Time Marches On

Time marches on and I am making really good progress on my project.  Two books are about 90% done.  I made the ‘mistake’ of running them by my friend Jeff and he suggested adding a colophon.  Not knowing what that was he explained it to me…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colophon_(publishing) Each book will now have this as the last page.    Here is what the text on this page will look like:
ColophonAll images are contact printed from digital
negatives using the kallitype process and
gold toned on 310gsm Arches Platine paper.
Images have been coated with Renaissance

Cover Font: Zapfino
Colophon Font: Zapfino and Cochin

Binding:  Accordion, book board with
Batik Floating Flowers on Black Fine Paper

Images, printing, and binding:
Amanda Dussault 2011

Book 1 of 3
Edition:    /5

For those that are keeping track, yes, I am committing myself to making 5 editions of these books.  5 X 3 = 15 total books.  Could it be that some of you will get some super cool Christmas presents??
My instructor, Gayle, also took a look and commented on both my choice of images and the ordering and made some really good suggestions.
What all this means is I need to reprint the accordion book of columns to add an additional page and rework the ordering just a bit.  Because the accordion can be looked at two ways – as a book or as one long string of images – I need to make sure that image order works for both.
The Japanese Stab bound book of trees will also get a colophon added as well as having one or two images replaced and the ordering tinkered with.
I have a lot of work ahead of me…

Series 3: The Windows

This series needs some work.    I have five – I need 16.    For the last few weeks I have been concentrating mostly on the first two sets.   I have the columns printed – it’s pretty awesome if I do say so myself.  I am  hoping to get the trees printed and bound this weekend.  Then it’s onto the windows.  Here are a few to give you some idea of the direction I am going…as before, comments welcome.

Series 2: The Columns

I am not quite sure how it started; me photographing column bases.  Visiting Italy probably has something to do with it.  Italy, with all its beautiful architecture and history, has lovely, lovely columns.  They are everywhere and I simply love them.

Chicago, Ottawa, Utica, Naperville; have fantastic columns – I am on the look out to photograph them all.  Below are the images I will use in the accordion book portion of my project.  I would love some input from you – what works, what doesn’t.  Do you like the order or should I switch it up?

I do have a number of alternate columns that I could use if any of these don’t quite fit.  I am looking forward to your feedback!