Unlike the new shop in the image above that was getting ready to open its doors (snapped for a client last week) the 52 Suburbs Shop is an online, virtual affair.
I’m starting out small with just a few offerings – book, postcards, prints – but who knows where it could end up (beer coasters anyone?)
Just click on the SHOP tab in the navigation bar above to pre-order the book (if you live in Australia it’ll arrive on your doorstep early October) or, for immediate gratification, order some postcards.
I’m still setting up the facility to order prints – check back in a few days time if you’re interested or email me any time (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SPOILER ALERT: If you’ve ordered a book and you’d rather wait and be surprised, avert your gaze – I’m about to show you the front cover of the book…
Not easy to choose what should adorn the front cover. In the end I decided on something very simple – a single image that I don’t think I ever posted on the blog. I was photographing these beautiful threads woven around a tree in Delhi – a religious ritual – when a man gently stuck his head around to try and work out what the woman with the camera was doing.
It summed up one of the central ideas of my project – photographing things other people might never consider beautiful or worthy of a photograph.
Anyway, here’s the original image:
And here’s how it ended up as the cover of the book:
The print run isn’t huge so if you’re keen to secure your copy of the book with the man on the front wondering what on earth I’m doing, click on SHOP and order!