Sami Nabeel's 'Melodies From Jordan', was produced to accompany his exhibition. It was printed as a short-run, 100 copy, first edition, HP Indigo printed book – hand sewn and finished at my home studio.
Bunshri Chandaria wanted to produce both English and Gujarati versions of her conertina book 'Redemption'.
There are many ways to flatplan books, print and bind them – here from a single sheet of paper.
It's all in the detail. It's also about making something that is unique to the photographer's vision. Here, a specially typeset stamp was created for Sami Nabeel's books and limited edition prints.
EDDIE EPHRAUMS – PHOTOBOOK MAKING
There has never been a better or more exciting time to make photobooks.
Incredible advances in short-run digital ink and inkjet print technology have turned the photographer's dream of making beautifully crafted books into a truly affordable reality. However, one thing hasn't changed: photobook making employs a range of skills beyond the normal experience of being a photographer. This has inspired me to offer a range of workshops, photobook mentoring and professional book consultancy
– the latter through my company Envisage Books.
I make photobooks with individuals and organisations who want to create one-off inkjet printed books, or short run, limited edition, digitally printed ones, or high volume offset-litho books. In all of this, I draw on 25+ years experience of being a photographer, photobook maker and printer.
I also run a range of other workshops, including fine-art inkjet printing, as well as one-to-one portfolio and exhibition printing, with particular emphasis on b&w, although I am equally
happy with colour.
A PERSONAL APPROACH TO PHOTOBOOK MAKING
Over the years I've worked with well-known and aspiring photographers alike, on a wide variety of books – including many award-winning publications. I believe in establishing a personal currency for each book. This is the value the photographer aims to get from making and sharing a book with their audience, as well as the profit that can be made from selling books and Collector's Edition books with prints.
Photobook making is a multi-disciplinary, challenging and exciting process, that will take any
photographer's work to the next level. So, where and how do we start?
HOW DO WE BEGIN… ?
The first step is to talk through your ideas, to identify where you're at.
It doesn't matter what stage your book is at. You might not even think you have a concept. You do!
Sometimes, all we need is the encouragement or some practical support to take the next step.
Do drop me an email, or give me a call, and together we can make your photobook a reality.