HUCK PHOTO WORKSHOPS | Independent Publishing: How To Put Out Your Own Photobook with Palm* Studios + If You Leave
In the disposable world of online imagery, photobooks are still the holy grail for photographers from all disciplines. But what does it take to turn your personal project into something you can hold in your hands?
In this practical and intimate workshop, photographers-turned-indie publishers Lola Paprocka, Pani Paul and Laurence Von Thomas will come together to break down the dark art of print publishing, share the lessons they’ve picked up by doing everything themselves, and help you bring the project you’ve been grappling with out into the light.Get the lowdown on:
- Printing: Get to know your options and the pros and cons of offset vs. digital.
- Editing: How do you whittle down thousands of frames into one cohesive project?
- Format: How will your book look and feel? Paper stock, format, binding and cover options.
- Design: Inspiration and guidance on layout ideas.
- Publishing: Pros and cons of self publishing vs. registering as a publisher with ISBN numbers.
- Copyright and text: How will you explain your project in an intro?
- Social media and PR: Once the book is out there – the hard work begins!
- Exhibitions: Book launches and exhibitions are more than just parties. How do you make them happen?
- Funding: Crowdfunding, small budgets, working with partners – how does it all work?
- Sales and distribution: Admin stuff that may sound boring – but really, really matters.
Lola Paprocka is a London-based photographer, curator, independent publisher and art director. Originally from Poland she moved to London 13 years ago. She mainly works with medium format and occasionally 35mm. She is a founder of Palm* Studios, a platform that promotes photographers, produces exhibitions and has its own publishing house called Palm*. Lola’s inspirations come mainly from brutalist architecture and portraiture, as captured in her latest photobook, Blokovi, which drops anchor in post-Soviet Belgrade. Lola has exhibited globally in various group shows and photography festivals as well as curated the Independent Photography Festival in London and many book launches and solo exhibitions.
Pani Paul is an Australian photographer living and working in London. He predominately shoots on medium format cameras. His commercial and personal work focuses on portraiture and fashion. He’s worked for i-D, Nike, Dazed and Confused, Hero and many more. He is a publisher at Palm Studios. Pani took part in various group shows around Europe, Australia and had his first solo show as a part of IPF festival in November 2015 to celebrate the launch of his first photobook, Mile End.
Laurence Von Thomas is the founder of If You Leave, a photography blog and print publication that champions independent photographers working at all levels across all disciplines – from fine art and staged portraiture to street photography and observed documentary. IYL’s open-submission competitions – which culminate in print publications and exhibitions – have become a platform for emerging talent and a go-to place for photography fans looking for the next big thing. He also runs Arthur-Frank, a small publishing house that focuses on ‘screen-to-print’, bringing projects born on the internet to life in physical form.
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