Photo Books and the Need to Create

Photo Books and the Need to Create

I love looking at photo books. For all the amazing technology that goes into modern high resolution computer displays there is still nothing like looking at printed images. I've been bothered for a long time by the fact that I tend to take so many photos that never leave my computer. Maybe I share them on my blog or portfolio site but I just don't get the sense of accomplishment and satisfaction of holding something I created in my hands. I hate showing my photos to people on little screens and flicking through them with a finger swipe. It just doesn't do it for me. I want to turn pages, not swipe pixels. I want to create something physical, tangible, and tactile.

A while back I decided I was going to print more. I have been doing that, mostly prints for my self at home. I've been a bit lackadaisical in creating distributable books of my work though. It is a time consuming process to do layouts and I've been working on streamlining the process so I can create them more frequently. The books I've created so far are primarily for me - to fulfill my need to create something. Art is meant to be shared and I'll of course be sharing these publications with those who are interested. I've got a little store of sorts through Magcloud and I'll be offering books for sale as they are created. For those who prefer swiping on a tablet, ebooks are available as well. A number of my ebooks are free to download. Check them out here.