With sofobomo well and truly underway, and with me having just over a week before I head over to Spain for two weeks, I’ve come to the realisation that I’m unlike to get time to take photos for my preferred theme of “Melbourne”… so I’m going to have to change it.
Given the number of photos I took at the benefit concert on May 3rd, and that I’ve already processed the images, I’ve decided that I’ll make it the theme of one of my projects.
Yes… one of them… but more on that later.
Due to the nature of this book, i.e. it’s my fallback option… it’s the theme I’m choosing so that I don’t fail to complete my sofobomo commitment, and I’m extremely unlikely to want a hard copy of the final product, I’m going to go with producing the book in Scribus and publishing the PDF in Issuu.
This will all have to be done in the next week though, as the concert was on the 3rd of May, and I won’t be back in the country until the 6th of June… so, you can expect my first book by this time next week.
This brings me to my OTHER project. As I’ll be in Madrid, I thought I might be able to get my cityscape photography fix there and make a second sofobomo project out of it. I did toy with the idea a while back, but I think given the circumstances, it’s really the only option if I want to get a cityscape sofobomo project done this year.
I plan on getting one of these books printed though, and will be using Blurb to see what sort of quality it produces. If it’s any good, I’ll use it to produce the other books I’m currently considering doing, inspired by sofobomo, but these aren’t part of my sofobomo plans because of the nature of the photos I’ll be using.
The projects I hope to do in the not to distant future are:
- One Hundred of Ten Thousand – 0.01% of images from the first 10,000 taken on my Canon EOS 40D
- My Life in Photos – I’m forever on the other end of the camera, and I’d hate for my kids to not have a collection of photos of their father, so I hope to gather photos of me and put them all into one book.
Ambitious but at least these have no time lines… and these will most definitely be published and take pride of place on my coffee table.