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A self-printed and hand-bound book displaying 50 of my favorite/best photographs between the years 2004 and 2011.
Using photography and other artistic mediums, create some sort of book with the purpose of spreading artistic visuals. I chose to create a book which showcased my photography up to that point. I used a technique for stitching/binding signatures that we learned in class in order to create the entire book by hand.
The finished book is 64 pages long and contains 50 photographs taken between 2004 and 2011. All of the photos in this book were taken by me. The book was printed on Neenah ENVIRONMENTAL series recycled paper which gives it a strong texture matte look and feel. The book measures 5.75" x 8.5" and is roughly an inch thick. The entire book was designed in InDesign and printed on the Epson 4900 inkjet printer.

Introduction (Page 1)

Photography has a funny way of writing stories ­­­— you don’t even realize it’s happening. You don’t think about it when you take a photograph. But later on, that becomes a memory: a moment in time which you can never revisit. Time continues on, you can never go back. A photograph captures your life, 1/60th of a second at a time. These small clips, little tastes of the past, tell stories, stories of your past. I’ve thought of photography in this light for a long time. I’ve been taking photos for nearly ten years and to this date — I’ve accumulated over thirty-thousand photos, thirty thousand snapshots of my past. The following sixty-two pages contain the fifty photographs which I consider to be my best work over the years. To me, each of these photos has a story — to you, they’re just cool to look at.