Blind Spots: A Photo Book
Blind Spots: A Photo Book
A collection of minimalist photos of the everyday, by a long-time photographer, first-time publisher.
A collection of minimalist photos of the everyday, by a long-time photographer, first-time publisher. Read more
I processed my first roll of film almost thirty years ago, in a darkroom at the end of a third-floor hallway of the high school I went to in Montreal. Somehow I remember that, but I couldn't tell you what was on the roll of film. Maybe I botched the processing.
I had my own darkroom for several years in the 1990s, but eventually sold the equipment in '99. I didn't stop shooting, but photography did move to the background for a few years until I bought my first digital camera, in 2006.
In the years since, photography has again become a more consistent part of my life. Digital made it easy, of course, since I could always have a small camera on me at all times (and eventually just my phone), to capture an image wherever and whenever I happened to be.
If there's anything to tie together the photos that will be part of this book, it's that everyday quality of the subjects. These are not shots I planned, or actively went looking for — they're things I simply stumbled upon, while running errands, or taking a walk.
The Project: Publish 1,000 Copies of the Book
I'm trying to fund an offset printing of the book (softcover). About half of these would be distributed as rewards for backers of the project. Of the rest, some would be made available for purchase online, and I'd keep some for myself, to try and distribute locally.
The money raised is mainly to cover the cost of printing the book, but will help with paying for things like frames and mattes (for some of the rewards) and shipping supplies.
Please see the FAQ, for a note on shipping fees, if you live in Toronto or Montreal.
- Number of Photos: 44 (colour)
- Format: Paperback
- Size: 6.75" x 6.75" (approx.)
SEE ALL THE PHOTOS
Head over to my photo site, if you'd like to see the complete set of photographs that will be in the book.
Risks and challenges
Hopefully, there won't be too many surprises.
I prepared the layout of the book, ordered samples from two different online publishers, and settled on which one I'll use (blurb.ca).
The sample I have is a "print on demand" copy, which is a different process than offset printing. The publisher did let me know that the paper type they'll be using is different (but comparable) stock to the one used in the sample I have. I'll get a physical proof of the offset version of the book before the complete order is made, and there's an outside chance I might decide to change paper types, which would cause a delay in shipment. I don't expect that to happen, but you never know.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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