I am sitting in the world’s fasted Metro on my way back from London. I opened my exhibition, met with Simon Norfolk, the BBC, conversed with the photographers and book artists Rob Hornstra (of the Sochi Project) and Mishka Henner (of the Artists Books Cooperative).
It was a greatly inspiring week and my own Socotra book project took a great leap forward! In the conversation with all these great artists, I decided that I will not approach any publishing houses but instead will independent publish.
Big publishing houses all require financial investment by the artists of several 10’000 Euro which I simply do not have. In addition they demand to have final say regarding content and production of the book which I am not willing to accept.
I am currently exploring different options of independent and self-publishing. Nothing is decided yet, but stay tuned, I will have great news very soon!