TARKOVSKY'S RIVER

book

standard landscape 10x8, 80pp, four colour process

If you like the images on this website, Tarkovsky's River is a full colour high quality 80-page book of images and text. It is a limited edition of 200 copies worldwide. After the 200th copy has been printed, the book will be unavailable.

If you are in the UK, a limited number of books are available to buy directly from Studio75. Email to arrange.

published by Parallel Press

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We set up Studio75 as an artist run enterprise in 2011, and Parallel Press is the publishing division. Why self publish? Why not get a publisher to do it and roll it out for sale? There are a lot of reasons. Artistic control is one. The state of the economy and the fragile state of photography publishing is another. The availability of high quality self publishing is yet another.

The Photographers Gallery held a seminar in 2010 on the subject of self publishing: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/jun/04/self-publish-photographers-photobooks

The artist and critic Jorg Colberg made a pretty strong case for it too: http://jmcolberg.com/weblog/2010/06/a_few_thoughts_on_self_publishing_photo_books/

This article was inspirational: http://www.pixiq.com/article/self-publishing-photo-books

From my teens I was always involved in producing 'zines - little photocopied magazines about music art and culture. I grew up with that DIY ethos and although after I have an 'actual' publisher for my other book (Bloomsbury) and after I went to "proper" art schools and learned how to do it the "right" way I can't help it, I love the DIY way. I never made any money from the 'zines, but that wasn't the point.

Lastly the wonderful Stephen Gill and his own Nobody Books imprint is probably my ideal. http://www.stephengill.co.uk/portfolio/news

 

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