Posts Tagged ‘photography’

New Industrial Scars Book

I am about to publish my second book, Industrial Scars: Photographs of the Hidden Costs of Consumption with Papadakis Publisher. The book will be a collection of pictures showing the giant machines that produce the consumer goods we take for granted, and abstract-expressionist images of the waste and pollution it leaves behind, the “hidden costs” of the industry.

Check back on this page for news, updates, special events and excerpts of the book!


Real Life Heroes

23/11/2010 1 comment

It’s nice to have heroes, and nicer to meet them and have them live up to your anticipation.

Jim Hansen is just such a man: an honest, skeptical citizen looking for the truth, and willing to keep saying it, in spite of opposition. He recently received the Blue Planet Prize and his message rings no less powerful.

I’m honored to have him as a contributor in The Day After Tomorrow: Images Of Our Earth In Crisis.

What to Cover

After all the work and dialog about the content of the book, going over picture choice and text editing endlessly, re-editing and corrections and rules of English, we come finally to the cover.

Of course the first question is image selection; everyone has their preference, and valid reasons for the choice.

Once the image is agreed, then text.

Trips to bookstores to see which designs on the shelves grab the eye.

And then you start to ponder how the books are displayed; how the placement decisions are made and handed down, whether the book’s landscape format will handicap it in a portrait world.

Of course these are imponderables, but you grapple anyway.

And ultimately you have to go with what your gut tells you, after absorbing as much input as possible.

Remember your initial impulse and stay on that line.

Trust yourself.

An Introduction

This will be an outlet for all things book-related! Check back soon and often for the latest news, updates, information, and special events, all relating to my new book, The Day After Tomorrow: Images of Our Earth in Crisis, published by powerHouse Books in cooperation with Random House, due to be released this November, 2010.