Fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding has licensed another photograph for a book cover via his agency, Arcangel Images. The image used for the novel “In ewiger Schuld” a thriller by author Harlan Coben is being sold in the German book market.
Maya – Pilotin und nach einem umstrittenen Einsatz aus dem Militär entlassen – blickt fassungslos auf die Filmaufnahmen ihrer Nanny-Cam: Dort spielt ihre kleine Tochter seelenruhig mit Mayas Ehemann Joe. Doch Joe wurde zwei Wochen zuvor brutal ermordet – und Maya hat tränenblind an seinem Grab gestanden. Kann Maya ihren Augen trauen? Wer würde sie so grausam täuschen? Und was geschah wirklich in der Nacht, in der Joe ermordet wurde? Um Antworten auf all ihre Fragen zu finden, muss Maya sich den düsteren Geheimnissen nicht nur ihrer eigenen Geschichte stellen. Sie muss auch tief in die Vergangenheit von Joes reicher Familie eintauchen. Doch dort ist sie plötzlich nicht mehr willkommen …
Organizing your collection of artwork and fine art photographs takes planning and thought to acheive the style you are looking for – these books can help you arrange and display your photography collection.
Decorating With Pictures by Stephanie Hoppen
Inspires the reader to go beyond conventions when selecting and hanging pictures–to plunge in and create stylish rooms with character. Ms. Hoppen gives tips on how to get started, illustrates the many possibilities for displaying pictures, and addresses specific questions of hanging, mounting, and framing, providing practical and aesthetic guidance. A directory of sources and a glossary complete the book.
At Home with Pictures: Arranging & Displaying Photos, Artwork & Collections by Paige Gilchrist
Pair pictures with the perfect mats, use inventive hanging techniques, try out different wall arrangements, and play with combinations of color. Uncertain of what to put up rather than how to do it? Then feast upon the innovative suggestions for creating themed displays, or assembling still lifes that blend pictures with everything from wooden sculptures to childhood memorabilia. Broaden your definition of a “picture” to include such fabulous things as antique game boards, painted china plates, or a key collection. With these ideas as a springboard, home-sweet-home will look more beautiful than ever.
How to Hang a Picture: And Other Essential Lessons for the Stylish Home by Jay Sacher
Like tying a Windsor knot or brewing a perfect cup of coffee, knowing how to hang art on your wall is a hallmark of everyday style and nuts-and-bolts know-how. The where, what, and whys of hanging art are an overlooked, under-appreciated line of inquiry. Most of us simply wing it with a quick eyeball and a swing of the hammer. How hard can it be? we think. What can go wrong? The answer, of course, is plenty: crumbling plaster, ruined antique laths, mismatched art hung too-close together, or a poorly-mounted photograph warping in its frame. But beyond the technical mishaps, there is a more essential lesson to be learned: The skill and consideration with which you decorate your home makes an aesthetic statement about the world you inhabit-and more importantly, when it’s done right, it very clearly looks a whole lot better.
Slim and stylish, How to Hang a Picture: And Other Essential Lessons for a Stylish Home is a user-friendly guidebook that details everything you need to know about hanging, framing, decorating and displaying art. If Strunk & White’s Elements of Style was crossed with a no-nonsense how-to manual, you will have captured the tone and immediacy of How to Hang a Picture: simple rules and essential information presented with charm and intelligence.
The Complete Photo Guide to Framing and Displaying Artwork: 500 Full-Color How-to Photos by Vivian Carli Kistler
Step-by-step color photos for all areas of matting and framing; the information is complete, accurate, and up-to-date. This book includes top-notch instructions for archival framing—the correct methods and materials for preserving photos and artwork for posterity. The author also provides inspiration and helpful examples to show people how to display their artwork using basic design principles in a manner that is easily grasped. There are important techniques to follow for success—even the basic mechanics of hanging a picture.
The American farmhouse represents integrity, ingenuity, self-reliance, and agricultural heritage. Today, the farmhouse is a rare survivor from another era that can be found sensitively reinterpreted by artists, carefully preserved by original owners, or functionally maintained by farm-to-table artisanal food producers. In more than 200 stunning images, Steve Gross and Sue Daley have painstakingly photographed 20 of the most beautifully preserved farmhouses in the northeast. Some are working farmhouses that have been passed down in families for generations; some have been made productive again by a whole new generation of organic farmers. Still others have been rescued from neglect and restored to their former splendor. Each house is accompanied by an overview of the farmhouse owner and how he or she maintains the property. Fans of the farm-to-table movement as well as historic architecture and preservation will find this an intriguing and beautiful read.
Praise for Farmhouse Revival:
“Those interested in a homey, country style of decorating or in home restoration will be inspired.” —Library Journal
“Above all, the greatest joy is just looking at the beautiful time-worn places and appreciating the way those that came before led a happy and fulfilling life of simplicity and utility within their walls. For once you have read this book, you will realize that in many ways, it is the farmhouse that helps to restore us, and not the other way around.” —Preservation.com
“Buy the book Farmhouse Revival for the photos—for inspiration . . . the authors clearly know architecture and antiques.” —Dan’s Papers
“Perusing Farmhouse Revival is a marvelous experience . . . and is sure to make readers wonder what stories the farmhouses in their towns could tell.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer
The scene of some terrible drama that occurs during a howling snowstorm. A place you don’t want your kidnapper to take you. A place where no one can hear your screams.
Perhaps a place where the rabbits were butchered. A sex crime occurred. A strange old hag lives casting her evil spells.
Maybe a place of poverty and shame. Growing up in the shadows of the coal fields or where Grandpa sharpened his knives and axes. Perhaps the place where secrets or fugitives are hidden. Maybe shelter for that escaped convict from the local prison, unknown to the little girl sent out for kindling or to feed the goats.
Of course these old cabins in the woods or covered in a blanket of fresh winter snow don’t have to be the scene of terrible events. They can be fond memories, sugaring shacks for boiling maple sap down to sweet syrup, they can be workshops, warm and toasty vacation spots or even warming huts for cross country skiers.
The cabin photographs in this collectin depict remote cabins, barns, shacks and sheds in all seasons including winter, spring, summer and fall.
These fine art photographs, watercolors and paintings are available as prints rolled in a tube, framed and matted prints from hundreds of combinations of mats and frames, canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, wood prints as well as on products such as tote bags, throw pillows, phone cases, greeting cards and more!
I created a nice portfolio photo book of my photographs using a company that is headquartered here in Hanover, NH. Picaboo also does the yearbook for Hanover High School. The first part of the video shows the office building downtown and then a flip through the book of some of my photographs.
Picaboo (https://www.picaboo.com/) did a great job with the book and the turnaround was very fast! I opted for the flat lay pages which shows off full-page, double page spreads very nicely. It’s a 12 x 12 inch book so the result is some really nice and big pages. It will be very impressive to show potential collectors.
The book is not intended for sale but as a portfolio if anyone wants to see some of my work. There is no real theme to the book, it covers a lot of subjects from some of my book cover concepts to landscapes to portraits. It gives a good over view of my style and capabilities as a photographer.
Above: “Smartie” features supermodel “Tiki the Quotable Westie” decked out in a smart vest and nerd glasses sitting next to a pile of books. Available as prints, framed artwork as well as on products such as greeting cards and phone cases. Click on the photo for more information or visit my gallery of humorous dog portraits here – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/dog
We go to the gallery – an art world primer for young readers.
British artist and comedy writer Miriam Elia’s popular art world-skewering “We Go to the Gallery,” will be re-released in mass-market format.
Early readers in the USA enjoyed Sally, Dick and Jane in the Dick and Jane book. who were the main characters in popular basal readers written by William S. Gray and Zerna Sharp[ and published by Scott Foresman, that were used to teach children to read from the 1930s through to the 1970s in the United States.
Meanwhile in the UK, the Ladybird series kept early readers in England happy. For art world fans with a sense of humor this new book parodies the modern art world in the style of these early readers.
“I want to play with the balloon, ” says John.
This sweetly sharp art world satire parodies the beloved ’60s British Ladybird series of early learning pocket books, enabling children to “smoothly internalize all of the debilitating middle class self hatred” contained in contemporary artworks. “New words on every page will also help your child to identify core concepts, so that they may repeat them at dinner parties to impress educated guests…
John does not understand.
“The rubbish smells,” says Susan.
New Words: Rubbish, Smells, Western
Printed in bold colors and written in clear, simple English,” each book in this new series from Dung Beetle Learning “will drag families in to the darkest recesses of the collective unconscious, for their broader cultural benefit.”
The canvas is blank.
Did you know? “The first release of “We Go to the Gallery,” printed after a Kickstarter campaign by the author, yielded only 1,000 copies that were sold for around $30 each. But the book gained popularity quickly. Ms. Elia shared some of the pages on social media, and soon they went viral. Then, the first release copies became coveted, and some resold for around $1,400. Ms. Elia knew then that she had to do a reprint.”
PODs or Print On Demand is just one of the amazing technologies we enjoy in the Internet fueled economy. POD can pertain to book or artwork is basically affordable custom manufacturing. Products created only when the customer places an order.
Print on demand (POD) is a printing technology and business process in which copies of a book (or other document) are not printed until an order has been received, allowing books to be printed singly, or in small quantities. While build to order has been an established business model in many other industries, “print on demand” developed only after digital printing began, because it was not economical to print single copies using traditional printing technology such as letterpress and offset printing.
Before digital printing it would have been prohibitively expensive to produce a one off product. Imagine going to a letterpress shop and asking the printer for a quote to print a single business card or a single wedding invitation. It just wouldn’t happen.
Print On Demand for Authors
Vanity printers have been around for decades. Printers who would print a number of books for a “self-published” author looking to market their own books or perhaps create books as a promotion or giveaway item. These authors were interested in bypassing the traditional mass publishing companies and create products directly. Often this meant living with box loads of books in the garage or storage unit for years.
Now print on demand publishers such as Lulu or Amazon’s CreateSpace can inexpensively inventory and print and ship a book on demand when a buyer wants a single copy. And they can offer these books on vast merchandising sites such as Amazon.
This is the method I used to create and sell my books “the Quotable Westie” and “Pugs”.
The print quality is not what you’d expect from a high quality coffee table book printed in Italy. But the print on demand digital printing method allows the author to offer a unique book at a very affordable price. These little books make great gift items and the quality is acceptable.
For the buyer, POD books allows for more choices and undeserved niches on subjects and topics might never make it to the shelves of a national chain store book merchant.
How To Create POD books
Creating POD books can be a bit tricky but vendors such as Lulu and Createspace offer downloadable templates to use. Straight text is the easiest way to create a book as their are no graphics to format but it is possible to layout a photo or graphic heavy book, page by page in Photoshop. All of the information can be found on the various vendor websites. Cover images can be licensed and cover designers offer their services online. Don’t skimp on the cover as this is the main marketing vehicle for any book.
Coming Up – Part Two of Understanding Print On Demand
In Part Two of Understanding Print On Demand, we’ll discuss buying and selling art via Print On Demand sites for artists and collectors.
A few ideas to spark some creativity in your dog photography. A few years back when I was looking for willing subjects to model for me, my cute little rescue westie was constantly looking for some attention, so I figured why not use him as a model? He liked the attention as well as the treats and we started on a journey that eventually lead to the book “the Quotable Westie” which as become popular among dog lovers and as a gift item.
Dog Photo Books
Its just a little book but its full of great concepts and ideas the two of us explored. This series lead to photographing some of his friends. Eventually a second book of pug photos was released as well as an ever expanding collection of fine art photographs and other artwork on my Fine Art America portfolio. The black and white “Portrait of a Westie” even landed on the home page of Fine Art America for about six months and has been purchase as prints as well as on products such as cell phone cases and throw pillows via Fine Art America’s sister site – Pixels.com.
This photograph of Tiki the Westie wrapped in a towel looking rather regal is one of my bestselling dog photographs in my portfolio.
Meanwhile this image of Tiki the Westie is probably the most widely seen since it ended up on a nationally distributed Halloween card. You might spot it this season as it often makes a return to the card shelves this time of year. Last time Halloween season I spotted it at Target.
My dog Tiki loves to model. He sees the studio lights as a way to get treats. With other dogs its not so easy. Usually I try to clear the room of distractions so the dogs aren’t looking for their masters, use lots of treats and have a squeaky to handy for getting those priceless expressions.