Bluewater Shore (cover, with clear poly slip-cover) 2017 copyright Douglas Stockdale
It is now time to pre-order an edition of Bluewater Shore prior to the formal book launch at Photo Independent (Los Angles, April 21-23, 2017) for a special pre-launch price of $40.00 USD (includes shipping and handling within the USA) (Note: this pre-launch price has now ended). The book price will increase to $47.00 at Photo Independent. This is my version of a crowd-funding for this book project!
Introduction: A semi-fictional visual narrative about a young woman’s holiday with family and friends, an exciting unescorted trip to the shore which is set in the late 1940’s. The narrative investigates a new sense of independence for women that occurred during and following World War II. The limited edition, hand assembled book was developed from repurposed vernacular photographs that are in my family archive. The book’s concept and design was inspired by Kodak and Ansco promotional booklets that were available with dime/drug stores film processing in the 1950’s and into the 1960’s and in my family archive.
My book investigates American culture, time, memory and nostalgia. This is a sequel to Pine Lake, my 2013 artist book which was recognized by Elizabeth Avedon as one of her Best Photographic Books for 2014.
Concept, development & design: Douglas Stockdale copyright 2017
Flip-book, stiff covers, prong binding, hand-inscribed cover, hand-inscribed poly slip case, 32 pages, 16 black & white photographs, size: 7 ½” x 6” (190 mm x 155 mm)
Self-published artist book, limited edition of 99 + 5 A/P; price $47.00 USD (44 €, 37.5 £, 5,230 ¥,)
Fultone© digital lithography printed by Dual Graphics, Brea, CA (USA)
Additional photographs: www.douglasstockdale.com (Bluewater Shore – artist book)
I will need you to email me and let me know that the check is in the mail (or we can do a PayPal invoice for credit cards) for the number of copies you want; firstname.lastname@example.org
I think you will find this to be a very charming story about what might have happened with this band of brave, young, adventuresome women.
Note: First my sincere thanks to all of you who pre-ordered Bluewater Shore, your enthusiastic response was wonderful is very much appreciated! 25% of the edition was gone in two weeks and this allowed me to prepare for the book’s launch at Photo Independent on April 21st. Thank you!
Post note: I am honored that Bluewater Shore was selected by Elizabeth Avedon as one of her Best Photographic Books for 2017.