For each of my 2 MA exhibitions, I produced a book and self-published it. The first one took me about 2 weeks solid work to produce, the second one about half that. I think that the book is a natural and effective form for photography, so I am keen to pursue this and make further books. But, what should be the subject matter?
The 3 pictures in this post all come from the SSSI (Site for Special Scientific Interest) on Borth Bog: Cors Fochno in the Welsh. Some of the plant life there is incredibly beautiful and there is easily enough scope for a book. It’s close location is also beneficial, and could create local interest as well as some interest within the scientific community.
Working locally seems like a good move for me. There are many sites close to Borth that have ample scope for photography books. Hafod is one other example, but there are many more. My plan would be to work in collaboration with relevant groups, ideally sharing some of the costs.
For myself, I like the idea of making a new book 2 or 3 times a year. As well as being pleasing records of my work for my own use, I could also use them to show prospective clients what I can do. I could even gain a revenue stream from them.