New eBook – Close To Home
The latest in the Craft & Vision eBook line-up is now out. Close To Home, Finding Great Photographs in Your Own Backyard, is a 37-page book about the challenges of finding the extraordinary in what we’ve come to see as mundane. We touched on this recently in Kathmandu while I was struggling to find my vision, having a tough time seeing the place in new ways. So many people assume that the most exotic places are low-hanging fruit, and to a degree they are. But what if you live in that exotic place? At some point Kathmandu gets mundane and the idea of flying somewhere new is really appealing. Problem is, there’s likely a photographer right now in that “somewhere new” and he’s thinking the same thing – about getting out, pursuing the new, the obvious.
The images are out there. It’s not the scenery that needs changing; it’s our vision of things. It needs a tweak, a tune-up. And this book is a great step in that direction.
Stuart Sipahigil is a talented photographer; we traveled to Italy together on a workshop last year and I was immediately impressed by his character and his eye. Come to think of it, he was on the same trip as Eli Reinholdtsen. Must have been something in the wine… Anyways, you’ll love this book. It’s packed with great images, almost all of them taken within a few miles of Stuart’s home, and the text is filled with thoughts and ideas and creative exercises to help you see things a little differently. It’s one of those books that inspires you to get out there and gives you enough information and push to get you out of the ruts we all so easily fall into.
Special Offer on PDFs
For the first five days only, if you use the promotional code HOME4 when you checkout, you can have the PDF version of Close to Home for only $4 OR use the code HOME20 to get 20% off when you buy 5 or more PDF ebooks from the Craft & Vision collection. These codes start at 1:00am PST, October 28, 2010 and expire at 11:59pm PST November 1, 2010.
Added Bonus! This release comes hot on the heals of a new, and generous relationship with Livebooks. I’m in the middle of rebuiding my website galleries and my experience with Livebooks has been amazing. Everyone that buys Close To Home during the discount period will be entered to win a one-year subscription to Livebooks, hosting included. Livebooks is the kind of company I love to work with and I’d love to set one of our readers up with them as well. You can buy one book, you can buy 5, but one of them has to be Stuart’s, and you’re in the draw. Good luck!