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Feb 1Liked by Andy Adams

Yes, keep it going. Please.

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Keep it up! I feel inspired!

My brother is a photographer. We have coffees and go through a photo book discussing why the photos are interesting.

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I’m all about photobooks, but am limited by budget. Agree that they are economically optimal; they’re also lots of fun because they are tactile and expansive. I participated in CBC for a while, but had to slow down my rate of acquisition. 🤣 And going to the photography section in Half Price Books is always a treat.

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Absolutely! Publishing a photobook has been my dream since childhood, so I would love to see this. It would be a source of inspiration for many, I'm sure.

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Photo books 🥰 I used to make my own from travels and teenage years when I was younger. Back when I was still using a real camera, getting pics printed at a real photography shop and glueing them in real paper 😂

also love artwork as books

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Feb 26Liked by Andy Adams

Yes dude….there is no better source of inspiration. Love what you’re doing.

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Thanks for reading, Paco!

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Feb 13Liked by Andy Adams

Hello All- Great feature here Andy thanks for starting it up! For those of you who have budget limitations or if you can't decide where / how to publish your own book, I wanted to share my experience with self publishing. Over the past 5 years I've worked with several photo book publishing venues, including Blurb, MPIX, Chatbooks, and most recently Saal Digital. I have found diverse levels of quality, format, and customer service and I'm now making a prototype for my book 'Interval' (jmoore-photto.com). I have had it printed with three different venues so as to compare paper stock, cover options, printing quality in color and B&W. I've compared lay flat verses traditional bindings, in house design software, turn around times and pricing. If anyone wants some input please post, I'd be happy to share what I have found.

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Cheers, Jon. Thanks for reading and for these recommendations.

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Great writeup Andy and a few gems I hadn't come across. Keep it up! I just wrote up my thoughts on a couple of photobooks. Here's my latest, if interested. And more to come.

https://open.substack.com/pub/robyoungsonphotography/p/photobook-wires-crossed-by-ed-templeton?r=1eq7fz&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&showWelcomeOnShare=true

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Cheers, Rob! Thanks for looking. I'll check yours out!

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I like this idea Andy! Make it a series.

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I am about to move my 16 running meters of photo books. Aside from the movers who may need a vacation after dragging them down stairs and then up again, there is nothing better than a good selection of photography books! After all, there is only so much wall space for prints, and being able to handle a photography book and study several prints, trying to discover why a particular flow and sequence, and what the photographer, editor and lay-out/design people were thinking about. Love it!

Question for discussion another day perhaps: Monographs or Collections/Surveys....?

Keep up the good work!

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Cheers, Søren!👋📚

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Great idea! And I agree - the Locusts was a great book. I can’t wait for the new one.

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Feb 4Liked by Andy Adams

I have at least a hundred photo books. Love them. Read them before I go to sleep. Latest one is the big book on Saul Leiter.

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Thanks for reading, David!

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Feb 3Liked by Andy Adams

Hi! Excellent idea!! Please, leave us the best photobooks!

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I love making photo books myself. But this looks very interesting. Keep up the good work. I could feel your passion in your article and I look forward to reading more.

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🙏📚📸

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One thing I try to instill in my students is the need to seek out photography books. It’s not easy to do. Many local libraries don’t have great selections of photo books, if they have any at all. Being in NYC I suggest to them to go to the Strand, but that’s not very convenient for everyone. When The Photographer’s Place closed down, we lost a valuable resource. I wish there was an easier way to get new photographers interested in books. They can be costly but are so worth it.

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Feb 2·edited Feb 2Liked by Andy Adams

I love photography publications (book AND zines) and I do believe they are possibly the best compromise in preserving a body of works or project.

Personally the comfort line of how much money I feel like spending is way lower than the number of books I would like to get, especially because some are really expensive. But that's life, I guess..

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