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 hadnâ€™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 Iâ€™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 â€“ yet still time consuming â€“ to place them into the finished layout within the selected book template.
Below is a selection of images from the book.