Mar 21st

2013

Building SEVEN: It’s coming!

Next week I’m releasing my fine-art book, SEVEN, for pre-orders. Tuesday, March 26 is your chance to reserve your copy. On Wednesday we’ll be telling the world but it seems only right that you folks get your chance first. And if you reserve your copy within the first 7 days, you can save $15 on either edition.

I’ll spill the beans in detail on Tuesday but SEVEN will be released in two editions – a Limited Edition, limited to 900 of 1,000 copies, all hand signed and numbered, and a Special Limited Edition, limited to 100 of 1,000, and that one’s also hand-signed and numbered, but it comes wrapped in a gorgeous dustcover (that’s it at the top of the post), and includes SEVEN+, an expanded digital copy of the book, giving you 40 more pages and a means to view it your iPad or laptop while leaving the large book – 12″x12″, hard-bound, it weighs 4lbs – safely at home. It also includes a copy of Arctic Circles, an 8.5×11 print limited to 100 copies, hand-signed and numbered to match your edition.

SEVEN is 160 pages, and with the exception of a short essay at the front, it’s all photographs from the last seven years, including work that’s never been published, and a re-working of others, some of which is presented in gorgeous duo-tones. It represents some of the work I’m most proud of, and a vision of the world that’s hopeful and beautiful.

This has been such a fun project. Working with Hemlock here in Vancouver has been amazing and at each turn they’ve been encouraging and so helpful. They know books to a depth I do not, so leaning on them has been awesome. Yes, this book will cost more, but that’s the cost of not sending things offshore and not compromising on the things I most wanted for this book. This week it gets proofed. Then it goes to print and I aim to be there for that, to see how it all happens. Then it goes to the bindery. And at the end of May I will have 4,000lbs of books in my loft waiting to be signed and numbered, then boxed and shipped. It’s going to be a lot of work. God help the man who does this for any other reason but for the giddy joy of creating and sharing. :-)

While we’re on the subject of sharing, congratulations to Edith Levy. We’ll be putting the Hokkaido portfolio in the mail to you just as soon as we get a mailing address. Check your email.  Thanks to everyone expressing such an interest. Might have to do this more often…

Comments (21)
  1. March 21, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Now this one i cannot wait. Congrats on SEVEN, David.

  2. March 21, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Can’t wait. I just hope I can afford one!

  3. March 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    My goodness, this will be gorgeous! I hope I can afford it too! I’m sure it will be more than worth it, David! :c)

  4. Robert

    March 21, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Special Limited Edition for me, assuming the price isn’t extreme and there are some left when I get home from work…

  5. March 21, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    I’ll be flying home on Tuesday morning (from Persistant Vision) and will be in the air for most of it. You better not sell out in the first day.

  6. March 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Congratulations on SEVEN David and thank you so very much for picking my name. I am so excited to receive the Hokkaido portfolio.

  7. Mike

    March 21, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Congratulations David. I, too, am very interested in picking one of these up. Your photography has been an absolute inspiration to me.

  8. March 22, 2013 at 12:27 am

    David, congrats!!!! i can’t wait it!!!! :)

  9. March 22, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Hoping for a Special LE. Congrats on this rad project, David!

  10. March 22, 2013 at 2:00 am

    just to see that cover design is a mere joy, David

  11. March 22, 2013 at 2:45 am

    I am sure it will be a great success, congratulations.

  12. March 22, 2013 at 5:27 am

    Very much looking forward to this . . . hope to snag one of the 100/1000 first thing on the 26th . . . fingers crossed!!

  13. March 22, 2013 at 6:29 am

    I’m wondering what is the price of the book? I created a book
    “Face To Face in Haiti and The Dominican Republic”. All portraits in black and white of patients that were treated by a tram of doctors and nurses from the International Medical Mission that I went on as well. My book is 15 x 11.5 hard cover with a dust jacket. It sounds very similar to what you are producing. Your’s sounds greg. I am very familiar with your work, so the book will be superb. Best, Gary

  14. March 22, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Congrats!

    Looking forward to the actual publication…

    Dust cover is very tasteful and lovely.

  15. Tony Ho

    March 22, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Congratulations, David! I cannot wait to reserve a copy!

  16. March 22, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Congrats, David!!! I’m sure Seven will be wonderful.

  17. Carlos Celis

    March 23, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Hey, David!
    How can I reserve my copy? I want to be one of the 100!

    :) .

    Is it necessary to give a credit card number? Is it necessary to make a money order?

    I want the book!

    Thank you!

  18. Alan Wicks

    March 25, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Since we all want the super duper edition, what time of day do these go on sale on Tuesday? Should I set my alarm for midnight PDT?

    Vaya Con Dios

    • Carlos Celis

      March 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      I know!

    • David

      March 25, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      Alan – Keep an eye on things today. My elves tell me we might do a slow launch and start around 6pm Pacific Time this evening – March 25. Might be sooner, might be later, but this evening we plan to launch it quietly. At least this way you can sleep tonight. :-)