photobook: its dual character
This limited edition photobook, which was printed by Momento Pro in Sydney, arrived via TNT courier at the studio in Encounter Bay late Tuesday afternoon. This is one form of self-publishing in the age of post-digital publishing. There is a long history to photography coming into books.
The book has been designed to supplement my prints in the forthcoming 2019 Mallee Routes exhibition at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. It has a hard, white cover, the paper stock is Lustre 190gsm and 6 colour printing was used. Though this meant that it was more expensive to produce than the earlier Mallee Routes book, it does look classy and the images do look pretty good.
Like the exhibition itself the book is divided into 3 sections: absent history, space/place and unknown futures. The text has been downplayed as the book has been designed to place the emphasis on the photos. As part of the exhibition it is another way of presenting my photos to the conventional model of framed or unframed prints on a gallery wall.