ON PRESS: Cover Stories 2; The Last Detour

Just finished with the cover — or at least as much as we can do at this point — since the orange cloth won’t be added until after we leave Hong Kong (you can see a mock up of the cover of the French edition in the top right-hand corner of the first photograph below).

Alex Webb, Hong Kong, 2011

So, we end as we began, with yet another detour.  We — and all of you — will have to wait another three to four weeks to see a photograph of the final cover, when the first bound copies of “The Suffering of Light” finally reach us back in Brooklyn.

Thanks for all your comments and questions and support during the birth of this most recent book. Rebecca and I are leaving you with one last quote below, which, of course, is about detours.—Alex Webb

“[One’s creative] work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence [one’s] heart first opened.” ––Albert Camus

Alex Webb, Self Portrait, Hong Kong, 2011

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4 Responses to “ON PRESS: Cover Stories 2; The Last Detour”

  1. John D.C. Masters Says:

    Bravo! Travel well. I’m looking forward to the new book. I like the Camus quote. It’s a good place for me to sit and think.

  2. Janet Taylor Says:

    Hi you two. I’ve been lurking quietly along with your journey here. Congrats on getting through it. I’ve spent a fair amount of time in printer’s client rooms, and just nursing a corporate brochure to life is enough to give one knots in the stomach. I can only imagine what it’s like to be enmeshed in such a massive, personal, and color critical work–and all in the slightly hallucinogenic blur of jet lag. Yikes.

    Well done both of you–I can’t _wait_ to see the finished product.

  3. Simon Mak Says:

    Alex & Rebecca,

    Thanks for giving us a preview of the new book at the workshop last night and you have some really stunning images ! It was amazing to see how complex some of those images are and how well they were all blend together inside that framing of your camera. The workshop was an mind-opening for me and given me brand new insight into how one should think and shoot. Really looking forward to your new book and thanks for having me for the workshop !


  4. francois Dagenais Says:

    I really have been enjoying every post in the last week. I love the video entry.
    The blog has been very inspiring, like a bowl of fresh air.
    Looking forward to the book.


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