D3@10 – A Photographic Journey

Posted on December 30, 2018

My Nikon D3 DSLR  was ten years old at the end of 2017.
At the start of 2018 I upgraded my camera and had the idea of creating a sort of visual history of the last ten years of my photographic journey.
With this in mind, I went through my entire archive of images taken with this camera and picked photographs that I like (not necessarily the most technically perfect images, some of which I hadn’t previously published/exhibited and some I have), edited them with fresh eyes and then compiled them in chronological order into a single volume book.
It took me a year to complete this project.

During this time I had no idea of how I would actually get this body of work published.
Researching a great deal of on-line publishing services, it quickly became clear to me that I’d have to pare down the amount of images I was wanting to include in this undertaking.
I knew I wanted it to be a single volume of work. I also knew I wanted the photographs to be presented on something a little better than plain paper. Both these choices restricted me in which services I could conceivably use.

After about eight months I had my selection down to around 400 photographs, which I then went through again and pared down even further until I had my final images selected.
After that, it was a simple matter – yet still time consuming – to place them into the finished layout within the selected book template.

Below is a selection of images from the book.

Cover

Keeping it simple – the front cover of the printed book.

Under the Stairs

Underneath an escalator, inside the Tate Modern. London, 2008

Forest Temple

Woodburn forest, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, 2009

Steps of the Weir

Pulteney Weir, Bath, England, 2010

Sea of Ink

Knockagh Monument, Northern Ireland , 2011

Love

Getting caught-up in Valentine’s Day, 2012

The Road Home

Big Water of Fleet Viaduct, Scotland, 2013

Big City Skyline

Gondola cable car, London, 2014

Dark Hedges - Green

Armoy, Northern Ireland, 2015

Wave

Djúpalónssandur, Iceland, 2016

Porthole

Scotland, 2017

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