For a part of our project we are required to produce a self-initiated visual project responding to the notion of ‘storytelling’. We can present our work in the form of either a printed book or magazine/zine, a video, an exhibition or a web-based project. I have chosen to create a photo book as I enjoy creating these more and want to experiment different ways in doing so.
I have created a hardback book before and printed it through blurb and really liked the end results. Instead of playing it safe and doing that again, I want to explore other ways I can create my book that best presents my in a way that it fit my projects theme. I don’t want to create a hardback book if my idea ends up being more raw and gritty instead of clean and polished.
Below are some ideas of photo books I have come across whist researching:
I researched both homemade and digitally made books.
I also looked in the book ‘Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto’ by Bruno Ceschel. Pictured below are some pages of the book that I liked.
Another book I looked at was ‘Behind the Zines: Self-Publishing Culture’. In this book it features how the zine was made. Examples below: