Blurb Color Pocket and Trade Books
Okay folks, a fun announcement here. Blurb just released their trade and pocket books in color. What are trade and pocket books you ask? Well, they are the, until now, black and white only, small books used mostly for text. Now, photographers being the crafty people they are, quickly adopted this format for a variety of things including small zine’s and art books. My “On Approach” book is an example of such book. The first thing I thought when I saw the black and white trade sizes was, “I wish I could get that in color.” Well, now we can. These books are by no means a replacement for anything. These books are not heavyweight art paper or designed for the monograph. They are affordable, approachable and born to be positioned in new ways. They are made with a white, uncoated stock that actually works really well for your scribbly handwriting in addition to your photographs! For those of you Leica users, this entire book was done with two M6’s and a 35mm and 50mm lens. Panama was slightly different for me in terms of my approach. I had no story, no idea, no plan, no theme or project. I just went. I went to just look and make snapshots. I hadn’t done this in many, many years, and I have to say…it was fantastic and something that had an impact on my current project. TRI-X and Portra 400 were the films used.