Photobook

Since I discovered blurb.com well over a year ago, I’ve wanted to make a photobook.  But I’ve never come around to actually make one. My indecisiveness has always gotten me. What kind of photobook should I make? I’ve dwelled with this topic for a long time. The furtherest I got was to start on a book called which I named ‘not color’ and I added one picture in blac and white. I never got around to do more.

Now I’m there again. I want to make a photobook. But this time I actually have an idea. Can you believe that? I actually have an idea! I just get standing ovations just because of that. Hah.

My 365 doors project sure deserves a book. Think about how cool it would be to have a huge book with 365 different doors in it. I came up with the idea yesterday and it didn’t take long time to decide how I wanted the book to be. I see it like this:

  • intro: me telling about the project. How it came to life, how I did it etc.
  • either one or two doors on on page. I would prefer one, but then the book would cost too much!
  • naming the street and maybe say something about the door / about taking the picture
  • after a milestone (like after 50 doors, 100 doors etc) I will write a little bit about how it’s going.
  • black pages (or maybe white), but most likel

Oh, I have such a clear vision of how I want this to be.  And In my head it looks really good.

Well… all this grant that I actually will finish this project. I need at least more doors than I have now. I think the limits go at 100 doors. That is some over three months of doors and something that can be done. Less than 100 doors is not something to make a book about.

I started on the book yesterday. Of course I had to upload the latest blurb-version which too so long and almost made my computer crash. Yu can’t use itunes and blurb on the same time, god forbid! *rolls eyes* Sigh!  But anway, I uploaded all the door pictures I had (14 yesterday) and put one on each page. That looks the best. After I found out how much it would cost to print a book with over 365 pages I came up with the idea to put two doors on some pages. You know, I would have to pay about 72 euro (tax and shipping not included) to print the book! Whoa! That’s quite a lot of money!

My plan from now on is to upload one more page to the book each day. And do that at the same time I upload it to flickr. Then I won’t be so behind and have to do a lot of work all at once. I think that is a smart way to do it.

I’m already quite excited about this book! I think this will be an incentiv to go on and keep up the project. I’m not nearly bored / fed up of it yet. But who knows what will happened in a month or so?

Right now I’m on full force towards 365 doors! Only 351 to go……

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