The sacred character of the book is almost inseparable of Image professionals. Photographers often mention the Portfolio or « book » they use to present their work. The portfolio is more than just a collection of works/creations. When custom-made, it is a complete reflection of the author's soul. The making of a new portfolio has been a long process. Thouroughly thought-through, the result/product precisely/rigorously matches my expectations. Proportions and colors are more than esthetics. They encompass symbolic codes.
The three colors Blue, Red and White were evident choices/options while creating my book.
A symbol of good fortune in Ancient Egypt, Blue is linked to immortality and truth. But because of the difficulties to produce it, Blue has long been abandonned until Renaissance. It then gained prominence, bringing wealth and prosperity to Tuscany. Finally, blue symbolizes calm, wisdom and liberty. In Antiquity, red was considered the sole original color. (However) the appanage of Roman emperors or the Zhou dynasty in china, it symbolizes first and foremost life and all its many expressions :femininity, passion, desire, sensuality...Lastly, white stands for purity, fineness and innocence...
The talented Dijon-based Célia Casal provided an accurate and sensible interpretation of my project. She addressed the many material and technical issues of book-binding. After corresponding via email, we eventually met in Paris and discussed the last technical details.
The result is presented in images...