Len Metcalf's latest book is all about trees - and the human form. And you'll love how he explains how he put the book together. Here's an excerpt:
"Three and a half thousand photographs later, I do an initial sort and collaboratively we start to narrow down the ones that move us the most to about 150 images. I process each one and print them at around 5 inches or 130 mm square.
"We now slowly, and I mean slowly, spend time with them and allow our favourites to surface. We do this over months. We also show people and discuss and listen to see which ones connect with others. Time with the individual prints tells us which ones to include.
"Our final selection includes our personal favourites, including the book designer, Clair Reynolds, my wonderful assistant and those with whom we consulted.
"Having spent many months working on the design, font and layout of Len’s Journal we soon opt to continue in a very similar vein so that there is continuity in design. We also opt to keep using Momento Pro as our printer, as we love their service and the quality of their products. They reached out to us initially suggesting we go with a six-colour print for Len’s Journal, a decision I am so glad we went with, as the colours just shine.
"It was now time to do a draft layout and to finish off the missing pieces."
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