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Victoria Cooper talking about photobooks @ Foto Frenzy

Victoria Cooper talking about photobooks @ Foto Frenzy

On the evening of May 21 Victoria + Doug  presented a talk and showing of their self-published photobooks and artists books. Entitled LOOKING GOOD IN PRINT: PHOTOBOOK, the talk connected participants with concepts and techniques on how to personalize and create photo-stories in the form of the bespoke self-published book.

Participants engaged in a lecture presentation that helped them to develop a broader understanding of what a photobook can be—extending them beyond just a collection of photos into a resolved personal narrative of high technical and aesthetic values.

The range of options for making photobooks was discussed and samples of hand-made, inkjet printed and hand-bound artists’ books, as well as print-on-demand books were available for viewing and handling.

The Intro Session included an overview of the following topics:

  • Simple and advanced forms and structures of books
  • The creative influence of artists books
  • The image, sequence and the narrative flow
  • Production and design issues for handmade/print-on-demand book
  • Computer processing of the book
  • Simple bindings for the handmade book





Unit 3/429 Old Cleveland Road, Camp Hill, QLD 4152.

Time + Date: 6.00 – 8.30pm, Tuesday May 21, 2013.

THE FEE: $ 75.

Bookings were made  through:


Cooper and Spowart photobooks



All  photographs + text © Doug Spowart 2013.

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  1. Hi Doug! Would love to be there if only it weren’t so far! All the best with this – good to see you get all that valuable research and experience out there!


    May 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    • Thanks James – I’ve been invited to chair a forum on ‘The Future of Photobooks in Australia’ at the HeadOn event later this month. And Peter Eastway’s ‘Better Photography’ mag is running a feature on photobooks from me in the WInter edition. Exciting times… Cheers Doug

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