Richard Man – Photography and Calligraphy

July 14, 2009

My Book Signing this Friday, July 17

Filed under: Chinese calligraphy, For Sale, photography — richard @ 8:03 am

I was in the Stanford’s Continuing Education class Self Publishing Your Photo Book this past Spring, and now the fruits of our labor are ready to be unleashed into the world 🙂 The course was taught by Brigitte Carnochan and there are about 20 people in the class. For a few people, they had the book practically all planned at the start of the class. For others, it took a bit more work.

For me personally, at the 3rd session when we were presenting our materials to our peers and when we should already have most of the images nailed down, I was looking at just a dozen images that I didn’t know what to do with. One of co-instructors said to me, “Richard, I feel like you are holding out on me, these are (good) images but they are not cohesive to tell a story.” It was definitely a “uh oh, what do I do now” moment.

And so it goes. I learned a lot about pacing, editing, and presentation. My book combines my love for photography and calligraphy, and the theme of Asian Spiritual worship in its core. You can get a 15 page preview of my book Full Circle here:

A special edition of 10 copies is available for $100, each comes with an archival print and a hand written calligraphy of “Full Circle.”

I hope you can join us this Friday from 7-10PM at the Modern Book Gallery, 494 University Ave., Palo Alto, CA. You may purchase the books at that time.


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