New Pinhole eBook
14 November, 2016
It's no secret that photography is an all-consuming passion of mine. It has been and continues to be a journey of exploration in my life. It has opened my eyes to a world that would otherwise have gone unnoticed and, more recently has shown me a world I didn't know existed.
The known world I'm referring to is reflected in my landscape and portrait work while the unknown world revealed itself when I recently discovered pinhole photography. This new work is rich with atmosphere, emotion and mood. The images have a ghostly feel to them. They don't look like they came from the modern world, rather, a place out of time, at odds with our reality.
My wife Linda says she wishes it was called something else. "Pinhole Photography" is mostly alien to people and, when I try to describe the process to non-photographers, I can see their eyes glazing over or they completely misconstrue what it truly is.
So the best way for me to share this new passion is simply to showcase it. I decided to create a book entitled "Stills from a Dream" because it forced me to put the images in some kind of order. It also encouraged me to prioritize the photographs that spoke to me the loudest. Many of them went together in the form of a story. The words included in the book were inspired by the images themselves.
Seeing my own work on a printed page gives the photographs much more weight and significance. Although I love the convenience of a laptop or tablet, there is no substitute for the tactile experience of holding a book and flipping through the pages. It also forces me to give each image the time it deserves to be seen and savored. We are all guilty of a short attention span while using electronic devices.
Unfortunately, it is cost-prohibitive to produce and sell a physical book to the public but I am having a single copy printed for my own bookshelf. In the meantime, an eBook is the best compromise.
This particular genre is an acquired taste, I'll not argue with that. It is not as conventional and instantly appealing as some of my other, more traditional photography. Having said that, I hope it is worthy of your time and attention.
You can head over to the Book Store for more details on how to purchase this eBook. As always, thank you for your support.
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