In week 7 we were asked to produce a second dummy of our work in progress book about of our project. As I was working on this activity, I took some time out to look at The Photobook. A history. Vol. III (Parr and Badger, 2014,p.153) I like the cover and style of the book Assassination of Baltard, 1972 by French photographer and photo historian Jean-Claude Gautrand. I like the almost spaghetti western style blocky bold font, and the colour from red to white worked well with the illustration. I also like the white space around the images within the book, a cinematic feel and the square images also work very well together with the landscape format.

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(Parr and Badger, 2014,p.153) Jean-Claude Gautrand (Assassination of Baltard, 1972) book cover and sample pages

In the same book, I also reflected on the book and images (Bird Cages of Greece) by photographer Elias Petropoulos (Parr and Badger, 2014,p.156), whose work is about the cultural significance of his bird cages and in his street vendor work the layouts of establishments he photographed. I think this is very similar to my work in that I am looking for cultural differences of both barber shops in Hong Kong and the wider world.

In his book layout, we can see the use of space in between the images to help focus on the particular type of work.

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(Bird Cages of Greece) by photographer Elias Petropoulos (Parr and Badger, 2014,p.156),

Here is my printed copy using Lightroom book features and custom tweaks, I exported to PDF and then printed in booklet format on a standard inkjet printer on ordinary inkjet white paper the background around the picture was printed in light grey, and  I cut and trimmed each page and used some double sided sticky tape also. I use some black tied elasticated string to bind the pages, this allows you to open the pages fully and is quite flat. I have some more book cover templates also, which I may try if I get time.

 

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Set up of tools needed, I used a black elastic string with just enough tension to hold the gutter together, but allow the pages to open freely
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Each page had to be printed and arranged in the right order and stuck together using double sided tape
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Each Page had to be trimmed and folded to face the correct page

 

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Pages 1-32 of Layout of book
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Pages 33-64- of Layout of book

Parr, M. and Badger, G. (2014). The Photobook. A history. Vol. III. 1st ed. London: Phaidon Press Ltd, p.153.

Parr, M. and Badger, G. (2014). The Photobook. A history. Vol. III. 1st ed. London: Phaidon Press Ltd, p.156.

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