Most days I walk through the English countryside. Sometimes it’s cold, sometimes it’s wet and sometimes the sky is so blue it’s a joy to experience. But every day the countryside is an inspiration to me and VISTA is the result of that inspiration.
This photo book is the completion of a three year project. It is an articulation of the English countryside around me and man’s influence upon it. This resource divides opinion, but has great benefits and beauty in equal measure.
The book is split into different sections:
Majesty: looking at the sheer beauty of the English countryside
Texture: a journey through the complexity of texture, rhythm and flow in flora and fauna
Dark: moving forward creatively towards expression at its limits
Owner: using historical context to define land tenure
Fringelands: the results of when man and the countryside collide
A4 portrait quality hardback photography book
with 56 pages.150gsm silk page
Introduction by the Author
45 colour plates
5 black and white plates
RRP for this book is £19.99
How you can help?
Vista is now at its final stages of development. The images and text are arranged ready to be published by Harts of Saffron Walden. They are a renowned printing company with a long history and fine reputation.
I have published before and have an established a set of trusted contacts. They will be used to sell the book.
I currently have a public exhibition of prints from VISA showing at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge UK
To help me finalise the project I require £350 in total to achieve a limited print run of 30 pieces, 28 hardback and 2 special limited editions hardback entitled ‘Vista Echoes’. Publishing date is March 2016. UK shipping is free and world wide shipping is available at extra cost. By helping you can own a future investment and be part of a contemporary photo book experience that is important in so many ways.
Vista is not just a book it's a way of thinking. For the length of the project I have set up a specific webpage www.twardpw.co.uk It will feature competitions, updates, ideas and a blog on the project. Your participation is essential so see you there. Remember we ALL own the landscape!
Risks and challenges
Any book is a challenge. But with my track record and the fact that the full book is arranged and ready to send to the publishers. I would hope there will be no issues. If their are I can work quickly to rectify them. I have chosen a local publishers with a long history and great products. They already sell my first publication and we have a great working relationship.
I shall keep in contact with any backers on a weekly basis to ensure transparency.
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