I signed up for Sofobomo and have been mulling over some concepts for the book I am going to produce. After taking a couple of drives I arrived at a subject that I have been wanting to explore more deeply for some time. The area of the Virgina Piedmont along Route 15 from Leesburg through Frederick M.D. up to Gettysburg, PA. This is at once, a beautiful, rural, pastoral, yet encroaching suburbia type of place. There are several towns along the way that hold good opportunity and I feel have a story to tell.
Since I will be shooting and producing the book in a month, it is important that the subject be accessible enough so that I can make many trips to shoot enough and go back enough to produce good work. this is my first blog on this kind of project. We'll see how it goes.
I plan to use blurb to produce the book layout and have the book available for on-demand printing.....
According to the rules and intent of Sofobomo, I have to do all photography, editing, writing, and layout for my book in one calendar month. Pre-planning is encourged. I am planning right now and will try for a May 15th start date.