Okay, so someone pointed out to me today that I've been lacking on the updates, so I will try and be better about posting them as we get closer to project completion... Here's whats been going on recently:
The book layout has been started and I am now in the process of selecting images for the book. I still have scanning that I'm doing, and I will filling the book with only the very best :)
I've been researching publishers and looking at print quality, and I'm really excited about the quality of the books that will be delivered.
I've been able to get all of the books in a larger size, so that everyone will be getting a better product altogether. The books will all be 12x12", both for the $100 pledgees and $200 pledgees. The difference is, the $200 pledgees will be getting a 16x20" print of their choice in addition to their book.
To pick up the pace, I've started being selective with the images that I am scanning for the book. My intentions in the long run are to scan all of the images, but with the deadline for the book, I have started going through the images, pulling the best and only scanning those. I will scan all of the remaining images after there are no time constraints. This method has worked out great so far, as I've been using a light table and slide magnifier to go through them and pick out the best. It's multiplied my productivity, since I am only keeping a couple of images a roll as possible book entries. Without having to scan them all to see them, it's making it a lot quicker to get through all of the images in time.
I've started adding a few available prints to the website. These will be the prints that pledgees will be able to chose from to have as their reward. I will be adding a ton more, I just haven't added them yet. By the time print choosing rolls around, there will be plenty to chose from, and if you don't see the one you'd like, you can request it. You can see the print gallery here: http://deanbullock.co/prints
Recent Photo Shoot with Dean
I’ve been wanting to photograph my Grandfather Dean for a while now. I finally had the chance to go and visit him to take some photographs. It is hard to see him so old and frail, but it is such an honor to have known him throughout my life and to get to call him family. If you’ve been following the photography project that I’ve been doing of his work you’ll know how special his talent was and how much love he had for family and life.
I know we won’t have him here on this Earth for much longer, and I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to share some time with him. Love you Deano. (see the photos bigger on my blog here: http://mattmcdaniel.co/my-grandpa/ )