EDDIE EPHRAUMS | ENVISAGE BOOKS
There has never been a better or more exciting time to make photobooks.
Incredible advances in digital ink and inkjet print technology have turned the photographer's dream of making beautifully crafted, short-run or individual copies of books into an affordable reality. At the same time, traditional offset-litho printing still provides the opportunity to make exquisite longer run books. Whatever the technology, one thing hasn't changed: photobook making employs a range of skills beyond the everyday experience of being a photographer. For this reason, I offer a range of photobook services from professional book consultancy,
to photobook mentoring, to workshops.
I draw on 30 years experience of making photobooks, leading workshops,
being a photographer, mentor and fine-art printer
I make photobooks with individuals and organisations who want to create anything from a hand-crafted, one-off, inkjet printed book, to bespoke, short run, limited edition, digitally printed books, to the highest quality, longer print run, offset-litho books.
I also run a variety of photobook making and related workshops, including fine-art inkjet printing, as well as one-to-one portfolio and exhibition printing. As a monthly columnist for
B+W Photography I have a particular interest in fine-art b&w printing.
A PERSONAL APPROACH TO PHOTOBOOK MAKING
Over the years I've worked with both highly established and aspiring photographers alike, on a wide variety of books – including many award-winning publications. I believe in establishing a personal currency for each book. This is the value the photographer/author aims to get from making and sharing a book with their audience, as well as the profit that can be made from
selling their books and Collector's Edition books with prints.
Photobook making is a multi-disciplinary, challenging and exciting process, that will take any
photographer's work to the next level. So, where and how do we start?
HOW DO WE BEGIN… ?
The first step is to talk through your ideas. So, drop me an email, or give me a call, and we
can start to make your photobook a reality.
The introductory spread to Joseph Anthony's 'City to Wilderness Sri Lanka' book, printed as a first edition of 100 copies.
Here the first batch of books are being flattened in a nipping press. Photo © Eddie Ephraums