Why pamphlet stitch an artist book?

For some reason this morning I had a bit of an aha! moment; that one thing that is not included in the Singular Images Press media kit for my artist book, The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow, is that as a pamphlet stitch binding would resulting in a lay-flat book. The relevance of any... Continue Reading →

Double gate-fold feedback

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow (book-dummy) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – I like to think I follow my own advice. One of the many aspects of creating a physical book-dummy is to be able to have show-n-tell moments with other artists, photographers, friends, curators, bookstores and the like. At the start of every one of my... Continue Reading →

Developing a Book-dummy PDF – part 2

In my previous article, I provided the stating frame work for creating a low resolution book-dummy using Blurb's BookWright for publisher submissions or obtaining feedback from friends. For those who have used Burb to create a book pdf, you are probably aware of one of the major drawbacks that I discussed earlier; the resulting two-page... Continue Reading →

Developing a Book-dummy PDF

First, fair warning, to cover this subject it is going to take a couple of posts, so this is the first of two. The second article is linked up here. As many of you know, I lead a book development workshop that gets into the nitty-gritty of defining a book project. We start with discussing... Continue Reading →

Tighter Edit

Instant Nomad #4065 copyright Douglas Stockdale Editing a body of work and paring it down to manageable size is always daunting. I recall that while working on my book Ciociaria, I started with over 4,000 images and my initial goal was to distill that down to 100 for the final edit by the publisher. While... Continue Reading →

Book Cover Comp – What the Font?

I am currently in the midst of finalizing my book concept for Instant Nomad, my investigation of travel and anxiety, as I mentioned in my last post about testing photographs in my book-dummy. I have had some ideas of what my book cover might look like, but now realize that it was time to get... Continue Reading →

Book Development Virtual Workshop – LACP

Gardening For Ordnance, book-dummy copyright Douglas Stockdale My Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) workshop, Developing Your Creative Photo Book, due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be virtual on Zoom this year. This book workshop will be a series of three-hour Zoom virtual segments spread over a span of four sessions starting on Saturday, March... Continue Reading →

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