Thursday, June 26, 2008

Steven Lee Goes P.O.D.

Steven V.L. Lee who produced the portrait collection entitled Malaysians with Haliza Hashim-Doyle, now has another book of his photography out, but this time he has decided to take the print-on-demand route using

He says that he is happy with the outcome and on his blog he talks about the experience :
The entire process is rather straightforward, with little or no experience needed in layout and design. There are many templates available in the design programme which is downloaded onto your computer. One thing to bear in mind, is that you will need a fairly fast computer with plenty of working memory as it tends to get sluggish as you add on the images to the pages.
Steven says he has been working on the series for the past 7-8 years. The book comprises 94 photographs in black and white of museum artefacts and architectural detail, and is simply stunning. (He showed me the photographs when he was last back in Malaysia.)

You can preview Museo here. And if you so wish, order it.

Talking about print-on-demand, one UK bookshop has now decided to embrace the new technology :
Blackwell's is to become the first high-street bookseller in the UK to offer print-on-demand books while customers wait. The innovation will be delivered by an "Espresso Book Machine" (EBM), which can print and bind any one of a million titles.
Coming to a bookshop near you soon, I really hope.


Anonymous said...

How can a pprofessional photographer use POD ? won't the color come out all wrong ? he hasn't seen the results yet I gather. I think he might end up disappointed, POD is not a substitute for a good sit-down chat with the printer.

bibliobibuli said...

erm ... black and white???

and yes he has seen the results. read the linked entry a bit more carefully.