The title of my book is The Subjective Self.
Blurb design, I don't have Indesign at the moment as I used up my trial and I don't have the income for some expensive software. I will use what is practical fast and the exact same thing just less complicated. I will not be looking at the dimensions of the images down to every milli meter or the coding of the text, the coding of the layout. I understand how to use it from first year and made many books using the software when I had the time and university was open for me to access it. working at night I find it hard to do this and specifically for this project the concept is 95% of the work. It has taken me fking months and months to get to where I am now with what the subjective experience is. I have been making books on every project I have done at uni so far and have a very good know how of how they are put together and what makes them work best. If i really really wanted to publish a book for income then it would be worth getting the software for it, but at this stage it will be too time consuming on something that in reality, should only take a few weeks. I also made physical books, this took out the digitalisation of the image and kept the aura behind the work. As i mention about Walter Benjamin at some point in this blog, it is the physicality that makes it. If anything using the physical art works would be the best thing to do. So I created the layout using the actual images in a book then digitised it all and put it through blurb. My indesign was the physical book, the actual visualisation, making it easier ad more coherent with the interaction of images to place them appropriately. If i was to digitalise the work then blurb is perfect.
The layout of the first book was shit. I put the negatives next to the positives and gave it all away, this distracted from the actual content and the meaning of each image. I started the book with scenes of this subjective landscape, a soulscape if you get it. then the images get closer and closer to the self and identity. throughout the book I start putting self portraits in, after a few days of constantly looking and seeing what works I changed around the images, took loads out, using the physical book as my template then move on to the digital blurb on . Eventually I edited down from neally 200 images to about 28 and they were all self portraits with a few details at the beginning..