EDDIE EPHRAUMS | ENVISAGE BOOKS
& ENVISAGE FINE-ART PRINTING
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 making services from professional book consultancy, to photobook mentoring,
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 with Collector's Edition prints.
I also run a variety of one-to-one and group photography and photobook making workshops, as well as offering a Curated Printing fine-art inkjet printing service, for portfolios and exhibitions. 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 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.
HOW DO WE BEGIN… ?
The first step I would always suggest is to talk through your ideas. So, drop me an email, or give me a call, and we can start to make your photobook or exhibition a reality.
'Remembering Elephants', the first in Margot Raggett's Remembering Wildlife series. To date the books have raised over £600,000 for conservation projects.
Lisa Mardell's 'Cavalo' was produced as an edition of 150 copies. Of these, 50 were boxed Collector's Edition copies, with a choice of giclee prints.
The foreword to Lisa Mardell's 'Cavalo'. The book was printed on Omnia paper using an HP Indigo digital-ink press – perfect for short-run books.
One of several full-bleed spreads in Lisa Mardell's 'Cavalo'. The book lies completely flat thanks to each sheet being individually creased next to the central gutter.
'Cavalo' contains a mix of colour and monochrome images. To avoid any colour casts, all the images were processed to the book printer's specific profile-settings.
A foldout book like this can be made with a home printer. To learn how, visit the Workshops page.
'Sri Lanka' is one in a series of 'City to Wilderness' books by Joe Anthony.