Fotografia Europea Festival
Senza meta. Il libro come pensiero fotografico.
Ziellos. Das Buch als fotografischer Gedanke - Fotobuchausstellung
Festival 2-4 may, exhibitions up to 15 june
at Assessorato Cultura e Università
Piazza Casotti 1 - 42121 Reggio Emilia / Italia
So yesterday was the big day! Printing day! Early in the morning Paul Bowler, graphic designer of GLORY DAYS and myself, drove to Altenburg to get GLORY DAYS printed at DZA. Carsten Humme, who did color correction, came with us. GLADLY!
After 90 minutes of trying to figure out how to get the print into the same color schemes like the proofs, we had to realise, there must be a big problem with the PDF … This was followed by a half hour crises ….. something was really wrong and for a short time it seemed like GLORY DAYS would be over and get more a Night of Terror. So the printing session was canceled for yesterday. And I lived through my worst nightmares. Without a lot of extra costs it seemed like it couldn’t be done. And if it could, not till the Inernational Book fair at 13th of march….
Next thing I remember - Joining the forces to rescue GLORY DAYS . Because the damage was done a little bit by everybody who was involved, 6 people decided to make GLORY DAYS happen nevertheless! It is my most exciting memory of yesterday. In the eye of the storm of failure, we stood together and by everybody helping and giving a bit into the project we are able start over again and print GLORY DAYS next monday for real!So THANK YOU so much DZA, Carsten Humme and Paul Bowler for standing behind the project! You made a catastrophy into a beautiful moment for the project.
And if everything goes fine next time we are still in the plan to get GLORY DAYS published in middle of march!
… Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t turn out – take another shot.
- so old, but so true and always worth to remember the photography philosophy
Since last friday everything is getting so real for GLORY DAYS. I spent the weekend with Carsten Humme from humme.com and the color correction of the pictures. It was exhausting but also so exciting to get the pictures to a totally new level. And everything will get so colorfull and crispy!
So much to the good part. But then …. yesterday - That was one long day of pdf writing - and failing - try-and-error-uploading sessions at three different places and finally after 12 annoying hours we were getting it done in 50 minutes! Crazy world! But now everything is at the printers and we’ll have to wait for the thumb up or down to print on monday.
So till then PRESS YOUR THUMBS or fingers crossed for GLORY DAYS!!!