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making dummies

The text proofed, the layouts tweaked and final adjusted and edited image files complete. Two years of work left on a plane yesterday. Bound for The Netherlands, the files are to be hand delivered to the director of the Noorderlicht Foundation by my friend Jeroen Kramer, a Dutch (former)war photographer living in Lebanon. Last year … Continue reading

getting personal with Nabokov

From Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999, p.9: The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. There is alway a question about the genesis of a project. Where did the idea come from/what were … Continue reading

testing, testing, one two three

The last few weeks I’ve been making final adjustments to the images. Tweaking color balance, shadows, highlights, etc. on the way towards having the project turned in and getting pre-press proofs before the final printing. I’m also taking this opportunity in the process to make a new dummy—the ‘final’ one (aren’t they all final? …you … Continue reading

Welcome to Oculus

In September October of this year, the Noorderlicht Foundation (Stichting Fotografie Noorderlicht/Stichting Aurora Borealis) will publish my 4th monograph: Oculus. I’ve been working on Oculus for a little over two years now. This is a relatively short time to complete a photographic book project, for me especially. With Oculus, I’ve quickly gone from conception to realization. … Continue reading