Despite a complete lack of public demand, I have just self published a book on Blurb;)
Actually, lets make this clear, this book is for me, but if for some reason other people wish to buy it, then they can do, it’s listed at cost price so I ain’t making any kind of profit, at least initially. I wanted to put together a book of my favourite industrial / urbex images as due to changed circumstances (newborn child and increasing workload in my day job), I’m not going to be able to do as much of this type of photography as I have done over the past 5-7 years or so, or at least not for a while.
So, I’ve been slowly putting together a book for the past few months or so, and through an iterative process (i.e. regular tinkering), I’ve ended up with something that I’m quite pleased with, and will hopefully keep me inspired when I’m stuck in a hotel room in Dusseldorf or up to my knees in nappies.
Ok, so that’s my rationale for doing it, what is it? Mechanical Landscapes is a collection of what I think are the best photos I’ve taken over the past few years, and it’s a bit of a mish mash of urbex, and a few official visits of both abandoned and live sites. I’ll be the first to admit it’s not particularly cohesive, but I like to think that the strength lies in the photography rather then the sites as there’s actually very few ‘significant’ sites in, but you may think that as a photographer I’m as shit as some of the places I’ve been, and you may have a point. However, there’s been enough traffic to theviewfromthenorth.org and enough positive comments to make me think I’m doing something right as a photographer!!
The book contains 160 pages and as an introductory launch offer, I am selling the books at cost price! So the paperback start at £25.95, £31.95 for the hardback and £33.95 for the imagewrap. Premium paper is also highly recommended, but prices will soon be increasing!
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