MA in Photography, Falmouth University, Module 3, Surfaces and Strategies
Strategy: I made a decision to be expedient about how to create my photobook based on time, learning to date about zines, books and self publishing. What I have called Photobook One is actually a self-assembly book. Six have been made so far; one as the prototype and record of content and the other 5 are boxed and ready for sale at Opus Restaurant, Birmingham, along with my prints, see figure 1.
Each box contains 15 postcards, printed borderless, showing 6 projects within my overall Pause Project. The project introduction sheet was printed onto sheets of tracing paper and guillotined to exactly match the size of the postcard print sheets – this medium was chosen to create a translucent page distinct from the cover and postcards. The font was Trebuchet MS. I have sliced up several A3 prints to create the ‘covers’ which were folded and glued in a book-making jig. Then a carefully and exactly folded (to A6) A4 guidance sheet is presented as a suggested editing series for the book (allowing people of course to use the postcards discrete too if they choose (figure 3)). Finally a 19mm bulldog clip to hold it together after assembly, figure 2.
I will be intrigued to see if any of these sell (priced at £10 per box) – if not it will be a signal of the wrong approach.
I have not found a way of printing my details and copyright on the rear of the postcard paper which is a disadvantage considering the loose leaf nature of the boxed prints.
I would wish to develop skills in Adobe Indesign for future script layouts.