Well, the day has finally arrived. We're ready to do a pre-sale of our book!! Along with the book alone, we're each selling two prints + book for a limited time. These are 6x9 inch images on 8.5x11 inch Velvet Fine Art Paper, in editions of 12. Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. We're both very excited about this! My friend Kristianne has put in many hours of work, curating and designing this book. She has done most of the work and I can't thank her enough. She's done a stellar job!
A little back story on how all this came about...several years ago, while I was still living in Cayman, I began to stalk a certain California photographers blog. Each image she would share seemed to be better than the next. Her photographs have a nostalgic, California surfer feel to them. You can almost feel the salt water splash onto your toes and hear the roar of the waves or feel the wind on your face when looking at her images. I was smitten by them and still am. I can't remember exactly how we began corresponding, I'm sure it went something like, I kept emailing her begging her to be my friend. :-) Something like that. And low and behold...it worked!! I'm proud and very lucky to now call her a dear, dear friend, which is a little weird if you think about it, because we've STILL never met in person!!! But we will...eventually.
After awhile we noticed that we shot very similar images of our boys. They were out in the world enjoying nature, living the quintessential boys life, albeit one in cricks and woods and the other in the Pacific surf. The were living very parallel lives, they just happened to be at opposite ends of the country. That's when the book idea was hatched. It's been a dream come true collaborating on this book with Kristianne and I hope to do many more collaborations in the future!
Because we both think nature plays such a vital role in the healthy development of children, we've each chosen a great charity to give a portion of the proceeds of the sale of this book. I've picked The Sierra Club and Kristianne has chosen Oceana
And without further ado, you can view and purchase the book HERE
A sample of images from said book