Stretched across five continents, EXPLORE has the power to create your portal for adventure. My fourth book of epic-exposure imagery is a true collection of my artwork and journeys to date. Endless stories from amazing travels. Inspiration to go and see some of the great intersections of ocean and earth. Open to any page and savor the dramatic, often other-worldly images and the stories behind them.
Stand at the edge and feel inspired.
Below are a few spreads to showcase the creative direction and vision we are taking. Putting together 7 years of work takes a team.
So thankful to have Claudia Mir on Graphics and Design and Cathryn Castle on Words and Vision. Please keep in mind that the final layout might change ever so slightly, but likely very little.
- EXPLORE is bound in linen and feels rich and textured in the hand, and the images are printed on thick archival papers.
- The book is 244 pages long (subject to change) It also includes an amazing world map to put you on top of the locations.
- The cover and spine will be debossed with custom design and title
- The size is 12" x 12", so it's pretty big. It opens nice and wide.
- It also includes an amazing world map to put you on top of the locations.
Imagine your friends at your house as they experience this artbook. Open it to any page and you’ll be transported to the edge of a continent—the intersection of ocean and earth. Breathe in the spirit of adventure as you read about these exotic locales and what it took me to capture the stunning imagery. Envision your own adventures into nature. And art.
For many years it has been a challenge to find a printer that can replicate and match my fine art prints. The art of printing books in black and white has largely been lost. It was with great pleasure when I found EBS in Verona Italy several years ago to print my last book (Between Worlds).
It's never about the printing press, but it IS always about the craftsman. Attention to detail is a quality I hold dear. EBS shares the same sentiments.
That is why EXPLORE will be printed in Verona, Italy. Just imagine a book, handcrafted with the loving care and attention to detail of a fine pair of hand-stitched Italian leather shoes. Using special Tritone inks via offset press—will result in insanely rich, true black with no color cast or “shadowing” in it. The printing is deep and delicious, on the most brilliant (and expensive) Italian stock. The book itself is carefully assembled and wrapped in a tightly woven linen, and then debossed with an awesome design created especially for this project.
The process is expensive. And worth every penny—because the result is priceless.
Teamwork makes the dream work, but not without funding.
That being said, below is an approximate representation of how the money will be put to use. As you can see, the bulk of it will go towards producing the book, which not only includes the print production and shipping costs, but paying some of the incredible people who helped us get this to the finish line with editing, marketing, and design.
As always, 1% of everything we do goes back to the Planet – 1% for the planet.
I stand at the intersection of ocean and earth, in awe. I use unique camera gear and techniques—coupled with drive and determination and patience—to create my unique vision of the surreal beauty found at the edge.
I position myself on the front lines of the natural world for hours on end, in all kinds of weather, on a mission to inspire others to be awake and aware of the beauty of earth and water and sky. This isn’t the “solo work” of an artist. It’s my shared passion. I INVITE you to join me.
I love producing the books and sharing the world with you. We cannot thank you enough for the support both past and present to bring these projects to life. We are very excited to deliver this amazing book to your doorstep, and its progression to special place in your home or office.
Whether you can pledge $1 or $5,000, we couldn’t do any of this without you.
Thank you again.
I Wish You Water,
Risks and challenges
Minimal risk. (There is always risk, no matter how unrisky something may seem.) The book design is finished. The artwork has been printed and tested. This is our 4th book, so we have a good idea of what we're doing.
Once the Kickstarter completes, the finishing touches, any customization and any stretch goals will be processed. We are On Press in Italy in late May 2018. Books will start shipping once we receive them back in USA ... estimated middle to end of August 2018 We expect books to be delivered to backers within several weeks of our receipt. "Explore" WILL make wonderful year-end gifts.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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