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Artists' Books for Photographers (mtg 1 of 6)

  • 6 days ago · 10:00 AM
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This is a series of six MeetUps where we will plan and execute an artist's book of our own concept.

Artists' books have a long history intertwined with Photography. Books are both a convenient medium to show your work and an artform in themselves. They allow you to tell a more complicated story, gather a body of work, and create a world between covers.

Check out these resources:
https://www.printedmatter.org/
http://www.reframingphotography.com/resources/artists-books

The concept is your own so it can be: personal; designed for a client; commercial; designed to be printed en mass; or a one-off artwork.


We will meet for the following six times:

mtg 1: What is an artists' book? History, examples and exchanging some ideas (I will look for an exhibit that we can maybe attend to kick this off-otherwise it will be in an Oakland location)

mtg 2: Your plan. We will gather to create a plan and share it with the group. In this way we can offer assistance, feedback on your timeline and helpful questions for each participant to take forward.

mtg 3: Resources. Now that each participant has a plan, we will gather to exchange resources and help problem solve whatever we have come against so far.

mtg 4: Progress. We will check-in and again help problem solve, show working drafts/layouts, generally enjoy all the hardwork put in by this point. We can consider printing issues here.

mtg 5: Soft presentation. We will present a (semi) final copy of our book to the group, for everyone to share, enjoy, and dialogue. 

mtg 6: (Optional to take part in) I will arrange a space/time for us to show our work as an exhibit. It would be ideal to have an opening to friends, family, and public to show all the hardwork that you have done!

If interested I strongly encourage you to make a commitment to your work and your fellow photographers and attend all six meetings.

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  • Emily

    Is it too late to sign up?

    1 · December 2

    • Emily

      Opps saw the response too late

      6 days ago

    • Emily

      Will try to catch the next one!

      6 days ago

  • Ellyce

    I'm here at a red table

    6 days ago

  • Sandy D.

    I'm in Baja and won't even joining.

    December 2

  • Melanie H.

    My art studio space in Berkeley is available for meetings. Fits up to about 15 people.

    2 · October 13

    • Ellyce

      Would your studio be available for the next meeting Jan 14th (possibly 15th if we switch to Sundays)

      December 1

  • Rebekah Y.

    Wish I could join you. I work Saturdays so hope you'all consider meeting on Sundays in the future.

    November 27

    • Ellyce

      I'll bring this up at the first meeting.

      December 1

  • Juno

    Excited to get this conversation/project going!

    1 · November 30

  • Neha R.

    Hello Ellyce,I am Neha. I just joined this group and can't wait to start coming to your meet ups.
    I am also looking to get some help with speedliting and improving on my lighting skills! Looking forward to meet you!

    1 · November 30

    • Ellyce

      Glad to meet you Neha!

      December 1

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ellyce, I have a fantastic idea for a book that I have been wanting to do for a long time. It is unique and has not been done before. It involve fashion. I couldn't do it then because I didn't have the expertise in photography at the time. I would like to share my idea and work on it as a group and produce a book or calendar for profit. I believe collectively, this group could pull it off. I believe if the shots are strong enough we could make a good deal of money. I would like to meet up to discuss but I cannot come to the meeting at this time. Can we change the time to a latter time so that I could come. I am packing to move to Sacramento this month and by November I should be moved in. Is SKYPE an option or another way to meet as a group through the internet? ????

    October 14

    • Ellyce

      Hi Janice, would love to hear more about this, sounds exciting-I definitely think skype is an option. I think this would be a separate event though. As this series is designed to let each participant create their own project. Would you like to meet/chat about it before you move, or once you are settled in Sacramento?

      October 14

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes. I would like that.

      October 25

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