I collect photo art coffee table books. I haven’t added to the collection in quite some time. I suppose because I am involved, and partial, to the creation of OUR BASIN OF RELATIONS, The Art and Science of Living with Water.
I stopped by Barnes and Noble to check their stock of Landscape photo art books, in particular water ones. I found no landscape photo art books, not to mention water quality art books. So, I checked the internet - better there - but still rare to find something on point. Is there no demand for water images and info, inspiration, to keep water pristine?
I will continue to collect photo art books and create photo art books beyond OUR BASIN, however, I know that if I want the public at large to purchase a book it needs to be offered digitally. Why not - it’s a great value and affordable by all.
I am really impressed that I am able to purchase Smell the Roses digitally for $2.99 and the resolution of the images are better than the much more expensive hard cover book. I expect that our larger format, higher quality coffee table book, OUR BASIN OF RELATIONS will be in digital format for less than what I pay for a extra hot, double vanilla, decaf, latte with skim milk! Even though I would like all to be excited as I am to get my hands on a Coffee table art book on the beauty of the Lake Champlain basin, I encourage you to at least try, when available, the digital format - you’ll like it.
There is nothing like a large format print though! I will be exhibiting eleven large prints from OUR BASIN during November at All Souls Interfaith Gathering, 291 Bostwick Farm Road, Shelburne with a welcoming reception and reading on November 1st from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
All proceeds from the sale of images, during the ASIG exhibit will be contributed to Clean Water Advocates, Inc. to help spread the word and inspire to clean water. Hard copies of OUR BASIN will be gifted with any purchase. In addition to the eleven large framed images, there will be forty 17x22 inch sleeved proofs of Lake Champlain basin images at a third discount.