This time last month i was in the Highlands, a remarkably beautiful place that is a photographer’s paradise. Images are round ever corner whether it be the mountains, the lochs or castles like Eilean Donan seen in the image above. The visit, as well as being a great creative canvas, made me rethink a one of my planned projects.
Originally I intended to release another photography book about the Highlands later this year, but after some thought I’ve decided to delay the book until late next year. The reasons are many but what it really comes down to is two factors. First i think the idea of doing a book each year is rather limiting.
A book should only be released if it has strong photographs, otherwise it is just a waste of time. Secondly, the Sea, Sky, Sand and Street project worked well and produced a strong photography book. To rush and release something when it isn’t complete or ready seems ridiculous. You don’t make a book just for making’s sake, it has to be right!
The images taken up there this year are a start. The foundations have been laid and next year more photography will be shot to be added to the book project.
So it looks like 2012 will see no book releases by me. I’m happy enough with that. I’d rather release a great book occasionally that a weak one each year. One book remains on the list for release next year. The Norfolk Project photography book, covering over ten years of photos will take shape over the coming months with a release due for the summer of 2013.