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Transamerica View Book

December 15th, 2013 Permalink

Last year, I made an image of the Transamerica building when I got to work. The images were all made with the Hipstamatic app on random settings. I ended up with 256 different images. All of the images from the series can be seen in this Flickr set. The images are now available in printed […]

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Last year, I made an image of the Transamerica building when I got to work. The images were all made with the Hipstamatic app on random settings. I ended up with 256 different images. All of the images from the series can be seen in this Flickr set.

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The images are now available in printed form from MagCloud. The printed book includes all 256 images, presented four per page. In addition, selected images have been printed full page. The printed book costs $25.00. You can also order a digital copy for free. To get your book or digital copy, just click on the MagCloud logo below.

Transamerica View

By Jeremy Brooks

106 pages, published 12/15/2013

This book contains 256 images of the Transamerica Building in San Francisco which were created during 2012 for my Transamerica View Project.Each image was made from the same location with random Hipstamatic app settings. It is a unique view of one of San Francisco’s best-known landmarks.

It’s here! The Kickstarter project to make a book from the Transamerica View 2012 project is now live!

Last year, I started a project to document my daily view of the Transamerica Pyramid. I used my iPhone and the Hipstamatic app to make an image of the view every day. The result was 256 unique images of the Pyramid. I had always envisioned that the project would take on a physical form, either through a series of prints or a book. After considerable research, I have decided that the best format is a 12″ x 12″ 72-page full color photo book. This size will allow plenty of space for four images on each page, and there will be enough pages to dedicate a full page to some of my favorite images from the project. The book will be printed by Oddi, a company with many years of experience producing high-quality art catalogs and photo books.

Printing a book like this is a large project, and I need your help! If you would like to help make this project a success, please consider backing it on Kickstarter. You can donate any amount and receive a digital copy of the book. For donations at the $10 level and up, the rewards range from a postcard to prints to a poster to the book itself.

If you would like to see all the images, they can be seen here.

Thanks for taking the time to check out the project. Tell your friends! Tweet it! Post it on Facebook and Google Plus! Let’s make this happen!

I recently completed one of my photo projects for 2012, the Color Challenge. The concept was to pick one color each month, and then shoot photographs based on that color. Each month, pick your nine best shots and share them.

This resulted in 108 images, which can be seen in this Flickr set.

I have also published a print book and an ebook containing the images from the project. The print book can be found on Blurb, and the iPad ebook can be found in the iTunes store. If you don’t have an iPad, there is a PDF version available for download here. The print version is available at cost, and the electronic versions are free. All content is licensed under the Creative Commons.

If you have never done a year long photo project before, I encourage you to try it. It’s a great way to motivate yourself to pick up the camera and shoot, and it always feels good to complete the project. Keep an eye on photochallenge.org for some new challenges coming in 2013!

December 9th, 2010 Permalink

DeleteMe Uncensored ("DMU") is one of the most active groups on Flickr and a vibrant community of photographers from all over the world. Those who want to play submit their photographs to the pool so that other members can comment on it and choose to "save" it or "delete" it. The game goes on until the vote counts reaches either "delete10" or "save10", in which case the photograph stays in the collection the DMU group calls "Lightbox."

Last year the community decided it might be a good idea to actually print some of these saved photographs into a book. It’s one thing to look at pictures on a monitor – it’s another thing to actually look at them in print. This is how "Save10 – The Lightbox Collection" was born. We collected the photographs from those DMU photographers who were willing to participate in the project, and we ended up with 75 photographs from 40 photographers that was compiled into a book (you can see it here).

We liked the idea enough the first time around that we decided to produce the next volume that would cover 2010. We again invited anyone who has photographs in the Lightbox to participate by submitting their work for the book. Strangely enough – once again, we ended up with 75 photographs from 40 photographers – totally at random.

To publish the book, several of DMU members helped to gather all the images and then design the book using self-publishing platform Blurb. Gathering so many photographs and then arranging them in one volume was no easy task, but the results were worth it.

The Volume II of "Save 10 – The Lightbox Collection" is now officially out, and is sold through Blurb at cost. You can buy yours here.

Ivan Makarov, a photographer based in the San Francisco Bay area, did a great job putting this book together. You can check out his work on Flickr and his blog, and find him on Twitter as well.

Changing States

October 23rd, 2009 Permalink

You may recall the 50 States Project that I blogged about a while back. The project consisted of visiting all 50 states within the year, documenting each state with photographs along the way. Recently the project was completed, and Sarah has published a book documenting her journey. It’s called “Changing States”, and you can get […]

Changing States, by Sarah Sharp

You may recall the 50 States Project that I blogged about a while back. The project consisted of visiting all 50 states within the year, documenting each state with photographs along the way.

Recently the project was completed, and Sarah has published a book documenting her journey. It’s called “Changing States”, and you can get it on Blurb.

I can’t do much better than to quote her own description of the book:

An observational account of my journey to all 50 United States over the course of this year, including photographs and writing that seek to reconstruct the transformative experience.

The preview of the book on Blurb looks great. I can’t wait to get my hands on a hard copy. Congrats on completing your project, Sarah!

2008 Challenge Book Now Available

February 9th, 2009 Permalink

My book of photos from the photochallenge.org 2008 challenges is now available on blurb.com. This book includes the photos from the following challenges: 2008 Challenge: One photo per week documenting your community February Challenge: Color theory April Challenge: Entropy May Challenge: Weekly theme July Challenge: Light fixtures The 74 page book includes 159 photographs and […]

2008: A Year In Challenges

My book of photos from the photochallenge.org 2008 challenges is now available on blurb.com.

This book includes the photos from the following challenges:

  • 2008 Challenge: One photo per week documenting your community
  • February Challenge: Color theory
  • April Challenge: Entropy
  • May Challenge: Weekly theme
  • July Challenge: Light fixtures

April Entropy

The 74 page book includes 159 photographs and is available in softcover and hardcover editions. You can see a preview of the book here.

Little Brother

June 10th, 2008 Permalink

I’ve just finished reading Cory Doctorow’s latest novel, Little Brother. It’s a story about how fragile freedom can be, and the importance of fighting for that freedom. I don’t want to spoil the story by saying much more about the plot or the characters, so I will just let you read it for yourself. The […]

Don't Let Them See You

I’ve just finished reading Cory Doctorow’s latest novel, Little Brother. It’s a story about how fragile freedom can be, and the importance of fighting for that freedom. I don’t want to spoil the story by saying much more about the plot or the characters, so I will just let you read it for yourself.

The book is available for purchase or as a Creative Commons licensed free download at craphound.com. I encourage you to grab a copy and read it. It’s worth your time.