spread from ‘The Middle of Somewhere’
I’m feeling blessed and most grateful. The Middle of Somewhere has won ‘Australian Photobook of the Year – Peoples Choice Award‘ 2015, so special to receive this. Thanks to everyone who voted and to Momento Pro & PHOTOBOOK MELBOURNE – it’s wonderful to know that the public enjoyed my book.
To coincide with winning Australian Photobook of the Year 2015 – The People’s Choice Award, i spoke with the award sponsors Momento Pro about making photobooks; We discussed editing, design and layout, the differences between trade publishing and self-publishing, distribution, promotion, the importance of making dummies and photo festivals around the world.
You can watch it here.
It’s always nice to go back to Auckland where i was invited to attended the Auckland Festival of Photography in June..
It was an action packed week for me, reviewing portfolios, running a two-day workshop, as well as presenting a talk about my book The Middle of Somewhere. There was also a diverse range of exhibitions to check out, with openings to attend and lots of friendly people to meet.
Here are just a few highlights:
HOME, curated by Simone Douglas was a series of exhibitions at the impressive Silo 6 (disused silos, now heritage protected and making a fantastic space for exhibiting photography). HOME featured work by Anna Carey, Arthur Ou, Ian Strange, Shan Turner-Carroll and Lin & Lam
HOME at Silo 6
Raj Lalwani reviews The Middle of Somewhere for Better Photography Magazine, India.
“This is a photobook that consistently leaves you surprised. Considering that the subject matter itself is rather limited in its range, this is an astounding feat.”