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Launch of photography book

The pre-publication launch of Ian Macdonald-Smith's latest book ‘Watercolours in a Second' is offering Bermuda residents the opportunity to purchase the various editions of the upcoming book for a 20% discount before the international crowdfunding of the book.

‘Watercolours in a Second' is a book of 250 abstract photographs of water reflections, all taken at 1/250 of a second to create one second of exposure time. Taken over 25 years from 1987-2012, this book is a chronological journey through 22 countries starting and ending with Bermuda.

‘Watercolours in a Second' also introduces a new genre of art called Self-Expressionism; inviting viewers to share their subconscious and conscious interpretations of those forms and patterns in each photograph. The photographs are not manipulated, so each interpretation is valid.,

Quotes about art and creativity accompany each photograph in the book, from the ancient Greeks through to the present day; these provide perspectives about art from different ages and temperaments.

There are three premium editions, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each book comes with gilded pages, a cloth slipcase and an archival digital print: The Gold Edition, a 20” x 30” photograph , the Silver an 11” x 14” photograph and the Bronze Edition an 8” x 10” photograph. The Silver and Bronze Editions have been designed with a pocket at the back of the book to store the photograph, if so desired.

Mr Macdonald Smith said: “I chose to sell the pre-publication Gold, Silver and Bronze Edition books with the respective photographs for less than I would ordinarily sell an individual photograph.”

He added: “I also want to give Bermudians the first opportunity to buy the book. This is where I started my art and launching a new genre unique to photography is special. I am passionate about the series and while I'm not the only photographer to capture water reflections, the way I have pursued the series and then presented it is original. I hope that more people explore and capture water reflections – they are fascinating and are happening constantly.

“Photograph lends itself so well to Self-Expressionism and I'm sure it will become an ever expanding genre with clever ideas and series enhancing the way we all perceive objects.”

Link to the 250 photographs: https://imacsmith.smugmug.com/Books/WATERCOLOURS-IN-A-SECOND/

Size: 370mm x 297mm (14.5” x 11.7”)

286 pages

Publication date: November 15th.

Gold Edition

Edition: 250

Cloth hardcover with slipcase

Gold foil blocking with an embossed, edition specific image on cover Gold gilt edges.

One 20” x 30” archival print available for each photograph in the book.

Pre-publication price: $1,000

Publication price: $1,250

Silver Edition

Edition: 500

Cloth hardcover with slipcase

Silver foil blocking with an embossed edition specific image on cover

Silver gilt edges

Two 11” x 14” archival prints available for each photograph in the book

Pre-publication price: $500

Publication price: $625

Bronze Edition

Edition: 1,000

Cloth hardcover with slipcase

Bronze foil blocking with an embossed, edition specific image on cover

Bronze gilt edges

Four 8” x 10” archival prints available for each photograph in the book

Pre-publication price: $250

Publication price: $325

First Edition

Hardbound with dust jacket

Pre-publication price: $100

Publication price: $125

Press release from Ian Macdonald-Smith

Animal Farm, a photograph by Ian Macdonald-Smith (Photograph supplied)

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Published June 14, 2019 at 1:10 pm (Updated June 14, 2019 at 1:10 pm)

Launch of photography book

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