I understand that you dont like text to your photo. But I am not missing something and I am not afraid in any way. I do not mind making errors. I prefer doing the things which are not easy, and if I fail I or we can always fall back to the easy solution for the photos we have are absolutly awesome. The best we have since we started are in the mysticbook. We can do the book without any text and it will be superb. This is a discussion and if your proposel is just to put the photos in the book and nothing more... I cannot agree yet.
The discussion is there so we together can make a line in the book or just leaf it up to the designer. I want to know what you all think and for you are all very creative people I think you have your fantasies and thoughts too.
I am sure Eva can make a line within the photos from the mystic book just by adding mini designs additions which make it already superb. But I thought, I prefer discussing this with you before she starts even if no ideas come out of the discussion. Claus Puhlmann makes a good proposel to think about to whom we want to sell and how. If you want to make a good suggestion I am happy to hear it.
Look at http://www.blurb.com/books/4358307-lens-folio-your-passion-showcase-here-01#
Lens Folio has awesome single pictures, really really good ones. Most of you how are at facebook know them. But it is just a summery of great single pictures but I see no line in it, except that they are all B&W photos, the design is not really a design and that is an awesome pitty. Even if all those single images are great.
Now check best selling photobook at number one at blurb: http://www.blurb.com/books/4337594-de-kunstenaars-ateliers-van-bk49-amsterdam
and check all other photobooks at the best selling list... they are all books with a line in it, they are designed most of them have text even longer texts. The texts do not make the photos bad and do not limit the powers of the photo, they bind them.
You are an awesome photographer Fokion, your photos are really great they are saying a lot on its own and you do have your own style I am really happy you joined here. And you are probably right about the poems thats probably too hard. Please give some more input how we can make this book sell a lot!
Back to the discussion... Fokion is of course right that all the single images are so good they do say a lot... Still I think there should be an inner binding we should keep on thinking about this all ...pls input
there are more possibilites to produce a book. Check out: http://www.kickstarter.com/discover/categories/photography?ref=sidebar
we could present all photos which will be in the photobook, rais the money to produce this book in an format we want (bigger then blurb.com or any other big format... I think all these photos should be really big) by a real print company.
check out this project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/586262941/the-olympic-city
In this way we would already gain all our goals and rais a lot of money to donate too (thats is of course another which charity do we take?). But to do this I need help, proper texts (not in my english) a defined book size, pledge proposals, cost calculation etc... video? Its just a thought and a proposal...
have a good night!