Whatever the Weather - Book
Following the pleasure of transforming NEW HORIZONS into an award-winning book, it will hardly surprise you that I would also like to make Whatever the Weather accessible and shareable in the shape of a book. I am to do this in a print run of 432 copies. All portraits will be in real size. The pages will measure 22.7 x 35 x 10cm and weigh roughly 5 kilos.
Since the completion of the encounters on the beach, I have been studying how to extend the invitation for a meaningful encounter in the form of a book. Together with designer Sybren Kuiper and binder Wytze Fopma, we have invented a form which allows for :
- All portraits to be viewed in real size;
- Individually, so you get to meet them one by one;
- At eye level to open up the richest possible encounter.
The book will be free of text, thus not contain any reports of the encounters. Just portraits. The size will be approximately 23x35x10cm, weight estimate: 5kgs. The hard cover is foldable so it can serve as a standard on which every portrait can be set to rest. A blank dummy/prototype is now available and I will be happy to present it to you.
So far, the following project partners have been involved:
Sipke Visser, photo processing (completed);
Sebastiaan Hanekroot, lithography (completed);
Sybren Kuiper, design (in progress);
Wytze Fopma, binding.
The journey so far
If you like to know how Whatever the Weather is reaching its form and which choices we have made, you can read my most recent newsletter: What you can wake me up for in the middle of the night . If you want to read about what it was like to first meet the 144 portraits on paper, in real size, you can read my blogpost They are here now, all 144 (translations by Google Translate).
If you wish to contribute to the physical publication of Whatever the Weather - financially, conceptually, technically or in any other way - please let me know.
Also feel welcome to pre-order the book at € 144. The book will be published in a print run of 432 copies once the required budget has been assembled.
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