Nice little lecture by the above, about their publication, "Coverless".
Although mainly aimed at getting FE's into HE, it had some interesting points about social media, "getting out there" and other points.
Well, the holidays brought a break from project work, so I've been able to shoot what I want to shoot...
Well, my Kindle eBook has been accepted, and is now online at:
I can't seem to find the reference section here dedicated to the Street Photographers / Landscape that have influenced me in the Photography ifor Publication project, so I'm duplicating it here.
Wim Wenders, Places, strange and quiet.
Mark Havens, Out Of Season
Martin Parr, Boring Postcards
Maciej Dakowicz – Cardiff after dark
Bruce Gilden - NYC
Andrew Z Glickman - NYC
Richard Kalvar – NYC
Dorothea Lange – US / Farm Security Administration
Vivian Maier - NYC
Commercial aspects of the project
Finance is an important element of this project. Ultimately, I have to think of a profit for the project, so it has had to include “Accounting” for the project to be taken into account.
From this, the following figures came up (All prices are inclusive of VAT).
Postcard Printing (2200 Postcards = 100 booklets)
Bulldog Clips (300)
Domain registration (.co.uk – 2 years)
Advertising on Facebook* (Variable)
Cost on Kindle / Amazon**
Therefore, the perceived outlay is £254.08 for the project. This is to produce (and hopefully sell) 100 booklets.
*The advertising cost is per month (£1.00 per day) but is subject to analysis on a weekly basis. Therefore, the maximum amount could be £356 if that level of advertising is maintained over a year.
** Kindle / Amazon take a large percentage of the eBook price, but this means there is no financial risk. If you sell none, there is no technical “loss” involved.
THEREFORE: To create a reasonable return on investment (ROI), a cover price for the printed version would be set at £7.99, which would show a profit of between £544.20 and £210.20, depending on advertising costs.
Mark Havens visits WildWoods and photographs the dwindling facia of a downtrodden town. Sounds familiar?
His stark images have helped in the visualisation of (In particular) my imagery of the Bourneville Estate in WSM.
This was one of the more influential books I read with regards to "Weston Out Of Season."
He has a stark reality going on here. Momentary glimpses of desolation taken in between filming. I attempted to use this style in the "Beach" Element of my work.
Well. Here goes. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.