewhat amazed by the number of photographers who DON’T enter this contest. Yes, I work for Blurb, part-time, so factor that in if you wish, but this contest, in my humble opinion, is simply fantastic. The video below, which I found on the FlakPhoto Vimeo Channel, is of former winner Rafal Milach and his “Black Sea of Concrete.” This is the kind of work you are up against, and as important, the design you are up against. Take a look at the judges, the prizes and the potential and decide whether or not you have what it takes to give it a go. Remember, it isn’t a photography contest. This is a photography book contest. Big difference. Oh, and if you haven’t subscribed to FlakPhoto’s Vimeo page you should.
I’ve looked through this book dozens of times and find the images and design to be a near perfect match. There is a quiet feel to the design and photographs that reflect the location, the story and the photographer’s method. The tones and mood match the physical book. The cover makes me wonder and want to KNOW what is inside, and the photographs are as much like paintings as they are images. If you don’t have this book, might think of adding it to your collection.