Tuesday, June 09, 2009
The Book Is Finished - SoFoBoMo
My SoFoBoMo book didn't turn out the way I expected. First of all I was planning to use the Holga lens on the digital camera. Secondly, it was going to be in color. Thirdly, I was really thinking about photographing in downtown Houston. Instead, the images were made using the digital camera but with a regular lens. Instead, it is in black and white. And finally it is of a neighborhood. That is the funny thing about the creative process. If you just show up with your tools, ready to go, your muse will take you places.
I started on May 13 and finished on June 9, well within the 31 day limit. Between the time I signed up back in March and the finish line, I learned a lot. Back when I signed up I questioned whether I could do it or not but as time went on I was determined to finish something. Back when I signed up I thought I would do a Blurb book at the same time that I was doing the PDF book but I found that was beyond what I could do with all the other things going on in my life. Back when I signed up I thought I needed to lay out all the pieces before I started but I found that as I opened one door and then another good ideas came to me. I wanted to create a perfect book instead I made a book where I keep finding things to improve but I stopped yesterday and said this is good enough for today.
I prefer seeing Eastwood Today on Issuu because some of the pages were designed to be two-page spreads and you don't see them that way on the SoFoBoMo site. Please go take a look at my book.
You can see it on Issuu here.
You can see it along with all the other books that have been completed on the official SoFoBoMo site here.