Very excited to get my two new book projects out into the word this week. I am grateful as always for the support from my friends, family and fellow artists. This project has been kicking around for months and months, but it wasn’t until a return to Naples in December that I was able to really focus on the thrust of this work. It was the return visit to Italy that really clarified things for me, and what ultimately pushed me to produce two separate books of photos.
From a design standpoint, the book layout was a bit of departure for me. First of all was the decision to include both color and black and white photos throughout the book. Breaking that self-inflicted barrier was a huge leap of faith for me. I also worked with a very different “grid” for the pages. Instead of simply dropping in one photo per page, I really explored combining photos of different sizes in a spread, as well as using two, three or four images per spread. I found this both challenging and liberating.